12 Companies to Provide Venture Class Launch Services for NASA, 2 from Arizona


NASA has selected 12 companies to provide launch services for the agency's Venture-Class Acquisition of Dedicated and Rideshare (VADR) missions, providing new opportunities for science and technology payloads and fostering a growing U.S. commercial launch market. Award selections are: ABL Space Systems of El Segundo, California Astra Space Inc. of … [More]

Fastest-Growing EdTech Provider Is Now Bluum


Having already transformed into North America's leading education technology company, Trox + Tierney will continue to grow in the education markets under the new brand of Bluum beginning today. The higher calling of ensuring every student has access to a world-class education remains the company's mission. The April 2021 Trox and Tierney merger resulted in a … [More]

Working Remote in 2022? Arizona Ranks as the Best Place According to a Recent Study


Dwellics, the authority in U.S. City Data and personalized advice on where to move, today unveils the 2022 Report, Top 100: Best Cities to Work Remote in 2022. The Report reveals several surprising trends, including Arizona exceeding all other states in America by scoring three of the top ten positions on the list and six of the top twenty. Arizona cities … [More]

Phoenix Unemployment Drops to 2.4%; Workforce Size Sets New Record

by Eric Jay Toll, PHXNewsroom

Greater Phoenix ended the year with a workforce of nearly 2.3 million, a 5.7 percent year-over-year increase. The seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate for the metropolitan area dropped from 2.8 percent in November to 2.4 percent in December 2021. It was 6.4 percent a year ago. In Greater Phoenix, 122,700 new workers were hired in the year-over-year comparison with … [More]

Arizona Quickest to $1 Billion in Wagers after $466 Million November


Arizona's online and retail sportsbooks officially stretched their unprecedented start into a third month with nearly $470 million in wagers and more than $50 million in gross gaming revenue in November. By doing so, Arizona became the quickest to reach $1 billion in wagering after launch, according to analysts from PlayAZ.com, which tracks the fledgling Arizona gaming … [More]

Rental Market Wraps Up 2021 with 5.3 Times Faster Price Growth, Phoenix Metro 7th Fastest


New data shows national rents grew five times faster in 2021 than in 2020, on average, according to the Realtor.com® Monthly Rental Report released today. In December, rents notched the sixth straight month of double-digit yearly increases nationwide and surged in the majority of large metros, led by Miami, Tampa, Fla. and Orlando with gains of more than 34% … [More]

Rob and Melani Walton Foundation Makes $5M Gift to Arizona’s Homeless Pets


The Arizona Humane Society is thrilled to announce a $5M gift from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation, one of the largest single contributions to AHS in its 64-year history. This milestone gift to name the Rob & Melani Walton Papago Park Campus, expected to open in early 2023, signifies the culmination of years' worth of transformation for homeless pets in Maricopa … [More]

5 Key Steps to Manage an Underperforming Employee

by Edgar R. Olivo

It is already hard enough to hire employees during a pandemic, and managing a team under pressure can really test your leadership skills. Sometimes, a small business owner has to do everything to keep the doors open, even if it means keeping a few bad apples around. This may mean being tempted to hold onto an employee who is underperforming, because addressing difficult … [More]

EN NEGOCIOS: 5 pasos clave para gestionar un empleado de bajo rendimiento

por Edgar R. Olivo

Es lo suficiente difícil contratar empleados durante una pandemia, y administrar un equipo bajo presión realmente puede poner a prueba sus habilidades de liderazgo. A veces, el propietario de una pequeña empresa tiene que hacer todo lo posible para mantener las puertas abiertas, incluso si eso significa mantener algunas manzanas podridas dentro del equipo. Desafortunadamente, … [More]

Digital Marketing Co. Launches Tech Solution for Vehicle Dealers


Digital Air Strike, the leading consumer engagement technology company, is announcing the launch of its LotVantage Partner Program. The expanded program enables dealerships and their marketing partners to merchandise inventory more effectively, deliver targeted messaging to consumers, and drive business results through increased vehicle sales and fixed operations service … [More]

Ransomware Readiness and Recovery: 8 Dos and Don’ts

by Bryce Austin

There were seven people seated around the table: The CEO, the VP, the CFO, the Special Agent from the FBI, the owner, the forensics technician, and the company’s CISO (Chief Information Security Officer). “Don’t pay,” was the CEO’s vote. Same for the VP. “Pay it,” was the owner’s response. The CFO nodded in agreement. “Paying could be a violation of Federal law,” … [More]

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