Eliminate Virus

by Mike Hunter

VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs, enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. At the same time, it may be used as a means to detect false positives, such as innocuous resources detected as malicious by one or more scanners. … [More]

Luxury Sweet

by MIke Hunter

SuiteHop is an online booking platform that provides an easy way for fans to enjoy a luxury suite experience at sports and entertainment venues across the United States. SuiteHop’s streamlined platform allows users to directly book entire suites or individual seats in suites with real-time availability and pricing. With hundreds of venues hosting thousands of events across the … [More]

Alert to Contract Terms

by Mike Hunter

Most contracts extend without notice. Cloudtract is a free application that sends an alert when contracts are about to expire. It is a simple online contract management platform for small and medium-sized companies, where they can store contracts, such as ongoing utility and IT contracts, and set alerts to be able to tell when they need to be renewed or when they want to cancel … [More]

Save on Energy Costs

by Mike Hunter

Companies can save energy and money. SRP Business Solutions rebates cut upgrade costs, reduce energy use and can slash bills. If a project’s energy savings can be measured, it probably qualifies. Check out the rebate options and see how to get started. Or contact an SRP Alliance Participant for help through the process. Even if the business is not ready for upgrades, SRP … [More]

Walmart Tests Grocery Pickup

by Mike Saucier

Walmart is testing a new initiative in three East Valley locations that allows customers to order groceries online and pick up their order for free at the store. The Valley locations (in Mesa and Chandler) are the first in the Southwest to offer the new service and Metro Phoenix is only the fourth market nationally in which the retail giant is testing its Walmart Grocery Pickup … [More]

Innovation for Travel Gifting

by RaeAnne Marsh

Valley resident Marianne Kunkin built TravelHugg as a gift card specifically for travel and travel-related expenses so that the giver could know its recipient would use the gift card for travel rather than general use. An avid gift-card user, she saw this as a void that personal need inspired her to fill. When she relocated to Phoenix, she says it was with the expectation that … [More]

Chicagoans Launch Beer Distribution in Phoenix

by Alison Stanton

Tapping Phoenix as an up-and-coming beer market, brothers Jason and Jim Ebel — founders of Two Brothers Brewing Co. and Windy City Distributing in Chicago — recently launched Arizona Beer & Cider Company. “We see Arizona like Chicago was five or seven years ago, in terms of being a burgeoning beer market that is poised to do really well,” Jason says. He shares that personal … [More]

Park in Style

by RaeAnne Marsh

Portland on the Park, sister property to Downtown’s award-winning Portland Place, will consist of four-, 12- and 14-story towers with a five-story parking garage for resident and guest use. With some floor plans recently redesigned larger in answer to buyer interest, home sizes range from 745 to 2,490 square feet. In the Central Arts District, it is situated between Portland … [More]

New Interest in Old Town

by RaeAnne Marsh

Camelback Square, a three-story Class-A office project in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, was recently purchased for $42.3 million. “The Old Town Scottsdale office market is an extremely popular area that is experiencing steadily rising rents and values,” says Paul Smith, principal of new owner Velocis. “Camelback Square is our first acquisition in the Phoenix market, and one … [More]

Value-Add Asset in Phoenix

by RaeAnne Marsh

Madison Square was recently purchased, through Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, by Madison Square Property, LLC, which plans to reposition the value-add asset through a multi-million-dollar upgrade and is working with Phoenix Design One to redesign and remodel the project, taking into account the complex’s fundamental qualities and outstanding location. Built in two phases in 1986 … [More]

Where are America’s Most Innovative Technology Hubs?

by Mike Hunter

An important question to ask, of late, is, “Who is on top in innovation technology?” because the answer truly can make a difference in local markets that are all vying for the top position — or very close to the top. The good news is, many of the top communities are on top because they are making a concerted effort to compete. The bad news is some, like Phoenix — although they … [More]

2015 Audi S3

by Mike Hunter

Sporty and agile, this smallest of the Audi sedans is powerful and accomplishes the Euro-centric needs that many Americans admire in an Audi. As the sporty version, the Audi S3 is the Audi A3 supercharged. This little car is worth every dollar spent and will engage drivers, meet the latest economic needs in this class, and intrigue those who may be looking at larger sedans from … [More]

DIY Taxes

by Mike Hunter

Small-Business Tax Software may be the way to go. Through technology, there are some great programs that small-business owners can purchase to do-it-yourself if you dare. Here are our pics for the top trusted software programs. H&R Block Deluxe Improved user interface over last year’s version. There is support for major forms and schedules, and solid assistance and help … [More]

In the Barrio Queen Scottsdale

by Mike Hunter

With restaurants popping up everywhere, it is easy to forget about some of the local classics. Barrio Queen in Scottsdale (and soon in Gilbert) is one of those great local legends that cannot be missed for lunch. Although no longer under the direction of Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, who founded the original concept, Barrio Café, its menu still reflects the creativity of the … [More]

St. Paddy’s Month

Benjamin Little

March 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and includes some very serious lore — although most Americans know St. Patrick’s Day as the day of the year to drink at an Irish Pub. Here are our picks for eats, drinks and a St. Paddy’s Day celebration. Rosie McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant The local classic, hands down. Rosie’s is the place to go for anything authentically Irish … [More]

Changing Your Company from the Inside Out

by Mike Hunter

You’re ambitious. You’re not afraid to take risks. You want to bring about positive social change. And while your peers have left a trail of failed startups in their wake, you want to initiate change from within an established company, where you can have a more far-reaching, even global impact. Welcome to the club — you’re a social intrapreneur. But how do you get started and … [More]

The High-Speed Company

by Mike Hunter

Bestselling author Jason Jennings believes that urgency and speed are keys to the growth of any business. Jennings draws on years of research and 11,000+ in-depth interviews with executives, business owners and CEOs across the country to uncover how successful leaders build a culture that supports constant innovation and growth. Writing in his trademark down-to-earth style, and … [More]


by Mike Hunter

New York Times reporter Steve Lohr explores revolutionary changes being ushered in by big-data technology as vast Internet-scale data sets are used for discovery and prediction in virtually every field. Focusing on young entrepreneurs at the forefront of data science as well as on giant companies such as IBM that are making big bets on data science for the future of their … [More]

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