AZ Business Magazine Archives

Sonora Quest Laboratories teams up with Safeway


Sonora Quest Laboratories announced today a collaboration with Safeway to open Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers within select Safeway stores in Arizona, with the first now open in north Scottsdale. The Patient Service Centers will provide consumers access to convenient lab testing inside Safeway stores, directly next to the pharmacy. This retail collaboration will offer Arizona residents increased… Read More →

Experts say healthy forests improve quality of life

Luna Lake, White Mountains, Arizona
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Green

Dense forests that blanket millions of acres in northern Arizona are a lightning strike away from a potentially catastrophic wildfire that could threaten our quality of life statewide. Healthy forests impact air quality and maintain our water supply through watersheds that feed the Verde and Salt rivers. They also contribute to our state’s economy through… Read More →

Technology and regulation are changing banking

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The banking industry in Arizona has improved since the the Great Recession; profitability and earnings are up, the number of the FDIC troubled banks list is down and the number of troubled loans and foreclosures are both down. Things are looking great, right? Larger institutions in Arizona are doing well because of their relationship to… Read More →

HGTV’s ‘A Sale of Two Cities’ features Valley realtor

'Strategic Defaults in the Recovering Real Estate Market

Scottsdale-based real estate agent, Jason Mitchell of The Jason Mitchell Realty Group at Realty Executives, announced today that he will appear on HGTV’s popular national television show, “A Sale of Two Cities,” which will debut on Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. MST. “A Sale of Two Cities” follows home-seekers as they explore properties in two different cities, at… Read More →

LA Fitness acquires 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Arizona


LA Fitness announced that it has acquired all 11 of the 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Arizona.  LA Fitness has been part of Arizona since 1993, and in an industry often associated with fad and fashion, it has steadily increased its presence by focusing on the one lifelong benefit valued by everyone: good health. All membership agreements acquired,… Read More →

Boeing grants Goodwill $25,000 to help veterans


The Boeing Company has awarded Goodwill of Central Arizona with a $25,000 grant for a program that that will serve 200 veterans by providing much needed job preparation skills to help them find civilian jobs.  Through the program, Goodwill anticipates serving and helping place 80 job seekers in gainful employment. “We’re extremely grateful for Boeing’s… Read More →

Uber wants UberX allowed at Sky Harbor Airport


Ridesharing company Uber is petitioning Sky Harbor Airport to allow their UberX service at the airport. Currently, only Uber’s commercial vehicles can operate at the airport, because the drivers have complied with Sky Harbor’s requirements for transportation vehicles. Uber is hoping to show Sky Harbor that there is a demand for the UberX service at… Read More →

TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors


In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

Maracay Homes purchases $9 million in Chandler land parcels


Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the Tri Pointe Group, has closed on the $9 million purchase of 84 homesites in Chandler, Arizona. Located on nearly 36 acres near the southeast corner of Chandler Heights and Cooper roads, the 80-foot x 135-foot homesites sit on five parcels assembled by JEN Arizona 20, LLC. Maracay… Read More →

Mutual of Omaha Bank opens Scottsdale location

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Mutual of Omaha Bank will officially open the doors to its newest full-service location in Scottsdale on Monday, Nov. 16, Arizona Market President Kevin Halloran announced. Strategically located at 7373 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite A195, the location will feature a retail banking center, as well as space to accommodate a newly expanded commercial team that… Read More →

Agritourism flourishes in the Valley of the Sun

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In a time when fresh, organic eating is on the forefront of many consumers’ minds, a handful of farmers in the valley are working to bring interest to the process behind the produce that ends up in kitchens nationwide. Local favorites like Schnepf Farms, the Queen Creek Olive Mill and The Farm at Agritopia invite… Read More →

Enterprise Bank expands with Scottsdale branch

Peter Benoist, president and CEO of Enterprise Bank & Trust; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; and Jack Barry, president and CEO of the Arizona region for Enterprise Bank & Trust, attend Enterprise Bank & Trust’s grand opening of the Scottsdale branch.

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced the expansion of a new north Scottsdale location, which opened Nov. 2, and strengthens its commitment to the community and clients in the northeast Valley. The new branch located at 8698 East Raintree Dr., Suite 104 will blend business banking and private banking under one roof. The Scottsdale location will provide… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment


Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

Humana hosting job fair, looks to hire 50

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Humana Inc. is hiring more than 50 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail order pharmacy service, is hiring 40 pharmacy technicians and pharmacy tech-in-training positions at its southwest Phoenix office. The company is also hiring for nine packing and shipping roles and a handful of other roles. Humana is hosting a job fair… Read More →