Author Archives: Melissa King


Byproducts of innovation: Meet 3 startups with ASU ties

mobile tech
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Last year was the second consecutive year Arizona State University was selected as the nation’s most innovative school, beating out schools like Stanford and MIT, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings. ASU has been working on creating an innovative campus, focused on computing, informatics, and decision system engineering for many years, and has… Read More →

Mesa’s Alexandra Hoffmann takes dance world by storm

“Clara” performs more than 70 shows each winter as part of the Rockettes’ “Christmas Spectacular” at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Thousands of spectators watch this the production every holiday season. Thirteen-year-old Alexandra Hoffmann from Mesa, Arizona has been “Clara” for the last two years. This month, she will be… Read More →

Amazon’s Whole Foods purchase may mean more brick-and-mortar retail options

Whole Foods
by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Amazon’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods has prompted a new outlook on the classic brick-and-mortar structure. Online stores are now more actively seeking to gain presence in brick-and-mortar stores just as brick-and-mortar stores are seeking to have a bigger presence online. Amazon’s $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods shows an e-commerce giant that is willing… Read More →

We have a Stupid Driver Law, is Stupid Hiker Law next?

Extreme Sport, Arizona Adventures

Every year when the temperatures rise, a deluge of reports about hikers needing rescue from Arizona’s many trails prompt some people in the Phoenix area to call for a hiking reform. Arizona has what’s known as the “Stupid Driver Law” where any motorist who becomes stranded after driving around barricades to enter a flooded stretch… Read More →

7 Fourth of July recipes that are easy to make

Fourth of July

You can imagine that when the 13 American colonies declared independence from the King’s rule 241 years ago, they probably also celebrated with food. Americans all over the country still celebrate every year with fireworks, friends, family and food as they flock to the lakes, beaches and their backyards in honor of America’s birthday. Instead… Read More →

Arizona restaurants mix up the burger in James Beard competition

James Beard Foundation Blended Burger Project

Four Arizona-based restaurants are pioneering an up and coming type of burger by competing in the national James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project. Charro Steak in Tucson, Eagle’s Nest in Goodyear, Lindy’s on 4th in Tucson and Toscana’s Restaurant in Goodyear are asking for your votes on their renditions of the latest burger innovation: the Blended Burger. The five finalists with the highest number… Read More →