Credit Union Appoints New Chief Retail Officer to Lead Innovative Strategies

Desert Financial Credit Union

Laura Wallace has been appointed Chief Retail Officer (CRO) at Desert Financial Credit Union, an iconic name in the Valley with a recently minted statewide charter. A credit union veteran, Wallace rose up the ranks, investing her career at Alliant Credit Union in Chicago, Illinois, for three decades. Alliant is a national, award-winning credit union with more than 600,000 … [More]

Center for the Future of Arizona Names 2021 Public Service Award Recipients

Center for the Future of Arizona

The Center for the Future of Arizona (CFA) today announced the five outstanding recipients of the 2021 Gabe Zimmerman Public Service Awards. Non-elected public servants honored this year are: Deputy Chief of Staff for the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation Dr. Sophina Manheimer Calderon, Chief of Staff for the City Manager’s Office/Interim Public Works Director for the … [More]

Former Grubb and Ellis Co-CEO to Lead Phoenix Real Estate Investment Co.

Matthews Real Estate Investments Services

Matthews Real Estate Investment Services™, the nation’s fastest-growing real estate firm, announces addition to executive leadership with the strategic appointment of industry veteran, Bob Osbrink, as Executive Vice President and Market Leader for the Matthews™ Phoenix office. Osbrink will provide strategic direction for market penetration, including business development and … [More]

GoDaddy Teams up with Google to Help Small Businesses Increase Reach and Boost Online Sales


GoDaddy Inc., the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs, today announced an integration with Google which allows GoDaddy customers a way to get discovered across Google surfaces from GoDaddy's Online Store. This expansion to GoDaddy's current Google offering will make it easy for customers to scale their businesses and reach millions of new shoppers via … [More]

U.S. Jobless Claims Show Unexpected Rise from Last Week’s Pandemic Low

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending July 17, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 419,000, an increase of 51,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 8,000 from 360,000 to 368,000. The 4-week moving average was 385,250, an increase of 750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up … [More]

Arizona and First Place AZ Featured in Award-Winning Autism Documentary

First Place–Phoenix

Arizona and First Place® AZ are prominently featured in an award-winning documentary about autism, “In A Different Key,” showing at the Phoenix Film Festival August 14, 15 and 17 after recently winning an Audience Choice Award at the Sedona International Film Festival. “In A Different Key,” a true story about love, difference and the struggle to belong, follows a mother, … [More]

Four Tips to Improve Customer Retention

by Wayne Goshkarian

After getting new customers, many business owners assume they’ll stick around — but why should they? That’s the question a great retention strategy will help answer for you. More than 70% of customers will leave a business due to unsatisfactory customer service. A big part of customer service is regular communication with customers. What can you do to level up your business and … [More]

4 Expert-Approved Solutions to Small Business Failure

by JC Glancy

If you are a small business owner in the United States, you are in good company. According to the US Census Bureau, around 1.4 million new startups were filed between June and September 2020, but research from Lending Tree reveals that around 20% of those will fail during their first year. There are many reasons new businesses fail, from misreading the market, to hiring … [More]

Are Your Best Marketers Accepting Recruiter Calls?

Finding and hiring the right talent is often a difficult task for companies, but retaining workers with high-level skills is becoming even harder as people leave their jobs in droves, looking for improvements in pay, work-life balance, management, and work culture. In digital marketing – a crucial component for business growth – talent retention has never been more critical, … [More]

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