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ASU alumni honor innovators in sustainability

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The Arizona State University Alumni Association will honor alumni, faculty and alumni supporters who are innovators in sustainability at its annual Founders’ Day Awards Dinner, slated for 6 p.m., Thursday, March 5 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix.   The award ceremony has been a signature event for the university for… Read More →

Ground breaks on Arizona Fallen Firefighter Memorial

AZ Fallen Firefighter Memorial

On March 6, ground will break on the first statewide memorial dedicated to the courage and memory of Arizona firefighters and paramedics who gave their lives in service of others.  To date, 105 firefighters and paramedics have lost their lives in Arizona since 1902. Two Arizona sculptors – Rusty Bowers from Mesa and Paul Olesniewicz… Read More →

ASU study reveals formula for app success

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Americans love our smartphones, and we’re constantly downloading more apps to use on them. So, how do you know which apps are going to be the most worthwhile to get — the ones that will ultimately be the best sellers? A new study from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges promote STEM to Latinas

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The Maricopa Community Colleges are making sure Latinas have access and opportunity to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Today at one of their annual Hermanas events, the Colleges continued their tradition of reaching out to Latinas in middle and high school and sharing a unique experience designed by Latinas for… Read More →

Things to do this week: Art Detour, ‘Potted Potter’

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February 17, 2015 by in Blogs

“Potted Potter” “Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience” takes all seven books of the bestselling series, a live game of Quidditch and condenses it all into a 70-minute comedy. The show is written and performed by two-time Oliver Award-nominated actors Jefferson Turner and Daniel Clarkson. Turner and Clarkson play 360 Harry Potter characters between the… Read More →

Phoenix home prices rose 5 percent in 2014

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The final numbers are out for 2014, and the median single-family-home prices in the Phoenix area officially went up 5.4 percent. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of that report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of December:… Read More →

LCMS Laboratories expands into Arizona

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To serve the growing needs of the bioscience and healthcare communities in the greater Tucson area, LCMS Laboratories, Inc. is opening a high-complexity laboratory in March 2015 and will operate under the guidelines of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).  The laboratory will utilize the latest mass spectrometry technologies and will create high-paying laboratory and… Read More →

Dove Mountain gets S. Arizona’s 1st 5-star rating

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February 12, 2015 by in Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

Forbes Travel Guide today unveiled its annual Star Rating list, naming The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain a new Five Star hotel. The 253-room adventure, spa and golf resort near Tucson, Arizona is the latest addition to the prestigious ratings, which have been considered the gold standard in luxury hospitality since 1958. The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain is… Read More →

Op-Ed: Can low interest rates harm Arizona market?

By Andrew Van Tuyle and Steve Jaffe, BH Properties There are times in your life when something wonderful drops in your lap – like an adorable Great Dane puppy on Christmas morning. The puppy is so cute that you fall in love immediately, and never think about how large that Great Dane will become or… Read More →

Can SRP’s ‘Time-of-Day’ plans save money?

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February 10, 2015 by in Creative Designer

Salt River Project has implemented a study to determine whether customers on a specific time-of-use program can save even more energy each month with a smart thermostat. Customers who are on the EZ3 program save money by reducing their energy use during SRP’s peak hours. As part of the study, SRP is currently installing smart… Read More →

Momentum Monday: Mike Auger & Don Pierson

Deloitte Report Reveals Mid-Market Companies Expect U.S. Economic Growth
February 9, 2015 by in Blogs

Here is what these two industry experts say that Arizona needs to of to keep growing its technology sector. Read more on pages 109-112 in AzBusiness January/February edition. Mike Auger, CEO and founder of PikFly “We need continued involvement by the government and cities to encourage relocation of business to Arizona. We also need to continue to<… Read More →

How to Choose the Right Hot Water System for Home

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

Choosing the right hot water system for your home is no easy task. Hence, it’s a buying decision you don’t want to make at the last minute. You have to consider lots of factors such as the number of people in the house, area of installation, fuel or energy source, your budget, energy efficiency rating… Read More →

How to keep employees happy at work

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February 5, 2015 by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured

McCarthy Law PLC in Scottsdale has received a 2015 Happiest Company Award and the 2015 Employee Recognition Award from TINYpulse, a company that helps employers to capture workplace feedback from its employees. A law firm specializing in debt settlement and negotiating debt without bankruptcy, McCarthy Law PLC has beat out several hundreds of other companies who use… Read More →

Santé will build state-of-the-art facility in Tucson

Reviving the Construction Industry

Santé announced its plans to build a state-of-the-art transitional rehabilitation facility in Tucson. The groundbreaking will take place in June 2015, and the center is scheduled to open in April 2016. The Santé of Tucson transitional rehabilitation center will be a two-story, 68,000-square-foot building with 87 patient units and 89 beds, with the potential to accommodate an… Read More →

Apple plans $2B expansion in Arizona, Ducey says

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Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that Apple will be expanding in Arizona, with a $2 billion investment in Mesa on a command center for the company’s global networks — representing one of the company’s largest investments in history. Apple said it will invest $2 billion over 10 years to open a data center in the Phoenix… Read More →