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Alcoholic’s recovery sparks Arizona fashion line

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Stephen and Nick Polando were in a parking garage on Mill Avenue one night in 2009. They decided to race each other, displaying their competitiveness as brothers. Nick, the younger of the two at 22 years old, won the race. Stephen, 25, was devastated and immediately blamed it on his struggles with alcoholism. “It hits… Read More →

Sundt completes runway replacement on Minot Air Force base

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Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) recently completed the $33 million runway replacement project at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota. Commemorating the achievement, the U.S. Air Force hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the airfield on Sept. 29, 2014. The design-bid-build, heavy civil construction project was completed in just six months while the base remained… Read More →

Bryan’s Black Mountain BBQ chef announces expansion of hours, location

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It was only a matter of time before the BBQ force that is Chef Bryan Dooley expanded his brand in hours, size and products.  Bryan Dooley’s Black Mountain Barbecue will begin an expansion by adding Sunday to the daily roster, opening Tuesday through Sunday. The new hours will begin Nov. 2 through May 31, 2015  adding to the… Read More →

The value-add play in Phoenix’s multifamily market

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By:  Steve Jaffe, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, BH Properties   During the most recent Great Recession, Phoenix saw property values drastically decrease and apartment owners lose tenants due to lost jobs. The domino effect resulted in owners dropping rents to maintain occupancy, which, in turn, caused them to lose out on money they would… Read More →

5 Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise

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A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma.  So what is the correct way to ask for a raise? Jacqueline Whitmore is an internationally recognized etiquette… Read More →

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles to open in Gilbert Dec. 1

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You will soon be able to toast your friends, family and favorite soul food at the Scottsdale and Gilbert locations of Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, constructed by LGE Design Build. Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles in Scottsdale, 3133 N. Scottsdale Road, recently hosted its grand opening. LGE Design Build constructed the 5,400-square-foot location, just a quarter… Read More →

GoDaddy, Spree Launch GoDaddy’s Online Store

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, and Spree Commerce, the company powering the technology behind the best storefronts, today announced the GoDaddy Online Store product is ready for public launch. With Spree technology supporting the backend, this new GoDaddy offering will make it truly simple for small businesses worldwide to start… Read More →

Arizona Science Center hosts energy expo

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Over the next several years, the utility industry expects to lose about 50 percent of its workforce to attrition. In an effort to build a sustainable pipeline of skilled, career-focused workers, the Arizona Sun Corridor- Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) will host the first Arizona Get Into Energy Education Expo at Arizona Science Center in… Read More →

Survey: Phoenix Commercial Real Estate in Recovery

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It’s shaky, but improving. Experts say the Phoenix-area commercial real estate market is now officially in a slow recovery mode. A full 100 percent of the real estate brokers participating in a quarterly survey by the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University indicate they feel “optimistic,” and 84 percent believe the… Read More →

GPEC honors Stanton’s development efforts

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Mayor Greg Stanton was honored by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) with its Outstanding Regional Contribution award for his continuing efforts to promote regional economic development a priority. “Mayor Stanton has been a tremendous advocate for the greater Phoenix region, and an active voice at the economic development table,” said GPEC President and CEO… Read More →

Investment company buys Eastpoint Business Center

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Cassidy Turley announced the $6.5 million ($84.08/psf) sale of Eastpoint Business Center located at 3191 N. Washington Street in Chandler, Ariz. Privately held investment management company AICI (El Segundo, CA) purchased the 77,303 square foot property from Dalfen America Corp. of Westmount, Quebec, Canada. Cassidy Turley’s Senior Managing Directors Bob Buckley, Tracy Cartledge and Steve… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Announces Hall of Fame Members

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Two technology mavens and a prominent professor focused on improving our health care will be honored for their accomplishments this month. The three alums will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame at Arizona State University on Oct. 30. Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the… Read More →

Sundt Construction completes Coyote Center in Chandler

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Sundt Construction, Inc. (www.sundt.com) recently completed the $28.6 million Coyote Center at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Pecos Campus in Chandler, Arizona. In celebration of the multi-purpose facility’s grand opening, city officials came together for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 24 to announce the achievement. Serving as a gathering place for the community and a gateway to… Read More →

iPhone glass manufacturer wants to close Mesa plant

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A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. In a bankruptcy court filing Friday, the company… Read More →