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Goodyear Wins National Financial Reporting Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada again awarded the city of Goodyear the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2013. The award was announced this month and is the highest form of… Read More →

NJOY Raises More Than $70 Million

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NJOY, the world’s leading independent electronic cigarette company, today announced that it has completed another successful private fundraising round attracting more than $70 million in capital. The round was led by Brookside Capital along with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, investing on behalf of mutual funds and other pooled vehicles for which it acts as investment… Read More →

Grant Thornton offers tax season filing tips

Taxes are one of two certainties in life, but how much you owe can depend greatly on your preparedness and your planning, according to Grant Thornton LLP. For business owners, you not only have your returns and your family’s returns to worry about, you also have complex business tax provisions to consider. 2013 marked the… Read More →

Goodyear earns award for fiscal responsibility

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For the 13th straight year, the city of Goodyear won the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association, highlighting the city’s long-standing methods of fiscal responsibility. It also marks the 18th time overall that Goodyear has won the GFOA award. Goodyear Finance Director Larry Lange accepted the award for the city. “It’s… Read More →

Nessler Earns Arizona Construction Pioneer Award

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The Valley of the Sun Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) named Ken Nessler of Sun Valley Masonry the 2014 Arizona Construction Pioneer Award Winner. Each year, CFMA honors an individual that has made significant contributions to the construction industry and the community. As vice president of Sun Valley Masonry, Nessler was selected for the Pioneer… Read More →

Small business tips for the New Year

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Organization is the key to success, so as the calendar starts fresh so should your business habits. Start your New Year off right by getting your business organized. Here are some tips to help you get a firm grip on your finances. Organize your finances: Set aside 15 minutes per week, the equivalent of one Facebook… Read More →

Young Men Most Likely to Give Charitable Gift

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November 9, 2013 by in Finance | Nonprofit

Headlines this year have not been kind to young men – often tagged as selfish Millennials, significantly more likely to still live with mom and dad, less likely than women to be enrolled in U.S. colleges – but a new holiday giving survey from World Vision shows that men ages 18-34 are in fact the… Read More →

Equity Crowdfunding Rules Approved by SEC

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October 23, 2013 by in Business News | Finance | Legal | Tech

Although delayed for nearly a year, today the Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously approved the release of proposed equity crowdfunding rules. The proposed rules have been published and are available on the SEC website for public comments. The rules are part of the implementation of The JOBS Act, a 2012 law which legalized the opportunity… Read More →

Study: Young Credit Card Users Are MORE Responsible

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If you think young people don’t know how to manage money and pay down their credit cards, then you should think again. A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond shows young borrowers – 18 to 25 years old — are… Read More →

Panel Discusses Private Equity Investment in Arizona

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The Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona will feature a fascinating look at private equity investment in Arizona and beyond at its Monthly Breakfast on October 8. The event will feature a panel of four highly regarded experts in the private equity field, who will provide an update on the latest trends in private equity investment in… Read More →

5 Tips To Get The Best Mortgage Rate

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September 19, 2013 by in Banking | Featured | Finance | Real Estate

No. 1: Establish a baseline. Call a lender and have your credit pulled. Do a full application and establish what you can and should be borrowing. No. 2: Contact a mix of financial institutions and do it all on the same day. Interest rates fluctuate constantly for a variety of reasons, including the occasional promotion… Read More →

The Impact of Market Influences

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September 15, 2013 by in Columnist Spotlight | Finance

Many investors often question what influences the markets and what influences are most critical to pay attention to. There is no easy answer because there are several factors that can manipulate the markets and no one particular factor controls the direction. It’s a combination of several influences such as corporate performance, government- monetary policy, geopolitics,… Read More →

Miller/Russell & Associates Gains 4 New Partners

September 13, 2013 by in Business News | Finance

Miller/Russell & Associates, one of the leading independent investment advisers in the Southwest, announced today that four key executives have been made partners of the firm. Miller/Russell & Associates moved to an independent, partner-ownership model in 2012 to create a long-term internal succession plan that would preserve the firm for future generations. “We are thrilled… Read More →

Miller/Russell & Associates Gains 4 New Partners

September 13, 2013 by in Business News | Finance

Miller/Russell & Associates, one of the leading independent investment advisers in the Southwest, announced today that four key executives have been made partners of the firm. Miller/Russell & Associates moved to an independent, partner-ownership model in 2012 to create a long-term internal succession plan that would preserve the firm for future generations. “We are thrilled… Read More →