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. xperthr.com) — 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

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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]

And We Pivot

from Rick McCartney and RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare was the topic we’d planned for this edition long before COVID-19 took over the headlines and disrupted our lives and our businesses. These will prove to be some of the most interesting times of our generation. At In Business Magazine, we decided to pivot quickly to remain the respected resource for our business community with this Special Issue: COVID-19 edition. … [More]

Mentoring in the Workplace: A Modern Approach

by Maura Nevel Thomas

Mentoring relationships in the workplace are key to ensuring long-term employee success, strengthening both the people and the organization. After all, workplace mentor programs not only demonstrate that the organization cares about its people and their development, but they also give workers a safe space to grow. But with aspects like invasive technology and the shift to open … [More]

COVID-19 and Travel: To Travel or Not to Travel

by Mike Hunter

This question continues to be a major concern. Rebecca Bernhard, partner in law firm Dorsey & Whitney, notes that employees have the right under OSHA to refuse to engage in any work activity that they have a reasonable good faith belief is unsafe, and says, “Given the increase in reported cases [of coronavirus], and the CDC and OSHA guidance, employers need to consider … [More]

Looking Good 2020 – April Standouts

by Mike Hunter

Local Standouts Recognized for Achievements and Philanthropy ACHIEVEMENTS Gallagher & Kennedy Named Sports Law Firm of the Year The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy has been named Sports Law – Law Firm of the Year in Arizona – 2020 by Global Law Experts (www.globallawexperts.com), one of the world's leading online resources for locating specialist legal … [More]

Security Solutions for a Smart Business Environment

by Travis Hill

Peace of mind — it’s what all business owners want when it comes to data and physical plant security. Yet, threats against a company’s network from malware, ransomware, phishing, botnet infections and real intruders are omnipresent. To keep up, many businesses are augmenting their IT teams with cloud-based internet security services that block access to known malicious domains, … [More]

2020 Volvo XC40 Recharge

by Mike Hunter

402 horsepower. Zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds. 2,000-pound towing. No carbon emissions while driving. With the pure electric XC40 Recharge, there is no compromising the power to drive in a more sustainable way. The pure electric XC40 Recharge is a carbon emission-free yet powerful driving experience. Drivers experience a compact, pure electric SUV that supports and helps … [More]

COVID-19 Impacts International Travel

by Rebecca Bernhard

Crossing U.S. borders has never been easy, but today’s business travelers face an unprecedented range of issues amidst a constantly-shifting legal and regulatory landscape. Within the past month alone, the U.S. government has rolled out three new sets of travel restrictions: an expansion of the “Trump Travel Ban,” a so-called “birth tourism” ban, and a travel ban designed to … [More]

Stan Sipes Builds Veyo’s Niche in Transportation Industry

by Matthew Classen

“As a critical component of the healthcare industry, Veyo is doing all we can during this [COVID-19] crisis to ensure access to care while continuously evaluating and implementing responsible policies that protect our constituents, our partners, our people and the public,” says Stan Sipes, whose leadership at Veyo has driven innovative advances for the company. Since … [More]

Making Remote Work Work

by Mike Hunter

Making Remote Work Work is a pragmatic, realistic approach to building effective remote teams, aimed at helping individuals find their way into a remote role that works for them. For leaders in a company trying to build a remote team as well as individuals looking for a remote job, Making Remote Work Work will lay out a blueprint for long-term success using author Gil Gildner’s … [More]

Mike Greenawalt: Powering Rosendin’s Charge

by Laura Slawny

As a young man, Mike Greenawalt was a self-proclaimed gearhead who loved working on cars and hanging out in the metal shop at Sunnyslope High School. He went on to college, but quickly discovered he missed working with his hands and dropped out to start an apprenticeship with the Phoenix Electrical JATC (Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee) and IBEW Local 640. “My … [More]