FABRIC livens up the Arizona fashion community
Sep22

FABRIC livens up the Arizona fashion community

  FABRIC, also known as the Fabric and Business Resource and Innovation Center, is located in Tempe and is a product of LabelHorde, a printed directory for Arizona’s fashion community that started back in 2001. FABRIC was born in October of 2016 with the purpose of providing the physical resources that were missing for local designers and brands. FABRIC is the name of the building that acts as the headquarters for the fashion...

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Phoenix Rescue Mission to expand reach through new Valley restaurant
Sep20

Phoenix Rescue Mission to expand reach through new Valley restaurant

With nearly 18,000 people in Maricopa County left homeless last year, the demand for change in our community is tremendous. Thankfully, Phoenix Rescue Mission (PRM) is making the difference all over Maricopa County and beyond, due in part to the upcoming grand opening of Mission Possible Café. PRM’s third concept, Mission Possible provides opportunity for the clients of the local non-profit organization to gain valuable work...

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Chandler Innovations helps East Valley businesses grow
Sep18

Chandler Innovations helps East Valley businesses grow

Arizona’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem includes a healthy amount of business incubators and accelerators, but how many focus their efforts on startups from a specific budding geographical area? Enter Chandler Innovations, a “city-wide business incubation and entrepreneurial development program” that offers coaching to tech-focused, scalable businesses. Chandler Innovations is sponsored by the City of Chandler and supported by...

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Meet David Paul
Sep15

Meet David Paul

David Paul is a partner at Canal Partners, a venture capital firm in Scottsdale focusing on B2B SaaS companies. What part of Arizona do you call home? I currently live in Arcadia with my fiancée and golden retriever.  We love it. Have you ever owned a business? I have—it was a healthcare agency called South Florida Home Care.  I worked in the healthcare industry for several years prior, so when I decided to start my own business, I...

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Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls
Sep13

Local entrepreneur Julia Garcia creates Kya app, a positive social network for girls

 Seven in 10 girls do not feel good enough. That’s a statistic that has weighed heavily on local entrepreneur Julia Garcia, especially because she felt it herself while growing up. Her struggles with depression and body image among other challenges led to a self-destructive lifestyle—she almost lost her college athletic scholarship due to reckless partying. This “rock bottom” moment led to a lot of changes in her life, including the...

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Collaboration technology allows business communications to thrive
Sep11

Collaboration technology allows business communications to thrive

Every business knows good communication is key to success. Especially during collaborative projects and other group efforts, communication among employees and managers, as well as messages from managers to employees, needs to be quick and clear. Collaborative technologies can help businesses improve staff interactions in many ways. According to a 2016 Harvard Business Review survey, 79 percent of respondents said use of collaboration...

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