Female-Owned Construction Co. Inspires Young Girls, Launches ‘Girls Can Build’ Initiative


One of Arizona’s top-ranked and female-owned general contractors wants to give young women inspiration, knowledge and opportunity to enter its traditionally male industries. Sharp Construction is launching the Girls Can Build initiative today. It will partner with the Girls Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council on its first project – a mobile building space to be operated by the … [More]

Arizona Food Co. Expands with New Healthy Snack Choices


Fresh Cravings, a family-owned snacking brand known for chilled salsas and hummus dips, debuts a new look and expands its portfolio of hummus at Walmart stores. Sporting all new packaging and brand imagery, Fresh Cravings Everything Bagel, Honey Jalapeño, and Spicy Red Pepper Hummus join its three beloved flavors: Roasted Red Pepper, Classic, and Roasted Garlic, in the deli … [More]

How the City of Phoenix Is Working to Address Homelessness


The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) released the data today from it's 2022 Point-in-Time (PIT) Homeless Count. The PIT Count is an annual street and shelter count to determine the number of people experincing homelessness in Maricopa County during a given point in time, as part of a national effort to identify the extent of homelessness nationwide. The numbers reflect … [More]

Tempe Chamber of Commerce Names President & CEO


The Tempe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Colin Diaz, IOM, ACE, as the new President & CEO following the retirement of Anne Gill. Colin Diaz is no stranger to chamber of commerce work, as he assumes the role of President & CEO with over four years of experience as the Chief Executive Officer/President of the Culver City Chamber of Commerce in Culver … [More]

All-Cash Homebuyers Are Four Times More Likely to Win a Bidding War, Says Report


Prospective homebuyers who offered all cash were more than four times as likely to win a bidding war as those who didn’t in 2021, according to a new report from Redfin, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. This makes all-cash offers by far the most effective strategy to win a home when there are multiple offers. Waiving the financing contingency and conducting a … [More]

Local Governments Work Together to Address Increase in Homelessness


The number of people experiencing homelessness continues to increase in communities across the region, with those living in unsheltered situations climbing by 35 percent since 2020, according to newly released numbers from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG). The numbers reflect a two-year increase, since the 2021 count was not conducted due to the COVID … [More]

Get a Grant for Your School or Nonprofit


​The City of Phoenix is now accepting applications for two different COVID-19 related funding opportunities for nonprofits or schools. The first is the COVID Clean Public Facilities and School Improvement and Upgrades Program. The Phoenix City Council allocated $2.3 million in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) money to fund COVID-19 prevention improvements … [More]

Phoenix-Based Qwick Launches in Washington, D.C.


Qwick, the leading on-demand labor marketplace for food and beverage Professionals announces the launch of its services in Washington, D.C., the company's 16th city to launch in since 2018. Qwick is thrilled to launch in our nation's capital and help change the way people work, enabling D.C. hospitality businesses – who could be struggling during this historic labor shortage – … [More]

2022 Career Optimism Index™ Shows Significant Gap Between Employee Realities and Employer Perceptions


As the Great Resignation continues to disrupt the U.S. workforce, the University of Phoenix Career Institute™ has released its 2022 Career Optimism Index™, a comprehensive study assessing the state of Americans’ career trajectories. New to this year’s Index—and based on findings uncovered in last year’s report—is the addition of employers as a surveyed group, alongside American … [More]

Florida & Arizona Trail California in Number of Expensive Submarkets

Rick McCartney

PropertyShark just released a new report, which ranks the top 100 U.S. office submarkets by average sale prices listed in 2021. Nine Florida submarkets ranked among the nation’s 100 most expensive last year. Of these, the best positioned was Miami’s central business district, which landed in 28th with an average office sale price of $504 per square foot. Next, downtown West … [More]

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