Traveling to New York City? Here are Some Safe Things to Do in 2022

Rick McCartney

NYC is over 70% vaccinated and most everything is open. We still have some distancing guidelines and reservations required, but, thankfully, things are slowly moving more towards how they were before. There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five … [More]

Arizona Commission on the Arts Announces New Executive Director

Rick McCartney

We are very excited to announce the selection of Anne L’Ecuyer as the next Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts! L’Ecuyer will assume leadership of the agency in February 2022. L’Ecuyer is a policy strategist, facilitator, and seasoned executive who stays closely connected to an international network of creative leaders and individual artists. She is an … [More]

High-Tech Two-Story Office Building in Scottsdale Is First Project to Kick Off New Year for LGE Design Build

Kicking off the New Year, full-service commercial general contractor and in-house architecture firm LGE Design Build recently broke ground on the new office for the premiere workplace technology company Immedia. The two-story, 32,000 square-foot office building will stand at Bell Road and 82nd Street in Scottsdale. The office design features exciting and modern design … [More]

Daycare Shortage Inspires Innovative Childcare Solution Launching in Phoenix


According to a recent report from the advocacy group ReadyNation, the lack of quality and affordable childcare is a major issue hampering employees, mostly women, from returning to the workforce post-COVID. A new company just launched in the Phoenix marketplace, called Caribou, is focused on alleviating the childcare challenges, like a lack of qualified caregivers and long wait … [More]

Centene Completes Acquisition of Magellan Health, Establishing a Leading Behavioral Health Platform at a Critical Time

Centene Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisition of Magellan Health, Inc. The acquisition enables Centene to provide whole-health, integrated healthcare solutions to deliver better health outcomes at lower costs for complex, high-cost populations. "Magellan will expand Centene's reach to provide increased access to behavioral healthcare for our … [More]

Car Insurance Rates Increase in 2022 as Americans Resume Their Pre-Pandemic Lives, Arizona Tops List


As Americans resume normal economic activities, Auto insurance rates will rise by 0.6% in 2022 after falling in 2021 according to ValuePenguin's State of Auto Insurance in 2022 report published today. The average cost of auto insurance is expected to reach $1,935 annually, with 22 states seeing car insurance premiums increase in 2022. Here are the key … [More]

Arizona-Founded Poke Concept Lands Partnership for Fast Growth

Koibito Poke

Koibito Poke, the newest innovative fast casual food concept to hit the restaurant landscape, announces today that it has signed a franchise sales agreement with True Capital Partners LLC, which has committed to sell a minimum of 300 locations in eight states over the next five years. The healthy poke concept anticipates the first 120 stores will be in place in the next 24-30 … [More]

California’s Top Cannabis Brand Expands Product to Arizona

El Blunto, California's top blunt producer, announced their expansion into the Arizona market through a partnership with Trulieve Cannabis Corp., a leading and top-performing cannabis company in the United States. El Blunto products will be available during a two-week exclusive arrangement at all Trulieve-affiliated Harvest retail locations in Arizona beginning on Friday, … [More]

Long-Time CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield AZ, Richard Boals, Joins MDI Health

MDI Health

MDI Health, a clinical platform that optimizes medication treatment at scale, announced that the former CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Richard L. Boals, will join MDI as both an advisor and investor. Mr. Boals’ success as an innovative leader in the healthcare industry led to his impressive 14 year tenure as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s chief executive. MDI … [More]

Taylor Morrison and Offerpad Expand Relationship Nationwide

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, the nation’s fifth largest homebuilder and developer, and Offerpad, a leading tech-enabled platform for buying and selling residential real estate, have created a national, customer-focused relationship to help Taylor Morrison’s new buyers in 14 of its current markets. The companies’ new relationship expands from an initial successful launch … [More]

Did Your Customers Disappear? How to Get Them Back in 2022

Perhaps orders are down, in-store traffic has hardly rebounded, revenues are frustratingly slow to return and employee spirits are in the tank as well. When customers go away and don’t come back, business owners and CEOs are left to scratch their heads as they try to figure out why. A probable culprit is that the business failed to maintain authentic customer and employee … [More]

Luxury Real Estate in Phoenix 2022 Outlook – and Economic Impact

by  Greg Remmers

The luxury real estate buying boom that began in 2020 escalated in 2021 and will continue in the new year. Insatiable demand depleted inventory across the U.S. and put upward pressure on prices. Driving the real estate surge was a combination of factors that include shifting consumer values caused by the pandemic and historic wealth growth due to cryptocurrency gains and … [More]

Local Celebrity Chef to Open Scottsdale’s Newest Restaurant at New Boutique Hotel

Clive Collective, a Scottsdale-based restaurant group featuring purveyors of unique, elevated experiences, announced its latest concept, Cala, at Scottsdale’s newest Old Town hotel Senna House, located at 7501 E. Camelback Road. Cala is slated to open in January 2022. Cala offers an escape to the Mediterranean from the heart of Scottsdale’s Entertainment District, serving … [More]

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