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Commercial lending expert joins Horizon Community Bank

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Horizon Community Bank, an Arizona Top 10 SBA lender specializing in loans from $100,000 to $4 million, announced the addition of commercial lending expert Scott Dickman as senior commercial banking manager. Dickman’s 38 years of financial experience, local relationships and deep knowledge of the Arizona market are anticipated to help Horizon Community Bank rapidly grow its… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

FirstBank surpasses $1B in Arizona loan originations

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 16 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the bank has surpassed $1 billion in loan originations since opening its first state branch in 2007. The loans are a mixture of commercial real estate, business, individual home loans and for non-profit organizations. To celebrate, all 16 FirstBank branches in Arizona will have… Read More →

Vantage West 1st in AZ to earn Hispanic designation qvist

On Sept. 22, Vantage West, southern Arizona’s largest credit union, will be the first financial institution in Arizona to receive the Juntos Avanzamos (Together We Advance) designation. The Juntos Avanzamos Program – aimed at empowering credit unions to serve the Hispanic market more effectively, originated in November of 2005 as a program of the Texas… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies


A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Sherri Slayton: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Sherri Slayton, executive vice president , Alliance Bank of Arizona Slayton has more than 30 years of commercial lending and retail banking experience.  She is a member of Flagstaff 40 and a Regional Council member for First Things First in the Coconino Region. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping other women succeed in their careers while balancing their family… Read More →

Cathy Valenzuela: Most Influential Women


Cathy Valenzuela, president, Arizona Business Bank Greatest accomplishment: “The many ways I have been able to help my customers, co-workers and family achieve their goals and aspirations. And I sincerely believe my greatest achievements are yet to come.” Childhood aspiration: “I loved to draw, paint and create other artwork and was sure I was destined to… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Patricia Rourke: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Patricia Rourke, market president, Bankers Trust Rourke began her banking career in Iowa. She joined Bankers Trust in 1983, and moved to Arizona in 2007 to serve as Phoenix market president. Greatest accomplishment: “Growing the Bankers Trust brand and learning a completely new market has been my greatest accomplishment.” Childhood aspiration: “Growing up I planned to… Read More →

UMB Bank promotes Ashley Hawkins in Phoenix Jakub Jirsak

UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation, has announced that it has promoted Ashley Hawkins to client relationship manager in Phoenix. In her new role, Hawkins is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients and leading the bank’s consumer sales efforts. Hawkins has more than five years of experience in the financial… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk: Most Influential Women


Christine Nowaczyk, senior vice president, Bank of Arizona Nowaczyk earned the 2015 Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Corporate Growth, which is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members. Greatest accomplishment: “Having contributed to the success of Bank of Arizona by building a strong team with a solid reputation and the privilege of serving… Read More →

Annette G. Musa: Most Influential Women in Arizona


Annette G. Musa, Arizona market president, Comerica Bank Musa is market president and regional manager for Comerica’s wealth management business. She also leads Comerica’s Arizona Management Council. Musa has more than 30 years of wealth management experience, 25 of those in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. In 2014, she was named “Woman of the Year” by the… Read More →

Enterprise University announces fall course line-up


Enterprise Bank & Trust (EBT), focused on the financial needs of privately-held businesses, their owner’s families, executives and professionals, announces its fall 2015 Enterprise University (EU) course schedule and new course location. This fall’s EU courses will be held at the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), engaging even more business community members. EU provides free educational seminars on a… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $27,000 to 10 nonprofits Kittitee Pangwang

Wells Fargo will contribute $27,000 to 10 nonprofits to recognize the valuable contributions the company’s Arizona team members have made to the groups.  The contributions are made through Wells Fargo’s Volunteer Service Award program which recognizes Wells Fargo team members who make an exceptional impact through volunteerism. The nonprofit where each winner volunteers receives a grant from… Read More →