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Phoenix Chamber honors winners of 2015 IMPACT Awards


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 28th annual IMPACT Awards today, with Pinnacle Transplant Technologies and Goodwill of Central Arizona earning accolades as the 2015 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community.… Read More →

Roosevelt Row unites locals for Arizona Gives Day


To promote arts and culture in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) is hosting a unique community celebration event on April 7th as part of Arizona Gives Day, the single-largest day of online giving in the state of Arizona. Roosevelt Row CDC proudly exists because of its residents and supporters who invest energy… Read More →

Cox offers free WiFi during Super Bowl

January 28, 2015 by in Business News | Featured | Tech

Cox Communications will open up their more than 1,200 Valley wide hotspots to the public for free during the Super Bowl XLIX week and will be adding additional temporary hotspots to high traffic areas to help keep Valley residents and tourists connected. In addition to the existing Cox WiFi hotspots located throughout the Valley, in places like… Read More →

ASU professors named to Academy of Inventors

Chandler Innovation Center

Arizona State University professors Stuart Lindsay and Michael Kozicki have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to the academy’s fellow status is a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made an impact on… Read More →

Harmon Solar Making a Solar Power Impact in Rural Arizona

Cottonwood School Solar System

Driving around the Valley, it’s hard to miss all of the solar panel installations that are taking place at many of the schools around town. What you probably haven’t noticed is this same type of activity is also happening at schools in more rural parts of the state. Through APS’ Solar for Schools and Government… Read More →

Financial Experts Applaud Financial Literacy Law


Arizona has joined 24 other states in passing Senate Bill 1449, which requires schools to teach financial literacy in a K-12 setting. It comes after a report from the Center for Financial Literacy, which gave Arizona a “B” for its efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools. “The new law has tremendous value in… Read More →

Medicaid Expansion Helps Hospitals’ Financial Health


Now that the debate over Medicaid expansion and restoration is over and the issue has moved from the political arena to the medical arena, hospitals are already starting to see an impact. “Our self-pay has been declining since Medicaid expansion took effect,” said David Covert, chief operating officer, Western Division, IASIS Healthcare, and CEO for… Read More →

Is Phoenix-based PetSmart for sale?

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Bowing to pressure from investors, Phoenix-based PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain said that it will weigh “strategic alternatives” after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management and hedge fund Jana Partners have both called on PetSmart to… Read More →

USI Insurance acquires Webb & Greer


USI Insurance Services, based in Valhalla, N.Y., announced today the closing of the acquisition of Webb & Greer Insurance Agency, Inc., based in Tempe, Ariz. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1995, Webb & Greer provides personalized, value-added commercial property and liability insurance programs in the Phoenix metropolitan area and throughout the… Read More →

2014 Ranking Arizona Platinum Hall of Fame Inductees


On April 03, the 2014 Best of the Best Awards celebration was held at The Venue of Scottsdale where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with. Congratulations to the 2014 Ranking Arizona Platinum Hall of Fame inductees: Brycon Construction Category: Manufacturing/Technology: Cleanroom Design Principal(s): Bryant W.… Read More →

Bill would make corporate tax credits public information

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February 19, 2014 by in Business News | Featured

A House committee has approved a bill that would make some tax credits claimed by corporations public information. House Bill 2586 would require the state Department of Revenue to submit an annual report detailing the names of companies who get corporate credits of $5,000 or more and to make that report public. Republican bill sponsor… Read More →

Phoenix-area Housing Market Officially in Slowdown

Expect those big price increases we’ve seen for Phoenix-area homes to slow down, possibly even stop or reverse a little this year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University predicts two-plus years of large gains to come to an end in 2014. The latest data for Maricopa… Read More →

Was Dumb Starbucks Smart?

Nathan Fielder
February 17, 2014 by in Business News | Featured | Legal

Comedian Nathan Fielder created a media stir, and long lines, when he opened a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks. The establishment was quickly closed down for not having a permit. In the short time that the shop was open, legal commentators everywhere speculated about whether Starbucks would sue for trademark infringement, and if it did,… Read More →

Business Customers Rank SRP Highest in West

February 13, 2014 by in Business News | Energy

In a report issued today by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the fourth time in five years. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction index is 713 out of a possible 1,000 points in the 2014 Electric Utility Business Customer… Read More →