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A couple of weeks ago, we introduced our new video series, highlighting the entrepreneurs and leaders behind some of the coolest, most innovative ventures in downtown Phoenix and beyond. This week we’re pumped to introduce you to Jose Bosch, Media Relations and Social Media Manager for Phoenix Rising FC,  a club in the United Soccer League, the […]

October 6, 2017

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We’re trying something new. Through a new video series, we’re giving you a behind-the-scenes look at what’s going on among entrepreneurs and innovative leaders here in downtown Phoenix. Every few weeks, we’ll bring you a new video featuring someone great who we think you should get to know. Some of them will be members of […]

September 19, 2017

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Today’s post is by Mitsi Sellers, President and Chief Believer at Bézi and a member of The Department. Sign up to receive future dispatches from Mitsi’s travels in Africa here. Seven years ago at the same hotel where I am now staying in Nairobi, Kenya, I asked the porter what he thought of M-PESA – […]

June 6, 2017

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Today’s post is by Tim Hoiland, owner of Hoiland Media and a member of The Department. It is often said that Phoenix has no history. But as preservationists have been quick to note, it’s not so much that Phoenix hasn’t had beautiful, iconic architecture as that too often this city’s historic buildings have been bulldozed […]

April 26, 2017

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Jeremy Veatch is the co-founder of Ironwood Venture, a management consulting company specializing in accelerating growth for emerging and middle-market businesses. Jeremy and his business partner, Patrick Holcomb, have been members of The Department since day one. Tell us what Ironwood Venture is all about. We work with emerging businesses to accelerate growth. We have […]

March 28, 2017

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Well, our brackets are filled out and we’re ready for the games to begin. Once again it’s that time of year when work productivity goes down and trash talking goes up. That’s right, it’s time for March Madness. Whether you’re rooting for (or against!) the Wildcats, or you’re hoping for a Cinderella story from the […]

March 16, 2017

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PHX Startup Week, a free five-day event for the local startup ecosystem, is right around the corner. And we want to kick things off with a bang. Next Monday, February 20 from 6-9pm right here at The Department, we’re hosting the Startup Week opening night happy hour, sponsored by Chase. You’re invited! We’ll have free […]

February 16, 2017

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One hundred years ago, the brothers Charles and Abraham Korrick opened a department store at the corner of First and Washington streets in downtown Phoenix. The brand new building had three stories and a basement, as well as state-of-the-art elevators. As the store flourished over time, the building was expanded to the east, additional floors […]

January 23, 2017

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Now that the holiday hullaballoo has come and gone, the world is readying to head back to work – and the team at Cartel Coffee Lab has a little something to soften the blow. Officially open in a fresh new space here in Downtown Phoenix, the new location’s proximity to The Department means it’s the […]

January 9, 2017