Resilience & Sustainability – Core of Life & Business

Holistic and comprehensive strategy for leadership

by Kathleen Gramzay

While resilience and sustainability have been business considerations for decades, ongoing accelerated change and uncertainty make it imperative to understand their multi-dimensional impact on business viability today. The principles of resilience and sustainability are universal. Today’s column offers business leaders a macro/micro view of organizational resilience and … [More]

Mercy Care: Pioneering Health Access and Community Engagement in Arizona

by Tyler Butler

Since 1985, Mercy Care has been a cornerstone of healthcare access for approximately half a million individuals eligible for Medicaid, Medicare and state and federal grant-funded programs. As a local, nonprofit Medicaid health plan, Mercy Care serves AHCCCS members by providing comprehensive physical and behavioral healthcare services to a diverse population, including … [More]

Engagement and Belonging: Creating a Workplace Conducive to Success

Fundamental to driving sustained growth and innovation

by Bruce Weber

“By focusing on culture, empowerment, benefits, communication, recognition, development, diversity, social responsibility, and fun, Warby Parker ensures its employees are engaged, motivated, and aligned with the company’s mission.” —Neil Blumenthal and Dave Gilboa, co-CEOs at Warby Parker In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving business environment, workplace engagement and a … [More]

Mesquite Fresh: Nourishing the Community with Compassion

Social responsibility is ingrained in its corporate culture

by Tyler Butler

Nestled in the heart of Arizona, Mesquite Fresh Street Mex isn't just a restaurant — it's a vibrant hub of community support and social responsibility. From its humble beginnings, Mesquite Fresh has embraced a mission to give back, forming meaningful partnerships with local organizations to uplift those in need and cultivate a culture of compassion. Central to Mesquite … [More]

Arizona REALTORS: Pioneering Philanthropy for Lasting Social Impact

Powered by a pervasive spirit of volunteerism

by Tyler Butler

Since its establishment in 1945, Arizona REALTORS® has epitomized a commitment to not only facilitating real estate transactions but also to fostering vibrant communities and driving meaningful social change across the state. With a membership exceeding 55,000 professionals, the association stands as a beacon of philanthropy, sustainability and social responsibility, striving … [More]

Resilience – the Core of Today’s Business Strategy

by Kathleen Gramzay

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic marked a turning point for both humanity and business. The scale of uncertainty, loss and prolonged threat to physical and financial well-being left deep imprints of chronic stress at a neurological level. The continuing ripple effects on business and society become more apparent when the consequences of chronic stress on the mind, … [More]

What’s In and What’s Out: Workplace Trends for a Changing Workforce

by James Bailey and Kiana Taie

Hybrid is here to stay. As more companies relocate to the Phoenix metro area, focus will be less on how many people come into the office and more on how the office can support individual needs. To evolve with changing demands and earn people’s commutes, the workplace will undergo several other key shifts: from one-size-fits-all to curated destinations; from static office … [More]

Wildflower’s Nourishing Impact

Cultivating corporate responsibility from seed to table

by Tyler Butler

In the bustling landscape of corporate ventures, Wildflower emerges as a beacon of responsibility, rooted in a commitment to serve not only great food but also the broader community. Founded in November 1996, Wildflower, a family-owned business, has grown to operate 16 restaurants in the Phoenix metropolitan area and Northern Arizona, with an additional bread manufacturing … [More]

Nurturing Leadership: Strategies for Building Leaders within Your Organization

by Bruce Weber

"Great leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." —Tom Peters Within the bustling corridors of modern organizations, the cultivation of effective leadership isn't just desirable — it's imperative. Great leaders aren't born; they are crafted through deliberate efforts and strategies. As the heartbeat of an organization, leaders guide teams, inspire innovation … [More]

RPM Living: A Story of Growth, Values and Corporate Responsibility

Impactful partnerships further efforts to empower and strengthen its communities

by Tyler Butler

In 2002, Jason Berkowitz founded RPM Living in Austin, Texas, managing a mere 10 units. Today, this real estate powerhouse has extended its influence far beyond its origins, making a significant impact in Arizona, emerging as a vital force in the region's growth and well-being. With a portfolio now spanning more than 180,000 units across more than 45 markets, RPM Living has … [More]

Cultivating a Sense of Purpose in Your Business for Sustainable Success

Key components for integrating it into the workplace culture

by Bruce Weber

“Hopeful people set meaningful goals they believe they can accomplish and identify ways to achieve them.” —Xiye Bastida, youth climate activist In today’s dynamic and competitive business landscape, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of fostering a sense of purpose within their organizational culture. A strong sense of purpose not only enhances employee … [More]

Building a Legacy: CHASSE’s Unique Approach to Corporate Citizenship

Holistically intertwining corporate responsibility with individual empowerment

by Tyler Butler

In the world of construction, where structures rise and steel meets concrete, CHASSE Building Team, led by visionary Barry Chasse, has been quietly rewriting the narrative of corporate responsibility since its inception in 2007. “Built different, on purpose” isn’t just a slogan for CHASSE; it’s a guiding philosophy that has transformed a small team into a powerhouse of positive … [More]

Shapiro Law Team’s Commitment to Community 

Embracing altruism as an integral part of its mission

by Tyler Butler

In the dynamic world of business, where success is often measured in profit margins and market dominance, the story of Shapiro Law Team stands out as a beacon of corporate citizenship. This Arizona-based personal injury firm, formerly known as David Shapiro Law, has not only carved a niche for itself in the legal arena but has also made altruism an integral part of its … [More]

Wilde Wealth Management Group: Elevating Corporate Citizenship for Lasting Impact

Blossoming from its business success providing a holistic financial planning approach

by Tyler Butler

In the dynamic world of financial management, Wilde Wealth Management Group stands out not only as a symbol of fiscal acumen but also as a driving force for positive community transformation. Founded in 2003 by William and Trevor Wilde, this esteemed firm seamlessly blends financial prosperity with an unwavering commitment to community betterment. More than a conventional … [More]

Silicon Desert: Lab of the Future

Facilitating growth of a new ‘science village’

by Jay Silverberg and Benjamin Ayers

Arizona is an attractive market for life sciences companies. With economic incentives, lower cost of living, and opportunity to connect with major health and education systems, there are many reasons for these companies to move to the state and expand their business. To support the growth of life science companies, it’s important to address the industry’s infrastructure … [More]

The Next Generation of Future Leaders: Redefining Leadership

Forging past the old paradigms

by Bruce Weber

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets people to do the greatest things.” —President Ronald Reagan In the ever-evolving landscape of leadership, a new generation of future leaders is emerging, poised to redefine the very essence of what it means to lead. With a unique blend of values, skills and perspectives, … [More]

Babbo Italian Eatery: Feasting for a Cause

But community engagement extends far beyond the dining tables

by Tyler Butler

In the heart of Glendale, Arizona, a culinary revolution began in 2002 when Ken Pollack founded the first Babbo Italian Eatery. His vision was clear: to create a modern take on Italian cuisine that would not only tantalize taste buds but also foster a sense of community. Fast forward to the present, and Babbo has not only achieved its culinary goals but has also carved a path … [More]

The Heartfelt Corporate Citizenship of JE Dunn Construction 

Building communities and changing lives

by Tyler Butler

 In the fast-paced world of construction, where steel and concrete shape skylines, JE Dunn Construction stands out as a beacon of social responsibility and community engagement. Founded in 1924 by John Ernest Dunn Sr., JE Dunn has evolved into a family and employee-owned powerhouse in the commercial construction industry. With more than 4,000 dedicated employees spread across … [More]

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