Taylor Morrison Helps Provide Essential Needs

by Mike Hunter

Locally based homebuilder Taylor Morrison and HomeAid’s Phoenix division joined forces earlier this year in a charity drive called “Seats & Feet” to collect sock and underwear donations benefitting neighbors in need — essential and high-need yet least donated items for those experiencing homelessness. Taylor Morrison’s Phoenix office donated 1,000 total pairs of socks and … [More]

Babbo’s Day of Giving Raises $105,634 

by Mike Hunter

Babbo Italian Eatery celebrated its 20th anniversary on April 7 with the grand opening of its Goodyear location and a Day of Giving to benefit the Seena Magowitz Foundation, a nonprofit committed to the awareness, prevention, and cure of pancreatic cancer. All Babbo locations donated 100% of that day’s profits, and funds were matched by the local family-owned business as well … [More]

Arizona Federal Focuses Philanthropy Hyper-Locally

by Mike Hunter

Nine nonprofits received grants recently from Arizona Federal Credit Union through the hyper-locally focused Local Causes Visa Debit Card program it launched in 2020. Unlike the other rounds of funding, representatives from Arizona Credit Union’s employee resource groups participated in the selection of the Local Causes recipients, allowing employees the chance to participate … [More]

TruWest Donates Supplies-Filled Backpacks 

by Mike Hunter

TruWest Credit Union continues to be a dedicated partner in education through the support of K-12 schools and universities throughout the local community. As part of its recent annual school supply backpack drive, TruWest employees delivered 96 backpacks filled with supplies to students at Galveston Elementary School in Chandler, Arizona. Additionally, 30 laptops were donated … [More]

Larry H. Miller Dealerships Support Food Banks

by Mike Hunter

With the price of groceries soaring, local food banks are feeling the strain, and anticipate back to school expenses next month being especially difficult on families who are already stretched financially. In response, Larry H. Miller Dealerships has kicked off its second annual month-long “Food Fuels Learning” campaign, to support the after school and weekend food programs at … [More]

Lifted Trucks Recognized for Revenue Growth 

by Mike Hunter

With a two-year revenue growth of 67%, Lifted Trucks ranks No. 138 on Inc. Magazine’s third annual list of the southwest region’s fastest-growing private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the southwest region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. … [More]

LPC’s Krumwiede Honored with NAIOP Arizona’s Award of Excellence

by Mike Hunter

David Krumwiede, a 36-year veteran of the commercial real estate industry and senior executive vice president for Lincoln Property Company, has been named NAIOP Arizona’s 2021 Award of Excellence recipient. The award recognizes an individual who has made a significant and positive impact on the commercial real estate industry in Arizona over a period of at least 15 years, along … [More]

Plexus Worldwide Meets 30-Million Meal Milestone

by Mike Hunter

Plexus Worldwide, one of the largest direct selling health and wellness companies in the world, recently hit a major milestone by donating 30 million meals through their Nourish One® initiative to people facing food insecurity through with every bag of Plexus Lean sold contributes a donation equivalent to 14 meals to Feeding America®, providing at least 1.5 million meals … [More]

Sundt Foundation Grants Awarded to 16 Phoenix Charities 

by Mike Hunter

The Sundt Foundation awarded $86,000 to 16 nonprofits in the Phoenix area during its current giving round. Established in 1999 as a way for employee-owners to give back to the communities in which they live and work, the Sundt Foundation awards quarterly grants to local Phoenix-area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. The organization is funded primarily … [More]

Pomchies a Fastest-Growing Company 

Pomchies, the Valley-based fashion accessories and facial masks company, ranked No. 5 on the 2022 Inc. Regionals: Southwest list of the fastest-growing private companies. Heather Logan Clark created Pomchies in 2002 out of a desire to utilize the excess unused swimsuit material from her previous swimwear company. With the onset of COVID-19 in 2020, Pomchies launched the … [More]

Footprint Awarded for Sustainable Packaging Breakthrough

Footprint, a global materials science technology company focused on creating a healthy planet, was recently recognized with two awards from the Flexographic Technical Association. Footprint won the Sustainability Excellence Award and the Excellence in Flexographic Printing Award for its shelf-stable cup and print-to-fiber technology, a flexographic print process on molded … [More]

Delta Dental of AZ’s Customer Call Center Tops in U.S., Canada

Delta Dental of Arizona, the state’s largest dental insurance company, has received multiple awards in BenchmarkPortal’s Top Contact Center Contest for its ability to provide superior customer service to its members. In the 2022 competition, Delta Dental of Arizona earned first place in the prestigious “Top Contact Center” category for contact centers with 2 to 49 agents. In … [More]

Boeing Co. Grants $125K to Phoenix Children’s Homeless Youth Outreach

The Boeing Company recently granted $125,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital to support the healthcare system’s Homeless Youth Outreach program. This investment will allow HYO to provide primary and preventive medical services to Arizona’s homeless youth population, and is in alignment with Boeing’s mission to support outreach projects that directly improve access to quality … [More]

Cox Techs Install Critical Technology for the First 3D Printed Home in Arizona

by Mike Hunter

Cox Communications, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, recently installed Cox Home Security and other critical technology for the first 3D-printed home in Arizona. Cox worked directly with the homeowners to provide all the technology the family would need to fully enjoy their new home on move-in day. The Cox services are donated for one year. Everything else was gifted … [More]

ProShred Arizona Benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona 

by Mike Hunter

ProShred Arizona raised more than $1,300 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Arizona and was able to shred and recycle more than 6,000 pounds of documents and files at its recent annual shred event. bbbsaz.org  … [More]

Camelot Homes Receives Top Honors in Homebuyers’ Choice Awards 

by Mike Hunter

At the 27th Annual Homebuyers’ Choice Awards, Camelot Homes received first place in the nation for Purchase Experience in the medium builder category. The family-owned luxury homebuilder also received second place for Design Experience, and at least a top five placement for all other categories in which they were nominated. … [More]

Have Her Back One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

by Mike Hunter

Have Her Back has been named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2022. Founded in 2019 by Caroline Dettman, Pamela Culpepper and Erin Gallagher, Have Her Back is a woman-owned, minority-led culture consultancy working with companies to tackle equity for all historically excluded groups differently and authentically driving change in … [More]

NAIOP Arizona Honored at Industry Merit Awards

by Mike Hunter

The Arizona Chapter of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, was named 2022 Large Chapter of the Year at the annual Chapter Merit Awards. It also won an award for a record Highest Number of New Members among the 52 chapters across the U.S. and Canada last year, adding more than 270 new members in 2021.  … [More]

National Safety Council Award to Rosendin CEO 

by Mike Hunter

Mike Greenawalt of Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contractor, was selected for the 2022 U.S. National Safety Council CEOs Who “Get It” Award for demonstrating a personal commitment to worker safety and health. Safety is a core value for Rosendin as the company dedicates more than three million work hours a year toward steady efforts to eliminate risk … [More]

Local Private Wealth Advisor Named a ‘Top 40 Under 40’

by Mike Hunter

Local Private Wealth Advisor Nayan Ranchhod ranked fourth on Financial Planning’s regional list of Top 40 Advisors Under 40. Ranchhod is the managing director of Silver Lining Wealth Advisors, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC in Scottsdale. The rankings recognize the top-producing younger advisors at wire houses and firms who were under … [More]

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