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Framework for the future

by Adam Burns If the road to ruin is paved with good intentions, then the road to prosperity must be intentionally paved, for starters. Intentional infrastructure planning has been central to Greater Phoenix’s success ever since the first horse-drawn streetcar line giddied up and down Washington Street in 1887. The link between infrastructure and commerce […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Brandy Reinke

What’s your first and last name?   Brandy Reinke  How old are you?  43  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  10 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  Did you grow up in Arizona?  No  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I am originally from […]

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televëda wins Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and receives...

May 28, 2020

Greater Phoenix-based SaaS company looks to scale interactive digital offering combating isolation and loneliness in senior living communities as a result of COVID-19 pandemic Phoenix, AZ (May 28, 2020) – On Thursday, televëda was named the winner of the Greater Phoenix Tech Challenge and is the beneficiary of a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis […]

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Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy offers $50,000...

May 15, 2020

Partners collaborate on digital pitch competition to spur innovation and fund business with scalable solution to combat COVID-19 Phoenix, AZ (May 13, 2020) – Nonprofits and early-stage businesses in Greater Phoenix that have pivoted to address COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 grant provided by the Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy at the […]

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Zoom to open R&D centers in Phoenix and Pittsburgh

May 14, 2020

Video communications leader plans to hire hundreds of software engineers San Jose, Calif., May 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) today announced that it will open two new research and development centers – one in the Greater Phoenix, Arizona area and one in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Zoom will immediately begin recruiting […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Zach Venvertloh 

What’s your first and last name?   Zach Venvertloh  How old are you?  28  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  Four months  What city do you currently reside in? Phoenix  Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona? I’m originally from Illinois. I decided on Arizona for the warm […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Chase MacDonald

What is your first and last name?  Chase MacDonald How old are you?  20 What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  12 years What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?  I am studying Finance with minors in Real Estate and Construction Management at […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Jeff Golner

What is your first and last name?  Jeff Golner  How old are you?  49  How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  41 years  What city do you currently reside in?  Phoenix  Why did you decide to stay in the region?  Family and opportunities  What college/university did you graduate from and what’s your degree?  University of […]

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What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Aly Halbakken

What is your first and last name?  Aly Halbakken How old are you?  22 What city do you currently reside in?  Tempe How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  4 years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  I am originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I decided to move […]

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Fireside Chat: Entrepreneurial insights that drive...

Staying power has become an inescapable issue in today’s economy as the speed of technological growth continues to increase. Maintaining viability is a challenge that businesses must regularly fight if they are to remain at the top of their market. According to McKinsey, in 2000, the average age of the top 10 companies on the S&P 500 was […]

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