Sundt Foundation awards nearly $27,000 in grants

The Sundt Foundation awarded nearly $27,000 in grants to 11 Southern Arizona nonprofits during its first-quarter disbursements. 

“Being able to support local foundations that improve the lives of so many is very rewarding for our employee-owners,” said Rick Buchanan, Sundt Foundation Tucson Board Member.

First-quarter grants include:

First-quarter grants include:

• El Rio Health Center Foundation

• Interfaith Community Services

• Sunnyside Foundation

• The Dream Factory of Arizona

• Sister Jose Women’s Center

• Therapeutic Riding of Tucson

• Tucson Police Officers Association


• Make Way for Books

• National Inventors Hall of Fame, Inc.

• Lions Camp Tatyee, Inc.

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.

Arizona HR firm receives national recognition

Integrity Outsource, a leading HR services firm announced today that they have received national recognition with the Best of HR Services Award for providing superior service to their clients. ClearlyRated’s Best of HR Services® Award winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients. 2020 Best of HR Services winners have a Net Promoter Score®️ more than 4.8x higher than the industry average. Integrity Outsource received satisfaction scores of 9 or 10 out of 10 from 82.5% of their clients.  

“It is such an incredible honor to receive this award. We strive to be super responsive to the needs of our clients and our staff is committed to service excellence. This will simply motivate us to raise the bar even higher,” said Joe Beers, Integrity Outsource President and member of the Executives’ Association of Greater Phoenix.   

“Now more than ever, providing a consistently remarkable client experience is critical for HR service providers,” said ClearlyRated’s CEO Eric Gregg. “All HR providers attempt to deliver great service – Best of HR Service winners have proven it. I couldn’t be more proud to showcase these service leaders alongside feedback from their actual clients, on and applaud them for their commitment to service excellence at their respective firms!”   

Solugenix sponsors Tech Talk

Solugenix Corporation, a 50-year leader of IT implementation and support services, proudly sponsored the 2020 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit, where CIOs and technology executives from across the state/Valley learned about the foremost winning strategies and absorbed world-class thought leadership. The event was held at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas in Scottsdale.

Hosted by HMG Strategy, the event focused on why IT leaders are focusing on agile strategies to position themselves for competitive advantage. The sponsorship was part of Solugenix’s ongoing commitment to the development of leadership in disruptive technology and innovation across business sectors.

“Emerging technologies like Robotic Process Automation and AI/ML are replacing archaic models of work, thus fundamentally changing the way work is conducted,” said Shashi Jasthi, CEO of Solugenix. “No matter the industry, digital transformation has turned every company into a technology company and must remain relevant in that space to stay competitive.”

As part of the sponsorship, Jasthi had the opportunity to participate in an executive interview during the day-long agenda. Jasthi, who has more than three decades of experience managing IT and consulting organizations and a member of the Board at the Arizona Technology Council, was interviewed by Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, to talk about the topic of “Under-the-Radar Trends CIO’s Need to Know.”

More than ever, savvy technology executives rely on bold leadership skills and a strong commitment to transformation to deliver on customer expectations. In order to make these advancements real and timely, CIOs and technology executives must partner with the CEO and the board, creating synergy across their organization to build consensus with the senior leadership team, with all eyes on reimagining and reinventing the enterprise.

Solugenix recently sponsored the 2020 Arizona Regional Science Bowl, the largest regional STEM competition for middle and high school students, with winners advancing to the National Science Bowl® in Washington, D.C.  Created in 1991 by the Department of Energy (DOE), more than 300,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 29-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

“Technology plays a critical role in fueling growth, adding jobs and building communities, said Jasthi. “Summits like these bring the brightest minds together to unleashing the power of the spirit of innovation in technology leadership.”

MayesTelles selects Colling Media as agency of record

Colling Media, a top-ranked national digital advertising and marketing agency, continues its growth by adding MayesTelles PLLC to its prestigious, growing roster of clients.

Colling Media has been named as MayesTelles PLLC’s Agency of Record and has been retained to create and execute advertising and marketing campaigns designed to increase awareness of Arizona’s premier criminal defense and personal injury firm, which has 100+ years of combined experience.

“It’s a great honor to have been chosen by MayesTelles PLLC,” said Brian Colling, CEO of Colling Media. “It’s humbling to partner with an award-winning law firm of this caliber. We’ll work around the clock to ensure consumers see and respond to their excellent advertising.”

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