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Renovation transforms iconic Arizona Biltmore

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November 14, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

The legendary Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort has completed a major renovation that has significantly enhanced the guest experience and restored the iconic property’s competitive position in the Phoenix/Scottsdale luxury resort marketplace. The multi-million-dollar renovation has created modern, refined accommodations and public spaces while preserving the historic architecture and design that distinguish the grand… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

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Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

Bill Gates Visits Rio Salado College

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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and other leaders from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation visited Rio Salado College on Thursday, Nov. 6 for a progress report on a student success program called RioAchieve, which is being developed by the college and supported by the foundation. Maricopa… Read More →

The Plaza Companies hires four employees

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November 13, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | In The Spotlight

The Plaza Companies, which inked a total of approximately $12.4 million in leases as of the third quarter of 2014 and added an additional 400KSF of property to the portfolio, took steps recently to expand its team with four new hires. John Trusiak is joining the Plaza leasing team. Trusiak, a current Arizona State University student, comes to Plaza from Applied Microarrays… Read More →

Cox launches Phoenix WiFi hotspots

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At today’s city of Phoenix Technology Summit, Councilman Bill Gates shared that Cox Communications has activated more than 500 city-wide Cox WiFi hotspots in the valley for Cox High Speed Internet customers and visitors to the valley who are cable internet customers in other areas of the country. The Cox WiFi hotspots are located in… Read More →

8 Banner Health hospitals earn safety recognition

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Eight Banner Health hospitals received top grades (A’s and B’s) for patient safety, an independent watchdog organization announced Wednesday. Four Banner Health hospitals, two in Arizona and a pair in Colorado, earned “A” scores while four additional Arizona hospitals received “B” scores. Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun… Read More →

Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on Equality Index

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For the second straight year, the City of Phoenix has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal equality index (MEI), which measures how supportive U.S. communities are of the gay and lesbian community. Last year, Phoenix was one of the most improved cities in the nation and became the first… Read More →

The Pie Social, Jay Mohr + things to do this weekend

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11/13: Third Annual Fall for the Arts ArtWalk 50 local galleries are participating in the third annual fall event to showcase some artwork, exhibition openings and live auctions. The summer exhibitions are ending to make way for a new season with new artwork, and the walk will feature the new art along with some artist… Read More →

Zenefits will create 1,300 Jobs at new Scottsdale office

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Today the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was joined by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Maricopa County and the City of Scottsdale in welcoming Zenefits to the Greater Phoenix region. Zenefits, the free, cloud-based human resources technology company that automates and eliminates time-consuming paperwork for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today plans to create over 1,300 new… Read More →

Scottsdale CVB showcases golf destinations

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The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau continues to promote Scottsdale as “The World’s Finest Golf Destination” with a redesigned golf website. A fresh look, responsive design and a new URL, ExperienceScottsdaleGolf.com, have refreshed the golf campaign that promotes the destination to one of Scottsdale’s most valuable visitors – the golf visitor. These visitors typically travel… Read More →

In the Mix: Tegan and Sara, Say Anything, KC and the Sunshine Band

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November 12, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured

KC and the Sunshine Band @ The Salt River Ballroom at the Talking Stick Resort Formed in the 1970s, KC and the Sunshine Band’s music has survived the test of time as their music is still played around the world. Harry Wayne Casey (KC) started the band by being backed up by studio musicians form… Read More →

House of Comedy pre-show Q-and-A with Andrew Norelli

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November 12, 2014 by in Blogs | Featured | Lifestyle

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 Andrew Norelli got his start doing impressions of family members as a kid. He’s gone on to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and appearances on Comedy Central specials.… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Market in Low Gear Until Next Year

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The Phoenix-area housing market is unlikely to see a significant boost until next year. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of the new report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of September: • The median single-family-home sales price… Read More →

Arizona Women Confident They Can Manage Finances

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A new study released today by BMO Private Bank has found that 88 percent of women in Arizona are confident in their ability to manage their finances if something were to happen to their spouse. The study found that, in the event of divorce or the death or the incapacitation of their spouse: Seventy-seven percent… Read More →