The Power of Healthcare: Making the Healthcare Industry Work for Arizonans

by RaeAnne Marsh

Health and well-being has long been a stand-alone category within which organizations have created narrowly defined programs. But there is a growing awareness of the interconnectedness of lifestyle and healthcare choices, and the organizations featured in this article share what they are doing to build on that. In this regard, many discuss their efforts with Blue Zones. The … [More]

Heather Kane, UnitedHealthcare

Making Healthcare Stronger

by Heather Kane

This month’s cover story is about “making the healthcare industry work for Arizonans.” Those of us who work in the industry are increasingly aware of the need to educate our communities to the fact that healthcare requires a holistic approach. Providers, payors, healthcare systems and community organizations all recognize that we cannot treat a person’s physical needs without … [More]

Discrimination in AI Hiring?

Businesses using AI in hiring could be on the hook for discrimination as EEOC cracks down

by Shannon Pierce and Bruna Pedrini

The use of artificial intelligence in the recruiting and hiring process has seen increased popularity in recent years. Many businesses, seeking to lower hiring costs and also reduce potential claims of discrimination (by taking human discretion out of certain aspects of the hiring process), have turned to AI to handle functions such as locating talent, screening applicants, … [More]

Filling the Gaps for the Upcoming Retirement Wave 

Ensure knowledge and skills are not lost

by Don Alix

In today’s tight labor market, many managers and business leaders are grappling with the difficulty of recruiting and hiring quality candidates. Exacerbating the challenge is the nearly three million people who retired early due to the pandemic as well as 10,000 baby boomers who reach retirement age daily. And this rate of baby boomers reaching retirement age will continue … [More]

Mastering the Social Media Landscape

Five strategies for business success

by Candie Guay

In the ever-changing social media landscape, staying on top of trends is vital for businesses aiming to thrive in the digital sphere. Knowing which social media platforms and trends to pay attention to and which ones to ignore can be challenging.  Content Is Queen; Video Is King Gone are the days when static content ruled supreme. Short-form videos have taken center stage, … [More]

The Heartfelt Corporate Citizenship of JE Dunn Construction 

Building communities and changing lives

by Tyler Butler

 In the fast-paced world of construction, where steel and concrete shape skylines, JE Dunn Construction stands out as a beacon of social responsibility and community engagement. Founded in 1924 by John Ernest Dunn Sr., JE Dunn has evolved into a family and employee-owned powerhouse in the commercial construction industry. With more than 4,000 dedicated employees spread across … [More]

How to Stop Corporate Naysaying and Make Progress on Causes That Matter

by Jon Miller and Lucy Parker

As a spirit of activism stirs in business leaders, so does a range of anxieties and objections. If you’re thinking like an activist, your eyes are on what needs to happen to create change. But this isn’t easy — and one of the reasons is that you’re in an organization where doing this hasn’t been the operational paradigm. Taking on a big societal issue can bring up real and … [More]

The Compelling Case for Impact Investing and Its Potential to Reshape the Future

The double bottom line is not just greenwashing

by Dean Newton

The case for impact investing is increasingly compelling, not just as an adjunct to traditional investing but as an evolution of how we influence the flow of capital in and across society. After decades of viewing investment purely through a financial lens, where the primary goal was to maximize returns to shareholders, we’re beginning to understand that a broader perspective … [More]

The Corporate Transparency Act: How to prepare your business for the new reporting requirements

by Stephen Boatwright & Guillaume Aimé 

Historically, smaller companies in the United States have had minimal legal compliance obligations to operate. Founders selected the state of incorporation or organization, picked their legal structure, and filed a one- or two-page formation document. With the enactment of the Federal Corporate Transparency Act, that has all changed for those companies that are often the most … [More]

Balancing Fundraising for Short-Term Needs and Long-Term Strength

Lessons learned from two challenging years 

by Richard Tollefson

The bumpy ride of the past two years — amid the pandemic and social unrest — has revealed a great deal about fundraising for immediate needs, as well as long-term sustainability and strength. Nonprofits learned to move quickly in addressing critical needs as donors stepped up with unrestricted gifts they entrusted to organizations for best use. Valley of the Sun United Way … [More]

Work-from-Home Lifestyle

Survey uncovers employee attitudes and concerns

by CraftJack

By now, Americans are well-versed in the work-from-home lifestyle. It’s been years since the sudden shift to remote work at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now people are very comfortable with this working situation. So comfortable, in fact, remote workers are doing a lot more than their job while on the clock, and many think their employers are spying on them! At … [More]

If It Tastes Like Chicken … Thank Recreate Foods

by RaeAnne Marsh

Recreate Foods specializes in developing chef-drive, culinary-forward, plant-based chicken alternatives that deliver a better flavor experience than even traditional animal protein itself as well as other plant-based brands. Its meatless-chicken products are packed with non-GMO, soy-free pea protein and contain zero cholesterol. “Recreate Foods stands ahead of the competition … [More]

The Necessity of Virtual Tours in Commercial Real Estate

by Alexis Krisay

In the fast-paced world of commercial real estate, staying ahead of the competition is imperative. Traditional methods of property management have evolved and a true game-changer has emerged: virtual tours. These immersive experiences are revolutionizing management and marketing tactics of commercial properties, providing a futuristic edge in an increasingly competitive … [More]

Reflections on Designing for Desert Life

by Kellie Sirna

The breathtaking grandeur of the Arizona desert has nourished many of the world’s foremost creative visionaries. Iconic designers and architects throughout history, including Frank Lloyd Wright, have drawn inspiration from the desert’s captivating blend of serenity and ruggedness. Since founding Studio 11 Design in 2011, the Studio 11 Design team has brought to life a number of … [More]

Industrial Need Generates Spec Development in Loop 303 Corridor 

by Mike Hunter

Sunbelt Investment Holdings Inc. has initiated development of more than one-half-million square feet of fully speculative warehouse, distribution and manufacturing space within the Loop 303 corridor in Goodyear. Working with general contractor Graycor Construction, SIHI recently debuted plans for Phase I of Camelback 303, which will be a 4-million-square-foot Class A industrial … [More]

Keeping Arizona’s Semiconductor Industry Sustainable

Finding solutions to the chemical waste generated in the industry 

by Stephanie Quinn

In the United States, there is a significant annual disposal of more than a million tons of chemical waste, primarily in landfills or through incineration. The increasing demand for microchips, which has tripled in the last decade, exacerbates this issue. As a result, there’s a growing concern about both the environmental impact and the scarcity of chemicals required for chip … [More]

The Impact of MRAM Technology on Arizona’s Past and Its Bright Future

by Stephanie Quinn

Based in Chandler, Arizona, Everspin Technologies, Inc. is a global leader in the cutting-edge design, manufacturing and commercial distribution of Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-transfer Torque MRAM (STT-MRAM). The company caters to markets and applications where data persistence, data integrity, low latency and security are paramount.  Chandler, sometimes called the … [More]

From Desert Landscape to Semiconductor Epicenter

by Stephanie Quinn

Arizona’s desert landscape, specifically the Greater Phoenix area, has witnessed a remarkable transformation in recent years. It has emerged as the epicenter of the semiconductor industry, garnering the attention of tech giants and investors alike. The significance of this development cannot be overstated, as it has not only brought economic prosperity but also positioned … [More]

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