Phoenix Commits to 100% Zero-Emission Bus Fleet by 2040

Phoenix City Council voted 8-0 to transition 100% of the city’s bus fleet to zero-emission models by 2040. Phase 1 of this transition plan includes a moratorium on purchasing compressed natural gas (CNG) buses after 2024, thereafter purchasing only low- and zero-emission buses, including hybrid-electric, battery-electric, and fuel-cell-electric buses. This comes almost a … [More]

Credit Union Helps Homeless through $30,000 Grant

OneAZ Credit Union and the OneAZ Community Foundation are proud to award a $30,000 Legacy Grant to Homeward Bound. This funding will support 160 families in the Phoenix area through Homeward Bound’s Shelter and Community Program. This program provides families experiencing homelessness with access to an array of services from financial education to youth programs. “Our … [More]

Grand Opening of Chandler Manufacturing Facility Means Hundreds of New Jobs

Gummi World, a leading dietary supplement manufacturer, today celebrated the ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for its new 55,000-square-foot dietary supplement manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke, the Arizona Commerce Authority, along with the City of Chandler and community leaders joined Gummi World President Alexander Candelario … [More]

Agreement Announced to Supply Lithium-Ion Batteries for Lucid Air Luxury EVs

Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., a Panasonic Group company, and Lucid Group, Inc. announced they have entered into multi-year agreements to supply batteries for Lucid’s award-winning luxury electric vehicle, Lucid Air, the fastest-charging, longest-range EV on the market, and Lucid’s upcoming Gravity SUV. The agreement marks another milestone in Panasonic’s plans to expand … [More]

Bank Addresses the #1 Risk to Arizona Small Businesses: Cyberattacks

Integro Bank announced that with cyber-attack risks representing the #1 threat to small businesses, it is now offering increased cyber risk protection to its clients. Business owners should be concerned that "53% of all cyber-attacks target small businesses and 60% of small businesses that are victims of a data breach, permanently close their doors within six … [More]

Strategic Alliance to Support Small Business Exporters and Financing Announced

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the signing of the Strategic Alliance Memorandum (SAM) with BAFT (Bankers Association for Finance and Trade), the leading global financial services association for international transaction banking, which will formalize the SBA’s existing relationship with the association. BAFT and SBA strive to tackle challenges both … [More]

Three Reasons Why Owning a Business Is a Wealth Builder

by Candy Valentino

Starting a business is one of the few pillars of wealth that has a low barrier of entry. You don’t need an MBA, you don’t need a million dollars to start, and you don’t need some radical, life-changing idea. Regardless of where you are from, regardless of the education you have—entrepreneurship is for you. Although you may not think of building a business as a form of … [More]

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