Atlanta-Based Arcadia Cold to Open New State-of-the-Art Cold Storage Facility in Phoenix

Arcadia Cold Storage and Logistics has entered into an agreement to lease and operate a new cold storage facility that is currently under construction and located west of Phoenix between US Interstates 17 and 10 in the heart of the Southwest distribution market. This marks Arcadia's fourth facility that will open in 2023 in support of their national cold storage … [More]

Phoenix Hosts Successful Owner Open House for Housing Choice Voucher Program

On Wednesday, the City of Phoenix welcomed 80 property owners at an Owner Open House for the City’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program. During the event, current and prospective landlords had the opportunity to get questions answered one-on-one by staff to learn about Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts and the $2,000 bonus for landlords who sign new HAP contracts … [More]

Want Your DEI ‘Party’ to Be a Hit? Don’t Skimp on the Prep Work

It’s safe to say that most leaders have great intentions around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). But if they think it’s enough to hire a consultant to come in, pinpoint problems, and make an inclusive company happen, they won’t be successful. Amri B. Johnson says it’s the people who make the DEI “party” happen, not the host. “There’s a lot of legwork and preparation … [More]

7 Ways HR Gives Bad Job References without Giving Bad Job References

Have you ever heard the following mantra, it is repeated so often it almost sounds like a truism? “Former employers direct all reference checks to their Human Resources departments, and those people won't say anything negative about me.” Not only does this statement frequently prove untrue, it sometimes misrepresents what HR can – and will – divulge about former … [More]

Arizona Law Firm Names New Co-Chairman to Its Cannabis Law Department

Rose Law Group has named Dan Gauthier as Co-Chair of its Cannabis Law Department. Rose Law Group has been advising clients on cannabis law for more than 13 years, prior to the introduction of Arizona’s medical marijuana act, Prop 203, in 2010. Gauthier has spent his career implementing complicated transactions, a significant portion of which has been related to cannabis … [More]

Top Veteran-Committed Employers Invite Military Veterans and Spouses to Upcoming Business Networking & Career Event

BestCompaniesAZ will host its 9th Annual Veteran Business Networking and Career Event in conjunction with Career Connectors on March 30, 2023, from 11:00 – 1:30 at the University of Phoenix, 4035 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. This in-person event brings together Arizona’s award-winning, military-friendly companies with veteran business professionals. All United States … [More]

Grant Funding Available for Small, Food-Related Businesses in Phoenix

The City of Phoenix is offering grants to small, food-related businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 or its negative economic impacts. Applications are now open for the Food Systems Transformation Grant, which is part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-funded Phoenix Resilient Food System Initiative. The Office of Environmental Programs has $800,000 … [More]

Homebuilder Announces Launch of Arizona Home Building Division With the Opening of New Communities

Brookfield Residential, an international land developer with more than 65 years of home building experience is proud to announce the launch of its Arizona home building business with the opening of two new neighborhoods at Alamar in Avondale. Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Estrella Mountains is Alamar, a Brookfield Residential master-planned community spanning across … [More]

International University Launches School of Nursing and Health Sciences in Phoenix

Alliant International University announced that it is expanding its professional practice offerings to include programs in nursing and health sciences. The Alliant School of Nursing and Health Sciences (SNHS), based in Phoenix, Arizona, will initially offer two programs: Pre-licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing: Direct-Entry (MSN- … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Act! Names New Chief Executive Officer

Act!, a leading customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced the appointment of Bruce Reading as its chief executive officer (CEO). He brings many years of experience leading innovative technology companies and guiding executive teams to achieve their full potential professionally and … [More]

More Than 1-in-3 Americans Fear A.I. Could Take Their Jobs

A recent survey of 3,000 employees across the United States has shed light on the extent to which workers are concerned about the growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact on their job security. The research, carried out by, reveals that over 1 in 3 (35%) Americans are worried about the possibility of A.I. making their professions … [More]

Chandler-Based Keap Acquires The Factory, Launches Implementation Services

Keap, the leader in sales and marketing automation software for small businesses, announced that it has acquired The Factory. A former Keap partner, The Factory assists small business owners with building powerful marketing strategies and implementing sales and marketing automation. With the acquisition, Tyler Garns, founder of The Factory and long-time Keap partner, will join … [More]

SBA Honors Arizona Small Business Person of the Year Award Winner

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the 2023 Small Business Persons of the Year from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  The winners will be recognized on Sunday, April 30 and Monday, May 1 during the National Small Business Week (NSBW) awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.  At the event, one of the state/territory winners will be … [More]

Global Innovation Platform Plug and Play Opens Latest Office in Phoenix Focused on Advanced Manufacturing

Plug and Play announces its expansion in Phoenix, Arizona to start a new location with the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). This partnership will reach multiple industries over the next few years. Their first focus will be on advanced manufacturing followed by sustainability and health in the following months. On April 5th, Plug and Play will host a launch event for this new … [More]

Phoenix Lawyer Markets Firm on Valley Metro Bus, A First for a Black Woman

For more than 20 years, Phoenix-area buses have incorporated advertisements on exterior panels, but for the first time ever, a woman of color is being featured. Last month Lelia Adams, Esq., a Valley attorney who specializes in immigration law, became the first Black woman to be pictured on a Valley Metro bus, thanks to a collaboration with Lamar Transit of Arizona. “It … [More]

Nearly Half of Home Sellers Are Making Concessions to Woo Buyers, Says Report

A record 13% of home sales include a price cut and a final sale price below the list price in addition to concessions, which often include money toward repairs and mortgage-rate buydowns Home sellers gave concessions to buyers in 45.5% of home sales recorded by Redfin agents during the three months ending February 28, according to a new report from Redfin, the … [More]

Division of FUJIFILM Invests in Enhanced Sustainability for Its Mesa Campus

FUJIFILM Electronic Materials, U.S.A., Inc., announced key sustainability initiatives designed to increase the organization’s commitment to sustainable business practices, including solar panel installation and water conservation measures. At the recently expanded Mesa location, the company is in the process of adding solar panel covered parking for its employees. These … [More]

SBA Research Reports Great Increase in Small Business Exporters

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released new findings from a commissioned study on the Total Addressable Market (TAM) of small business exporters in America.  Among the key findings from the study is new data, based on recent business surveys, that places the number of exporting small businesses at 1.3 million – an almost fivefold increase over the estimates … [More]

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