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Fann Contracting wins big at Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards

The Partnering Excellence Awards competition, which began in 2005, is designed to recognize partnership teams that demonstrate a high degree of achievement through their practice of partnering principles and their application of the partnering processes related to the transportation industry. At the 2016 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards, presented at the ACEC Arizona Conference in Tucson, Fann… Read More →

Wayne Einbinder named leader of Kitchell Arizona

Phoenix Children's Hospital, Kitchell
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Construction industry veteran Wayne Einbinder has been named Arizona Regional Executive for Kitchell Contractors, marking a return to the company that sparked his longtime career in the building industry. “Wayne has a great resumé in markets where we want to grow, including higher education, hospitality and Native American,” said Kitchell Contractors President Steve Whitworth. “His… Read More →

Gilbert reaccredited by International Economic Development Council

East Valley
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The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announces that the Gilbert, Arizona Office of Economic Development has once again been recognized as one of 57 economic development organizations accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). Originally accredited in May 2013, Gilbert, AZ was reaccredited by the IEDC following four successful years of activity,… Read More →

Construction commences on $50M renovation of Renaissance Square

Renaissance Square

Construction commenced today on phase one of a $50 million renovation of Renaissance Square, Downtown Phoenix’s iconic office towers at 2 and 40 N. Central Avenue. In a joint venture, Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and Cypress Office Properties, LLC, purchased Renaissance square from Hines U.S. Core Office Fund, L.P last year for $151.25 million. The $10 million first… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: Self-driving cars are driving big changes in tech

Waymo self-driving car
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It has become commonplace – a vehicle driving down the road with a big radar dome on the roof, cameras and such attached to the side, and a human behind the wheel just along for the ride. The Phoenix metro area has become a hotbed of testing self-driving autonomous cars. Soon they will move beyond… Read More →

Review: ‘Colossal’ uses exciting metaphor for emotional drama

Colossal
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Where has Anne Hathaway been? She wins an Oscar for Best Actress and suddenly her discernment in picking movie roles increases in selectivity. If you want to find her nowadays, you’ll have to seek out an indie drama/monster movie mashup called “Colossal”. This bizarre film is well worth the search: “Colossal”, for better and for… Read More →

‘Ghost in the Shell’ is a shell of the original

American remakes of classic foreign films are typically a bad idea. Now there’s a remake that could dissuade American filmmakers from pursuing such a venture for the remainder of human history. Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 anime film “Ghost in the Shell” — based on a manga series of the same name — is a masterpiece of… Read More →

Trumponomics vs. Reaganomics: No repeating and no rhyming

Trump
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Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Will this be the case for our new administration? President Trump has outlined his pro-growth initiatives to stimulate the economy, and he has clearly taken a page out of former President Ronald Reagan’s play book. Reagan’s campaign focused on fiscal stimulus, lower taxes, less… Read More →

NAI Horizon hires Michael Gaida to bolster business brokerage

ABI Multifamily
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NAI Horizon announced that Michael Gaida has joined the company as an associate to help grow and maintain business brokerage initiatives. His primary areas of responsibility will be business brokerage and retail and industrial leasing and brokerage. Past businesses sold have been in the industrial, manufacturing, commercial development, restaurant and services industries. Gaida represents sellers… Read More →

Fox Restaurant Concepts expands corporate headquarters

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Since 2012, Sam Fox’s corporate headquarters for Fox Restaurant Concepts has sat above The Henry, one of his signature restaurants, in a multi-tenant office complex called The Park located at 4455 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. Recently, Fox announced the expansion of their corporate offices at The Park. Fox Restaurant Concepts and True Foods Kitchen,… Read More →

Silicon Desert Insider: It’s time for Arizona startups to grow up

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It is hard. You invest your time and heart into getting those young ones ready for the world. You want to encourage them, protect them, give them as much opportunity as possible. All we want is for them to succeed and contribute to the community. One of the hardest parts of rearing them is that… Read More →

Q&A: Charlie Day of ‘Always Sunny’ and Richie Keen talk new comedy, ‘Fist Fight’

Charlie Day
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I recently sat down with Charlie Day and Richie Keen, a star and the director of the new comedy “Fist Fight”. The two had previously collaborated on the long-running TV comedy “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and have re-teamed for the new film, which features Charlie Day and Ice Cube as two teachers who plan… Read More →

Hot Rod Night and Bike Night return to Westgate

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Arizona’s go-to destination for car and motorcyclists is back and bigger than ever with the return of Hot Rod Night and Bike Night at Westgate Entertainment District. The two highly anticipated, weekly events host close to 3,000 guests for family friendly fun, live music and more. Hot Rod Night at Westgate Entertainment District Over 200… Read More →

Russo and Steele pumps $51 million into local economy

Russo and Steele
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A recent impact study completed by Applied Economics, a consulting firm specializing in economic and demographic issues, has concluded that Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions attracts more than 36,000 non-local visitors and generates an economic impact of close to $51 million to the regional economy. Russo and Steele is one of the top three… Read More →