Arizona Business News

Arizona Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Arizona, U.S.A. (Ariz., AZ), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


IMPACT AZ 2025 Announces JPMorgan Chase as Title Sponsor and Program Details for Supplier Diversity Readiness Initiative

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millionaire Mastermind Academy announced today that IMPACT AZ 2025, a nine-month supplier diversity readiness program designed to close the racial wealth gap for black and minority business owners, is proud to announce JPMorgan Chase as its title sponsor. Since 2015, JPMorgan Chase has spent $11 billion with diverse suppliers. In 2020 alone, the diverse supplier spend was over $2 billion.

ACE Home Services Donates New A/C Unit to Deserving Local in 4th Annual ‘Honor Our Angels’ Giveaway

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACE Home Services, a leading provider of HVAC and plumbing services in the Phoenix metropolitan area, is proud to announce its fourth annual air conditioning unit giveaway. This year, the company has chosen to honor the hard work and dedication of local community member, Sandra Saldana, by providing her with a brand new A/C unit, valued up to $10,000.

Soul Carrier Releases Limited Football Leather Handbag Collection at Phoenix Luxury Resorts

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 24, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As Phoenix hotels and resorts prepare for the influx of guests attending the Professional Football Championship Game in February, fashion-conscious visitors who love football are sure to get excited about Soul Carrier’s new football leather handbag collection.

Scorecard Ranks States for Water Efficiency and Sustainability Policies – Arizona Ranks #3 in the Nation, But Improvement is Needed to Address Water Crisis

PHOENIX, Ariz. and CHICAGO, Ill,, Jan. 18, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) released the 2022 U.S. State Policy Scorecard for Water Efficiency and Sustainability (Scorecard), which ranked each U.S. state based on its adoption of laws and policies that advance water efficiency, conservation, sustainability, and affordability. Arizona was ranked third in the nation, and second in the Colorado River Basin region, scoring 50 out of 89 possible points.

IMPACT AZ 2025 Keys in on Supplier Diversity Readiness to Close Racial Wealth Gap for Black-owned Businesses

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 13, 2023 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Designed to make an impact for Black-owned businesses in the new year and beyond, IMPACT AZ 2025 focuses on supplier diversity readiness to close the racial wealth gap for diverse business owners. The Millionaire Mastermind Academy program is accepting applications from serious entrepreneurs interested in a solutions-driven accelerator program, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

3rd Annual Synergy Achievement Awards Program Recognizes Partner Districts for Commitment to Stakeholders

MESA. Ariz., Dec. 13, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, announced this year’s Synergy Achievement Awards recipients at its Synergy Connect National Users Conference last month at the Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. The annual awards program recognizes exceptional application of Synergy functionality to significantly benefit district stakeholders.

Edupoint Selects Gwinnett County Public Schools for 7th Annual Partner for Life Award

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint® Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy® Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has been selected as the recipient of the company’s seventh annual Partner for Life Award. Edupoint Founder and CEO Bob Weathers presented the award to Debbie Durrence, Ed.D., Executive Director for GCPS’s Department of Data Governance, at the 2022 Synergy Connect Users Conference last month at the Opryland Resort in Nashville.

Ketolicious Kitchens Launches Keto Mexican Comfort Food Product Line

GILBERT, Ariz., Dec. 5, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ketolicious Kitchens recently launched a new brand – Sonora™ – that caters to the Keto and low-carb lifestyle, specifically those looking for authentic Mexican fare. Founded by Lupita Aguilera Hicks, she shares that the basis of her product line all started at home. Some of her family members experienced serious complications from heart disease and diabetes and she even observed close friends who died from related complications from the disease.

Christmas at Schnepf Farms 2022 Opens in Queen Creek the Day After Thanksgiving

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz., Nov. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s the time of year when Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek transforms into a magical winter wonderland. The east valley mainstay has partnered for the fourth year with World of Illumination – known for producing the largest drive-through light shows in the world – to present Christmas at Schnepf Farms, opening to the public on November 25, 2022.

The World’s Largest Drive-Through Animated Light Show Opens Three Shows in the Valley

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the producer of the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, announced its lineup of new theme parks for the 2022 holiday season and headlining the list are three Arizona locations. World of Illumination is constructing its larger-than-life holiday light event in the parking area of Six Flags in Phoenix, and Tempe Diablo Stadium.

Almost 30% of Restaurateurs Want to Change Their POS Provider, Says RestaurantOwner.com Survey

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This week, RestaurantOwner.com released its 2022 POS Survey Report. The survey asked over 800 independent restaurant owners to rate and comment on their POS systems’ installation and operational costs, system and contract characteristics, and their satisfaction with POS (point of sale) features and support.

