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Mile High Brew Fest + things to do this week

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8/16: Phoenix Mercury vs. Los Angeles Sparks The Phoenix Mercury have had a hell of a season. It celebrated the second-longest winning streak (16 games) in WNBA history and will go head-to-head with the team that still holds the record (18 games in 2001) in their last home game before the WNBA playoffs begin on… Read More →

Glendale arena may change to Gila River Arena

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Arizona Coyotes Co-Owner, President and CEO Anthony LeBlanc announced today that the Coyotes and Arizona-based Gila River Casinos have agreed to terms on a nine-year partnership agreement that includes the naming rights for Glendale Arena. The agreement is pending approval from Glendale City Council on September 9. If approved, the new name of the venue… Read More →

PHXFW 2014: Meet emerging designer Delora Fuglem of Kismit

Kismet's Delora Fuglem designs “ultrachic fashion for the fearless woman.”

The seventh annual Phoenix Fashion Week (PHXFW) is just around the corner and with increasingly large stilettos to fill. Last year, the event topped its previous attendance record with more than 6,000 fashionistas flocking to Scottsdale, Ariz., to see fledging brands and established designers’ fall collections. Phoenix Fashion Week, which also hosts seminars with industry… Read More →

Anixter commits early to Airport I-10 spec development

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Wentworth Property Company/Clarion Partners and the Phoenix office of JLL have secured a benchmark 63,000-square-foot tenant lease commitment this week at Airport I-10 Business Park—one of the largest Sky Harbor Airport-area speculative industrial developments in Phoenix history. The lease, made by Illinois-based Anixter International, Inc., fills almost half of Airport I-10’s “Building E” months before anticipated shell construction… Read More →

Age-proof your workout through functional fitness

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Fitness isn’t just about getting in shape and looking good, it is about staying functional throughout your life – feeling healthy, active and independent. As people get older, they become more sedentary, said Steve Feyrer-Melk, Director of Patient Wellness at Optimal Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center. “You are getting older and your body needs… Read More →

Glendale OKs casino near Westgate

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After months of diligent negotiation, the Tohono O’odham Nation and the City of Glendale have finalized an agreement ensuring that the West Valley Resort project provides significant mutual benefits to both communities for years to come. In taking this step, the City of Glendale confirms its full support of the Nation’s project, which will include… Read More →

5 Tips To Turn a Bad Customer Into a Good Customer

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A successful business cannot be considered a success without the support of a good customer. How you treat your customers, especially if you own a service-oriented business, can make the difference between a loyal returning customer who will become an ambassador for your business and a lost opportunity or a negative influence for your company… Read More →

Arizona Executives Don’t Vacation Without Smartphone

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BMO Harris Bank released a study today that found that most business owners and executives in Arizona do not truly “get away from it all” when it comes to vacationing. Seventy-three percent of the respondents admit to checking their work emails during their time off; albeit 11 percent lower than the national average. “Gadgets such… Read More →

Road creates easier trip to Skywalk at Grand Canyon

CORRECTION Grand Canyon Skywalk Road

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe held a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Crews recently paved the final 9-mile stretch of dirt and gravel road that had tour operators complaining of broken windows, flat tires, missing hubcaps and dust. Motorists now… Read More →

Solar and Other Ways to Save on Electricity Bills

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In 2013, Arizona earned a new nickname -“the solar state”- by participating in heated debates regarding net metering and the growing solar electric industry. As expected, the utility companies put up a fight, which resulted in a minor victory allowing them to charge a small fee on new residential solar electric installations. But the power… Read More →

NLRB puts thousands of small businesses, franchises at risk

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Need convincing that the National Labor Relations Board is an agency in desperate need of a management change? The NLRB, which ostensibly is charged with protecting workers’ rights and remedying unfair labor practices, has morphed into an arm of organized labor. Consider the board’s hit parade of the last few years: There was the case… Read More →

Jonathan Adler to open first Arizona store Aug. 22

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Jonathan Adler is pleased to announce the addition of an Arizona store to its retail portfolio. Jonathan Adler Biltmore Fashion Park is slated to open August 22nd.  It will be the brand’s 27th boutique and its first in Arizona. The new store features about 2,900 square feet of selling space and will be the fourth… Read More →

WGM earns Microsoft ‘Champions’ award

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WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, was recognized by Microsoft as a “Small to Midsized Business Champion” at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The Microsoft U.S. SMB Champions Club recognizes top performing partners that deliver cloud-based IT services and solutions to small and midsized business (SMB) customers. To earn… Read More →

Lake Mead’s low water levels may impact Arizona

Lake Mead's water level is at its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.

Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest. Marina operators, water managers and farmers are closely tracking the reservoir’s water level, which is already at its lowest point since Hoover… Read More →