CRE: What’s the Big Picture?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Interest in Metro Phoenix’s commercial real estate industry spans not only all its segments but naturally draws in most of the rest of the business community as companies need space for their operations. Perspective on the state of the market and its future varies by the angle from which involvement stems, and In Business Magazine explores those viewpoints of investors, whose … [More]

Tech Trends Continue to Shape How We Live, Work and Learn 

by Susan Anable

This time last year, most of us were hunkered down in our homes under stay-in-place restrictions. Little did we know it would become a global pandemic that would bring about broad-sweeping change in so many facets of life — technology included.  The pandemic has been a technology accelerator for businesses, municipalities, schools, healthcare and homes. As such, those of us … [More]

Bashas’ Purpose Drives Social Change

by Tyler Butler

Bashas’ Family of Stores was founded in 1932 by two brothers. And to this day, Bashas’ is still family owned. Now on its third generation of leadership and with more than 100 stores across Arizona under multiple brand names, Bashas’ has been an integral and long-standing component to Arizona’s growth.  From the very beginning, Bashas’ has been committed to giving back and … [More]

Quick Tips to Cool Hot Heads in the Office

by Doc Elliot 

Face it, the times we are in are rife with conflict. If you work in an office — any office — you are well aware of office politics. People don’t get along well; Human Resources always has a challenge up their sleeves and yadda yadda yadda. What happens when the headlines are bubbling over with tense internal conflict?  Serious social and political issues divide households … [More]

Embrace the Unknown

by Bruce Weber

“If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.” —Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose In 1959, “The Twilight Zone,” a TV program, debuted in the U.S. The show was built around creating an experience surrounding the unknown. The show’s actual … [More]

Inclusion is Different – Not Difficult

by Tova Sherman

For more than 20 years, the most common question I have received from P3 leaders across North America is “How?” — “How can I include persons with disabilities in my workplace and still be a profitable business?” My answer is always the same.  Onboarding persons with disabilities is different, not difficult — and how different depends less on their issues than yours. More … [More]

Employee Onboarding: How to Succeed in a Remote-First Workplace

by Aleksandra Sulimko

Remote work has been an option for some employees for many years, but recently many were thrust into it for the first time without warning. As businesses ramp up hiring efforts, many are realizing that looking to candidates outside their localities can provide great advantages. With a global talent pool, companies have access to more candidates with varied skills and … [More]

Work from Anywhere? Benefits May Not Be as Flexible

by Doug Ramsthel

Working remote has truly come to mean working from anywhere as employees have started to move to their favorite vacation spots, closer to relatives and out of state to lower-cost areas, so long as there is dependable internet. Remote working is now coming to be viewed as a potential perk to offer employees. However, this initial reaction of allowing work from anywhere may be … [More]

Walter Crutchfield, Vintage Partners

from Walter Crutchfield

Moving up in the CRE spotlight these days is industrial and multifamily. And Phoenix is leading the pack in those segments, while other segments are adapting to considerable shifts in market needs. Many of the negative shifts felt in other parts of the country have not impacted the Phoenix market as deeply. Couple that with strong in-migration, growth in manufacturing jobs, … [More]

Feedback: May 2021

by David Berg, Lauri Leadley, Melynn K. Wakeman

Question: What were the most significant moves you made to strengthen and grow your business over this past year? David Berg  President and Co-Founder Redirect Health Sector: Healthcare In the face of the global pandemic, it was harder than ever for people across the U.S. to access the healthcare they needed. Medical clinics were closed, non-essential services were … [More]

Partnership Gives The Alkaline Water Company Significant Distribution Gains

by Ricky Wright

Scottsdale-based The Alkaline Water Company, the creator of Alkaline88TM, has entered into its first major agreement with a Direct Store Distributor (DSD). After eight years of growing the brand in the grocery channel and becoming the No. 1-selling bulk alkaline water in the country, management has chosen to enter into a long-term agreement with local distributor Hensley … [More]

Pita Jungle Spirit in Mexican Ghost Kitchen

by Mike Hunter

Pita Jungle has taken its healthy Mediterranean concept and moved to a new continent with A Su Salud — “to your health” — a Mexican food ghost kitchen. Piloting its concept at its Tempe location, Pita Jungle launched A Su Salud in March, offering delivery through its third-party delivery partners as well as pick-up service. “Mexican cuisine offers a palette of vibrant and … [More]

Design’s New Direction Post-Pandemic

by Mike Hunter

The year 2020 was a tough one for most industries. Phoenix-based Ideation Design Group felt the brunt of the pandemic's crushing losses to restaurants, hospitality brands and the airport industry on a multi-faceted level. Fast forward to 2021, and things are looking up for the renowned design firm that successfully navigated a pivot by expanding into new industries and focusing … [More]

Guides & Resources – May 2021

Find out more in each issue of In Business Magazine as we provide resources and guides that can help businesses get and stay connected to the information they need to build business. COVID-19 Business Stimulus: With now two phases of the Paycheck Protection Program loans and other Small Business Administration loans and stimulus packages, we include these links for … [More]

Looking Good 2021 – May Standouts

  Achievements Fired Pie Is Only AZ Restaurant to Make ‘Hottest’ List Handwrytten Named a ‘Most Innovative Company’ Philanthropy PROShred Arizona Event Benefits Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue Larry H. Miller Dealerships Deliver Carfuls of Comfort for AZ Foster Children … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Deliver Carfuls of Comfort for AZ Foster Children

A caravan of vehicles from nine Larry H. Miller Dealerships locations across Phoenix last month delivered carfuls of donations to Arizona Department of Child Safety’s Welcome Center in Phoenix. Simple items of comfort included new suitcases, blankets, pillows, pajamas and socks collected through employee and public donations during a month-long, statewide “Luggage of Love” … [More]

PROShred Arizona Event Benefits Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue

PROShred Arizona raised $5,500 for Desert Labrador Retriever Rescue during its recent Shred A Thon charity event in Scottsdale, which allowed Valley residents to securely dispose of a banker’s box of documents in exchange for a $5 to $10-dollar donation. It was PROShred’s sixth charity event for the Labrador rescue. … [More]

Handwrytten Named a ‘Most Innovative Company’

Handwrytten, an online handwritten notes service formed in 2014 to reignite the art of handwritten correspondence by using custom-built and -designed robots, was named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021 in the Robotics category. The list honors the businesses that have not only found a way to be resilient in the past … [More]

Telecommuting Safety – Are Companies Safe in Arizona?

by Mike Hunter

With so many Americans working remotely, telecommuting has soared through the roof last year — Forbes reported in March 2020 that 58% of America’s knowledge workers were working remotely. Instead of hopping on a train, bus, or into a car to get to the office, many Americans are joining meetings via video conferencing and collaborating from home. As convenient as working from … [More]

Relax, Escape on Neighbor’s Furniture

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We’re on a mission to help our customers include their outdoor spaces in livable square footage,” says Nick Arambula, co-founder and CEO of Neighbor. The company, founded this past October, designs and distributes outdoor furniture and goods bult for a long life outside.  Launching with the Haven Collection, a modular seating collection constructed from sustainably … [More]

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