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Scottsdale-based Accolade raises more than $70M


Accolade, Inc., an on-demand healthcare concierge for employers, health plans and health systems, announced it has raised more than $70 million in new Series E funding led by Andreessen Horowitz and with participation from Madrona Venture Group and others. Accolade will use the capital to expand its technology platform, R&D, and sales and marketing initiatives… Read More →

VincentBenjamin named one of nation’s top staffing firms


VincentBenjamin, a leader in providing workforce solutions in finance, accounting and IT workplaces, announced it has been named to the 2016 Staffing Industry Analysts Fastest Growing Staffing Firms. VincentBenjamin ranks No. 17 out of 112 firms on the list of nationwide staffing companies. “All of us here at VincentBenjamin are honored and proud of this particular award,”… Read More →

Fountain Hills-based Launch Financial offers free teledoc benefit


At a time when the insurance industry is seeing a wider variety of plan availability, types and packages, Launch Financial has announced the release of its Outlook Gap Plan powered by Pivot Health — the ultimate insurance supplement. A one-stop-shop for complementary deductible coverage, this gap plan is the first of its kind. It embeds death… Read More →

Sharon Bondurant: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Sharon Bondurant

Sharon Bondurant, founder and CEO, Tech Finders Bondurant started the tech recruiting firm from her spare bedroom 18 years ago and has built it into a $4 million+ firm that finds exceptional talent for Arizona companies. Surprising fact: “I was really shy and insecure growing up. My biggest regret: being too scared to try out for seventh-grade cheer.… Read More →

What are the best tech tools for business owners?

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Small business owners have ranked their favorite tech tools and apps in SurePayroll’s third annual favorite tech tools survey, part of the July 2016 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®. Google Drive was the most used app among small business owners – for both organization and Cloud storage. SurePayroll asked small business owners and entrepreneurs nationwide to… Read More →

What are the dangers and distractions of cell phone games?

Texting while driving

Personal injury attorney A.J. Mitchell, in light of a number of accidents involving Pokémon GO, illustrates the importance of safety and paying attention while playing games on cell phones.  Mitchell, founder of The Law Office of A.J. Mitchell, P.L.C., in light of a spate of accidents involving people playing the popular Pokémon GO, discusses the… Read More →

Amazon Locker installed at 37 Phoenix apartments

Amazon Locker will be installed at 37 Mark-Taylor managed apartment communities in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Mark-Taylor)

Amazon’s latest advancement in the pursuit of getting packages to consumers most efficiently is underway in the Phoenix metropolitan area, as Amazon Locker, a fully-automated package storage locker, is installed at a large number of Class-A apartment communities managed by  multifamily manager Mark-Taylor. Mark-Taylor installed the Amazon Lockers in 37 of its communities. In recent… Read More →

GPEC predicts $32B economic output from SkySong


SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center is projected to generate more than $32 billion in economic output and more than 10,000 new jobs across the Valley over the next 30 years, according to new analysis performed by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The analysis examines the impact of 11 SkySong buildings and a restaurant/retail component… Read More →

Galvanize signs lease at the Monroe Building


Denver-based tech firm Galvanize is joining the growing family of technology entrepreneurs at The Monroe Building in downtown Phoenix. The Denver-based start-up offering training in software development and data science is bringing its educational programs to the Valley and was drawn to the creative environment at The Monroe Building. Galvanize joins other top tech businesses… Read More →

Able Aerospace opens full-service maintenance center

Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed a significant expansion with the opening of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC). The AMC grows Able’s industry presence with a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrades and paint. Combined with Able’s already world-leading, on-site MRO and parts solutions… Read More →

7 traits top entrepreneurs should have


In today’s world, it seems like everyone has an idea for the next big thing. The success of ABC’s Shark Tank has spurred new shows like West Texas Investors Club, Food Fortunes and The Profit – all showcasing entrepreneurs and their 10-minute pitch to land a million-dollar deal. Yes, some ideas are less than stellar,… Read More →

STEM professionals needed to fill teaching vacancies

Krauss Honored For Science

Rio Salado College is looking for STEM professionals to re-career as teachers to help Arizona schools meet major shortfalls. “The need for teachers in Arizona is greater than ever,” said Kim Tobey, Rio Salado’s Director of Community Partnerships and Programs. “Arizona has a particular need for science, math, special education and kindergarten teachers, especially in… Read More →

CyrusOne completes new data hall in Chandler

digital data flow through optical wire

Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has completed construction of a new data hall on its data center campus in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. The data hall added 36,000 colocation square feet (CSF) to the Chandler campus with 2 megawatts of power capacity. “Phoenix remains one of our fastest-growing markets, and with 57… Read More →

Avnet CEO steps down, expected Q4 earnings lowered

innovative lab

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced that William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, a member of Avnet’s Board of Directors, has been named as interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately, as Rick Hamada steps down. Hamada will no longer be on Avnet’s board of directors either, and the technology distributor did not provide any reason for… Read More →