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Free country and latin dance lessons at Casino Arizona

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Casino Arizona offers a fun after-work event where locals and visitors can learn a few new steps. The Arizona Room Patio Grill, a restaurant and sports bar located within the casino, features free dance lessons every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tuesdays, the Arizona Room heats up with Latin Fire Dance Nights. Instruction begins at 6… Read More →

Papago Arroyo sells for $40.85M

Lee & Associates Arizona announced the three-office building leasehold sale of Papago Arroyo, 1255, 1275 and 1295 E. Washington St., Phoenix for $40,850,000. Combined, the buildings total 279,503 SF which calculates to $146.15 per SF. The cap rate was reported to be 7% based on first year NOI performance.   Lee & Associates’ Coppola-Cheney Group… Read More →

What employers need to know to prevent workplace violence

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Stories of workplace violence — from Mesa to Paris and just about every city in between — seem to be never ending. Which begs the question, “How can employers work to keep their workplaces safe?” While there are no ironclad solutions for preventing all workplace violence, employers and employees alike can take a number of… Read More →

Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival returns

Arizona’s largest BBQ event is set to return to downtown Chandler on March 21, 2015 from noon – 10 p.m. Winner of Outstanding Event of the Year in 2012 and 2013 at the APS AzTEC Awards, the 2015 Great American Barbeque & Beer Festival will be bigger and better than ever with a newly expanded… Read More →

Sanctuary on Camelback hosts Easter festivities

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The Sanctuary experience is full of unexpected surprises, from catching sight of a hummingbird while dining on elements’ deck to finding a transformative moment in the meditation garden of the Sanctuary Spa. This Easter Sunday, April 5, hidden treasures will be plentiful at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, thanks to its annual Egg Hunt and delectable Easter feast by Executive Chef Beau… Read More →

SAAR announces commercial real estate event in April

The largest commercial real estate event in Scottsdale will
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For the past two years, hundreds of attendees have gathered for the Scottsdale Commercial Real Estate Summit. Attendees walked away with a knowledge of current and planned commercial developments in and around Scottsdale, as well as a better understanding of how commercial development both effects and is impacted by job growth, transportation issues, economic development,… Read More →

Autoline Industries announces site acquisition for new manufacturing facility

Autoline Industries, LLC, a manufacturer and distributor of high performance aftermarket automotive parts, announced plans for a new 70,000 square foot manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters at the northeast corner of Broadway Road and Country Club Drive in Mesa, Arizona.  “After carefully evaluating a number of prospective locations, Autoline Industries elected to purchase the site… Read More →

Cox funds Phoenix Children’s Hospital tech project

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital received a $200,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation. The grant will support the hospital’s “Connected Patient Project,” which provides customized patient care information on tablets. Phoenix Children’s Hospital uses Journey Boards as tools to help families of a sick child identify what they need to know before taking their child… Read More →

The Madness of March in the Workplace

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Over the course of the year, there are a lot of reasons to remind employers of potential pitfalls or the need for a workplace initiative: Avoid embarrassment and liability at the holiday party; harness New Year’s resolution to enroll employees in your wellness program; remind employees about harassment and the risks of dating a co-worker… Read More →

Scarlett Lanson brings artistry and style to beadwork

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“What is your proudest accomplishment?” Scarlett Lanson, otherwise known as “The Bead Maven,” was asked. She pursed her lips, pondered for a moment, and took a sip of her tea. She has won two International Swarovski Crystal Design Competitions, was named the youngest Contributing Editor at Beadwork Magazine, and is featured in various magazines, and… Read More →

AVANA Capital taps Matt Hunt as chief credit officer

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AVANA Capital has added a key new member to its team. Matthew Hunt, a known leader in SBA lending and a demonstrated risk manager, will join the AVANA Capital team this month. Hunt is coming to AVANA from Zions Bank in Utah, one of the top SBA 504 lenders in the country. He will help… Read More →

The art of a strong NCAA tournament bracket

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March 19, 2015 by in Blogs | Featured

9.2 quintillion. That’s the number of possible options for your NCAA tournament bracket. With a number that high, it’s no wonder no perfect bracket has ever been recorded. The closest anyone has ever gotten with a perfect bracket was in 2010. A 17-year-old autistic student out of Chicago, Alex Herrman, had his entire bracket correct… Read More →

Avnet recognized as ‘World’s Most Ethical Company’

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that it has been named a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the… Read More →

Mesa Airlines earns 3rd straight Diamond Award

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For the third consecutive year, Mesa Airlines’ Maintenance and Engineering Department has been awarded the Federal Aviation Administration’s prestigious Employer’s Diamond Award of Excellence. The Diamond Award is based on 100 percent participation of the company’s eligible aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) proactively completing a designated amount of initial and recurrent training during 2014. “We are… Read More →