Looking Good 2021 – September Standouts

  Achievements Trevor Wilde Accepted into Forbes Finance Council ZorroSign Keeps On Winning Phoenix Children’s One of ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ Philanthropy Gust Rosenfeld Gives 100 to Soldier’s Best Friend … [More]

MCCCD’s Free Education Concierge Service – Highnoon among Employers Opting In

by Mike Hunter

Statistics show that 93% of employees say using their employer’s tuition assistance program helped them develop the skills they needed to grow within their company, yet only 10% of employees utilize tuition assistance from their employer if it is offered. Many factors impact this underutilization, but for many it is lack of understanding of funding opportunities through … [More]

AVANA Companies Stepping In to Stand Out in FinTech 

by Sundip Patel

AVANA Capital’s recently launched LendThrive™ is a next-generation lending platform designed to help small businesses thrive while stimulating local economies. It is aimed at underserved companies in industries such as hospitality and renewable energy that are often overlooked by financial markets. We see industries like hospitality poised for a post-pandemic comeback, and … [More]

Infinity Sun Moves to Scottsdale to Enable Expansion 

by Mike Hunter

Infinity Sun, known for its airbrush tanning systems, sunless tanning solutions and celebrity clientele, as well as being a leader in the beauty industry since 2005, has relocated to the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale, Ariz., to continue its product expansion through the formation of Sunless Labs & CO., a new contract manufacturing company that creates private-label and … [More]

Trevor Wilde Accepted into Forbes Finance Council 

Award-winning Wilde Wealth Management Group recently gained another honor when its CEO, Trevor Wilde, MBA, AIF®, was accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth … [More]

ZorroSign Keeps On Winning 

ZorroSign, Inc., a leader in digital signature technology, recently won two 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards: one for Blockchain (very small company 11 to 100 employees), and one for Authentication & Identity (very small company). Fortress awards represent a global community of cyber security experts, technology developers and governments taking proactive steps to thwart … [More]

Phoenix Children’s One of ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ 

For the fifth time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital earned national rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” in 10 out of 10 ranked specialties. The health system is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and one of only 22 children’s hospitals in the United States to rank in every … [More]

Gust Rosenfeld Gives 100 to Soldier’s Best Friend

Continuing its celebration of its100th anniversary, full-service law firm Gust Rosenfeld donated 120 backpacks, 102 collapsible bowls, 100 bags of treats and 100 collars to Soldier’s Best Friend. SBF provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are … [More]

Maintenance Tips for a Well-Running Business Fleet

by Matt Farnham

Preventive fleet maintenance will save a business time and money. Small businesses running well-maintained fleets save fuel and deal with fewer breakdowns. However, small-business owners still come up short when it comes to fleet maintenance. As a mobile mechanic, I have worked with a number of fleet managers to ensure their fleet vehicles are running their best. Here are a few … [More]

Restaurant Industry Faces Hiring Crisis and Extreme Rise in Food Costs 

by Doug Doyle

It has been a trying year for the restaurant industry and, throughout the pandemic, restaurants across the nation as well as many local restaurants, including Arizona-based fast-casual pizzeria Fired Pie, had to temporarily close some of their stores in Downtown Phoenix and quickly adapt to the unexpected challenges that COVID-19 presented. As things finally start to turnaround … [More]

Customers Turn the Tables on Service

by Cameron Selogie

It’s no secret that the pandemic has caused a massive employee shortage in the hospitality industry. My wife, Cindy, and I have owned Il Vinaio in downtown Mesa for 12 years and, while we have been through our share of challenges, the recent lack of qualified workers has been one of the hardest to overcome. We’ve spent nearly $1,500 in advertisements looking for workers and … [More]

DYPER Composting Diverts from Landfills

by Mike Hunter

Eco-friendly diaper delivery service DYPER has launched a unique new service in Phoenix to make parents’ lives easier while offering a sustainable diapering option. DYPER provides a convenient monthly diaper delivery via a recurring subscription, and the brand is now offering parents a simple way to divert diapers from landfills by having dirty diapers picked up to be … [More]

How Tech Companies Improve Sourcing New Talent

by Portia Kibble-Smith

Contrary to popular belief, there is not a talent crunch in the tech industry. Rather, the real issue lies in how tech companies are sourcing and selecting technical talent. As a new group of graduates enters the workforce, companies should think outside the “normal” recruitment lifecycle box. One of those ways is to recruit outside of traditional campus talent … [More]

Sundt Ranked among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors

Tempe-headquartered Sundt Construction, Inc. ranked No. 58 on Engineering News Record’s (ENR) 2021 Top 400 Contractors list. ENR, the construction industry’s principal trade publication, generates its list of Top 400 Contractors based on the prior year’s construction revenue. Employee-owned Sundt has consistently placed within the top 100 on the list for the past decade. … [More]

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Honored for Worksite Wellness 

Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services, an innovative leader in behavioral health, was recognized by the Healthy Arizona Worksites Program with its Platinum award for making efforts to positively affect the health and well-being of employees, their families and the community by implementing comprehensive worksite wellness strategies. … [More]

Accounting & Finance Professionals Provides Diapers to Local Families in Need

Nationally, one in three families cannot afford diapers. Phoenix-based Accounting & Finance Professionals is hoping to change that statistic through its partnership with the Diaper Bank of Central Arizona to help local families get the diapers they need for their children, which it launched with a $2,500 donation. Disposable diapers can cost $70–$80 per month per baby, and … [More]

Mesa Dealership Collects 81,652 Water Bottles for AZ Wildfire Firefighters

Larry H. Miller Ford Mesa recently joined other Phoenix Valley Ford dealers for the Ford Motor Company’s Annual “Fill an F-150” bottled water drive for The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix’s Emergency Disaster Services program. They unseated the eight-year reigning champions by collecting 81,652 water bottles. The dealership won a Dunkin’ Donuts party as a reward, which they … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – August Standouts

  Achievements Sundt Ranked among ENR's Top 400 Contractors Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Honored for Worksite Wellness  Philanthropy Accounting & Finance Professionals Provides Diapers to Local Families in Need Mesa Dealership Collects 81,652 Water Bottles for AZ Wildfire Firefighters … [More]

Guides & Resources – August 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]

Marking a Milestone during the Pandemic

by Amy Ross

This year, Drybar is celebrating 10 years of being in the Valley! We opened our first location at Scottsdale Quarter in 2011 figuring that it was going to be successful because the demographic was similar to the first Drybar location in Brentwood, Calif., and we were right. Clients of Scottsdale Quarter started asking for a location in the Phoenix area. Shortly after, we opened … [More]

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