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Trends to watch in 5 commercial real estate markets


It’s that time of year again when commercial real estate firms analyze market activity based on numbers and reports from the first two quarters of the year, and predict how that will impact the rest of 2016 through next year. Experts in their respective markets weighed in on the findings from quarter two reports in… Read More →

Refugees, former inmates may be solution to skilled labor shortage

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September 14, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

A recent uptick of construction throughout Arizona has generated an increased demand for skilled laborers, which staffing companies are trying to meet despite the shortage of skilled labor. “You can throw a rock in any direction and hit a construction site,” says 1-Call Staffing Owner Matt Beller. “There is just so much going on right… Read More →

Tucson-based World View completes NASA balloon mission

World View

World View has successfully completed a high-altitude balloon mission for the Southwest Research Institute, a flight funded by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) office. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is one of the oldest and largest independent, non-profit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. For this mission, SwRI flight tested a miniature… Read More →

Tech Council announces winners, finalists for Innovation Awards

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The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Individual Award winners, Company Award finalists and Student and Teacher Awards for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet. The awards honor the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem whose passion and dedication energize Arizona’s rapidly growing technology community. “We were pleased to… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster


A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →

Cigna recognizes 3 for commitment to employee health and wellness

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Cigna selected City of Scottsdale, SmartPractice and Tucson Airport Authority as winners of the third annual Cigna Well-Being Award for demonstrating a strong commitment to improving the health and wellness of its employees through workplace wellness programs. “We are pleased to recognize the City of Scottsdale, SmartPractice and Tucson Airport Authority for the Cigna Well-Being Award. These three employers are… Read More →

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa earns ‘Best of Meetings’ honor

Tucson Resorts: Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
September 3, 2016 by in Experience AZ Magazine

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa earned the 2016 Best of Meetings Today Award. Continuously proving its dedication to excellence in service, accommodations and amenities for meetings and events, the iconic property was selected by a national panel of leading meeting planners. “We strive to deliver world class spaces that are equally functional and… Read More →

TGen develops test for healthcare-acquired infections


A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) details the design and validation of a low-cost, rapid and highly accurate screening tool — known as KlebSeq  — for potentially deadly healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), such as Klebsiella pneumoniae. HAIs affect hundreds of thousands of patients annually and add nearly $10 billion in associated healthcare costs. The findings,… Read More →

14 Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone sites


Foreign Trade Zones are useful tools for companies to save money. It’s an area that, for U.S. Customs purposes, is considered to be international commerce. Any foreign or domestic material can be moved into an FTZ without being subject to U.S. Customs duties. An FTZ is operated as a public venture sponsored by a municipality… Read More →

UA researchers produce new guidelines for Valley Fever

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Updated guidelines for treating people infected with Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus that is common in the U.S. Southwest, have been produced by a panel of experts led by John N. Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The recommendations include suggested treatment options for… Read More →

Some tips to handle the federal overtime rule change

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Barring any sudden changes, a significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, making an estimated 4.2 million additional salaried white collar American workers eligible for overtime pay. In approximately three months, the federal minimum salary level for overtime pay for FLSA-covered workers will increase… Read More →

Not enough women are leading in CRE, here’s how to change that

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August 30, 2016 by in AZRE Magazine

Professional development — is it a passing trend tied to phonetically intelligent buzzwords like “wheelhouse” and “bandwidth?” Or, is it a growing necessity in a competitive and rising job market? Although it is rather nice rolling off the tongue, professional development is by no means to be underestimated. It has become a vital traction component… Read More →

Tempe tech center to add 400 jobs


Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) will bring more than 400 jobs to its new 92,000-square-foot technology hub and service center located at 1144 W. Washington St., Tempe. Willis Towers Watson is hiring over 400 professionals, including software engineers, licensed benefit advisors, and other service experts. The center is designed to eventually house up to 800… Read More →

GAO: Air Force plan to retire A-10 did not fully weigh impact, costs

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia flies over Afghanistan in this 2011 photo. (Photo by Master Sgt. William Greer/U.S. Air Force)

The Pentagon’s attempt to retire the A-10 fighter jet was based on insufficient information that did not fully consider vulnerabilities that could come from the loss of the “Warthog,” the Government Accountability Office said. The GAO report, released Wednesday, also said that because of shortcomings in its evaluation process, the Air Force “cannot ensure that… Read More →

Frutkin Law Firm announces Harvey Frutkin’s retirement

Julia Koestner

The Frutkin Law Firm has announced the retirement of Harvey Frutkin from the practice of law. Harvey worked with a focus on estate planning, taxation and corporate law for more than 40 years, primarily in Cleveland, Ohio. While a partner at Cavitch, Familo, Durkin & Frutkin, Harvey participated on the board of directors and as… Read More →