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Photos: Tempe campus bookstore closing after 49 years

Tempe Campus Bookstore

For nearly 50 years, Arizona State University students have stopped at a Tempe bookstore to pick up school supplies. But the decades-long tradition will soon come to an end.   Photos courtesy of Anna Copper/Cronkite News The Student Book Center will shut down on May 31, mourned by current and longtime customers. “This is actually the… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

innovative lab

Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

ASU, NAWBO to celebrate entrepreneurial women

entrepreneurial women

Arizona State University (ASU), in collaboration with the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)-Phoenix chapter, is hosting a May 12 ceremony to celebrate women entrepreneurs who have successfully completed ASU’s SparXX 20 or NAWBO’s Business Mentoring programs. The jointly held event will also celebrate supporters of women entrepreneurship programs in Phoenix and provide attendees an… Read More →

ASU West hosts comic and Sci-fi convention

Phoenix Comicon Brings In Over 23,000 Attendees, Photo: Jonathan, LightningOctopus.com

Get excited comic and science fiction fans, because the ASU Cos Club, Hispanic Honor Society and Teachers of the Future are hosting the third annual DevCon Convention, a celebration of all nerdy fandoms. The DevCon Convention will be on ASU West campus on Saturday, May 7th to Sunday, May 8th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The… Read More →

ASU professor tests preventive cancer vaccine

Colorectal Cancer

For more than 10 years, professor Stephen Johnston and a team of researchers at Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute have been developing a cancer vaccine aimed at preventing all types of cancer. Johnston said his vaccine has passed safety trials and is moving on to efficacy trials in dogs. Johnston said one of the biggest… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

College Football Playoff has $273.6M economic impact

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The 2016 College Football Playoff (CFP) National Championship generated $273.6 million in economic impact, highest among Arizona’s eight college football title games, according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. An estimated 65,401 visitors came to Arizona for the 2016 College Football Playoff… Read More →

Ballard Spahr marks milestone with diversity scholarship

ASU's Arizona Center for Law and Society

Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix office is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $125,000 gift to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The first scholarship from the Ballard Spahr Diversity Scholarship—$25,000 for one year of tuition—will be awarded for the 2016-17 academic year, and the recipient will be known as the Ballard… Read More →

Arizona added 100,000 residents in 2015

phoenix

Arizona’s population grew by nearly 100,000 in 2015, driven largely by growth in Maricopa County which saw the second-largest increase among counties in the nation, according to new Census Bureau estimates. The bureau’s 2015 population estimates for counties and metro areas also said that Maricopa finished first in the nation for net domestic migration growth… Read More →

ASU grads launch Club Nutrition in Tempe

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Calling all fitness fanatics: a new store, Club Nutrition, is holding their grand opening on March 25th located on College Avenue in Tempe. Club Nutrition is more than just a supplement shop, it is a lifestyle. Their organic supplements — protein, pre-workout, post-workout, creatine and anabolic nutrients not only help improve your workout routine but can… Read More →

Local business leaders receive ASU Alumni awards

ASU Alumni

Arizona State University Alumni Association will host the Sun Devil 100, an awards celebration dedicated to honoring the university’s alumni business leaders and entrepreneurs, on Wednesday, April 27, in Old Main on the university’s Tempe campus. The event, formerly known as Sun Devil Select, will spotlight the achievements of Sun Devil-owned and Sun Devil-led businesses.… Read More →

W.P. Carey Talks Speaker Series coming in April

Arizona State University

Arizona State University W.P. Carey School of Business Alumni Board will host the second annual W.P. Carey Talks Speaker Series at the Orpheum Theatre, April 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The alumni board, focused on promoting the W.P. Carey School of Business and engaging its alumni, brought together a unique group of speakers to inspire… Read More →

IO closes $505M in financing for new Phoenix data center

iodatacenter

IO, a leading global provider of Data Center Services, today announced it has raised $445 million in debt capital from Deutsche Bank and $60 million in additional growth capital from an affiliate of Macquarie Capital. The proceeds from the Deutsche Bank loan allowed IO to refinance its existing U.S. indebtedness. In addition, IO has exercised… Read More →

EDU3 Ventures buys land near Tempe Town Lake

Downtown
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Mixed-Use

Colliers International in Greater Phoenix negotiated the $1.4 million purchase of 1.5 acres at 942 and 946 W. First St. in Tempe, near Arizona State University and Tempe Town Lake. The site, which consists of two parcels and a 10,200-square-foot warehouse building, is planned for a mixed-use, live/work redevelopment. Mike Milic, vice president with Colliers, represented the buyer,… Read More →