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Phoenix eyes Mexico City Trade Office

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The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans to partner with the Arizona Commerce Authority to open an Arizona Trade Office in Mexico City. “Phoenix is taking the right steps to become a global city, and we’re ready to open our first trade office in Mexico City,” said Mayor Greg… Read More →

Some of the best staycations for the holiday weekend

Perched on the third-floor pool deck at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is an oasis in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with sweeping views of the city skyline, fresh cocktails and seasonal menu items perfect for enjoying poolside.

You don’t need to go away for the holiday weekend when we have the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants right in our backyard. You can forget about the flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are… Read More →

Running Wild Films promotes prolific filmmaking in Phoenix

Travis Mills, center, and the Running Wild Films crew.
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July 2, 2014 by in Small Biz | Tech | Video

“I don’t want to go to L.A.; I want L.A. to come to us,” said Travis Mills, one of the co-founders of Running Wild Films, a local film company in Phoenix. Mills has made it his mission to make Arizona the go-to place for all film making. He and his partner Gus Edwards, one of… Read More →

Health Choice Integrated Care will serve N. Arizona

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Health Choice, the managed care solutions division of IASIS Healthcare, has signed an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (“NARBHA”) to form a joint venture called Health Choice Integrated Care to pursue new opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral and physical healthcare services in Northern Arizona. This collaboration between Health Choice and NARBHA… Read More →

First Solar Building Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

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First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which… Read More →

Each Class of Dropouts costs Arizona $7.6B

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The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Cutting the dropout rate in half would generate $3.8 billion more in economic… Read More →

Protect mortgage credit information from cyber threats

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Hardly a day goes by without the revelation of another information security breach leaving thousands of consumers’ private information exposed to hackers and for sale to the highest bidders. Major retailers, financial institutions and educational institutions continue to be favorite targets of cyber criminals. As was seen in the recent breech with mega-retailer Target Corporation,… Read More →

Mortgage lenders prepare for impact of Dodd-Frank Act

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Stan Feffer is president and chief operating officer of Grand Canyon Title Agency, Inc. – a Phoenix-based firm with 18 offices located throughout Maricopa County. When Feffer is not leading Grand Canyon’s 120 employees, he prefers to navigate the cool waters off the coast of San Diego on his surf board. Patiently waiting for the… Read More →

Abrazo announces new trauma program manager

Tiffiny Strever

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced the appointment of Tiffiny Strever as Trauma Program Manager for West Valley Hospital. As Trauma Program Manager, Strever will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining a quality, cost-effective system of care for trauma patients and their families. She will manage trauma… Read More →

Big Increases Unlikely for Phoenix Housing Market

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The Phoenix-area housing market has officially rebounded from artificially low recession levels, and we’re unlikely to see any more big price increases this year. That’s according to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the latest details about Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of April:… Read More →

Nude yoga classes catch on in Valley

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You’re shaking to hold your Downward Facing Dog for just four more breaths and you glance over at your neighbor for a distraction from the weakness in your quivering arms. But in this yoga class, that distraction ends up being more than you bargained for – in this yoga class, clothing is optional and, more… Read More →

Managing Deductions: Steps to increase revenue

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Unfortunately, it is common for customers to pay less than they owe, taking deductions off their bills or underpaying their invoices. For small businesses, this can create a significant loss in revenue and problems with cash flow. Some businesses have reported losing as much as 10 percent of their gross sales to deductions. Fortunately, companies… Read More →

Weebly expands to Arizona, signs 25KSF Scottsdale lease

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Weebly, a website creation service based in San Francisco, has signed a 25,000-square-foot office lease at the Galleria Corporate Centre, 4301 N. Scottsdale Rd. The office space will serve as the company’s North American customer operations headquarters to support its growing customer base. Weebly’s expansion to Scottsdale will have a significant impact on the city’s… Read More →

New to Market: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Hotel

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Developer: Wild Horse Pass Development Authority General contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction Architect: RSP Architects Project Management Firm: TynanGroup, Inc. Location: Adjacent to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Size: 74KSF Value: WND Start/Completion: February 2014 to early 2015 The new Four Points by Sheraton will be a 74KSF, 134 key, six-story hotel owned by the Gila River… Read More →

ACA helps companies bring ideas to market

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Not long ago, there were just five or six incubators and accelerators in Arizona.” Arizona Commerce Authority CEO Sandra Watson looks up to the ceiling in her office, she’s running the numbers in her head. “I think we now have close to 50 active in the state — plus collaborative workspaces, too.” For the entrepreneur… Read More →