WebPT launches new technologies through partner platform; Greater Phoenix Chamber plans Workforce Summit on Aug. 30, Array Technologies stock is soaring due to “relentless focus on operational execution”; Qwick ranked #32 on Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies; Avnet beats Wall Street expectations to close out its 2022 fiscal year; Digital Air Strike selected by Virginia Automobile Dealers Association to provide member dealers with needed customer experience technology; Terkel shares 10 fundraising tips for early stage startups; TGen names AZTC board member Kevin Campbell chief information officer; ZorroSign launches new user interface bringing best user experience to digital signatures; DocSolid releases industry white paper, “Digital Mailroom Best Practices for Governance and Security,” at ILTACON; Dan Gannon promoted to vice president of lease sales at Data Sales Co.; BestCompaniesAZ highlights 5 companies offering tuition reimbursement; Arizona diagnostic lab Sonora Quest launches monkeypox PCR test; Intel, semiconductor industry celebrate as Biden signs CHIPS Act into law; new funding for bioscience program expansion at Maricopa County Community Colleges; Tom Smelker, VP and GM of microsystems for Mercury Systems appears on the Council’s TechFocus member spotlight; how a group of self-proclaimed “gamers” are redefining law enforcement training at Axon; how KEO Marketing leveraged the Council’s 401(k) plan to more competitively hire talent; Honeywell Aerospace inks deal with Cyient to make parts for cloud-connected cockpit system; Pipeline AZ career development platform becoming hub to connect job seekers with employment; and the Arizona Commerce Authority is accepting applications for 2022 Arizona Innovation Challenge until Aug. 31. Read the complete update >>
Join the Council in celebrating its 20th anniversary at the Smart City + IoT Conference on September 8 in Scottsdale!
Join the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority on Thursday, September 8 for the sixth annual Smart City + IoT Conference at Venue8600 in Scottsdale! Attendees from across the state are invited to hear from a stellar line-up of speakers from Intel, Nikola Corporation, Bosch Rexroth, ElectraMeccanica, the City of Phoenix, the City of Tucson and many other future-facing organizations.
Be sure to stick around for the cocktail reception at 5pm to help us celebrate the Council’s 20 years of impact!
Become a sponsor of the Council’s most exclusive Phoenix event of the year, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation.
On November 8, the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority will be hosting the 19th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation for a night of networking, a strolling dinner and an awards program recognizing Arizona’s most innovative technology leaders.
Email [email protected] to peruse available sponsorship opportunities or customize a package that works best for your company.
Learn how your organization can get more involved in your local STEM community next Wednesday, August 31 at 3:30pm.
Join SciTech Institute, the Council and a variety of Arizona businesses to learn about four different avenues of STEM community engagement: volunteering at schools, building relationships with community organizations, supporting events and developing mentorship opportunities. You’ll hear real-life examples of how businesses are getting involved in their STEM communities and spend some time exploring engagement opportunities in your area.
The Council commends Congress for passing the Inflation Reduction Act
The new law provides opportunities for clean energy innovation that align with the work that the Council, its members and its partners have done to create high-paying jobs, protect our environment and grow Arizona’s economy.
AZTC wins 2022 TECNA award for Innovation in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
TECNA, which represents 60 technology associations across the U.S. and Canada, hosts the awards ceremony each year to honor technology council teams who play a pivotal role in doing impactful work for tech associations.
My View: CHIPS and Science Act a winning combination for Arizona
Find out why Steve Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council believes the CHIPS and Science Act will grow Arizona’s leadership in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, R&D and supply chain certainty.
Karla Morales recognized as one of the most influential women in Arizona
Did you see that Az Business and AZRE magazines included Karla Morales, vice president of the Council’s Southern Arizona Regional Office, on their lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022? Join us in celebrating Karla.
Our View: Corporate sector can lead the way in securing Arizona’s clean energy future
As corporate demand for renewable energy intensifies, Arizona needs to respond to continue making our state business friendly. Find out what steps Steven G. Zylstra and Robin S. Reed, president and CEO of the Black Chamber of Arizona, recommend taking.
