AZ Business Magazine Archives

ASU grant aims to transform global energy landscape

ASU researchers Dan Buttry (right) and coworkers Helme Castro (left) and Poonam Singh work in the lab.

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a multimillion dollar grant awarded to Arizona State University from the Department of Energy. Under the grant, the university will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating… Read More →

Arizona economy rising, report shows

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Phoenix and the broader Arizona economy are expanding again after an extremely difficult recession, although growth will be more modest than the boom times of a decade ago, according to a report released today by BMO Economics. The labor market is a bright spot, with the city remaining consistent in its job growth performance.  “The… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

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If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Could Looser Lending Standards Boost Phoenix Market?

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Will banks start to drop their standards and let people with slightly lower credit scores and much lower down payments buy homes? That’s the big question, after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other agencies voted to approve new, looser lending rules this week. A well-known expert from the W. P. Carey School of… Read More →

Confirming Customers to Protect Company from Risk

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As security breaches and scams become more and more prevalent with the advancement of technology, it is more important for companies to protect against fraud. Extending credit to customers can be a risky venture for a number of reasons, but being smart and taking precautions can help prevent problems down the road. For most companies… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.  Time’s Money Magazine has ranked Gilbert as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to schools… Read More →

4 big ideas shaking up Arizona-Mexico trade

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While all of us have no doubt been busy getting enlightened by the endless stream of political TV ads, there have been lots of exciting things happening to grow Arizona’s cross-border trade profile with our neighbor Mexico. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match Dennis Smith and the team at the Maricopa Association of Governments deserve… Read More →

State ready to buy homes for Loop 202 extension

Traffic Congestion, Ways to Reduce in Phoenix, AZ

Plans to extend the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and owners of approximately 200 homes are being told they’ll soon have to find new places to live. The proposed South Mountain Freeway would extend from Interstate 10 near the Ahwatukee section of southeast Phoenix with I-10 on… Read More →

Bryan Cave Elects Kyle Hirsch to Partnership

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By a vote of the partnership, the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP has elected 14 new lawyers to partnership in the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2015, including one new partner in Phoenix. Kyle Hirsch practices with the Bankruptcy, Restructuring & Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Litigation Client Service Groups. Hirsch’s practice primarily focuses on defending… Read More →

Deal between Apple, glass maker will stay secret

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Apple Inc. has reached a deal with a synthetic sapphire glass maker that will allow details of contracts between the companies and the business problems that led GT Advanced Technologies to a financial crisis to remain secret. A Tuesday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New Hampshire shows a settlement that will allow sealed documents… Read More →

Tips to protecting yourself during Ebola crisis

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As part of its series of advisories on how cleaning professionals can protect themselves from serious infection-especially now that Ebola has made it to the United States-Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch® and OmniFlex™ cleaning systems, suggests one way is to avoid handling dollar bills. “While this sounds a bit extreme, the truth is infections can… Read More →

Lanning Receives Economic Development Leadership Award

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Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona, was awarded the Citizen Leadership Award by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her extraordinary commitment in promoting economic development.  The honor was presented on Tuesday, October 21, during IEDC’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. “The Citizen Leadership Award celebrates a community or business leader,… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché Rebrands After 100 Years in Arizona

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Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, announced today a rebranding of the agency that emphasizes its local roots and commitment to the community. “Business Focused, Community Minded” will now serve as the slogan, which Chief Operating Officer Charlie Touché says speaks to the heart of the company’s history and values.… Read More →