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Jim Nantz named an honorary Thunderbird

Jim Nantz

Emmy-Award winning CBS Sports commentator Jim Nantz was made an Honorary Thunderbird at a special induction ceremony held at Camelback Inn prior to the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community Tee-Off Luncheon. Nantz joins a select group of 34 other individuals who have been named Honorary Thunderbirds in the organization’s history,… Read More →

Troon completes acquisition of CaddieMaster

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Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, announces the company’s acquisition of CaddieMaster,® golf’s leading provider of caddie services. The acquisition brings together two influential companies that have been elevating the golf experience around the world for more than two decades. CaddieMaster joins the Troon portfolio of companies and will continue… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open named best tourney

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The Waste Management Phoenix Open was honored by the PGA TOUR as the “PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year” for the 2014-15 season at the TOUR’s Tournament Meetings on December 3. The event also earned two additional awards including “Best Title Sponsor Integration” and “Best New Sales Product.” “On behalf of the PGA TOUR, I… Read More →

ASU student-athletes juggle school, sports

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Many American universities pride themselves on their beloved sports teams and their athletes. Intercollegiate athletics is what holds many campuses together, instilling traditions and discipline. College also comes with an extensive academic load – and let’s not forget – stressful social life. Finding a balance for student athletes involves juggling all three, which can extend… Read More →

NAU’s athletic training program expands to Phoenix

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A national shift in credentialing for athletic trainers finds Northern Arizona University well positioned for expansion at its Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The master of athletic training program on NAU’s Flagstaff campus will graduate its first cohort in May 2016, and in July the Phoenix campus will welcome its first entering class. “The discussion started many… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community sponsors Phoenix Open

Waste Management Phoenix Open

Waste Management Phoenix Open hosts, The Thunderbirds, announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community has signed on as the local Presenting Sponsor of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, starting with the 2016 tournament, which will be played Feb. 1-7 at TPC Scottsdale. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is the first local Presenting Sponsor in the history of… Read More →

LA Fitness acquires 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Arizona

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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

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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

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Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday September 10, 2015 to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az… Read More →