Kroger Plans $89M High-Tech Fulfillment Center in Phoenix


The Kroger Co. continues to make strides in the expansion of its portfolio of customer fulfillment centers with the announcement of plans for a new facility in Phoenix, where it operates as Fry’s Food Stores. The largest grocery retailer in the U.S. will make a capital investment of $89 million to realize the development of the approximately 222,900-square-foot project, … [More]

Chime Achieves Profitability in Record Time; Eclipses Industry Veterans to Secure Third Leading Market Position 


In 2020, company increased customer roster by more than 90%, executed strategic industry partner program and accelerated product development despite global pandemic Chime Technologies, an award-winning operating system for the real estate industry, today announced an unprecedented successful year of product, partner and customer momentum, lynchpin to the company’s success in … [More]

ASU Names New American Film School after Legendary Actor and Filmmaker Sidney Poitier

Arizona State University (ASU) today established The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California. The school, which began as a film program 15 years ago, is one of five schools in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Named after one of … [More]

WEBINAR – Jan 26: GPEC Regional Report: Healthcare & the Economy

Greater Phoenix Economic Council

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) is hosting the latest installment of its virtual series, ‘Regional Report,’ on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at noon focused on Healthcare & the Economy. Expert panelists will provide updates about the regional and national economy, COVID’s impact in Arizona and what residents can anticipate from the vaccine rollout. Panelists include: … [More]

Global Technology Solutions Provider Reaches Centennial Milestone


At a time of major global change, leading technology solutions provider Avnet is marking the company’s 100th anniversary in 2021, joining an elite group of companies that have reached their centennial. From its origins on Radio Row, the Manhattan warehouse district famous for its post-World War I electronics shops, to its current position as a top global distributor, Avnet has … [More]

WEBINAR – Jan 27: Employee Retention Tax Credit + PPP: The CPAs tell you what to know for your business


Join NFIB’s next COVID-19 webinar for in-depth discussion with small business experts from Anders CPAs on the expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and PPP updates. This will be a 45-minute webinar followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. Anders expert CPAs and financial consults will cover the following important topics: Who is eligible for the ERTC? How … [More]

Employees Not Measuring Up? Dos and Don’ts of Improving Performance

by Liz Uram

Have you ever dreaded having a conversation with an employee who wasn’t meeting performance expectations? Maybe you avoided it, hoping it would improve on its own? If so, you are not alone. Most managers would agree that one of their least favorite tasks is talking to an employee about poor performance. When performance conversations are ignored, success is left up to … [More]

5 Arizona Startups with Emerging Technology Get Grants from invisionAZ and StartupAZ

YellowBird, an on-demand two-sided marketplace that matches vetted Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) professionals with businesses nationwide, is proud to announce it has been recognized by invisionAZ and StartupAZ with a $25,000 grant. The EmergeAZ Fast Grant was established in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office to provide financial support to … [More]

Cannabis Co. Expands Cultivation and Debuts New Retail Location

Giving Tree Dispensary

Giving Tree Dispensary, an Arizona-licensed, vertically integrated seed to sale cannabis company, announced it is moving to a new retail location on Monday, January 25th, at 701 W. Union Hills Drive in Phoenix. An official Grand Opening with event promotions and giveaways will take place on Friday, February 5th. The only dispensary in Arizona with majority female ownership, … [More]

Employee Workplace Needs Differ Dramatically by Generation, Study Shows


Nintex, the global standard for process management and automation, today released findings across four generations of employees from the Nintex Workplace 2021 Study which surveyed* 1,000 United States-based full-time workers at companies with 501-50,000 employees. Most employees in this U.S. study report unexpectedly positive remote work experience and productivity in 2020, … [More]

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