Greater Phoenix Chamber Names 2022 Impact Award Honorees

Concord General Contracting, Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona have been named the small, mid-size and large Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber during the Annual IMPACT Awards held Friday, May 13th. This year marks the 35th anniversary of the prestigious awards program. Small Business of the Year: Concord General … [More]

Heritage Trail to Promote Dude Ranches Across Arizona

Governor Doug Ducey recently signed legislation to help preserve and promote Arizona’s dude ranches and the unique experiences they deliver to Arizonans and thousands of visitors each year. HB2398, sponsored by Rep. Tim Dunn of Yuma, creates the Arizona Dude Ranch Heritage Trail Program, which provides a framework for highlighting the historical essence that guests can … [More]

Scottsdale Fashion Week Glorious Events Continue into This Weekend

Scottsdale Fashion Week returns to the Valley for the first time since 2019! As Arizona’s biggest fashion event, the week is full of glamorous runway shows, elite venues and world-class designers that will provide an unforgettable experience. Taking place from May 12thto May  15th, with plenty to do over this upcoming weekend, each night has a special theme that coincides with … [More]

Mayor Gallego Announces Blue Bank to Foster Innovation in Water Conservation

Mayor Kate Gallego and members of the Phoenix City Council have voted unanimously to make new funding available to companies interested in using a leading-edge technology to save water and protect the environment. The new 'Blue Bank' is a partnership between the city, the New Venture Fund's BlueCommons project, and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation's Business for Water … [More]

Financial Literacy App Raises $5.2M to Launch Gamified Banking Platform for Kids and Teens

Serial entrepreneurs Scott Donnell and Travis Adams have raised a $5.2 million seed round led by Altrus Capital and a pool of private investors to launch the GravyStack financial literacy app. Key investors include Chad Willardson, Mark Timm, Gino Wickman, Jim Kwik, Kate Wells, Loral Langemeier, and David Meltzer. GravyStack will launch in mid-2022 with a … [More]

Qwick Names Company’s First Chief People Officer as Rapid Growth Continues

Qwick, the leading staffing-as-a-service platform for hospitality businesses and professionals, has appointed Derek Johnson as its first Chief People Officer. Johnson joins at a time when Qwick is expanding employee headcount faster than ever. He will lead the company's key human resources functions including Qwick's diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging program. … [More]

Study on American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs Released

University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies announces the release of a whitepaper examining factors contributing to employee turnover, as well as possible solutions: “American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs.” Drawing upon data from the 2022 University of Phoenix Career Institute™ Career Optimism Index® study, Louise Underdahl, Ph.D., a Research Fellow with the … [More]

Arizona Diamondbacks Name Official Casino and Resort Partner

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Casino Arizona, an enterprise owned and operated by the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (SRPMIC), announce a new partnership naming the popular casino and its sister property, Talking Stick Resort, as the ​​Official Casino and Resort Partner for the Arizona Diamondbacks. The new agreement will include visible signage and exclusive VIP … [More]

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