When it comes to people you need to know in the Downtown Phoenix area, Wayne Rainey is at the top of the list. An Arizona native and one of the first people to see the potential in Downtown Phoenix, Wayne and his associates started the First Friday art walk on Roosevelt, and is now the owner and operator of the monOrchid Studio -- home of local businesses, art galleries, and events. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Wayne to discuss the history of the downtown area, the potential (and soon to come) upgrade of Downtown Phoenix, and what it means to take pride in our ever-growing city of Phoenix.
When humanitarian, educator, and newly minted businessman Glenn Simmons moved to Africa 25 years ago to provide aid to the people there, he noticed they were being fed–but weren’t receiving the nutrition they so desperately needed. “The big thing we did at the refugee camps was provide food, it was low in nutritional value but […]
On an average day, Co+Hoots hosts about 60 independents or entrepreneurs, creating a diverse group of talented people all working to grow their own businesses. We were able to talk with Jenny about Co+Hoots, collaborative work environments, and the growth of experts within the Phoenix business community.