Can “Quiet Quitters” Be Fired? Yes, But Be Careful!

by Marc Lamber

People are fighting back against going the extra mile; instead, doing only the bare minimum at work. This is “quiet quitting.” Seventy-nine percent of American workers are burned out, compared to just 9% who are thriving and engaged, according to Gallup. Employees who are not engaged perform 33% lower than their engaged counterparts.  Employers know who the quiet quitters … [More]

New Office Enhances Embark Behavioral Health’s Mission 

by Mike Hunter

Embark Behavioral Health, a leading network of mental health treatment programs for youths and their families, recently moved its support office to a 24,000-square-foot office space in Chandler. The company hired interior architecture firm PHX Design One to implement the vision it had for the office: a colorful space that mimics the warm welcome Embark’s dozens of treatment … [More]

Warehouse Hub for Local e-Commerce Merchants

by Mike Hunter

Portal Warehousing recently opened a month-to-month flex-warehouse and logistics space for small business, e-commerce and industrial merchants/tenants in Tempe. It is the only offering of its kind in Phoenix that caters to emerging e-commerce sellers. This 35,000-square-foot facility has 36 units, ranging in size from 50 square feet to 1,500 square feet to accommodate a variety … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – October Standouts

  Achievements MJ Insurance Recognized for Exceptional Employee Health Policies Soleo Health Shines at Stevie Business Awards Tri Pointe Homes Wins at PCBC Awards 2 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ Philanthropy Salad and Go Doubles Down Against Food Insecurity  Wilde Wealth Management Supports Local Scholarship  … [More]

MJ Insurance Recognized for Exceptional Employee Health Policies

MJ Insurance, a leading risk management and employee benefits agency for more than 50 years, was recognized recently by the Healthy Arizona Worksite Program as achieving the Gold level of excellence in worksite wellness.   … [More]

Soleo Health Shines at Stevie Business Awards

The Arizona branch of Soleo Health, an innovative leader and national provider of complex specialty pharmacy services, recently saw two of its clinicians honored with the Gold Stevie® Award in the 20th Annual American Business Awards® — Denice Dowless, RN, BSN, CRN, and Tim Holloway, RN — while the company itself earned two gold and a silver.   Soleo Health earned Gold … [More]

Tri Pointe Homes Wins at PCBC Awards

Tri Pointe Homes®, a recognized leader serving the Phoenix market for more than 30 years under the name Maracay®, won four awards at PCBC’s 59th Annual Gold Nugget Awards, one of the largest and most distinguished competition of its kind in the nation. The awards spanned more than 50 categories with top honors selected by a panel of industry experts. Joining some of the … [More]

2 Coppersmith Brockelman Attorneys Named ‘Lawyer of the Year’

The latest Best Lawyers® named Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys Roopali Desai and Andy Gordon “Lawyer of the Year” in Civil Rights Law and Antitrust Law, respectively. Overall, the business law firm in Phoenix saw 17 of its 21 attorneys recognized for exceptional work in 19 categories. … [More]

Salad and Go Doubles Down Against Food Insecurity 

In honor of Hunger Action Day, Arizona-born brand Salad and Go donated 8,600 pounds of fresh romaine, carrots and sweet potatoes to the United Food Bank, partner of Feeding America. In addition to this specific Hunger Action Day initiative, Salad and Go will be donating nearly 4,000 fresh salads to various partners across Arizona as part of a weekly initiative the brand has … [More]

Wilde Wealth Management Supports Local Scholarship 

Wilde Wealth Management Group, an award-winning financial services firm, recently donated $85,000 to Arizona Tuition Connection to support its scholarship fund to help low-income students to attend Notre Dame Preparatory Academy. Beyond the scholarship, Wilde for Arizona has supported dozens of Arizona organizations through volunteerism, sponsorship and fundraising. … [More]

Suntec’s Philanthropy Benefits Community – and Employees

by RaeAnne Marsh

Suntec Concrete and its employees have been doing their part since 2008 to help vital members of the community: teachers. Again this year, Suntec, the largest commercial concrete contractor in the Southwest, delivered care packages to nearly 100 teachers across Arizona, Utah and Colorado as part of its Teacher Appreciation program. Suntec adds a special touch to this … [More]

Baskin-Robbins Targets Phoenix for Expansion

by Grant Benson

Baskin-Robbins has remained an American staple for decades and has been recognized as the country’s most popular dining chain across the industry. To maintain its top spot in the quick service restaurants (QSR) segment, the brand recently went through a full rebrand that included new, reimagined flavors, logos, packaging, uniforms, merch and marketing that accompanied its … [More]

Workers Looking for More Money or New Job This Year

by Travis Laird

Labor data shows hiring remains strong in Phoenix. With 11.3 million job openings in May, workers are leveraging the robust job market and continued talent shortage to their advantage. Workers continue quitting in search for better pay, better career opportunities and remote work options. Our recent survey of more than 2,400 U.S. workers shows 4 in 10 (41%) workers are … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – September Standouts

  Achievements Local Inc. 5000 Honorees Philanthropy Larry H. Miller Dealerships Holds ‘Food Fuels Learning’ Campaign Lerner & Rowe’s School Backpack Giveaway Helps Disadvantaged Children … [More]

Local Inc. 5000 Honorees 

The recently released 2022 Inc. 5000 included several businesses in our community. Among those named in this most prestigious annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America are: 72SOLD — at No. 260 overall, recognized as the Inc. 5000 No. 1 fastest-growing real estate firm in Arizona, and among the top 10 fastest-growing real estate firms in … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Holds ‘Food Fuels Learning’ Campaign

Larry H. Miller Dealerships, continuing to give back to their local communities even after being acquired by Asbury Automotive Group, held their second-annual, month-long “Food Fuels Learning” campaign last month to support the afterschool and weekend food programs at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Tucson. … [More]

Lerner & Rowe’s School Backpack Giveaway Helps Disadvantaged Children

Lerner & Rowe Injury Attorneys helped 1000 disadvantaged school-aged children in Metro Phoenix get a good start on their school year with its giveaway this past July of backpacks filled with school supplies. … [More]

Virtual Assistants Are Changing the Remote Worker Landscape 

by Randall Averitte

As more companies move away from physical workplaces to embrace hybrid to fully remote structures, the demand for virtual assistance is increasingly on the rise. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2025, 50% of knowledge workers will be employing virtual assistants on a daily basis. Virtual assistants are independent contractors who offer a vast number of services to … [More]

Fennemore Continues Its Western Expansion 

by James Goodnow

Fennemore is continuing its strategic Western expansion, combining with the San Francisco Bay Area’s Wendel Rosen LLP. The tie-up puts Fennemore on track to crack the Am Law 200 list, a ranking of the 200 top-grossing U.S. law firms, in 2022. The combination, which became effective July 1, will create a firm with approximately $140 million in annualized gross revenue.  In … [More]

Two New Restaurants Coming to Downtown Mesa as the City’s Revitalization Continues 

by Mike Hunter

As Arizona’s third-largest city, Mesa is known for its charm, diversity and affordable high standard of living. Downtown Mesa has experienced a renaissance with the introduction of light rail service, redevelopment of its historic core, and the new Arizona State University Campus at Mesa City Center.  Located within a federal qualified opportunity zone, Downtown Mesa has … [More]

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