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Thinkzilla to expand to Scottsdale to support minority-owned businesses


PHOENIX — A multicultural brand engagement firm based in Atlanta announced plans on Wednesday to open a new office in Scottsdale.

Thinkzilla, a female and minority-owned company, plans to hire 25 employees in the first six months, according to a press release. No official opening date has been announced.

“As we broaden our supplier diversity, and diversity and inclusion programs across the country, we look forward to helping more companies boost economic empowerment, find meaningful social engagement and manage social equity initiatives,” Thinkzilla CEO Dr. Velma Trayham said in the release.

“We are incredibly proud of our track record of helping diverse businesses, communities and individuals, and look forward to connecting with the Scottsdale community to grow innovation and opportunities.”

The consulting group company will lease a space at SkySong, the Arizona State University Scottsdale Innovation Center.

“The addition of Thinkzilla to the SkySong community presents new opportunities for important and meaningful collaborations throughout the Valley,” Grace O’Sullivan, vice president of corporate engagement and strategic partnerships at ASU, said in the release.

The firm specializes in areas including multicultural branding, digital engagement, program development and public relations.

In April, the city of Scottsdale voted to pass a non-discrimination ordinance, becoming the eighth city in Arizona to provide protections to members of the LGBTQ community and other groups.

Scottsdale Mayor David Ortega said in the release that Trayham’s company “as well as her entrepreneur accelerator program to support minority women as they scale their businesses, aligns with Scottsdale’s mission to support and attract businesses that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.”

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