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Owens Harkey adds Coyotes and Fiesta Bowl as clients

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Full-service advertising agency Owens Harkey (OH) Advertising has added to its list of nationally recognized sports and entertainment organizations by landing state two coveted new partners, the Arizona Coyotes and the Fiesta Bowl Organization. OH is a leading force behind some of the Valley’s top sporting and entertainment events. Not only is the agency well versed… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl, Cactus Bowl have $169.4M economic impact

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Fiesta Bowl and Cactus Bowl, the two annual college football bowl games hosted in the Valley during the 2015-2016 season, combined to generate an estimated $169.4 million in economic impact, including $79 million in total direct spending for the Valley and more than $7.5 million in direct tax revenue. The breakdown specifically between the two games attributed $111.6 million… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl Charities donates a total $1.5 million

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After record attendance numbers from both the 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl and 27th Annual Cactus Bowl and a successful bowl season, Fiesta Bowl Charities concluded its term by rounding up total beneficiaries from local state nonprofits and charities. The largest portion of community giving, which totaled $1.5 million in grants to 60 nonprofit organizations, provided… Read More →

Steven Leach is chair-elect for Fiesta Bowl board

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Jones, Skelton and Hochuli Partner Steven Leach, was elected as chair-elect of the Fiesta Bowl Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 season. Leach started out as a volunteer in 2006, and has since ascended through various leadership positions within the Fiesta Bowl Committee.  He was recognized as the “Rookie of the Year” during his first year, and later… Read More →

Arizona earns big from major sporting events

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When Clemson and Alabama meet in Monday night’s College Football Championship, the two teams and their fans will be contributing to Arizona’s national reputation as America’s best sports tourism market. We have teams from four big-time professional sports that call Arizona home, one of which is playoff-bound and has the whole state buzzing. (I’ve told… Read More →

5 Valley New Year’s Eve events and parties

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

It’s that time of the year, 2015 is coming to a close and 2016 is right around the corner. Do you have your New Year’s Eve planned to bring in the New Year in style? If not, we’ve got you covered. Check out these five New Year’s parties and events: New Year’s Eve Celebration Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona looks for economic boost from sports

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Sports

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sporting events coming to Arizona that has the potential for both short- and long-term financial benefits for the state, analysts and backers say. But while Super Bowl XLIX brought in over $700 million for the local economy, according… Read More →

Westgate will host NYE, Fiesta Bowl parties

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Kickoff the New Year with Fiesta Bowl parties and New Year’s celebrations at the Westgate Entertainment District, where there is fun for everyone from the kids to the adults. On Thursday, Dec. 31, let the kids spend the day at the first ever Arizona Coyotes Youth Mobile Tour on New “Yotes” Eve starting at 5… Read More →

Experts: Central sports commission would boost Arizona

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The 2015 Super Bowl kicked off an unprecedented run for the Phoenix metro area as the host of mega-sporting events. But if the Valley is going to continue to lure Super Bowls, NCAA championship football games and Final Fours, leaders in the sports community say the current system needs to be improved. “We’re playing with… Read More →

Bluewater offers Fiesta and Cactus Bowl deals

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Calling all Wildcats, Broncos, Huskies and Cowboys!  Bluewater Grill Phoenix is making it easy for students, alumni and fans of the teams playing in the Fiesta and Cactus Bowls to enjoy Arizona’s freshest sustainable seafood before, during or after the big games. Now through Jan. 5, 2015, Bluewater Grill in the Camelback Corridor of central Phoenix will… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl gets Vizio as new title sponsor

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The Fiesta Bowl, one of the bowls that is part of the new College Football Playoff rotation, has a new title sponsor, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. Electronics giant Vizio will sponsor the Fiesta Bowl. Vizio had sponsored the Rose Bowl for the previous four seasons. For the past 18 years, Tostitos had sponsored the… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl has new leadership

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The Fiesta Bowl has hired former Phoenix Coyotes CEO Mike Nealy as it executive director. He replaces Robert Shelton, who resigned in January after spending 2 1/2 years trying to rebuild the bowl game in the wake of scandal. Shelton took over after John Junker resigned for taking part in an illegal campaign contribution scheme… Read More →

Arizona lands 2016 championship game

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by in Business News | Sports

Arizona will host the College Football Playoff championship in 2016 and Tampa, Fla., will be the site of the 2017 title game. The conference commissioners who oversee the playoffs announced Monday their choices for the sites of the second and third championship games in the new postseason system that goes into effect next season. “This… Read More →

Valley Leadership Announces 2013 Man & Women of the Year

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by in Featured

Valley Leadership announces Gary Trujillo and Ellie Ziegler as the organization’s 2013 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contribution and commitment to our community at an awards luncheon in March 2014. This will be the 65th Annual Man & Woman of the Year Luncheon. Trujillo has demonstrated… Read More →