Locally Headquartered Bank to Acquire Leading National B2B Mortgage Acquirer & Servicer

Western Alliance Bank

Western Alliance Bancorporation announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Aris Mortgage Holding Company, LLC, the parent company of AmeriHome Mortgage Company, LLC for an estimated purchase price of $1.0 billion in cash, subject to adjustments at closing. AmeriHome brings a B2B approach to the mortgage ecosystem through its relationships with … [More]

Ducey Signs Order to Cut the ‘Red Tape’

State of Arizona Office of the Governor

Governor Doug Ducey today signed an Executive Order renewing a moratorium on all new regulatory rulemaking by state agencies, limiting government regulations that inhibit job growth. “Arizona is a pro-business state — and we continue to welcome more job opportunities and new businesses,” said Governor Ducey. “Government should not be getting in the way of opportunities, jobs … [More]

Business Leaders Team Up to Provide Virtual Business Education at No Cost

Enterprise Bank & Trust

The spring schedule for Enterprise University is live, and any business professional may sign up now for virtual courses. Enterprise University professional development classes are offered—at no cost—by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Courses begin March 9 and run through May 20, including more than 50 topics in key areas including finance, marketing and sales, human resources, … [More]

WEBINAR – Feb 23 and 25: Arizona Small Business Boot Camp & Collective

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for next week's Boot Camp sessions. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here.   SESSION 122: TUESDAY - February 23 | 9:00 AM How Distracted Driving Laws Impact Your Business Join us for an interactive webinar to discuss how distracted driving laws could impact your small business, … [More]

Researchers Find Broad Impacts from Political Polarization

Arizona State University

Political polarization is having far-reaching impacts on American life, harming consumer welfare and creating challenges for people ranging from elected officials and policymakers to corporate executives and marketers. That’s one of the conclusions of a new scholarly paper by researchers from six universities across the country. The paper appears in the Journal of Public … [More]

Single-Family Rents Experienced Growth at Disparate Rates, Greater Phoenix Tops List


CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its latest Single-Family Rent Index (SFRI), which analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and across major metropolitan areas. December 2020 data shows a national rent increase of 3.8% year over year, up from a 2.9% year-over-year increase in December … [More]

Arizona Republic Parent Co. Collaborates to Offer Local Reach for National Advertisers


Gannett Co., Inc., owners of The Arizona Republic, and McClatchy, two of the most iconic and acclaimed local media companies, with deep roots in over 300 local communities, are offering national brands the ability to connect seamlessly and more meaningfully with local audiences across a vast multi-channel network. Advertisers will now be able to reach two-thirds of … [More]

Six Seconds to Hook Your Lead or Kiss Potential Clients Goodbye

MountainTop Data

How long does it take to land a customer? By the time you’ve finished reading this sentence, they’re gone. Sky Cassidy, CEO of MountainTop Data, says in email marketing you have a maximum of 6 seconds to grab them. “We’re talking 2 to 3 seconds just to absorb the message,” explains Cassidy. “The countdown begins. A heartbeat later, the lead is intrigued. Now you have eyes on. … [More]

5 Questions to Ask Yourself before Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship


As COVID-19 causes layoffs and extends uncertainty about employment in 2021, many people are considering new options, reinventing themselves, or trying to decide whether working for themselves is more desirable than finding another 9-to-5 job that might not last. Entrepreneurship brings a lot of freedom, responsibility, and risks, and before people commit to taking that big … [More]

Renowned Local Chef Commissions Artists for New Restaurant


Longtime chef and restaurateur Christopher Gross is something of an Arizona legend in his own right. And in his latest restaurant concept, Christopher’s at the Wrigley Mansion. Gross is incorporating art from another longtime Arizona original — Cosanti Originals. Gross, highly attuned to presenting his dishes with the utmost attention to detail, has commissioned Cosanti, … [More]

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