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Utilities aim to provide infrastructure to meet Arizona’s continued growth and ensure a vibrant economy

Most Challenging Project 2011: Soleri Bridge

When economic developers head into the marketplace to sell Arizona’s benefits to interested relocation prospects, one item on that list is plentiful: reliable and well-priced utilities. While some cities deliver electric power in addition to sewer and water, the power grid is essentially divided between Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project and Tucson Power &… Read More →

Gila Bend's Solana Facility Begins Commercial Operation

Parabolic solar troughs. Courtesy of Abengoa.com

Press release originally published at abengoa.com Abengoa, an international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has announced that Solana, the world’s largest parabolic trough plant with a total installed capacity of 280 MW (gross) and also the first solar plant in the United States with thermal energy… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

ACC issues residential solar recommendations

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The Arizona Corporation Commission staff issued its highly anticipated recommendations in response to APS’s proposed rule changes directed at residential solar customers. ACC recommended that the Commission not approve either of APS’s proposed Net Metering cost-shift solutions. Net Metering is the mechanism that allows residential customers the right to offset energy purchases from the utility… Read More →

Hiller Elected President of Arizona Citizens for the Arts

Joel Hiller
by in Business News | Nonprofit

Joel Hiller, President of the Yavapai Indian Cultural Center, has been elected president of the Arizona Citizens for the Arts Board of Directors. Hiller will be joined on the executive committee by Vice President: Robert Knight, Tucson Museum of Art; Secretary: Phillip C. Jones, community volunteer and former executive director of the Phoenix Office of… Read More →

Mercury, APS team up for ‘Green Night’

Mercury welcome Brittney Griner

The Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host their annual “Green Night” on Wednesday, August 14 when the team takes on the Indiana Fever at US Airways Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. US Airways Center will be powered by renewable energy from APS. The Mercury purchased 42,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy,… Read More →

Mercury, APS team up for 'Green Night'

Mercury welcome Brittney Griner

The Phoenix Mercury and Arizona Public Service (APS) will host their annual “Green Night” on Wednesday, August 14 when the team takes on the Indiana Fever at US Airways Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. US Airways Center will be powered by renewable energy from APS. The Mercury purchased 42,000 kilowatt-hours of green energy,… Read More →

$20,000 APS grant funds TGen education initiative

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A $20,000 grant from the APS Foundation will help the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) expand its TGen2School initiative by providing science kits and instruction in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. The kits and accompanying instruction for teachers are part of the TGen2School initiative at TGen’s Pathogen Genomics Division – TGen North –… Read More →

APS proposes changing solar rates

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A proposed rate change for Arizona Public Service Co. customers who install rooftop solar panels could affect the future of the state’s solar industry. The utility is proposing to give customers with new solar panel systems less credit for the electricity their systems supply to the power grid under a proposal pending before the Arizona… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Preserve to close early July

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Fire danger prompts restrictions and increased patrols – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, to reduce the threat of wild fires during the Independence Day holiday. Summer temperatures dry out vegetation and create an extreme fire threat that can endanger lives, property and the Valley’s fragile desert. The availability… Read More →

R&R Partners Hires 5 as Growth Continues

ASBA
by in Business News | Marketing

R&R Partners has hired five people to keep pace with its accelerated growth. According to vice president and managing director, Matt Silverman, the agency is already outgrowing its 13,000-square-foot space in downtown Phoenix and plans to move into a renovated 26,000-square-foot historic warehouse located at Second and Buchanan streets in 2014. To manage new and… Read More →

R&R Partners Hires 5 as Growth Continues

ASBA
by in Business News | Marketing

R&R Partners has hired five people to keep pace with its accelerated growth. According to vice president and managing director, Matt Silverman, the agency is already outgrowing its 13,000-square-foot space in downtown Phoenix and plans to move into a renovated 26,000-square-foot historic warehouse located at Second and Buchanan streets in 2014. To manage new and… Read More →

The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders

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Benito Almanza Arizona president Bank of America Born into a family of migrant workers, Almanza is now responsible for all lines of business efforts, community and civic activities in the state. The graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara has been with Bank of America for 30 years, working in California before… Read More →

D-backs announce 2013 promotional schedule

Ian Kennedy
by in Featured | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the 2013 promotional schedule, which includes three bobbleheads, a Wade Miley Garden Gnome and more than a dozen additional promotional items throughout the season. Individual tickets for each of these games, including Opening Day on April 1 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, will go on sale on Mar. 4. Tickets… Read More →