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2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

D-backs giving away 10,000 Father’s Day T-shirts

image003The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will give away special Father’s Day T-shirts, courtesy of Audi, to 10,000 dads on June 21 when the D-backs host the San Diego Padres at Chase Field.

The D-backs also welcome all dads and kids, 12 and younger, to run the bases for Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) after the game. For each dad and kid that crosses home plate, the D-backs will donate $1 to PCH.

Major League Baseball and the D-backs will also host Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on June 21 and will recognize prostate cancer survivors. The D-backs will donate $2 from each ticket purchased at www.dbacks.com/giveback to benefit prostate cancer charities, including D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall’s Pro-State Foundation. 

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Randy Johnson will get first key to the City of Phoenix

Mayor Greg Stanton will present Arizona Diamondbacks legend and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Randy Johnson with Key to the City during a public ceremony at Noon, this Friday, June 5 at City Hall.  The “Big Unit” will be the first person to ever receive a Key to the City of Phoenix.

Johnson was the World Series Most Valuable Player on the 2001 Diamondbacks team that brought the city its first-ever major sports championship, and earned four consecutive (of his career total five) Cy Young Awards wearing an Arizona uniform.  The southpaw will become the first player to wear a D-backs hat on his plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., on July 26.

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MLB, Diamondbacks will host diversity summit

Major League Baseball announced that it will partner with the Arizona Diamondbacks to co-host the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit in Greater Phoenix in March 2016.  The event, which will be held during Spring Training for the first time, will provide attendees with exclusive access to human resource and procurement executives from all 30 MLB Clubs, MLB Network, MLB Advanced Media, Minor League Baseball Clubs and MLB’s Central Office.

Various elements of the MLB Diversity Business Summit will be held on March 8th and 9th (2016) at Chase Field, the Regular Season home of the D-backs, and Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, the Spring Training home of the D-backs and the Colorado Rockies. The MLB Diversity Business Summit is a unique sports employment and business opportunity career and trade fair.  It provides job seekers and entrepreneurs with opportunities to connect directly with decision-makers regarding employment and business opportunities. Features of the 2016 MLB Diversity Business Summit will include event-wide networking, exhibit floor access, workshops, executive roundtable discussions and a keynote speech by Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. 

 “Major League Baseball is pleased to join the Arizona Diamondbacks in hosting the 2016 Diversity Business Summit, our first during Spring Training,” Commissioner Manfred said. “Diversity and inclusion are core tenets of our industry.  As fans gather in anticipation of the 2016 Championship Season, we will be proud to offer unparalleled access and networking toward the pursuit of business and employment opportunities within our game.”

“Arizona is one of the most diverse states in our nation and we are honored to host this summit next year at a time when all eyes are on us,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall, who serves on MLB’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. “We recognize the great importance of a diverse work force and supplier base and we are proud to help lead the way in expanding those opportunities in baseball and making this the best summit to date.”

The D-backs were recently named to the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Million Dollar Circle of Excellence as an organization that spends more than $1 million annually with minority- or women-owned businesses. Additionally, the team works closely with the African-American, Native-American and Hispanic communities, each of which are expected to be involved in the upcoming summit.

     The previous three MLB Diversity Business Summits were held during the Regular Season calendar in Chicago (2012; co-hosted by the Chicago White Sox), Houston (2013; co-hosted by the Houston Astros) and New York (2014; co-hosted by the New York Yankees).  In total, the three previous MLB Diversity Business Summits attracted more than 3,000 attendees from across the United States.

     For more information and to save the date, visit MLB.com/diversitysummit. Please follow the MLB Diversity Business Summit on Twitter (@MLB_DBS) and Facebook (Facebook.com/DiversityBusinessSummit).

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Dan Patrick headlines NAIOP Arizona event

Millions listen to Dan Patrick daily, now NAIOP Arizona has made it possible to you to hear him in person.

NAIOP Arizona’s annual Signature Speaker Series Event will feature Patrick, one of the most accomplished, popular and versatile commentators in sports media. The event takes place April 30 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, 2400 E Missouri Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85016.

There will be a special opening by Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall.

Patrick is a Sports Emmy-winning sportscaster, radio personality and actor. He currently hosts The Dan Patrick Show broadcast on radio on Premiere Radio Networks and on television on NBCSN as well as The Audience Network for DIRECTV subscribers. He also currently co-hosts NBC’s Football Night in America and serves as a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He previously worked at ESPN for 18 years, where he often anchored the weeknight and Sunday 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.

Patrick has also made cameo appearances in many movies and TV shows, thanks in large part to his longtime friendship with actor Adam Sandler.

NAIOP Arizona is the trade association representing the commercial real estate industry in Arizona. Its members enjoy premier networking events, quality educational programs and political action.

For Inquiries please email rsvp@naiopaz.org.

2012 Employee Appreciation Dinner

D-backs host APS Green Game on Earth Day Wednesday

The Arizona Diamondbacks, in partnership with Arizona Public Service (APS), have teamed up for the sixth annual APS Green Game, which will be held on Earth Day this Wednesday.  The goal of the event is to educate fans on how to become more energy efficient.

In support of all the green efforts on Wednesday, all electric vehicles will receive free parking in the Chase Field Garage.  During the game, the APS Green Team will collect recyclables in between each inning throughout the stadium and fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #APSGreenGame to see their energy-efficient social media posts on dbTV. As fans leave the stadium after the game, the D-backs and APS will hand out 10,000 CFL light bulbs. During the APS Green Game, the D-backs will purchase green energy from APS to power Chase Field. The total average consumption for the game will be approximately 238,000 kilowatt hours (kWh).

