City Offers Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training for Entrepreneurs https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2201Environment & Sustainability1/11/2022 6:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2201/Newsroom_OEP_001.jpgCity Offers Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training for Entrepreneurs <div class="ExternalClass7D8D39E3A9254501966EACF735BEC5D3"><html> <p></p>Through a partnership with Thrive Consultancy, Inc., the city of Phoenix's Office of Environmental Programs (OEP) is excited to offer a special training program for potential and current food business owners. Applications are open through Feb. 1 for the 10-week <a target="_blank" href="/oep/food-training">Sustainable Cooperative Food Business Training Program</a>, which will build your skills and confidence for starting (or joining) a worker-owned business in the local food economy.<br><br>“We are teaching Phoenix entrepreneurs how to use the cooperative model to make businesses that work for the owners, the community, and the planet," said Hanna Layton, Founder and Director of Thrive.<br><br><a target="_blank" href="https://www.thriveconsultancyinc.com/">Thrive</a> is an Arizona benefit corporation that is working to empower more equitable and sustainable economies in Arizona. The city of Phoenix is funding the upcoming spring cohort, which runs from Feb. 24 to April 28, 2022, for up to 25 applicants. Participants will learn how worker-cooperatives, or businesses owned and run by their employees, can increase profits while caring for the environment. They'll also have classes on business planning, group decision-making, budgeting, marketing, financing, and more.<br><br>“The cooperative businesses model has proven to be more sustainable and resilient than conventional business forms. Phoenix is committed to building forward by sponsoring cooperative business development with a focus on fostering sustainable, cooperative food businesses," Layton said.<br><br>Last year, the city of Phoenix sponsored a training program for veterans, which resulted in three different business ventures.<br><br>“We are excited to continue our partnership with Thrive and the Arizona State University Sustainable Food Economy Lab as we expand the program citywide," said Food Systems Program Manager Joseph Rossell. “Residents will have an opportunity to become a key part of a new, major wave of sustainable cooperative food businesses starting up in Phoenix. By investing in those residents, the city joins a small group of municipalities across the country who are actively working to cultivate a cooperative city."<br><br>Training sessions will be held in downtown Phoenix each Thursday from 4pm to 7pm with virtual options available. While there is no charge for accepted participants, they are required to commit to full participation and completion of the program.<strong> The application deadline is February 1, 2022.</strong><br><br><p>Learn more about the program and start your application <a target="_blank" href="/oep/food-training">HERE​</a>.<br></p><p>​</p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programsA consultant discusses business values with her studentsEnvironment#Sustainability #Phoenix #PHX @PHXenvironmentBusiness, food, entrepreneur, training, small business, Thrive Consultancy, Inc.Spencer Blake602-262-6822spencer.blake@phoenix.govPHXEnvironment



Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/planning-and-development/2444Planning and Development8/12/2022 4:00:00 PMhttps://youtu.be/s3KZdWm2AwQ Former Eye Opener Restaurant gets New Life helping kick off new ventures along Hatcher Road.<div class="ExternalClass305E4A1FF9DE4F39ACDC7561FC5B6DCA"><html> <p> <span data-offset-key="clmos-0-0">This new adaptive reuse project could be one of many new ventures along Hatcher Road. Check out the "Eye Opener's" conversion from a restaurant to a vintage furniture showroom with help from staff & Councilwoman Deb Stark.</span>​</p> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/pddVideo
Phoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pethttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/fire/2443Fire8/12/2022 7:00:00 AMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2443/dog 2.jpgPhoenix Firefighters Use "Fido Bag" To Save Family Pet<div class="ExternalClass5E97A77AC0C4452DBAAAF32F7FCB410C"><html> <p>​</p>Phoenix firefighters rescued a dog from a smoke-filled apartment in Phoenix on Thursday afternoon. Firefighters responded to reports of a fire near 19th Avenue and Dunlap and arrived to find a single apartment filled with heavy black smoke. <br><br>Upon arrival, fully turned-out firefighters from Engine 960 conducted a thorough search of the apartment; that's where they found an unresponsive dog. Firefighters carried the dog out of the apartment and quickly began resuscitation efforts.<br>​<br>Phoenix firefighters from stations 20 and 60 worked together to deploy a <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/fido-bags" target="_blank">'Fido Bag'</a>: Fido Bags are life-saving tools that are supplied to local fire departments and professional K9 Handlers from <a href="https://thefetchfoundation.com/home" target="_blank">the Fetch Foundation</a>.<br><br>Fido Bags contain reusable oxygen masks that have been specially designed to fit the nose of small pets including cats and rabbits and will also fit the muzzle of a large dog.<br><br>First responders on the scene used bottles of water to cool down the dog as they used the oxygen from the Fido Bag to help resuscitate it. <br><br>Thanks to support from the Automatic Aid System, the Glendale Fire Department was also on the scene and assisted with the efforts. <br><br>As the dog laid on the sidewalk receiving treatment, the owners watched from a distance. After a few minutes the dog regained consciousness and began to wag its tail. Shortly after, the dog was happily reunited with its family.<br><br><p>The Phoenix Fire Department wants to thank the Fetch Foundation for its support. The Fido Bag system offers pets across the Valley the best chance of survival in the case of an emergency.​​<br></p></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/fireNews
Phoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridgehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/street-transportation/2441Street Transportation8/11/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2441/USDOT Rio Salado bridge presser.jpgPhoenix Awarded $25M RAISE Grant to Build Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge<div class="ExternalClassE151A7F15FF6451AAC5144BFB56747CC"><html> <p>​U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego joined a host of community members and elected officials on Thursday at the Rio Salado Audubon Center to announce that the City of Phoenix is the recipient of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant. City staff submitted an application for the grant earlier this year.<br></p><p>WATCH: <a target="_blank" href="/newsroom/street-transportation/2442">Rio Salado Bike/Ped Bridge RAISE Grant News Conference​</a><br></p><p>Phoenix will use the discretionary federal funding to construct the long-proposed Rio Salado Bike and Pedestrian Bridge, that will cross the river bed in alignment with 3rd Street and create impactful connectivity between south Phoenix and the city's downtown region.</p><p>When completed, the bridge will provide residents without a motor vehicle, or who prefer not to drive on every trip, with a safe option to cross the Rio Salado and gain improved access to jobs, schools, services and other opportunities. The bridge also will offer a convenient connection to the currently under construction South Central Light Rail Extension, and provide residents with increased recreational and exercise options with its proximity to the trails within the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area.</p><p>In addition to the construction of the bridge, the project will include solar lighting upgrades along the existing Rio Salado pathway from Central Avenue to 40th Street.<br></p><p>Updates about the project and information regarding future community feedback opportunities will be available on the <a target="_blank" href="/streets/3rdStreetRioSalado">3rd Street Rio Salado Projects webpage</a>. <br></p><p>Congress dedicated $2.2 billion in fiscal year 2022 RAISE grants to fund projects like this one that have a significant local or regional transportation impact. RAISE funding is a result of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that was passed by Congress in November 2021.​<br></p><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/streetsNews



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