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Arizona Gives Day raises more than $2M for local nonprofits

Arizona Gives Day Post-it note mural

Last week, about $2.2 million was donated to hundreds of Arizona nonprofits in just 24 hours as part of Arizona Gives Day, according to preliminary numbers. Arizona Gives Day is an annual 24-hour campaign that prompts the community to donate to over one thousand nonprofits from across Arizona on a single-day in order to boost each nonprofits’… Read More →

Watch: FirstBank presidents go undercover to pay it forward for Arizona Gives Day

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FirstBank, the premier sponsor of Arizona Gives Day, had two of its Arizona regional presidents go undercover Monday afternoon to pay for roughly $5,000 of customer groceries at Fry’s Food Store, located at 4724 N. 20th St. in Phoenix. The undercover operation was an effort to help promote Arizona Gives Day April 4, and encourage the lucky recipients to… Read More →

Post-it note mural created for Arizona Gives Day

Arizona Gives Day Post-it note mural

A Post-it note mural was created and pasted onto the windows of the FirstBank branch in Scottsdale near Indian School Road and Drinkwater Boulevard in preparation for the upcoming nonprofit campaign, Arizona Gives Day. The names of 1,020 participating local nonprofits have been written on the Post-it notes that make up the mural, which says “Gives Day… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2017 chair, board members

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by in AZRE Magazine

Valley Partnership named Brett Hopper, development consultant at The OPUS Group, as its 2017 Chair. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members representing Pederson Group, Land Advisors, Hines, City of Phoenix and Macerich. “As Valley Partnership’s 2017 Chair, I look forward to drawing from the expertise and experience of my peers… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber names 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists

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Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected 20 local companies as finalists for its 30th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards. The Chamber’s IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small, large and nonprofit businesses and the positive effect they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. The 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists are: Small/Medium Business Category… Read More →

FirstBank Brings ‘Food Truck Friday’ to Arizona in February

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Three FirstBank branches in the Phoenix area will be giving away free lunches to customers the last three Fridays in February. “We always put a lot of emphasis into giving back to the local community, but this year we thought it would be fun to give back to our Arizona customers,” said Bryce Lloyd, Phoenix Market President… Read More →

10 things to watch in banking in 2017

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

Banks put a tremendous number of man hours and pour a staggering amount of resources in analytics so they can better understand, navigate and predict their risk environment. But there are some things that just cannot be predicted and banking leaders have to sit back and take a wait-and-see attitude. Technology, politics, interest rates and… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces new class of advocates

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership prides itself as the premier advocacy group for responsible development in Arizona, which is largely possible due to the proactivity and engagement of its members on development issues. Each year members share knowledge and experiences with a new class of aspiring professionals within various areas of the commercial real estate industry through the Valley Partnership Advocates Program.… Read More →

Valley Partnership leaders weigh in on the future of development

Valley Partnership’s mission is advocating responsible development. The advocacy group represents the commercial, industrial and masterplanned real estate development industry by presenting a balanced, pro-development perspective and the Valley’s best industry education and networking opportunities. But what should be the 25- or 30-year vision for Valley Partnership? What role do Valley Partnership’s leaders think the… Read More →

FirstBank promotes Phoenix, West Valley officers

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 17 banking locations throughout the state, announced the promotions of two of its Arizona officers. R.J. Gildea, who’s been with FirstBank since 2007, was promoted to senior vice president of the West Valley market. Jeffrey Miller, who’s been with the company since 2010 and is located in FirstBank’s Scottsdale location, was promoted to vice president of the Phoenix market. “We believe in rewarding our… Read More →

FirstBank continues Arizona growth with new branch

FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 17 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the opening of its newest branch in Phoenix at 4925 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016. The 4,200 square-foot location officially opened in late December, near 20th Street and Camelback Road, and replaces a nearby older local branch. Across Arizona, Colorado and California, FirstBank has more than 120 branches. To celebrate its opening, the public… Read More →

FirstBank ‘overshares’ in new Super Bowl ad

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FirstBank, which has 17 branches in Arizona, has developed a reputation for its innovative, on-trend and entertaining ad campaigns. This year they’re encouraging consumers to save money by taking on the “sharing” culture trend among Millennials. The public can viewFirstBank’s Super Bowl ad online ahead of Sunday’s release in Arizona and Colorado. Check it out.… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces 2016 board leadership

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Valley Partnership named Molly Ryan Carson, Vice President of Ryan Companies US, Inc. as its 2016 Chairperson. The commercial real estate industry group also named new board members and committee chairs. “I am honored to be the incoming Valley Partnership Chair and help continue our mission to advocate for responsible development,” Ryan Carson said. “We… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

by in Blogs

Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →