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Mobile Mini Completes Acquisition in Florida

Mobile Mini, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:MINI) announced it has completed the purchase of the assets and operations of a portable storage business with operations in Daytona Beach, Florida. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We continue to make acquisitions in growth markets which fit into our strategy of acquiring highly utilized rental assets on very favorable terms,” said Erik Olsson, Mobile Mini President and Chief Executive Officer. “This acquisition will add units currently on rent at over 90% utilization to our existing footprint without adding any additional fixed costs.”

The fleet of the newly acquired business consists almost exclusively of containers.

Mr. Olsson continued, “We are executing on our dual growth strategy of focusing on both internal growth alongside acquisitions that add long term value to our business and our shareholders.”

Mobile Mini, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of portable storage solutions. Mobile Mini is included on the Russell 2000® and 3000® Indexes and the S&P Small Cap Index. For more information visit www.mobilemini.com.

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BMO Harris Bank Promotes Bevers

BMO Harris Bank announced that Jerry Bevers has been promoted to Director of Sales, Mortgage Banking. Bevers has been with BMO Harris Bank since 2012, and most recently managed the mortgage sales team for Arizona. In this new position, Bevers will oversee mortgage sales for Arizona, Missouri, Kansas, Florida, and Indiana.

“Jerry’s extensive knowledge in the mortgage industry will help us escalate sales in many of the markets we have identified as having strong growth potential,” commented Kevin Christopher, Head of U.S. Mortgage Sales, BMO Harris Bank. “In the relatively brief time Jerry has worked at BMO, he has proven himself to be a strong leader and manager. I have no doubt he will achieve the high goals and expectations we have for him.”

Bevers has 30 years of financial industry experience, and has held positions in retail bank management, marketing, branch operations, business banking and de novo acquisitions. He has held senior regional leadership positions with Chase Bank. At one point in his career, he had management responsibility for more than 2,300 employees.
He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas, Arlington. A scratch golfer, he lives in Scottsdale with his wife.

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Volaris will fly out of Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is welcoming a new airline that will operate direct flights to two cities in Mexico.

Officials say Volaris, the largest Mexican low-cost airline, will fly nonstop, three times a week from Phoenix to Mexico City and Phoenix to Guadalajara beginning later this year.

Details on exact days and times have not yet been released.

Volaris CEO Enrique Beltranena and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton say the new flights will strengthen economic ties and bolster tourism.

Sky Harbor currently offers nonstop flights to 20 international cities, including several daily flights to Guadalajara and Mexico City.

Volaris also serves airports in California, Colorado, Nevada, Illinois and Florida.

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Comerica Bank’s Arizona Index Up in April

Comerica  Bank’s Arizona Economic Activity Index climbed slightly in April, rising 0.2 percentage points to a level of 95.0. The  April  index  reading  is  23.7 points, or 33 percent, above the index cyclical  low  of 71.3. The index averaged 87.2 points for all of 2012, 8.7 points above the average for full-year 2011.

“Our  Arizona  Index  increased  in  April  reflecting  the  turnaround  in residential  real  estate conditions in the Phoenix area,” said Robert Dye, Chief  Economist  at  Comerica  Bank.  “Home  prices  have  increased  on a month-to-month  basis for 20 consecutive months through this past April. On a  year-ago  basis,  Phoenix  area home prices are up 21.5 percent. That is providing  positive  incentive  for  home  buyers  and builders. It is also increasing  homeowners’  wealth,  which  translates  into  stronger overall consumer  activity.  We  expect  to  see further improvement to the Arizona economy in the months ahead.”

The  Arizona  Economic  Activity  Index  consists  of  seven  variables, as follows:  nonfarm  payrolls,  exports,  sales tax revenues, hotel occupancy rates,  continuing claims for unemployment insurance, building permits, and the  Case-Shiller  home  price index.  All data are seasonally adjusted, as necessary,  and  indexed  to  a base year of 2008. Nominal values have been converted to constant dollar values. Index levels are expressed in terms of three-month moving averages.

Comerica   operates   18   full-service   banking  centers  throughout  the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.  In addition to Arizona, Comerica locations can be found in its headquarters state of Texas, as well as in California, Florida and  Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well  as  in  Canada and Mexico.

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Aero Jet Services expands operations

Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services has just announced they are expanding their operations to Sarasota, Florida.  They are an industry leader in luxury private jet charter around the globe and wear the crown as #1 in Arizona. They will officially open their location at the Dolphin Aviation Facility at the Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport (SQR) on April 8th, 2013.

Sarasota, Florida is where urban amenities meets small-town living by offering visitors and residents miles of sandy white beaches, top-level fine dining, stunning golf courses, the finest shopping establishments and so much more.  Let Aero Jet Services be your ticket to this ultimate urban-beach destination and beyond.

Aero Jet Services Executive Vice President, Mike McCain is looking forward to this progressive move. “This is going to be a game changer for us. This strategic business move is positioning us to plan ahead for rapid growth in 2013 and the future.”

This new location at SQR will serve as Aero Jet Services hub for service to the eastern coast, the Midwest, the Caribbean islands, and the Mexican resort area in an effort to fill a niche market of luxury private travel to these underserved areas. They will have Sarasota based pilots and crew as well as a beautiful Hawker 700 stationed at their SQR location and are looking to add three to four more jets by the end of 2013.

Aero Jet Services is always positioning themselves to soar ahead of the competition and this new location will allow them to do just that. They are one of the ONLY private jet companies that have direct over fly from any of their destinations, making your travel easier and more effective by not having to stop in customs until you get into the U.S.

As always Aero Jet is looking forward to assimilating into the Sarasota community by being actively involved with philanthropic organizations.