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ACA announces Fall Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Fall 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC) continues as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in its bi-annual business plan competition. The ACA provides $3 million in grants annually – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and… Read More →

Craig Coppola earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Lee & Associates Founder Bill Lee, Craig Coppola and CEO Jeffrey Rinkov.

Lee & Associates’ most accomplished broker, Craig Coppola, received the company‘s highest honor, The William J. Lee Lifetime Achievement Award, for 2015. The award was presented by CEO Jeffrey Rinkov and company Founder Bill Lee at the Lee Broker Summit at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas in October. The award was created to recognize the embodiment… Read More →

Local bookstores thrive as they reinvent genre


In order to endure the financial hardships of our time, a local business owner fused a business savvy mentality with creative problem solving to survive during the collapse of an industry. Cindy Dach, 48, owner and general manager at Changing Hands Bookstore, says that it is the ability for a local business to be nimble… Read More →

ASU: Volcanic rocks hold clues to Earth’s interior

A group of former and current Arizona State University researchers say chemical differences found between rocks samples at volcanic hotspots around the world can be explained by a model of mantle dynamics that involves plumes – upwelling’s of abnormally hot rock within the Earth’s mantle – that originate in the lower mantle and physically interact with chemically distinct piles of material.
Credit: NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team/GSFC

The journey for volcanic rocks found on many volcanic islands began deep within the Earth. Brought to the Earth’s surface in eruptions of deep volcanic material, these rocks hold clues as to what is going on deep beneath Earth’s surface. Studies of rocks found on certain volcanic islands, known as ocean island basalts, revealed that… Read More →

10 trends in home design for 2016

December 4, 2015 by in Creative Designer

As the New Year quickly approaches, some trends in home design remain the same while others continue to change. What’s in and what’s out for 2016?  Designer Robin Wilson, Founder and CEO of Robin Wilson Home and author of Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle, says these are the 10 hottest home design trends going… Read More →

ASU scientist solving puzzle of Earth’s oxygen

Analysis of selected bands of the late Archean Mt. McRae Shale found in the upper 200 meters of the ABDP-9 core provide evidence of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere 50-100 million years earlier than previously known. Also pictured is a vial of processed -- pummeled -- rock powder used for geochemical analysis. Credit: Arizona State University, Tim Trumble

Earth’s oxygen-rich atmosphere emerged as transient “whiffs” in shallow oceans around 2.5 billion years ago, according to new research from Canadian and US scientists. These whiffs of oxygen likely happened in the following 100 million years, changing the levels of oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere until enough accumulated to create a permanently oxygenated atmosphere around 2.4… Read More →

Chief sustainability officer in turning Phoenix green

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Mark Hartman, Phoenix’s chief sustainability officer, has already enabled significant progress in the past year since joining the City of Phoenix team. Before his arrival, he worked as a lead sustainability officer in Vancouver, B.C., where he was well on his way to achieving his goal of making Vancouver the greenest city by 2020.  His desire… Read More →

TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors


In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

Bitter & Twisted makes Best Bars in America list

Photo credit (Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour)
November 19, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour has been named one of the Best Bars in America for 2015 by the prestigious online drinks publication, As the only Arizona bar to make the‘s new “Drink Here Now” List, Bitter & Twisted was named one of the must-visit “New Kids,” renowned for its “ramen burgers and… Read More →

AzBIA event can help start-ups, co-working programs


The Arizona Business Incubation Association (AzBIA) is holding a “Globalization of Innovation” event this Friday, November 20th at the historic DeSoto Central Market in Phoenix.  The event hopes to build on Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s Mexico trip, and the state’s push to promote international trade.  The event is for both AzBIA members and non-members. to register, click here. Here is the agenda: 7:30AM… Read More →

Sabino Recovery treatment center opens in Tucson

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Sabino Recovery, a new and highly anticipated upscale residential recovery center situated on 100 acres of lush desert landscape northeast of Tucson, AZ, announced that it is officially open and welcoming guests. One of the only providers of its kind in the country, Sabino Recovery was founded to deliver a truly groundbreaking therapeutic model for healing and recovery based on the belief… Read More →

TGen shows liquid biopsy improves cancer patient care

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A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has reported that analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can track how a patient’s cancer evolves and responds to treatment. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of TGen and Mayo Clinic, and colleagues, describe an extensive comparison between biopsy results… Read More →

Latino market comes to Heard Museum Nov. 14 & 15

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November 8, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Now in its 14th consecutive year, the Heard Museum El Mercado de las Artes returns this Nov. 14 and 15 to offer an exclusive immersion into the world of Latino culture and art at the museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. With more than 65 Hispanic artists from Arizona, New Mexico, Mexico and South America, El Mercado is set to feature a… Read More →

Christmas at the Princess festival Nov. 19-Jan. 3

November 3, 2015 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play | Stay

The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will transform into a winter wonderland in the desert during its 6th annual Christmas at the Princess festival, November 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016. The enchanting AAA Five Diamond resort glistens with holiday splendor featuring a four-story musical tree, Desert Ice Skating Rink, magical snowfalls, 2.8 million Lagoon Lights, three new… Read More →

Erin Davis named associate editor of AZRE magazine

November 2, 2015 by in AZRE Magazine

AZ Big Media has named Erin Davis associate editor of AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. Davis, a graduate of Park University, has been published in a number of McClatchy Tribune (now Tribune Content Agency) publications, including, The Sacramento Bee, Livewell Nebraska, San Luis Obispo Tribune, The Kansas City Star, Sun Herald, The Idaho Statesman… Read More →