AZ Business Magazine Archives

Slideshow: Four mountain views, one home

Mountain views

Just when we couldn’t think life could get more unfair, we see a home like this. Arizona has many beautiful views, but from this Fountain Hills home you can see four spectacular ranges from its backyard. Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, Red Mountain and Weaver’s Peak can all be seen from the backyard of this… Read More →

Real Trends ranks Walt Danley Realty No. 1

Walt Danley

Walt Danley Realty ranked as the No. 1 selling real estate team in Arizona by sales volume, according to the REAL Trends, “The Thousand: 2016 Teams by Sales Volume.” Walt Danley and his team are ranked No. 1 in the United States for sales volume, having sold $197,203,219 in residential real estate last year. Notably,… Read More →

Mayor hopes arrival of Roadrunners can turn Tucson ‘into a hockey town’

Roadrunners

At least two of the people who played a critical role in bringing the newly named Roadrunners, the Arizona Coyotes minor league affiliate, to Tucson grew up watching the classic Wile E. Coyote and Roadrunner cartoons. “I always liked how the Roadrunner was one step ahead of the Coyote,” Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said. “Was… Read More →

Tempe Chamber elects chairman of the board

Downtown

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce elected Waste Management Senior District Manager Brian Wood as its chairman of the board. Wood will assume his role on July 1. He earned his MBA in 2014 from the University of Phoenix while balancing family, community involvement and work life at Waste Management. Wood also works as: A Certified… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

Apache Longbow

The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a presence… Read More →

State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the U.S. and the drop in demand, and prices, for the metal is being felt in the state, where mining jobs are down in recent years.

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report said the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Banner Health opens Northeast Valley center

Banner Health

Residents in the northeast Valley have a new one-stop option for their health care needs as a comprehensive new primary care facility, Banner Health Center, opens to new patients on Thursday, June 23. Community members are invited to get an up-close look, and can tour the center on Saturday, June 25 with a ribbon-cutting and… Read More →

Glendale Chamber reaches 1,000 members

Westgate entertainment district

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce reached a momentous milestone, reaching and exceeding 100 members. “Achieving 1,000 plus members is a great accomplishment for our Chamber and community as a whole,” said Chamber President and CEO Robert Heidt. “We take great pride in the fact our members bear witness to the value in not only belonging to… Read More →

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds new ARCS Scholar

Ivy Foundation

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. Heffernan is currently pursuing a Ph.D in bioengineering at Arizona State University and plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer… Read More →

SRP oks summer price decrease

Power Outage Map

In the midst of rising summer temperatures, SRP’s Board of Directors has approved an overall average 3.7 percent decrease in electricity prices for the two hottest months of this year that will save the typical residential customer about $7.60 per month, or about a combined $15.20 for the July and August billing cycles. SRP’s publicly… Read More →

Meet HuMiX, the gut’s future guide to personalized medicine

Dr. Frederick Zenhausern is a professor and the director of University of Arizona’s Center for Applied NanoBioscience and Medicine. (photo by Eddie Keller/Cronkite News)

Meet HuMiX, the “gut on a chip” that may lead one day to personalized medical treatments. Arizona researchers are able to map, isolate and study the interactions between the microbes in your body and your tissues and organs – like the gut – by using a chip half the size of an iPhone 6 Plus.… Read More →

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

Arizona

They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event in Washington this week had a common goal – convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them. Officials from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Salt River Project and the cities of Gilbert,… Read More →

Arizona Mining Association honors Resolution Copper

mining

The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) today announced the recipients of the  2015 Sustainability, Preservation and Diversity in the Environment (SPADE) award for environmental excellence. The award, which is AMA’s top recognition for exemplary achievement in environmental stewardship, recognizes individuals, businesses, organizations and agencies that have made a remarkable contribution to invest in creative ways to… Read More →