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Playworks to honor five community leaders at breakfast

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The Arizona chapter of national charity organization, Playworks, is hosting a ‘Power Breakfast’ event to honor five of Phoenix’s most prominent figures for their contributions to the local community. The Playworks Arizona Power Breakfast takes place March 2, 2017 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Sign in opens at 7:00 a.m., and breakfast will be served… Read More →

Industrial & office steal spotlight from multifamily at 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast

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While many turned their attention to Washington D.C. for the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Valley’s heaviest hitters in commercial real estate joined forces at the 10th Annual IREM-CCIM Economic Forecast on Friday at the Arizona Biltmore. For the program, 21 of the Valley’s top commercial real estate leaders with 521-plus years of combined CRE… Read More →

How Jerry Colangelo reinvigorated USA Basketball

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Sports

Jerry Colangelo stepped off the USA men’s basketball team bus and into the Flamengo Club practice facility a couple blocks off the Atlantic Ocean in Rio de Janeiro. He walked in before any of his hand-selected players. Donning a Team USA jacket and a gold Olympic ring on his right hand, the managing director of… Read More →

GCU launches angel investment network

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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  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

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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

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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 →