Tucson is a city of giving. That much is clear just based on the number of nonprofits that call the Old Pueblo home.

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The nonprofit industry maintains a significant presence in Southern Arizona. Organizations specializing in everything from healthcare to animal welfare are found in the Greater Tucson Metro Area, and work year-round to achieve their various goals. 

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The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

I’m not one to brag, but my 12-year-old daughter has used a rotary phone. OK, maybe that’s not really something to brag about, but what I find interesting is the icon for a phone is no longer a rotary phone but the image of a smartphone. Thanks to all of the innovation taking place in Tucson…

There are many unforeseen costs when starting a business, so it’s important to be aware of where you can spend less without sacrificing too much. Prior to joining Cox, I ran a small, family business in Tucson, and I’ve learned what is crucial to invest in, and what things you can spend less …

A $10 million transformation will soon take place at Gateway at Tucson Apartments, a 188-unit complex located at 2800 W. Broadway Boulevard. Built in 2005 to serve as student housing, the complex will be reintroduced at a 272-unit, multifamily community.

The Tucson Metro Chamber doesn’t just see its new home as a place to do business, but as a physical manifestation of its recent drive towards innovation and modernity. 

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life. 

A formerly empty office complex on the east side is gaining a new life as it is filled room by room, artist by artist. The East Hive is a studio complex where local artists can rent rooms and become part of a community of creators. While there is room for plenty more tenants, the East Hive a…

The Tucson Convention Center and surrounding campus, including the Tucson Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater and the Eckbo Plaza and Fountain, will benefit from a $65 million improvement plan after unanimous approval of the project by the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors Aug. 13. Rio Nuevo will now so…

Selecting the right healthcare plan can just add to your stress if you don’t have the right tools to make the best choice for your company.  Consider these steps to take the stress and confusion out of choosing health care.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted on Monday, Aug. 19, to approve the county tax levy for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. This move comes after two meetings of debate among the supervisors over whether to cut certain areas of the budget to prevent a tax increase.

Local First Arizona has an exciting new outlet to engage the public and connect community members to local businesses and nonprofits. The Local First Arizona Roadshow is a monthly placemaking event that raises public awareness of the economic and cultural benefits provided by strong local ec…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Since 1980, the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona has been a trusted philanthropic partner helping hundreds of individuals, families and businesses by investing nearly $200 million in nonprofits to create a stronger community.

Long Realty Company has released its 2019 mid-year State of the Market Report for Tucson and Southern Arizona showing that if you’re in the market for a home and you don’t proceed rapidly, you’ll lose. 

Shara Turner, LPC, MSC, NCC, was named clinical director after the retirement of Peggy Holt. Turner spent the last nine years in public health working with individuals dually diagnosed with a variety of substance use and mental health disorders, complex trauma and extreme environmental and s…

Leslie Shipley associated with the Tucson/Foothills office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. She comes to the office with real estate sales experience and 15 years of real estate investing.

With temperatures reaching 110 and beyond, everyone has a tendency to stay inside. For those that do work outside, due to the heat, it’s incredibly important to take extra precautions.  Here are some tips for you to survive the dog days of summer.

Stroke care provided at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital was recognized with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus Award. 

Carondelet nurse Jeanette Tellez-Hopkins was honored by Ben’s Bells last month for her work creating Darla’s Duds, a collection of donated clothes benefiting local families in need.

R&A CPAs announced that John Green, CPA, MS, joined the firm as assurance manager. Green brings a wealth of experience including financial reporting and strategic planning for small- and medium-sized businesses and multi-national publicly traded companies in multiple sectors including in…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

The Tucson Convention Center and surrounding campus including the Tucson Music Hall, Leo Rich Theater and the Eckbo Plaza and Fountain, will benefit from a $65 million improvement plan after unanimous approval of the project by the Rio Nuevo Board of Directors on Aug. 13. Rio Nuevo will now …

Oro Valley’s life science industry is growing even larger with the scheduled groundbreaking of the Oro Valley Innovation Labs announced for Wednesday, September 4. OVIL is a business incubator planned to be built in Innovation Park, and like its neighbors in the park, will focus on furtherin…

After more than 85 years, Green Fields college preparatory school announced it would not open for the 2019-2020 school year. The northside nonprofit academy, known for high scholarship numbers and academic achievement, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy July 14. 

