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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 →

LeadingAge Arizona Earns Honor

leadingage arizona

The International Coach Federation (ICF) Phoenix chapter has recognized LeadingAge Arizona and as leaders in coaching excellence. On June 28, 2012, the ICF 2012 Prism Award was presented to LeadingAge Arizona and for their commitment to coaching as a leadership strategy through the LeadingAge Arizona Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy’s mission and vision… Read More →

PIR Will Be Featured On ‘The Bachelorette’

The Bachelorette - PIR

Phoenix International Raceway will be featured in the July 2 episode of “The Bachelorette.” The episode will cover a unique individual hometown date with the newest Bachelorette, Emily Maynard, the first single mom to ever star on the series, who first captured America’s heart on the 15th season of “The Bachelor.” As the premier motorsports venue in… Read More →

Phoenix Suns Host Draft Viewing Party At Tilted Kilt

draft viewing party

The Phoenix Suns invite fans to attend the official Phoenix Suns NBA Draft Viewing Party at Tilted Kilt in downtown Phoenix on Thursday, June 28 beginning at 4 p.m.The free event is open to the public and will feature special appearances by Suns alumni, The Gorilla, and members of the Suns Dancers and Solar Squad. Suns fans will… Read More →

Tips To Keep Your Car Safe During Excessive Heat Warnings

excessive heat warnings

As summer holiday travel season approaches, Phoenix is dealing with excessive heat warnings. How does this affect your car and your SAFETY as you get ready to hit the roads for 4th of July? Jay Jennings, General Manager of NARPRO (Network of Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals), with approved shops all over the valley, is an… Read More →

Taking It To The Streets On Food Truck Friday

Food Truck Friday - Short Leash Hotdogs

The Phoenix public market and Food Truck Friday stimulate the community and economy. Each Friday on Central and Fillmore, students, seniors and dressed-down businessmen and women mingle and munch at an event that not only satiates the appetite, but stimulates the economy, too — the Friday Food Truck event at the Phoenix Public Market. In… Read More →

Goldwater Institute Seeks To Stop Coyotes Vote

Goldwater Institute - Phoenix Coyotes

A conservative watchdog group, Goldwater Institute, plans to ask a judge for a temporary restraining order Friday to prevent a Glendale City Council vote on a lease agreement that would clear the way for the sale of the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes. The Goldwater Institute said Thursday that its request will be filed at 8:30 a.m. Friday… Read More →

Cirque Du Soleil Returns To The Valley

Cirque du Soleil KOOZA

Cirque du Soleil’s big top production, KOOZA returns to North America after touring over a year in Japan. Phoenix is the first of only four U.S. cities to host this dazzling production. It is also the only West Coast city on the tour.  Since its premiere in Montreal in April of 2007, KOOZA has charmed… Read More →

AAED Will Discuss Arizona Transportation

AAED Luncheon - Arizona Transportation

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its June luncheon on Tuesday, June 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. The topic of this month’s luncheon will be “Roads and Rails: Future of Arizona’s Transportation.” Guest speakers will be Scott… Read More →

SMACNA Arizona Celebrates Innovation Award

SMACNA Ductwork

SMACNA Arizona, the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association’s Arizona chapter, has awarded Scott Bohlman and Mike Tucci of Dynamic Systems, Inc. a $1,000 cash prize for winning SMACNA Arizona’s Annual Innovation Award. The craftsmen were recognized for their innovative approach in the development of a way to ship and quickly offload ductwork… Read More →

AAED Announces New Board Members

Phoenix AAED

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced its new officers and new board members for 2012-2013. Teri Drew, regional director for NACOG-EWD, has been elected president. Serving with her on the executive committee will be Eric Larson, director of acquisitions for AVB Development, president-elect; Danielle Casey, assistant city manager for the city of… Read More →

APS Prepared To Meet Summer Demand


APS is well positioned to meet the energy needs of its customers this summer, company officials told the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) today. This message was part of APS’s annual summer preparedness briefing to the ACC.  The presentation included this summer’s peak demand forecast, an inventory of available resources to serve that demand, a summary… Read More →

Teen Lifeline Honors Valley Sports Icon Jerry Colangelo


Teen Lifeline will honor Arizona businessman, entrepreneur and international sports mogul Jerry Colangelo with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline’s 2012 Crystal Ball at Montelucia Resort on October 6, 2012. Colangelo is internationally known for his ownership of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Mercury. His commitment to the Valley… Read More →

Contest Allows Fans To Become Stars With The Phoenix Symphony

Phoenix Symphony Contest

The Phoenix Symphony announces a video contest asking fans to record and send in their own renditions of Rat Pack classics and be entered to win a full evening of prizes to coincide with the Symphony’s Saturday, April 28, 2012 performance of The Rat Pack!. Contestants submit videos via email between Tuesday April 3, 2012… Read More →

Valley Metro: Riding A Bike Can Equal One Less Car

Valley Metro - Bike Equals One Less Car

One less car in a household can mean one less expense, especially in the days of record-high fuel prices. Collectively, it could mean less traffic congestion and improved air quality if more residents made trips on two wheels instead of four.  In April, Valley Metro is encouraging local residents to use a bike for travel… Read More →

P.F. Chang’s Launches New Lunch Menu

P.F. Changs New Lunch Menu

Lunch at P.F. Chang’s just became more affordable. Starting today at participating locations, the new menu features more than 20 lunch combos, each for less than $10. Entrees are served with a choice of Hot & Sour Soup, Egg Drop Soup or a Mixed Greens Salad. P.F. Chang’s is also serving a new Dim Sum… Read More →

Avnet Hosts 9th Annual 16-Inch Softball Classic April 21st

Avnet Softball Classic

Valley families looking for fun in the sun while watching the biggest big ball softball tournament around or businesses looking for a team-building exercise should check Avnet’s 16-Inch Softball Classic. In addition to action on the field, there will be live music, Chicago style hot dogs and activities for the kids. On Saturday, April 21st,… Read More →

Larry Fitzgerald Will Be Honorary Chair Of Wish Ball

Wish Ball

Make-A-Wish Arizona is pleased to announce that Arizona Cardinals star player Larry Fitzgerald has been named honorary chair of this year’s gala event, the 2012 Wish Ball, Le Cirque. Wish Ball is the foundation’s largest event that raises money to grant the wishes of Arizona children battling life-threatening medical conditions. The black-tie dinner will be held… Read More →

JDA Software Opens First Office In Russia

JDA Software Opens In Moscow

JDA Software announced the recent opening of its first office in the Russian Federation to meet the growing demand for its supply chain and retail solutions and services in the region. Located in Moscow, the office serves JDA customers and prospects in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia… Read More →

Phoenix Welcomes Spring With Yoga Rocks The Park

Yoga Rocks The Park

Phoenix fitness buffs, families and fun-lovers are gearing up for an exciting inaugural season of Yoga Rocks the Park, a weekly wellness festival. Yoga Rocks the Park offers yogis of all ages and abilities the opportunity to practice to a soundtrack of live music under Phoenix’s famously clear spring skies. The 2012 season promises to open… Read More →