Economic Empowerment Event Teaches Minority Women Business Owners How to Scale using social media

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Helping minority women entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level, powerhouses Dr. Velma Trayham, founder of the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, a leading nonprofit organization that has mentored more than 8,000 women, and Santia Deck, the founder of TRONUS, are coming together for a particular online event on using social media for good. The free event, Building a Brand through Social Media, takes place online Nov. 21, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Business and Empowerment Leader Dr. Velma Trayham Named Keynote Speaker for Black Changemaker Series Presented by ASU and the State of Black Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz., Nov. 1, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a focus on building generational wealth, award-winning B2B/diversity consultant and leader Dr. Velma Trayham will serve as keynote speaker for the Black Changemaker Series on Nov. 9, 2022. The Black Changemaker Series: Building Generational Wealth, Empowering the Black Entrepreneur will share conversations and tools around growing wealth and using education as a springboard, connecting the local community to higher education leaders and entrepreneurs.

Dosaggio™ by SottoPelle® Partners with PatientNow

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dosaggio™ by SottoPelle® and PatientNow announced today that they have entered into a partnership that integrates the two companies’ innovative technologies, to improve efficiencies and elevate patient care for providers offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Desert Chic: Scottsdale-Based Luxury Accessories Brand Launches Arizona-Inspired Variation of Best-Selling Clutch Handbag

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For travelers and locals alike looking to always be reminded of the heart, soul and grandeur for which Arizona is known, Soul Carrier, a Scottsdale-based luxury accessories brand, announced today the launch of a chic new variation of the best-selling clutch handbag paying homage to The Grand Canyon State and the more than 30-million guests annually who seek rest, relaxation and rejuvenation within its buzzing resort community.

Dosaggio by SottoPelle Partners with Cerbo

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 28, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dosaggio™ by SottoPelle® and Cerbo announced today that they have entered into a partnership that integrates the two companies’ innovative technologies, to improve efficiencies and elevate patient care for providers offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

United Diversity Business Summit Provides Full Day of Discussion on Key Issues Relating to Diversity, Inclusion

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The second-annual United Diversity Business Summit last week brought together hundreds of local business and community leaders for insightful and important discussion of issues related to diversity and inclusion, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Black Ops Machine Inc (UTV Part and Accessory Manufacturer) Launches Website and Grand Opening Date – ‘So Affordable, It’s Offensive!’

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 19, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Ops Machine Inc is announcing its grand opening date. We are a brand new UTV part and accessory manufacturer. Black Ops Machine is a new business with affordable products and they support our United States troops and ALL first responders.

This Startup Wants to Turn Your Email Signature to a Team Building Tool

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scottsdale startup JabberYak introduces the first of its kind Team Building Email Signature for corporations and companies that are experiencing challenges with building cohesive teams in remote, hybrid or in-person work models.

Blaylock Van Partners to Support 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blaylock Van, LLC, the nation’s longest continuously operating Black-owned investment bank, will serve as a sponsorship partner for the 2nd annual United Diversity Business Summit, Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group & The City of Scottsdale. The Sept. 14 summit will convene diverse business leaders and entrepreneurs across Arizona.

Momentum Builds for United Diversity Business Summit on September 14

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Response from the business community has been strong as the 2nd Annual installment of Arizona’s top conference on diversity and inclusion grows closer, with several major sponsors on board and a list of expert speakers committing to the event, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Co-Chairs Announced for 2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit, Cameron Robb, Jackie Johnson and Art Hamilton

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the impact and success of 2021 “United Diversity Business Summit, bringing together a trifecta of leadership and insight, the 2nd annual Summit has announced its distinguished co-chairs: Cameron Robb, Senior Development Consultant at APS; Jackie Johnson, City of Scottsdale Diversity Director; and former Arizona State Representative Art Hamilton. Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the City of Scottsdale.

2nd Annual United Diversity Business Summit Announced Sept. 14 to Improve Economic Diversity Outcomes

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Building on the success of 2021 “United Diversity Business Summit Day,” which included a special proclamation from Scottsdale Mayor David D. Ortega, the second annual United Diversity Business Summit will be held on Sept. 14, 2022. Presented by Thinkzilla Consulting Group and the City of Scottsdale, the summit will engage business and community leaders in efforts to create more diverse and inclusive outcomes.

ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New AC to an Active Military Member on July 27, 2022

PHOENIX, Ariz., July 8, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

ACE Home Services Honors Our Warriors by Providing a New A/C to Military Veteran for the 3rd Annual Giveaway

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ACE Home Services is a top HVAC and Plumbing company servicing the Phoenix Metro area. For years since it was founded, they have provided homes with quality AC and Heating facility maintenance, equipment installation, and repair, ensuring smooth operation in homes. This veteran operated company is proud to support and hire military members for over 25 years.

Doing Business with the Federal Government Community Event Opens up Access to More than $500 Million in Annual Contracting

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Expanding access to more than $500 million in annual contracting, Thinkzilla Consulting and the Arizona District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration are collaborating to host a special event on “How to Do Business with the Federal Government.” The free in-person event takes place May 24 from 10 to 12:30 p.m. and registration is now available.

