Rebranding Is a Journey

Arizona Helping Hands is now The Foster Alliance – same organization, same mission

by Maureen Noe

Arizona Helping Hands, now The Foster Alliance (TFA), celebrated its 25th anniversary with a comprehensive rebrand on October 23rd, 2023. Commemorating a refined focus on supporting the foster community while maintaining the same unwavering mission, this new identity better represents the organization's values and commitment. The rebrand isn't just a superficial makeover; it's … [More]

Four Peaks Brewing Collaboration with Golf Apparel Brand Bad Birdie

by Jeremy Bolian

Tempe-based craft brewery Four Peaks Brewing and Scottsdale-based golf apparel brand Bad Birdie teamed up to launch a limited-edition collection featuring Bad Birdie Juicy Golden Ale. The collaboration blends craft beer and golf culture, creating a unique and accessible experience for enthusiasts. Arizona is a mecca for golf in the U.S. — rated as one of the country’s top … [More]

Arizona Is a Magnet State for Domestic Migration

by Maria Gatea

Relocating to a neighboring town for an extra bedroom doesn’t seem to cut it anymore for many Americans. Whether seeking better jobs, friendlier housing markets or more bang for the buck in general, an increasing number of people are taking the longer route to their new homes. Interstate moving is, in fact, at an all-time high, with a record-breaking 8.2 million Americans … [More]

Looking Good 2024 – March Standouts

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy

Achievements Accepted to Forbes Coaches Council AvAir Receives International Aviation Award DAS Technology Earns Prestigious Recognition 5 Stars for Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass Philanthropy Plexus Worldwide Combats Food Insecurity Over Easy Donation Helps #LovePup Foundation … [More]

Over Easy Donation Helps #LovePup Foundation

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based breakfast concept Over Easy raised $12,697 for the #LovePup Foundation through a year-long fundraising effort that concluded in December 2023, donating to the foundation $1 for every seasonal dish purchased throughout 2023. The funds raised by Over Easy will be allocated to furthering #LovePup’s mission of helping homeless dogs in the area find their forever … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Combats Food Insecurity

by Mike Hunter

Plexus Worldwide, a leading health and wellness company, achieved the milestone of 40 million meals donated to families experiencing food insecurity through its Nourish One® initiative by the start of this year. This partnership with Feeding America® and global partner, Mary’s Meals, has assisted the delivery of meals to affiliated food banks since 2018 through the purchase of … [More]

5 Stars for Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass

by Mike Hunter

Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass earned the 2024 Travel Guide Five Star award for KAI, Aji Spa and the resort; they are showcased with other honorees in Forbes Travel Guide, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas. KAI has maintained the Five Star accolade for 16 years and is still the only restaurant in Arizona with this distinction. Sheraton … [More]

DAS Technology Earns Prestigious Recognition

by Mike Hunter

DAS Technology, automotive’s leading consumer engagement technology company, capped 2023 with a 120% year-over-year increase in dealer and OEM subscription growth. Along with making Inc. magazine’s 2023 Power Partner list, DAS earned six prestigious Dealers’ Choice Awards, including the top award in two lead-generation categories, making DAS the most-awarded automotive dealer … [More]

AvAir Receives International Aviation Award

by Mike Hunter

For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Chandler-based AvAir, an inventory solutions provider for the aviation aftermarket, was awarded the No. 1 position on Airline Economics’ Aviation 100 “Parts Supplier of the Year” award, recognizing the company as a top leader in the industry with an impeccable reputation. … [More]

Accepted to Forbes Coaches Council 

by Mike Hunter

Dr. Joel P. Martin, president of Triad West Inc. and founder of the Positively Powerful Programs, has been accepted into the Forbes Coaches Council, an invitation-only community for leading business and career coaches. Dr. Martin was selected by a review committee based on the depth and diversity of her expertise. … [More]

Turning Waste into Wealth: Phoenix’s Bold Leap into Sustainable Energy Innovation

by Jon Ellis

In March 2023, I was honored to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for two renewable natural gas facilities in the Greater Phoenix area, marking the growth of sustainability in the Valley of the Sun. This milestone, achieved in collaboration with Avolta Development, a renewable natural gas developer, and the Butterfield and Milky Way dairies, is a testament to the power of … [More]

Updating Physical Security Measures for 2024

by Bill Herzog

The importance of physical security remains crucial for businesses as we begin a new year. Businesses must be vigilant and, more importantly, proactive in safeguarding the most valuable assets they have: the people they employ. Here are three key areas businesses must consider when looking over their security areas to start the year: Access Control — Access control devices are … [More]

Expansion Validates Vet Clinic’s Focused Approach 

by Mike Hunter

Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit was founded in 2016 by Dr. Kelly Patriquin, DVM, and Douglas Patriquin, who sought to establish a veterinary clinic that could serve more pets in need of surgical care. The recent opening of its fourth location in the Phoenix metropolitan area — and sixth in the state — validates the business model; since its inception, the clinic has performed more … [More]

Looking Good 2024 – February Standouts

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy

Achievements Suntec Hits 40 Year Milestone as an Inc. ‘Best in Business’ Meritage Homes Fights Homelessness JE Dunn Celebrates Its Centennial Philanthropy First Grants Awarded by MJ Insurance’s Nonprofit Arm Intel Arizona Benefits Community … [More]

Intel Arizona Benefits Community

by Mike Hunter

The virtual holiday drive conducted by Intel Corporation, Arizona’s largest technology developer and manufacturer, concluded with donations contributed to five Valley nonprofits: About Care, Child Crisis Arizona, New Pathways for Youth, Justa Center, and Sunshine Acres. In alignment with Intel Arizona’s commitment to community, the virtual holiday drive centered on fostering a … [More]

First Grants Awarded by MJ Insurance’s Nonprofit Arm

by Mike Hunter

MJ Insurance Charitable Foundation has awarded three $10,000 grants to nonprofits in the Indianapolis, Phoenix and Denver communities, marking the first grant cycle for the foundation. The MJ Foundation is the nonprofit arm of leading commercial and personal insurance, risk management, retirement and employee benefits consulting agency MJ Insurance.  The local organizations … [More]

JE Dunn Celebrates Its Centennial 

by Mike Hunter

JE Dunn Construction, the eighth-largest domestic general building contractor in the United States, is celebrating its 100th anniversary in its 26 offices nationwide throughout 2024. Local employees are engaging in a year-long campaign that recognizes its legacy and demonstrates gratitude for its employees, local and national clients, and partners while looking forward to its … [More]

Meritage Homes Fights Homelessness

by Mike Hunter

The Arizona Housing Fund, a private-sector philanthropic initiative created to address Arizona’s growing homelessness epidemic, named Meritage Homes its 2023 partner of the year. Matching its homebuyers’ donations dollar for dollar, Scottsdale-based Meritage Homes, the fifth largest homebuilder in the United States, has donated a total of nearly $200,000 to the Arizona Housing … [More]

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