The Eyes Have It

by Mike Hunter

When eyelash extensions first hit the market, they were a very exclusive trend due to high prices and limited locations. Amazing Lash Studio has been filling a gap in the industry by making the service available to the masses with its more accessible price point. Since the pandemic started, Amazing Lash Studio is seeing an increase in new client trials, with new members … [More]

Innovative Technology Helps Advance WaveMAX Laundromats

by Mike Hunter

Even amid a pandemic, leading laundromat franchise WaveMAX continues to thrive and has elected to initiate an aggressive national expansion strategy, of which Arizona, specifically Phoenix, is part. The brand’s Q1 and Q2 performance has primed it to forge ahead confidently into the remainder of the year as the demand for cleanliness among consumers and business owners is at an … [More]

CorkBird Bolsters Its ‘Buy Local’ Mission

by RaeAnne Marsh

CorkBird was officially launched at the end in February of this year with the aim to help people understand what was going on around them and get them out into the community and interacting with local businesses and organizations. Explains founder Matthew Bedwell, “The way the app works is, you can click your current location or type in a neighborhood or city. With any of … [More]

Fintrepid Solutions Wins M&A Award

Scottsdale-based Fintrepid Solutions, one of the Valley’s leading financial services firms, was recently awarded the 2020 Mergers and Acquisitions Firm of the Year for the Southwestern U.S. by Acquisition International for its team efforts in partnering with businesses seeking to buy and sell. Having supported nearly 100 clients since its founding in 2016, Fintrepid Solutions … [More]

Equality Health Wins IT Innovation Award

Equality Health, a whole-health delivery system, recently received Health Current’s 2020 Health IT Innovation Award for its leading-edge health information technology that improves care coordination and paves the way for value-based care transformation. This annual award presented by Health Current, the health information exchange of Arizona, recognizes an organization that … [More]

Cox Employees Support Arizona Charities 

One hundred eleven Arizona nonprofit organizations will be receiving nearly $560,000 in grant funding through Cox Communications’ employee-directed Cox Charities; amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000. Most of the funds awarded came from the generous donations of Cox’s 3,100 Arizona employees. Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded approximately $8.5 … [More]

Jabz Joins Fight for Cancer Prevention

Jabz, a full-body circuit-style workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises, last month partnered with nonprofit Bright Pink, hosting a series of donation-based classes for a week to benefit Bright Pink’s mission to save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. … [More]

PHX Beer Co.’s Meals for Med Staff

Culminating its recent Help our Healthcare Heroes initiative encouraging donations from customers, local restaurant and brewery PHX Beer Co. recently donated 300 meals to doctors, nurses and staff at HonorHealth Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center and HonorHealth’s Shea location.   … [More]

Looking Good 2020 – November Standouts

Achievements Fintrepid Solutions Wins M&A Award Equality Health Wins IT Innovation Award Philanthropy Cox Employees Support Arizona Charities  Jabz Joins Fight for Cancer Prevention PHX Beer Co.’s Meals for Med Staff … [More]

Turnkey Re-Entry Platform

by Mike Hunter

MTX has successfully developed hundreds of projects for towns, cities and states across the country as part of its Emergency Response Management platform. Now, it has continued that approach with the release of its turnkey platforms for both workforce re-entry and education re-entry. The platforms, aptly named MTX SafeCheck: School Edition and MTX SafeCheck: Business Edition, … [More]

Private Investment Marketplace Digitized

by Mike Hunter

A catalyst for investment opportunities, Phoenix-based WealthVP offers the first platform to digitize a traditionally old-school, word-of-mouth space, and the first to focus on Family Offices vs. venture capitalists. Using a proprietary algorithm, the fintech company virtually matches qualified private companies seeking capital — with a heavy focus on minority-owned and … [More]

Marketing and Chatbox Solution for Homebuilders

by Mike Hunter

HCP from Chandler-based ApostleTech, a leader in Salesforce application implementations and consulting, is a CRM solution built on the power of Salesforce and designed specifically for small to mid-sized homebuilding companies. Drawing on its experience building robust customized CRM solutions, ApostleTech’s development team configured HCP with front- and back-end integrations … [More]

2021 Genesis GV80

by Mike Hunter

Going beyond the objective of rethinking luxury, the Genesis GV80 ushers in a new era of what a modern luxury SUV should be. Drivers will enjoy power that builds seamlessly with the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine or experience the available 3.5-liter twin turbo engine. For maximum performance, an available all-wheel-drive system can deliver power to all four wheels, making low … [More]

Standing Out with a Personal Touch

by Rick Elmore

Business leaders have seen lead-generating and relationship-building opportunities like networking events and coffee meetups evaporate amidst the coronavirus pandemic. But businesses can navigate the “new reality” of normal business operations while mitigating the spread of the coronavirus with help from automated handwritten letter technology.  Handwritten letters, being … [More]

Mr. Mesquite Taqueria: Mexican Street Food Experience

by Ahmad and Naser Alatrash 

The restaurant industry is a tough one in even the very best of times, but anyone navigating 2020 can attest that this year has created even more challenges and hurdles for today’s hospitality business owners. It wasn’t something my brother and I, who are Phoenix natives, expected to face so soon after launching our first Mr. Mesquite Taqueria in Old Town Scottsdale in 2015 — … [More]

The Talent War

by Mike Hunter

Talent is the foundation of every success story from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to Main Street, and even on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. After all, an organization’s people, not its product or service, are its strongest competitive advantage. When it comes to winning on talent, no one does it better or more consistently than the U.S. Special Operations … [More]

Allies and Advocates

by Mike Hunter

Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture delivers a powerful and useful message about inclusion and diversity in everyday life. Author Amber Cabral, a celebrated inclusion strategist, speaker and writer, shows readers how to move away from discriminatory and unjust behaviors to supporting and building meaningful connections with people across our … [More]

Team Work

by Mike Hunter

Team Work presents a new approach to creating healthy, fulfilling, successful teams, and it all starts with individuals who put the team before themselves. The modern workplace is built on teamwork, but for many workers this structure feels like a necessary evil — an impediment rather than a perpetuator of success and fulfillment. The traditional approach to teamwork often pits … [More]

Feedback: November 2020

by Matthew Fehling, Stephen Jordan, Doug Leventhal

Question: What is the top health & wellness benefit concern of your employees, and how are you addressing their needs? Matthew Fehling President and CEO Better Business Bureau Pacific Southwest Sector: Nonprofit   This year has been tough. We can’t control much of anything right now, but we can do our best to help our employees feel supported at work. We pivoted … [More]

Connecting to New Clients and Opportunities within a Pandemic

by Cesar Trabanco

It’s a new day out here for better and for worse, and either way it’s a new reality, and so we regularly share ideas to leverage virtual opportunities for members to find more success. Global Chamber shifted at the start of the pandemic to a virtual platform that has been assisting our members to grow in a variety of ways. The main thing that we’ve always done and continue … [More]

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