Phoenix Suns Announce Partnership with Leading Blockchain Provider

Phoenix Suns are proud to announce a new official team partnership with, the leading global blockchain provider for the sports and entertainment industry. is a direct-to-consumer (D2C) platform that leverages blockchain technology to provide the world’s leading sporting organizations with the tools to engage with and monetize their global … [More]

Scottsdale Arts Awards Community Arts Grants to 22 Organizations

Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts has awarded $131,000 in Community Arts Grants to 22 local organizations for the 2021–22 fiscal year.   Of the 22 organizations receiving grants, 13 received the full amount requested. All applicants to the program must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts or cultural organizations that provide programs or activities within Scottsdale or for Scottsdale residents. … [More]

New Individual Market Health Insurance Plan Introduced in Maricopa County


Medica announced a new health plan option for individuals and families in Maricopa County. The plan, Medica PinnacleSM, is the result of a relationship between Medica and Arizona Care Network, Dignity Health and Phoenix Children’s Care Network in the Phoenix area. By teaming up, the organizations have created an insurance plan for individuals and families focused on getting the … [More]

New Phoenix City Manager Announces First Appointment, Names Assistant City Manager

​In his first move as the new Phoenix City Manager, Jeff Barton announced this week the appointment of Lori Bays as his Assistant City Manager, the number two position in the City Manager's Office. In this role, Bays will oversee several departments in the fifth largest city in the nation and help manage the more than 14,000 city employees. She has been the city's Chief … [More]

Insight Academy of Arizona Becomes First Online Career Program Approved by State DOE

Insight Academy of Arizona

Insight Academy of Arizona (ISAZ), a full-time online school serving students throughout the state of Arizona, becomes the first 100% online school recognized by the Arizona Department of Education for their Career Prep program. The ISAZ Career Prep program allows students in middle- and high-school to jump-start their future by taking career-focused electives to explore job … [More]

Construction Trends Seen in Crane Index Quarterly Report, Mixed-Use and Residential Projects Most Evident

Rider Levett Bucknall

International property and construction consultancy firm Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has released its latest Crane Index and Quarterly Cost Report. Together, the two documents provide an eye-opening perspective on the North American construction industry in 14 key markets. With data current to July 1, 2021, the latest RLB quarterly cost report shows that the national average … [More]

J.P. Morgan Hires Barry Lutz to Lead Arizona, Inter-Mountain Region Investment Banking

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Barry Lutz, a seasoned investment banker and Air Force veteran, has joined J.P. Morgan’s regional investment banking team to lead and drive business expansion of the firm’s the new Inter-Mountain region. Based in Phoenix, Lutz, will provide clients across Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and New Mexico with strategic advice on mergers and … [More]

Abercrombie & Fitch to Open New West Coast Operations Hub

by Adriana Marinescu

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. has partnered with GXO Logistics Inc. to establish a distribution center in Goodyear, Ariz. To that end, the companies will lease a 715,000-square-foot, Westcore-owned development, according to the Phoenix Business Journal. Slated to become fully operational in late 2021, the facility will serve as the retailer’s new hub for its West Coast … [More]

Three Deadly C’s Are Draining Sellers’ Access and Influence

by Jesse Laffen

There are three forces at work in modern selling that are stifling revenues in B2B companies. Though they’re rarely spoken by name, the effects of these forces are extremely well-known. They pop up in conversation like this: “It doesn’t matter what we do, the best price always wins.” “I can’t get the right people to take a meeting” “It used to be a hot lead, but now … [More]

3 Ways to Get Your Business Back on Track after the Pandemic

by Candy Valentino

As if operating a business wasn't already difficult enough, operating one through the challenges of the pandemic and the continuation of COVID restrictions has turned the typical challenges into feeling like you were operating in a war room and constantly putting out more fires than ever. This crisis-mode type of management causes us as leaders to adapt and grow. Although … [More]

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