Phoenix Mayor and City Council Declare Juneteenth a City Holiday

City of Phoenix

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mayor Kate Gallego and the Phoenix City Council voted Wednesday to designate June 19 of each year as a City holiday in observation of Juneteenth. Juneteenth celebrates freedom and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, about two months after the Confederate General … [More]

Carvana Super Bowl Advertising Debut Promises Fans, We’ll Drive You Happy™

Carvana, the industry pioneer for buying and selling cars online, announces its Super Bowl national advertising debut to show customers that their Carvana experience will leave them feeling energized, cared for and empowered. Carvana’s position as the fastest organic growth auto retailer in U.S. history proves it has successfully changed the way people buy and sell cars. … [More]

ViaWest Group Breaks Ground on Converge Logistics Center in Phoenix

Work is underway on a three-building industrial development that sits along Interstate 10 in the City of Phoenix. ViaWest Group and its building partners Willmeng Construction, Butler Design Group, and Kimley-Horn broke ground on the 512,710 square foot Converge Logistics Center on Friday, January 28. “We started working on this a while ago with the Kyrene School District,” … [More]

Tri Pointe Homes Opens Three Neighborhoods in New Southeast Valley Community

Tri Pointe Homes®, a recognized homebuilder serving the Phoenix market for approximately 30 years under the brand name Maracay®, has announced the opening of the first three neighborhoods at Madera, a 316-acre community located in the popular southeast Phoenix metro city of Queen Creek. Tri Pointe is building a total of 266 single-family homes in the Grove, Orchard and Terrace … [More]

Tucson to Phoenix Is First to Move Freight on Fully-Automated Trucking Route

TuSimple, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced that Union Pacific Railroad, the largest Class I railroad in the U.S., will become the first customer to move freight on TuSimple's fully-automated trucking route between the Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona metro areas. Union Pacific is leveraging Loup Logistics (Loup), a wholly-owned subsidiary, to coordinate the … [More]

Airbnb of Vehicle Storage Is Expanding to Phoenix

STOW IT, a Colorado-based startup that has become the leading vehicle storage provider in Denver, is expanding to Phoenix, Arizona! STOW IT is an online marketplace that connects individuals with extra space to those looking for storage for the car, boat, trailer, RV, airport, and semi storage. STOW IT works with hosts of multiple different types of spaces to accommodate a … [More]

Winning at Dodgeball: Honeywell Smart Drone Radar Avoids Collisions Automatically in High-Stakes Test

A drone piloted by the Honeywell IntuVue RDR-84K radar system has triumphed in a high-stakes game of dodgeball, repeatedly swerving around intruder aircraft in a series of tests that are key to the future of pilotless aviation. Recently conducted in the Phoenix area, the tests showed that the radar can not only detect airborne traffic but can also decide … [More]

Valley Pizza and Arcade Chain Launches To-Go Only Concept

Peter Piper Pizza, the "food, family and fun" fresh-made pizza restaurant, will introduce its new off-premise-only concept in Phoenix with the opening of the first of three Peter Piper Express locations on March 1, at 2322 E. Thomas Road, Suite 103. The brand extension comes after Peter Piper saw off-premise sales skyrocket in 2021 with strong demand … [More]

The Giving Block Releases 2021 Annual Report, Finds Tremendous Increases in Crypto Giving

The Giving Block, the leading crypto philanthropy platform for nonprofit organizations and individual donors, is releasing its annual report for 2021. As awareness, usage, and monetization of cryptocurrencies continue to grow, crypto philanthropy has emerged as an important and sustainable source of fundraising for charities, giving people greater opportunities to donate for … [More]

Start With the ‘Why’: How Good Project Leadership Drives a Digital Transformation

The term “digital transformation” has become embedded in the business world’s vocabulary for companies large and small, as more of them incorporate technology to streamline their processes and customer interactions. Recent research shows 61% of IT decision-makers agree that the global pandemic forced their organization to begin or implement a digital-first strategy. It’s a … [More]

Long-Distance Leadership: Managing a Remote or Hybrid Workforce the Right Way

by Kate Zabriskie

Managing people who work from home is nothing new for many leaders, but getting the mechanics right can be another matter. With a few smart moves, anyone can learn to manage a remote workforce effectively. Move One: Recognize that you may have been thrown into the deep end of the pool without much of preparation. A lot of leaders who are managing remote or hybrid teams … [More]

OneAZ Credit Union Announces Two Top Promotions

OneAZ Credit Union

Laura has been with OneAZ for 3 years, previously serving as EVP Retail Sales and Chief Retail Officer. As EVP Chief Operations Officer, Laura will plan, organize, and direct OneAZ’s retail delivery system, digital direct/mortgage lending, consumer lending services, Wealth Management group, card and deposit operations, and collections. “Laura’s leadership has already … [More]

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