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Sky Harbor offers Memorial Day travel tips

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport anticipates Thursday, Friday and Monday as the busiest travel days with passenger traffic about 15-20 percent higher than an average day. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers you the following tips for your holiday travels: Use our best kept secret… Read More →

Grant Woods aims to fix Arizona’s image problem with music

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May 20, 2015 by in Blogs | Featured

You don’t need a beard or bed head to make a musical statement these days. In fact, you can be the former attorney general of Arizona and drop an album to save Arizona if you want to. And that’s exactly what former AG (1991-1999) Grant Woods has done. Woods grew up in the ‘70s —… Read More →

Westlake Reed Leskosky promotes four staff members

April 25, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Newsmakers

In its 111th year of operation, Westlake Reed Leskosky continues its tradition of design and technical excellence led by its talented and dedicated staff.  In recognition of outstanding performance and contributions that enhance the firm’s fully integrated services and thought leadership, Westlake Reed Leskosky promoted the following individuals: Shawn P. Carr, PE to Principal, Director… Read More →

Angel-inspired artist opens gallery in Scottsdale

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Angel-inspired jewelry artist Cheryl Senkfor and dichroic glass artisan Bobby Harr are pooling their creative resources to open The Creating Spot, a contemporary art studio-gallery in Old Town Scottsdale, on Thursday, April 23. Senkfor says her hand-woven metal jewelry line was inspired by angels after she suffered a traumatic brain hemorrhage in 2003. “I saw… Read More →

Phoenix industrial markets continue to break ground

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Source: Lee & Associates Q1 Report The Phoenix industrial market continued to improve in the first quarter of the year, posting its lowest percentage vacancy (11.8%) since Q1 2008. In that 7-year time period, the Valley’s industrial inventory gained over 32 million SF of warehouse/distribution, manufacturing and flex space. The most recent seven quarters have… Read More →

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 →