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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 →

Tempe Festival Of The Arts

Tempe Festival of the Arts

On March 30th, 2012, the popular Tempe Festival of the Arts will return to the Mill Avenue District. A bi-annual event, the festival typically draws in more than 225,000 visitors over a three-day period. The Tempe Festival of the Arts, which is considered to be one of the top art festivals in the country, is… Read More →

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

centennial top10
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 →