Take Advantage of Extended Summer Hours at City Trailheads


​​​During the Valley's warm weather months, the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department recommends hiking during the early morning or evening hours when it is cooler and there is more shade. To help with that recommendation, extended summer hours are in effect annually from June through September at three of the City's popular hiking destinations – North Mountain … [More]

Accelerating Cultural Diversity at the Desert Botanical Garden for Juneteenth


The Archwood Exchange Buy Black Marketplace and Desert Botanical Garden are partnering for the first ever Juneteenth Evening Festival, Friday, June 16, 2023, from 6-9 p.m. The family-friendly event will celebrate Black culture and excellence through storytelling, history, art, performance, community discussion and entrepreneurship. The Juneteenth Evening Festival spotlights … [More]

Asking Rents Fall 2% in the West, Phoenix Rents Falling after Pandemic Peaks


The median U.S. asking rent fell 0.6% year over year to $1,995 in May—the largest annual decline since March 2020—according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That compares with a near-record 16.5% increase one year earlier. May’s drop also represented the first annual decline since March 2020 on a revised basis. The median … [More]

Sundt Construction Names Richard McDonald as New Sustainability Director


Sundt Construction recently hired Richard McDonald as its Sustainability Director to implement and maintain sustainability initiatives and serve as a sustainable construction expert for Sundt employee-owners. “Sundt has long been an advocate of sustainable business practices and a trusted partner for our clients as they pursue their own sustainability goals,” said Teri … [More]

WEBINAR – Jun 27: How to Avoid the Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Destroy Businesses

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Join us for the upcoming Small Business Boot Camp virtual webinars and monthly workshops. If you've missed past sessions, watch here. How to Avoid the Top 10 Legal Mistakes That Destroy Businesses 06/27/2023 | 9:00 AM A common mistake small business owners make is putting off legal issues as the business grows. Although it is … [More]

KORE Power Receives Conditional Commitment for $850M for Advanced Battery Manufacturing at Buckeye Facility 


KORE Power, Inc. has received a conditional commitment from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) for a loan in the principal amount of $850 million under the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program‎. The loan will be used to fund the construction of KORE’s advanced battery cell manufacturing facility in Buckeye, Arizona‎. The … [More]

6 Ways AI Can Help Businesses Retain Customers


Poor service costs businesses worldwide an estimated $4.7 trillion each year¹, meaning providing a good consumer experience is key to a company's success. As discussion grows about the role of AI, Sweep.io have shared six benefits AI can have in improving customer experience. Six benefits of AI for customer experience: 1. Reduces workload AI chatbots can answer … [More]

Kentwood Ventures Lands $38M for Phoenix Project

by Madalina Pojoga

Kentwood Ventures has received $38 million in financing for the development of KV Casa Grande, a 314,453-square-foot speculative industrial building in Casa Grande, Ariz. JLL Capital Markets worked on behalf of the borrower to secure a $23 million loan through CrossFirst Bank and $15 million in joint venture equity through Blue Vista Capital Management. The Class A … [More]

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