Making news: SpotRx, SAL, Sundt Foundation, AITA

Business News | 30 May |

Green Valley Recreation installs SpotRx kiosks

Next-gen pharmacy SpotRx has entered a partnership with Green Valley Recreation, Inc. (GVR) to launch pharmaceutical kiosks in three of its 13 locations in southern Arizona.

The average Green Valley resident may be retired, but this community of active adults is precisely that: active. 

“Our members might start their days with yoga, followed by a ceramics class or game of pinochle and then maybe they play a few matches of pickleball before lunch,” said GVR Communications Specialist & Fitness Coordinator Miles Waterbury. “Our members lead busy lives and will benefit from easy access to hundreds of over-the-counter and prescription medications SpotRx stocks in its kiosks, now at our Member Centers.” 

SpotRx is changing the way people pharmacy. The model is dedicated to providing people with a convenient and personal pharmacy experience by placing kiosks in locations they frequent often. Just as with any pharmacy, patients will consult with a friendly, local on-screen pharmacist located in Tucson before their meds are dispensed. The kiosk is stocked with over-the-counter items, so they can even shop the drugstore. 

“SpotRx is grateful for the partnership and support from Green Valley Recreation, Inc. and the community,” said Ed Kilroy, CEO of MedAvail Technologies, the parent company of SpotRx. “We look forward to the continued expansion of our new way to pharmacy.

SpotRx launched in Arizona last year and has kiosks throughout Arizona in grocery stores, healthcare facilities and recreation centers. In addition to its three GVR Member Center kiosks, SpotRx has a kiosk in CareMore Green Valley and four kiosks in Metro Tucson.

Sober living apartment community opens in Scottsdale

To help individuals maintain a healthy, sober lifestyle after completing addiction recovery treatment, Sober Apartment Living, Co. (SAL) has opened a nonprofit apartment community in Scottsdale, Ariz. The community, located at 6825 East 4th Street in Scottsdale, opened in November 2018 and serves as an intensely supportive living space for those who have successfully finished a rehabilitation program.

“Being surrounded by others who have the same goals of sobriety greatly improves each individual’s chance of achieving long-term recovery,” said Craig Zoellner, Chairman and Treasurer of the SAL Board. “SAL looks and feels like the ‘real world’ to help smooth the transition back into normal life.”

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, residents live in fully furnished units with significantly lower rent rates than standard apartment communities. The community features high quality units and extensive community amenities. Residents have a curfew, and all pitch in to help maintain and clean the complex. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited.

Learn more about SAL and sober apartment living opportunities at www.soberapartmentliving.org.

New trade office between Arizona and Israel

Following the passage of the Arizona state budget that includes funding for the establishment of an Arizona trade office in Israel, the Arizona Israel Technology Alliance (AITA) and the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) today celebrated the move. AITA and AZTC have been instrumental in strengthening ties between Israel and Arizona, and have worked tirelessly to ensure the trade office became a reality.  

“Our goal has always been to promote trade and investment between Arizona and Israel, and establishing a trade office is a huge leap forward in that collaborative process,” said Leib Bolel, president and CEO of the AITA, and venture partner at Grayhawk Capital. “We applaud Gov. Ducey and the state Legislature for recognizing the potential of trade relations between these two innovative powerhouses, which will reap economic benefits for years to come.”

Steven G. Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council, shares Bolel’s vision of increasing bilateral trade. He also serves on AITA’s advisory board. 

“The Arizona Technology Council fully supports the new trade office in Israel,” said Zylstra. “Our partnership with AITA has helped both Arizona and Israel solidify their global presence in the technology community. The passing of this legislation represents another step forward in establishing Arizona and Israel as influential leaders in innovation.” 

Since AITA’s inception, the number of Israeli companies with operations in Arizona has increased from 12 to 18. This increase doubled the workforce of local, Israeli-owned companies and led to numerous trade delegations between the two areas. To date, AITA has supported more than 100 Israeli companies seeking to increase ties with Arizona. 

Sundt Foundation boosts local nonprofits

The Sundt Foundation awarded a total of $88,500 in grants to 24 Phoenix-area nonprofits during its second-quarter disbursements.

“To be able to award over $88,000 in funds to local worthy Valley charities hits at the core of our company’s purpose,” said Cathie Gabriel, the Sundt Foundation’s Tempe region board member. “Being able to live that purpose is very important for our employee-owners.”

The Sundt Foundation awards grants each quarter to area charities that support disadvantaged children and families. Nonprofits are selected through an application process and reviewed by a committee of Sundt employee-owners.

Second-quarter grants include:

$6,000 Grant Recipient

• A New Leaf

$5,000 Grant Recipients

• Arizona YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix

• Assistance League of East Valley

• Military Assistance Mission

• OCJ (Opportunity, Community and Justice for Foster) Kids

• The Joy Bus

• UMOM New Day Center

• Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona

• UPWARD for Children and Families

$4,000 Grant Recipients

• AZCEND

• Best Buddies

• New Pathways for Youth

$3,500 Grant Recipients

• East Valley Jewish Community Center

• Soldier’s Best Friend

• Foundation for Service Dog Support, Inc.

$3,000 Grant Recipients

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix

• Flagstaff Shelter Services

• Hope Community Services

$2,500 Grant Recipients

• Treasure House

• U.S. VETS-Phoenix

$1,000 Grant Recipients

Boys to Men Mentoring Network North Central Arizona

Heaven’s Healing Hands

Scott Foundation

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