July 26 marked the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which promotes equality and protects the rights of those with disabilities. AudioEye, headquartered here in Tucson, is a technology company that helps businesses comply with the ADA, and in turn, make the internet mo…

Growing your business is a necessity no matter what stage you may be in. Ultimately, every business is unique and will require a unique set of steps to grow. Below is a list of suggestions that can help propel your business to new heights.

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Local First Arizona Foundation’s Fuerza Local Business Accelerator, known as the Acelerador de Negocios de Fuerza Local to its participants, is the first entrepreneurial training program in the country to create a pathway into mainstream banking for Hispanic business owners by developing cre…

Pascua Yaqui Tribal Chairman Robert Valencia recently sat down with Inside Tucson Business to discuss the latest information regarding the tribe’s planned development near Grant Road and Interstate 10 in Tucson. 

College football teams from the Mid-American Conference will book a trip to Tucson every New Years Eve, starting in 2020, thanks to a new affiliation with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. MAC teams will play against those from the Mountain West Conference. The Sun Belt Conference previously…

Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon while 600 million people watched from Earth, and astronaut Michael Collins drifted quietly overhead. But what does that have to do with Tucson? As it turns out, quite a lot. 

When Jessica Moat’s two kids were going stir-crazy during their summer vacation, a friend recommended she look into the day camps at the Northwest YMCA.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Zain Khalpey could have worked anywhere when he joined Northwest Healthcare earlier this year. He has worked at Columbia University, Harvard University and was awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Medical Sciences in 2016. Serving the Tucson community since 201…

Volunteering as a company is a great way to create a meaningful impact in your community. Here are some things you can do as a business owner to encourage volunteerism at your company.

Northland Investment Corporation recently announced the acquisition of The Canyons at Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley. The property offers 228 one- to three-bedroom multifamily units across 13 acres, and is Northland’s fourth acquisition in the Tucson area.

Over 400 community members joined forces by contributing $107,433 in gifts to Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Birthday Campaign in support of TSO Music Education Programs.  Launched with a $37,000 matching challenge from the TSO Board of Trustees, Honorary Council, and the Tucson Symphony O…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Ron Shoopman recently stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council for the past 14 years. He also serves on the Arizona Board of Regents as the treasurer and immediate past chair.

Long before musicians recorded in Tucson, the dust was here. But ever since locals began fusing folk, mariachi, rock and tejano music onto tapes and vinyl records, that same dust has had the chance to (quite literally) become part of the music. 

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Rebranding can range from a new logo or packaging design, to an entirely new philosophy of the company depending on your goals and needs. Cox Communications recently launched a new logo and tagline that highlights our mission to help customers connect and create meaningful moments. The follo…

Your United Way set some ambitious impact goals for the 2018-2019 campaign year.  But it’s that ambition that drives our work every day at United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. That ambition is required for the level of accountability that we assume as stewards of the financial resource…

A new Tucson Cooperative Network has formed recently in Southern Arizona and Local First Arizona is a partner in these important efforts to develop more worker cooperatives in the region and throughout Arizona in which workers share in management and ownership. 

From the building layout to the student seats, most everything at the Marana Unified School District’s new computer science school is built with the future in mind. The Dove Mountain CSTEM K-8 School, located at 5650 W. Moore Road in Marana, is nearing completion, and set to open for the fir…

A capacity crowd turned out to the company headquarters of PPEP Microbusiness & Housing Corporation on Thursday, June 6, to celebrate a major award: The company was named the U.S. Small Business Association’s Microlender of the Year.