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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 →

Restaurant Industry Starts To Simmer

Restaurant Industry

The American restaurant industry is starting to simmer. Consumers are spending more on meals, and foot traffic at establishments is improving, albeit from a diminished base, according to the 22nd edition of the Chain Restaurant Industry Review, released at this week’s Restaurant Leadership Conference by GE Capital, Franchise Finance. As sales trends recover, operators are translating… Read More →

Arizona Foundation For Medical Care Names Stinton As Its Executive Vice President

Stinton Named Executive Vice President

The Arizona Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) board of trustees announced the appointment of Roger Stinton as the provider network’s new executive vice president. In this position, Stinton will be focused on continuing to grow AFMC’s role as an innovative preferred provider organization working to help employer groups – in Arizona and beyond – improve… Read More →

Short Supply, Rising Prices In The Phoenix Area Housing Market

Phoenix-Area Housing Market

Are we actually seeing the start of a housing shortage in the Phoenix area? A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals some surprising information for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of February: Housing supply was down a huge 42 percent from the year before. Foreclosures were… Read More →

AAED Conference Will Focus On Healthcare, Energy, Aerospace, Technology

AAED Conference
March 26, 2012 by in Around Arizona | Calendar | Tech

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will host its annual Spring Conference, May 9-12 at the Sedona Hilton Resort and Spa in Sedona.  The conference, “Catch Arizona’s Heatwave,” will focus on healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology. Cost for the conference is: $345 for member-practitioners, $395 for member-providers, and $495 for non-members.  The registration fee… Read More →

Valley Diversity Leader Establishes Specialty Bread Company

Specialty Bread Company

Christine French, a local entrepreneur and businesswoman, has established The French Bear Company to produce and market a specialty bread product with a unique shape and flavor. French, the founder and principle of Global Diversity Consulting, a Phoenix-based organization that partners with businesses to create diversity strategy and policy, is branching out with this specialty bread… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Launches New Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Phoenix Children’s Hospital - Pediatric Liver Transplant Program

Phoenix Children’s Hospital announced the launch of a new Liver Transplant Program in affiliation with Mayo Clinic-Arizona, the only pediatric liver transplant program of its kind in the region. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) – the organization that manages the nation’s organ transplant system under a federal government contract –granted certification this week. Phoenix… Read More →

Country Thunder USA Returns To Arizona

Country-Thunder

Country Thunder USA will be back in Arizona from April 12 to 15. The music festival will be held in Florence, Ariz. – just outside of the Phoenix metro area. Country Thunder will feature many popular artists, including Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Blake Shelton, Craig Morgan, Jake Owen, Neil McCoy, Eli Young Band, Alan… Read More →