Jim Lane Archives

Enterprise Bank expands with Scottsdale branch

Peter Benoist, president and CEO of Enterprise Bank & Trust; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; and Jack Barry, president and CEO of the Arizona region for Enterprise Bank & Trust, attend Enterprise Bank & Trust’s grand opening of the Scottsdale branch.

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced the expansion of a new north Scottsdale location, which opened Nov. 2, and strengthens its commitment to the community and clients in the northeast Valley. The new branch located at 8698 East Raintree Dr., Suite 104 will blend business banking and private banking under one roof. The Scottsdale location will provide… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates, Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Brad Wright, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, Mesa Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Glendale City Councilman Sammy Chavira and Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Win Holden.

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →

Boomtown! is latest tech firm to expand to Scottsdale


San Francisco-based Boomtown! is the latest tech company out of California to announce their plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. Founded in February 2014, the company has continued to grow, and has selected the Greater Phoenix region for its first expansion. Boomtown! fixes everyday merchant technology problems in real time, providing on-demand installation and… Read More →

Mission Wins Scottsdale Environmental Award

Representatives of the Old Adobe Mission join Mayor Jim Lane to receive a 2014 Scottsdale Environmental Design Award.  Pictured left to right:  Tim Conner, City of Scottsdale Environmental Initiatives Manager; Father Gregory Schlarb, Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church; Rad Masinelli, board chairman, Old Adobe Mission; Mayor Jim Lane, Vice Mayor Guy Phillips, and Ernie Corral, whose family was one of the original families who built the church.  He attended services at the church as a boy.

At a presentation by City of Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, the Old Adobe Mission, the first Catholic parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and the oldest standing church in Scottsdale, was recognized with a 2014 Scottsdale Environmental Design Award. The Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards program was initially formed in recognition of the Late Councilman… Read More →

Arizona bioscience industry producing ‘aha’ moments


AZBio Expo 2014 had “aha moments” at every turn. With over 250 entrepreneurs, innovators, business leaders, legislators, scientists and researchers in attendance, the energy was sizzling and the outlook endless. Here are just a few of the event highlights, appropriately, A to Z: A – Access to Capital is the key. No money. No honey.… Read More →

Google Fiber could be coming to Valley


The cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe joined Google Wednesday in announcing the first potential expansion of Google Fiber to the Valley. Google Fiber is an Internet and TV service that provides Internet connectivity that is up to 100 times faster than the basic broadband, along with hundreds of high-definition TV channels. “Scottsdale and Google… Read More →

ZocDoc will bring 600 jobs to Valley


A New York company that helps patients connect with doctors through an online service is opening a Scottsdale office and will hire more than 600 workers in the next three years. ZocDoc is a free service for patients that also lets them book appointments online. Gov. Jan Brewer and Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane announced the… Read More →

Regus’ Newest Scottsdale Business Center Appeals to Professionals

by in Business News | Small Biz

As professionals seek innovative ways to balance work-life responsibilities, Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces, today announced the opening of its 15th full-service business center in the valley at 16427 North Scottsdale Road aimed at giving workers a convenient place to drop-in, be productive and network with like-minded professionals. Commenting on Regus’ growth… Read More →

SkySong sparks economic revitalization along McDowell Road Corridor

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by in Economy | Education | Featured | Tech

No one would guessed that a catalyst of innovation could rise from the ruins of a vacant shopping mall. And certainly no one could imagine that happening in the middle of a crippling economic downturn that affected the entire world. But that’s what’s happened in Scottsdale. “It is hard to think of a business attraction… Read More →

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates 10 Years, Hosts Upscale Birthday Party Charity Event

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by in Eat | Events

Best known best for its award-winning, coal-fired oven-baked pizza, calzones, fresh salads and delicious deserts, Arizona-based Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is celebrating 10 years of flourishing business in the Valley. Despite the recession, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has experienced a continuing double-digit growth with no sign of stopping. Grimaldi’s has experienced a 33 percent increase in 2011 and 21… 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 →

Innovation unites Arizona’s economic engines

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

When Arizona became a state 100 years ago, it was easy to identify its economic engines, those industries, innovators and locations that drove the state’s economy and employment. They all started with C — copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate. A decade later, it’s not so easy. “We must find ways to diversify our economy,… Read More →