The D-backs are constantly seeking ways to be more energy efficient and more sustainable. Some of the top practices are highlighted by the following:

• Hosted the first-ever Zero-Waste Spring Training game in Arizona on March 13, 2014 at Salt River Fields to bring awareness to recycling and composting

• In 2014, the D-backs replaced fluorescent lighting along the main concourse with energy-efficient LED lighting that reduced the main concourse lighting power consumption by 60 percent.

• Fans with electric powered vehicles can charge their cars at one of the three electric car charging stations located at the northwest corner of 4th Street and Jackson at every game this season.

• The D-backs and Levy Restaurants donated four tons of leftover food after games in 2014 to Church on the Street, an equivalent of 7,500 meals for people in need in the Phoenix community.

• The APS Solar Pavilion, a 17,280 square-foot shade structure that generates 100,000 kWh of solar energy annually, enough electricity to power the lights at Chase Field for 11 home games.

Fans are encouraged to purchase tickets for the game at www.dbacks.com/earthday and $2 from each ticket will benefit Phoenix Revitalization Corporation.

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Valley Leadership announces 2015 CEO Advisory Circle

Valley Leadership, the region’s premier leadership organization, announced its 2015 CEO Advisory Circle membership.  The CEO Advisory Circle will help Valley Leadership hone its focus on meeting future leadership needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing landscape.

The nine 2015 CEO Circle leaders were selected from diverse industries for their expert perspective on leadership, and for their long-standing commitment to and understanding of the Valley.

“The CEO Circle goes beyond a traditional advisory board format,” said Don Henninger, CEO Advisory Circle facilitator, “These leaders are not only committed to the success of Valley Leadership, they are dedicated to leading the way in fostering and promoting strong leadership for our region’s future.”

Leaders will meet quarterly to discuss Valley Leadership’s programming and goals, and offer advice on how to meet the needs associated with changes in leadership.

“The opportunity to tap this level of experience and diverse perspective is important as Valley Leadership continues to lead the way in leadership development programming,” says Brad Vynalek, partner at Quarles & Brady LLP, Valley Leadership board director and alum. “Their advice will be invaluable to Valley Leadership and the greater community.”

Vynalek and Katie Campana, fellow directors and alumni, worked with Don Henninger to create the Circle on behalf of the Valley Leadership Board. 

“Valley Leadership is looking forward to receiving high-level advice from the members, which will be applied to the strategic work of the board,” said Campana, community affairs and community development officer for Wells Fargo.  “This is a key leadership project important to the future of the Valley.”

2015 Valley Leadership CEO Advisory Circle

Hon. Rebecca Berch, Arizona Supreme Court

Supervisor Steve Chucri, Arizona Restaurant Association

Dr. Michael Crow, Arizona State University

Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks

Sharon Harper, Plaza Companies

Edmundo Hidalgo, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Eileen Klein, Arizona Board of Regents

Paul Luna, Helios Education Foundation

Ed Zuercher, City of Phoenix

Don Henninger, CEO Advisory Circle Facilitator

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D-backs have lowest Fan Cost Index for 9th straight year

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the ninth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report.
The D-backs finished almost $85 below the industry average of $211.68. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four to attend a MLB game. It has been computed annually by Team Marketing Report since 1991 and is comprised of four average tickets, two beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking for one car and two adult-sized hats.
 
The Arizona Diamondbacks average ticket price of $17.98 for the 2015 season ranked second-lowest among all Major League clubs. The D-backs are nearly $11 below the MLB average ticket price of $28.94 in 2015. The D-backs Value Pack allows fans to purchase an Infield Reserve or Bleacher ticket, regular-size hot dog or a SUBWAY ® sandwich, 24-ounce Pepsi and SUBWAY® restaurants cookie for just $19 and $25, respectively, to any regular-season game at Chase Field.
 
“It is our goal to always have affordable options for our fans at Chase Field and we take great pride in having the lowest Fan Cost Index in baseball year after year,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “We are particularly proud that we were able to keep our average ticket price flat and stay so far below the league average while adding several new amenities this season in the dining and merchandise experience at the ballpark.” 
 
All-You-Can-Eat Seats are available starting at $34 and include unlimited access to ballpark traditions such as hot dogs, chips, popcorn, peanuts, water and Pepsi soft drinks in a special section on the Diamond Level. The D-backs also offer Value Item pricing on six food items ranging from $1.50-$4 at various concession locations and several merchandise items priced below $10 are available at Team Shop locations throughout Chase Field. The team’s magazine, D-backs Insider, is also distributed free to all fans in the ballpark during each homestand.
 
In addition, the D-backs offer the best price for beer in baseball at $4, which is almost $2 below the MLB average beer price at $5.98.
 
This offseason, the team made significant investments into the fan experience at Chase Field, drastically improving the dining and merchandise experience without altering the team’s spot atop the Fan Cost Index rankings.
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What’s new at Chase Field in 2015?

Chase Field, considered by many to be the most fan-friendly and affordable ballpark in the country, will host its first game of 2015, an exhibition game against the Chicago Cubs, today at 6:40 p.m.. The Arizona Diamondbacks’ (@Dbacks) home opener for the regular season will take place on Monday, April 6 at 7:10 p.m. against the San Francisco Giants. The D-backs will introduce more additions to the ballpark than ever before in order to enhance the fan experience, highlighted by a new dining and merchandise experience with Levy Restaurants and Levy Retail Group.

