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Arizona Opens Mexico City Trade Office

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The State of Arizona today announced the strategic expansion of its presence and investment in Mexico with the launch of the Arizona State Trade and Investment Office. The grand opening of the Arizona office located in Mexico City was the culminating event of an Arizona-led trade mission conducted this week to strengthen the state’s relationship… Read More →

Cavan Commercial leases 7.5 acres at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

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Commercial Properties, Inc. (CPI) announced the land lease of approximately 7.5 acres for the future development of approximately 100,000 SF multi-tenant industrial buildings located on the corner of Sossaman Road & Velocity Way and just south of the airport terminal. Leroy Breinholt and David Bean of CPI’s Tempe Industrial Group represented both Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport… Read More →

Survey: Cybersecurity Tops List of Concerns

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Security related topics are often front and center in the 24-hour news cycle, but what concerns Americans the most? According to a new national survey from University of Phoenix® College of Criminal Justice and Security, identity theft (70 percent) and personal cybersecurity (61 percent) are the security issues of greatest concern. These fears may be… Read More →

5 Brain-Health Tips from Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

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As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain. “There are several, multi-billion dollar industries out there dedicated to burning fat and building muscle; cognitive health,… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo

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Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

Colliers International hires first mission critical data center expert

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Colliers International in Greater Phoenix has hired Michael Ortiz, its first mission critical and data center expert, to help capture the data center construction market which is expected to boom to $20 billion in the U.S. and $80 billion globally by 2020, according to a 2011 Data Center Knowledge article. Construction for data centers, the… Read More →

Tickets on sale for Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

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September 16, 2014 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

There is a pumpkin patch that you can only get to by train, where pumpkins for the picking abound. Activities at the historic Grand Canyon Railway Depot in Williams, Ariz., include a haunted railway car, a hay bale maze, and pumpkin arts and crafts in the Harvest Room. Reserved tickets are now on sale for… Read More →

R&R Partners expands into Mexico

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R&R Partners has announced that the independent marketing communications firm would make its international debut, opening its ninth office through an ownership stake in CMV, a full service agency based in Mexico City. CEO Billy Vassiliadis will make the formal announcement September 12 during a keynote address entitled “Translating Success – Learning to Do Business… Read More →

WLI Speaker Series

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When: October 2, 2014 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: 2901 N. Central Avenue, 20th Floor, Phoenix, AZ, 85012, United States

The Loudest Duck: Moving Beyond Diversity A session by Laura Liswood Senior Advisor, Goldman Sachs and Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders October 2, 2014 Registration 3:30pm Program 4:00-5:00pm Reception 5:00 – 5:30pm Perkins… Read More →

Pearce quits GOP post over Medicaid remarks

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Former Arizona legislator Russell Pearce, the chief sponsor of Arizona’s hard-line law against illegal immigration, has resigned a top leadership position in the state Republican Party after he was criticized for remarks advocating mandatory contraception or sterilization for people on Medicaid. The party late Sunday night announced Pearce’s resignation as first vice chairman — the… Read More →

Experts: Slow, steady economic recovery for Arizona

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Our economy continues to slowly improve, with the healthcare and biosciences industry having the most potential for local employment growth. That was just one of the positive signs that came out of last week’s Economic Outlook 2015, presented by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) and Cox Communications. Nearly 800 business leaders attended the… Read More →

Local pizzerias toss pies for childhood literacy

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Eating pizza will be more than just a night out for dinner in the Valley this October. KidsRead USA, a childhood literacy program that provides books for children whose families cannot afford them, is teaming up with Valley restaurants to raise money for children in need with the Pizza My Heart for KidsRead USA Challenge… Read More →

Ready For The Rebound!

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As the U.S. and Arizona markets improve, commercial contractors remain optimistic about the pending rebound. In anticipation of that growth, the Arizona Builders’ Alliance (ABA) has retooled its strategic plan to focus on a more modern, streamlined approach to membership services. Founded in 1994, by the merger of the Building Chapter of the Associated General… Read More →

TGen fundraising event moves to Scottsdale

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The 9th annual stepNout Run, Walk Dash, a major fundraising event for pancreatic cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), is moving to the Scottsdale Sports Complex. More than 1,000 participants have attended stepNout in each of the past few years, and even more are expected to attend this year’s morning-long event on… Read More →

Reconnecting Tucson

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While Phoenix is in the throes of commercial recovery, Tucson is, comparably, about 18 to 24 months behind. The city’s proximity to the border is touted as a draw for investors, but the player with the best hand remains the University of Arizona (UA), which is not only the largest employer in southern Arizona but… Read More →