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Elements Event Center at Ak-Chin Circle opens

elements event center
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured

The Ak-Chin Indian Community unveiled the new Elements Event Center at Ak-Chin Circle at the official grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. This new conference and event center is equipped to host groups from 25-300 people with 11,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The versatile center is the perfect host for any event including weddings,… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community project wins water reuse award

Surface Water Treatment Plant

The Ak-Chin Indian Community UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Central Plant has been named the AZ Water Association’s 2014 Water Reuse Project of the Year. The two buildings were recognized for their efficient use of reclaimed water.   “This is a great example of environmental sustainability and water conservation that we strive for in our… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

Rattlers partner with Ak-Chin Community

Ron Shurts, Rattlers owner, Jan Brewer, Governor of Arizona, and Louis J. Manuel, Jr., Ak-Chin Tribal Chairman.

The Arizona Rattlers announced a major multi-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes naming rights on the Rattlers home field at US Airways Center. “We are proud to partner with the Ak-Chin Indian Community,” said Rattlers majority owner Ron Shurts. “It is an honor to not only support this tribal community but to… Read More →

Arizona’s 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders

Clarence McAllister, president and CEO of Fortis Networks,

What would you do it you opened the pages of this magazine and saw Jerry Colangelo listed as one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona? You’d do a double take, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. Consider this: Among 439,633 Arizonans under age 5 in 2012, this is… Read More →

AIGA's Spicer Was Featured Speaker in London

Valerie Spicer, Executive Director Arizona Indian Gaming Association (AIGA), was a featured panelist at ICE Totally Gaming seminar, “Opportunities in Indian Country” on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, in London, UK.  The seminar is co-produced by ICE Totally Gaming and Victor Rocha of PECHANGA.net in cooperation with Clarion Gaming’s Ewa Bakun.  Spicer is featured on the… Read More →

Phoenix's Premier Amphitheater Renamed Ak-Chin Pavilion

by in Business News

  Live Nation is proud to announce a partnership agreement with the  Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes the naming rights for Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix. The building will now be called Ak-Chin Pavilion. The venue will be host to an all-star lineup of performers this year including Pitbull & Ke$ha , Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice (6/25), Rockstar… Read More →

Amphitheatre renamed Ak-Chin Pavilion

by in Business News | Events

Live Nation announced a partnership agreement with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes the naming rights for Desert Sky Pavilion in Phoenix.  The building will now be called Ak-Chin Pavilion. The venue will be host to an all-star lineup of performers this year including Pitbull & Ke$ha tomorrow night, Big Time Rush & Victoria Justice… Read More →

Paying it forward: Why it Matters

by in Featured | Nonprofit | Workforce

If one person can make a difference, think what an entire company can do. Giving back has been at the core of many great businesses, but there is a growing trend in the way businesses are paying it forward — employee-volunteer programs. Many businesses understand that it’s more than just numbers, it’s about values. Generosity… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Invests $10M in Maricopa

by in Education | Featured

During the May 7 Maricopa City Council meeting, Mayor Christian Price announced that the Ak-Chin Indian Community would be making an investment of $10 million in Maricopa. Of the $10 million investment, $2.6 million will support the Maricopa Unified School District and $7.4 million will be allocated to the operation of the City of Maricopa’s… Read More →

Ak-Chin Indian Community Partners with Quail Run Building Materials

  The Ak-Chin Indian Community recently completed a multi-million dollar investment in Phoenix-based Quail Run Building Materials, allowing the two to move forward with plans to construct a manufacturing facility in the Santa Cruz Commerce Center, which is located on the Community’s reservation, near Maricopa. “The Ak-Chin Indian Community is excited to finally bring this… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort Shows Some Southern Hospitality

Dierks Bentley scheduled to perform at Harrah's Ak-Chin.
by in Events | Play

It’s that time of year when hundreds of people will travel to the great state of Arizona for some refreshing weather and southern hospitality. But they aren’t the only ones; along with the cooler temperatures also comes some of the coolest in entertainment. From local artists to Grammy-nominated performers, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino and Resort will… Read More →

Centennial Series: Arizona’s History Impacts The Way We Live Our Lives

Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

100 Years of Change: From ‘Sesame Street’ to scientific breakthroughs, Arizona’s history impacts the way we live our lives During Arizona’s first century, every elementary school student in the state learned about the five Cs that drove Arizona’s economy — copper, cotton, cattle, citrus and climate. There is a chance that if you ask Arizona… Read More →

Salt River Devco, Ak-Chin Indian Community And Tribes Diversifying Their Holdings

Salt River Devco, Courtyard by Marriott - AZRE Magazine September/October 2011
by in Economic Development

Salt River Devco, Ak-Chin Indian Community And Arizona’s Native American tribes are diversifying their holdings through added infrastructure, business parks and development partners When it comes to large construction projects on Indian lands, casinos and the hospitality industry supporting them generally dominate the public’s consciousness on the subject. Powerhouse revenue generators such as Talking Stick… Read More →