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Tech-friendly scene makes Arizona a data center hot spot

IO President Anthony Wanger.

Phoenix has its head in the clouds. Digital information—everything from financial and medical accounts to media entertainment and social networks—is now being stored in about 60 high-tech data centers throughout the Phoenix metro area, adding to the state’s growing reputation in the technology industry. Renewable energy, geo-stability and tech-friendly legislation are a few of the… Read More →

Amazon expands in Phoenix with onsite classroom

Zeke Barrera is one of the many Amazon associates who take advantage of Amazon’s Career Choice Program and the new onsite classroom. He recently finished a course in computer technology offered through Maricopa Corporate College and taught in the new onsite classroom.

Arizona State Representative Diego Espinoza and administrators from Maricopa Corporate College joined Amazon leadership and associates at a special event to formally open its new Career Choice Classroom. The Career Choice Program is an innovative benefit that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether they are related to… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO


The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

Local website calculates the ‘perfect gift’ alphaspirit

Lesley Morrison Midkiff’s husband always wanted to get her nice gifts for special occasions but found it difficult to think of the “perfect gift.” He didn’t want to ask Morrison Midkiff, because he didn’t want to ruin the surprise. “He would end up having to ask me what I wanted, but hated that asking me… Read More →

Amazon enhances same-day delivery in Phoenix


Starting today, introduces a new “Get It Today” search feature in Phoenix with more than a million eligible items now available for Same-Day Delivery. Customers can order as late as noon and get popular movies, video games and hot electronics, last-minute travel needs and family necessities delivered the same day. Amazon is also introducing… Read More →

Amazon looks to fill jobs in Arizona

87681015 Inc. is looking to fill 7,000 jobs in 13 states. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders. The world’s largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment, a strategy meant to help the… Read More →

SkySong hosts part of Innovation Summit

by in Business News | Events | Tech

SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center will host one of the largest events in its history on Tuesday night as more than 900 people dine under the project’s iconic shade structure as part of ASU’s Education Innovation Summit. The dinner at SkySong will feature two prominent speakers: • “Above the Crowd with Bill Gurley,” a… Read More →

Golf Fashion Tips From Sassy Golf: Traditional & Modern

Sassy Golf Fashion Tips
by in Style

When you think of the sport “golf,” I’m going to bet that you are thinking about older, stuffy rich men rocking bland, ill-fitted khakis and polo shirts. And the women are worse ― fit the same profile but with an attitude. But, as every intelligent individual learns in life, stereotypes don’t always fit the bill.… Read More →

How to Use Kindle to Generate Free Business Leads

by in Featured | Marketing | Tech

Imagine Amazon sending you business leads regularly and even paying you to do so. Why would they do it? “Amazon is desperate for reading material and you can publish your content for free as Kindle books,” says V. Michael Santoro, a managing partner with John S. Rizzo of Globe On-Demand, an internet technology company. The… Read More →

Advancing Arizona’s Heroes

by in Business News | Economy

This week, our nation took time to celebrate the enormous contributions and sacrifices of those who have served in our Armed Forces. Just in time for Veterans Day, the Arizona Chamber Foundation released its latest policy brief, Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans. This new report highlights the importance of veteran employment and outlines specific policy… Read More →

Amazon agrees to collect Arizona sales taxes

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

Online retailer Amazon has agreed to settle a sales tax dispute with the state of Arizona and will begin collecting the state’s 6.6 percent tax on product sales in the state on Feb. 1 and on digital sales beginning in July. Amazon disclosed the settlement in a note contained in its quarterly earnings report filed… Read More →

Arizona Panel To Consider Online Sales Tax Issue

online sales tax issue

Online sales tax is supposed to be charged by companies that have an actual brick and mortar building located in Arizona. What about those that don’t have a physical presence in Arizona. The issue of whether should be required to collect tax on online sales to Arizonans isn’t going away. State legislators during their… Read More →

Add Streaming Devices As Inexpensive Additions To The Office

Streaming Devices

Streaming media has become a regular part of many home entertainment choices, with folks (myself included), choosing Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Go instead of scheduled programming or even On Demand. And now many streaming devices have gaming channels, music, and the ability to run personal apps like Facebook and Picasa. Streaming media devices can also… Read More →

Black Friday Deals And Cyber Monday Madness

Black Friday, Cyber Monday

It’s all about Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals this Thanksgiving, but what about deals before Black Friday? Plenty of retailers, such as Target, Toys ‘R’ Us and, have already kicked off the holiday season with incredibly low prices on high-end items with online-only specials. Pre-Black Friday Sales Here are two retailers holding pre-Black… Read More →