Phoenix Nonprofit Names New CEO with Unique History

For the first 14 years of her life, Carrie Masters was in and out of homelessness, surrounded by drug addiction and relying on programs through UMOM and the Thomas J. Pappas School. She now is the newly-appointed, first-ever female CEO of St. Joseph the Worker (SJW), a Phoenix nonprofit with a mission to assist homeless, low-income, and other disadvantaged individuals in their … [More]

Scottsdale-Based Customer Relationship Management Co. Aligns with Small Business Organizations

Scottsdale-based Act!, a leading customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing automation solution for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), announced it has joined the Small Business Digital Alliance (SBDA), the public-private co-sponsorship between the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Business Forward, Inc, as a local ally. The Alliance, which focuses on … [More]

Healthy Rice Bowl Chain Signs 10-Store Deal to Expand in Arizona

WaBa Grill, one of the nation’s leading healthy rice bowl chains, is proud to announce a recently inked multi-unit development deal that will significantly expand its presence in Arizona. Signed by longtime WaBa Grill franchisee Jerry Bajwa of Bajwa Group of Companies, the new Arizona development deal paves the way for 10 WaBa Grill locations to open throughout Maricopa and … [More]

Employees Say Working On-Site Is Not Worth the Commute, According to New Research

About half (46%) of knowledge workers report that their companies are not doing anything to make it worthwhile to commute to the office, "The 2023 Future of Working and Learning Report" released today by Executive Networks found. A majority of senior HR leaders (71%) and senior business leaders (62%) agree that there's likely a "proximity bias" against remote/hybrid workers, … [More]

U.S. Annual Home Equity Gains Cool Again in Q4 2022, Says Report

Rick McCartney

CoreLogic®, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released the Homeowner Equity Report (HER) for the fourth quarter of 2022. The report shows that U.S. homeowners with mortgages (which account for roughly 63% of all properties) saw equity increase by 7.3% year over year, representing a collective gain of $1 trillion, for an … [More]

Phoenix Market Can Expect Strong Hotel Growth, Says Report

CBRE is raising its forecast for hotel performance in the Phoenix metro and nationally on the heels of industry gains in Q4 2022 and the expectation of slightly positive GDP growth in 2023 according to the CBRE Hotels report. In Phoenix, revenue per available room (RevPAR) in 2023 is expected to increase to $122.30, up 8.5% year-over-year and an increase of $2.45 from its … [More]

Why Tracking Customer Acquisition Costs Is Essential in Today’s Uncertain Economy

The #1 driver of the American economy is shopping, and consumers are slowing down as inflation drives prices up while wages lag. At 3.5%, the savings rate is its lowest since 2008 and far below the pre-COVID rate of 9%. Meanwhile, more than two-thirds of workers are holding management accountable for a better workplace, and 56% are only willing to wait 30 to 60 days for changes … [More]

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