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Phoenix Chamber seeks nominees for IMPACT Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2015 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until January 9, 2015, and can… Read More →

Arizonans spend more on Cyber Monday than Black Friday

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Arizonans plan to spend more money shopping electronically on Cyber Monday ($556) than hitting the malls and super-stores on Black Friday, where they plan to spend $433, according to the BMO Harris Bank Holiday Report. The survey examined the buying intentions of consumers ahead of Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving; and Cyber Monday,… Read More →

Wells Fargo gives $200K to Chicanos Por La Causa

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it has donated $200,000 to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) through its 2014 Leading the Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative to  help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.   The Leading The Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are… Read More →

Arizona Women Confident They Can Manage Finances

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A new study released today by BMO Private Bank has found that 88 percent of women in Arizona are confident in their ability to manage their finances if something were to happen to their spouse. The study found that, in the event of divorce or the death or the incapacitation of their spouse: Seventy-seven percent… Read More →

Wells Fargo hiring to fill teller, banker positions

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Wells Fargo announced it is currently accepting applications for 192 positions for tellers and personal bankers throughout the state, especially for Spanish-speaking tellers. Wells Fargo team members are a diverse group of individuals who enjoy helping our customers succeed financially.  Tellers and personal bankers spend nearly 100 percent of their time providing outstanding service to… Read More →

Healthcare drives increase in Phoenix job openings

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Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its November 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings grew 3.17% month-over-month in October 2014.  This increase continues the ongoing job growth reported by Simply Hired over the past several months. “Steady growth in… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona team members donate $3.4M to nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company announced that its Arizona team members donated more than $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations and schools in Arizona as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign.  All donations were funded personally by team members. In addition to a 14 percent year-over-year increase in donations, the one-month campaign… Read More →

84% of Phoenix buyers settle for ‘less than perfect’ home

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According to a survey released by BMO Harris Bank, Arizona house hunters visit an average of 11 homes before they buy, with the majority (84 percent) of buyers spending up to six months searching the market. The report, conducted by Pollara, also revealed: • Slightly less than half (48 percent) of home buyers currently on… 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 →

BMO Private Bank Boosts AZ Senior Staff

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BMO Private Bank announced new senior staff additions and promotions at the wealth management firm’s Arizona offices, which serve high-net-worth individuals, family-owned businesses, endowments and foundations throughout the Western United States. • Ashley Ober is now serving as managing director of the greater Phoenix market, overseeing strategic development and delivery of wealth management services provided… Read More →

Wells Fargo Offers Free Credit Scores to Customers

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In an effort to help customers succeed financially, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, 2014. For more information about this limited time promotion, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/freecreditscore. “A recent Wells Fargo survey  said 27 percent of Americans are more worried about their financial… Read More →

REDW, Comerica Host Succession Planning Seminar

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Research shows that 70% of family businesses will not make it to the second generation, and that 90% will not make it to the third.  Yet most family and privately held businesses do not have a leadership and capital succession plan in place. REDWLLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and… Read More →

Credit unions seek relief from red tape og financial reform

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July marked the four-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was meant to reform and stabilize our financial system. So, has it? “Since the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act and establishment of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), more than 800 credit unions have closed their doors,” said Dan Berger,… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Christopher Sailus

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Washington Federal has promoted Christopher Sailus to Northeast Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In his new role, Sailus will be responsible for managing all branch activity within the Company’s northeast Arizona footprint, including Scottsdale, Superstition Springs, Fountain Hills, Mesa, Gilbert, Payson, Globe, Show Low, and… Read More →