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Able Aerospace opens full-service maintenance center

Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed a significant expansion with the opening of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC). The AMC grows Able’s industry presence with a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrades and paint. Combined with Able’s already world-leading, on-site MRO and parts solutions… Read More →

7 traits top entrepreneurs should have

Entrepreneurs

In today’s world, it seems like everyone has an idea for the next big thing. The success of ABC’s Shark Tank has spurred new shows like West Texas Investors Club, Food Fortunes and The Profit – all showcasing entrepreneurs and their 10-minute pitch to land a million-dollar deal. Yes, some ideas are less than stellar,… Read More →

STEM professionals needed to fill teaching vacancies

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Rio Salado College is looking for STEM professionals to re-career as teachers to help Arizona schools meet major shortfalls. “The need for teachers in Arizona is greater than ever,” said Kim Tobey, Rio Salado’s Director of Community Partnerships and Programs. “Arizona has a particular need for science, math, special education and kindergarten teachers, especially in… Read More →

CyrusOne completes new data hall in Chandler

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Global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has completed construction of a new data hall on its data center campus in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler. The data hall added 36,000 colocation square feet (CSF) to the Chandler campus with 2 megawatts of power capacity. “Phoenix remains one of our fastest-growing markets, and with 57… Read More →

Avnet CEO steps down, expected Q4 earnings lowered

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced that William (“Bill”) J. Amelio, a member of Avnet’s Board of Directors, has been named as interim Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective immediately, as Rick Hamada steps down. Hamada will no longer be on Avnet’s board of directors either, and the technology distributor did not provide any reason for… Read More →

Arizona Transformational Leadership Program impacts execs

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Tools you can use right away; change that lasts a lifetime. This is what participants of the Arizona Transformational Leadership Program have gained. Eight executives recently completed the first cohort of the program, which included 11 days of training over a six-month period. Open to executives and senior leaders from all industries and areas, the… Read More →

Valley-based WiredUp Installation enters new markets

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WiredUp Installation, a Fountain Hills-based digital installation company, is expanding into Florida and California this year. The decision follows two installation contracts with a large-scale convenience store and donut shop chain in these coastal markets. The company will also expand existing relationships with a fitness center and small and big box retailers within both regions. “The… Read More →

Local tech company Swiftpage goes global

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Scottsdale’s Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, announced that Act! v18.1 is now available on subscription in Europe. Act! is a customer and contact manager program that helps businesses organize, and stay informed when speaking with customers. Customers now have the… Read More →

Rick Murray leaving ASBA for Scottsdale tech firm

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray, the Chief Executive Office of the Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) since 2012, has announced he will be leaving to take a senior level positon with Bolste, a Scottsdale-based technology company. “I have had the great honor to work with thousands of small businesses in Arizona and, hopefully, helped advance the economic development… Read More →

New Science Center chair hopes to draw more girls to STEM

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According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, women hold fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs. As the new chairman of the board for Arizona Science Center, Barbara Lockwood hopes to change that statistic, by inspiring young women and girls with her leadership. When asked how she plans to inspire Arizona young women and girls… Read More →

Space rocks: ASU team finds meteorites in remote Arizona desert

The largest of the fifteen meteorites next to a one-centimeter cube for scale. The black outer layer is called a “fusion crust” and forms when the outside melts as the objects hurtles through the atmosphere at high velocity. (Photo by Anna Copper/Cronkite News)

“The vault” is a climate-controlled room that sits behind three locked doors in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. Housed inside are fifteen charcoal-colored pebbles that collectively weigh less than a quarter of a pound. Make no mistake: these are no ordinary rocks. They are the remnants of a roughly… Read More →

Mother connects with 24-hour view of her preemie’s hospital stay

Ashlee Minton, mother of a child at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, speaks on her experience with the medical center over the last eight months. (Photo by Christopher West/Cronkite News)

Nurses sweep through narrow aisles in a dimly lit room, tending to tiny patients born prematurely or with problems. A mother is here for hours, watching her baby born 10 weeks too soon, touching the hands of her son to the beeps and buzzes of the machines that monitor her boy. Still, as much as… Read More →

Risk to children’s online safety rises in summer

Jamie Winterton, director of strategy for Arizona State University’s Global Security Initiative, is a mother of two young boys, ages 6 and 12. She says teaching kids about online safety is crucial in today’s digital space. (Photo by Alexa Salari/Cronkite News).

School books may be closed for the summer but laptops are open. As children spend more time on the internet, police and parents are working harder to protect them from online predators. “The way I tell parents, is if somebody knocks at your door and he’s some 45-year-old guy and he says, ‘I just want… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No.11 on CBRE ‘Tech Talent’ report

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Phoenix is solidifying its position as one of the nation’s leading tech markets, jumping nine spots to number 11 on CBRE Group Inc.’s annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Phoenix also ranked No. 6 on the list overall of top… Read More →