How to Incorporate the Hawaiian Islands into Your Next Meeting

Rick McCartney

The Hawai‘i Convention Center is debuting live music, along with new cocktails and refreshments, during the Beyond Van Gogh immersive art exhibit, which has been extended through Sept. 26, 2021. On Fridays and Saturdays, starting July 16, 2021, musician Kai Adarna and special guests will perform Hawaiian and jazz music near the 1801 Café from 6-9 p.m. Guests can enjoy a … [More]

Bubbies Ice Cream Launches Plant-Based Offerings with New Vegan Retail Boxes

Bubbies Ice Cream

Bubbies Ice Cream, the iconic and number one mochi brand in the natural channel according to SPINS*, today announced the debut of three new non-dairy mochi flavors in 6-pack retail boxes: Vegan Strawberry Mochi, Vegan Chocolate Mochi, and a newly created flavor, Vegan Mango Mochi. Made with a base of coconut milk and wrapped in sweet mochi dough, the new varieties are now … [More]

Revolutionary Pest Control Product Available for Homeowner Application for the First Time


AVERZION, a revolutionary pest control technology that uses a one-time, clear coat formula to stop scorpions from entering any structure, is now available at all five Phoenix-area Bug & Weed Mart locations, making the product available for the first time to homeowners for DIY application. “We want every home in Arizona to be protected against scorpions, and we’re excited … [More]

2021 Data Trends: Big Picture Trends Happening in the Data Analytics Market

by Doug Perez

Data is everywhere these days—literally. Most of us are generating voluminous streams of data simply by living our lives. By interacting with our devices, making purchases, and staying connected with others, we generate nearly constant streams of data. However, just having a great deal of data is worthless if the data has no meaning. In response to the ever-growing pool of data … [More]

Arizonans Helping Researchers Better Understand COVID-19

A new antibody testing study examining samples originally collected through the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program found evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in five states earlier than initially reported. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University led the study that analyzed more than 24,000 stored blood samples contributed between Jan. 2 and March 18, … [More]

Phoenix Recognized as One of the Best American Cities

Phoenix has achieved 2021 What Works Cities Certification, the national standard of excellence in data-driven city governance. What Works Cities Certification evaluates how well cities are managed by measuring the extent to which city leaders incorporate data and evidence in their decision-making. Phoenix has advanced to the Gold level (from the Silver level in 2020) as part … [More]

Hotel Industry Launches ‘Hotels are Hiring’ Ad Campaign to Fill Open Jobs

To help fill thousands of open hotel jobs and communicate the benefits of a career in the hotel industry, today the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and its charitable giving arm, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation) announced a new advertising campaign across five major hotel markets. The new advertisement will run until early August … [More]

$101.1M in Federal American Rescue Plan Funding to Launch the ‘Visit Arizona Initiative’

Governor Doug Ducey announced $101.1 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to launch the Visit Arizona Initiative, a bold program designed to increase visitation and tourism spending in Arizona, bolster job creation and accelerate economic recovery. "Tourism is essential for Arizona's booming economy and job growth," said Governor Ducey. "When visitors from across … [More]

Homebuyer Competition Eases in June as More Homes Hit the Market

In June, 65% of home offers written by Redfin agents faced competition, down from a revised rate of 72.1% in May and a pandemic peak of 74.1% in April, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Still, that's higher than the 56.8% bidding-war rate Redfin saw in June 2020, when the housing market was starting to rebound from a … [More]

Mesa Air to Invest in Heart Aerospace, Orders 100 All-Electric Aircraft

Mesa Air Group, Inc.

Mesa Air Group, Inc. announces that it has made an investment in electric aircraft company, Heart Aerospace (“Heart”), a company that plans to be the first to produce the world’s first electric nineteen-seat ES-19 aircraft, alongside Breakthrough Energy Ventures and United Airlines Ventures. Subject to certain terms, Mesa also plans to add 100 ES-19 aircraft to its regional … [More]

Virtuous Announces $18M to Support Its Rapid Growth Trajectory


Virtuous, the world's leading responsive fundraising platform for nonprofits, has just closed an $18M Series B investment round led by Atlanta-based Fulcrum Equity Partners, one of the leading growth equity funds in the Southeast. Existing investors MATH Venture Partners, Seven Peaks Ventures and PHX Venture Partners also participated in the round. The funding will support the … [More]

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