New Dining Experience, as previously announced (see here for more details: http://atmlb.com/1GhOfdF), includes:

  • Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
  • America’s Taco Shop
  • Paradise Valley Burger Co.
  • Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt
  • Churro Dog
  • Taste of Chase
  • The Draft Room
  • Ball Park Poppers
  • Food Truck Alley
  • Four collector’s edition souvenir cups
  • Digital Menu Boards
  • New credit card readers on all portable concession stands, beer carts and liquor portables

New Merchandise Experience, as previously announced (see here for more details: http://atmlb.com/1EGJjjA), includes:

  • Expanded Team Shop
  • New Era, Nike and ’47 Brand walk-in concepts along main concourse
  • Women’s, Kids and Candy shop
  • D-backs Authentics
  • Mobile Retail Truck
  • Apple Pay accepted at all Team Shop stores and concourse shops

The D-backs have also expanded the suite experience for fans to include a first-of-its kind main concourse suite – Studio @ 122. The suite is located behind home plate offering premium viewing and includes food in the suite package. The suite can be altered to include two groups of 10 or one large group of 20.

Another new addition to Chase Field is the American Airlines Lounge located underground, behind the D-backs dugout, and is an exclusive area available to fans with tickets in the lettered seating sections. The newly branded space features premium lounging, American Airlines and aviation-themed decorations and aircraft model, a private bar and custom dining options.

As previously announced, new security procedures will require all fans to enter via walk through metal detection. For more details, visit dbacks.com/security.

Limited tickets remain for Opening Day and are available by calling 602.462.4600 or online at www.dbacks.com.

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D-backs take ballpark dining to a new level

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) have redefined the dining experience at Chase Field bringing aboard local favorites Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles, America’s Taco Shop, Paradise Valley Burger Co. and Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt to Chase Field in 2015. In addition to the new restaurant vendors, the D-backs will add a Food Truck Alley, The Draft Room, Taste of Chase and Ball Park Poppers.

“We truly believe we are changing the game when it comes to the dining experience, not only at ballparks, but entertainment venues throughout the Valley,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “Not only are we proud to be adding four new local vendors to our options, but there are so many new offerings for our fans to look forward to – from food trucks and craft beers to digital menu boards and items like the Churro Dog that make Chase Field a destination for those who simply enjoy great food.”

Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles will offer scratch-made fried chicken and waffles with syrup as well as unique sides such as fried green tomatoes, spicy corn fritters and mac & cheese. Lo-Lo’s will be located along the main concourse at section 141.

America’s Taco Shop will feature fresh made-to-order items such as burritos, tacos, nachos and quesadillas. America’s Taco Shop will be located at sections 115 and 314.

Paradise Valley Burger Co., recently featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive Ins and Dives,” will offer specialty burgers such as the classic Paradise CHZ, Beach House Burger, and Burger Parmesana. Paradise Valley Burger Co. will be located along the main concourse at section 121.

Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt will offer fans the opportunity to customize their frozen yogurt with unique toppings ranging from sprinkles to mochi (Japanese rice cake). Zoyo will be located at section 138 and will also be featured on the world-famous Churro Dog.

Earlier this month, the D-backs announced Chase Field’s newest food sensation, the Churro Dog, which trended internationally on social media and was featured on several national television shows. The Churro Dog features a warm cinnamon churro served on a donut bun and topped with Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt, whipped cream, caramel and chocolate sauces and will be available at two dessert portables (section 114 and 123).

Taste of Chase will offer many of the iconic Chase Field food items such as the D-bat Dog, Sonoran Dog, and the Bisbee Tamale, located at section 130, just outside the Team Shop. Taste of Chase will also feature a footlong dog in which fans can choose from a newly expanded selection of fresh toppings at the Circle K Fresh Toppings Station Cart.

Previously known as Arizona Baseball Club, The Draft Room will serve as the craft beer destination at Chase Field. With more than 20 draft flavors available, fans will be able to enjoy the game with prime views in a casual pub-like atmosphere. Fans can also continue to order from the Chef’s Table as well as choose from an a la carte menu.

Ball Park Poppers will bring State Fair-like food options to Chase Field. Items such as deep-fried cheeseburger poppers, jalapeno poppers, sliders and “Grand Slam Cheese Sticks” will be offered at sections 106 and 312.

With the popularity of food trucks, fans will be able to enjoy Food Truck Alley, located on the plaza just outside Gate A. Working with Best in Show Events, each series will feature different local food trucks offering fans new and fresh options every time they come to the ballpark.

New this season, fans can collect all four Souvenir Cups that will feature various D-backs players throughout the season. The 32 oz. cups will be sold for $6.50 at all concessions stands where fountain drinks are available.

Throughout the ballpark, fans will notice digital menu boards at each dining location that can be rotated each homestand to offer new and exciting menu options.

All food options will be available at the D-backs vs. Cubs exhibition games on April 3 & 4 and Opening Day on April 6 at Chase Field. Tickets are available for Opening Day and the exhibition games by calling 602.492.4600 or online at www.dbacks.com

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D-backs will give away more free tacos In 2015

Back by popular demand, the Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) and Taco Bell have teamed up again to provide free tacos to fans throughout Arizona in 2015. In order to provide more opportunities for fans to receive free tacos the D-backs and Taco Bell will now offer three free tacos every time the D-backs score at least five runs, instead of six.

