Isagenix International acquires Zija International

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has announced its acquisition of Zija International, a well-established and respected direct selling company based in Lehi, Utah, with a strong line of high-quality plant-based product offerings.

“We are pleased to welcome Zija to the Isagenix family,” said Jim Coover, Isagenix co-founder and chairman. “Our companies share common cultures and goals, and we look forward to the positive impact this acquisition will have for all parties.”

When the transition is completed, Zija distributors will become part of the Isagenix family, which comprises more than 500,000 members in 14 markets globally. This addition will help strengthen Isagenix by expanding its associate and customer base, enhancing its plant-based product portfolio, and reinforcing its global footprint.

“This comes at a promising time for both Zija and Isagenix,” said Travis Ogden, Isagenix chief executive officer. “It brings great synergies to both companies, and in joining forces, our aligned missions to impact world health will be stronger than ever.”

NexGen Partner Strategies pledges to donate $1 million to Arizona nonprofits

NexGen Partner Strategies (NexGen), a full-service business solutions provider for growing Arizona companies, has pledged to donate $1 million to local nonprofits in 2020 through NexGen Giving and NexGen Scripts.

“Since 2013, NPS Gives has donated over $400,000 to hundreds of organizations in Arizona and has truly become a friendly partner to many business owners and neighborhoods,” said Erik Verryden, NexGen founder. “In 2020, we’re challenging ourselves and our clients to raise at least $1 million to better serve the community.”

What is NexGen Giving?

Through NexGen Giving, the company’s give-back program, 20% of each client’s payment processing transaction is donated to a nonprofit of the merchant’s selection. Nonprofit clients use the program as a rebate incentive to earn 20% back to their organizations, and businesses donate to the causes dear to them.

“Because of NexGen Gives, we have been able to earn back $15,000 and help 15 more families in need after the loss of their loved one in the armed services. NexGen has become more than friends to us – they’re family,” said Darin Fishburn, former CEO of Helping Hands for Freedom. 

What is NexGen Scripts?

With NexGen Scripts, nonprofits who distribute custom-branded NexGen Scripts cards to employees will earn a $1 donation every time the card is used, and save up to 85% on prescriptions at over 64,000 pharmacies. 

“The free nationwide prescription assistance program was launched to assist uninsured individuals,” said Verryden. “It never expires, is valued for the entire family, and provides discounts on brand name and generic prescriptions.”

Taylor Morrison ranked No. 3 on Most Admired list

There’s nothing more complimentary than to be externally recognized for creating an extraordinary experience that turns a house into a home. Taylor Morrison Home Corp. (NYSE: TMHC) is honored to be in this position for the second year in a row by being named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for 2020 by FORTUNE magazine and ranked No. 3 among homebuilders.

FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies is a ranking of the most respected and reputable companies. To determine the best-regarded companies in 52 industries, Korn Ferry asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality of management and products to social responsibility and ability to attract talent.

“There’s something special about being recognized by other leaders in our industry, because it really validates the hard work and dedication our teams put into building the best homes and delivering an outstanding customer experience in the process,” said Sheryl Palmer, Taylor Morrison chairman and CEO. “Homebuilding is a competitive business but it’s refreshing when we can take the time to recognize what others are doing well, because it elevates us all as an industry.”

Taylor Morrison ranked in the top three in the areas of social responsibility, innovation, people management and product quality.

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services hosts internship match program

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), a member of the Association of Post-Doctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), hosted the 2020 Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program on Jan. 10. The clinical training department at SB&H received 107 applications and interviewed 73 applicants from across the country. The program helps match the 28 open internship positions with qualified candidates slated to begin work Sept. 2020. 

“The Doctoral Psychology National Internship Match program attracts the brightest minds in behavioral health,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Administrator of Clinical Education Dr. Lynette Livesay. “The doctoral candidates are motivated and filled with innovative ideas that align with our mission of believing in the resilience and recovery of individuals.”

About Ranking Arizona

Ranking Arizona is an annual publication that ranks businesses in more than 300 categories based on public voting in the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? The magazine is published by AZ Big Media. To learn more about Ranking Arizona, contact Sheri King, director of sales.