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GCU launches angel investment network

Attracting Investors

Aspiring Valley entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas to angel investors at the Oct. 14 inaugural event of Canyon Angels, a new initiative led by Grand Canyon University’s Colangelo College of Business and its namesake, Jerry Colangelo. The event will provide a forum for three local entrepreneurial teams to share their business plans with investors… Read More →

IREM, CCIM announce 9th annual CRE Economic Forecast

Economic Forecast

IREM and CCIM will present the 9th annual commercial real estate Economic Forecast at the Tempe Center of the Performing Arts on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. IREM and CCIM will begin the program by honoring Jerry Colangelo, who will be recognized as the Person of the Year by the organizations. The panel discussion will be… Read More →

GCU naming business college after Valley icon Colangelo


Grand Canyon University is renaming its business college after former Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks executive Jerry Colangelo. Officials at the for-profit Christian school announced Thursday that the Colangelo College of Business is intended to provide “real-world relevance” to future generations of “values-driven business leaders. The 74-year-old Colangelo already was the namesake of GCU’s school… Read More →

Arizona’s 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders

Clarence McAllister, president and CEO of Fortis Networks,

What would you do it you opened the pages of this magazine and saw Jerry Colangelo listed as one of the 25 Most Influential Minority Business Leaders in Arizona? You’d do a double take, but it’s not out of the realm of possibilities. Consider this: Among 439,633 Arizonans under age 5 in 2012, this is… Read More →

Spreading Prosperity: Innovation and Job Growth for Arizona’s Future

ULI Stage, WEB
by in AZRE Magazine | Industry Insiders

With the quality of panelists and speakers assembled for ULI Arizona District Council’s 9th annual Trends Day, the theme — “Spreading Prosperity” — was apropos. Where else but at ULI’s Trends Day does an audience of almost 900 real estate and business leaders get to hear some of the industry’s top experts talk about spreading… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber honors leaders

by in Business News | Events | Nonprofit

The Center for the Future of Arizona’s founder and CEO is among the five award recipients to be honored at the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Black & White Ball and Business Awards later this month. “Dr. Lattie Coor is one of our state’s most iconic and beloved figures, and we’re honored to… Read More →

Celebrity Fight Night raises $7.2 million

by in Featured | Healthcare | Nonprofit

On Saturday, March 23, 2013 stars and athletes from around the country converged on the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona for Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XIX. The evening opened with the singing of the National Anthem by the Phoenix Boys Choir in which a rare Bald Eagle was released… Read More →

Arizona Opera's New, $5.2M Center Opens on Central Avenue


  Arizona Opera opened its new $5.2M, 28,000 SF Opera Center on Central Avenue in Phoenix. The building project, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, included two phases. Phase 1 houses an intimate black box performance venue, rehearsal space, and orchestra loft and patron viewing gallery. General contractor was Brignall Construction; architect was Motley… Read More →

Liberty Property Trust to Develop Liberty Center at Rio Salado


  Liberty Property Trust announced that it will develop a sustainable, mixed-use business park on 100 acres purchased from the City of Tempe last month. The company is developing a site plan for the new park which will be known as Liberty Center at Rio Salado. “After several years of continued success at our nearby… Read More →

Celebrity Fight Night Foundation Adds Three New Board Members

celebrity fight night - business man with boxing gloves

Celebrity Fight Night, one of the nation’s premier charity events, today announced three new additions to its Board of Directors: Mark Cavanaugh, Jon Hunter, and Hope Leibsohn. These are the first additions to the board since 2004. Cavanaugh, Sr. Vice President and CFO of Firetrace USA, has supported Celebrity Fight Night throughout the years. He… Read More →

Teen Lifeline Honors Valley Sports Icon Jerry Colangelo


Teen Lifeline will honor Arizona businessman, entrepreneur and international sports mogul Jerry Colangelo with the Alfredo J. Molina Community Lifeline Award at Teen Lifeline’s 2012 Crystal Ball at Montelucia Resort on October 6, 2012. Colangelo is internationally known for his ownership of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Mercury. His commitment to the Valley… Read More →

Don Cardon: The Driving Force Behind The Arizona Commerce Authority

Don Cardon, Arizona Commerce Authority

A political appointee with a successful track record in the private sector, Don Cardon has become the face of the new and innovating Arizona Commerce Authority. While Gov. Jan Brewer is chair of the public/private economic development agency and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo serves as co-chair, it is Cardon, as president and CEO, who has… Read More →

Glendale CVB Expands Its Mission, Scope By Serving Entire West Valley

Glendale CVB - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

Glendale CVB – Whether travelers are visiting for leisure or business, Glendale has blossomed from being considered a one-day destination to a highly sought-after travel experience both nationally and internationally in a single decade. And to successfully market Glendale’s increasing expansion as the host city of sporting and mega-events — as well as the entire… Read More →

Mattox ‘Staunch Supporter Of Public Safety’ And ‘Champion of Keeping Citizens Safe’

Claude Mattox Gains Figher Fighter Support
by in Events | Politics

The Fire Fighters have endorsed Phoenix City Councilman Claude Mattox as the next mayor of Phoenix because of his support of public safety issues and tireless commitment to keeping citizens—and neighborhoods—safe. On Wednesday, fire fighters held a press conference at the Phoenix City Employee Memorial in downtown Phoenix to publicly endorse Mattox. The mayoral election… Read More →