Greg Stanton Archives

Helios Founding Chair Named 2013 Afterschool Champion

Vince Roig 02.2011

Education advocate and founding chairman of the Helios Education Foundation, Vince Roig, has been named the 2013 Afterschool Champion by the Arizona Center for Afterschool Excellence (AzCASE). Roig will receive the award on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the 12th Annual Arizona Statewide Afterschool Conference & Awards of Excellence Luncheon at the Phoenix Convention Center, North… Read More →

Spirit Airlines Joins Phoenix Sky Harbor


Spirit Airlines announced today that it will begin operations at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on October 24. This news comes on the heels of the US Airways, now the New American, increasing the presence of the largest airline in the world in Phoenix and of Volaris Airlines announcing nonstop flights to Mexico starting October… Read More →

Plans advance for Arizona Biomedical Corridor

by in Bioscience | Education | Featured

Plans to establish a biomedical and advanced technology research and development campus in northeast Phoenix advanced this week as KUD International, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest development, design and construction companies, announced its plans and submitted an application to acquire 225 acres for the project from the Arizona State Land Department. The… Read More →

Volaris will fly out of Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz

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… Read More →

GPEC targets international business executives

by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) this week officially launched an international toolkit and forum series, called “Doing Business in Greater Phoenix, U.S.A,” with additional support from the City of Phoenix. The toolkit is designed to assist foreign companies with investment and expansion decisions in the United States and, specifically, the Greater Phoenix region. From… Read More →

Stanton eyes more spending on bike projects

Valley Metro - Bike Equals One Less Car

Phoenix would spend $1.5 million of its state transportation funding on making the city more bicycle friendly if Mayor Greg Stanton gets his way. Stanton is proposing that the money be used to add more bike lanes, launch a bike-share program and prepare a citywide bicycle plan. The Arizona Republic reports that Stanton’s proposals are… Read More →

Stanton pitches Phoenix to Silicon Valley businesses


Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton wants businesses in Silicon Valley to relocate to Arizona. Stanton traveled to California this week to sell Phoenix as a prime location for technology and manufacturing jobs. Stanton says Phoenix needs to proactively attract employers. Stanton’s office would not say what companies he is approaching in California because the meetings are… Read More →

Stanton honored by Echo Magazine

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.
by in Business News | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Nicole France Stanton, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, received an Echo Magazine Readers’ Choice Award in the category of “Outstanding Service by a Woman.” Stanton’s husband Mayor Greg Stanton was also named in the category of “Leader of Political Action and Advocacy.”… Read More →

Convention Center welcomes millionth delegate

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, second from left, joined city leaders March 14 at the American Animal Hospital Association’s annual conference to celebrate the millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since its $650 million expansion in January 2009. The millionth delegate, veterinarian Monique Weldon of Aurora, Colo., accepted a donation in her honor to the Rescue Operation for the Animals of the Reservation (ROAR). Pictured from left are Phoenix Convention Center Director Debbie Cotton, Mayor Stanton, AHAA President Mark Russak, ROAR spokeswoman Helen Oliff, Greater Phoenix CVB President Steve Moore, Weldon, and Phoenix City Manager David Cavazos.
by in Business News | Featured

A huge milestone at the Phoenix Convention Center arrived last week in the form of a petite veterinarian from Colorado. Dr. Monique Weldon, owner of Loving Family Animal Hospital in Aurora, Colo., was the one millionth delegate to visit the Phoenix Convention Center since it emerged four years ago from a $600 million expansion. Weldon,… Read More →

GPEC analyzes impact of potential defense cuts

by in Economy | Featured | Tech

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council today released findings and recommendations from its Aerospace and Defense Market Intelligence Program, a two-phase initiative that took an in-depth look at the region’s aerospace and defense companies to determine their strengths, weaknesses and readiness for the sequestration, federally-mandated automatic spending cuts scheduled to take place on March 1 unless… 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 →

Masiulewicz takes leadership role in MPI

by in Economy | Featured

Donna Masiulewicz, a native of Chicago, was named president of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International for the 2012 – 2013 year. Masiulewicz earned her BA from Northern Illinois University in Spanish Translation and International Marketing.  She began her career in the hospitality industry working in association meetings management and tenured in corporate… Read More →

Technology expands meeting and conference industry

by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

We don’t catch up over coffee anymore, we catch up on Facebook. Technology has changed the way we date, invite people to parties, and even watch TV. It’s only natural that technology will change the face of business meetings and conferences. “As a chapter and in addition to our website, we utilize social media outlets… Read More →

Meetings and conventions drive tourism industry

by in Business News | Economy

Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau, knows his industry is big business. “If Arizona’s tourism industry were a publicly traded entity,” he says, “it would be the third-largest company in the state—just behind Avnet and Freeport-McMoran, and just ahead of US Airways and PetSmart.” Despite the economic downturn… Read More →