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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 →

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 →

Scottsdale CVB Wraps Spring Training promotion

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February 2, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

In an effort to bolster leisure traffic to Scottsdale this spring training season,  the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a variety of targeted ad campaigns in its top feeder markets including Denver and San Francisco. Following the launch of the warm-weather campaign, which featured wrapping three New York subways, the bureau has unveiled… Read More →

Derrick Hall talks business strategy

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January 30, 2013 by in Featured | Sports

Derrick Hall, president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks, talked about change and growth recently at W. P. Carey’s Economics Club of Phoenix luncheon at the Camelback Golf Club. The Club meets monthly to hear from CEOs and prominent businessmen regarding job growth, finance and management. This business-networking mecca is an excellent place to get… Read More →

Popular Camelback trail closed for work

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January 28, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

A trail to the summit of Camelback Mountain is closed until next fall to provide time for renovations to the parking lot and reconstruction of parts of the popular hiking route. Since there is only limited street parking at Camelback Mountain’s Cholla trailhead, Phoenix parks officials are encouraging hikers to explore the city’s other mountains.… Read More →

An open letter to Phil Mickelson

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January 26, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Sports

Dear Phil, I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home. Though my time playing golf is usually limited to courses where… Read More →