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Janet Perez

About Janet Perez

Janet Perez was managing editor of community and tourism magazines for Gannett Pacific Publications. She has worked as a national news producer for Westwood One/Metro Source, a nationwide radio news network. She was also a reporter for the Phoenix Gazette, and a reporter and producer for CBS and Fox affiliates in El Paso, Texas and Phoenix. She started her career as a reporter at the Gannett paper The El Paso Times. Her work has been featured in such publications as The Chicago Tribune and The New York Times.

Greater Phoenix Economic Forecast 2011: “Painfully Slow”

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September 8, 2010 by in Economy | Real Estate

The economy may be better in 2011 than it was in 2010, but the road to full recovery will remain long and full of potholes. But hey, it could be worse. It could be 2009. That’s according to economist Elliott D. Pollack, CEO of Elliot D. Pollack & Company. Pollack was speaking at the Greater… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – September 7, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
September 7, 2010 by in Economy | Featured | Video

Find out what’s happening this week at AZNow.Biz!  

Nation’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August
September 3, 2010 by in Economy

The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that government employment fell as a result of shedding 114,000 temporary workers hired for the Census. Private-sector payroll employment rose by 67,000. “The August jobs report, albeit tepid, does… Read More →

Welcome to AZNow.Biz September 1, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
September 1, 2010 by in Video

Today’s the big debut of AZBiz.Now! Arizona Business Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez has information on our new site and what you can find on it.

The State’s Tourism Industry Puts A Face To Those Hurt By The Corporate Meetings Backlash

The image the word tourism often brings to mind is of fun, sun, and beautiful destinations and resorts. But with the industry under siege last year, those who work in the sector here in Arizona decided it was time to give tourism a new face — that of a relative, a friend, a neighbor, someone… Read More →

ATA Is Promoting The Message That Tourism Will Bolster The State’s Economic Recovery

Tourism is not an expense — it’s an investment. That’s not an official slogan for advocates of Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry, but it is a message they are working hard to imprint in the public consciousness as legislators eye further cuts to the state’s budget. As in past budget crises, funding for marketing the… Read More →

Moving the Valley and Arizona Forward

Moving Valley Arizona 2010
September 11, 2009 by in Events | Green

Oh, give me land, lots of land Under starry skies above. Don’t fence me in. That little tune written by Cole Porter and Montana engineer Bob Fletcher has served as the unofficial song of the West for almost 75 years. It’s captured the lure of the West; with all this room, there’s no need to… Read More →

The Parlor Turns An Old Beauty Salon Into A Pizza Paradise

Pizza Parlor
August 1, 2009 by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

There are no hair dryers, manicure stands or various grooming products to be found at The Parlor, a new gourmet pizzeria in Phoenix, but the ghost of them remains. The Parlor now occupies the long-time site of the Salon de Venus on 20th Street and Camelback Road. The co-owner of The Parlor, Nello’s Pizza scion… Read More →

J&G Steakhouse Makes The Former Mary Elaine’s Location Its Own

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Over the past two years, the dining scene at the Valley’s top resorts has undergone an extreme makeover. The most high profile of those makeovers took place at The Phoenician, where that staid first lady of dining for 20 years, Mary Elaine’s, was shuttered last year. Now occupying the spot where Mary Elaine’s once stood… Read More →

Fogo de Chão Brings The Taste Of Southern Brazil To Scottsdale

Fogo de Chao Tableside Gauchos
February 1, 2009 by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

Let’s get one thing straight at the outset: If you don’t eat meat for whatever reason, Fogo de Chão, Scottsdale’s newest eatery, is simply not for you. Sure it has a nice salad bar (more on that later), but Fogo de Chão is a steakhouse — end of story. Well not quite. Fogo de Chão… Read More →

Southern Arizona Trying To Set The Stage For A Post-Recession Surge

Tucson, Arizona

Like the rest of the state, Southern Arizona has been in a recession since 2007, and at least one prominent economist says the situation won’t be getting better anytime soon. “My forecast is that it’s going to take a while to get (credit markets) straightened out again and functioning as they should,” says Marshall Vest,… Read More →

Blood Systems Inc. Succeeds With A Delicate Balancing Act

Blood Systems Inc

When donating blood, many people probably only have a vague understanding of how the entire process works. Most donors certainly don’t understand how complex the mechanisms are that take blood to its final destination, or about the people who make it all happen. “The general public does not understand what goes on behind the walls… Read More →

Chef Eddie Matney Returns With Eddie’s House

Chef Eddie Matney Returns With Eddie's House, 2008

The Valley’s original celebrity chef, Eddie Matney, would like to invite you to his house for dinner. Well, it’s not his actual house, but at Eddie’s House, Matney’s newest Valley restaurant, it’s like eating home cooking as only this chef can make it. It’s been a couple of years since Matney had an eatery in… Read More →

John F. Long Didn’t Just Build Houses In The West Valley, He Also Built A Community

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About the only person who would disagree about calling the late John F. Long the father of the West Valley would be John F. Long. For more than 60 years, the man described by friends and colleagues as quiet and unassuming, held the vision that transformed the West Valley from fields to thousands of homes… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Expansion Will Try To Meet Critical Health Care Needs

Phoenix Children's Hospital Expansion Will Try To Meet Critical Health Care Need, 2008

Building Hope Phoenix Children’s Hospital expansion will try to meet critical health care needs By Janet Perez With the Valley falling short of health care resources such as doctors, nurses and facilities, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has an eye toward future needs as it launches its $588 million expansion. When Phase I of the expansion, which… Read More →