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IO Raises $260 Million in Financing

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by in Banking | Business News | Tech

IO, the global leader in software-defined data centers, today announced the closing of a new $260,000,000 multi-year credit facility led by Wells Fargo. IO’s existing bank group, consisting of Wells Fargo and Mutual Bank of Omaha, has been expanded to include Bank of America, Bank of Montreal, JPMorgan Chase Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, National… Read More →

Phoenix Public Market boosts micro-businesses

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Micro businesses may be small, but they pack a big punch. Though defined as businesses with less than five employees, www.microexec.com reports that micro firms “represent a staggering 99.7percent of all the employer firms in the country.”  That means more than half of all private-sector employees work for micro firms which pay “44 percent of… Read More →

Enterprise Offers Free Course for Business Leaders

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Enterprise University, an educational program offered by Enterprise Bank & Trust, will continue its Spring 2013 courses with an April 24 class on “Creating a Marketing Strategy to Build Brands and Drive Results.” The morning workshop includes a continental breakfast and will focus on strategic, smart and innovative techniques that not only build brands but… Read More →

B of A, Khan Academy Promote Better Money Habits

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by in Banking | Education | Featured

Bank of America and Khan Academy today announced a financial education collaboration that will provide both bank customers and non-customers alike free, self-paced, easy-to-understand resources to develop better money habits. These resources will be available on a new website, BetterMoneyHabits.com, which will incorporate educational content from Khan Academy and Bank of America and be promoted… Read More →

The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders

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Benito Almanza Arizona president Bank of America Born into a family of migrant workers, Almanza is now responsible for all lines of business efforts, community and civic activities in the state. The graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara has been with Bank of America for 30 years, working in California before… Read More →

Bankers: Don’t try to time the market

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by in Banking | Featured | Real Estate

Timing is everything. But when it comes to buying a house, Valley banking leaders says it’s best not to rely too much on timing. “Potential buyers who are still on the sidelines waiting for housing prices to decline further may see themselves priced out of the market if interest rates rise,” says Carl Streicher, regional… Read More →

Bankers: Don't try to time the market

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by in Banking | Featured | Real Estate

Timing is everything. But when it comes to buying a house, Valley banking leaders says it’s best not to rely too much on timing. “Potential buyers who are still on the sidelines waiting for housing prices to decline further may see themselves priced out of the market if interest rates rise,” says Carl Streicher, regional… Read More →

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Names Market Manager

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by in Banking | Business News

Scott Vanderpool has been named vice president and market manager for the Desert Mountain States with the Business Banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, Vanderpool will manage a team that supports small and mid-sized business clients with $5 million to $50 million in annual revenues in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico… Read More →

3 Phoenix-area companies offered access to growth capital

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by in Business News | Finance | Small Biz

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), Bank of America, FORTUNE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are proud to announce that they have selected three Phoenix-area companies for their annual Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program. This year the program received a record-setting 5,200 company nominations from across the country and selected… Read More →

AWEE presents 2012 Faces of Success

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by in Business News | Events

A formerly homeless veteran who lost his hearing from an explosion in Vietnam, an ex-offender who chose drugs over her children and today counsels individuals in similar circumstances, and a Baltimore transplant who had to rely on the financial support of family when she couldn’t find a fulltime job despite a steady work history will… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

Corporate Giving More Discriminating, But Still Charitable

Corporate Giving - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Like the economy, a dip in corporate giving appears to have bottomed out, but that charitable landscape has changed both for givers and receivers. Corporations are re-evaluating which not-for-profit organizations they support, and in some cases businesses are providing more volunteers and less cash. At the same time, fund-raising efforts are changing. Some elaborate parties… Read More →

Snapshot: Downtown Phoenix Buildings

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by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

Gallery of downtown Phoenix buildings. HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique was added to the photo to give a more dramatic effect. HDR is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than current standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wide… Read More →

CEO Series: Benito Almanza

Benito Almanza Arizona State President Company: Bank of America - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Benito Almanza Title: Arizona State President Company: Bank of America How would you assess the banking industry’s reactions to the new financial reform law? What are the industry’s biggest concerns, particularly in regards to derivatives and less onerous regulation on small banks? Bank of America has generally supported reforms, including the formation of a new… Read More →