Sleep in an Unforgettable Luxury Sky Dome Near the Grand Canyon: Clear Sky Resorts Launches Second Season on May 26

TEMPE, Ariz., April 22, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Looking for a unique vacation experience this year? Tempe, Arizona-based Clear Sky Resorts launches their second season on May 26, 2022. Their resort near the Grand Canyon has elevated glamping to a whole new level of luxury by bringing the outdoors inside.

This Start-up wants to help companies re-engage employees while returning to the office

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 11, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Scottsdale start-up, JabberYak, has developed a new team-building Office Name Plate to help employees re-connect and re-engage as they return to the office. JabberYak is set to make the transition smoother by getting co-workers to re-connect and get to know each other again.

The Secret to the Best Family Vacation Ever? Fun Activities Abound at Clear Sky Resorts

GRAND CANYON, Ariz., April 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Clear Sky Resorts is pretty sure that if you have kids, you’ve been there. What was supposed to be a restful, restorative time away dissolves into your busy daily routine with a change of scenery. You manage to convince yourself it was worth the effort because your family had a new experience together but secretly wish you could leave them with their grandparents for your next getaway.

Scottsdale Mayor Ortega Welcomes Minority Business Accelerator participants during Spring kickoff event

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 16, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With a welcome from Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega and President of the Black Chamber of Commerce Arizona Robin Reed, the Minority Business Accelerator Program, in collaboration with the Millionaire Mastermind Academy, kicked off on March 8, welcoming more than 40 women-owned small businesses, Thinkzilla Consulting Group announced today.

Doctor with an Autism Podcast Believes We Are All on The Autism Spectrum and It Is About Living with Autism, Not Trying to Fix It

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 23, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Otherness Podcast is a narrative exploring and engaging autism through experienced stories from those who have lived with it. Dr. Todd Peter Levine, a psychiatrist with a brother with autism, presents conversations, concepts and guests covering an array of interactions and experiences from those with or close to autism.

Applications are open for the second year in a row at this Arizona-based accelerator built for female founders 40+

PHOENIX, Ariz. and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 17, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RECREATE Now LLC is taking applications for its second cohort in Arizona and it’s first cohort in San Francisco, California to help aspiring women entrepreneurs build and launch their idea. The organization is aiming to support the underserved market of women over 40 who are transitioning from the corporate world and wanting to start their own business or non-profit without being surrounded by twenty-something tech bros.

Luxury brand leader, Lisa Baldwin, joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 2, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lisa Baldwin, an industry veteran with a track record of successes with paramount brands like Tiffany and Co., Coach and Macy’s, is bringing her earned expertise to TAG CXO as a fractional CIO. Baldwin’s remarkable insights come from 30 years of IT experience, managing modernization and transformation across all aspects of business.

Thinkzilla Launches New DEI Scorecard to help Organizations Grow Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Focus

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Companies with ethnically diverse executive teams outperform their peers by a full 33 percent when it comes to profitability, according to a recent McKinsey report, and yet many companies still come up short in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Minority Business Accelerator Program Expands to Support Small Underrepresented Female Entrepreneurs in Arizona, Georgia and Florida

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ThinkZILLA Consulting, announced its 15-week entrepreneur accelerator program for female minority entrepreneurs. The only firm that combines program management resources with extensive DE&I expertise, a network of thousands of minority-led business suppliers and full-service marketing capabilities, has expanded programming to combat poverty and support entrepreneurs in need of access.

This Startup Wants to Get People Talking Again!

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new Arizona company, JabberYak, is on a mission to engage people with common interests using their ice breakers products, including customized T-Shirts, event badges, name tags, and office name plates designed to ignite meaningful, face-to-face communication without relying on personal devices.

Ahwatukee Realtor, Mike Holt, Joins COR Consultants

PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 20, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — COR Consultants is pleased to announce that Mike Holt has joined the team as a real estate agent. Mike Holt is an Ahwatukee Realtor who has a degree in Computer Science and past experience managing teams at Amazon.

Edupoint Selects Kyrene School District for 6th Annual Partner for Life Award

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that Kyrene School District (KSD) has been selected as the recipient of the company’s 2021 Partner for Life Award.

2nd Annual Synergy Achievement Awards Honor School Districts’ Pandemic Year Successes

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 2, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for student information and learning management, announced this year’s Synergy Achievement Awards recipients at its Synergy Connect National Users Conference in November. Award recipients were selected for exceptional application of Synergy functionality resulting in significant benefits to district stakeholders.

Seasoned Digital Leader Steve Phillips joins TAG CXO

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 16, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Steve Phillips, a change-oriented global technology executive, has joined TAG CXO to offer interim and fractional executive CIO services available for on-demand engagement to mid-market operators.