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Presto! One Arizona woman and the magic of the new sharing economy

sharing economy

Stefanie Contreras rarely waits in line. She prefers a life where on-demand or sharing services mean she can spend her time living her life, whether she’s ordering laundry detergent or booking a vacation in Costa Rica. “Most of the time I’m so focused on having fun. The convenience of the apps can help me do… Read More →

Uber offers free rides to help cancer patients

Uber Pitch

Want to help raise money for cancer patients while receiving a free ride from Uber to your destination? Starting June 30 and running through Dec. 31, anyone who downloads the Uber app and uses the new user promo code, GIVEHOPE, will receive their first ride with Uber for free (up to $15), with an additional… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 3 new directors

Arizona Technology Council Upcoming Events

In a move that positions some of the most well-respected senior executives in Arizona alongside a bright young professional, the Arizona Technology Council announced Monday a series of board appointments. The Technology Council appointed Brad Jannenga, co-founder and former chairman, president & CTO of WebPT, David Woody, senior vice president, Technology Operations & Transformation, American Express and… Read More →

How Uber affects local business

Uber
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Utilizing technology to exploit a gap in the market, Uber scaled quickly and evolved rapidly from tech startup into a way of life for millions of people in cities across the globe. It has also changed the way tourist visiting those cities get around. Since the rise of Uber, The W Scottsdale Hotel has seen… Read More →

Want your firm’s name on Phoenix’s skyline?

Phoenix
by in AZRE Magazine | Office

It’s one of the most recognizable buildings in downtown Phoenix’s skyline, and now its name is up for grabs. The Monroe Building, located at 111 W. Monroe St. in Phoenix, announced that it will lease naming rights for the building along with the 27,000 square foot two-floor Penthouse that crowns the building. The naming rights opportunity… Read More →

Phoenix passes nation’s strongest disability protections

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Mayor Greg Stanton and leaders in the Phoenix disability community lauded improvements to the Ground Transportation Policy for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport approved Tuesday night. The Phoenix City Council approved the new policy on a 5-4 vote, which includes the nation’s strongest requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act for ground transportation at the… Read More →

Chris Camacho: The man leading the mission for GPEC

Chris Camacho
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Chris Camacho might be the most influential Millennial in Arizona. But who better to guide Arizona’s economy into a technology-driven world than a Millennial? The 35-year-old president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) packs an economic punch, During Camacho’s tenure with the economic development association, GPEC has attracted more that 170 companies,… Read More →

UBER signs #OpenAZ unity pledge in Arizona

#OpenAZ

Uber was one of the latest businesses to sign the Unity Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including LGBT community members. Uber joins over 1,500 businesses and organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart, Yelp and Coca-Cola in supporting a… Read More →

Silicon Valley tech firm expands into downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Silicon Valley tech firm, Gainsight, announced, Wednesday, its expansion of new corporate marketing headquarters into Downtown Phoenix at 111 W. Monroe St., the Monroe Building. Gainsight, a customer success tech company, was drawn to Phoenix because of its amazing talent pool, and entrepreneurial spirit, said Anthony Kennada, vice president of Marketing at Gainsight. “We are… Read More →

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport

Uber Pitch

Ridesharing company Uber is petitioning Sky Harbor Airport to allow their UberX service at the airport. Currently, only Uber’s commercial vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. Uber is hoping to show Sky Harbor that there is a demand for the UberX service at… Read More →

Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Sky Harbor Airport is trying to reach a compromise with transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to allow them to operate at the airport. Currently, only approved commercial Uber vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. The major point of contention between transportation… Read More →

Tech startup Allbound wins free office space

scottsalkin

Allbound, an innovative partner sales and marketing software startup founded by local entrepreneur Scott Salkin, has won six months of free office space at 111 W. Monroe. The company will share the newly renovated mid-century modern building with other entrepreneurial and innovative tenants like Uber, Cannon Design and Inspire Data Solutions. Allbound is set to open shop at… Read More →

Metromile car insurance opens office in Tempe

MetroMile

Metromile, a pay-per-mile car insurance company, announced it will open its third office in Tempe. The office is located at 1150 W. Washington St., near the Priest Drive and Washington light rail station. “We are really excited to be in Tempe,” said Dan Preston, CEO of Metromile. “We looked at a number of cities but… Read More →

Uber, Lyft get a lift from new Arizona law

Uber Pitch

Soon after his election, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey made a drastic decision to pledge his support to ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft by suspending the ongoing investigation into companies that were operating illegally under current Arizona law. In addition, the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures announced that it would no longer be… Read More →