Circle K Gets Automated with New Autonomous Checkout Experience

Standard AI, one of the world’s leading computer vision platforms for retail, today announced it has worked with Circle K to open its AI-powered checkout-free experience in a retrofitted store in Arizona. An exciting development for retail, the frictionless checkout system allows shoppers to skip the checkout line and delivers accurate receipts in minutes. Using AI-powered … [More]

Arizona, California Water Agencies Partner to Advance Development of Large-Scale Recycled Water Project

Building on increased collaboration on the Colorado River, water agencies in Southern California and Arizona have forged a new partnership to advance development of one of the largest water recycling plants in the country – a project that would help restore balance to the over-stressed river. Through an agreement approved Tuesday by Metropolitan Water District’s … [More]

With Acquisition, Nexa Builds upon Its Leadership Position in Healthcare and Medical Answering Services


Nexa Receptionists Holdings LLC, the leading provider of tech-enabled business services for companies of all sizes across the US, today announced it has acquired the answering services division of Crocker Communications, a Massachusetts-based telecommunications company. The acquisition expands Nexa’s footprint within the healthcare and medical answering services category, and … [More]

New Platform Helps Employers Build a Skills-Based Pipeline of Top Tech Talent

Arizona Technology Council

The Arizona Technology Council, in collaboration with Pipeline AZ and the Partnership for Economic Innovation, today launched the Arizona IT/Cyber Career Network, a scalable, online platform that connects employers with technology talent in the state’s IT and cybersecurity sector. A unique way to address Arizona’s tech-talent deficit, the IT/Cyber Career Network aims to … [More]

WEBINARS – Oct 19, Nov 3 and Nov 18: Series on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the Workplace

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits has scheduled a series of expert speakers focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. These events are free to Alliance members and will take place online. Nonmembers and others can pay to access these sessions. The DEI trainings and speaker schedules is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 19, Noon: Safety and Bravery … [More]

How Fostering Healthy Workplace Habits Can Improve Employee Wellness and Retention

by Dr. Tara Ostrom

I see it all the time, far too often. As patients bring in their bottles of medication as part of their annual wellness visits, bottles and bottles of medications fill up my counter, and I can’t help but think that some of this is preventable. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tells us that the Medicare eligible population is disproportionately affected … [More]

Phoenix-Area Private Club Expands Company’s Southwest Region Footprint and Club Portfolio


KemperSports announced today that is has acquired Corte Bella Golf Club in Sun City West, Arizona. With this acquisition, Corte Bella becomes the 17th club in KemperSports’ private cub portfolio. The company has owned and operated a host of private residential golf clubs over its 40-year history, including most notably The Governors Club in Tennessee and Royal Melbourne Country … [More]

Phoenix Suburbia More Popular Than Ever among Renters

Rent Cafe

The rental market has been building up in Phoenix suburbs, as there are now more than 582,000 renters living here, representing a 36% increase during the last decade. This change is well above the national average since, between 2010 and 2019, the number of suburban renters in the U.S. grew by 22%. The very definition of suburban living has been rewritten throughout the last … [More]

Top 7 Tips for Good Decision Making when Feeling Stressed Out

by Angela Civitella

Whether you want to admit it’s a problem for you or not, stress has infected the American workplace. Just how bad is it? According to the American Institute of Stress, the stats are troubling: 83% of U.S workers suffer from work-related stress. U.S. businesses lose up to $300 billion yearly as a result of workplace stress. Work-related stress causes 120,000 deaths … [More]

Newest Cannabis Lifestyle Brand Now Available in Arizona

Columbia Care

Columbia Care Inc., one of the largest and most experienced cultivators, manufacturers and providers of cannabis products in the U.S. is celebrating the expanded launch of Classix, a heritage California product brand, that is now available in five additional markets – Arizona, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts and New Jersey. “Classix is a timeless lifestyle brand that has … [More]

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