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Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women


A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk: Most Influential Women


Christine Nowaczyk, senior vice president, Bank of Arizona Nowaczyk earned the 2015 Meritorious Service Award from the Association for Corporate Growth, which is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members. Greatest accomplishment: “Having contributed to the success of Bank of Arizona by building a strong team with a solid reputation and the privilege of serving… Read More →

Christine Nowaczyk earns national honor

Christine Nowaczyk New Photo

One of the leaders of both the Association for Corporate Growth’s Arizona Chapter and the Valley banking community is being recognized with a prestigious honor. ACG has named Christine Nowaczyk, Senior Vice President for Bank of Arizona and former President of ACG-Arizona, as a recipient of the 2015 Meritorious Service Award. The award is the highest honor ACG bestows on its members,… Read More →

Leadership spotlight: Dave Ralston

by in Az Business Leaders | Banking

Dave Ralston CEO Bank of Arizona With more than 30 years of professional experience in the banking industry, Ralston has overall responsibility for market leadership in Arizona. He is currently on the board of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. Biggest challenge: “Early in my career I found myself reporting to an individual I did… Read More →

BOK Financial Reports Record Earnings for 2012

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan
by in Banking | Business News

BOK Financial Corporation, parent company of Bank of Arizona, reported record net income of $351.2 million or $5.13 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2012, up $65.3 million or 23% over 2011. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2011 was $285.9 million or $4.17 per diluted share. “BOK Financial’s results… Read More →

Are Arizona banks lending?

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan
by in Banking | Business News | Economy

Are they or aren’t they? Banks can only stay in business by making loans, not turning away customers who want to borrow money. So why does the public believe that banks aren’t lending? “The truth of the matter is that when things were really bad a few years ago, banks weren’t lending,” said Robert Sarver,… Read More →

Industry Experts' Forecast On 2012 Economy

2012 Annual Economic Outlook

Recovery is on the horizon, but industry experts are cautious in their forecast as the 2012 economy slowly bounces back.  Looking at Arizona’s recession-starved commercial real estate industry as a whole, 2011 was flat and 2012 is trending just slightly better. So say local experts. But broken down into its various components, there is a wide… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities

Arizona Bankers Association, Bankers Give Back - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Arizona Bankers Association Impacts State’s Economy, Communities Bank of Arizona President Ryan Suchala recognizes the importance of community. “This is where we live, work and play and in many cases the city where we are shaping our families,” Suchala says. “As a father of three I give my time to better our community because this… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2009: Finance & Professional

National Bank of Arizona - Best of the Best Awards 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona
by in Events

Finance & Professional Honoree: Banks: $900M or more in AZ assets National Bank of Arizona With 25 years of strength, stability and profitability, National Bank of Arizona is one of the state’s premier financial institutions. Since its inception, National Bank of Arizona has been there for its customers, continually searching for new ways to help… Read More →

Big Money, Tight Times-SBA Loans Can Help

Big money tight times 2008

By Don Weiner It may be true that numbers don’t lie, but they don’t always tell the whole story. When the 2008 fiscal third quarter ended June 30, statewide Small Business Administration-guaranteed lending showed a 25 percent decline from 2007 in both total loans and dollars lent, according to the Arizona District Office. In fact,… Read More →