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Mesa Airlines celebrates company’s 100th regional jet

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Employees of Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines celebrated the arrival of the company’s 100th regional jet at its Phoenix hangar. The 76-seat E175, new from the Embraer factory in Brazil, was greeted by hundreds of Mesa employees, who enjoyed lunch and tours of the new aircraft. “Taking delivery of our 100th jet is truly a great moment… Read More →

The Rebel Lounge opens in former Mason Jar location

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A new music venue will take the place of a previously iconic rock hub in the Valley. The Rebel Lounge is set to open at the beginning of May in the same building that used to house the Mason Jar. Before the Mason Jar, the location was home to the Branding Iron bar. For close… Read More →

Ranking Arizona party celebrates state’s top companies

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Hundreds of Arizona’s top business leaders descended onto The Venue Scottsdale Thursday for Ranking Arizona’s Best of the Best Bash. “This party tonight is to celebrate the nearly 2,000 companies that are featured in Ranking Arizona,” said Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media, which publishes Ranking Arizona. “You are the innovators. You… Read More →

D-backs take ballpark dining to a new level

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have redefined the dining experience at Chase Field bringing aboard local favorites Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, America’s Taco Shop, Paradise Valley Burger Co. and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt to Chase Field in 2015. In addition to the new restaurant vendors, the D-backs will add a Food Truck Alley, The Draft Room, Taste… Read More →

A look at high-tech bathroom features

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Bathrooms have overtaken kitchens as the nation’s top remodeling priority and more homeowners are going high-tech and ultra-luxe when selecting their bathroom features and amenities. Technology, comfort and value reign supreme when deciding which gadgets to incorporate into a bathroom for the 21st Century: steam showers with touchpad controls, surround sound, lighting and an app… Read More →

East Valley Partnership hosts Statesperson’s Luncheon

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The East Valley Partnership, a business advocacy group dedicated to improve business and quality of life in the East Valley region of Greater Phoenix, is hosting the Statesperson’s Luncheon at noon on Monday, March 30 at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) located at 1601 W. Main Street in Mesa, Ariz. Attendees of the… Read More →

Hot Rod Night and Bike Night return to Westgate

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Classic cars, hot rods and motorcycles will be cruising into Westgate Entertainment District this spring with the return of Westgate Hot Rod Night and Bike Night! The two highly anticipated, weekly events host close to 500-1,500 guests for family friendly fun, live music and more. Hot Rod Night details include:  Now underway! Every Wednesday night starting March… Read More →

Valley Ho hosts rooftop cigar dinner

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Enjoy a special cigar dinner on the panoramic Sky Line Rooftop at Hotel Valley Ho on Thursday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m. The evening starts with a sunset reception and passed hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Learn all about Tatuaje and L’Atelier cigars, handmade in Nicaragua, and enjoy three full-sized cigars presented by Cigar King. Savor red wines,… Read More →

Airport I-10 announces three national tenant leases

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Just as Airport I-10’s 600KSF Phase I approaches completion, Wentworth Property Company/Clarion Partners and the Phoenix office of JLL have announced the signing of three major, national tenant leases that bring one of the largest speculative office projects in Phoenix history to more than 35 percent pre-leased. The new tenants at Airport I-10 include: •… Read More →

What employers need to know to prevent workplace violence

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Stories of workplace violence — from Mesa to Paris and just about every city in between — seem to be never ending. Which begs the question, “How can employers work to keep their workplaces safe?” While there are no ironclad solutions for preventing all workplace violence, employers and employees alike can take a number of… Read More →

The art of a strong NCAA tournament bracket

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March 19, 2015 by in Blogs | Featured

9.2 quintillion. That’s the number of possible options for your NCAA tournament bracket. With a number that high, it’s no wonder no perfect bracket has ever been recorded. The closest anyone has ever gotten with a perfect bracket was in 2010. A 17-year-old autistic student out of Chicago, Alex Herrman, had his entire bracket correct… Read More →

Financial tips from Dale Walters of KeatsConnelly

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Dale Walters, CEO, KeatsConnelly Walters is a partner and CEO of KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America that specializes in helping Canadians and Americans realize their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle. Walters was twice named one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. by Mutual Fund Magazine. 2015 trend to watch: “The… Read More →

MG Properties buys Trillium Papago Apartments for $36M

March 9, 2015 by in Blogs

 MG Properties Group, a private San Diego-based real estate investor and operator, has announced the acquisition of the Trillium Papago Apartments in Phoenix, Arizona. The property consists of 270 luxury apartments built in 2007. The property features an exceptional array of common area amenities, including a resort-style pool and spa, modern fitness center, movie theater,… Read More →

Support Sky Harbor Coalition adds to board of directors

Justin Kelton, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (www.mccarthy.com), was recently named to the board of directors for the Support Sky Harbor Coalition, a nonprofit 501(c)4 organization that supports the continued development of Sky Harbor and the enhancement of its existing operations. McCarthy has past and current experience with a number of construction… Read More →