Phoenix-Based Hotel Group Partners to Offer Digital Tipping in the U.S. and Canada

BWH Hotel Group® has selected eTip, a leader in cashless tipping, as an endorsed digital tipping solution. Using eTip, BWH Hotel Group will create a seamless, secure, and easy-to-use digital tipping experience that will allow guests to express gratitude to hardworking hotel associates through pre-selected or custom tipping. eTip will be available at properties within the BWH … [More]

Nonprofit Launches Institute to Help Dementia Family Caregivers Nationwide

Nationwide, the unmet need of family caregivers is extensive and rapidly growing. One in nine Americans, age 65 and older, suffers from Alzheimer’s and 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.  The majority of these dementia patients are cared for by 16 million family caregivers who are unsupported, suffer from poor health, emotional stress, depression and … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Conscious Capital Acquires Majority Stake in Hospitality Staffing and Recruiting Franchise

Conscious Capital Growth announced today that Patrice & Associates, a franchise company that for 30 years has led the way in hospitality and food and beverage staffing and recruiting, is now primed for a rapid growth trajectory as part of Conscious Capital Growth's rapidly developing portfolio. Conscious Capital Growth's managing partners and tenured … [More]

Nikola’s Hydrogen Project Advances to Next Phase of U.S. Department of Energy $1.3 Billion Loan Application Process

Nikola Corporation, a global leader in zero-emissions transportation and energy supply and infrastructure solutions, recently announced that the Department of Energy Loan Program Office (LPO) has invited its Phoenix Hydrogen Hub LLC project loan application into Part II of its application process. The project loan application was submitted on May 26, 2022, and has now … [More]

M Catering among the Founders of a New Organization Forming within the Hospitality Industry

The US food service industry represents a whopping $909 billion (Global Data), with a $10 billion catering industry channel, both set for steady growth in 2023 and beyond. Even with these numbers, food service and catering purveyors found themselves with little representation in Washington D.C. during the tumultuous pandemic years. To gain strength during … [More]

California Beverage Franchise Breaks into Arizona Market, Plans for Aggressive Growth in Southwest

Sip Fresh, an innovative, handcrafted juice and beverage franchise concept, is expanding out of California and entering the Arizona market with plans to open its first location in Glendale. This entry into the greater Phoenix area marks the first of multiple units the high-quality beverage franchise is set to open in the Grand Canyon State. The Glendale location is set to open … [More]

Capital Management Co. to Partner with Scottsdale-Based SmartRent

SVN | SFR Capital Management, a private commercial real estate investment firm dedicated to the single-family Build-for-Rent housing sector, announced its partnership with property technology solutions provider, SmartRent. SmartRent’s smart home solutions aim to help SVN | SFR reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies within its dedicated rental communities while … [More]

Quick-Service Restaurant Brand to Open Fifth Phoenix Location

Popular quick-service restaurant brand eegee’s will open the doors to its fifth Phoenix location at I-17 and W. Bell Road on December 8th. eege's brings its namesake frozen drink—an ice-cold concoction packed with chunks of real fruit—award-winning French fries, signature subs, grinders and its new chicken tender meal to its northernmost location. The 2,300-square-foot space … [More]

Employer Branding Co. Launches New Diversity Talks Podcast Series

BestCompaniesAZ, a local employer branding company specializing in identifying and elevating Arizona’s award-winning workplace cultures, launches a Diversity Talks Series powered by the Great Companies! Great Leaders podcast. The Diversity Talks Series was created to connect with award–winning companies committed to fostering a work environment where cultural differences are … [More]

Partnering with Your City Can Help Your Business Grow

by Rana Lashgari

For many businesses, the recent economy has presented opportunities for growth, but unexpected challenges may still be standing in the way. Whether a company is a brand-new small business looking to get started or an established giant needing to expand quickly to meet new needs, local municipalities have a surprising number of resources dedicated to helping businesses in their … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – December Standouts

  Achievements Tri Pointe Homes Earns EPA Award - Again! Duffy Group Named to Inc.’s Inaugural Power Partner Awards Double No. 1’s for Larry H. Miller Hyundai Peoria Philanthropy TruWest® Credit Union Supports MCC Supporting Students  U.S. Egg Supports Arizona Helping Hands … [More]

Sam Fox Reveals Details of Stylish Rooftop, Appoints Head of Culinary at Forthcoming Luxury Hotel

One of the West’s most spectacular rooftop settings will make its debut atop the ultra-luxurious The Global Ambassador, opening late 2023, as theà Mediterranean Rooftop sets the stage for restaurant innovator Sam Fox’s endeavor into inventive cocktails, shareable plates and exceptional fare inspired by the sun-soaked Mediterranean region. In the shadow of Arizona’s famed … [More]

Capital Raise of $75M Is Milestone for Construction of KOREPlex, the Lithium-ion Battery Gigafactory Scheduled to Break Ground in Arizona Q4 2022

KORE Power, Inc. has closed the initial $75 million tranche of a private placement (the “Financing”) anticipated to total $150 million. Siemens Financial Services was the lead investor and was joined by Quanta Services with additional strategic partners including Nidec Motor Corporation, Honeywell Ventures, Trog Hawley Capital and a leading utility scale energy storage … [More]

ASU and Mexico Partner to Boost Semiconductor Production in North America

Arizona State University will be working with higher education institutions in Mexico, along with microelectronics industry partners, to boost the production of semiconductors in North America and address a crucial national security issue. Recently, ASU President Michael Crow signed a memorandum of understanding with Esteban Moctezuma Barragán, the Mexican ambassador to the … [More]

Arizona Opera Pioneers a Novel Revenue Stream

by Joseph Specter 

The creation of Arizona Opera’s Carmen: The Graphic Novel hails back to 2019, when the company won a $150,000 Innovation Grant from the national service organization OPERA America — supported by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation — to launch the OnPitch Business Challenge. OnPitch was a venture capital-inspired, national competition designed to seek out innovative business … [More]

Phoenix-Based E-Bike Brand Offers Viable Urban Transportation Solution Despite Inflation and Supply Chain Disruptions

With rising costs of living and rising energy costs present on a global scale, a single EV company – the fastest growing e-bike brand in the U.S. – defies the odds of imminent recession by presenting a viable urban transportation solution that addresses both crises. Lectric eBikes, founded in 2019 by Levi Conlow and his business partner Robby Deziel, has grown from a small … [More]

Semiconductor Chemical Manufacturing Facility Announced for Casa Grande

The KPCT Advanced Chemicals, a joint venture between Kanto Group, a leading semiconductor chemical supplier based in Taiwan and Chemtrade Logistics Inc., the leading North American producer of electronic grade sulfuric acid, announced today plans to build an electronic grade sulphuric acid manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The site will occupy 10 acres and is … [More]

New Sky Harbor Airline Offering Lowest Fares Ever on Cyber Monday

Breeze Airways, the Seriously Nice™ low-fare airline founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, will be offering its lowest fares ever, just $25* one way, on Cyber Monday -- for one day only. The $25 fares are available only when booking a new reservation and Guests must purchase flights by 11:59pm ET on Cyber Monday, for travel from January 4 through February … [More]

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