1. Vantage West member Tony Terry Jr.—founder of the Gaslight Theatre and its family of sister companies—built an efficient operation designed for family fun. Here’s how he grew his business and why he still loves every second of it. Most people wouldn’t move to a remote Alaskan town to establish a live theater company. But Tony […]
  2. Thrive Tucson is a 5 to 10 minute conversation series that spotlights unique and innovative locally-owned businesses in Southern Arizona. The series has a wide reach through Vantage West’s social media and website. We want to reward local businesses with guest spots on the show. If you’re a business owner, sign up below for a […]
    Mar 11, 2018
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  3. It’s a clear, sunny, typical Saturday in Tucson, Arizona, as vendors set up their tents along 4th Avenue. The Street Fair doesn’t begin for another hour, so the crowds haven’t formed quite yet. A lanky man with long dreadlocks stands along the side of the scene, reciting a poem to himself. The words are rhythmic, […]
  4. Welcome back to our salute to some of Arizona’s black leaders who are creating positive change in the state and beyond. If you missed it, check out our last post about Arizona Informant Publisher Cloves Campbell Jr. Our final installment focuses on a figure you might know well. For 30 years, Kim Covington served as […]
  5. Welcome back to our salute to some of Arizona’s black leaders who are creating positive change in the state and beyond. If you missed it, check out our last post about former Maricopa Community College Chancellor Rufus Glasper. For this post, we’re going to pivot to a figure who plays an important role in the […]
  6. Welcome back to our salute to some of Arizona’s black leaders who are creating positive change in the state and beyond. If you missed it, check out our last post about Resilient Me founder Naketa Ross. This post focuses on one of the most influential figures of Arizona’s higher education system. For over 10 years, […]
  7. Welcome back to our salute to some of Arizona’s black leaders who are creating positive change in the state and beyond. If you missed it, check out our last post about Arizona Representative Reginald Bolding. For this post, we’ll focus on Naketa Ross, a woman who turned a tragic childhood into a triumphant adulthood. Naketa […]
  8. In January, BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence Fink issued his annual letter to CEOs. Titled “A Sense of Purpose,” the founder of the largest asset management company in the world told corporate leaders, “To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to […]