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HSMAI member profile: Tiffany Nelson

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April 26, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing | Sports

Like most industries, hospitality took a hit during the economic downturn, but the Arizona travel industry started to recover in 2010 and pumped $18.3 billion in direct travel spending into Arizona’s economy in 2011. Helping fuel that economic engine is the Arizona chapter of the the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Az Business… Read More →

Suns cut ties with general manager

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The Phoenix Suns parted ways Monday with general manager Lance Blanks after the second-worst season in franchise history, the team said. “Lance has been a trusted friend and colleague,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “I thank him personally and professionally for his hard work on behalf of the Suns. We will continue… Read More →

Fulton Homes’ 3-Point Zone helps nonprofits

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April 19, 2013 by in Business News | Nonprofit | Sports

While Monday night was fan appreciation night for the Phoenix Suns, thanks to Fulton Homes the Youth Assistance Foundation and the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) will now divide up $46,000. It’s all part of the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program, a partnership between the Tempe-based homebuilder and the Phoenix… Read More →

Biking To Work – Who Needs A Car?

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April 16, 2013 by in Featured | Green | Infographics | Sports

Did you know that Americans collectively make 4 billion trips by bike each year, up from 1.7 billion in 2001? While driving is still most Americans’ primary means of getting to and from work every day, cycling is gaining ground as an option in more and more cities across the United States, and it’s not… Read More →

Four Peaks Makes Mark on Spring Training

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This Spring Training season, locally brewed Four Peaks craft beer made its way into the hands and hearts of baseball fans from across the globe—a big step for the Tempe-based company, whose clearly-stated mission is “to craft exceptional beer and be able to share it with good people.” Greg Ross, Director of Marketing at Four… Read More →

Cox introduces NCAA March Madness Live App

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March 19, 2013 by in Business News | Sports | Tech

The NCAA March Madness Live® app now offers Cox Communications’ customers free streaming, live coverage of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship when and where they want it at no additional charge across all tablets, smartphones and desktop computers using a broadband connection. NCAA March Madness Live® features social and interactive components to… Read More →

Small sports mean big business in Arizona

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March 18, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Sports

This month, Arizona’s Swimming Showcase is anticipated to draw 300 elite high school athletes — along with thousands of family members and fans — from more than a dozen different states to Mesa. The projected economic impact is more than $600,000 in direct visitor spending over the course of the two-day event.  And that’s just… Read More →

Sports Commission names new leader

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March 16, 2013 by in Business News | Legal | Sports

The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission (PRSC) has named Katie Brown as its new president and executive director. Brown joins PRSC after serving as secretary, general counsel and a member of the PRSC Executive Board for the last six months, and serving as a board member for the past two years. She is a licensed attorney… Read More →

First Job: Sean Currie

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March 12, 2013 by in Events | Featured | Nonprofit | Sports

Sean Currie is the executive director of Celebrity Fight Night, an annual gala that raises money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) at Barrow Neurological Institute. What was your first job? I was a promotions ball boy for the Phoenix Pride, a Major Indoor Soccer League professional team. I was only 15 years old… Read More →

Yankees’ GM supports TGen Research

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A top official of the New York Yankees whose father passed from pancreatic cancer has joined a prestigious national panel organized by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to fight this aggressive disease. Brian Cashman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the vaunted Yankees Major League Baseball franchise, has joined TGen’s National Advisory Council… Read More →

Salt River Fields Surpasses 1 Million In Attendance

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February 25, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) announced that Saturday’s sold out crowd of 11,576 pushed the total attendance at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick over the one-million mark since the complex opened in 2011. The shared facility between the D-backs and the Colorado Rockies, constructed in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, reached the… Read More →

The Art of Business and Golf

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February 18, 2013 by in Featured | Marketing | Sports

Fostering a business relationship, closing a deal, or establishing rapport with current clients sounds much better outside in the fresh air amidst rolling greens than in the boardroom, right? There’s no doubt that the golf course can serve as an extension of your business and can be incredibly beneficial both for your personal sanity and… Read More →

D-backs announce 2013 promotional schedule

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February 6, 2013 by in Featured | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the 2013 promotional schedule, which includes three bobbleheads, a Wade Miley Garden Gnome and more than a dozen additional promotional items throughout the season. Individual tickets for each of these games, including Opening Day on April 1 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, will go on sale on Mar. 4. Tickets… Read More →

Saguaro Scottsdale Is Giants’ Official Hotel

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February 3, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

Less than a half mile, depending on the route.  That’s the distance from Scottsdale Stadium to The Saguaro Scottsdale, the official spring training hotel of the World Champion San Francisco Giants. The Saguaro Scottsdale, a chic hotel in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, will be pouring bubbly for the legions of Bay Area fans… Read More →