Looking Good 2022 – May Standouts

  Achievements Pomchies a Fastest-Growing Company Footprint Awarded for Sustainable Packaging Breakthrough Delta Dental of AZ’s Customer Call Center Tops in U.S., Canada Philanthropy Boeing Co. Grants $125K to Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach … [More]

Our Bioscience Economy

by RaeAnne Marsh

“If you look at Phoenix of old — if the pandemic had happened in the Phoenix of old — we’d have immediately launched into a recession, like a lot of other top markets have launched into a quasi-recession. But because Phoenix is so diversified in so many industries, the city manager announced last week we have a $76-million surplus this year. Not in a recession. We are moving … [More]

Richard J. Gray, M.D., Mayo Clinic

from Richard J. Gray, M.D.

Bioscience may be redefining the economy in Phoenix — and even statewide. It spans sectors, connecting institutions from universities to hospital networks to private companies. In December, Mayo Clinic acquired 228 acres of land adjacent to our campus in North Phoenix, paving the way to develop a transformative biotech and life sciences corridor called Discovery Oasis. The … [More]

Feedback: April 2022

by Christopher Cano, Stacy Cline, Jim Gmelich, Lyn Hart, Amy Rushall

Q: Please share some of the benefits your mentoring program brings to your company. Christopher Cano Director of Artistic Operations and the Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio Arizona Opera Sector: Arts  The Marion Roose Pullin Opera Studio of Arizona Opera is currently celebrating its 15th season.  Over the past 15 years, Arizona Opera has auditioned thousands of … [More]

JPMorgan Chase Invests in Second Chance Hiring 

by RaeAnne Marsh

JPMorgan Chase recently brought to Phoenix its Second Chance program, previously launched in Chicago and Columbus. Operating in collaboration with Phoenix-based nonprofits to provide career coaching and more, the community-based hiring model Phoenix will help remove barriers for qualified people with criminal backgrounds to secure employment at JPMorgan Chase — if their … [More]

Adamo Ed Offers innovative Micro-School Model

by Mike Hunter

Adamo Education is the “next evolution of learning,” combining elements from traditional, online and home school education models to create a positive, personalized environment where children love to learn, according to its founder and CEO Tamara Becker, an educator with 25 years of experience in traditional, charter, online and hybrid school models. The multi-age micro … [More]

Banks and Credit Unions: Understanding the Differences

by Mike Hunter

Bank or credit union? That’s a question most will have when deciding where to begin their financial journey.  Credit unions are often misunderstood. In fact, some common misconceptions about credit unions are that strict requirements exist for membership and that credit unions don’t have up-to-date technology. Both may have been true in the past but are no longer the case. … [More]

Looking Good 2022 – April Standouts

  Achievements NAIOP Arizona Honored at Industry Merit Awards Have Her Back One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies  Camelot Homes Receives Top Honors in Homebuyers’ Choice Awards  Philanthropy ProShred Arizona Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona  Cox Techs Install Critical Technology for the First 3D Printed Home in Arizona … [More]

Caribou: Childcare & Community

by RaeAnne Marsh 

Taking to heart the advice, “Create a product that people need,” Dinali de Silva and Jordan Kong founded Caribou last year to provide “reliable childcare.” Says de Silva, “Childcare in America is a fragmented and broken system. The current options are either too expensive for the average family or don't offer the one-to-one attention that young kids need. At Caribou, we believe … [More]

Phoenix Is a Top 10 Startup City

by Jaime Dunaway-Seale

In the past decade, Phoenix has developed into a technological hub to rival that of Silicon Valley. The capital city’s rise as an innovation center has made it one of the fastest-growing metros in the United States, with job growth exceeding the national average by 44%.  This is among several key findings in a new study from Clever Real Estate that ranks Phoenix as the … [More]

Family Tradition Inspires Leila’s Empanadas 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Owner and chef Leila Beltrame of Leila’s Empanadas, started putting her artisan empanadas and Brazilian cheese rolls on the market last November, launching with an event to benefit a local nonprofit. “They are healthy food options because they do not contain any type of preservative,” she says, noting they use the best ingredients available, including organic. “We sell them … [More]

VDC Leading the Way in Creating Sustainable Buildings

by Barry Wurzel

As the industry continues to overcome the aftermath of the pandemic, in addition to today’s supply chain issues, leaders are seeking better efficiencies within the workplace now more than ever before. In a larger effort to keep up with the high demand of commercial real estate projects, implementing virtual design & construction (VDC) within their processes can benefit … [More]

Korman Communities, RXR Make Phoenix Debut with Flexible-Living Multifamily Development 

by Ashley J. Cerasaro

Korman Communities and RXR have completed the purchase of their first property in the Phoenix market: AVE Phoenix Terra at the southeast corner of Fifth Avenue and Fillmore Street. The newly opened 348-unit, seven-story, professionally managed, Class A residential mid-rise features luxury apartments, fully furnished apartments, 60,000 square feet of amenity space, and 7,000 … [More]

Peoria’s Largest Master-Planned Community Site Draws Developer

by Mike Hunter

Castle Hill Partners, an Austin-based community developer, purchased the 5,261-acre master-planned community project known as Saddleback Heights. The parcel is the largest remaining undeveloped master planned community project site in the city of Peoria, Arizona. “This is one of the highest-quality sites for a new master planned community we have seen in our search of the … [More]

Abrazo to Build Med Campus in W. Phoenix 

by Mike Hunter

Abrazo Health has acquired property to develop a medical campus on 27 acres near the southwest corner of I-10 and Verrado Way. The initial phase of the development is expected to break ground in 2022. Plans for the campus include a medical office building, ambulatory services and an acute care hospital. Abrazo Health anticipates that its new medical campus will be a health care … [More]

Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground in Peoria

by Mike Hunter

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, a top national construction management firm and general contractor, and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals, a system of state-of-the-art inpatient rehabilitation hospitals — with support from America Development & Investments LLC, a leading healthcare real estate developer based in Dallas — recently broke ground on a new, … [More]

New CRE Firm Addresses Arizona’s Growing Need for Healthcare Facilities

by Mike Hunter

As the Phoenix area continues to see the nation’s fastest growth, demand for medical services is also rising. To help clinicians provide the care the Valley needs, long-time commercial real estate broker Trisha Talbot recently launched Doc Properties, a real estate investment services firm that serves healthcare practices and investors in a booming property … [More]

‘I Bend Spoons,’ Says 72SOLD Creator

by Greg Hague

There’s a popular scene from the 1999 blockbuster hit movie The Matrix in which Keanu Reeves (Neo) interacts with a child who appears to bend a spoon with his mind. As he hands the spoon to Reeves, the young boy says, “Do not try to bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth … There is no spoon.” I see business that way. You can’t look at “the … [More]

Re-Examining Burnout: Symptoms and Workplace Prevention Tools

by Angela Phillips

Employees are tired of being burned out, and no industry has been spared. Employees have solely carried the burden of their burnout for far too long. Although tools to recognize the signs of burnout are extremely important, it is imperative that organizations recognize and take responsibility for how they’re contributing to employee burnout.  Burnout Warning Signs For many, … [More]

Business Community Would See Return on Investment in Brain Health 

by Carrie Collins Fadell

The death of beloved comedian Bob Saget in January of 2022 shocked and saddened the world. The loss was compounded in February when we learned that Bob passed away due to an untreated and undiagnosed head injury. The authorities concluded that Bob hit his head at some point, thought nothing of it and went to sleep, instead of seeking medical attention for his head injury. The … [More]

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