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GoDaddy hires tech veteran as CEO

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by in Business News | Tech

GoDaddy, the world’s largest registrar of Internet domain names, on Tuesday said Microsoft and Yahoo veteran Blake Irving will become its CEO on Jan. 7. He replaces Scott Wagner, an appointee from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts who has been serving as interim CEO since July. KKR, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures… Read More →

Fulton Homes’ 3-Point Zone raises $10,500

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That swish from the arc is beginning to add up.   Through the first month of the season, the Phoenix Suns have hit 105 three-pointers, banking a cool $10,500 for the Youth Assistance Foundation.  With five months of the season remaining, they are on course to raise more than $60,000 for the non-profit. It’s all part… Read More →

Does Your Online Presence Pass the Truth Test?

by in Business News | Marketing

What’s the fastest-growing marketing trend on the Internet? I’m sad to say it’s the “fakeosphere.” Yes, fake blogs (called “flogs”), fake web news sites and fake testimonials. They look like the real thing, right down to comments posted by “bloggers” and their supposed readers. Those comments appear to be written by people discussing the pros… Read More →

CRA forms alliance with Quintiles

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by in Business News | Healthcare | Tech

Tempe-based Clinical Research Advantage (CRA), the country’s largest community-based network of clinical trial sites, has entered into a strategic agreement  with Quintiles to facilitate a higher level of clinical trial participation with an emphasis on safety, improved study efficiencies and excellent quality data in medical research. Clinical Research Advantage is the first therapeutically aligned network… Read More →

Ling & Louie’s Kitchen Concept will Debut at Biltmore

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by in Business News | Dining | Featured

Restaurant industry entrepreneurs Randy Schoch, founder and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants and Michael McDermott and Jason Merritt, co-founders of Kona Grill and Rojo Mexican Grill, have joined forces to launch a joint venture dining concept in the Biltmore Fashion Park in early December. Ling & Louie’s Kitchen, an upscale urban brand expansion of Schoch’s… Read More →

Clinical Research Advantage VP earns Silver Stevie

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by in Business News | Healthcare | Tech

Kim Kundert, RN, BSN, CCRC, has received the 2012 Silver Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year in the Business Services category. Kundert was honored for her achievements as Vice President of Clinical Operations for Clinical Research Advantage, an integrated network of clinical trial sites. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s… Read More →

Experience Matters gets Grant from Virginia G. Piper

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by in Business News

Experience Matters, an organization that connects baby boomers with nonprofit and social service organizations to improve the quality of life in Maricopa County, has received a $1.6 million grant over four years from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. The grant allows Experience Matters to expand its infrastructure to offer more paid and unpaid opportunities to… Read More →

Credit unions grow membership, revenue

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by in Business News | Finance

Like many other industries, credit unions in Arizona are bouncing back from the economic downturn. Credit unions, which are similar to banks in the products and services that they offer except at a slightly lower cost, are taking advantage of consumer disenchantment with big banks to attract new members. According to a recent National Credit… Read More →

Hunter Douglas creates fund to help storm victims

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by in Business News

In immediate response to the unprecedented destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and particularly in the New York tri-state area, Hunter Douglas, the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, announced today that it has created the Hunter Douglas Hurricane Sandy Relief & Recovery Fund.  The Company will… Read More →

IO CEO Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

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by in Business News | Tech

Goldman Sachs recognized IO CEO George Slessman as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs of 2012 at its recent Builders & Innovators Summit in Newport Beach, California. Goldman Sachs selected Slessman as one of 100 leaders from multiple industries to be honored at the event. Slessman has been an executive in the data center industry… 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 →

Report: Fulton Homes leads E.V. Home Sales

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by in Business News | Real Estate

Fulton Homes’ domination in new home sales continues.   According to the latest KnowledgeBase Market Insights report released by Phoenix-based Belfiore Real Estate consulting, Fulton Homes had three communities ranked among ten of the best-selling Phoenix-area subdivisions over the past two months.  The Tempe-based homebuilder placed Queen Creek’s Paradise at Ironwood Crossing, and both Mediterranean at… Read More →

Social Media Changes Driving Some Marketers Buggy

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by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

Social media is the most rapidly changing aspect of communications to begin with. Throw in an IPO (Facebook) and a major overhaul (LinkedIn) and modifications are barreling ahead so fast, even the techies seem unable to keep up. “I’m a big believer in social media marketing for my business, so when I started having a… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Suns Reunite For Three-Point Zone

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by in Business News | Real Estate | Sports

Twenty-three feet, nine inches is the distance that makes Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns and local charities a winner this season. Tempe-based Fulton Homes is reuniting with the Phoenix Suns to revive the Fulton Homes “Proud to own the Three-Point Zone” program, which in years past has provided tens of thousands of dollars to Phoenix… Read More →