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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 →

Valley Partnership Amplifies Voice of Responsible Development

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When municipalities have development-related issue at stake, one of the first organizations they call is Valley Partnership. Advocacy for responsible development is the driving force of the 27-year-old organization, which often takes a stance on behalf of its busy members. The issues range from state legislation and statewide issues such as land reform efforts, Government… Read More →

No Housing Bubble Right Now in Phoenix

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The Phoenix-area housing market is NOT creating another housing bubble to pop anytime soon. The latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows a lack of enthusiasm from both buyers and sellers. Here are the latest details on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of July: • The… Read More →

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 →