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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 →

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 →