Keeping Up the Momentum amid a Pandemic

by Leah Johnston

The NB Pure team has been busy over the last year. The brand got a packaging makeover, launched a new supplement, Zinc Up, and brought forth a new product, Daily Multi-Fiber. All of this achieved during a global pandemic while business slowed around the world. How did the company accomplish all this? By staying nimble, communicating and using the moment to its … [More]

New Hard Seltzer Is Branded ‘Personality in a Can’

by Mike Hunter

Local beverage industry veterans Sheldon Wiley and Eric Burdick recently launched a new “hard seltzer sensation” exclusively in Phoenix. Engagingly named Becky and sporting a tagline of “personality juice,” it is currently available in four flavors: pink lemonade, passion fruit, mango and tropical cherry. It is sold at select retailers Total Wine, BevMo and AJ’s Fine Foods and … [More]

Why Phoenix Is the Perfect Market for Expansion 

by James Kerr

When evaluating new markets throughout the U.S. for our company’s expansion, we look at a number of factors that include population demographics, physical environment and socio-economic data. For Boss Security Screens, these are important elements as they help determine if there is a need and a willingness of the population to buy our security screens and doors.  The purpose … [More]

Guides & Resources – June 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – June Standouts

  Achievements Jennifer Adler Wins Stevie Award for Entrepreneur of the Year Coppersmith Brockelman in 2021 ‘Chambers USA’ Best in Nation Rankings Ballard Spahr in 2021 ‘Chambers USA’ Best in Nation Rankings … [More]

Partnership Gives The Alkaline Water Company Significant Distribution Gains

by Ricky Wright

Scottsdale-based The Alkaline Water Company, the creator of Alkaline88TM, has entered into its first major agreement with a Direct Store Distributor (DSD). After eight years of growing the brand in the grocery channel and becoming the No. 1-selling bulk alkaline water in the country, management has chosen to enter into a long-term agreement with local distributor Hensley … [More]

Pita Jungle Spirit in Mexican Ghost Kitchen

by Mike Hunter

Pita Jungle has taken its healthy Mediterranean concept and moved to a new continent with A Su Salud — “to your health” — a Mexican food ghost kitchen. Piloting its concept at its Tempe location, Pita Jungle launched A Su Salud in March, offering delivery through its third-party delivery partners as well as pick-up service. “Mexican cuisine offers a palette of vibrant and … [More]

Design’s New Direction Post-Pandemic

by Mike Hunter

The year 2020 was a tough one for most industries. Phoenix-based Ideation Design Group felt the brunt of the pandemic's crushing losses to restaurants, hospitality brands and the airport industry on a multi-faceted level. Fast forward to 2021, and things are looking up for the renowned design firm that successfully navigated a pivot by expanding into new industries and focusing … [More]

Guides & Resources – May 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – May Standouts

  Achievements Fired Pie Is Only AZ Restaurant to Make ‘Hottest’ List Handwrytten Named a ‘Most Innovative Company’ Philanthropy PROShred Arizona Event Benefits Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue Larry H. Miller Dealerships Deliver Carfuls of Comfort for AZ Foster Children … [More]

Remote Recruiting and Hiring Can Further DEI

by Shannon Hogue

Last year, companies that would typically hire software engineers from geographical bubbles (i.e., select colleges and within Silicon Valley) began embracing the idea of tapping into a talent pipeline of remote workers. As more organizations consider making the shift to remote work permanent, engineering management teams are incorporating remote developer hiring as a core … [More]

Return to Work Safely; YellowBird Guides the Way

by Michael Zalle

Arizona companies preparing to reopen are under pressure to ensure the safety of employees, customers and vendors. Guidelines can be confusing, ever-changing and complex. A local Phoenix organization, goYellowBird.com offers experts on-demand to provide advice, guidance and best practices from highly qualified, industry-specific safety professionals. The Phoenix startup … [More]

Fit for Moving

by Mike Hunter

A moving company with a personal trainer on staff? Seems an almost intuitively obvious fit, but Muscular Moving Men & Storage believes it is the only moving company in the world with a staff personal trainer.  Owners Justin Hodge and Josh Jurhill selected personal trainer Lex Hollenbeck to start 2021 off on the right foot for staff and partners of Muscular Moving Men … [More]

Guides & Resources – April 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – April Standouts

  Achievements Ballard Spahr Earns Perfect Score in 2021 Corporate Equality Index Ware Malcomb Phoenix Project WINS IIDA SW Pride Award SweetLeaf Is honored for New Product Line Philanthropy AAA Cooling Specialists Donates AC Unit to Food/Clothing Bank … [More]

Pandemic Propels Worldwide Jet’s Efforts for a Safer Future

by Sue Kern-Fleischer 

Phoenix-based Worldwide Jet boasts a fleet of 12 jets providing premier charter flights to more than 500 destinations around the world. Early into the pandemic, the global aviation firm recognized it was imperative to lead the way in providing the safest work environment for its employees, and the safest way to travel for its clients.  In January 2020, Worldwide Jet began … [More]

Wildflower Innovates to Launch Asian-Inspired Ghost Kitchen

by Louis Basile

As the pandemic has prompted more people to order delivery and takeout so they can dine in the comfort and safety of their own homes, there has been a rise in ghost kitchens across the nation. A ghost (or virtual) kitchen is a restaurant model that offers off-premise food sales without a traditional dine-in space. As the owner of Wildflower, a 25-year-old beloved Arizona brand, … [More]

Longer Work Hours: Market-based Societies or Subsistence-based Societies?

by Mike Hunter

Men in market-based societies work more hours while women mostly work the same hours on average regardless of the type of society, according to a recent study by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Rahul Bhui.  The researchers found that within and across societies, men whose work was largely commercial tended to work more hours. Men engaged in noncommercial labor worked on … [More]

Guides & Resources – March 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Camelot Homes Wins Coveted Housing Quality Award

Judges for the 2021 National Housing Quality Award® (NHQA), sponsored by Pro Builder magazine, named Camelot Homes the winner of a Bronze Award for the company’s commitment to the highest level of operational excellence and quality in the housing industry. Camelot is one of only four honorees this year and is the only Arizona-based company to be named to the list. For the … [More]

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