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Nominations announced for Governor’s Arts Awards

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by in Business News | Events

Sixty-two nominations from 18 Arizona communities were submitted in six categories for the 32nd annual Governor’s Arts Awards for individuals and businesses who have made substantial and outstanding contributions to arts and culture statewide. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 6, at The Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The Governor’s Arts Awards are… Read More →

Grand Canyon University looks to expand

by in Business News | Education

Administrators at Grand Canyon University say they’re seeking bids from Tempe, Gilbert, Mesa, Queen Creek and Chandler for another campus. The Arizona Republic reports that GCU also may build elsewhere in the southwest such as Las Vegas and Albuquerque, N.M. Officials with the private Christian college say a growing number of students from the Mesa… Read More →

East Valley Pediatrics joins Banner Medical Group

by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner Health announced that East Valley Pediatrics, with 18 physicians and three nurse practitioners serving patients in 11 east Valley locations, has joined Banner Medical Group (BMG). BMG, a part of Banner Health, will continue operating these East Valley Pediatric clinics in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek. Two sites in… Read More →

Allegiant offers Provo-Phoenix flight

by in Business News | Travel

Allegiant announced new, nonstop jet service between Provo, Utah and Phoenix/Mesa beginning Feb. 15, 2013. The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will introduce the new service with fares as low as $49.99 one way. “We are pleased to announce a new, affordable and convenient travel option for residents of Provo,” said Andrew C.… Read More →

Southwestern Eye Center Offers Blade-Free LASIK Technology

by in Business News | Healthcare | Tech

Valley residents now have the latest 100 percent blade-free LASIK technology available to them thanks to Southwestern Eye Center, which recently expanded its technology suite to include the IntraLase iFS (femtosecond) laser. The iFS laser is the only FDA-cleared femtosecond laser proven with more than 10 years of clinical research improving both the safety and… Read More →

Southwestern Eye Center expands in New Mexico
by in Business News | Healthcare

Southwestern Eye Center is expanding its services across New Mexico with the acquisition of a well-established eye care business. The Mesa-based eye care center acquired Southwest Eye Clinics in Las Cruces and Santa Teresa, New Mexico. Southwestern Eye Center currently has one location in Deming which opened in June 2011. Just as the names Southwestern… Read More →

Shea Homes partners with Sunrun

by in Business News | Green | Real Estate

Shea Homes is proud to announce a partnership with Sunrun, the nation’s largest home solar company, to help homeowners go solar without the high cost and hassle of owning and maintaining a solar system. Through this partnership, homeowners can opt to have affordable solar preinstalled on their new homes.  The solar is lower in cost… Read More →

Ronald McDonald House opening at Cardon
by in Business News | Healthcare

The Valley of the Sun will be home to a third Ronald McDonald House, and the first in the East Valley, when a former health care facility on the campus of Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa is converted into a 10,255 square foot home-away-from home The 248-bed Cardon Children’s Medical Center is operated by… Read More →

The backstory: RA Sushi

by in Business News | Dining | Events

What started as a childhood friendship during grade school at a Scottsdale elementary school grew into an enduring business partnership. At the age of 28, Rich Howland and Scott Kilpatrick, along with two of their college friends, founded the now national sushi restaurant chain, RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. Fresh out of college from The University… Read More →

Arizona congressional races too close to call


Arizona’s three competitive congressional races were too close to call early Wednesday, including the Tucson-centered seat Rep. Ron Barber won in June to replace his former boss, Gabrielle Giffords. Barber saw his small lead against Republican Martha McSally in the 2nd District disappear just before midnight, with McSally taking a tiny lead. “We knew it… Read More →

RA Sushi Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary

by in Business News | Dining | Events

Valley-based RA Sushi Bar Restaurant opened their first restaurant in 1997 in Old Town Scottsdale, founded on the premise of great sushi and good times. Fifteen years later, the company has grown to 25 locations nationwide, including five in Greater Metro Phoenix. To celebrate 15 years of successfully combining fresh sushi, Japanese fusion cuisine, and… Read More →

Banner Health building four new health centers

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by in Business News | Healthcare

Community and elected officials from four east Valley communities joined Banner Health leaders on a “whistle stop bus tour” on Thursday visiting the future sites of four Banner Health Centers which will provide new jobs and highly-coordinated patient care in convenient, neighborhood locations. The four new centers, a $45.2 million investment by Banner Health, will… Read More →

Chandler and Mesa ranked among Top 10 tech hotbeds

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

To find the city where technology startup businesses are thickest on the ground, look no further than the Valley. Both Chandler and Mesa rank among the Top 10 for cities with the most tech startups — computers, software, medical devices and electronics — per capita. That is one of the striking findings of a ranking… Read More →

Fulton Homes Unveils Lounge at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport


Fulton Homes wants Midwestern and Canadian travelers to feel at home this winter the minute they step off the plane. Travelers flying into Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport will be greeted by a welcoming lounge set up as a life-size Fulton Homes living room next to the baggage claim area. The unique lounge measures 40 feet long… Read More →