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Banner Health, UA health merger approved

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The biggest healthcare deal of the year is official. The state Board of Regent approved the $1 billion merger of the University of Arizona’s health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents’ decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon meeting in Tucson. The board voted last… Read More →

3-day Arizona Indian Festival opens

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The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association, in conjunction with the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, presents the Arizona Indian Festival, a celebration of Arizona’s 22 Indigenous tribes. Native American tribes of Arizona will share their traditional artistry, songs and dances during the 2015 Arizona Indian Festival, the week of the Big Game at Scottsdale Civic… Read More →

10 Valley restaurants’ special menus on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year. Looking for a restaurant to celebrate? Here’s a list of 10 Valley restaurants to do such the thing. Reservations are recommended. (This is part one of a two-part series.) Scottsdale “Pair of bubbles”  Valentine’s Day at TAGGIA 2015 Taggia at FireSky Resort & Spa, a… Read More →

Healthy snacks for the big game this weekend

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Thousands of football fans will descend upon Phoenix this week for the Super Bowl, but what about locals who plan to skip the fury and watch the game from home?  When it comes to the big game, the battle for best snacks gets as much hype as the competition on the field.  Whole Foods Market… Read More →

Arizona Office of Tourism launches travel app

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Thanks to the release of a new app, people seeking information on Arizona’s travel industry can now access data quickly and easily on their smart phone or iPad. The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is the first state travel office in the United States to launch an app of this kind – one that provides… Read More →

Super Bowl betting poses dangers in the workplace

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So you ask what does the Super Bowl have to do with the American workplace, except for lost productivity at the water cooler the Monday after the Big Game? Why, the Super Bowl is quite possibly the best reminder about the dangers of betting in the workplace. Since the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots… Read More →

Washington Business Park sells for $11.15M

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CBRE has completed the sale of Washington Business Park located at 5324-5330 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. The ±139,196-square-foot, four-building business park commanded a sale price of $11.15 million. Barry Gabel and Chris Marchildon with CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, BREOF AIP Phoenix, LLC of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The buyer was Scottsdale-based CAM-10, LLC,… Read More →

Cox offers free WiFi during Super Bowl

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January 28, 2015 by in Business News | Featured | Tech

Cox Communications will open up their more than 1,200 Valley wide hotspots to the public for free during the Super Bowl XLIX week and will be adding additional temporary hotspots to high traffic areas to help keep Valley residents and tourists connected. In addition to the existing Cox WiFi hotspots located throughout the Valley, in places like… Read More →

Spectator tips for WM Phoenix Open

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After hosting the Waste Management Phoenix Open over many years, the Thunderbirds have developed a few key spectator tips they think will help you enjoy “the greatest show on grass” even more. The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open will be held at TPC Scottsdale from January 26 to February 1, 2015. The Waste Management Phoenix Open is the best-attended… Read More →

NB|AZ will air ‘Elevate AZ’ Super Bowl ad

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In an effort to promote Arizona and the businesses that impact its communities and citizens, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the airing of its official “Elevate AZ” commercial during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. The commercial is a key portion of NB|AZ’s “Elevate AZ” campaign and will feature three Arizona businesses and two… Read More →

Here’s a guide to Super Bowl Central

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Super Bowl XLIX is Arizona’s third Super Bowl in 19 years. This year’s Super Bowl is expected to drive in much needed revenue to Phoenix. With fans traveling from across the country to watch the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots battle for the championship. The Super Bowl events got kicked off in downtown Phoenix… Read More →

AZRE Magazine January/February 2015

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January 27, 2015 by in Archives | AZRE Magazine | Featured

Sitting Bulls Arizona’s recovery is a bit hyperopic, compared with other states. However, the resounding chorus of industry experts reveal 2015 holds more of the same, but better! That particular phrasing is from an interview with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank’s Pete Bolton, but the sentiment is the broken record we have been listening to for… Read More →

West-MEC Southwest Campus to break ground Feb. 6

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McCarthy Building Companies recently began a $50 million new construction project, including site plan and infrastructure layout, for Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in conjunction with architect DLR Group. The West-MEC Southwest Campus project, which will be located at I-10 and Verrado Way in Buckeye, Ariz., will eventually serve 650 students in 12 to 14 different programs (including… Read More →

FirstBank tackles ‘Deflate-Gate’ with billboard

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A local bank is using a little humor around a recent incident to promote their expanding home loan business in Arizona. Yesterday, FirstBank, which operates 15 branches in the Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, put up a billboard within a mile of University of Phoenix Stadium — where the New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks… Read More →