This collaborative initiative is focused on connecting the
business and community champions of the Valley to position
downtown and the central city as our collective vibrant core
where people are committed, proud, integrated into and
invested in the success of the area.
At its center, ONEPhoenix is an effort to connect the good
work that is already going on, not duplicate efforts.
This multi-faceted initiative focuses on key economic development practices that will:
Leverage assets, connect the key groups and individuals working on exciting
projects, initiatives, outreach efforts, events, enhancements to the business
environment and other elements that support building a united community in the
downtown and central city area.
Create, collect and ﬁne tune the data needed to build connections and share
information through a collaborative model that will allow for comprehensive
collaboration between groups, companies and individuals working on exciting projects
and to allow media/communications entities to have all the information and knowledge
they need to pass on the big story as well as the small, unusual story, event or business
Focus on the ﬁne grain community outreach efforts of building awareness, as well as
creating a community of interest.
Provide a collaborative SWAT team approach to help small business, organizations
and event coordinators to connect, grow, become “more amazing” with key support and
resources at the ready.
ONEPhoenix will work with a variety of organizations that might not typically work
together to blend efforts, leverage assets, collaborate – and ultimately build community. It
brings in the small business, neighborhood and community-engaged individuals to be a
part of the work and the solution. ONEPhoenix can expand an organizationʼs reach and
advocacy to achieve innovative thinking and support to advance initiatives.
Partners and supporters will serve as the backbone to the effort, allowing the ﬁne grain
work to be done so that transformation can occur.
More than 100 people have signed up to be part of this initiative. There is no shortage
More than 10 organizations have also pledged their support, staff, employees and
others to be part of the effort. It is collaborative.
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What is Passion?
• intense emotion
to suffer / endure
Are your customers willing to ﬁght for you?
What is Community?
It doesn’t ﬁt in a nice neat package. So WHAT is it?
The sense of sharing and intimacy that
develops among persons who experience
liminality as a group.
liminality: the transitional period or phase of a rite of
passage, during which the participant lacks social status or
rank, remains anonymous, shows obedience and humility,
and follows prescribed forms of conduct, dress, etc.