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Palo Verde Surpasses Production Record

Palo Verde

Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station achieved its 20th consecutive year as the nation’s largest power producer. The almost 31.3 million megawatt-hours produced in 2011 is the most ever generated by Palo Verde or by any other U.S. power plant of any kind. According to industry data, Unit 3 produced more electricity than any other reactor… Read More →

Celebrating Arizona Centennial Through Photographic Exhibit

Celebrating Arizona Centennial Through Photographic Exhibit
February 7, 2012 by in Around Arizona | Events

In celebration of the Arizona Centennial, a 50-photo exhibit will be on display presented by Alliance Bank in downtown Phoenix at CityScape. Running from now through the end of March 2012, the exhibit entitled “At Work in Arizona” will mark the 100th year since admitted to the Union when it achieved its statehood as the… Read More →

Centennial Series: Arizona’s History Impacts The Way We Live Our Lives

Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

100 Years of Change: From ‘Sesame Street’ to scientific breakthroughs, Arizona’s history impacts the way we live our lives During Arizona’s first century, every elementary school student in the state learned about the five Cs that drove Arizona’s economy — copper, cotton, cattle, citrus and climate. There is a chance that if you ask Arizona… Read More →

World-Class Tucson Resorts Are Diamonds In The Desert

Tucson Resorts - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Diamonds in the desert: World-class Tucson resorts offer a wide range of amenities for romance or family fun By Michael Truelsen and Teresa Truelsen The Valley of the Sun is peppered with destinations for weekend getaways, but sometimes a drive down the 51, 101 or 202 doesn’t put enough distance between you and your daily… Read More →

Looking Up In Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix
December 24, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

Looking Up In Downtown Phoenix Conquering the skyline is part of becoming a major city. I have always been intrigued by the beauty in architecture. The structured lines and distinct shapes are such a contrast to the elements of nature that surround them. I finally got a chance to take a bit of a test… Read More →

Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel Expansion

Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel

I had the chance to check out Casino Del Sol Resort Hotel in Tucson and its brand new, multimillion-dollar hotel expansion. From the second I walked in, I was taken back by the effort that went into making this hotel stand above the rest. The ceilings were high, the rooms were spacious, and the pool… Read More →

Arizona Casinos Add New Amenities, Including Night Spots

Arizona Casinos - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

When AiRIA nightclub opened at Gila River Casinos Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino in 2009, a new trend in tribal gaming in Arizona came full circle. There was now a hip, Las Vegas-style nightclub at an Arizona casino. It represented the last piece in the puzzle. “Gaming guests want more than what’s been offered… Read More →

10 Top Arizona Landmarks And Sights

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September 1, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Travel

10 Top Arizona Landmarks And Sights Despite the typical images of a colorless and dry land that the word “desert” brings up in our minds, Arizona has a lot more to offer than varying shades of brown. Arizona landscapes and sights are unique and often breathtaking. They show the long, rich history of Arizona before… Read More →

Centennial Series: 100 Years of Notable Arizonans

100 Years of Notable Arizonans, Arizona Centennial Series

Arizonans who made a notable impact to Arizona & American history:   100 Years of Notable Arizonans:   Dr. Richard Carmona Served as the 17th U.S. Surgeon General during the Bush Administration Raul H. Castro First Hispanic governor of Arizona; U.S. ambassador to Argentina Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) Labor rights activist; union organizer Barry Goldwater (1909–1998)… Read More →

Arizona Green Jobs Continue to Increase

Arizona Green Jobs Increase

Arizona Green Jobs: Energy efficient and green jobs in Arizona are booming. Thanks to consumer demands for energy-saving services and products, the green workforce is increasing with multiple jobs created and available across the state. Arizona green jobs have grown from about 29,000 in 2003 to 37,000 in 2010, according to the Sizing the Clean… Read More →

Glendale CVB Expands Its Mission, Scope By Serving Entire West Valley

Glendale CVB - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Glendale CVB – Whether travelers are visiting for leisure or business, Glendale has blossomed from being considered a one-day destination to a highly sought-after travel experience both nationally and internationally in a single decade. And to successfully market Glendale’s increasing expansion as the host city of sporting and mega-events — as well as the entire… Read More →

Arizona Centennial Series: 10 Historic Buildings Still Standing

Arizona Centennial Series: 10 Historic Buildings Still Standing
August 1, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Real Estate

Historic Buildings – Arizona has a history that ranges from historic wonders, such as the Grand Canyon, to remarkable buildings. Each year the Arizona Preservation Foundation releases their Arizona Most Endangered Historic Places List which informs the public and increases awareness. The following includes 10 historic buildings still standing, significant from Arizona’s past: 10. Strawberry Schoolhouse –… Read More →

Vintage Boutiques Around the Valley

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July 31, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists

Vintage Boutiques – For those looking to avoid the larger department stores and malls, give those smaller, locally-run boutiques a try. The Valley has many vintage boutiques where you’ll find affordable ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s attire as well as high-end upscale vintage clothing — to give your look a fun, funky twist. For those… Read More →

Cult Movies Find Its Home At The Royale, Downtown Mesa

The Royal Independent Arthouse, Mesa, Ariz.

While the majority of the population was in line for midnight showings of the newest and last installment of Harry Potter, I made my way to a much less crowded theater in downtown Mesa. The Royale Independent Arthouse is the new permanent home of the “Midnite Movie Mamacita,” which shows independent films and B-movies. Entering the cozy… Read More →