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Warmer weather brings out bugs in the Valley


Don’t take it personally, but as you’re thinking about servicing your AC unit for the valley’s quickly-approaching summer, you may also want to address those bugs that are currently marching across your kitchen floor. “It’s go-time!” relates Nathan Woolf, co-founder of Blue Sky Pest Control. “Once our nighttime temperatures start to stay above 68 degrees,… Read More →

10 important signs of mental illness


Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In Arizona, it is estimated that nearly 42,000 people are seriously mentally ill. What’s even more concerning is how mental health is increasingly affecting our youth. About 11 percent of… Read More →

Silverleaf offers luxury home organizing tips

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The Sterling Collection at Silverleaf will host an afternoon of luxury home organizing tips for your master closet and kitchen with help from luxury residential organizer, Mika Perry of NEAT Method.  Also included will be an exclusive spring trunk show from Calypso St. Barth along with light bites and wine from Sorso Wine Room. Situated… Read More →

Lennar wins HBACA Co-Home of the Year


Lennar’s Crest floorplan, featured at Encore at Victory in the masterplanned Verrado community, recently won Co-Home of the Year in the Active Adult Community category during the HBACA Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence Awards (MAME). “We are so appreciative that our peers recognized our Crest floorplan with this honor,” said Alan Jones, Division President for… Read More →

Bridges Center for Weight Management earns designation

Weight-loss surgery - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona named Bridges Center for Surgical Weight Management at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Phoenix as part of its Blue Distinction® Centers for Specialty Care program. This healthcare facility has been designated as a Blue Distinction® Center+ for delivering quality care resulting in better overall outcomes for bariatric patients, while… Read More →

Washington Federal helps scholars with financial education

Metro Tech

Representatives from Washington Federal’s executive team in Arizona honored more than 200 graduates of its 2015 Washington Federal Financial Scholars Program, a financial education course designed to provide students with the critical skills needed to make sound financial decisions, on Wednesday, April 29 at Metro Tech High School. Washington Federal partnered with leading education technology company EverFi,… Read More →

Anthony Spano named president of DeVry in Phoenix


DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Anthony Spano as president of the Phoenix campus in Arizona. Spano will provide executive leadership at the university’s Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa locations (collectively known as the Phoenix metro). Spano has more than 24 years of academic leadership experience and has served as the campus director of DeVry University’s… Read More →

Ryan Backlund to lead Wells Fargo Private Bank in Arizona

Backlund , Ryan 2015

Wells Fargo Private Bank announced today Ryan Backlund as regional managing director for Arizona.  Backlund, based in Scottsdale, will oversee all wealth management functions for the area, including private banking, credit, investment management, insurance, and trust and estate services through Wells Fargo Bank, NA, as well as brokerage services through Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. Previously… Read More →

FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones


An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

Survey shows Arizonans favor shopping small businesses


An overwhelming number of Arizona consumers (88 percent) support small businesses in their communities by patronizing these establishments at least once a week, according to the 2015 Cox Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses. In fact, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Arizona consumers visit a small business two or more times a week. Cox Business commissioned… Read More →

Arizona’s aerospace industry may turn to space tourism


Arizona’s missile and space vehicle industry has faced massive cuts to its government contracts over the last four years, forcing some companies to explore other revenue sources. Experts said the industry may turn to space tourism and commercial space programs to fill that gap. The state has several advantages to expand in this market: good… Read More →

DriveTime hiring 50; making on-the-spot offers in Mesa


One of Arizona’s largest and fastest growing employers, DriveTime, is looking to immediately fill over 50 open positions in Mesa at their Corporate Operations Center. To meet these needs as quickly as possible, DriveTime will be offering on-the-spot offers on May 5 for qualified applicants and plans to fill half of all open positions that… Read More →

Cox Communications honors Valley’s ‘green’ heroes

Green World

Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for Arizona’s fourth annual Cox Conserves Heroes awards program. A total of $20,000 will be donated to local environmental nonprofits on behalf of the winner and finalists. Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. MT on May 18 at for volunteers… Read More →

Peoria Pines opening Arizona’s 1st Certified FootGolf Course


Peoria Pines Golf & Restaurant announced that it will be launching FootGolf on Friday, May 8, 2015 & will be the only Certified FootGolf Course in the State of Arizona. FootGolf is a fun, new sport that appeals to a large audience. It’s fun for all ages, requires no equipment other than a soccer ball… Read More →