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LA Fitness acquires 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Arizona


LA Fitness announced that it has acquired all 11 of the 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Arizona.  LA Fitness has been part of Arizona since 1993, and in an industry often associated with fad and fashion, it has steadily increased its presence by focusing on the one lifelong benefit valued by everyone: good health. All membership agreements acquired,… Read More →

NASCAR and UTI announce 10-year partnership

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Today at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, NASCAR and Universal Technical Institute (NYSE: UTI) announced a 10-year partnership extension, ensuring the official partner will continue providing training for students seeking employment in the motorsports and automotive services industries. The partnership was highlighted by the opening of UTI’s subsidiary school,… Read More →

Michael Phelps Swim School coming to Arizona

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps Swim School, LLC announced today a strategic affiliation with Pitchfork Aquatics, Inc.  As the first licensee of Michael Phelps Swimming methodology in Arizona, Pitchfork Aquatics brings the industry leading swim instruction methodology to Arizona State University.  “Pitchfork Aquatics is a non-profit entity that will provide the opportunity for anyone in the Phoenix community… Read More →

Dawn Rogers will lead 2017 Phoenix Final Four

Dawn Rogers

Longtime collegiate athletics administrator Dawn Rogers has been named Executive Director and CEO of the 2017 Phoenix NCAA Basketball Final Four. Rogers, former Senior Associate Athletic Director at Arizona State University, was selected by the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), which will work with the NCAA to execute the Final Four, set for April 1 and… Read More →

Popular daily fantasy league sites restricted in Arizona

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After six years of playing fantasy football with out-of-state relatives, Amber Salisbury was excited when her brother in Texas invited her to play FanDuel, a daily fantasy sports website offering cash prizes. “I thought it was a fun way to make small bets and the possibility of getting a payout is better than not getting… Read More →

Arizona Education IMPACT Forum features elite leaders

Chandler Chamber of Commerce and Alliance Bank of Arizona, in partnership with The Arizona Republic, announce the 5th Annual Arizona Education IMPACT Forum 2015 to be held October 19th from 8 to 11a.m. at the Chandler Center for Performing Arts. The public is encouraged to attend. Participants include thought leaders from Intel Corporation, Avnet, Inc.,… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open advances sustainability

Waste Management

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the Company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results at the “Greenest Show on Grass” amid a record… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015


Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

Mountainside Fitness grows with Glendale gym


The “friendliest gym in town” and the largest locally owned health club in Arizona, Mountainside Fitness is expanding and opening its 12th location near the Loop 101 and 75th Avenue in Glendale in early November. Join Mountainside Fitness at Arrowhead for an Open House Preview Party on Saturday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 4… Read More →

12 finalists selected for Scottsdale Chamber’s Sterling Awards  Elnur Amikishiyev

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2015 Sterling Awards, recognizing local companies that have demonstrated excellence, innovation and community stewardship. Bryce Lloyd, Chamber Board Chair said, “There is nothing like the Sterling Awards, both in stature and event presentation. Companies are always honored to be finalists and learn so… Read More →

TGen, Riddell, ASU football study brain injuries

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Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, has began the third year of a study to advance concussion detection and treatment with the Pac-12’s Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program. Researchers are working to identify biomarkers released from… Read More →

Cactus League has $809M economic impact on Arizona


Spring training baseball has become a driving force in Arizona’s economy according to a pair of studies released today by Governor Doug Ducey and members of the non-profit Cactus League Baseball Association. The studies, conducted earlier this year, estimate spring training teams and the ballparks they play in now annually generate more than $809 million… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Maracay Homes breaks ground on Vistoso Swim Park


Construction has begun on a new swim park and pool building located in the heart of Maracay Homes’ Center Pointe Vistoso, a 122-acre collection of five distinct neighborhoods emerging on one of the final  – and best – remaining parcels in Tucson’s Rancho Vistoso master-planned community. Center Pointe Vistoso is slated to open in early 2016. Destined to become the… Read More →