AZ Business Magazine Archives

Cytomegalovirus threat outweighs Zika risk, NAU says

bioscience

As the Zika virus continues to spread across the globe and gain worldwide attention for associated potential birth defects, an NAU researcher is calling for greater public awareness of cytomegalovirus—the most common viral cause of birth defects in the United States. Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth, assistant clinical professor of occupational therapy at NAU’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus, began researching… Read More →

La Bocca, Modern Margarita break ground in Chandler

La Bocca, WEB

Mill Avenue Management Group broke ground on its two newest restaurants – La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar and Modern Margarita – both located at 1 E. Boston St. on the southeast corner of Boston Street and Arizona Avenue in Chandler. The restaurants will take over the former Coach & Willie’s location – a combined 6,000… Read More →

Enterprise Bank launches aircraft financing group

Enterprise Bank

Enterprise Bank & Trust established Enterprise Aircraft Finance, a unit specializing in financing and leasing solutions for the acquisition of fixed and rotor wing aircraft. The new niche will serve a broad array of clients, including individuals, corporations, charter operators, military contractors and aircraft dealers. In conjunction with the launch of Enterprise Aircraft Finance, Enterprise also purchased $21 million in outstanding aircraft… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor breaks yearly traffic records

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are usually less than 10 minutes, but they have “anomalies.” (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

A record 44 million passengers passed through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport last year, a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. And airport officials said they’re making preparations for continued growth in years to come. “We had increases month after month, so it was a very positive year,” airport spokeswoman Julie Rodriguez said. The airport’s previous… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare provides $20M for affordable housing

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UnitedHealthcare and Chicanos Por La Causa Inc. (CPLC), are partnering to help Phoenix-area low- and moderate-income individuals and families access quality, affordable housing. The partnership is part of a pilot program by UnitedHealthcare called myConnections, which was developed to provide low-income individuals and families with access to essential social, medical and behavioral services that can have a significant… Read More →

Phoenix Chamber supports Proposition 123

Phoenix Chamber

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is supporting the passage of Proposition 123 to continue moving the state’s educational system on an upward trajectory. The proposition, which is the result of a compromise between education groups and state leaders, settles a long-running lawsuit against the state. Settling this lawsuit allows the education community to focus on what’s… Read More →

8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

Photo: Anita Richey

Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Miller Russell Associates earns Top 10 ranking

Miller Russell Associates

Miller Russell Associates, a Phoenix-based investment advisor and wealth management firm, was recently ranked by AdvisoryHQ on its 2016 list of the top 10 financial advisors in Phoenix and Scottsdale. AdvisoryHQ conducts extensive research to identify and rank the best banks, investment and financial advisors, online brokerages, credit and lending providers and a wide range… Read More →

$3.5B manufacturer will move HQ to Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

Carlisle Companies Inc., a $3.5 billion global diversified manufacturer, will relocate its Corporate Headquarters to Phoenix beginning in the second quarter of this year. Founded in 1917, Carlisle’s current Corporate Office is in Charlotte, North Carolina. Carlisle manufactures a broad range of products including commercial roofing, interconnected products, fluid handling technologies, brake and friction systems,… Read More →

SRP, sPower unveil Sandstone Solar

Sandstone solar

sPower and Salt River Project announced, Thursday, the opening of sPower Sandstone Solar, one of the Valley’s largest photovoltaic facilities. SRP is purchasing all 45 megawatts of the solar energy produced at the facility, which is owned and operated by sPower, a Utah-based independent power producer. Sandstone Solar is located on more than 300 acres… Read More →

ASU students raise funds for TGen cancer research

Cancer research

Students at Arizona State University have raised nearly $5,000 for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Led by Lambda Chi Alpha, eight Greek social groups at ASU bought t-shirts, held a dunk tank and decorated their Greek letters during “Hunt for a Cure” events in November, which is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.… Read More →

Enterprise Bank classes return for Valley professionals

Enterprise Bank

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its spring 2016 Enterprise University course schedule. Enterprise University provides free educational seminars on a variety of insightful topics for business owners and Valley professionals, encouraging them to think strategically and collaboratively. The spring 2016 Enterprise University Program includes: Protect Your Business From Fraud – Tuesday, March 8 7:45-8:15 a.m. networking 8:15-9:45… Read More →

Delta Dental celebrates Dental Health Month

dentist teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation is partnering with the Children’s Museum of Phoenix to teach good oral health habits to children. Fun hands-on activities will highlight the importance of starting dental early so healthy teeth can last a lifetime. During the month-long celebration, the Museum will host daily… Read More →

App aimed at Chinese-speaking students wins $50,000

Chinese-speaking students
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Despite Chang Liu’s numerous years of English lessons in China, she found it extremely difficult to communicate when she arrived at Arizona State University. “About six months ago, it was my first time to be here in the U.S.,” said Liu, an ASU undergraduate student. “I realized I had spent years learning English, from primary… Read More →