Dining Where the Table Doesn’t Sit Still: The Compass Room Atop the Hyatt Regency Phoenix

by Douglas C. Towne

Phoenix wasn’t the first city to offer a meal on a wheel turning atop a building, but that didn’t make the experience any less exciting in 1976. The Compass Room capped the newly constructed 26-story Hyatt Regency Phoenix at Second and Adams streets, across from the Phoenix Civic Plaza. The restaurant offered entertainment every night, namely a stunning 360-degree view of the … [More]

The BlakTinx Dance Festival This Weekend


The BlakTinx Dance Festival is a dance festival celebrating and highlighting the work of Black and Latinx Dance makers in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s festival will feature 8 Arizona choreographers: Shayla Eshelman, Renee Davis, L. Alexander Patrick-Rolando, Candy Jimenez & Angelica Salazar, Carla León & David Olarte, THE PACHANGA COLLECTIVE, Ali Adelis and Juls Toledo … [More]

State Forty Eight Expands Presence with Fourth Valley Location in North Phoenix


State Forty Eight, the beloved Arizona-based apparel and lifestyle brand known for its iconic desert-inspired designs and community-focused approach, has officially signed the lease for their fourth Valley location. The new store, situated at 2470 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste 1182 in Phoenix, is set to open its doors in December 2023, bringing State Forty Eight's unique blend of … [More]

Panda Express Announces $14 Million Pledge to Phoenix Children’s


Panda Express announced its $14.8 million, 10-year pledge to Phoenix Children’s as well as unveiled the new Panda Cares Center of Hope playroom on the 9th floor of the Thomas Campus. Leadership from both organizations were in attendance as well as Panda Cares Child Life specialists, passionate restaurant employees and patients who want to say thank you in person. “Panda … [More]

Breaking Point: How Fixed Costs Menace Startup Ventures


As the post-pandemic boom recedes, venture-backed startups in the US tread unfamiliar territory. Inflation and fears of a recession have disrupted VC funding, leaving these small businesses scrambling for a silver bullet to scale their products and services. 1840 & Company, a pioneering talent solutions provider, revolutionizes startup success by blending business process … [More]

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