It’s Only Q1, and You’re Already Frazzled. Here Are Six Reasons Why.

If you’re like many business owners, Q1 has been way busier than expected. On the surface that’s a good thing. What entrepreneur doesn’t welcome new opportunities, increased business, and rising revenue? There’s just one problem, says business owner burnout strategist and small business fixer Julie Bee: It’s only mid-February, and you’re starting to feel burned out (or at least … [More]

Valley Brewer to Become Naming Rights Sponsor at Phoenix Raceway Trackside

Phoenix Raceway announced today that Huss Brewing Co. will become its Official Craft Beer and have naming rights for the Huss Brewing Co. Alehouse at Trackside, located in the midway near Gate 2. They will also have a concourse concession near the south end of the grandstands near Section 162, serving a selection of signature beers that include Scottsdale Blonde, Papago Orange … [More]

Window Blinds Co. Sees Light with Help of a Small Business Loan

For more than a decade, Danielle Collazo has owned and operated a thriving business, Adobe Blinds and More, in Maricopa, Arizona. What started as a small business run out of her garage became a shop run out of a shared business space and eventually grew into a 1,500 SF building that included a retail showroom and warehouse. She had big dreams, though. Among her goals? To … [More]

ElevateEdAZ Program Works to Close the Gap for Upward Economic Mobility

              ElevateEdAZ was awarded a grant for $308,000 from A for Arizona, an organization with a laser focus on creating a system where every K-12 student can achieve a future without limits by providing access to high-quality schools and learning environments in every community. Funds from the grant will be used to … [More]

$500,000 Grant Will Support Development, Preservation of Affordable Rents and Mortgages

Regional Community Partners, the nonprofit arm of the Maricopa Association of Governments, received $500,000 in grant funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation to support local governments in the development and preservation of housing people can afford. During the last 10 years, the Phoenix metropolitan region has lost 86 percent of rental units that are less than $1,000 a … [More]

Airline Initiates Service from Phoenix to Tijuana, Mexico

America's Friendliest Airport® is excited to announce the start of American Airlines' new international service to Tijuana, Mexico. Daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to General Abelardo L. Rodríguez International Airport began  Feb. 15, 2024. “Phoenix and Mexico share strong trade and tourism connections, and this new direct route to Tijuana further reinforces our … [More]

City of Phoenix Approves New Streamlined Plat Approval Process

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ The Phoenix City Council approved changes to the Phoenix City Code that will streamline the plat approval process, reducing the time customers will wait to receive final approval by approximately 30 days. The amended code will accelerate the building of affordable housing and other developments in … [More]

Development Co. Is Transforming Former Motorola Site in Phoenix

The final phase of demolition has begun on the 72-acre, former Motorola semiconductor manufacturing campus located at 52nd Street, Loop 202 and McDowell Road in Phoenix. The site is located minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Arizona State University, downtown Phoenix, and Scottsdale. Beginning in the 60’s, this Motorola semiconductor facility was one of the first … [More]

Symphony Appoints Former Development Staff to New Role

The Phoenix Symphony announces the return of an exceptional leader to the organization. Tammy Rocker has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer. Tammy Rocker joins President and CEO Peter Kjome, Vice President of Development Nicole Peña, the Symphony’s Board of Directors, staff, musicians, and others to work in partnership with people who … [More]

Real Estate Co. Promotes Broker to Principal, Bringing Restaurants, Retail and Hospitality into Focus

Edge Realty Partners announced that LeDonna Spongberg has been promoted to Principal at the commercial real estate firm. Spongberg, who joined Edge’s Phoenix office in 2021, was most recently a Senior Vice President. She spearheads Edge Southwest’s Premiere property and hospitality division which focuses on working with hotel landlords, restaurant and specialty tenants with … [More]

Tacos and Brews Concept Opens in Tempe

Tacos & Craft is now open at 4715 S. Rural Rd., bringing high-quality craft-made tacos and brews to the Tempe community and surrounding neighborhoods. The elevated quick-casual restaurant is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, March 2 with a family-friendly fiesta benefitting Junior Achievement. “For us, people come first. We are so excited to be a part of the … [More]

Navigating the Future of Tech Infrastructure Amidst AI’s Growing Demands

In an era where technological advancements are evolving at an unprecedented pace, the recent spotlight by Sam Altman on the need for a staggering $7 trillion to fuel the next generations of AI development, including GPT models, brings to the forefront a critical conversation on infrastructure innovation—or the lack thereof.  This monumental figure underscores not just the … [More]

Valley Construction Co. Honored with Build Arizona AGC Award

Sundt Construction recently won a Build Arizona award for its Zone 3D and 4A Improvements Program: Water Transmission Main Segment 2 project. The award is given each year by the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America. “We’re honored to receive the Build Arizona award for this critical, public project,” said Jeff Hamilton, vice president and business … [More]

Department of State and ASU Announce New ITSI Initiative to Build Resilient International Microelectronics Supply Chain

University also signs new agreement with government ministries in Costa Rica

Well-known by now is that the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 was designed to re-establish semiconductor manufacturing, research and development in the United States — onshoring, as it is sometimes called. But a less well-known part of the CHIPS Act strategy is about establishing a resilient supply chain in countries America would regard as political and economic allies – known … [More]

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s $28 Million, 5-Gate, 30,000-SF Terminal Addition Opens

General contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s (Gateway Airport) new 30,000-square-foot, five-gate terminal modernization project. The approximately $28 million project replaces a 14-year-old temporary passenger terminal annex, originally purchased in 2008 to accommodate airport’s increased flight … [More]

Franchise Unveils Ambitious Plans for 2024 that Include Arizona, and Propels Healthy Dining

MAD Greens, the Colorado-born brand that has become the state’s beloved home for creative, flavorful salads, charts a course for expanded growth, franchise opportunities, and a revitalized dining experience. To provide more insight into MAD Greens’ expansion throughout Phoenix, Arizona is a top ten state for franchise growth, according to the International Franchise … [More]

Chandler-Based Ad Agency Recognized by Ad Age for Outstanding Workplace Culture

Commit Agency proudly announces its exceptional achievement of securing the third position in the Western United States—and eighth nationally—in Ad Age's Best Places to Work 2024, ranking among companies from across the country with fewer than 200 employees. Commit Agency is the only Arizona-based company to receive this accolade from Ad Age, one of the largest and most … [More]

CRE Co. Bolsters Property & Facilities Management Team

Plaza Companies has added to its organizational strength by adding and promoting members of its Property & Facilities Management Team. The company has promoted Scott Rubin to Executive Managing Director of Asset Management, where he will oversee the Property & Facilities Management team. Rubin has been with the Plaza Companies for more than 15 years, and currently … [More]

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