Electric vehicles: clean energy + creating jobs
Flip to pages 58-59 of the Aug. 2022 issue of Green Living AZ to see why Council President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra says it’s important to consider the economic benefits of electric vehicles by centering the expansion of electric vehicle infrastructure in equity.
The Council’s Political Action Committee advocates for tech companies at the local, state and federal level, vets political candidates and endorses those with track records in supporting pro-tech legislation. Support the PAC to take a stand for technology and bolstering Arizona’s economic recovery.
Power your creativity with intelligence.
Using ICIQ, Ideas Collide can quickly cut through the marketing data cluttering up your spreadsheets and empower your team by gathering actionable marketing insights. Learn more at: ideascollide.com/iq.
The Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo is right around the corner! Reserve a booth and submit your award nominations.
Join the Council in celebrating 10 years of building the technology and business community in Southern Arizona by attending the Tech + Business Expo in Tucson on October 19! Don’t miss this chance to connect with over 400 local business leaders, technologists and manufacturers in Southern Arizona.
Get early-bird booth pricing before August 31 (AZTC member: $500, non-AZTC member: $600) and submit your award nominations by September 1.
AZTC members: Continue learning through non-credit short courses, certificates and certification programs from University of Arizona Continuing and Professional Education.
AZTC members: The University of Arizona partnership just got better! In addition to receiving a discount for online bachelors and masters degree programs including Eller College of Management’s MBA program, you can now receive 10% off non-credit short courses, certificates and certification exam prep programs from University of Arizona Continuing & Professional Education including:
- Business Analytics Certificate
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam Preparation
- Cybersecurity Essentials
- Human Resources (SHRM) Certification Exam Preparation
- Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Preparation
- Digital Marketing Certificate
For more information, please visit online.arizona.edu/aztechcouncil.
Beat the end-of-year rush and get a quote on joining the Council’s association health plan today.
You don’t have to wait until October to get a quote to join the Council’s association health plan (AHP). You can join during any month of the year and still receive a full, 12-month contract. The AHP offers a comprehensive health insurance product bundle that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance and health savings account (HSA)/flexible spending account (FSA) administration. It provides members with relief from COBRA administration, bill paying, compliance filings and managing participant eligibility and benefit enrollment
SRP names resource-management veteran as new water operations chief; new details emerge about how Arizona businesses can win federal infrastructure funds; Phoenix-based solar energy provider expands with acquisition of energy services co.; Nikola announces leadership succession as CEO set to retire; how Arizona senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly shaped the Inflation Reduction Act; Supreme Court ruling against EPA hurts, may not hobble clean air in Arizona; Nikola beats expectations after delivering 48 trucks in Q2; sustaining profits: the environment and its challenges are driving business success; Phoenix greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2020, study finds; Our View: Corporate sector can lead the way in securing Arizona’s clean energy future; Nikola agrees to acquisition to bring battery pack engineering and production in-house; jobs in solar energy continue to grow in Arizona, report finds; major fleet owners urge smart, rapid build-out of EV infrastructure; SRP gets Climate Registered platinum status distinction, first named for 2020 reporting year; Amazon’s custom electric delivery vehicles hit Phoenix area streets; and homebuilder commits to EPA’s highest water-efficiency standards in all its future Arizona homes. Read the full report >>
P.S. CLICK HERE to learn more about the clean energy-related opportunities in Arizona in which the private sector is the eligible recipient AND there is a key deadline coming up before November 30, 2022 as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).
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AGM Container Controls | Alliance Bank | Arizona Public Service | AudioEye | Blue Canoe Marketing | BlueYonder | Caterpillar | cStor | Encora | Involta | Keap | Meta | Metz & Associates PLLC | Michael Beach Consulting | MSS Business Transformation Advisory | Pacific Office Automation | Pima Community College | Qwick | Rincon Research | Solugenix | Sun Corridor Inc. | Tech Parks Arizona | Waymo
Register for the Council’s upcoming Phoenix and Tucson tech events and Optics Valley optics + photonics events.