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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 →

Washington Federal Promotes Paris Davis

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Washington Federal has promoted Paris Davis to Northwest Arizona Retail Banking Division Manager, Vice President, announced Mike Brown, Washington Federal’s Arizona Regional President. In her new role, Davis will be responsible for managing all branch activity and growth within the Company’s northwest Arizona footprint, including Phoenix, Sun City, Sun City West, Glendale, Goodyear, Prescott Valley,… Read More →

NB|AZ hosts 8th Annual Taste of the Biltmore

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National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced its eighth annual Taste of the Biltmore event, which is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NB|AZ Biltmore Corporate Center. This highly anticipated kick-off to the fall social season will bring the best of the Biltmore community together to enjoy unlimited food and… Read More →

AZ Big Media gives almost $17K to Make-A-Wish

Bradley Nynalek of Quarles & Brady; Paul Hickman, president and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association; Elizabeth Reich, CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona; AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie; and AZ Big Media CEO Mike Atkinson.

AZ Big Media and the Arizona Bankers Association have teamed up to make wishes come true. The media company, which publishes Az Business magazine, AZRE, Ranking Arizona and five other Arizona-based publications, created Bankers Care, in which it donated a portion of all bank-related advertising revenue to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The Arizona Bankers Association is featured… Read More →

Arizona State Credit Union rewards grads

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Arizona State Credit Union awarded $38,000 to 19 deserving students and alumni of Arizona universities and colleges through its Community Leaders Scholarship and Loan Reduction Grant program. The seventh annual grant and scholarship program supports the Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to provide financial assistance to students and alumni of in-state colleges and universities. “The Credit… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women

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They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Financial Experts Applaud Financial Literacy Law

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Arizona has joined 24 other states in passing Senate Bill 1449, which requires schools to teach financial literacy in a K-12 setting. It comes after a report from the Center for Financial Literacy, which gave Arizona a “B” for its efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools. “The new law has tremendous value in… Read More →

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator Helps Tech Innovators

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Wells Fargo began accepting applications through October 1 from young companies interested in joining the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. Wells Fargo will make a direct equity investment of $50,000… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona collects more than 19 tons of food

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Wells Fargo Arizona’s team members collected 39,328 pounds of food during the company’s statewide food drive that took place June 10-24. The amount of food collected was equivalent to providing 66,124 meals and benefitted Association of Arizona Food Banks members throughout the state at a time when the need is so great. Food collection bins… Read More →