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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 →

SunRidge Canyon Golf Club opens Jim McLean Performance Center

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January 24, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

SunRidge Canyon Golf Club announced today the opening of the new Jim McLean Performance Center, a 1,600 sq. ft. structure located on the club’s practice tee occupied by Hot Stix Golf and Jim McLean Golf School.  The building offers two hitting bays: one completely enclosed and climate controlled that opens to the practice range via… Read More →

Sporting events pump billions into Arizona economy

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January 20, 2013 by in Featured | Sports

If you build it, they will come. We did. And they have. Over the last decade, the Valley has added Jobing.com Arena, University of Phoenix Stadium, built new spring training facilities, upgraded old ones and visiting sports fans have responded by pumping billions of dollars annually into the economy. And when the Super Bowl returns… Read More →

Suns part ways with Gentry

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January 18, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

The Phoenix Suns say the team and coach Alvin Gentry have “mutually agreed to part ways.” Gentry had coached the Suns since replacing the fired Terry Porter at the All-Star break of the 2008-09 season, compiling a 158-144 record. His 2010 squad, led by Steve Nash, went 54-28 and advanced to the Western Conference finals.… Read More →

Runners pour into Valley for marathon

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January 16, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

With ideal weather forecast and more than 25,000 participants itching to lace up their Nikes, the 10th annual P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon looms this weekend. Thousands of runners, cyclists and even occasional weekend joggers will gather Sunday for the  yearly affair. Throughout its 10 years, the event has been… Read More →

Jack Nicklaus, Boccieri Golf Partner to Launch Secret Grip

Jack Nicklaus Boccieri Golf Secret Grip
January 9, 2013 by in Business News | Sports

Boccieri Golf, maker of award-wining equipment such as the Tour-proven Heavy Putter, has tapped Jack Nicklaus to help launch the Secret Grip, a patented technological breakthrough that allows players to easily back-weight their clubs, similar to the way Nicklaus did during his career while winning 73 PGA Tour titles, including a record 18 professional major… Read More →