Fans can take advantage of the promotion by visiting any Arizona Taco Bell restaurant to receive three free crunchy beef tacos with the purchase of a large drink between 2-4 p.m. the day after the D-backs score five or more runs. Fans can order their tacos “D-backs Style” to add tomatoes and sour cream to all three tacos for $1 more (plus tax). Some exclusions apply, see stores for details.

This season, fans are encouraged to follow the D-backs on Twitter (@Dbacks), where the hashtags #WeWantTacos and #WeGotTacos will be used in conjunction with the promotion.  

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Will Ferrell will play in 5 Cactus League games

The Arizona Diamondbacks today announced Will Ferrell will be at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 12, participating in a once-in-a-lifetime role for the lifelong baseball fan, as production begins on a new special from Funny Or Die, in partnership with Major League Baseball, to air exclusively on HBO later this year.

Dedicating the project to the fight against cancer, Ferrell is also honoring the historic feat by Bert Campaneris five decades ago by playing every position on the field and maybe some off the field for 10 different teams in the same day.

“We are excited to see will take the field for us,” said D-backs Manager Chip Hale. “We hear he’s been taking this seriously so we fully expect Major League caliber play from him while he’s in our uniform.”

A list of the games at which Ferrell will be playing is below:

March 12 (all times subject to change)

12:05 p.m. – Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (HoHoKam Stadium)

1:10 p.m. – Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Tempe Diablo Stadium)

2:10 p.m.Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks (Salt River Fields at Talking Stick)

4:05 p.m. – San Francisco Giants at Chicago White Sox (ss) (Camelback Ranch)

6:15 p.m. – Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres (Peoria Stadium)

Ferrell’s goal is to honor “Campy” Campaneris while also helping organizations dedicated to fighting cancer, including Cancer for College.  Formed in 1993, Cancer for College is a charity that helps individuals adversely affected by cancer to realize their dream of a college education.

An important part of the fund-raising efforts will be game-used memorabilia from Ferrell’s journey across the five ballparks to be auctioned online later in the year on MLB.com with proceeds being donated to Cancer for College as well as Stand Up To Cancer, a groundbreaking initiative created to accelerate innovative cancer research.  MLB is the founding donor of Stand Up To Cancer.

Ferrell’s historic day will be chronicled in the exclusive HBO special which will air later this year and also feature MLB players, managers, coaches, executives and fans.  Fans can follow along live and on-demand throughout the day across MLB Network, MLB.com, dbacks.com and the official accounts on social media platforms.

On Sept. 8, 1965, Campaneris, in only his second Major League season, went 0-for-3 playing all nine positions for the Kansas City Athletics in a game against the California Angels. Campaneris is expected to be there with Ferrell as he begins his journey tomorrow.

The D-backs agreed to move the start time for tomorrow’s game against the Reds to 2:10 p.m. This adjustment from the original 1:10 p.m. time slot was to accommodate a request by Major League Baseball as part of the collaboration with HBO and Funny Or Die to film the project tomorrow.

Tickets are still available for tomorrow’s game by calling 480.362.9467 or online at dbacks.com/spring.

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What’s new At Salt River Fields in 2015?

The Arizona Diamondbacks will host Arizona State University for the first game in 2015 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 3 and fans will have much to look forward to at the D-backs’ award-winning Spring Training facility, including a 3-D printer and a food truck featured on the hit TV show “Shark Tank.”

The concessions at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick offer a diverse food selection and this year fans will be able to enjoy select fresh Maine lobster dishes from Cousins Maine Lobster food truck, as seen on “Shark Tank.” Another exciting addition this season includes Dunkin’ Donuts, which will feature freshly made donuts and hot and iced coffee. The Banana Boat Lawn will offer additional beer portables. Fans can also enjoy new food items at two grill cart portables, including beef, chicken or vegetable quesadillas, gluten-free options and fresh-made guacamole at Southwestern Fare (located along the 3rd base line main concourse) and three handcrafted gourmet sliders at Stolen Base Sliders (located along 1st base line main concourse). Also new in 2015, fans will be able to purchase a 32 oz. souvenir beer mug at all beer portables throughout the stadium in which fans will be able to bring back the mug for discounted refills through the duration of Spring Training.

Fans can also look forward to a 3-D printer along the main concourse. Salt River Fields will be the first and only Spring Training venue to offer the advanced technology which can create custom busts and statues of fans in D-backs team colors, jerseys and logos for a unique keepsake. In the Team Shop, fans can choose from a wide selection of fun and colorful tie-dye merchandise by Liquid Blue. The Team Shop will also feature exclusive Spring Training merchandise such as a commemorative Rawlings game baseball including new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s signature as well as the Salt River Fields logo. The Salt River Fields Team Shop is now open and will include popular MLB licensees such as Nike, New Era, Majestic and ’47 Brand.

D-backs players will sign autographs for free, courtesy of Wyndham Vacation Ownership, before each home game from 11:45 a.m.-Noon on day games and from 5:45-6:00 p.m. on night games. Also new in 2015 is an expanded souvenir program available for $2 which includes 12 commemorative baseball trading cards featuring D-backs and Rockies players.

Tickets for Spring Training games at Salt River Fields start at $9 and can be purchased at www.dbacks.com/spring or by calling 480.362.WINS. Fans can also enjoy games from one of three shaded party decks with the comfort of padded seats on the second and third levels and expansive views of the entire field with majestic mountain vistas in the background for as low as $20.

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Randy Johnson earns spot in Hall of Fame

Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame.

Johnson became the second Arizona Diamondbacks player to be elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The first was Roberto Alomar, who played one season for the D-backs in 2004.

