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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 →

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… Read More →

Pride Group, Salt River Fields strike deal

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Locally-based Pride Group is taking over the Valley one venue at a time. The full-service event company aims to be the Single Simple Solution™ for their clients. As of May 1, 2014, Pride Group will be the exclusive event services provider for Salt River Fields. Among the many services Pride Group will offer, they will… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee Launches Community Campaign

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Today the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its community campaign for Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to creating direct economic impact for Arizona, investing in the community and local nonprofits is paramount to the Host Committee’s mission to leave a positive lasting legacy from Super Bowl XLIX. The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee is… Read More →

Cardinals will add Warner to Ring of Honor

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Kurt Warner, the quarterback who led the Arizona Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance, will become the 14th person inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Warner, with the Cardinals from 2005 through 2009, directed Arizona to NFC West titles in his final two seasons. The 2008 team advanced to the Super Bowl, losing… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee teams up with Gila River Community

From left: Stephen R. Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Gila River Indian Community, David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, Michael Bidwill, President of the Arizona Cardinals, Gregory Mendoza, Gila River Indian Community Governor, Jay Parry, President & CEO, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Christopher Mendoza, District 4 Councilman. Also attached is a photo of Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot, SPIKE.

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announced its partnership with the Gila River Indian Community today during a press conference at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort and Spa in Chandler, Arizona. In attendance for today’s announcement were Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Chairman David Rousseau, Gila River Indian Community Governor Gregory Mendoza, Arizona Cardinals… Read More →