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Bank of Hope will sponsor Scottsdale LPGA event


Bank of Hope, the largest Korean-American bank in the United States, announced its partnership with the LPGA as the title sponsor for the newly renamed Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Teaming up with LPGA, Bank of Hope has agreed to a three-year deal as title sponsor of the Phoenix event. The tournament will feature a full field… Read More →

$50,000 in grants awarded to local nonprofits by OneAZ Credit Union

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Reinforcing its commitment to the communities they serve, OneAZ Credit Union and OneAZ Community Foundation awarded grants to 33 local non-profit organizations from across the state. The awards are part of the Credit Union and Community Foundation’s community grants program, which gave $50,000 in much needed funds to organizations who serve a wide range of communities.… Read More →

Western Alliance Bank moves up to No. 4 in Arizona deposits

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Western Alliance Bank, including its Arizona banking division, Alliance Bank of Arizona, has moved up to No. 4 in deposits across the state of Arizona from its 6th position last year, according to newly released data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  The bank is part of top-performing Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL). Western Alliance Bank also… Read More →

Enterprise University offers an inside look at Generation Y


The largest living generation, Millennials, are now moving into their prime spending years. How well do we know them? The seminar, on Oct. 18, is designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the economic influence of this young generation in the United States, and in the Phoenix market. Topics discussed will… Read More →

Desert Schools subsidizes financial literacy website


Financial literacy and education is a critical life lesson, one that can have a big impact throughout life. Recent studies show that Americans have a “low level” of financial literacy – struggling to understand basic principals. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union wants to change this by preparing students early in their life. By partnering with… Read More →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union selects digital platform qvist

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Arizona’s largest credit union with $4 billion in assets, has partnered with Alkami Technology to provide its ORB digital banking platform to its more than 220,000 online banking users. Alkami’s platform will integrate with Desert Schools’ Corelation core platform. With Alkami’s ORB, Desert Schools’ members will have access to a modern, unified… Read More →

Bank of America awards $205,000 to 10 local nonprofits

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With a goal of helping to build thriving communities, Bank of America this week distributed $205,000 in grants to 10 Phoenix-area nonprofits working to increase housing and educational opportunities for families. In addition to the dollars donated, Bank of America encourages its employees to volunteer their time with many of the recipient agencies also benefiting… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Bankers Trust

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Bankers Trust Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Patricia F. Rourke, Arizona market president What it does: Full-service bank. Admirable quality: In 2015, Bankers Trust employees gave more than 14,000 volunteer hours in support of their communities. Every year, Bankers Trust allocates more than $1.3 million in sponsorships and charitable contributions. In the… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: American Express

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

American Express Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: John Standring, senior vice president What it does: American Express is the largest credit card issuer by purchase volume. Admirable quality: American Express employees donate thousands of hours of service to nonprofit organizations all over Arizona. The company uses an… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $500K for Phoenix revitalization efforts

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) dulled out a total of $500,000 in donations for seven local nonprofits that will help revitalize Maricopa County neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program. The local grant recipients were identified in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor Greg Stanton. The Wells Fargo Foundation is providing grants to the following… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Trish Stark: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Trish Stark, Scottsdale president, First Western Trust Stark is president of First Western Trust, Scottsdale. Previously, she was  a  national sales executive at Bank of America. Stark serves as a Trustee of ASU and the Catholic Community Foundation. She is a Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emeritus Board member, having served as chairman of the board. Advice: “Never, ever… Read More →

Mary Orlando: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Mary Orlando, assistant vice president of banking and insurance solutions, USAA Orlando led USAA through a complex culture change to improve the member experience for loans. As an expert in process improvement and design, her team shortened the cycle time for third party calls and improved its ability to resolve member problems. Advice: “Be true… Read More →

Kate Maynard Hickman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Kate Maynard Hickman, senior vice president, Alliance Bank of Arizona One of Alliance’s most seasoned bankers, Hickman currently leads treasury management sales, focusing on the nonprofit and political sectors, while serving on the boards of Ryan House and the Arizona Technology Council. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to start ground level and move around within the organization until… Read More →