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Clear Title named top company to work for in AZ

July 1, 2014 by in Blogs

CareerBuilder and Republic Media announced that Clear Title Agency of Arizona earns a spot on the CareerBuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list. Companies were evaluated and selected based on a combination of overall satisfaction scores from an Employee Engagement Survey and evaluation from an Employer Questionnaire covering topics related to HR programs,… Read More →

Stapley Corporate Center sells for $32.5M

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June 26, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Brokerage | Featured | Investment

Buchanan Street Partners, a Newport Beach-based real estate investor, has acquired Stapley Corporate Center, a two-building, Class A office property located at 1840 and 1910 South Stapley Drive in Mesa, Arizona. The acquisition reflects Buchanan Street’s continued investment strategy in the Phoenix area, a market where the firm has been an active buyer of commercial… Read More →

James Monaci brings taste of Italy to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

James Monaci cooking at Luci's Marketplace.

James Monaci has a certificate in craft brewing from UCLA, was an owner of a Picazzo’s Italian eatery for eight years and began working as the sales manager at a wine and spirit distributor two years ago. He’s the kind of guy you wish was always there to fill your kitchen with the finest foods… Read More →

Summer’s must-have accessory

The must-have accessory this summer is not the newest Coach purse or the recently released Jimmy Choo wedges, it is not even a designer brand, though design is important. We’re talking about nail art. Even though it’s a small accessory, it has been making a big splash here in Arizona and on the red carpet.… Read More →

Kjaer Weis is organic makeup with red carpet performance

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It is no secret that the makeup women use can be composed of harmful chemicals and additives that do more damage than good. Celebrity makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis created a makeup line that uses green ingredients, while preserving quality performance. At Citrine Natural Beauty Bar’s Night of Organic Beauty on June 17, showcased her… Read More →

Hula hoop workout trend is all in the hips


Being a full-time student with a part-time job, I like workouts that are easy, quick and fun to do at home.  During one of my searches for a workout, I came across hula hoop fitness.  At first, I laughed because there was no possible way that hula hoop workouts were an actual thing.  However, the… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority creates the art of the deal


Apple is the most profitable corporation in the world. Why does the state give them this huge tax break? I own a business. “How come I can’t get the same deal?” The words are heard in a northeast Phoenix coffee shop. They reflect some of the sentiment bubbling under the surface when a new deal… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Wine Smoothie

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Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is the spot to go for a conscious meal — the kind with transparent origins and packaging stamped with seals that confirm it the food choice of world-conscious people. It’s the kind of place that manages to work kale, wheat germ and healthy foodstuffs into sandwiches and breakfast burritos in all sorts… Read More →

Arizona educators boost tomorrow’s innovators


Arizona’s universities are known as places of innovation, but Tempe-based University of Advancing Technology (UAT) has taken that role to a new level by driving every student at the university to be an innovator of technology. Since 2007, UAT has required all students to innovate and add to the ever-expanding world of technology in order… Read More →

Mega events help Phoenix create future prosperity


Phoenix is on a roll with tourism. The Valley is hosting the next Super Bowl and Pro Bowl and will also be home to the 2016 College Football Championship Game. Az Business asked Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, about the impact these big-ticket events will have on… Read More →

Arizona leads nation in restaurant industry growth


ARIZONA CAN PROUDLY CALL ITSELF A “FOODIE STATE” Locals crowned their state as such years ago. But now, people from all over the country and world are catching up. Tourists are flocking to Arizona to see what the buzz is about and they are greeted with open arms and menus from nearly 9,000 restaurants. Thanks… Read More →

Fleming creates another winner with Paul Martin’s American Grill

CLASSIC CUISINE: Renowned restaurateur Paul Fleming, the man behind Fleming’s Steakhouse and Valley-based P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, has now opened Paul Martin’s American Grill,which focuses on natural, sustainable and seasonal food at a moderate price.

TASTE OF SUCCESS Fleming creates another winner with Paul Martin’s American Grill Paul Martin’s American Grill 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-991-9342 Website Paul Fleming has defined Arizona’s dining scene. He is widely regarded as one of the restaurant industry’s most innovative and creative concept developers. Associated with a number of critically acclaimed… Read More →

ASBA membership has its privileges

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “When we talk about small business, we talk about economic development opportunities,” said Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association. “Economic development opportunities that bring jobs to Arizona are good for small business.”

Rick Murray, who became chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012, has moved the organization into the 21st Century, helping ASBA get engaged in social media so it can become even more engaged with its membership. Az Business caught up with Murray to talk about small business in Arizona.… Read More →

The Dish: Cocktail Popsicles


Stay cool by the pool this summer with these adult popsicles. Of course you can make them non-alcoholic and they’ll still be delicious but that little extra kick just makes them so much more special. This recipe for super simple strawberry margarita popsicles is amazing! Replace the alcohol with the same amount of sprite or… Read More →