Healthcare Collaborations: Building Business and Empowering Healthcare

Building business and empowering healthcare

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Healthcare is better when we work together,” says Brian Elisco, Arizona Group CEO for Abrazo Health.  Abrazo, Elisco notes, collaborates with community physicians, each of whom must also be in the business of running a medical practice; shares medical and technological information through forums open to providers from Abrazo’s as well as other health systems; and has … [More]

Tom Grote, BannerlAetna 

Healthy Collaborations

from Tom Grote

As healthcare evolves and medical technology advances, many organizations are recognizing the power of collaborative partnerships to improve the overall experience for the clients, patients, and members they serve. Throughout my three decades in healthcare, I’ve seen first-hand what is possible when companies partner, collaborate and truly align, and the impact it has on … [More]

Expanding Workforce Development

Businesses benefit from workforce development programs for disadvantaged and underrepresented populations

by RaeAnne Marsh

A hot topic these days is businesses’ difficulty in filling open positions. Creating a pipeline or directly supplying workers are organizations who contribute to workforce development through their focus on serving disadvantaged or underrepresented populations. Disadvantaged Bring Unexpected Strengths Phoenix-based One Step Beyond, Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization … [More]

Office as a Destination 

‘Third space’ environment entices back-to-office

by Hannah Hackathorn

It’s been proven that we can work anywhere. For many of us, all our basic work tools fit in a backpack or briefcase, and the pandemic really pushed us to be open to new and unexpected work locations. Because of this experience of flexibility, it’s clear that as we transition back to the office, workers are seeking a spectrum of experiences beyond the traditional desk. The … [More]

Angry Crab Shack Turns Dining into Donations

Giving back has been crucial to the restaurant’s growth

by Tyler Butler

Since 2013, Angry Crab Shack has provided a vibrant, memorable dining experience. With a focus on high-quality seafood at an affordable price, the unique concept originally launched in Mesa. Created by former NFL player Ron Lou, Angry Crab Shack is the culmination of many entrepreneurial endeavors, this one combining bold Asian flavors and Lou’s knowledge of seafood while … [More]

The Secret to Productive Meetings? Fewer, Faster, Focused

Remote and hybrid workforces are additional challenge

by Aleksandra Sulimko

Meetings, for many businesses, are a necessary part of the workday. They provide a platform for team members to share information, align on strategy and make important decisions. However, they can also be a significant drain on time, energy, and creativity, with data revealing that many employees spend nearly 24 hours per week in meetings. Long meetings with unclear agendas, … [More]

Determining Strategic Asset Allocation 

Establishing goals and risk tolerance within a given time frame  

by Dan Kieffer

A strategic investment strategy backed by a comprehensive financial plan can help provide comfort in a volatile market. Below, we explore how asset allocation should be customized to an individual’s goals and risk appetite.  Establishing Goals  One of the most important steps to building asset allocation is to establish goals, along with a timeline, with one’s financial team. … [More]

Arizona’s Sports and Event Betting Law

What businesses need to know 

by Kortney Otten and Sarah Myers

In September 2021, sports and event betting became legal in Arizona. Between September 2021 and November 2022, more than $7 billion has been wagered in Arizona, generating more than $30 million in revenue for Arizona’s general fund. Sports Betting Arizona’s 2021 statute authorizes and regulates sports betting, online gaming and betting, and event wagering conducted by … [More]

Do Donors Really Care about 100% Board Participation in Giving?

You bet they do!

by Richard Tollefson

Many prospective donors, when determining if, how much or when to make a major contribution to a nonprofit organization, want to know what the governing board has done with their personal giving. With or without a formal board-giving plan in place, 100% participation from the board is a testament to members’ commitment to the organization. Giving by board members demonstrates … [More]

Ahmad Alatrash Has the Mesquite Touch

Expanding Mesquite Fresh Street Mex to a broader brand

by Kaylin Dunnett

Ahmad Alatrash’s entrepreneurial journey with his most trusted business partner, his brother Nas, began when he was 18 years old. Nas, who is five years older, was familiar with Old Town Scottsdale and its potential for an investment opportunity. He recognized a need for the area: quality food venues that were open late for partiers, students, shift workers and first … [More]

The Rise of Chatbots in Contact Centers

AI chatbots are streamlining the customer service experience and helping businesses thrive

by Anu Shukla

AI has been a hot topic in recent months, as companies, pundits and others discuss artificial intelligence’s rapid evolution and its potential for improving businesses. Much of the conversation has been directed toward art and software development, but customer service remains a major area of opportunity for business owners. Today, 23% of customer service organizations are … [More]

Protégé Steps Up Comfort in Fashion-Forward Heels

by RaeAnne Marsh

Protégé is founder Candace Chen’s contribution to women’s fashion — and, actually, health — through high heels designed for painless wearability and that enable women to present their best, confident selves. “Our patent-pending comfort tech enables unmatched stability, comfort and four times longer wear time,” says Chen. “I founded Protégé because I believe women shouldn’t … [More]

Ten Figures Advances Diversity in Venture Capital

by RaeAnne Marsh

Started up to help entrepreneurs with their own startups, Ten Figures is a culturally competent management consulting and venture capital firm supporting the development of BIPOC and/or women entrepreneurs. “I believe great entrepreneurs are a mix of both nature and nurture. Now, I am trying to prove that great entrepreneurs can also be great investors by using the same … [More]

Commercial Real Estate Trends: Adding detached living/working spaces to property

by Zander Diamont and Jared Amzallag

While life has largely returned to normal following the global pandemic, COVID has had a lasting impact on the way we work and live. We started our company, Minimal Living Concepts, in 2021 to address the need for private spaces for people working or schooling from home. We created a turnkey solution that makes it easy for customers to browse predesigned units with transparent … [More]

Greenlight Communities Focuses Locally on Attainable Housing

by Mike Hunter

The country’s first company to focus solely on building privately funded attainable rental housing, Arizona-based Greenlight Communities, entered this year with 14 projects in development across the Phoenix Metropolitan area and further expansion into the Tucson market. Since breaking ground on its first Cabana community in 2017, Greenlight has made attainable housing a … [More]

Two Single-Family-Home Projects Break Ground in West Valley

by Mike Hunter

Landsea Homes, a publicly traded residential homebuilder, recently closed on 65 homesites and began construction on a new neighborhood called Solvida in the Estrella master-planned community in Goodyear. The company also broke ground on 616 new homes at Citrus Park, its own master-planned community. All homes at Solvida in Estrella and Citrus Park will contain Landsea Homes’ … [More]

Luxury Lease Villas for Litchfield Park and Goodyear

by Mike Hunter

Family Development, one of the country’s premier homebuilders with a multitude of projects throughout the Southwest, has begun construction on two new luxury lease communities in Arizona: Villas Litchfield Park, which will feature 153 units, and Villas Goodyear, which will feature 151 units. Both build-to-rent projects are expected to be completed in 2024.   Photo courtesy of … [More]

Build-To-Rent Project in Avondale 

by Mike Hunter

Trilogy Investment Company, a leading national provider of build-to-rent housing communities, has created a strategic joint venture partnership with Cimbra Partners LLC (through its subsidiary Cimbra Investors Encanto, LLC) and has closed on seven acres of land at the corner of Encanto Blvd. and N. Avondale Blvd. in Avondale. The 84-unit townhome community called Encanto … [More]

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