Three Phoenix Businesswomen Announced as 2023 Athena Award Recipients

The Greater Phoenix Chamber announced the 2023 ATHENA private sector, public sector, and young professional award recipients at its 36th Annual ATHENA Awards. Melody Lewis, Owner & Founder, Indigenous Community Collaborative, was awarded the 2023 ATHENA Award in the private sector. Jeri Royce, President & CEO, Advance Community, earned the 2023 ATHENA Award in the … [More]

Celebrity-Backed Chicken Franchise Brings the Heat to Phoenix, Again

Dave’s Hot Chicken, a Nashville-style hot chicken restaurant from Southern California, is set to open its second location in Phoenix this week, and has plans to open several more in the coming months. Dave’s Hot Chicken has gone from a scrappy, late-night pop-up to being the fastest growing restaurant chain in the nation. Come this Friday, November 17, Phoenix residents will … [More]

Small Business Employees Report 50% Higher Levels of Satisfaction at Work

A new report released by the BambooHR Employee Happiness Index shows employee satisfaction at work continues to erode in the third quarter of 2023 except among employees working at America’s smallest companies who are the happiest in the nation.  As reported yesterday by Axios, the study finds scores around, “happiness at work remain relatively high among small business … [More]

ACA Announces Finalists for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Rick McCartney

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced 15 finalists have been selected for the 2023 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). The finalists will advance to the final round of the competition, after which judges will select up to 10 companies as AIC awardees for 2023. The AIC is designed to advance innovation and technology commercialization opportunities in Arizona by … [More]

Phoenix Becomes an A-Lister in Environmental Action

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Phoenix has been recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) as one of 119 cities across the globe that is taking bold leadership on environmental action and transparency. Thanks to the environmental efforts implemented by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the City, Phoenix received an A … [More]

Hawaii Coffee Brand Franchise Expands Footprint in Greater Phoenix Market and Beyond

Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii, a leading coffee franchise renowned for its premium sourcing of Hawaiian coffees and memorable cafés, announces two multi-unit signed development agreements in the greater Phoenix, Arizona market. A five-store deal will bring locations to the Chandler and Gilbert areas over the next five years. Alongside this development, is a three-unit agreement that … [More]

Fastest-Growing Pet Franchise Opens 250th Location

Phoenix-based Dogtopia, the nation's leading dog wellness franchise, has achieved yet another milestone with the opening of its 250th dog daycare center. The brand recently surpassed 500 signed franchise agreements in the U.S. and was one of 40 brands featured in Franchise Times' Fast & Serious List of Smartest-Growing Franchises, solidifying its dominance as the largest … [More]

Phoenix-Based Pest Fertility Control Co. Announces Reverse Stock Split

SenesTech, Inc., the leader in fertility control to manage animal pest populations, announced that it intends to effect a reverse stock split of its common stock at a ratio of 1 post-split share for every 12 pre-split shares. The reverse stock split will become effective at 4:01 p.m, Eastern Time, on November 16, 2023. The Company's common stock will continue to be traded on … [More]

Post-Pandemic Dining Traffic Stabilizes in American Downtowns, Phoenix Near 2019 Levels

Square released the latest edition of its quarterly Restaurant Industry Report, which uses data across Square’s food and beverage sellers to examine dining trends and shifts in both consumer spending and restaurant wages. As restaurants continue expanding their offerings to include meal kits, branded merchandise, and more, some eateries are now offering prix fixe … [More]

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