Economy Archives

ACG will honor Arizona ‘Deal of the Year’

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The significant business (M&A) transactions that occurred in Arizona in 2014 are about to receive the recognition they deserve.It’s the “Deal of the Year,” an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact. The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: ·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT –… Read More →

All In hosts 3 days of Super Bowl parties

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The poker, fantasy sports and eSports experts at ALL IN Magazine are hosting three unique parties throughout Super Bowl weekend at one of the most elite private estates in Paradise Valley, AZ. The business objective is to solidify ALL IN as a premier brand and to deliver an experience that their fans appreciate. To accomplish… Read More →

AZ Big Media launches elite job board

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To help aid in the surging job market and provide employers and employees with like-minded business intentions with a direct link to each other, AZ Big Media has launched a free job board. “We wanted to provide the best businesses in Arizona with access to the most elite, business-minded employees in Arizona,” said Mike Atkinson,… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

Stanton: Super Bowl showcases re-branded Phoenix

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In the midst of the Super Bowl excitement, Mayor Greg Stanton and the city’s Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay have unveiled a new campaign to send a clear message: Phoenix is hot for new economic opportunity. “We are about to welcome more than 1 million people to our city, and it’s important that… Read More →

The cost to attend the Super Bowl in Glendale

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Unlike alleged Foxboro footballs, ticket and travel costs to pro football’s championship game did not deflate over the weekend.  They went up. Before the conference championship games took place, the average game ticket to Glendale cost $3,374, according to TiqIQ.  Now, the average ticket price is $4,174.50.  That price is only around 2 percent higher… Read More →

Revel Systems iPad POS expands into Scottsdale

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Revel Systems, the world’s leading iPad Point of Sale platform, today announced it has expanded operations into Arizona through a new Scottsdale office. The company will create 160 new jobs during the next three years to drive its global sales growth. Revel’s Vice President of Sales, Bobby Marhamat will devote resources to create jobs and… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 600 in Phoenix

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State Farm will be holding a Career Fair January 20th, to help fill openings for its expansion in the greater Phoenix area. The company is currently hiring more than 600 hundred new employees and additional hiring is expected to continue throughout 2015. The one-day Career Fair will focus on generating a candidate pool for positions… Read More →

Are investors returning to Phoenix housing market?

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Investors appear to be returning to the Phoenix-area housing market. The latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University examines that new trend, as well as the possibility of a future supply problem. Here are the highlights of the new report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of… Read More →

ON Semiconductor hosting Financial Analyst Day

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ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that it will host its Financial Analyst Day in Scottsdale on February 26, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. MST. The event will feature presentations on the company’s strategy, financial outlook and performance. Event Details Attendance for this event is by invitation only. To request an invitation and details… Read More →

Female leaders rise up in Arizona tourism industry

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It might surprise people to know that tourism generates more money for Arizona than aerospace, agriculture, microelectronics and mining. And leading that $20-billion-a-year economic juggernaut are a bunch of women. Debbie Johnson is president and CEO of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association, Sherry Henry is executive director of the Arizona Office of Tourism and… Read More →

Hiring military veterans adds competitive edge

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During his military career, Capt. Eric Engquist negotiated mortar attacks, roadside bombs, ambushes and rocket grenades in the Iraqi desert, employing strategic planning and problem solving skills under extreme pressure. After eight years as an Army infantry officer, Engquist left the military to join corporate America, bringing those skills with him. Today he is the… Read More →

Age is his advantage, says BMO Harris leader

STEVEN ZANDPOUR: “The economic health of Arizona is definitely improving and the long term outlook is positive,” said the Arizona regional president for BMO Harris Bank. “This positive outlook, combined with our solid business plan, provides us a great opportunity for growth.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Steven Zandpour, the 38-year-old Arizona regional president for BMO Harris Bank, thought he has a sure-fire career blueprint to follow. “My cousin was in banking while I was in college and his goal was to ultimately own a business,” Zandpour said. “He told me that he was learning a lot about what banks look for… Read More →