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Arizona colleges strive to increase state’s graduation rates

Arizona universities are working to drive up Arizona college graduation rates, smoothing the way for students transferring from community college, offering financial aid and adding online classes to draw non-traditional students. Less than one out of three students in Arizona in 2013 earned a four-year degree in six years or less, according to a 2015 report by… Read More →

Female-owned Red Mountain Weight Loss sets milestone

A leader in medical weight loss since 1995, Red Mountain Weight Loss just announced the grand opening of its 10th Arizona location in Chandler on Thursday, Aug. 24 at the Southwest corner of the 101 Freeway and Chandler Blvd. Along with a variety of medical weight loss programs and facial aesthetics, Red Mountain proudly brings its signature “RM3®â€¦ Read More →

Done properly, training in intense heat can have advantages

by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

In the 2017 version of the Black Canyon Ultras 100-kilometer race, which began in Mayer and finished in New River, 74 participants — nearly a quarter of the competitors — did not finish the race. Some dropped out before even starting and some attempted to complete the race but could not. “I was running and saw big… Read More →

Maricopa’s rebound continues with Edison Pointe groundbreaking

by in AZRE Magazine | Construction

Back in the depths of the Great Recession, Maricopa was in the national spotlight for all the wrong reasons, including being dubbed “A Paradise Lost” by the Wall Street Journal due to all the abandoned home developments. Now this booming city of 50,000 is once again the state’s fastest growing community, and also boasts one… Read More →

Studio Ma cools streets by linking transit, shade and housing

by in AZRE Magazine

For the extreme heat of the desert Southwest, where temperatures are reaching 110°F and higher this summer, can transit-oriented development improve the quality of life? The answer is yes. Through collaborations on several new projects, the Phoenix-based firm Studio Ma — a specialist in environmental design and architecture — has shown how to cool streets… Read More →

Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation gives $2.5M to Free Arts

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has awarded Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona (Free Arts) a $2.5 million grant to double the organization’s physical space and provide funding for two of its signature programs. The grant will establish The Bob & Renee Parsons Center for Hope & Healing, expand programming and reach children… Read More →

Orbital ATK’s Landsat 9 on track for 2020 launch

Orbital ATK (NYSE: OA), a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies, is making excellent progress on the NASA/U.S. Geological Survey Landsat 9 spacecraft less than a year after winning the contract award in October 2016. Landsat 9, an advanced land surface mapping satellite, will collect space-based images and data that serve as valuable resources… Read More →

The 10 best places to get naked in Arizona

Body positivity is about celebrating all shapes and sizes — curvy, plus-size, thin, athletic, dad bods, muffin tops. So what better way to celebrate your own body than by daring to bare and getting naked in Arizona. Don’t know where to start? We can’t help you unzip your dress or offer you a dose of… Read More →

HFF arranges $171M financing for 13-property multi-state portfolio

by in AZRE Magazine | Finance & RE Law | Retail

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announced today that, on behalf of Westwood Financial, it has arranged $171 million in first lien financing for a portfolio comprising 13 multi-tenant retail centers totaling 1,050,350 million square feet in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina and Texas markets. HFF worked on behalf of the borrower, Westwood Financial,… Read More →

Environmental sheriffs help developers avoid dust-ups

by in AZRE Magazine

Travis Fern’s office is acres of dirt. From the cab of his truck, he watches as a water tanker rumbles by, spraying the ground and suppressing the dust that rises from sprawling, open land. Fern is the compliance manager for Earthworks Environmental, a Gilbert-based company that primarily serves land developers, vertical developers, commercial construction and… Read More →

Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation will match Girl Scouts donations

The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has issued a $1.6 million matching challenge to the Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council (GSACPC) to help complete its $18 million Campaign for Girls in Arizona. The Foundation will match all donations received between now and December 31, 2017, dollar-for-dollar, up to $1.6 million.  “Renee and I have seen… Read More →

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 remodelers

by in Home & Design

Here are the Top 10 remodelers in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2017 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your… Read More →

Ducey supports Walmart’s effort to increase U.S. manufacturing


Walmart today convened a broad group of individuals and organizations representing government, business, and non-governmental organizations from across the country to present a Policy Roadmap to Renew U.S. Manufacturing. The meeting included a bipartisan conversation about the current challenges and opportunities in the U.S. manufacturing sector as well as case studies of successful collaboration among… Read More →

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria continues to expand in Arizona

Chicago based Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria announces today it will be opening its third Arizona location in Scottsdale.  The opening is slated for early summer 2018. The new full-service restaurant will be Malnati’s largest Arizona location to date at 10,000 square feet, including a spacious outdoor patio area. The pizzeria will include a full bar along… Read More →