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Do your kids eat right?

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Every parent wants good things for their children: a positive outlook on life, a healthy respect for authority, a strong sense of self, a disease-free body…a healthy body weight. Despite our best intentions, a recent report suggests that for the first time in two centuries, the current generation of children may have a shorter life… Read More →

WESTMARC Creates United Front To Boost West Valley

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“You can’t just say you ‘support regionalism,’ you have to believe it.” Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott is talking about attitude in the West Valley. Thirty minutes earlier in a separate conversation, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord made nearly the same comment. “We believe in regionalism and we put it into practice,” she says. “On this side… Read More →

How to Protect Your Business Against Fraud

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We hear stories of employees embezzling money from unsuspecting employers, but we never expect it to actually happen. Nathan J. Mueller, an employee in the reinsurance division of financial services giant ING, carried out a scheme, embezzling nearly $8.5 million over a period of four years. Mueller’s story serves as a lesson to employers, alerting… Read More →

Manufacturers Find Business-Friendly Environment In Arizona

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Gov. Jan Brewer has done a lot to make Arizona more competitive for manufacturing, economic development leaders say. “The repeal of the energy sales tax on gas and electricity is very big for us,” says Mark Dobbins, co-chairman of the Arizona Manufacturing Partnership at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “We have a business… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum exhibit shares self-published photobooks

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August 27, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The INFOCUS Juried Exhibition of Self-Published Photobooks will be at Phoenix Art Museum from August 23 to September 28, 2014. It explores the ways photographic artists are using newly available commercial technologies to self-publish photobooks. Entries were accepted until the end of July when a jury of seven industry professionals reviewed the 271 photobooks that… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies completes 5 charter schools

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Great Hearts Academies and Nations|Wright announced today the recent completion of construction on five Valley charter schools.  The two newest Great Hearts campuses, Cicero and Arete, as well as an expanded Maryvale Preparatory Academy campus all opened on or before Aug. 11 for the 2014-2015 school year. Nations Wright, serving as Owner’s Representative for Great Hearts, managed… Read More →

Banner Health acquiring all UA medical facilities

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In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize… Read More →

PetSmart Explores Ways to Maximize Shareholder Value

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PetSmart, Inc., the world’s largest specialty retailer of pet supplies and the foremost authority for pet parents seeking services and solutions for the lifetime needs of their pets, today announced that based on a thorough business review that began last spring, the Board of Directors has determined that it will explore strategic alternatives for the… Read More →

Trade through Nogales could exceed $35 billion in 2014

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The Nogales Port Authority Board has seen a substantial increase in truck traffic and the overall value of trade through the Mariposa Port of Entry since 2010. The dollars of trade goods transported through the Mariposa Port of Entry, estimated at $20-$25 billion in 2011 , and is now estimated at $30-35 billion in 2014,… Read More →

ZELL recent completed transactions list

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August 20, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

The Vitamin Shoppe leases space in Foothills Park Place The Vitamin Shoppe has signed a lease for 3,867 square feet in the Foothills Park Place Shopping Center located at the northeast corner of 48th Street and Ray Road in Phoenix, Arizona. Foothills Park Place Shopping Center, situated on the west side of Interstate 10, is… Read More →

GPE Commercial Advisors bucks female-ratio trend

Left to right: Kristina Konen, Angela Williams, Lei Anne Oborne, Linda Robbins, CCIM, Tracey Galligan, Kristie Jones, Marion Chaney, Pamela Herzog, Julie Johnson, CCIM, Brooke Askew-Rossi.
In meetings and couldn’t attend: L Danielle O’Dea, Becky Bishop, Gina Gringle, Jennifer Pliska and Alexandra Loye.

by Ronald Genovese, Founder and Designated Broker at GPE Commercial Advisors Recently, more and more articles are emerging with titles and taglines that shed light on commercial real estate’s male dominated workforce, causing us to acknowledge that the old ideology is still part of our industry today. GlobeSt.com published  an article in April 2014, entitled… Read More →

5 Building Blocks for Thriving Work Culture

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What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the business community as founder and CEO of Advantage Media Group, an international publisher of… Read More →

Arizona Restaurant Week Returns Sept. 19-28

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Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) will return this fall with 10 nights of incredible edibles, commencing for the first time on a Friday night. Arizona Restaurant Week, Fall Edition will be held Friday, September 19 through Sunday, September 28. During Fall ARW, over 150 Phoenix restaurants will offer specialty prix-fixe dinner menus for $33 and $44… Read More →

Lake Mead’s low water levels may impact Arizona

Lake Mead's water level is at its lowest point since it was first filled in the 1930s.

Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest. Marina operators, water managers and farmers are closely tracking the reservoir’s water level, which is already at its lowest point since Hoover… Read More →

Joan Koerber Walker – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Joan Koerber Walker – CEO, Arizona Bioindustry Association An entrepreneur, investor, advisor and former Fortune 500 executive, Koerber-Walker works on behalf of the Arizona bioscience industry to support the growth of the industry on the local and national level. Greatest accomplishment: “Developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse community of leaders around the world.” Surprising… Read More →