Johnson, a five-time Cy Young Award winner including four with the Diamondbacks, ranks second on the all-time Major League strikeout list with 4,875 (first among left-handers). The 10-time All-Star won 303 games in his career, including a perfect game, and holds nearly every major career pitching record in D-backs franchise history. In 2001, he was named the co-MVP of the D-backs’ World Series Championship.

Baseball writers elected four players for the first time since 1955, with the Big Unit, Martinez and Smoltz earning induction on the first try Tuesday. Biggio made it on the third attempt after falling two votes shy last year.

The quartet will be inducted in Cooperstown on July 26. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America had not given four players the necessary 75 percent in a single year since selecting Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance 60 years earlier.

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Recycling provides economic incentives for businesses

While first associated with environmentalism and the green movement, recycling can help turn a profit too. For some companies, using recycled materials may be the most economically viable option.

“There’s an increasing interest in buying recycled products,” said Will Herzog. “We’re always looking for local options, and I know that it’s an initiative that the city of Phoenix is looking to draw potential buyers of recycled materials to the market.”

Herzog is the director of marketing for ReCommunity, an organization that operates recycling facilities across the country, including in Phoenix.

According to Herzog, right now a majority of the materials processed in Phoenix and Arizona are exported out of state. That being said, between the two Phoenix recycling facilities ReCommunity operates, there is a high volume of recyclables processed.

“With the city of Phoenix, we handle all the city’s recyclables, and that works out to about 105,000 tons to 110,000 tons of recyclables per year,” Herzog said.

Any given inbound ton of recycled material can be worth about $100, not including operating costs. The materials consist of paper products, cardboard and cardboard-like materials, paper-cardboard combinations called fibers, metals, plastics and glass.

“Across the entire city of Phoenix program, we’re probably recovering between 70 and 80% of the stream,” Herzog said. “90% of the revenue generated goes directly back to the city.”

“Most of our buyers are major national and global manufacturers of products that we recycle,” Herzog said.

One of their buyers is Strategic Materials, which further processes recycled glass to be resold to manufactures.

Strategic Materials has a facility in downtown Phoenix where they take glass shipments from Phoenix transfer stations. These are then resold to manufacturers.

“We process glass,” said Strategic Materials Vice President Paul Faherty. “We basically take glass from recycling operations, clean it, color sort it, size it and sell it to people who make new bottles and fiber glass.”

Buyers vary from container manufacturers to general fiber manufacturers. At the small plant in Phoenix, glass from Phoenix and Tucson is processed and sold to companies primarily in California and Texas.

Faherty explained that for glass manufacturers, using recycled material have become the most economically sound approach to their operations.

“Recycled glass has a lower melt point than making virgin glass,” Faherty explained. “It’s an energy save. You’re burning less gas and getting the same amount of material.”

Burning at a lower temperature also reduces maintenance costs, making it more affordable to maintain a furnace. Additionally, because of emission caps, companies using recycled glass can produce more while staying under the emissions limit.

Although many manufacturers are using up to 80% recycled glass in their products, this does not happen as much locally.

“The problem with Phoenix is that nobody is making glass in Phoenix,” Faherty said. “It’s going to get shipped somewhere…that costs money. It does make the relative cost of shipping recycled glass higher…there’s an economic calculation these guys go through.”

Despite this, Faherty said that glass is one of the most widely reused materials.

Locally, many businesses will use recycled material both out of social responsibility and as a way to make the recyclable movement more viable.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, for example, are part of the Green Sports Alliance, an information sharing organization built to promote green venue operation.

Matthew Helmeid is the director of special projects and brand development for the Diamondbacks, and spoke to some of their efforts at Chase Field.

“If you walk through the ballpark, we’ve got over 200 recycling containers that are matched up with all our trash receptacles,” Helmeid said. “Everything they prepare for concessions…that they don’t sell, they freeze, and overnight, a local group, Church on the Street, comes to the ballpark…and then they distribute it to people in need.”

Helmeid said that they would love to begin composting at Chase Field, but Phoenix does not have the infrastructure for it. Until it becomes economically viable, some reuse projects have to wait.

W. P. Carey School Announces Hall of Fame Members

Two technology mavens and a prominent professor focused on improving our health care will be honored for their accomplishments this month. The three alums will be inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame at Arizona State University on Oct. 30. Previous inductees come from such diverse organizations as the American Red Cross, the Arizona Diamondbacks, Motorola, Wells Fargo Bank and XM Satellite Radio.

“The new honorees have all blazed a trail in their respective fields, making a difference in their professions, their community and society as a whole,” says Amy Hillman, dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. “They also set a great example for our current students that there are no limits on how far they can go in their own career paths.”

The 37th annual W. P. Carey School inductees are:

• Leonard Berry – Dr. Berry, a distinguished professor and well-known author, has devoted his career to studying the marketing and quality of services, with a recent focus on how to improve health care service. He has written 10 books and done extensive work with the Mayo Clinic. He is currently examining how to improve the service experience of cancer patients and their families. Berry has received countless major academic awards and is both a fellow of the Academy of Marketing Science and a past national president of the American Marketing Association. He is a member of several boards of directors, including for Lowe’s, Genesco and Nemours Children’s Health System. He is a Regents Professor, teaching at Texas A&M University, and he received his Ph.D. from ASU’s business school in 1968.

