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Shea Homes announces partnership with GE

Reviving the Construction Industry

Shea Homes, the country’s largest privately held builder of new homes, announced its national partnership with GE Appliances. This partnership means Shea Homes design centers in communities across California, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington will now offer a selection of GE appliances to new home buyers. “At Shea… Read More →

ENVY Residences Phase 1 now sold out


ENVY Residences announced it has completed the sale of 21 luxury condominiums within the Old Town Scottsdale development, which will break ground early this spring. This completes the first phase of sales for ENVY Residences. The units were purchased by a number of buyers from Arizona, California, New York and Canada and ranged in price… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge semifinalists


The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 25 semifinalists in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), a bi-annual business plan competition awarding $3 million annually to talented entrepreneurs. Each year, the ACA awards – $1.5 million in the spring and $1.5 million in the fall – to the most qualified, innovative startups and early-stage… Read More →

Wells Fargo No. 1 SBA lender for Arizona

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it is the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars and number of loans  approved for fiscal year 2014.  Wells Fargo approved $89,034,400 and 197 loans to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. “Working with small business owners… Read More →

More than 1,000 enrolled for Starbucks tuition program


Starbucks says more than 1,000 of its workers have enrolled for an upcoming fall semester at Arizona State University to take advantage of a program that helps pay for their tuition. That’s from about 4,000 workers who started the application process, 2,000 who completed it, and 1,800 who were accepted by the school, according to… Read More →

Arizona Vineyard Expands, Releases New Wine

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play

After being in business for five years and with multiple award-winning wines in their portfolio, Willcox-based Carlson Creek Vineyard just recently released their first-ever Merlot varietal. A 2012 vintage, aged in French and Hungarian oak barrels, this robust Merlot is highlighted by flavors of plum and cracked peppers with a lasting finish; a perfect pairing… Read More →

Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator Helps Tech Innovators


Wells Fargo began accepting applications through October 1 from young companies interested in joining the new Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator, a semiannual boot camp for innovators whose technology ideas in payments, deposits, fraud, operations and other fields could shape future customer experiences in financial services. Wells Fargo will make a direct equity investment of $50,000… Read More →

SRP Ranked No. 1 in Performance by J.D. Power

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Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a report issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 21 performance points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 13th consecutive year.… Read More →

Arizona Office of Tourism Partners With Buxton

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The Arizona Office of Tourism (AOT) is partnering with Fort Worth-based Buxton to develop in-depth profiles of Arizona visitors, at both the state and regional levels. Buxton’s visitor profiling capabilities will help AOT leaders to: * increase marketing campaign return on investment, * better understand visitor potential, * expand the impact of tourism on local… Read More →

SRP Increases Renewable Energy Portfolio

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Salt River Project has agreed to purchase an additional amount of renewable geothermal energy from a number of plants located in the Imperial Valley of southern California. SRP has amended its agreement with CalEnergy, LLC to add an additional 37 megawatts to a previous contracted agreement of 50 megawatts for a combined capacity of 87… Read More →

Industrial Evolution: West Valley poised for land grab

Dick's Sporting Goods distribution warehouse, Goodyear

Dick’s Sporting Goods built a 720KSF distribution center in Goodyear to service its West Coast stores. A California-based investor erected a 400KSF spec shell in Surprise’s Southwest Railplex business park. Corporate giants, Macy’s, Amazon, Sub-Zero, Marshall’s/TJ Maxx, Southwest Products and WinCo have landed or expanded their vast West Valley industrial operations within the last two… Read More →

Expect to Pay More for Certain Groceries

With California experiencing one of its worst droughts on record, grocery shoppers across the country can expect to see a short supply of certain fruits and vegetables in stores and to pay higher prices for those items. Professor Timothy Richards of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University recently completed some… Read More →

Fox Enters Juice Market with Launch of Juby True

by in Business News | Dining

Fox Restaurant Concepts has expanded its presence in the thriving health-conscious restaurant market with the opening of Juby True, which stands for “Juice by True,” a juice bar poised to become a multi-unit concept by the end of 2014. FRC, which has 40 restaurants under 13 brands in six states, opened Juby True in October… Read More →

Binkley Opening Bink's Scottsdale in Late December

by in Scottsdale News

Chef Kevin Binkley announces plans for the opening of his fourth restaurant, Bink’s Scottsdale, at the Shops at Hilton Village, 6107 N. Scottsdale Road, Building C, Suite 110, in Scottsdale. Chef Binkley looks forward to the opportunities of a central Scottsdale location, “I love that so many of our regular customers live in this area.… Read More →