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Biltmore Bank Sponsors Start-Up Competition

by in Banking | Business News | Small Biz | Tech

Biltmore Bank of Arizona, a premier community bank headquartered in Arcadia along the Camelback Corridor that is focused on the needs of the small and medium-sized business, announced that it has joined Tallwave, a lean business accelerator and venture management firm also located in Scottsdale, for the first-ever “High Tide” Start-Up Competition.  High Tide is… Read More →

Shine coming off the Golden State

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The Tax Foundation in its 2013 State Business Tax Climate Index tells us something most of already know: California has high taxes. Really high. In its state-by-state rankings, California checks in at 48, duking it out with New Jersey and New York at the bottom of the barrel. Breaking out the ranking in its component… Read More →

MJ Insurance Expands Metals Group to Phoenix

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MJ Insurance, a leading property-casualty and employee benefits agency headquartered in Indianapolis, is expanding its successful  Metals Group to its Phoenix office. For more than 20 years, MJ Insurance has represented metals and metal-related companies including manufacturers, processors, scrap metal dealers and all other companies using metals with their risk management programs from its Indianapolis… Read More →

An open letter to Phil Mickelson

by in Blogs | Featured | Sports

Dear Phil, I read your recent comments about the crushing tax burden California has imposed on wage earners like yourself. You said that you might even move out of California. Allow me to suggest Arizona – your former home – as your next home. Though my time playing golf is usually limited to courses where… Read More →

Greater Phoenix CVB promotes 3 as part of reorganization effort

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The Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, the nonprofit organization that markets metropolitan Phoenix as a visitor and meeting destination, has promoted Michael Mooney to the position of Executive Vice President. Mooney, who previously held the title of Chief Operating Officer, will continue to serve in that role. He joined the Greater Phoenix CVB in… Read More →

Most Banner employees comply with ‘No Flu For You’ policy

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A remarkable nearly 100 percent of Banner Health’s approximately 36,000 employees have complied with the company’s No Flu For You policy. This commitment by Banner employees, to decrease the risk of flu infections among fellow employees and patients, is especially timely as the Centers for Disease Control is predicting an early start to a potentially… Read More →

Federal plan to streamline solar development in Arizona OK’d

by in Business News | Economy | Green

Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 285,000 acres of public land for the development of large-scale solar power plants, cementing a new government approach to renewable energy development in the West after years of delays and false starts. The government is establishing 17 new “solar energy zones” on 285,000 acres in… Read More →

Valley Real Estate Company Branches Out Of Arizona

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Local real estate brokerage firm HomeSmart is continuing to grow by opening franchises in California. The nationwide company based in Phoenix recently began making its way to other cities across the United States offering one of the most attractive business models in the real estate industry. Since opening in January 2000, HomeSmart has had tremendous… Read More →