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A story about opportunity: Phillip

I’m Phillip Pipkins, vice president, technology banking at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). I’m originally from Miami, Florida but I’ve lived in Arizona for the past 20 years. When I was deciding which college to attend, I had narrowed it down to two options, one of which was Arizona State University. After being accepted into both, […]

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A story about work/life balance: Catherine

I’m Catherine Spillman and I joined Voya Financial in the spring of 2020 as their Customer Contact Center Director. Since day one, it’s been evident to me that I made the right choice. Voya truly values each and every one of their employees. This is demonstrated through their numerous onboarding, training and development programs, that […]

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A story about building a life: Erik

I’m Erik Long, account executive at Front. I’ve been with the company for the past two years working in the Bay Area, but when they opened a new office in Phoenix I jumped at the opportunity to move to the region. As my fiancé and I were deciding if we should make the move to […]

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A story about diversity: Ashley

I’m Ashley Dancer, cloud services professional at Acronis. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and moved to Greater Phoenix in 2018 in search of greater opportunities and I found them. One of the things I’ve grown to love about Greater Phoenix is its diversity. Growing up in a smaller town, there were certain […]

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Meet Realty Executives International: Phoenix-based...

A conversation with Public Relations and Marketing Specialist Kaylee Stock  Tell us about your company:  Kaylee Stock: Founded in 1965 in Phoenix, Arizona by Dale Rector, Realty Executives quickly established themselves as an industry disruptor. Seeing a pattern of agents paying high commissions and keeping low profit, Rector set out to create a business that […]

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Regional Report: Housing affordability

As Maricopa County’s growth continues, the topic of housing affordability has come to the forefront. Four local industry leaders joined our Regional Report last week to discuss projections and how Greater Phoenix can remain proactive as the population increases at a faster rate than housing. Panelists included: Diana Yazzie Devine, President/CEO, Native American Connections Maurice […]

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Regional Report: Elevating the arts

Arts are the byproduct of creativity and imagination cultivated from, and always reshaping, our cultural identity. While the societal and individual impacts of the arts cannot be overstated, the economic contributions often times go unnoticed. In Arizona, the industry contributes $9.3 billion annually into the state’s economy and employs almost 92,000 people. “When you participate […]

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Glendale: Where businesses touch down

by Savannah King The country’s newest sports mecca is in the City of Glendale. Glendale is home to a plethora of professional sports organizations and events including football, hockey, Major League Baseball Spring Training, auto racing, NCAA Regionals, the annual PlayStation Fiesta Bowl, and the 2008, 2015 and 2023 Super Bowls. Beyond the city’s stadiums, […]

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Gilbert: Town full of talent

Community Spotlight by Savannah King Don’t make the mistake of calling Gilbert a “city.” This community is a town. “We like what a town denotes, which is that there’s a connected way here,” said Gilbert Mayor Jenn Daniels. Daniels moved to Arizona in 2002 and to Gilbert in 2005. By 2009, she was serving as […]

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Meet M3F: Nonprofit music festival in Phoenix

A conversation with M3F™ Festival Manager, Heather Rogers Tell us about your company: Heather Rogers: M3F™ is a 100% nonprofit music festival that was established in 2004 and has become a musical destination for festivalgoers. The festival has attracted visitors to Arizona with previous acts such as Odesza, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Empire of […]

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