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Phoenix Public Market boosts micro-businesses

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Micro businesses may be small, but they pack a big punch. Though defined as businesses with less than five employees, reports that micro firms “represent a staggering 99.7percent of all the employer firms in the country.”  That means more than half of all private-sector employees work for micro firms which pay “44 percent of… Read More →

Wells Fargo grants $1 million to six area nonprofits

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by in Banking | Featured | Nonprofit

Wells Fargo & Company, one of America’s leading community banks and the nation’s largest home mortgage lender, announced the company will make donations totaling $1 million shared across six Arizona nonprofits to help further strengthen and stabilize Arizona communities. The local grant recipients were identified in close collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor… Read More →

First Tee of Phoenix adds 5 affiliates

by in Business News | Sports

The First Tee of Phoenix Executive Director, Hugh Smith, announced that the organization will open new programming sites at all five City of Phoenix golf courses in 2013 including Cave Creek Golf Club, Encanto Golf Course, Palo Verde Golf Course, Maryvale Golf Course and Aguila Golf Course. Expansion will begin at Cave Creek Golf Club… Read More →

Veolia, Subway partner to help those in need


Veolia Transportation, provider of quality bus service to the City of Phoenix, and Subway Restaurants of Arizona, are asking residents from across the Valley to join them in “stuffing a bus” for those in need this holiday season. On three consecutive Fridays, Veolia Transportation and the City of Phoenix will park a festive holiday-themed bus… Read More →

Phoenix Festival Of The Arts To Feature More than 80 Artists, Performers [VIDEO]

Phoenix community mural
by in Events | Play

Come and enjoy three days of live entertainment and several art vendors, as well as food, wine and beer as the City of Phoenix celebrates the inaugural Phoenix Festival of the Arts. More than 80 artists and performers will be featured at the festival, along with several beverage bars for all ages, and 14 food… Read More →

Phoenix AIDS Walk and 5K raises $327K

by in Business News | Events | Healthcare | Sports

More than 6,000 participants walked, ran and strolled with their dogs in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 21 to raise $327,379 for 19 Valley-based HIV/AIDS service providers.  Since 2007, AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run has raised more than $1.6 million, which has been evenly distributed by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that organizes… Read More →

Prologis Begins Development On 486,200 SF Spec Warehouse In Phoenix

Prologis Riverside Park

Prologis, a global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced that it has begun construction on a 486,241 SF cross-dock facility in Prologis Park Riverside with a target completion date of April 2013. The building – situated on a 27-acre parcel – represents the first speculative development in Phoenix since 2008. It… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

Phoenix Hosts National League Of Cities Gathering

National League of Cities Gathering
by in Events | Politics

Phoenix impresses peers as host of National League of Cities Gathering Inviting municipal leaders from across the nation to spend nearly a week in your city requires great measures of confidence and hospitality. It is bold exercise in peer review, not unlike inviting Martha Stewart and Miss Manners to attend a dinner party you’re hosting,… Read More →

GoGreen Conference ’11 Emphasizes Sustainability Education, Patience

GoGreen Conference '11
by in Education | Events | Green

Whether it’s educating attendees of green and sustainability in the workplace or the speakers’ efforts to educate public and private entities of sustainability in their community, “education” was the buzzword and couldn’t have been stressed enough at the GoGreen Conference ’11 this past Tuesday, November 15. Well, that and a lot of patience. “It’s not… Read More →

Political Demonization of Phoenix Labor Unions

Labor Unions, City of Phoenix
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

It’s Wrong To Demonize Labor Unions As The Sole Source Of Pain To Taxpayers September 11, 2011 was the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Almost 3,000 innocent people lost their lives during those terrorist attacks. 411 of those killed were emergency workers. Stop and think about that for a minute. 411 people died because after the… Read More →

VisionGate Uses 3D Imaging To Detect Lung Cancer

VisionGate, 3D Cellular Imaging - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

In September 2010, the City of Phoenix, in partnership with VisionGate, opened the world’s first biomedical 3D cellular imaging lab. The Cell-CT research lab is located on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. A year later, VisionGate is well on its way to developing a revolutionary non-invasive test for the early detection of lung… Read More →

Medical: University of Arizona Cancer Center

UA Cancer Center
by in Medical

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CANCER CENTER Developer: City of Phoenix General contractor: Hensel Phelps Architect: ZGF Architects Location: NWC of Seventh and Fillmore streets, Phoenix Size: 250,000 SF The $135M, 6-story UA Cancer Center will be the latest addition to Downtown Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus. UA will partner with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and provide inpatient care and clinical operations.… Read More →

Phoenix And Scottsdale Adopt Green Construction Code

Green Construction Code, Phoenix, Scottsdale

It has been almost one month since the City of Phoenix adopted a voluntary green construction code to promote energy efficiency and sustainability in construction activities. A keystone of the code is that both new and old projects can achieve the green standard without paying third-party fees; costly fees can often prevent projects from getting off the… Read More →