One-Stop-Shop to Start a Business in Arizona Launches

Governor Doug Ducey and the Arizona Department of Administration launched Arizona Business One Stop, an easily accessible online location for small businesses and entrepreneurs to plan, start and grow their business in Arizona. “One of the top priorities of my administration has been making Arizona the best place in the nation to do business.” said Governor Ducey. “We’ve … [More]

Industrial Supply Company Opens Its First Location in Arizona

The oldest maintenance, repair, operational, and production (MROP) distributor in the Intermountain West announced this week that it has opened a distribution center in Chandler, Arizona. The 106-year-old Industrial Supply Company now has eight locations in four states – Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and now Arizona. Tyler Whipple, Industrial Supply’s Regional Vice President of … [More]

Afterschool Reading Program Receives $250K Grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

A Phoenix-based nonprofit, Read Better Be Better was awarded a $250,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation for its afterschool reading comprehension program. The funds will allow RBBB to expand to four new elementary school districts: Roosevelt, Liberty, Peoria, and Tempe; reaching 22 additional schools, 1,408 new readers and leaders for a total of 4,190 … [More]

Phoenix Awarded Global ‘A’ Rating for Environmental Efforts

City of Phoenix

The City of Phoenix is now one of 122 cities and counties globally to make the 2022 CDP A list for its environmental efforts led by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego and the Office of Environmental Programs. “Combatting climate change is a top priority for me, and is essential to the future of Phoenix and those who plan to live here,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “Knowing that … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 13: Business Succession Planning

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Small Business Boot Camp virtual webinars and monthly workshops. If you missed any past sessions, watch here. Business Succession Planning 12/13/2022 | 9:00 AM As a small business owner, there are several concerns you may have when deciding whether to expand your business or sell your business … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 6: Tackle Year-End Financials & Prepare for 2023​​​

Arizona Commerce Authority

UPCOMING SESSIONS Please join us for the upcoming Small Business Boot Camp virtual webinars and monthly workshops. If you missed any past sessions, watch here. ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE Tackle Year-End Financials & Prepare for 2023​​​ 12/06/2022 | 9:00 AM 2022 is coming to a close, it’s time for small businesses to finalize their … [More]

3 Tips for Choosing Your Health Benefits for 2023

By Heather Kane & George Young

Annual or open enrollment season is here – a time when more than 7,308,500 people in Arizona and millions of Americans across the country will have the opportunity to select or switch their health insurance plan for the coming year. Open enrollment is a good chance to review how often you’re using health services and decide whether you’ll stick with the plan you’ve got or … [More]

Two Arizona Starbucks Stores Join More Than 100 Unionized Starbucks Locations in National Strike

Workers at two Starbucks stores in Arizona will be striking in solidarity with their fellow workers across the country. They join a total of over 100 stores participating in Red Cup Rebellion, a nationwide unfair labor practice (ULP) strike demanding Starbucks fully staff all union stores and begin bargaining in good faith. Red Cup Rebellion takes place the same day as the … [More]

Manufacturing Co. Boosts Arizona Economy with Opening of Optical Production Facility and New Headquarters

Viavi Solutions Inc. announced it has opened its new production facility in Chandler, Arizona. The company has added to U.S. manufacturing capacity as it has grown its presence in the state, including the move of its global headquarters. Since preparations to move its global headquarters from California began in 2021, the company has already made significant contributions to … [More]

First-Ever Mattel Adventure Park Slated to Open in 2023 in Glendale

Fans of Hot Wheels, Thomas & Friends, Barbie, and other iconic American toy brands will find plenty of fun and fanfare when Mattel Adventure Park, the first-ever Mattel branded theme park, starts welcoming guests in Glendale, Arizona.  The new entertainment destination combines the talents of today’s top names in attractions, amusements, and design. Slated to open in 2023 … [More]

New Report Links Workplace Diversity to Financial Outperformance

As You Sow and Whistle Stop Capital released a report that compares Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO-1) diversity data of 277 companies to 14 key financial performance metrics. The report — “Workplace Diversity and Financial Performance” — shows that diversity data is a material factor and warrants pressure on companies from investors, legislators, and other stakeholders to … [More]

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