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Getting an angel to open the checkbook

by in Featured | Tech

Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →

Date Set for Wells Fargo Campus Expansion Ground Breaking

by in Construction

Wells Fargo will conduct a ground breaking ceremony as it formally announces plans to double the size of its current facilities at the Ocotillo Corporate Center.  Wells Fargo will invest approximately $125 million to expand its current facilities by 410,000 SF which will allow the company to further invest in the community and bring more… Read More →

Tibshraeny Named Municipal Leader of the Year

by in Featured | Politics | Tech

American City & County magazine has selected Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny as its Municipal Leader of the Year. Mayor Tibshraeny will be featured in the November edition of American City & County, which has been the voice of state and local government since 1909. The magazine serves city, county and state officials who are charged… Read More →

Alliance Breaks Ground on Flagstaff Banking Center

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by in Banking | Business News

Alliance Bank of Arizona, the state’s largest locally owned and headquartered bank, broke ground Friday on a new multimillion-dollar Flagstaff banking center.  Alliance Bank of Arizona President Ed Zito hosted the groundbreaking event with Executive Vice President Sherri Slayton. The event was also attended by Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours and President and CEO of the… Read More →

Alliance Bank Breaks Ground on Chandler Office

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by in Banking | Business News

Alliance Bank of Arizona, the largest locally owned and headquartered bank in the state, announced groundbreaking this morning for its new Chandler office which will be located on Ray Road and the Loop 101 Price Freeway.  Victor Napolitano, Senior Vice President of Alliance Bank, hosted the event and introduced Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Jim… Read More →

Chandler-Based Solar Company Wins Bid for Gatorade Bottling Facility

Pictured above from left to right: Tony Grinstead, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Resource, Pepsi Beverage Company; Tom Schaefer, Director of Resource Conservation, Pepsi Beverage Company; Curt Hilliker, VP Commercial Division, Sun Valley Solar Solutions; Jeff Rutkowski, Maintenance and Engineering Senior Manager, Pepsi Beverage Company.

Sun Valley Solar Solutions has been awarded a 1.7MW solar PV project for the Gatorade bottling and packaging facility in Tolleson, Arizona. The project attracted interest from six leading solar energy companies from across the U.S. Chandler-based Sun Valley Solar Solutions assembled the winning bid that includes all engineering, procurement, and installation services. “We really wanted to find a… Read More →

GPEC honors Valley mayors for contributions

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) last night honored Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at its annual dinner, which celebrates GPEC’s successes over the past year and looks ahead to upcoming initiatives. This year’s dinner sold out with an all-time high attendance of approximately 650. Mayor Tibshraeny was presented GPEC’s Outstanding… Read More →

SRP eyes alternatives for power line plan

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by in Business News | Energy

Salt River Project has delayed its proposal to bring high-voltage power lines to Chandler and Sun Lakes neighborhoods. Officials with the utility company say they’re continuing to work with the Gila River Indian Community on an alternative plan. SRP had planned to apply for state permission to bring the 230-kilovolt power lines through neighborhoods in… Read More →

Sandra Watson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Sandra Watson – President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority Watson has more than 20 years of economic development leadership and experience. She and her teams have attracted hundreds of companies to Arizona that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 65,000 quality jobs. Surprising fact: “My career in economic development began… Read More →

Former NFL Player Opening Luxury Spa in Chandler


David Barrett, a former Arizona Cardinals cornerback, is opening a boutique-style luxury salon and spa in Chandler. In his NFL career, Barrett played for the Arizona Cardinals and then later traded to the New York Jets. After retiring from professional football, Barrett has embarked on a new mission: to create a beautiful upscale salon and… Read More →

Historic Chandler Wedding Venue Opens as Hip SoHo63 – waiting for photos

by in Events | Play

A historic Valley wedding and event venue will reemerge in a few short weeks with a fresh look and a brand new name under its new ownership. SoHo63, formerly the Inspirador, will host its first event in late August as a modern, multi-purpose venue for both weddings and corporate events. SoHo63, located at 63 E.… Read More →

E.V. residents can preview Banner Health Center

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by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a free “Community Preview” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center located at 1435 S. Alma Road, south of the Loop 202 between West Pecos and West Germann Roads. Participants can hear… Read More →

More than 4,500 Mennonites will gather in Phoenix

Phoenix Convention Center
by in Events | Travel

More than 4,500 Mennonites of all ages will attend Phoenix 2013, the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA, to be held July 1–6 in the Phoenix Convention Center. The convention’s theme, “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope” (“Ciudadanos del Reino de Dios: Sanados por la Esperanza”), is inspired by Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans… Read More →

OnTrac bringing 850 jobs to Chandler

by in Business News | Economy

OnTrac, the leader in regional overnight package delivery service in the eight Western States, is moving its corporate headquarters to Chandler. The new offices are located in the Price Corridor at 2501 S. Price Road. The new building provides the company with additional space and the opportunity for future growth. It will also allow OnTrac… Read More →