• Brian Gentile – Gentile’s impressive tech career spans almost 30 years and major global companies, including Apple, Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle), and NCR Corporation. He is a leader in “big data” and cloud computing, who recently built and served as CEO of Jaspersoft Corporation. After TIBCO Software recently acquired the company, Gentile became senior vice president and general manager of its TIBCO Analytics products business unit. He has also been a public governor on the board of the Pacific Stock Exchange, a public member of a New York Stock Exchange committee on ethics and business conduct, and a founding board member for several Silicon Valley startups. He earned his MBA from ASU in 1992.

• Chuck Robel – Tech legend Robel served as chairman of the board of McAfee, one of the world’s best-known computer-security software companies, prior to its multibillion-dollar sale to Intel. He now serves on the boards of directors of GoDaddy, Jive Software, and several other public and private companies. He previously helped to manage about $1 billion in portfolio investments as chief operating officer at venture capital fund Hummer Winblad Venture Partners. He has been involved in more than 80 initial public offerings (IPOs) as an adviser, investor and board member. He received his bachelor’s in accounting from ASU’s business school in 1971.

Alumni, business leaders and students will attend the Homecoming Hall of Fame event Thursday, Oct. 30 at McCord Hall Plaza on ASU’s Tempe campus. The reception starts at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration is requested at www.wpcarey.asu.edu/events/2965 or by calling (480) 965-3978.

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GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo

Jerry Colangelo, Principal Partner, JDM Partners, CEO Lecture Series Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo.

Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders.

The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school of sports business.

He replaces Ken Blanchard, the business leadership author who had served as the namesake of the business school for a decade.

Colangelo is a former owner of the Suns, ex-managing general partner of the Diamondbacks and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame. He currently is director of USA Basketball.

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Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort.

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Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Five companies were recognized with a “spotlight” award for each of the five categories.

CONGRATUALTIONS!

The five spotlight awards winners are:

Customer Opinion: Cresa
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Quality Leadership: Kitchell
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Social Responsibility: Vanguard
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Innovation: Laser Spine Institute
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Workplace Culture: GoDaddy
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“This is the most comprehensive and prestigious corporate awards program in Arizona because it recognizes the contributions and impact these ‘most admired companies’ bring to our state,’” says Denise Gredler, co-founder of the Most Admired Companies Program.

“These companies truly exemplify what it means to be a good corporate citizen,” says Cheryl Green, publisher of Arizona Business Magazine. “MAC winners consistently show strong leadership, a commitment to the communities in which they operate and concern for their employees and customers.”

This year’s presenting sponsors included Dignity Health of Arizona, National Bank of Arizona and Thunderbird International School of Global Management. Additional Event Sponsors include Charles Schwab, Progrexion, Ryan and Shutterfly.

The 40 companies named Most Admired Companies for 2014 were:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Alliance Residential Company
American Express
Arizona Diamondbacks
AXA Advisors
Banner Casa Grande Medical Center
Cancer Treatment Centers of America
CBRE, Inc.
Charles Schwab
Cresa Phoenix
Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment
DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Fennemore Craig
GoDaddy
Goodmans Interior Structurs
Grant Thornton
Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort
Homeowners Financial Group
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Infusionsoft
International Cruise & Excursions, Inc.
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LaneTerralever
Laser Spine Institute
Mayo Clinic
Miller Russell Associates
National Bank of Arizona
Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Quarles & Brady
Rider Levett Bucknall
Ryan, LLC
Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network
Shutterfly, Inc.
Sonora Quest Laboratories
Sundt Construction
The CORE Institute
Telesphere
UnitedHealthcare of Arizona
University of Advancing Technology
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AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women

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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 at The Venue in Scottsdale.

“While their resumes and career paths may differ, the women we selected have all procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, business ethics and leadership,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “Az Business magazine is proud to congratulate the women who earned the right to call themselves one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. They are changing the face of Arizona business.”

The women selected to this prestigious list for 2014 are:

Nazneen Aziz, Ph.D, senior vice president and chief research officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Trish Bear, president and CEO, I-ology
Dr. Amy Beiter, president and CEO, Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital and Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute
Janet G. Betts, member, Sherman & Howard
Kristin Bloomquist, executive vice president and general manager, Cramer-Krasselt
Delia Carlyle, councilwoman, Ak-Chin Indian Community
Luci Chen, partner, Arizona Center for Cancer Care
Mary Collum, senior vice president, National Bank of Arizona
Kathy Coover, co-founder, Isagenix International
Janna Day, managing partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Karen Dickinson, shareholder, Polsinelli
Michele Finney, CEO, Abrazo Health
Susan Frank, CEO, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union
Leah Freed, managing shareholder, Ogletree Deakins
Deborah Griffin, president of the board of directors, Gila River Casinos
Mary Ann Guerra, CEO, BioAccel
Deb Gullett, senior specialist, Gallagher & Kennedy
Diane Haller, partner, Quarles & Brady
Maria Harper-Marinick, executive vice chancellor and provost, Maricopa Community Colleges
Catherine Hayes, principal, hayes architecture/interiors inc.
Camille Hill, president, Merestone
Chevy Humphrey, president and CEO, Arizona Science Center
Heidi Jannenga, founder, WebPT
Kara Kalkbrenner, acting fire chief, City of Phoenix
Lynne King Smith, CEO, TicketForce
Joan Koerber Walker, CEO, Arizona Bioindustry Association
Karen Kravitz, president and head of conceptology, Commotion Promotions
Deb Krmpotic, CEO, Banner Estrella Medical Center
Jessica Langbaum, PhD, principal scientist, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute
Georgia Lord, mayor, City of Goodyear
Sherry Lund, founder, Celebration Stem Cell Centre
Teresa Mandelin, CEO, Southwestern Business Financing Corporation
Shirley Mays, dean, Arizona Summit Law School
Ann Meyers-Drysdale, vice president, Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix Suns
Marcia L. Mintz, president, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation
Martha C. Patrick, shareholder, Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A.
Stephanie J. Quincy, partner, Steptoe & Johnson
Barb Rechterman, chief marketing officer, GoDaddy
Marian Rhodes, senior vice president, Arizona Diamondbacks
Joyce Santis, chief operating officer, Sonora Quest Laboratories
Gena Sluga, partner, Christian Dichter & Sluga
Beth Soberg, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona
Scarlett Spring, president, VisionGate
Patrice Strong-Register, managing partner, JatroBiofuels
Sarah A. Strunk, director, Fennemore Craig, P.C.
Marie Sullivan, president and CEO, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment
Nancy K. Sweitzer, MD, director, UA’s Sarver Heart Center
Dana Vela, president, Sunrise Schools and Tots Unlimited
Alicia Wadas, COO, The Lavidge Company
Ginger Ward, CEO, Southwest Human Development

