Four Former Tempe Mayors Support Tempe Entertainment District, Effectively Opposing Sky Harbor Legal Action

Four former Tempe Mayors, Harry Mitchell, Neil Giuliano, Hugh Hallman, and Mark Mitchell, have differing backgrounds and policies but they are all supporting a plan to convert an old Tempe landfill into a new sports and entertainment district, along the banks of the Tempe Town Lake. They are all endorsing Proposition 301, 302, and 303. They said so at a news conference held at … [More]

Nikola Announces $100M Public Offering of Common Stock

Nikola Corporation announced that it has commenced an SEC-registered underwritten public offering of up to $100.0 million of shares of its common stock, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other offering expenses. Nikola expects to grant the underwriter a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $15.0 million of shares of its common stock at the … [More]

After More Than Two Decades of Service, Flinn Foundation Board Chair to Retire

Dr. David Gullen, the longest-serving member of the Flinn Foundation board of directors, is stepping down as chair after 21 years of leading the philanthropic grantmaking organization. He will remain a board member through March 2024 before retiring. Gullen, a physician who practiced internal medicine in the Phoenix area for nearly 35 years before retiring, joined the Flinn … [More]

Valley Employers Seeking to Build Diverse Talent Pipeline Invited to Local Employer Summit, Apr. 5

To support employers in their efforts to attract and retain a diverse talent pipeline, Fresh Start Women’s Foundation is hosting its first annual Employer Summit on Wednesday, April 5. With more than 9 out of 10 employers struggling to fill positions in today’s tight labor market, the goal of this event is to provide attendees with innovative solutions to developing a diverse … [More]

Blue Zones Project Launches in Scottsdale: HonorHealth, Goodwill and Cigna Lead the Charge

HonorHealth, Cigna Healthcare, and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona are announcing the launch of Blue Zones Project in Scottsdale to help residents live better, longer lives. Blue Zones Project is a comprehensive initiative that transforms the environments where people live, work, learn, and play to measurably improve community well-being, resilience, and economic … [More]

BofA Names New Phoenix President, Past President to Retire

Bank of America has named Scott Vanderpool president of Bank of America Phoenix. The company also announced that widely known business leader Benito Almanza plans to retire April 6 after 45 years of service with the company and 22 years as Phoenix and Arizona president. As Phoenix president, Vanderpool assumes the responsibilities for connecting Bank of … [More]

Arizona Adds New Tech Jobs, Tech Businesses in 2022, Says Report

Arizona added more than 5,000 new tech jobs to its growing ranks of tech workers in 2022, according to a new report released today by CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the information technology (IT) industry and workforce. CompTIA's annual "State of the Tech Workforce" shows that net tech employment1 in Arizona grew by 2.6% in 2022, with the number of people employed … [More]

Airline Announces Nonstop Service from Phoenix to Houston and Tampa

Ultra-low fare carrier Frontier Airlines will launch new seasonal nonstop service from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) to Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) in May and June of 2023. With the new service, Frontier will serve more than 20 nonstop destinations from PHX and offer its largest ever summer schedule … [More]

Speak Up: Portuguese Is the Highest-Paid Foreign Language in Phoenix

Language learning platform Preply has analyzed more than 1.5 million job ads to discover the highest-paid and most in-demand second languages in Phoenix and the rest of the US right now. If you speak Portuguese you are in luck because employers in Phoenix are willing to pay a pretty penny for this skill. Portuguese is in fact the highest-paid second language in Phoenix at … [More]

New Google Fiber Makes Its Way to Arizona

Google Fiber announced that they are opening sign-ups in for their first gigabit internet customers in Arizona. Google Fiber broke ground in November in Mesa and is beginning to serve customers in just a few short months. The fiber optic connection is made of glass strands and uses light to transmit information at rates close to the speed of light, which provides a reliable … [More]

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