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Will Trump’s policies impact Arizona’s housing market?

Phoenix area real estate has been experiencing an undersupplied market for the past two years, but promises made by president-elect Donald Trump could change this fact. During Donald Trump’s campaign, he promised a mass deportation of all illegal immigrants, which could have an impact on housing markets across the country, especially Arizona. According to the… Read More →

The do’s and don’ts of holiday office party etiquette

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Every winter, business owners host formal and sometimes elaborate holiday parties. At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. How can you navigate the office holiday party like a pro?  Sharon Schweitzer, an international business etiquette expert, author, and the founder… Read More →

Designing a better tomorrow: Q&A with AIA Arizona President

Caroline Lobo and suoLL architects were hired to design Grand Canyon University's new 170,000-square-foot College of Science, Engineering and Technology building. (Photo by suoLL architects)

With more than 20-years of experience in architecture, Caroline Lobo, president of American Institute of Architects Arizona, brings a unique perspective and a wealth of experience to AIA in its efforts to promote the architectural profession through the strength and participation of members. In addition to her role as president, Lobo is also the founding… Read More →

Construction starts on McKesson Corporation offices in Scottsdale

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November 30, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Ryan Companies broke ground Wednesday on a 271,000-square-foot, two-story twinned office complex at the Chaparral Commerce Center, which will serve as McKesson Corporation‘s regional headquarters. Upon completion in 2017, the new building will be home to McKesson’s existing Scottsdale-based workforce of more than 1,400, with room to accommodate nearly 2,200 total jobs over the next five… Read More →

$700M electric car manufacturing facility in Casa Grande announced

A screenshot of a Lucid Motors electric car  from the livestream of the announcement event. (Screenshot courtesy of Lucid Motors)

Casa Grande will soon be home to a $700 million electric car manufacturing facility that plans to employ 2,000 full-time workers, according to an announcement made by Gov. Doug Ducey. California-based Lucid Motors picked Casa Grande as the site for a manufacturing facility that will build the firm’s luxury electric cars, Ducey said during the Tuesday afternoon… Read More →

How to avoid a holiday party fiasco

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November 21, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

It’s that time of year again. I, for one, am ready to bring on the holiday cheer, decorate for the holidays and listen to non-stop holiday music until my ears bleed. Why? Because it also means that I’ll soon be watching my favorite Christmas movie, “Love Actually” (yes, it’s considered a Christmas movie) and wrapping… Read More →

Arizona sees large decline in birth rates among teenagers

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Arizona was among five states nationwide experiencing the biggest decline in teenage birth rates in urban counties between 2007 and 2015, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The report, Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015, released on Wednesday showed that birth rates for teenagers… Read More →

Raytheon adding nearly 2,000 jobs with Arizona expansion

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Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) plans to expand its Southern Arizona operations by adding nearly 2,000 jobs at the Missile Systems business headquarters over a five year period. The company plans to hire workers at all skill levels with an emphasis on engineering and other higher-wage, technical positions. Job creation, facilities expansion and operational output is… Read More →

24th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner

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November 15, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

The annual awards dinner was presented by WESTMARC and the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The dinner was held on the field at University of Phoenix Stadium. Arizona Cardinals President, Michael Bidwill was the guest speaker.   Photos by Bette Sharpe, Glendale Daily Planet  AWARDS Inspiration in Leadership Award The award went to U.S. Senator… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho celebrates 60 years

Hotel Valley Ho

Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale is celebrating 60 years as a true icon of mid-century modern design. Originally opened on December 20, 1956, it reopened on December 20, 2005 after a major renovation that kept the signature architectural elements intact. The hotel was designed by local architect Edward L. Varney. Original owners Robert and… Read More →

Founders Award goes to Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie attorney

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Greater Tucson Leadership picked S.L. “Si” Schorr, senior partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP, as its recipient of the 64th annual Founders Award recognizing long-term achievements in the community. Last year’s awardee, Bishop Gerald Kicanas, will present the award at a gala event at Loews Ventana Canyon on Feb. 11, 2017. The Founders Award is bestowed to an… Read More →

7 things needed to implement Arizona’s new paid sick time law

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November 10, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal | Workforce

Now that Prop. 206 has passed, here is a comprehensive analysis of the Paid Sick Time provision (PST) and primer on what Arizona employers need to know — and do — to get ready before July 1, 2017, when the law takes effect. Who Is Covered?  Employers: Virtually every private employer with employees in Arizona,… Read More →

Tech effect: Arizona’s thriving software and optics industries

Kitt Peak National Observatory on February 28, 2016, near Tucson, Arizona. A view of the WIYN 0.9m telescope looking west from Kitt Peak National Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. (Photo: neilld / 123RF Stock Photo )
November 9, 2016 by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

If you grew up in Arizona, the Five C’s of Arizona — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate — have been drilled into your head as the first mainstays of Arizona’s economy since elementary school. Arizona’s economic base has morphed over the years, transitioning into a more knowledge-based economy. In the 1990s, after an economic… Read More →

TGen discovers potential drug targets to cut cancer pain

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has discovered potential drug targets to reduce pain in pancreatic cancer patients. TGen researchers have found that the nerve growth factor (NGF), a neurotrophic factor, and its receptor TRKA are associated with perineural invasion (PNI), which is the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to invade surrounding nerves. Blocking the NGF signaling… Read More →

KeatsConnelly appoints Sally A. Taylor as CEO

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Phoenix-based KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America that specializes in helping Canadians and Americans realize their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle, appointed Sally A. Taylor to chief executive officer and Bryant E. Andrus to president, respectively. In her new role, Taylor will be leading and setting the strategy for the company,… Read More →