In addition to the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, Az Business also selects five “Generation Next” women who are making an impact on Arizona, even though they are less than 40 years old. Those women selected for 2014 are:

Anca Bec, 36, business development officer, Alliance Bank of Arizona
Alison R. Christian, 32, shareholder, Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C.
Jaime Daddona, 38, senior associate, Squire Patton Boggs
Nancy Kim, 36, owner, Spectrum Dermatology
Jami Reagan, 35, owner, Shine Factory Public Relations

To select the best and brightest women to recognize each year, the editor and publisher of Az Business magazine compile a list of almost 1,000 women from every facet of Arizona’s business landscape — banking, law, healthcare, bioscience, real estate, technology, manufacturing, retail, tourism, energy, accounting and nonprofits. Once that list is compiled, we vet the list, narrow it down to about 150 women who we feel are most deserving, and then submit the list to 20 of their peers — female leaders from a variety or industries — and ask them to vote. If they want to vote for someone whose name is not on the list of those submitted for consideration, voters are invited to write in the names of women who they think deserve to members of this exclusive club.

Az Business also does not allow a woman to appear on the list most than once.

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D-backs Announce 2 Upcoming Concerts

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks and @LosDbacks) have announced two second-half concerts featuring Christian-rock band Third Day for Faith & Family Night on Aug. 23 and Mexican-pop artist Cristian Castro for Hispanic Heritage Day on Sept. 27.

Four-time Grammy Award winner Third Day will perform on the field after the D-backs vs. Padres game on Aug. 23 to headline Faith & Family Night. Third Day has sold more than 10 million albums in the United States and has received 24 Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Awards. The band has one RIAA Platinum album and eight RIAA Gold albums and was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009. A portion of ticket sales from Faith & Family Night ticket packages will benefit Hopefest and their mission to help the local homeless community. For more information, visit www.dbacks.com/faith.

Grammy Award-nominated Mexican pop star Cristian Castro will perform after the D-backs vs. Cardinals game on Sept. 27 at Chase Field in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Day, presented by Budweiser. Castro has been nominated multiple times for Latin Grammy Awards and has won countless awards, including being named the Best Male Pop Artist in 2012 (Premios Oye). Prior to the game, fans can enjoy a Hispanic Heritage Street Festival, presented by APS, and 20,000 fans will receive a Los D-backs T-shirt, courtesy of Gila River Casinos. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dbacks.com.

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Summer’s must-have accessory

The must-have accessory this summer is not the newest Coach purse or the recently released Jimmy Choo wedges, it is not even a designer brand, though design is important. We’re talking about nail art. Even though it’s a small accessory, it has been making a big splash here in Arizona and on the red carpet. Nail art is what you need to complete any and every look this summer. Whether the designs are lines, polka-dots, objects, words or bright colors, it is what every fashionista needs to finish her one-of-a-kind look.

The specialists at 20 Lounge Boutique Nail Bar in Scottsdale has become so popular that they are not only growing here in Arizona but are also starting to pop up in California. Customers are treated to champagne during their treatments, which include professional waxing and facials.

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Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

This summer, the popular colors are bright orange and pink. Chevron nails, which are the zig-zagging lines, have become very big and even celebrities like Katy Perry often wear these funky designs on the red carpet.  Symmetric and asymmetric lines are also hitting it big this season along with nautical themes for beach getaways or cruise line vacations. The most recent trend to pop up is sport themes, whether it is simply the team colors or getting crazy by having the team logo painted on your nails. Now that baseball is in season 20 Lounge is looking to help its customers show off their D-back spirit. The technicians have also noticed that one of the new nail fashion crazes is to hombre the color of their customers’ finger nails and/or toe nails.

 

How to extend the life of your manicure:

Get gel or shellac nails

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Courtesy of 20 Lounge Nail Bar

They will last about 14 days compared to a regular plain polish manicure, which will only last about two to three days before they start to chip. The gel and shellac nails are designed to last longer and are harder to chip.  To keep manicures looking fresh it is recommended that they are redone about every 14 days and pedicures should be refreshed about once a month.

Be aware you have a manicure
It may sound obvious, but when cleaning house, doing dishes or simple yard work, it is easy to forget about the beautiful manicure you just got. It is best, when doing these tasks, to wear gloves in order to prevent chipping or cracking in the polish. It is also important to keep applying top coat to the polish even after your manicure. This will help keep the polish strong.

