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Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

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If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes get new majority owner

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An agreement is in place for the Arizona Coyotes to change owners for the second time in 14 months. The current owners insist selling a majority stake to Andrew Barroway will only strengthen the franchise’s ties to Arizona. IceArizona agreed Friday to sell a 51 percent stake to Barroway for $155 million, a deal that… Read More →

Topgolf Now Hiring for Second Arizona Location

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Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it has begun hiring associates for its Gilbert location, set to open in December. Approximately 450 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and auditions will take place throughout the month of October. Available positions range from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance and guest services… Read More →

Could fantasy football land you in jail?

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September 26, 2014 by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Legal | Sports

With football season here, fantasy leagues are scoring big with sports fans. But, what may throw many Arizonans for a loss is many sports fans’ favorite pastime can also be a crime. The multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry is illegal in Arizona, creating potential legal risks and gray areas for fantasy sport enthusiasts. Since fantasy… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo

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Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

MacMillan named AZ Cardinals’ celebrity chef

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Taste of the NFL, a 501c3 organization, announced the launch the national Kick Hunger Challenge®, an annual fundraising campaign that pits fans from all 32 NFL markets against each other for a friendly competition to raise money for food banks nationwide. The season-long fundraiser kicks off as part of September’s Hunger Action Month and culminates… Read More →

Mercury winning on court, in boardroom

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The Mercury, behind the record-setting defense of Brittney Griner and offense of Diana Taurasi and Candace DuPree, soared past the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. The Mercury will try to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series when they host Chicago Tuesday night at 6 p.m. at… Read More →

US Airways Center will be getting a name change

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It looks like the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury won’t be playing in US Airways Center next season. The Arizona Republic reports that American Airlines, which merged with US Airways, will not renew the naming rights with the expectation that the US Airways named will be phased out. US Airways’ 10-year contract, which began in… Read More →

Rattlers win three straight with 72-32 defeat over Cleveland Gladiators

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The Arizona Rattlers defeated the Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 in the Arena Football League’s (AFL) ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. ArenaBowl XXVII marks the team’s third-consecutive ArenaBowl title and fifth in franchise history with championships in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013. The Rattlers are just the second team in AFL history to… Read More →

Glendale arena may change to Gila River Arena

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Arizona Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes and Arizona-based Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on a nine-year partnership agreement that includes the naming rights for Glendale Arena. The agreement is pending approval from Glendale City Council on September 9. If approved, the new name of the venue… Read More →

Casino Arizona, Talking Stick present Mercury playoffs

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Glory Awaits for the Phoenix Mercury, who today announced Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort as the presenting partner of the club’s 2014 playoff run. The WNBA Playoffs will begin on Thursday, August 21. The Mercury’s postseason schedule has not yet been determined. As part of the agreement, one lucky Mercury fan at each home… Read More →

CORE Institute Donates More Than $10K to sports programs

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The No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, announced it has donated more than $10,000 to six high school athletic departments in the Peoria and Dysart School Districts. The donations are part of a program where The CORE Institute conducts required sports physicals for high school student athletes and then donates the entire… Read More →

Thunderbirds Donate $25,000 to SpoFit

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More children and youth with disabilities can now experience and participate in team sports like basketball and power soccer thanks to a $25,000 donation from Thunderbirds Charities that was used to buy ten specialty sports wheelchairs for the Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities (SpoFit). “For children with spina bifida,… Read More →