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Az Business honors winners of Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine honored winners of the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday in front of a packed house at the Arizona Grand Resort. “The Healthcare Leadership Awards honor the women, men and institutions whose passion and innovation are saving lives, extending lives, and improving the quality of our lives,” said Cheryl Green, publisher for AZ… Read More →

Healthy Housing Challenge kicks off in Phoenix

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Rebuilding Together and a team of Wells Fargo volunteers will formally kick off the Healthy Housing Challenge  on April 25, 2015 by completing critical repairs to make a home in North Central Phoenix dramatically healthier and safer. Repairs will include: painting and landscaping the home’s exterior, new windows, siding and fascia and will be funded, in part, by… Read More →

FirstBank offering Apple Pay payment services

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide.Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day supports nonprofits on April 7

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Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that encourages individuals across the state of Arizona to donate to their favorite nonprofit cause on April 7, 2015.   Presented by FirstBank and hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a day for individuals to… Read More →

What retirement looks like for Arizona’s affluent

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BMO Private Bank today released a study examining what retirement looks like or will look like for high-net worth Arizonans (defined as those with investable assets of $1 million or more). The study is part of BMO Private Bank’s Changing Face of Wealth series examining trends among affluent Americans.   According to the study, a… Read More →

Vantage West introduces scholarship program

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Vantage West Credit Union, Southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has introduced a new scholarship program as part of its continued commitment to financial readiness.  The program, which selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic merit, the quality and content of a written essay, and a student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism,… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk earns national honor

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One of the leaders of both the Association for Corporate Growth’s Arizona Chapter and the Valley banking community is being recognized with a prestigious honor. ACG has named Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and former President of ACG-Arizona, as a recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The award is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members,… Read More →

FirstBank fund helps qualified homebuyers buy new homes

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 15 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced a $1 million community development investment with Trellis (formerly Neighborhood Housing Services of Phoenix), an organization dedicated to making financially stable homes, neighborhoods and communities possible in Maricopa County. FirstBank’s contribution will provide qualified homebuyers up to $25,000 to be used as… Read More →

BMO allows you to get cash at ATMs with smartphone

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BMO Harris Bank announced the introduction of Mobile Cash, a new technology that allows consumers to withdraw money from an ATM using their smartphone.  With the launch, BMO Harris now has the largest network of card-less enabled ATMs in the country. “Smartphones are quickly becoming the singular device that people use to help manage their… Read More →

Western Alliance Bancorporation acquires Bridge Capital Holdings

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Western Alliance Bancorporation and Bridge Capital Holdings announced today that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which Western Alliance Bancorporation will acquire Bridge Capital Holdings. Immediately following the completion of the acquisition, Bridge Capital’s principal operating subsidiary, Bridge Bank, will merge with and into Western Alliance Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western… Read More →

Maracay launches new lending service in Arizona

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Maracay Homes announced the launch of TRI Pointe Connect as its in-house mortgage originator, making Arizona one of the first two states in the nation to offer mortgage services through the new company. Formed as a joint venture between Maracay Home’s parent company, TRI Pointe Group, and imortgage, TRI Pointe Connect opened its doors in… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards paid volunteer leave

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Wells Fargo Community Affairs Representative Iain Hamp of Mesa has been awarded a Volunteer Leave Award from Wells Fargo, and will receive his full pay while volunteering at Phoenix Community ToolBank.  Volunteer Leave Awards are presented to selected Wells Fargo team members, enabling them to take up to three months of paid leave to focus… Read More →

Enterprise Bank expands mortgage division

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Recognizing the Valley’s continued residential real estate market recovery, Enterprise Bank & Trust has expanded its mortgage products for current and prospective clients interested in home purchase, refinance and other mortgage portfolio services. To lead the expansion in Phoenix, Enterprise Bank & Trust has added seasoned mortgage expertise to its team including Brian Occhipinto, who… Read More →

Generation Next: Banking

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Nathan Erickson, 36 Chief investment officer Miller Russell Associates, miller-russell.com Erickson’s success at Miller Russell Associates  can be directly attributed to not only his talent, but also to his ability to bring the firm’s values to life. He is constantly identifying innovative solutions and strategies to best serve its clients, and keeps the firm’s reputation as a trusted fiduciary at the forefront of… Read More →