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Hall joins CTCA’s Board of Directors

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center announced Arizona Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall will be joining its Board of Directors.

“As a prostate cancer survivor, this is a cause very close to my heart,” said Diamondbacks President and CEO Derrick Hall, who recently launched his own non-profit organization, the Pro-State Foundation. “I’m looking forward to being a part of the Board of Directors for Cancer Treatment Centers of America and seeing how I can help further their mission of ‘Winning the Fight Against Cancer, Every Day®.’”

“We are incredibly fortunate to welcome Derrick to our Board leadership,” said Matt McGuire, President and CEO, CTCA® at Western. “Derrick’s business savvy and commitment to community leadership, coupled with his own journey of cancer survivorship, will greatly enhance our ability to provide our patients the best possible cancer care.”

Hall joins a list of distinguished leaders and respected professionals currently serving on the Board of Directors: Richard J Stephenson (Chairman), James J. Grogan, Esq. (President); Kenneth Bennett (Treasurer); Stephen B. Bonner, Esq.; Ernest Calderón, Esq.; Michael L. Gallagher, Esq.; Carrie Martz; Robert Mayo; Christa Severns; Dr. Christopher Stephenson and Candace Hunter Wiest (Secretary).

“As President of the Western Board, I know I am speaking for all of our members in expressing our sincere welcome to Derrick and our gratitude to him for committing his time and energy to our important mission,” said James Grogan, President, CTCA Western Board of Directors. “Derrick will bring a wealth of community knowledge and business experience to our patient-focused efforts as we work to help families fight this horrible disease. His personal fight with cancer has inspired many in our community and we are thrilled that he will be helping Western deliver the best possible, personal, integrative, cancer care to all of our patients.”

Former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin will serve as an honorary lifeguard at the Diamondbacks' Beach Night on Friday.

D-backs Host Beach Night This Friday

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) encourage fans to escape the heat and enjoy Beach Night at the D-backs vs. Braves game this Friday at 6:40 PM at Chase Field. Limited Beach Night packages are still available and feature a reversible D-backs Bucket Hat.

Former Baywatch star Gena Lee Nolin will serve as an honorary lifeguard in the RAMTRUCKS.COM Pool for a couple of innings and will sign autographs for fans from 5:00-6:00PM along the main concourse in front of section 131.

Fans can expect several beach-themed events throughout the night, including:

> Performance by the Caribbean Cruisers that features a mix of Calypso, Soca, Junkanoo and Reggae beginning at 4:30PM at Game Seven Grill
> As fans enter the stadium, Polynesian dancers will entertain and pass out leis
> Boardwalk theme throughout the park, including photo ops with beach-themed cutouts
> Ride the mechanical shark, located in the Upper Right Field Deck
> Text BEACH to 76925 for a chance to win a full-sized D-backs autographed surfboard
> Beach-themed player headshots on dbTV
> Postgame fireworks show set to beach music, presented by Gila River Casinos

Currently, the D-backs are hosting an Instagram (@Dbacks) contest encouraging fans to submit their best “Go D-backs” image using D-backs and/or beach-themed items for a chance to win a trip to see the D-backs play the Padres in San Diego. For more information on the Instagram contest, please visit www.dbacks.com/beach.

A limited amount of Beach Night packages remain and can be purchased by calling 602.514.8400 or online at www.dbacks.com/events.

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Kids Get In Free At Diamondbacks Games Next Week

Earlier today, D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall (@DHallDbacks) announced via Twitter that the D-backs are offering free tickets for kids 12 and under to kick off the summer break. The offer is valid for games May 26-29 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket for any section in the ballpark, excluding the All-You-Can-Eat section and cannot be combined with any other offer.

The offer begins this Monday, Memorial Day, and the D-backs encourage families to come out to support Military Appreciation Day. Every D-backs game offers tons of fun for kids, including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sandlot, an area dedicated just for kids. The Sandlot is open for every D-backs home game and includes age-specific playground areas, Futures Field and a batting cage. D-backs Baseball Academy coaches offer free clinics at Futures Field in the Sandlot one hour before first pitch and at the end of the fourth inning. In addition, kids can sign up to be a part of the free Raising Cane’s Kids Club program in the Sandlot to earn prizes for every game they attend.

Adult tickets for games next week start at just $12 and are available at the Chase Field Box Office, by calling 602.514.8400 or online at dbacks.com/kids.

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D-backs reach 500,000 Facebook likes

The Arizona Diamondbacks reached 500,000 likes on Facebook today and responded with two significant announcements for fans and the Valley community.

For 500 cents ($5), Facebook fans can purchase an Infield Reserve ticket for any of the games during the three-game series this week against the Colorado Rockies (April 28-30) or the start of the next homestand against the Washington Nationals (May 12-14). To obtain the promo code, fans must visit the team’s Facebook page.

Additionally, the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation has pledged 500,000 cans of food to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. The non-profit organization will receive $100,000 to support its mission of ensuring that families have enough food to eat in an environment that is welcoming and empowering.

“We are extremely proud to reach this milestone, as it provides us with an opportunity to give back to our fans and our community,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall.

In the month of March, the D-backs’ Facebook page saw a 10-percent increase in likes, the largest single-month growth in three years. Since the beginning of the year, the team’s Facebook page has grown 35.7 percent, the fourth-highest mark in Major League Baseball.

The team ranks in the top quintile among the 30 Major League teams in engagement/fan on all three major social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, while the club’s official website, dbacks.com, continues to be the main hub for all of the D-backs’ digital offerings.