AZ Business Magazine Archives

Local First Arizona gets boost from Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go

Local First Arizona made it easier for Pokémon Go players across Arizona to “catch ‘em all,” by updating its online local business directory to allow users to search the directory to find which local businesses serve as or are located near PokeStops and Gyms in the game. Pokémon Go, a mobile phone game that has taken the world… Read More →

Here’s how to protect yourself from frivolous ADA lawsuits

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There is a wave of frivolous Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) lawsuits hitting Arizona, but now it’s not just in the hospitality industry. “All types of businesses are affected, from big box stores to small mom-and-pop businesses,” says Lindsay Leavitt, a litigator who practices commercial litigation, personal injury, administrative law and labor and employment law… Read More →

Amazon Locker installed at 37 Phoenix apartments

Amazon Locker will be installed at 37 Mark-Taylor managed apartment communities in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Mark-Taylor)

Amazon’s latest advancement in the pursuit of getting packages to consumers most efficiently is underway in the Phoenix metropolitan area, as Amazon Locker, a fully-automated package storage locker, is installed at a large number of Class-A apartment communities managed by  multifamily manager Mark-Taylor. Mark-Taylor installed the Amazon Lockers in 37 of its communities. In recent… Read More →

Maracay Homes buys 142 acres in Peoria

Maracay Homes

Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), closed on a two-parcel, $31 million land purchase at The Meadows, a master-planned community located in the fast-growing northern section of Peoria, Ariz.. The acquisition — in combination with an additional $17 million land purchase by the homebuilder 15 months earlier at the… Read More →

Phoenix Suns, city and state officials see great opportunity in Mexico City games

Phoenix Suns will try and make a playoff appearance, without Amare

When people think of sports in Mexico, they usually think about soccer, but the Phoenix Suns are hoping to grow the game of basketball with the Mexican people. On Wednesday, the team announced it will have two consecutive games in Mexico City in January 2017 and be the host team. The first game will be versus the… Read More →

Arizona delegates praise inspiration, unity in Trump speech

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio gets in the spirit of the celebration after the Republican National Convention. (Photo by David Marino Jr./Cronkite News)

Donald Trump closed out a bumpy Republican National Convention Thursday, officially accepting the party’s presidential nomination in a rousing speech that reiterated campaign themes of bringing law and order and prosperity to the country. The hourlong speech brought delegates in the packed Quicken Loans arena to their feet chanting “Trump” thunderously as the billionaire businessman,… Read More →

Ryan House and Dutch Bros team up to help kids

Ryan House

It is time to Shake it for Ryan House at all Dutch Bros Phoenix-area locations from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31. Dutch Bros will donate $1 from every Dutch Frost sold throughout the duration of the week to Ryan House. Ryan House is a local non-profit that offers world-class respite and end of… Read More →

The Villas at Baker Park launch as $35M Phoenix infill project

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The Villas at Baker Park, a gated community of 44 new semi-custom homes, is currently under construction at the NW corner of Osborn and 40th street in East Phoenix, on what was formerly the site of Baker Nursery. Richard Felker and Rich Zacher, Principals of Empire Residential, the newly-launched community development component of The Empire… Read More →

No surprises: Arizona delivers all 58 delegation votes for Trump

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Arizona delegates cast all 58 of their votes Tuesday for Donald Trump, helping him complete his run to be the unlikely presidential nominee of the Republican Party in a red, white and blue sea of chanting convention delegates. Trump’s campaign outlasted 16 other Republican hopefuls and weathered intense criticism from some members of a divided… Read More →

Marines get $1M from Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

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During a special dedication ceremony in April, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation presented an unexpected $1 million gift to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The donation will help fund the final phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ construction, which is scheduled to finish in 2017. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

APS Foundation

Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital procedure breaks ground

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As part of a nationwide clinical trial for patients with complex heart conditions, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the first in Arizona to perform the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on low-risk patients. The procedures are being performed by a team of physicians and other caregivers from the hospital’s Institute for Valvular Diseases… Read More →

New weight loss surgery at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

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Abrazo Scottsdale Campus has opened its new Bariatric Wellness Institute featuring customized medical and surgical weight loss programs that focus on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification as well as minimally invasive bariatric surgery. “We are committed to helping our patients achieve weight loss success through individualized plans developed by our team of healthcare professionals including… Read More →

Alliance Bank of Arizona expands East Valley presence

Alliance Bank of Arizona

Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Western Alliance Bank, the state’s largest headquartered bank and now fourth largest in Maricopa county in terms of market share, is set to break ground on a new banking office on the southeast corner of Market Street and Pecos Road in Gilbert later this month. As the go-to business banking… Read More →