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The Phoenix startup scene is hot right now, and not just from our months of 100-degree days. According to the founders of Tuft & Needle, who chose Phoenix over Silicon Valley for their startup mattress company, Phoenix is “unusually attractive—and more than a little underrated” for startups due to low costs, access to investors, and,… Read More →

Bob Parsons’ Double Down For Vets reaches $20M goal

The Semper Fi Fund today announced it has raised a total of $20 million in its annual “Double Down for Veterans” fundraising challenge. The campaign ran for two months, with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation pledging to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $10 million. Fulfilling more than 20,000 immediate need requests… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ names 100 Best Companies in Arizona

It is the purpose of BestCompaniesAZ and our calling – and has been for 15 years. We knew that better workplaces would create better lives, better communities, and more profitable businesses. Although it wasn’t about the money, the financial success was proven to be a benefit for best companies. Ten years ago, we were excited… Read More →

Yandy.com names Thom Brodeur CEO

Thom Brodeur

Phoenix-based online retailer of women’s intimate apparel, Yandy, hired a new CEO who has worked for technology firms like GoDaddy, EmpowHER, Tallwave and Digital Air Strike. Thom Brodeur will join the online retailer as its CEO after a nationwide search. Brodeur has experience with technology, digital marketing, media and ecommerce, having worked in start-up, scale-up… Read More →

Industrial & office steal spotlight from multifamily at 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast

While many turned their attention to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Valley’s heaviest hitters in commercial real estate joined forces at the 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast on Friday at the Arizona Biltmore. For the program, 21 of the Valley’s top commercial real estate leaders with 521-plus years of combined CRE… Read More →

25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… Read More →

Bob Parsons is giving $10 million to veterans causes

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For the fifth year in a row, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation and GoDaddy are joining the Semper Fi Fund in its mission to raise funds to assist wounded, critically ill and injured post-9/11 service members and their families. Through December 31, 2016, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will match all donations, up… Read More →

GoDaddy plans open house and culture tour for veterans

BestCompaniesAZ is hosting an open house and culture tour at GoDaddy for Arizona veterans and their spouses.  The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center, 2150 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Attendance is free, but registration is required at GoDaddyCultureTour, or http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com/veterans-godaddy-culture-tour. This is an opportunity for… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: GoDaddy

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GoDaddy Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Blake Irving, CEO What it does: Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. Admirable quality: Collaboration and innovation are key components to GoDaddy’s culture. Work spaces are designed to integrate innovation and creativity, enabling employees to easily join forces. GoDaddy’s… Read More →

Who earned the Most Admired Companies’ Spotlight Awards?

A crowd of nearly 400 packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor 2016’s Most Admired Companies in Arizona.   Photos by Mike Mertes and Southwest Selfies “Our primary goal in developing the MAC program was to find and recognize those companies that set a standard of excellence that other businesses should aspire to achieve,”… Read More →

Former GoDaddy executive launches consulting firm

Tyler Butler, a former GoDaddy executive and passionate professional working toward helping companies operate with a conscience, has launched a new consultancy called 11Eleven Consulting.  Embracing the trend of more companies taking steps towards operating as responsible businesses, Butler saw an opportunity to effectively make these transitions. Connecting communities, companies and causes, 11Eleven Consulting incorporates… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Nima Kelly: Most Influential Women in Arizona

Nima Kelly

Nima Kelly, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, GoDaddy Officially, Kelly is responsible for all things legal at GoDaddy — mergers and acquisitions, governance, litigation and intellectual property matters. Unofficially, she is somewhat of a corporate historian because of the tenure and is often referred to as “VP of everything.” Advice: “Broaden your horizons and… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host diversity and inclusion career event

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting its annual Diversity & Inclusion Career Event in partnership with Career Connectors on Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, 122 North Second St., Phoenix, AZ,  85004, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.  The event is free to job seekers but advance registration is required at https://diversityaz.eventbrite.com. A roster of award-winning companies will… Read More →