Morrison Institute Celebrates 40 Years

Arizona is a “laboratory for the future of democracy,” and the Morrison Institute for Public Policy, as well as the university where it is based, are vital contributors to that laboratory, Arizona State University President Michael Crow recently told friends and supporters of the institute. The institute celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Feb. 28 Impact Showcase at the … [More]

2023 Brings Changes to Arizona Withholding Forms

by Marc Lamber

Arizona employees are getting to keep a bit more in their pockets as Arizona's individual tax rate has been lowered to a flat 2.5%. Withholding forms are changing as well. Prior to January 1, 2023, individual tax rates in Arizona were 2.55% and 2.98%, and employees had five withholding choices ranging from .8% to 5.1% of gross earrings. With the implementation of the new … [More]

Nashville Athlete Training Concept Opens Second Franchised Facility in East Valley

D1 Training, a leading fitness concept utilizing the five core tenets of athletic-based training, announces the opening of its newest fitness facility in Chandler located at 1870 W. Germann Road, at the northeast corner of Dobson and Germann roads. The group fitness facility employs a science-backed training regimen led by certified coaches to help people of all ages achieve … [More]

New Nonprofit Launches in Arizona to Support Families Experiencing Dyslexia

Dyslexia Road, a new non-profit organization is launching in Phoenix to support families with children experiencing dyslexia. The organization is founded by Christine Alm, Christi Brink, Maggie Freeman and Colleen Luke, a group of mothers whose children are navigating a dyslexia diagnosis. They are guided by an advisory board comprised of Courtney Levinus, Kate Moore, Jami … [More]

Million-Dollar Homes Are Less Common as High Mortgage Rates Cool the Market, Says Report

Just over 7% of U.S. homes are worth $1 million or more, according to a new report from Redfin (, the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That figure is as of January 2023, the most recent data available. The share has dropped from June 2022’s all-time high of 8.6% and remains essentially unchanged from a year earlier–but it’s up from 4.2% just before the … [More]

Arizona License and I.D. Cards Are Getting an Updated Look

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) will be releasing brand new driver license and ID cards this March. The new design will include several new security features that help prevent counterfeit reproductions or fraudulent use. Attempted counterfeits of driver license and ID cards continue to be a concern for law enforcement, as well as … [More]

Engineering Design Services Co. Opens New Precision Technologies Facility in Mesa

Benchmark Electronics, Inc., a global provider of engineering, design, and manufacturing services, celebrated the grand opening of its new Precision Technologies facility in Mesa, Arizona. The facility is designed to provide a number of key engineering and manufacturing solution services, most notably supporting the production of semiconductor capital equipment building blocks … [More]

Unique Annual Festival Creates $9M Direct Economic Impact for Chandler

The 2022 Annual Chandler Ostrich Festival, a signature event hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, pumped $9 million into the local economy over the course of its two-weekend run last year. Newly implemented RFID technology allowed the Chandler Chamber for the first time to document the behavior and spending patterns of vendors and visitors in order to quantify the … [More]

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