Health & Your People

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The COVID pandemic has turned the healthcare industry upside down," says Brian Riveland, M.D., Arizona medical director at Devoted Health. That’s true of every aspect of life as we’ve experienced it, of course. In healthcare, delivery has had to rapidly adapt and change to meet the needs of patients with disparate income levels, social circumstances, and a wide range of … [More]

The Ongoing Role of COVID-19 Testing 

by Ruth Seigel

An unexpected, unwelcome and unpredictable guest arrived in 2020 threatening our personal lives and business livelihood — SARS-CoV-2, or what is commonly known as COVID-19. Information regarding this virus shifts daily as world health and government leaders tackle issues related to its transmission, diagnosis, treatment, eradication, et cetera.  Top infectious disease … [More]

Reduce Healthcare Disparities among Employees 

by Patty Starr and Craig Kurtzweil 

Over the past year, especially during the pandemic, we’ve seen an increased number of employers interested in having conversations about health equity and disparities in care. And everyone needs to have those conversations … even if they’re uncomfortable. A recent white paper by the Health Action Council and UnitedHealthcare, “Finding the Uncommon,” finds companies that … [More]

Arizona’s Surge Line – A Case Study of Success

from doctors who worked on the project, listed at the end of this article

A year ago this month, Central Logic, the industry innovator in enterprise visibility and tools to accelerate access to care, announced a first-in-the-nation statewide agreement with the Arizona Department of Health Services to power a new Regional Access Center, leveraging Central Logic’s technology. The Access Center has been successful in ensuring all the state’s patients … [More]

Stop Meeting and Start Co-Creating

by Carlos Valdes-Dapena

It’s been almost a year since the pandemic triggered broad restrictions and shutdowns throughout North America. It’s time to take stock, to gauge what we’ve been through and learned. The constraints forced upon us ranged from draconian at times to occasionally inconvenient. Yet despite the hardships — or because of them — COVID’s impact has also been enlightening. It has … [More]

Pioneer Title Is Committed to Forging a Better Tomorrow

by Tyler Butler

Pioneer Title Agency has been a dedicated member of the Arizona community since its inception in 1985. Formed by a family with the goal to support families, the company has been driven by people with the goal to help people. The Newlon family — Bob and his wife, Betty; son Keith and his wife, Cindy — founded Pioneer Title in Sierra Vista and, through their strong local ties, … [More]

Make the Workplace Safe for Open and Honest Dialogue about Mental Health

by Doc Elliott 

When a crisis strikes in the workplace, the first question that’s typically asked is whether or not there were signs of mental health issues at work. The answer is almost always yes, and, even more concerning, not much is typically done to address it. Now more than ever employers are taking mental health seriously and providing resources that help employees who may be … [More]

Frances Ducar, Healthcare Solutions Centers

from Frances Ducar

Almost everything now is seen through the lens of COVID-19, from work to entertainment to family. Perhaps the most impacted is healthcare itself. In March of 2020 Arizona healthcare providers and systems had to dramatically adapt to the fear that the Coronavirus would develop into the next 1918 Spanish Flu.  Lacking PPE, most healthcare providers quickly transformed to … [More]

Feedback: April 2021

by Linda Luman, Sean Reeves, Christa Robinson, Joel Winant

Q: Continuing to engage employees at home is more important than ever as many workforces approach one year out of the office. What are some team-building programs or events you’ve organized to help ensure individuals remain productive and successful at work and home?    Linda Luman  SVP of Human Resources Freedom Financial Network Sector: Financial Freedom Financial … [More]

Remote Recruiting and Hiring Can Further DEI

by Shannon Hogue

Last year, companies that would typically hire software engineers from geographical bubbles (i.e., select colleges and within Silicon Valley) began embracing the idea of tapping into a talent pipeline of remote workers. As more organizations consider making the shift to remote work permanent, engineering management teams are incorporating remote developer hiring as a core … [More]

Return to Work Safely; YellowBird Guides the Way

by Michael Zalle

Arizona companies preparing to reopen are under pressure to ensure the safety of employees, customers and vendors. Guidelines can be confusing, ever-changing and complex. A local Phoenix organization, goYellowBird.com offers experts on-demand to provide advice, guidance and best practices from highly qualified, industry-specific safety professionals. The Phoenix startup … [More]

Fit for Moving

by Mike Hunter

A moving company with a personal trainer on staff? Seems an almost intuitively obvious fit, but Muscular Moving Men & Storage believes it is the only moving company in the world with a staff personal trainer.  Owners Justin Hodge and Josh Jurhill selected personal trainer Lex Hollenbeck to start 2021 off on the right foot for staff and partners of Muscular Moving Men … [More]

Guides & Resources – April 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – April Standouts

  Achievements Ballard Spahr Earns Perfect Score in 2021 Corporate Equality Index Ware Malcomb Phoenix Project WINS IIDA SW Pride Award SweetLeaf Is honored for New Product Line Philanthropy AAA Cooling Specialists Donates AC Unit to Food/Clothing Bank … [More]

Ballard Spahr Earns Perfect Score in 2021 Corporate Equality Index

Ballard Spahr received a 100 percent rating in the 2021 edition of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), one of 767 employers nationwide to receive the highest possible score. This is the fourth year in a row it has received a perfect rating in the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report measuring corporate policies and practices … [More]

Ware Malcomb Phoenix Project WINS IIDA SW Pride Award

Sendoso, a 10,000-square-foot office space located on the penthouse floor of the 11-story, 136,500-square-foot high-rise office building of the Camelback Towers in Scottsdale, recently won the IIDA Pride award for commercial office space under 20,000 square feet. Award-winning international design firm Ware Malcomb provided interior architecture and design services for the … [More]

SweetLeaf Is honored for New Product Line

SweetLeaf® Sweetener recently took home a Stevie® Award, one of the world’s most coveted prizes, in the New Marketing Solution category for the company’s line of SweetLeaf Organic Monk Fruit Sweetener products. SweetLeaf® Monk Fruit Organic Sweetener is a zero-calorie, organic, zero-sugar, all-natural sweetener. More than 2,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in … [More]

AAA Cooling Specialists Donates AC Unit to Food/Clothing Bank

Family-owned AAA Cooling Specialists, Arizona’s leader in heating and cooling with an emphasis on energy efficiency, recently donated an AC unit valued at more than $3,500 to Harvest Compassion Center, a local food and clothing bank that helps Phoenix families in need, for its Maryvale facility. HCC is completely free and open to the public, allowing guests to shop freely for … [More]

Mighty Metric: Customer Lifetime Value

by Mike Hunter

Customer lifetime value is an indicator of how well a company identifies and nurtures profitable, long-term customer relationships. The biggest challenges for organizations include aggregating the right data for a robust view of the customer, shifting from assumptions to predictive knowledge of the customers’ needs, identifying the moments of opportunity to deliver delight and … [More]

BapronBaby Eases the Stress of Mealtime Mess

by RaeAnne Marsh

BapronBaby is an online toddler mealtime brand. Its flagship product, the “Bapron,” is a bib-apron hybrid designed for kids who hate traditional bibs and need full coverage for messes and spills. It started out as a product that solved a unique problem. “My tornado child created quite a mess at mealtime, but refused anything that tied around his neck (bowties, bibs, etc.), and … [More]

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