AZ Business Magazine Archives

Boys & Girls Clubs rally community for annual fundraiser

The Connect volunteer group for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix (BGCMP) invites the public to join its eighth annual charity celebration, “The Big Event.” Taking place at 6:00p.m. on Saturday, May 6 at the Camelback Esplanade, the event will feature local dining, live auctions and entertainment as guests come together to raise… Read More →

Stanton: Phoenix is writing greatest chapter in its history

Water conservation

Mayor Greg Stanton today said Phoenix is “writing the greatest chapter” in the city’s history through its pivot toward an innovation economy, turnaround on sustainability, improved trade relations with Mexico and transformative investments in transit. At his sixth State of the City address, Stanton reported that the city’s investment in a more innovative economy is… Read More →

Consumer product review: Rise Buddy snacks

by in AZ Business Magazine

I must confess, whenever I encounter a marketing scheme that involves “healthy snack,”  catered to children I probably look like the eye-rolling emoji. My scrutiny and cynicism are  a byproduct of one too many “healthy snacks” purchased and cataclysmically consumed that end up being: a) full of preservatives or ingredients that I can’t pronounce, b) leave… Read More →

Clayton Nash Real Estate plans to hire 1,200 this year

Arizona Multihousing Association Career and Job Fair

In today’s fast-paced world of real estate, the traditional approach to buying and selling homes is outdated.  Clayton Nash Real Estate, a new real estate brokerage rooted in technology and efficiency has launched in Arizona with a company philosophy that puts both real estate agents and homebuyers ahead of the curve. The company is headquartered… Read More →

Large employers seek new paradigm in workplace policies

busy tomorrow for Meeting Planners

America’s top human resources executives are designing a workplace for the 21st century even as they take on challenges of uncertainty over federal and state policies, the “gig” economy, and the expectations of five generations of workers a report released today by HR Policy Association shows.  Representing the views of chief human resource officers of… Read More →

Waymo offers self-driving car trial to public

Waymo self-driving car

Self-driving cars are increasingly becoming just another part of the future and the Google spin-off Waymo is helping that happen by offering its early rider program to the public in the Phoenix area. Waymo is giving folks in the Phoenix area the first chance to ride in its early rider program. Those who are accepted… Read More →

Study: U.S. companies more optimistic for global growth

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy

Despite uncertainty regarding trade and the potential impact of Brexit, U.S. companies are bullish on international business and emerging market opportunities, according to the fourth annual Wells Fargo International Business Indicator. Citing a number of macroeconomic factors, including a strong U.S. dollar and U.S. economic conditions, 81 percent of U.S. companies expect their international business… Read More →

UA researchers land $2.27M grant to study Valley fever

Why are some people barely affected by Valley fever while others are admitted to intensive care? The search for answers to those questions is on, thanks to a $2.27 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona Valley Fever… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns 3rd Energy Star Partner of the Year

National Bank of Arizona, APS Energy Efficiency Partnership

Fulton Homes, a local home builder, has been awarded the Energy Star Partner of the Year in Sustained Excellence. They are one of only nine companies in the country to win this award in their category. This makes them the only builder to win this award three times. The Energy Start Partner of the Year… Read More →

10 tips for getting killer results in your next negotiation

Financial Information

In any negotiation, your ability to get the best deal possible depends on: (a) your preparation in uncovering the optimal “gets” for your side, and (b) your success at selling the value of the deal to the other side. There are many things you don’t control at the negotiating table—your opponent’s motivations and biases, their… Read More →

Phoenix-based NexMetro Communities expands into Texas

Phoenix-based NexMetro Communities, a pioneer of next-generation leased-home neighborhoods, has announced the grand opening of Avilla Premier in Plano, TX. The new home community represents the first of its kind in Texas: a hybrid rental home community designed to attract lifestyle-conscious consumers who would rather lease than own a home. “Avilla Homes offer a lifestyle… Read More →

ACG names finalists for Arizona Deal of the Year

Three finalists have been announced for the award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2016. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital… Read More →

Tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan

5 C's of Credit

Ahead of happening April 30 – May 5, Alliance Bank of Arizona is sharing valuable tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan, which is the initial step for many entrepreneurs who realize it’s time for their business to grow and expand. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses across the country… Read More →

New solar plant will charge huge battery for SRP

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

SRP announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County.  SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge, which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of… Read More →