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Bell Mortgage expands office in Phoenix

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Bell Mortgage is moving and expanding its mortgage offices to a larger office space on the second floor of its current location at  4435 E. Chandler Blvd. Suite 201 in Phoenix. “Moving into this space in our current building gives our expanding mortgage operations more room,” said Tony Weick, president of Bell Mortgage.  “We’re pleased to accommodate… Read More →

Desert Schools extends ‘Shine On’ campaign

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Desert Schools extended its Shine On Campaign to donate $60,000 to local nonprofits for one more month. Now in its second year, Shine On is Desert Schools’ largest philanthropic effort, with plans to donate $60,000 to six local non-profits. Launched in October, the program utilizes crowd sourcing as a way for the organizations to receive… Read More →

Committee passes SB 1316 to offer more loan options

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Members of Arizona’s House Ways and Means Committee last night passed legislation that offers more financial options in the marketplace. The bill, SB 1316, is sponsored by Sen. John Kavanagh (District 23) to give consumers more access to credit through legal and regulated loans. “Well-meaning Arizonans deserve to have a safe, legal and compassionate financial… Read More →

FirstBank continues Arizona growth with new branch

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 17 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the opening of its newest branch in Phoenix at 4925 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. The 4,200 square-foot location officially opened in late December, near 20th Street and Camelback Road, and replaces a nearby older local branch. Across Arizona, Colorado and California, FirstBank has more than 120 branches. To celebrate its opening, the public… Read More →

The problems associated with cash transactions

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In one form or another, in one denomination or many, paper money has been used in the U.S. for over 300 years.  However, recently the U.S. government has begun more closely scrutinizing cash transactions in U.S. banks as part of a larger U.S. effort to curb money laundering related to drug trafficking and other crimes. … Read More →

8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

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Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Arizona Central Credit Union earns pair of awards

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Arizona Central Credit Union (ACCU) was named winner of two prestigious community service awards from the Mountain West Credit Union Association. The recognition includes the 2015 Community Impact Award and first place in a regional competition for the 2015 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The Mountain West Credit Union Association is a regional association representing 125 member credit… Read More →

Enterprise Bank launches aircraft financing group

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Enterprise Bank & Trust established Enterprise Aircraft Finance, a unit specializing in financing and leasing solutions for the acquisition of fixed and rotor wing aircraft. The new niche will serve a broad array of clients, including individuals, corporations, charter operators, military contractors and aircraft dealers. In conjunction with the launch of Enterprise Aircraft Finance, Enterprise also purchased $21 million in outstanding aircraft… Read More →

Enterprise Bank classes return for Valley professionals

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Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its spring 2016 Enterprise University course schedule. Enterprise University provides free educational seminars on a variety of insightful topics for business owners and Valley professionals, encouraging them to think strategically and collaboratively. The spring 2016 Enterprise University Program includes: Protect Your Business From Fraud – Tuesday, March 8 7:45-8:15 a.m. networking 8:15-9:45… Read More →

Wells Fargo opens new Glendale location

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Wells Fargo will open its newest Arizona location ­– a 2,529-square-foot community banking store at 6525 Happy Valley Rd. on February 8.  A grand opening celebration is planned in March. “We’re very pleased to bring Wells Fargo’s financial services to this convenient new location serving the Glendale community,” said Trushna Patel, store manager. “We’re looking forward… Read More →

FirstBank ‘overshares’ in new Super Bowl ad

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FirstBank, which has 17 branches in Arizona, has developed a reputation for its innovative, on-trend and entertaining ad campaigns. This year they’re encouraging consumers to save money by taking on the “sharing” culture trend among Millennials. The public can viewFirstBank’s Super Bowl ad online ahead of Sunday’s release in Arizona and Colorado. Check it out.… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

Bankers Trust reports another record year

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Bankers Trust, Iowa’s largest independently owned bank, today released its 2015 year-end earnings, reporting record performance for a sixth straight year. Combined bank earnings for 2015, were $37.1 million, a 12.4 percent increase over the same period in 2014. The first Bankers Trust location in Phoenix opened in 2007. Since that time, the bank has… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →