Beyond the Résumé

by Aaron Elder 

With the equivalent of 305 million full-time jobs being lost globally since COVID-19 hit, the future of the workforce is a complex topic these days as it has changed so quickly over the past 12-plus months. Now, as the world reopens, there are still 7.4 million job openings to be filled across industries, and experts continue to predict an increase in Americans moving on from … [More]

Homie to the Rescue, Helping Arizona’s Homeless

by Tyler Butler

Newly released U.S. Census statistics have shown that Phoenix is indeed the fastest-growing city in the country. The housing market here is more chaotic than ever before and companies that are providing a less traditional approach are finding a niche. Homie is one such group, as its focus on the technology side of real estate is changing the way these assets are bought and sold … [More]

Sleep Your Way to a Thriving, Less Stressful Life

by Jen Butler

An upset stomach, an uncomfortable position, a startling noise, a too-active or too-inactive day, too much heat or too much cold— these minor stressors interfere with our sleep from infancy onward.  Unfortunately, as adults we encounter more reasons for poor sleep and at the same time we become more adept at ignoring the problem. Our world becomes more complicated and … [More]

Linda S. Hunt, Dignity Health Southwest Division

from Linda S. Hunt

Coordinated with its annual event that shines a spotlight on women who are using their positions of leadership — whether in for-profit or nonprofit organizations — to make a difference in our community, this edition of In Business Magazine celebrates the 2021 Women of Achievement. During my career in the Valley, I have witnessed how very open and welcoming the community is … [More]

Feedback: September 2021

by Sherri L. Collins, M.Ed., Rachel Frazier Johnson, Esq., Eileen Rogers

Q: As a former Women of Achievement honoree, you’ve been recognized for outstanding leadership. What do you feel are the most important leadership qualities for the times we are in now? Sherri L. Collins, M.Ed. Executive Director Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing Sector: Government As the executive director of the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and … [More]

MCCCD’s Free Education Concierge Service – Highnoon among Employers Opting In

by Mike Hunter

Statistics show that 93% of employees say using their employer’s tuition assistance program helped them develop the skills they needed to grow within their company, yet only 10% of employees utilize tuition assistance from their employer if it is offered. Many factors impact this underutilization, but for many it is lack of understanding of funding opportunities through … [More]

AVANA Companies Stepping In to Stand Out in FinTech 

by Sundip Patel

AVANA Capital’s recently launched LendThrive™ is a next-generation lending platform designed to help small businesses thrive while stimulating local economies. It is aimed at underserved companies in industries such as hospitality and renewable energy that are often overlooked by financial markets. We see industries like hospitality poised for a post-pandemic comeback, and … [More]

Infinity Sun Moves to Scottsdale to Enable Expansion 

by Mike Hunter

Infinity Sun, known for its airbrush tanning systems, sunless tanning solutions and celebrity clientele, as well as being a leader in the beauty industry since 2005, has relocated to the Scottsdale Airpark in Scottsdale, Ariz., to continue its product expansion through the formation of Sunless Labs & CO., a new contract manufacturing company that creates private-label and … [More]

Trevor Wilde Accepted into Forbes Finance Council 

Award-winning Wilde Wealth Management Group recently gained another honor when its CEO, Trevor Wilde, MBA, AIF®, was accepted into Forbes Finance Council, an invitation-only community for executives in accounting, financial planning, wealth and asset management, and investment firms. Criteria for acceptance include a track record of successfully impacting business growth … [More]

ZorroSign Keeps On Winning 

ZorroSign, Inc., a leader in digital signature technology, recently won two 2021 Fortress Cyber Security Awards: one for Blockchain (very small company 11 to 100 employees), and one for Authentication & Identity (very small company). Fortress awards represent a global community of cyber security experts, technology developers and governments taking proactive steps to thwart … [More]

Phoenix Children’s One of ‘Best Children’s Hospitals’ 

For the fifth time, Phoenix Children’s Hospital earned national rankings from U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” in 10 out of 10 ranked specialties. The health system is the only children’s hospital in Arizona ever to have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and one of only 22 children’s hospitals in the United States to rank in every … [More]

Gust Rosenfeld Gives 100 to Soldier’s Best Friend

Continuing its celebration of its100th anniversary, full-service law firm Gust Rosenfeld donated 120 backpacks, 102 collapsible bowls, 100 bags of treats and 100 collars to Soldier’s Best Friend. SBF provides U.S. military veterans living with combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury with Service or Therapeutic Companion Dogs, most of which are … [More]

Corporate Social Responsibility Matters in Attracting Talent

by Heather Salerno

To support global hiring efforts, Appcast recently announced findings from the 2021 “Decoding Global Talent” series. Compiled by Boston Consulting Group (BCG), The Network and Appcast, the report reveals the impact of social and COVID-19 crises on U.S. workers’ preferences and expectations. Nearly 209,000 workers in 190 countries — including more than 6,300 workers in the … [More]

Spatial’s Virtual Soundscapes Redefine the Human Experience

by RaeAnne Marsh

Intending to break down traditional audio barriers, Scottsdale- headquartered Spatial Inc. is redefining the human experience by creating virtual soundscapes in all spaces where people spend time. “Michael Plitkins and I co-founded Spatial with the goal of bringing a modern approach to real-time, interactive, deeply immersive experiences to the world,” says CEO Calin Pacurariu. … [More]

Vetster: On-Demand Virtual Veterinary Appointments

by RaeAnne Marsh

Vetster connects pet owners to thousands of licensed veterinary professionals ready to provide online pet care through video, chat and voice-enabled appointments 24/7. Founded in September last year and officially launched in November, Vetster is the largest veterinary telemedical marketplace in North America. “With veterinarians in all states and provinces across North … [More]

Adaptive Reuse: Should Retrofitting Be the Future of Real Estate?

by Christina Johnson

Adaptive reuse, or the process of reusing an existing building for a purpose other than that for which it was originally built or designed, is an important commercial real estate trend that our team predicts has long-term staying power. While new build construction has many benefits, adaptive reuse is moving on from being considered solely for historical buildings or … [More]

Large-Scale Logistics Center Planned near Phoenix-Goodyear Airport

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based alternative investment and real estate development firm Creation, in partnership with CrossHarbor Capital Partners, recently closed on 170.25 acres at the southeast corner of Yuma Road and Bullard Avenue, adjacent to the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport in Goodyear, Ariz. Plans call for a five-building, multi-phased 2.7 million square-foot logistics development called … [More]

Data Centers: Increasing Speed to Market

by Brad Schenck

Construction teams across industries are faced with common challenges: shortened schedules, tight budgets and labor shortages — all while bringing facilities online faster to meet an uptick in demand, particularly in the mission critical sector. JE Dunn Construction has deployed creative solutions to increase speed to market for data centers at a time when the market needs them … [More]

Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Central Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

Construction on Mesquite Terrace, a multifamily affordable housing community in the Solano Neighborhood on 19th Avenue, one block north of Camelback Road near the light rail, broke ground earlier this summer. When completed at the end of 2023, the three-building property on nearly four acres will offer 297 units: 129 one-bedroom, 78 two-bedroom and 90-three bedroom … [More]

Attainable Housing Fills Gap between Affordable and Luxury

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based Greenlight Communities plans to start construction this summer on a 250-unit development called Cabana Southern just west of the southwest corner of Crismon and Southern Avenues in Mesa, and expects to welcome its first residents in fall of next year.  Greenlight Communities is the first company to focus solely on building attainable housing to fill the void … [More]

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