Founded on Healthy

by RaeAnne Marsh

Pickup is the “eating out” dining of choice these days, but some fast-food concepts were founded on healthful take-out options from the get-go. NOTE: Call for hours during COVID-19 shutdown. d’Lite Healthy On The Go Founded by a Valley couple more than a decade ago to marry healthful ingredients and preparation with convenience. Menu caters to a full range of dietary needs … [More]

Crisis Actions . . . Back at the Office/Workplace

by Mike Hunter

Noting the potential of health emergencies like the coronavirus to seriously hurt workforces and weaken productivity, XpertHR (www. — which helps businesses with HR solutions from the federal, state and municipal level — suggests employers prepare by having an emergency plan in place and offers a free Contagious Disease Policy and Business Continuity Policy to help … [More]

Cleanly Aware: COVID-19 Tips & Strategies

by Liz Caracciolo

As the pandemic unfolds, U.S. schools and businesses are taking extra precautions to keep their environments clean and healthy. For example, OpenWorks — a commercial cleaning and facilities services company that specializes in corporate, healthcare and education facilities — has seen a sharp increase in demand for cleaning and advanced measures, such as electrostatic … [More]

Get Real – April / May 2020

by Mike Hunter

Landsea Launches High-Performance Homes Landsea Homes has launched its “Live in Your Element with High Performance Homes Program” in select communities across Arizona and California. The new program features the three core pillars of home automation, sustainability and energy savings, which gives homebuyers connected living at their fingertips, providing ease, security and … [More]

Phoenix’s Industrial Pipeline

by Mike Hunter

According to the 2020 Industrial Pipeline study recently released by COMMERCIALCafé, a nationwide commercial real estate listings platform, Phoenix is the seventh-most attractive market for industrial development in 2020, with 45 projects totaling roughly 8.3 million square feet expected to come online this year. Last year, industrial property construction added 144 million … [More]

The Dressing Room: Food with a Taste of History

By RaeAnne Marsh

All the wonderful things that deserve to be told about this enticing eatery in the trending Roosevelt Row area of Downtown Phoenix will be shared as soon as we all get our lives back into our familiar patterns. At this time, however, the story is all about great food and great service. Pivoting at this time of uncertainty to address the needs of a public who want to enjoy … [More]

Ensure Work-from-Home Employees Maximize Corporate Performance

The number of people working remotely will surely continue to grow, especially in light of current worldwide health concerns. In fact, many companies may soon be faced with mandated work-from-home provisions due to circumstances related to the COVID-19 pandemic. While remote work can be a win-win situation for employers and employees, corporate managers often fear employee … [More]

Sportiqe Facility Is Game-Changer

by Mike Hunter

Moving to a 30,000-square-foot facility has given Tempe-headquartered Sportiqe more than just an expanded (doubled, in fact) footprint in Arizona. The state-of-the-art facility enables Sportiqe to bring the brand’s decorating, labeling, finishing, distribution and fulfillment in-house instead of outsourcing to other areas of the world — and bring those jobs back to the … [More]

Personalizing Job Satisfaction

by Stan Sipes

According to SmallBizGenius’s survey “Job Satisfaction Statistics,” 72 percent of surveyed professionals say having more work benefits increases their overall job satisfaction. Considering a large portion of time is spent in a work setting or completing work-like tasks, it's critical employees are fulfilled and happy with what they do for a living. One industry that offers … [More]

Video Trends in Business

by Jane Poston

Video as a communication tool has reached a tipping point, transitioning from a nice “extra” into a must-have business strategy for all levels of an organization. Between algorithm updates that favor video to the ubiquitous video platforms targeting young consumers, businesses using video to communicate has quickly become the expected norm. While the latest trends may seem far … [More]