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  Trevor Hightower, a Houston TX resident, stopped by The Department to talk about his new coworking space, WorkFlourish. WorkFlourish is a coworking space much like The Department. However, instead of building it in an office space, Trevor utilized an apartment complex. This offers unique features for a coworking space like a gym and the […]

February 7, 2018

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Mitsi Sellers has fifteen years of experience working in the international relief and development sector. During that time, she’s seen the effects of poverty up close and personal. But she’s also seen the power of commerce to lift people and communities out of poverty. That’s what led her to start Bézi (bay-zee), a skincare and grooming […]

January 10, 2018

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So you want to change the world? Great! You identify a problem and dream up a solution. You spread the word, getting friends, family, and colleagues on board. The only problem is that taking your idea to the next level is hard. The truth is, starting and running a nonprofit is a lot more complicated – […]

December 18, 2017

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In our last video, we introduced you to Jose Bosch of Phoenix Rising FC. This time, let’s get to know Jared Bodnar and Kenny Taft of Attendify. Attendify is a tech company based in San Francisco that launched their Phoenix office out of The Department early last year. They have created a beautifully-designed app for conferences […]

November 14, 2017

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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