Fast-Growing Bank Awarded Preferred Lender Status by U.S. Small Business Administration

Integro Bank, the fastest-growing bank in Arizona recording 625% loan growth in 2023, made another leap forward when it comes to their capacity to help small businesses. The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued delegated authority to Integro Bank, an esteemed status within their Preferred Lender Program (PLP).  The PLP status is the most desirable accreditation that a … [More]

Pickleball Franchise to Open One of Three East Valley Locations

The Picklr, the fast-growing indoor pickleball franchise, headquartered in Kaysville, Utah, announced that their Tempe, AZ club will celebrate its grand opening in the fall of 2024. The Tempe club will be the first of three locations in the East Valley area, with other locations being announced at later dates.  The 26,000 sq ft Picklr will feature eight indoor courts, including … [More]

Valley Law Firm Creates Powerhouse Liquor Licensing Practice

Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. continues to expand its Phoenix office with the addition of shareholder Ryan W. Anderson and associate attorney Shawn A. McCabe and a supporting staff of three essential employees. The duo will join the Firm effective May 1, 2024. Anderson and his team will join Burch & Cracchiolo attorney Jake D. Curtis to create the most experienced and high … [More]

Arizona Has the Highest Ranked Public High School in the Nation, Says U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today announced the 2024 Best High Schools rankings. The rankings evaluate nearly 18,000 eligible public high schools at the national, state and local level. Five new schools in the top 10: Riverside Stem Academy (CA), International Academy (MI), Julia R. Masterman Secondary School (PA), Gwinnett … [More]

Nearly 40% of Homeowners Couldn’t Afford Their Home if They Were to Buy It Today

Nearly two of every five (38%) homeowners don’t believe they could afford to buy their own home if they were purchasing it today, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This is based on a Redfin-commissioned survey of roughly 3,000 U.S. residents conducted by Qualtrics in February 2024. Nearly three in five (59%) homeowners … [More]

Arizona Wins $156M Clean Energy Grant to Expand Access to Low-Cost Energy Options

The Governor’s Office of Resiliency (OOR) was awarded $156 million from the EPA’s Solar for All grant program to improve access to rooftop and neighborhood-scale solar generation for all Arizonans. The Solar for All Arizonans program plans to deploy just over 61 MW of new solar resources throughout the state, benefitting thousands of low-income families, renters, and rural and … [More]

To the Point: One Effortless Practice That Will Make You a Better Leader

It is shirt but sweet. Listening is a vital skill for every leader. If you want to effectively guide an organization, you need to know the dreams, fears, and frustrations of your stakeholders. You must also be willing to hear the pitfalls to your proposed approach. Unfortunately, listening does not come naturally to most of us. We would much rather hear ourselves talk than … [More]

Local Real Estate Co. Announces Zero Commission Initiative for First-Time Homebuyers

72SOLD is excited to announce it is poised to help hundreds of first-time homebuyers across the state of Arizona with the launch of its zero commission initiative, the “72SOLD Companion Buyer Program”. Recently, Gov. Katie Hobbs approved the “Arizona is Home Mortgage Assistance Program” to help approximately 500 first-time Arizona homebuyers with down payment and interest rate … [More]

Arizona Bioscience Growth Continues, Sets Record Highs

Arizona’s bioscience sector has continued its sustained advancement over the past two years and established record highs for several performance metrics, at growth rates often outpacing the nation, according to the latest data analysis commissioned by the Flinn Foundation. Arizona reached record highs in National Institutes of Health funding, bioscience jobs and wages, … [More]

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