Home Prices Fell 3% in March–Biggest Annual Drop in Over a Decade, Competition Up


The median U.S. home price fell 3.3% in March to $400,528, the largest year-over-year drop since 2012, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Pandemic boomtowns and pricey Bay Area markets led the price declines in March. In Boise, ID, prices fell 15.4% from a year earlier, more than any other U.S. metro area Redfin analyzed. … [More]

True Food Kitchen to Open First Takeout-Only Location in Tempe


True Food Kitchen, the award-winning, wellness-focused, seasonally-driven restaurant brand, announced today it will open its first-ever takeout-only location, True Food To Go, this summer in Tempe. Located on South Mill Avenue, south of University Drive, True Food To Go will further the restaurant’s mission to bring communities better-for-you food and beverage options in an … [More]

Phoenix-Based Apparel Co. Introduces Sustainable, Protective Swim and Active Wear


With a mantra to ‘find your sun’, the newest eco-friendly sun wear clothing brand, Somewhere Sunny, is bringing the latest in sustainably produced and comfort-forward apparel to the sun-seeker in all of us. A primary goal of founder and entrepreneur Shea Beck is to reduce the overall environmental footprint by limiting fabric waste and using recycled and renewable materials and … [More]

Nextiva Acquires AI Co. to Transform How Businesses Deliver Support Across Online Channels


Nextiva, the leading conversation platform, today announced its acquisition of Simplify360, an AI customer experience platform based in India. Simplify360 uses AI and automation to enable 5,000+ global businesses to seamlessly deliver world class customer support across multiple channels, including email, live chat, social media, online reviews and e-commerce. Some of … [More]

75% of Employees Don’t Want to Leave Their Employers, But Half Don’t See a Path Forward

Rick McCartney

Betterworks, the leader in modern enterprise performance management solutions, announced the results of its annual State of Performance Enablement global HR research report that show 75% of employees prefer to stay with their employers, but a lack of internal career development and feelings of bias undermine retention, engagement, and productivity. Only 48% of employees see a … [More]

Their Take: Congress Shouldn’t Hurt Small Business by Destroying Digital Advertising

by Drew Ament

Today in Arizona, the state is home to more than a half million small businesses — including my own company, based in Glendale. Statewide, small businesses account for more than four out of 10 workers. Small businesses help rev up the state’s economy, we create jobs and we help make the Valley’s neighborhoods more vibrant. This is not easy work, but in running a small business, … [More]

Hiring Individuals with Disabilities Can Be a Smart Move

By Robert J. Blaney, SBA Arizona District Director

Small businesses are finding it difficult to hire talented workers.  Hiring a disabled individual can help a business meet their talent needs while also strengthening their competitive edge.  Hiring an individual with a disability, allows a business to expand its pool of talent, create a culture of diversity, meet their workforce needs, foster creative business solutions, and … [More]

Dips in March Home Sales and Prices Point to Stronger Potential Ahead, Says Report


News that Maricopa County led the nation in population growth last year bolstered Phoenix REALTORS expectations for solid sales through the rest of 2023. March residential real estate numbers are showing stable and slight upswing potential, according to a recent report from Phoenix REALTORS. “We’re in a unique situation in Maricopa County. Nearly 200 people daily are moving … [More]

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