First Place–Phoenix Hosts Opening Ceremony, Ushers in a New Era of Housing for Special Populations

First Place – Phoenix | September 24, 2018

First Place® AZ, a Phoenix nonprofit combining apartments, a residential training program and a global leadership institute, is ushering in a new era of housing options for special populations. The 81,000-square-foot, $15.4 million First Place–Phoenix, designed for adults with autism and other different abilities, recently held its official opening ceremony with local dignitaries, business leaders… [More]

Walmart Associates in Arizona Receive Nearly $6 Million in Cash Bonuses  

Walmart | September 12, 2018

This week, more than 915,000 Walmart U.S. associates across the country received a share of more than $200 million in cash bonuses based on their stores’ Q2 performance. The bonuses were included in associates’ September 6 paycheck. Walmart associates earn quarterly bonuses as part of an overall incentive plan designed to reward associates whose stores… [More]

Oxygen Hospitality to Leverage Blockchain Technology By Adding Smart Contracts and Tokens to Short Term Real Estate Investment Notes

Oxygen Hospitality | September 12, 2018

Real estate investment and hotel management company, Oxygen Hospitality Group, Inc., today announced it has entered into a technology agreement with Token IQ, Inc. Under the agreement, Oxygen Hospitality will utilize Token IQ’s securities compliant, patent-pending and token development platform to implement multiple phased smart contract and token offerings, beginning with popular short-term investment notes.    Utilizing Token IQ,… [More]

Muscular Moving Men Becomes First in Country to Offer Move Financing

Muscular Moving Men | September 12, 2018

Moving can be one of the most challenging and stressful times in a person’s life. To help ease that stress, Phoenix-based Muscular Moving Men has become the first moving company in the country to offer personal loans for families and businesses that need extra muscle for their move. The company has partnered with GreenSky Personal… [More]

AccountabilIT Acquires ClearPointe Technologies, a Leader in Cloud Transformation and Cloud Managed Services

AccountabilIT | September 11, 2018

In a move that creates one of the most comprehensive and advanced IT companies in the industry providing solutions and services that are being demanded by the market, AccountabilIT today announced the acquisition of ClearPointe Technologies based in Little Rock, Arkansas.  ClearPointe is a managed services provider specializing in cloud-based transformations, migrations and managed services. ClearPointe… [More]

Virtua Partners’ Tempe Project Is the First Property to Be Rezoned Specifically for the Opportunity Zone Program

Virtua Partners | August 20, 2018

Virtua Partners (Virtua), a global private-equity real-estate investment manager, has announced the completion of their first-ever Opportunity Zone Fund rezoned project in Tempe, Arizona. The 90-unit apartment project is the first Opportunity Zone project in the country to complete the entitlement process. The 3.6-acre rezoning was unanimously approved by Tempe City Council for multifamily development. The… [More]

High-Quality Safety and Compliance Measures in Medical Device Industry Earns Benchmark Facilities MedAccred Printed Circuit Board Assembly Accreditation

Benchmark Electronics | August 16, 2018

In recognition of its compliance with the rigorous requirements for printed circuit board assembly and quality systems established by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) and a consortium of OEM medical device manufacturers, Scottsdale-headquartered Benchmark Electronics (NYSE:BHE) has announced that its Minnesota facilities in Rochester and Winona have received MedAccred Printed Circuit Board accreditation. The Benchmark… [More]

Women of Achievement to Inspire at Luncheon with Annual TED Talk-style Event

In Business Magazine | August 15, 2018

In Business Magazine is bringing together top local women of achievement to share their stories and inspire Valley business leaders at the annual Women of Achievement luncheon on Friday, October 5, 2018, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. In Business Magazine’s editorial group announces today these women leaders based on their business success, connection and service… [More]

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Invests $10 Million in Fight against Opioid Misuse and Substance Use Disorder

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) | August 15, 2018

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) joined Governor Doug Ducey yesterday to launch Mobilize AZ, a multi-faceted program to address the misuse of opioids and other substances and reduce overdose-related deaths in Arizona. With BCBSAZ investing $10 million over three years, the initiative will support prevention, treatment, and recovery programs to help providers, the… [More]

McDonald’s and Franchisees Investing Approximately $120 Million in Arizona To Modernize More Than 200 Local Restaurants in 2018 & 2019

McDonald’s | August 15, 2018

Yesterday, McDonald’s announced that the company and its franchisees are investing approximately $120 million in Arizona throughout 2018 and 2019 on the construction and modernization of more than 200 McDonald’s restaurants, transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In total, McDonald’s and franchisees are investing $6 billion to modernize most U.S. restaurants by… [More]