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Keep it fresh at work with these hygiene tips

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“The Business Fashionista” is AZ Big Media’s fashion blog for the business-minded. It examines the dos, don’ts and musts of the modern fashionista who wants to stay in step with the latest trends in the workplace. Being a business fashionista isn’t just all about dressing the part. It’s about looking the part, too. Hygiene is… Read More →

In the Mix: Life in Color Paint Party, Tech N9ne, Manchester Orchestra

Krewella will be performing at Life in Color Paint Party at CityScape this week.

Tech N9ne @ The Marquee Theatre After being in multiple musical groups, Aaron Dontez Yates, Tech N9ne, found his own path as a rapper by finding his own record label Strange Music. The release of his seventh album, “Killer,” put him over his goal of selling over one million album sales in 2008. His powerful… Read More →

Scottsdale prepares for the Super Bowl effect

City of Scottsdale charges into tangential tourism effects of 2015 Super Bowl and Phoenix Open. Pictured: Ornate flood control dike in Scottsdale. 123RF.com, Copyright: DesertSolitaire

Although the City of Scottsdale is not the host of the 2015 Super Bowl, there are many events that will attract visitors during their stay for the major sporting event. “Scottsdale’s entertainment district is without a doubt a pull for Super Bowl visitors who are looking to celebrate at bars and clubs,” said Megan Doyle,… Read More →

Think before you ink a commercial lease

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By J. Phillip Glasscock, CPA and Attorney at Law If you are a commercial tenant, your business premises lease might represent your highest monthly expense and your longest business commitment. Before signing a commercial lease, a thoughtful exercise in “due diligence” can help protect you from getting burned. Here are some basic “dos and don’ts”… Read More →

Canadian investor buys Palm Valley Office Park I, II

Palm Valley Office Park

Cassidy Turley announced that Kootenay Holdings, a private investor, has acquired Palm Valley Office Park I and II, a 83,575-square-foot office project located at 1616 North Litchfield Road and 1646 North Litchfield Road in Goodyear, for $15.35 million ($183.67 per square foot). The seller was REO Asset Manager, Steve Schrag of Key Bank c/o KeyCorp Real… Read More →

Bell Steel buys industrial property in Chandler

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CBRE has completed the sale a 46,119-square-foot industrial property located at 1100 N. Hamilton St. in Chandler, Ariz. The property, which sits on 14.83 acres, commanded a sale price of $4.5 million. Evan Koplan and Mike Parker with CBRE’s Phoenix office negotiated the sale on behalf of the seller, TW Steel of Chandler. The buyer,… Read More →

Chandler approves 20-acre industrial park plans

Chandler Airport Center rendering

The Chandler City Council approved the Planned Area Development (PAD) zoning request and site plan approval for Chandler Airport Center on Oct. 23, a general industrial park at the SWC of Germann and Cooper roads in Chandler. Meritex Chandler, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Minneapolis based Meritex, will develop Chandler Airport Center in association… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Halloween Cocktails Edition

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Keep your Halloween bash’s libations in good, haunted spirits with the following recipes provided by RA Sushi, Sapporo and  and STILLHOUSE Moonshine. Cast a spell with one of RA Sushi’s Potent Potions, such as: • Witches Brew (single $9/double $18): a bubbling blend of Southern Comfort, Amaretto Disaronno, cold sake, liqueurs and tropical juices. • Frozen Black Lagoon ($7) is… Read More →

In the Mix: Darlene Love, Duke Dumont, Citizen Cope

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Citizen Cope @ The Marque Citizen Cope, Clarence Greenwood, started out as the DJ for hip hop group Basehead, but now records under his own label and is an American songwriter and performer. He released three albums starting in 2004 with his first self-titled album and “Every Waking Moment” debuted at No. 69 on the… Read More →

House of Comedy Pre-Show Q&A with Michael Malone

Michael Malone, Photo Credit-Natalie Walker

  The Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A series give you 10 questions of insight into your favorite comedians’ minds.   Comedian Michael Malone’s introduction to comedy included listening to a Richard Pryor album on an old record player as a kid. Decades later, Malone is scheduled to release his next album through Pryor’s label. Malone… Read More →

Haunted Ballet gives ‘Swan Lake’ spooky twist

Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona is kicking off Halloween weekend and the start of their season with a spooky twist to its performance of the classic ballet “Swan Lake.” Bringing “Swan Lake” back to Ballet Arizona for the first time since 2009, the dancers will perform the ballet in their traditional costumes, but the “normal clothing” rule does not apply… Read More →

Multifamily lending update: Quality over quantity

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By Charlie Williams, Senior vice president, Berkadia   What do developers and investors have to be able to show lenders to improve their odds of getting financed? It is important that the major aspects of the developer’s business plan are viable and supportable. Lenders are not interested in relying on any assumption of a home run… Read More →

Things to Do: Halloween Edition

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You’ve been trick-or-treating for years. Don’t you think it’s time to mix things up? Try these events around the Valley for a little bit of a treat! 10/31: Life After Death Race II Bring your best Halloween costumes and best racing bicycles to Margaret T. Hance Park on Halloween night to participate in a festive… Read More →

GDC/RE founders move retail team to NGKF

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GDC/RE founders Joe Doucett and Tim Gunnink are bringing their team of retail specialists to Newmark Grubb Knight Frank‘s (NGKF) Phoenix office, where the number of real estate professionals has grown fourfold in the past two years. With nearly 25 years of real estate experience between them, Doucett and Gunnink will join the retail division of… Read More →