LAVIDGE Adds Diversity and Public Service Marketing Director 


LAVIDGE, a leading advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, announced today the appointment of Alec Esteban Thomson to Diversity & Public Service Marketing Director. In the new position, Thomson will empower LAVIDGE clients with strategies for connecting with diverse communities and hard-to-reach populations, increasing client impact within these … [More]

The Three Big Reasons New Products Fail (and How to Avoid Them)

by Howard Tiersky

As your organization takes its place in the digital transformation that’s underway everywhere, you’ll inevitably need to create or update a large number of different products. But just because you think your shiny new app, website, service, or other digital offering is great doesn’t automatically mean the customer will. According to Nielsen, 85 percent of new consumer products … [More]

Founders of Axosoft Plan $10 Million Investment in Arizona Startups

AZ Disruptors

Axosoft founders Hamid & Lawdan Shojaee have announced plans to make a $10 million investment in Arizona startups, especially in their early stages of development. Hamid has also announced a revamp of the AZ TechBeat website and the launch of his new podcast, AZ Tech Podcast. AZ Tech Beat is committed to being a trustworthy and reliable site for the latest Arizona tech … [More]

First Fully Integrated COVID-19 Prevention, Testing & Therapy Center Opens in Phoenix

Southwellness COVID Solutions

Concierge physician, Tyler Southwell, created a new division of his practice – Southwellness COVID Solutions (SCS) – late last year and is opening a 2,600 square foot one-of-a-kind facility this week in Phoenix, dedicated specifically to COVID-19 prevention, testing, and therapy. The convenient, comfortable, and private office is the first and only fully-integrated … [More]

Creation Hires Josh Zemon as Managing Principal


In a strategic move that further underscores its company growth and appetite for national expansion, Creation has hired Josh Zemon as its managing principal. Zemon will oversee all aspects of Creation’s real estate business alongside founding members David Sellers and Bob Agahi and including acquisitions, entitlement, development, construction, asset management, and capital … [More]

Intel Embree Wins Academy Scientific and Technical Award


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded the Intel® Embree ray tracing library, a component of the Intel® oneAPI Rendering Toolkit, a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. The Academy, who hosts the annual Academy Awards®, recognizes Intel Embree’s industry-leading ray tracing for geometric rendering as a contributing innovation in the moviemaking … [More]

Competition is Fierce for Home Buyers, But Acting Quickly Could Save Them Hundreds on Their Monthly Payments


With mortgage rates at historic lows and homes flying off the market in record time, many prospective home buyers may be contemplating whether to buy now or wait until the frenzy slows down a bit. But the market is poised to stay red hot for some time, and a new Zillow analysis shows how waiting might add hundreds of dollars to a monthly mortgage payment. Zillow experts … [More]

Small Business Recovery Improving Slowly, Says Survey


The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. This survey was conducted after the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) was signed into law, which reopened and modified targeted federal programs established to help small businesses. The economic strain on small businesses appears to be easing just … [More]

Mayor, Council Approve Additional Beds for Those Experiencing Homelessness

City of Phoenix

City Council took the a step toward adjusting zoning restrictions to add new shelter beds at the Human Services Campus (HSC) located near 13th Ave. and Madison St. Today’s decision will increase total shelter beds at Central Arizona Shelter Services by 275 to bring the available total number to 700. In addition, the vote will allow St. Vincent de Paul to continue operating … [More]

Jobless Claims Decline for Third Straight Week

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending January 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 779,000, a decrease of 33,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised down by 35,000 from 847,000 to 812,000. The 4-week moving average was 848,250, a decrease of 1,250 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was … [More]

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