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Super-sized Super Bowl countdown clock unveiled

From left: SPIKE, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee mascot; Councilman Bill Gates, City of Phoenix; Councilman Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix; Jim Hughes, First Solar, Inc. CEO; and David Rousseau, Chairman, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee.

To build on the growing momentum and anticipation of Super Bowl XLIX the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and First Solar, Inc. unveiled the First Solar Countdown Clock in downtown Phoenix this morning. Over the next 60 days, the technologically advanced clock will provide the countdown to kick-off and keep fans “in the know” about… Read More →

US Airways Center will now be Talking Stick Resort Arena

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The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced today that US Airways Center — the home of the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Rattlers, as well as the Valley’s premier concert venue – is poised to take on a new name, Talking Stick Resort Arena, under an agreement reached between… Read More →

Troon acquires Honours Golf


Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, announced it has acquired Honours Golf, the premier golf management company in the Southeastern United States. Honours Golf currently manages 16 golf courses located across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina. The portfolio includes many exceptional golf courses designed by some of the most… Read More →

NB|AZ partners with Super Bowl Host Committee


The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces a new partnership with National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ). The partnership is a fully integrated program providing Official Sponsor designation, a custom media plan with traditional, digital and social elements, business development assets, as well as Presenting Partner status of the CEO Forum. The recently announced CEO Forum… Read More →

Phoenix gets 2017 Final Four tournament

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Let the March Madness begin. The 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament will be played in Phoenix, it was announced Friday. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Friday that Phoenix was among five cities selected from eight finalists to host the Final Four for the years 2017-2021. The Valley of the Sun will… Read More →

Phoenix Regional Sports Commission changes name

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Phoenix Regional Sports Commission Executive Director Alan Young announced today a new name for the organization that promotes and operates amateur sporting events in Arizona.  The organization will now be known as the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission. “Our mission is to enhance our communities through sports,” said Board Chairman Kemp Ellis.  “We feel that… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee aims to reach Hispanics


Urias Communications, a full service multicultural advertising and public relations agency was named Hispanic agency of record for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Urias Communications will be responsible for advertising, public relations and community engagement within Hispanic and other multicultural markets leading up to Super Bowl XLIX – 2015 in Arizona on February 1,… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl gets Vizio as new title sponsor


The Fiesta Bowl, one of the bowls that is part of the new College Football Playoff rotation, has a new title sponsor, according to’s Brett McMurphy. Electronics giant Vizio will sponsor the Fiesta Bowl. Vizio had sponsored the Rose Bowl for the previous four seasons. For the past 18 years, Tostitos had sponsored the… Read More →

Closing golf course may create steep tax bill


A statute intended to support Arizona golf courses could take its toll on Ahwatukee Lakes Golf Course owner Wilson Gee in the first situation of its kind by requiring him to pay 10 years of back taxes on the closed course, said David Boisvert, chief appraiser for the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office. Under the golf… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

Goran Dragic, Brandon Knight

If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes get new majority owner

Goldwater Institute - Phoenix Coyotes

An agreement is in place for the Arizona Coyotes to change owners for the second time in 14 months. The current owners insist selling a majority stake to Andrew Barroway will only strengthen the franchise’s ties to Arizona. IceArizona agreed Friday to sell a 51 percent stake to Barroway for $155 million, a deal that… Read More →

Topgolf Now Hiring for Second Arizona Location


Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it has begun hiring associates for its Gilbert location, set to open in December. Approximately 450 new jobs have been posted online at, and auditions will take place throughout the month of October. Available positions range from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance and guest services… Read More →

Could fantasy football land you in jail?

September 26, 2014 by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Legal | Sports

With football season here, fantasy leagues are scoring big with sports fans. But, what may throw many Arizonans for a loss is many sports fans’ favorite pastime can also be a crime. The multi-billion dollar fantasy sports industry is illegal in Arizona, creating potential legal risks and gray areas for fantasy sport enthusiasts. Since fantasy… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo


Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →