Job Creation: Why is Metro Phoenix the Hot Job-Growth Market?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sendoso is adding nearly 1,000 jobs to its established workforce here as it relocates its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Phoenix’s historic neighborhood The Grove. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company expects to create 10,000 high-paying high-tech jobs at the two fabrication facilities it is building in north Phoenix, including 4,500 direct TSMC jobs. … [More]

Hyperinflation: If You Are Reading This, You Are Already Behind 

by Stephen Miles

As we enter a phase of hyperinflation, no one has the muscles or experience to navigate this new business climate, which means CEOs and their leadership teams need to figure out a new way to lead and win. The hyperinflationary toolkit is drastically different from the one that has been applied for the past 30 years, with steady 1% to 3% inflation combined with a cost of capital … [More]

Lerner & Rowe to the Rescue, Helping Communities in Need

by Tyler Butler

As the catchy advertising jingle goes, Lerner & Rowe are known as the “way to go.” They’re the firm where personal injury law meets a people-focused approach. Yet, in many communities, this firm is better known as an advocate and champion for positive change. Launched by the firm’s founder and partner, Kevin Rowe, Lerner & Rowe Gives Back (LRGB) and the Rowe Family … [More]

Executing a Business Plan with Strength and Commitment

by Bruce Weber

Creating a strategic plan is a process that a business and its employees either love or hate, and once a plan is developed, it needs to be implemented. The plan or framework is designed to help a business chart the future and envision the opportunity that lies ahead, but once the plan is completed, how does an organization move the execution of such strategy and direction into … [More]

The ABCs of ADUs in Phoenix

by Jeremy Nova

Phoenix appears to be poised to open the doors wider to accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and for good reason. These freestanding backyard structures — also known as in-law suites, granny flats, casitas and cottages — create additional living spaces at a cost of about 40% less than a traditional renovation or home remodel. With water, sewer and electrical service, ADUs are homes … [More]

Chris Camacho, Greater Phoenix Economic Council

from Chris Camacho

Greater Phoenix is an attractive destination for workers, expanding faster than any other U.S. market with an injection of nearly 100,000 new residents annually. Employment opportunities are growing just as fast. With the announcements of more than 10,000 jobs over the last year, it’s clear that momentum is building throughout the Valley. Massive growth in advanced industry … [More]

Feedback: January 2023

by Jayme DeVary, Sarah Jennings, David Shapiro

Q: In retaining your employees, what have you found they value most about your company? Is this the same or different for attracting new employees? Jayme DeVary Director of People Operations HomeSmart Sector: Real Estate There are many things we do at HomeSmart that results in retention, but one standout item is our culture. We have a culture that we call “Bamily”— our … [More]

Digital Marketing – How an AZ-based HVAC Firm Doubled Its Revenue 

by Aaron Ayotte

The heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) market in Arizona is highly competitive. In fact, according to, there are nearly 124,000 HVAC firms across the nation representing a $123 billion market. Due to its hot and arid weather, little to no rainfall and huge population growth, the Southwest — including our fine state — is top in the nation for HVAC … [More]

Liability in Cyber Insurance

by Monica M. Minkel

As the cyber insurance landscape evolves at a rapid pace, underwriter diligence has increased. Many insurance carriers have become more precise with their questions, especially those related to the implementation and utilization of multifactor authorization and related risk mitigation strategies. Improperly responding to application questions can jeopardize coverage in more … [More]

The Great Breakup – Women in Leadership

by Annie Rosencrans

Results of the McKinsey & Company’s Women in the Workplace 2022 report has given rise to the term the “Great Breakup,” which refers to the emerging trend of women in senior positions leaving companies at strikingly high levels if their demands and requirements are not met. The report exposes a catalogue of failings by employers toward women, ranging from permitting hostile … [More]

Looking Good 2023 – January Standouts

  Achievements Delta Dental of Arizona: A Center of Excellence Philanthropy Waymo and Google Support Feeding America LevRose Commemorates Milestone with 30 Days of Giving Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa … [More]

LevRose Commemorates Milestone with 30 Days of Giving

by Mike Hunter

Commercial real estate company LevRose recently commemorated its 30-year anniversary with 30 days of giving, volunteering and donating $10,000 to local deserving charities: Children’s Cancer Network, Rio Vista Center and AZ Power Paws. Since its inception, LevRose has grown from a two-person vision to a 36-person company and completed approximately 7,000 transactions. … [More]

Delta Dental of Arizona: A Center of Excellence 

by Mike Hunter

Continuing its streak since 2016, Delta Dental of Arizona earned BenchmarkPortal’s Center of Excellence certification in 2022, one of the most prestigious awards in the customer service and support industry. BenchmarkPortal also awarded Delta Dental of Arizona in 2022 the “Top Contact Center,” “Lowest Abandon Rate” and “Best Agent Retention” titles.  … [More]

Waymo and Google Support Feeding America

by Mike Hunter

Along with a $250,000 donation that made to United Food Bank, dozens of volunteers from Waymo and Google packed food boxes for the food bank. Autonomous Waymo Via trucks transported the boxes to a warehouse for distribution to families throughout the Valley. Google’s donation was part of a national initiative where donated $10 million to Feeding America … [More]

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Donates $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa

by Mike Hunter

Staying true to its commitment to support nonprofit organizations throughout Maricopa, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino — through its community outreach program H.E.R.O. — recently donated $15,000 to F.O.R. Maricopa, a local nonprofit organization that provides food, opportunity and resources to the Maricopa community. Among its many awards, Harrah’s Ak-Chin has earned a Volunteer … [More]

Cyber Attacks: Data Breaches vs. Social Media Takeovers

by Mike Hunter

Seventy percent of small businesses believe they are ready to protect against a cyberattack or recover from a data breach. This fact is among the findings in the 2022 Business Impact Report recently published by the Identity Theft Resource Center® (ITRC), its second annual report on the impacts of identity crimes and cyberattacks on small businesses and … [More]

Bergy Bag: Made Up for Makeup to Beat the Heat 

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Make up can be expensive. We want to protect it from getting ruined and having to be replaced,” says Bergy Bag founder Heather Dziedzic. “Also, who loves wiping up melted lipstick off the sides of our makeup bags ... not it!” So, she designed a fashionable cosmetic bag that keeps cosmetics or skin care — or anything that can melt or needs to stay cool — from melting or … [More]

Sinatra: Revolutionary Tech for Hospitality

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sinatra is a platform of software and hardware tools for hospitality. The initial launch of the platform is Sinatra Training, which, being fully digitized and optimized for mobile, allows for a highly engaging experience that is optimized for this generation of staff and offers continuous and relevant digital training.  Founders Adam Laor and Brian Pierce met and initially … [More]

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