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Capture!PhotoCon offers expert training for photographers

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

Some of the Southwest’s most accomplished photographers will expose their techniques and tips to local photogs of all skill levels at Capture!PhotoCon, a new event in Phoenix on March 23-26.   Created by Mesa photographers Nicholas Pappagallo Jr. and Cusi Taylor, the first-time conference will offer hands-on workshops and seminars for beginning to aspiring pro… Read More →

Michele Reagan hopes other officials learn from her rough year

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan said she had to learn a lot in a hurry during a hectic 2016 election year, but had pointers for other elections officials. (Photo by Anthony Marroquin/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

It was a rough year for Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan, who told a national group Friday that after learning the hard way how to deal with election issues, she hoped her experience would keep them from going through the same turmoil. Reagan was the featured speaker at a National Association of Secretaries of… Read More →

CEO Series: Launching Arizona’s aerospace industry

Kjell Stakkestad, KinetX
by in AZ Business Magazine

KinetX Aerospace faced a Herculean challenge when it was asked to develop a navigation system to guide the fastest spacecraft ever launched to the farthest destination ever explored. “We have done navigation to a number of planets, but it was a different kind of challenge going to Pluto,” says Kjell Stakkestad, president and CEO of… Read More →

Arizona Airbnb hosts earned $50.9 million in 2016

Extreme Sport, Arizona Adventures
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced hosts in Arizona using its platform earned a combined $50.9 million in supplemental income, while welcoming 329,000 visitors to the Grand Canyon State in 2016. The 329,000 guest arrivals represent a 152 percent growth over the year before. This comes as Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona have… Read More →

Library coding clubs prepare kids and teens for growing job market

A sign promoting the code club at Tempe Public Library on January 26, 2017. (Photo by Emily Balli/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

PHOENIX – With employment opportunities for software, application and system developers expected to grow, and most schools still not offering computer programming classes, dozens of Arizona libraries are beginning to turn themselves into more than just a place to check out books. “It’s no longer OK to just sit around with books and wait for… Read More →

ASU professor predicts ‘Obamacare’ repeal could send state into health care recession

Obamacare

A new report from an Arizona State University professor predicts that repealing “Obamacare” could cut Arizona jobs and send the state into a “health care recession.” Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics, discussed the findings of his January study in a conference call Wednesday. Since 1995, one out of every five new payroll jobs… Read More →

Effort to boost trade with Mexico faces hurdle under Trump administration

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Arizona is caught in the middle as President Donald Trump tries to limit foreign trade with Mexico while the state tries to boost cross border business. “What bothers me is that we are really not understanding where we came from and respecting where we are going,” said Jaime Chamberlain, president of J-C Distributing Inc., a… Read More →

Millennials are ready to take over Arizona’s tech sector

Phoenix

The technology world is built on the innovative ideas of the next generation of our workforce. Today, we look to the Millennial generation to take over for the Baby Boomers in building the technology landscape of tomorrow. To understand Arizona’s growing technology startup ecosystem, one must understand the reasoning behind the education and motivations of… Read More →

FirstBank Brings ‘Food Truck Friday’ to Arizona in February

Food truck friday

Three FirstBank branches in the Phoenix area will be giving away free lunches to customers the last three Fridays in February. “We always put a lot of emphasis into giving back to the local community, but this year we thought it would be fun to give back to our Arizona customers,” said Bryce Lloyd, Phoenix Market President… Read More →

ADP plans to add 250 jobs in Tucson

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Looking for a job? New Jersey-based Human resources management software firm, ADP, is adding 250 jobs to its Tucson location. The company will now have 400 employees in Tucson and nearly 2,000 in Arizona with the additional 250 employees who will work at the 49,543-square-foot space at the company’s facility at 5451 E. Williams Blvd.,… Read More →

Promise of staggering debt stirs doctor shortage

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by in AZ Business Magazine

The debate surrounding a shortage in physicians in the United States has loomed for decades — some experts have offered solutions to problems surrounding a shortage in care, and others have disputed claims of a shortage all together. Possible warning signs have gone unheeded, and over the next 10 years, the pending existence of a… Read More →

How has Phoenix lost its ‘low-cost alternative’ label?

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by in AZ Business Magazine

For a long time, Phoenix was touted as the low-cost alternative for companies looking to relocate or expand. While Metro Phoenix still competes heavily on cost as an advantage, the Valley offers so much more value to companies – a skilled workforce, strong communities, public-private partnerships, the leading university for innovation for two years in… Read More →

Event Recap: Rebuilding a leading housing market

(From left to right) John Graham, president of Sunbelt Holdings; Dana Volrich, division vice president at MacDonald Development Corporation; Steve Logan, Arizona division president at K. Hovananian Homes; Ryan Huffman, regional vice president of land acquisition and development at Arizona-Mattamy Homes; Jordan Rose, president and founder of Rose Law Group.

Heading into 2017, housing market experts share cautious optimism about the future of Arizona’s residential market, which they discussed in front of a sellout crowd of nearly 700 people at the eighth annual AZ Dealmakers event today. The theme for this year’s event — put on by Belfiore Real Estate Consulting, Rose Law Group and… Read More →

Legislative Update: Next steps for commercial drone regulation

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by in AZRE Magazine

In recent years, unmanned aircraft systems or UAS have gone from being primarily used by the military and government to a technology that is in the hands of everyone from farmers to filmmakers. New advancements in the technology are being made every day by government and civilians alike. UAS are being used to plot maps,… Read More →