Nestle’s Greater Phoenix Project Gets a Boost

by Adriana Marinescu

Nestle USA has big plans for a manufacturing plant in Glendale, Ariz.—and they have the local authorities’ support to go along with it. During a March 8 meeting, the Glendale City Council unanimously approved the 139-acre development site’s inclusion in a Foreign-Trade Zone, which are designated areas exempt from U.S. Customs rules and regulations. The inclusion … [More]

WEBINAR – Mar 22: Understanding the Business Model Canvas

Rick McCartney

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Small Business Boot Camp virtual webinars and workshop. If you missed any sessions this week, watch here. Understanding the Business Model Canvas 03/22/2022 | 9:00 AM Hear from the North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce experts to learn about the Business Model Canvas, a strategic management tool for … [More]

Their Take: Corporate Education Tax Credits Are a No-Brainer

by Chad Bays

With April tax deadlines looming for individuals and families, there is still time to attribute your tax credits to any number of very noble local nonprofits. Whether it an organization that focuses on food insecurity, healthcare, child development or for many of us, supporting K-12 education, the ability to give of your tax credits makes a huge impact each year. But for … [More]

World-Class 7-Story AVE Phoenix Terra Apartments Going Up in Downtown Phoenix

Korman Communities, in partnership with RXR, has completed the purchase of its first property in the Phoenix market. The brand new, 348-unit, seven-story, professionally managed, Class A property boasting 60,000 square feet of amenity space, AVE Phoenix Terra, offers a unique flexible-stay living solution in Downtown Phoenix. “We are focused on growing our AVE portfolio of … [More]

Greater Phoenix Workforce Filled More Than 2.3 Million Jobs in January 2022

Greater Phoenix added 91,300 jobs over the past year from January 2022 compared to January 2021 for a good start to the year as reported in the March Employment Report from the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity. The number of people in the Greater Phoenix workforce filled over 2.3 million jobs in January 2022. Hiring in the business professional, technical and … [More]

Matthew P. Feeney to Step Down as Snell & Wilmer Chair, Barbara J. Dawson Named as Successor

Snell & Wilmer announced today that firm Chair Matthew P. Feeney will step down from the position in the spring of 2023. Having taken the helm in 2015, Feeney has led the firm through extraordinary growth in recent years, including strategic expansion into the Pacific Northwest, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Barbara J. Dawson, who serves on the firm’s Executive and … [More]

Phoenix Company Launches First-Ever Pay-It-Forward Marketplace

Officially launching today, Oana is a pay-it-forward marketplace™ that enables purposeful sharing of goods and services within private groups and personal networks. Headquartered in Phoenix, AZ, Oana was co-founded by Maggie Fearnow and Tom Hutchison, longtime friends who were frustrated by the lack of options for sharing resources within known social groups, without … [More]

Gilbert Tech Co. Wins Startup Showdown

Abstrakt Corp announced that the company won a $120,000 investment from Panoramic Ventures for winning Startup Showdown, a competition for entrepreneurs designed to showcase and fund early-stage technology companies. Startup Showdown has thousands of companies apply to the pitch competition then narrows it down to 25 semifinalists, with only 5 companies making it … [More]

Diamond Age Raises $50 Million to Advance Robotic Home Construction System and Go to Market

Diamond Age, a Phoenix-based full-stack robotics startup that is automating new home construction to make home ownership more affordable, raised a $50 million Series A round led by Prime Movers Lab. Seed investors Alpaca VC, Dolby Family Ventures, Timber Grove Ventures, and Gaingels all invested above their pro-rata and are joined by Signia Venture Partners. Additionally, 20% … [More]

Inflation Rose 7.9% in February, Highest in More Than 40 Years

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 7.9 percent before seasonal adjustment. Increases in the indexes for gasoline, shelter, and food were the … [More]

Top Veteran-Committed Employers Invite Military Veterans and Spouses to Virtual ‘Vet Talk’ Business Networking & Career Event

BestCompaniesAZ will host its 8th Annual Veteran Business Networking and Career Event in conjunction with Career Connectors. This event brings together Arizona’s award-winning, military-friendly companies with veteran business professionals. All United States active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees, and their spouses/family members are invited to attend at … [More]

Does Your Tech Stack Match Your Company Culture? 3 Tips for Alignment

Deciding on the right technology that fits your business’ needs and people can be challenging, but in today’s world that alignment is a must. Software adoption often has a measurable effect on the bottom line. Research shows, for example, that sales organizations are less likely to meet their quotas if they are using customer relationship management systems less than 75% of … [More]

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