AZ Business Magazine Archives

SRP board approves temporary price decrease


SRP’s publicly-elected Board of Directors has approved an overall average 1.2 percent price decrease beginning in November and ending with the 2016 April billing cycle that will save the average customer just under $1 per month. The temporary reduction in prices is intended to balance an over-collection in the Environmental Programs Cost Adjustment Factor, or… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ will host Millennial career mixer

November Commercial Real Estate Networking Events

BestCompaniesAZ Millennial Career Mixer is just under two weeks away – Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Malee’s Thai Bistro in Scottsdale. This will be a fun, social event with complimentary appetizers and beverages, and most importantly time to network one-on-one with recruiters from these top hiring companies: Charles Schwab, USAA, Synchrony Financial, Dignity Health, Progrexion,… Read More →

Sky Harbor looks to strike deal with Uber, Lyft

Significant Infrastructure - AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Sky Harbor Airport is trying to reach a compromise with transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to allow them to operate at the airport. Currently, only approved commercial Uber vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. The major point of contention between transportation… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

Chandler Innovation Center

FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

Stanton leads Arizona mayors on Mexico trade mission

Greg Stanton, Kaci Demarest, WEB

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a delegation of six Arizona mayors and more than two dozen business leaders and experts to the Mexican capital on a mission to expand trade opportunities with prominent business and political leaders. The delegation arrived in Mexico City on Sunday. This morning they met with leaders of ProMexico, the… Read More →

Arizona Forward calls for focus on forest health

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona Forward is releasing its newest primer today – “Threats to Forest Health Put Arizona at Risk.” It urges statewide attention for treatment and restoration to prevent the devastating fires that have scarred our state’s landscape, tarnished watersheds, depressed the economy and threatened the quality of life for residents throughout the Grand Canyon State.  The… Read More →

Michael Pollack donates $50,000 to Goodwill

Over the years, Michael Pollack has generously donated $4.6 million dollars between his cash donations, discounted/free rent and other in-kind contributions to Goodwill of Central Arizona.  This week, Pollack announced he will donate $50,000 to Goodwill’s primary fundraiser, Evening of Goodwill in October. “He has been a long-standing supporter of Goodwill and we appreciate his… Read More →

Best practices to effectively utilize letters of credit

5 C's of Credit

In brief, a letter of credit is a document from a bank guaranteeing that a seller will receive full payment, as long as certain terms and conditions have been met. In the event that the seller is unable to cover the full payment the bank will put up the outstanding amount. A letter of credit… Read More →

Arizona Bridge to Independent Living is now Ability360

Ability360 staff (CEO Phil Pangrazio in the middle) wearing t-shirts with new brand.  (Loren Worthington photo)

After nearly 35 years as Arizona Bridge to Independent Living, or ABIL, the nonprofit organization that provides services, resources and support to the Valley’s disability community has changed its name and brand to Ability360 to better reflect its mission to empower people with all types of disabilities. “Ability360 puts the focus on the word ‘ability’… Read More →

ASU Law gets $2 million gift from Steele Foundation

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

The Steele Foundation has made a grant award of $2 million to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University to endow the Daniel Cracchiolo Chair in Civil and Criminal Litigation, thus founding the largest named chair within the school’s history. In addition, the grant will establish a scholarship fund from the… Read More →

Z’Tejas sale to Cornbread Ventures approved by judge

Courtesy of Z'Tejas

Cornbread Ventures, LP announced it has been approved to acquire Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill via a court order signed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Phoenix last week. The new entity is comprised of the principals of Texas-based Iron Cactus Mexican Grill and Margarita Bar and The Stone Group. Under the new ownership, all Z’Tejas entities will remain open, including five Z’Tejas… Read More →

Phoenix lawyer urges Congress to block ‘joint employer’ rule


Phoenix lawyer Mark Kisicki called on Congress Tuesday to “restore stability in labor relations” by reversing a National Labor Relations Board ruling that he said will cause “significant economic upheaval” if left untouched. Kisicki was one of several witnesses testifying to a Senate committee on an August change to NLRB regulations so that any company… Read More →

First Credit Union among best to work for

Two young woman working on a new creative design

First Credit Union (FCU) has been named one of the 2015 Best Credit Unions to Work For. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The list is made up… Read More →

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix get 3rd Magnet

Banner Good Samaritan

Banner University Medical Center Phoenix (BUMCP) was awarded its third Magnet designation recently by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. This prestigious designation recognizes health care organizations for excellence in nursing services, and demonstrates the highest honor that can be received in the profession. BUMCP is ranked among the nation’s leading health care facilities for nursing care and was… Read More →