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Velocity Retail Group Reports First Retail Absorption Since Recession

Velocity Retail Group

Phoenix Metropolitan retail recorded positive net absorption for the third straight quarter as recorded in statistics just released by Velocity Retail Group through June 30, 2012.  This is the first positive absorption recorded since before the “Great Recession” in November of 2008. After 12 consecutive quarters of negative absorption, the last three quarters of positive… Read More →

$255K Grant Provides Job Training For Veterans

Veterans - Job Training

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has been awarded a $255,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to continue funding job training and support services for homeless and formerly incarcerated veterans in Arizona. The grant is one of 90 totaling more than $20 million awarded through the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program… Read More →

W Scottsdale Transforms Into Winter Wonderland As Pool Becomes Ice Rink

W Scottsdale - Ice Skating

CHILL, Scottsdale’s first and only outdoor hybrid ice skating rink, will transform the WET pool deck at W Scottsdale into a winter wonderland from November 16, 2012 through January 6, 2013, bringing a new level of holiday cool to Arizona’s hottest destination. In addition to the 1,600-square-foot hybrid ice skating rink, a faux snow machine… Read More →

Gravity Systems Expands Into Valley

Gravity Systems

Gravity Systems has announced its expansion to the Phoenix and Scottsdale area. Kent Morris, owner of Gravity Systems, announced, “We are fortunate to expand our services to the Phoenix community. We will serve the region with our top-notch IT expertise paired with our outstanding customer service.” Gravity Systems is a business solutions tool for all… Read More →

The Apothecary Shop Changes Corporate Name To Avella Specialty Pharmacy


The Apothecary Shops, a national chain of specialty pharmacies with 18 locations in eight states, announced that they are changing their company name and brand, moving forward as Avella Specialty Pharmacy. The name change will fully transfer to all physical store locations, as well as be incorporated into all business operations by August 1, 2012.… Read More →

Ivy Foundation Contributes $10 Million To TGen For Research

Ivy Foundation

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation has awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). One $5-million-project is titled “Outliers in Glioblastoma Outcome: Moving the curve forward.” This five-year investigation seeks to discover why approximately two percent of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients — the… Read More →

Avnet Ranked No. 414 On Fortune’s List Of Largest Corporations

Avnet - Fortune Global 500

Fortune magazine announced today that global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. ranked No. 414 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500, a list of the world’s largest corporations. With $26.5 billion in sales in fiscal year 2011, Avnet appeared on this global list for the first time in its history. In addition, Avnet was previously named No.… Read More →

Meritage Homes Announces Pricing Of Its Common Stock Offering

Meritage Homes

Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced that it has priced a registered public offering of 2,300,000 shares of its common stock at $34.75 per share, for net proceeds of approximately $75.7 million after underwriting discounts and estimated offering expenses. The offering was upsized from the original 2,000,000 shares. As part of the offering,… Read More →

SOLON Begins Construction On Solar Project In Gila Bend


SOLON Corporation, one of the largest providers of turnkey solar power plants and photovoltaic (PV) products in the U.S., announced it has begun construction on a 460 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic (PV) system for the Town of Gila Bend’s Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water Treatment Facility in Arizona. SOLON will engineer, design, construct and commission the fixed-tilt… Read More →

Wells Fargo Donates Home To Combat Wounded Afghanistan Veteran

wells fargo - home for veteran

Wells Fargo announced that it has donated a mortgage-free Real Estate Owned (REO) home to the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF), which was awarded to Retired Afghanistan war veteran Jason McGowan.  McGowan recently received the keys to the 1,732 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2-bathroom home in Tucson where he will live with his wife and… Read More →

SRP’s Expanded Power Outage Map Available In Time For Monsoon Season

Power Outage Map

The monsoon season can produce potentially dangerous storms and worrisome moments for Valley residents. To minimize uncertainty during bad weather or power outages all SRP customers can now visit the SRP website at any time to check on the status of a power outage. During its pilot launch last summer, the website feature was available… Read More →

atmosol Launches Full-Service mCommerce Platform

mCommerce Platform

In response to increasingly growing mobile commerce needs, Chandler-based atmosol is launching its unique mCommerce platform solution that integrates seamlessly with Amazon Webstore, the first of its kind, and is also compatible with most mobile devices and tablets out of the box. Mobile is quickly becoming the fastest growing eCommerce sales channel and mobile consumers… Read More →

Visioning A Turnaround Of The Valley Of The Sun

Phoenix Turnaround

The Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association is pleased to announce Visioning a Turnaround of the Valley of the Sun: How Phoenix Can Become a Model Metropolitan Area. This unique program will cover how state government, local governments and the private sector all play a vital role.  The panel will be moderated by Barry… Read More →

Tiffany Named To 2012 Edition Of Chambers

Tiffany M.

Michael E. Tiffany, a shareholder and the managing attorney at Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. in Phoenix, has been listed as a leader in his field in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the Real Estate practice area. Tiffany was recognized by his clients as “having vast experience, valuable technical… Read More →