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GPEC puts together a science and technology strategy

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by in Business News | Tech

Even when the state was known for copper, cattle and citrus, Arizona has relied on being an innovator to drive its economy. “Arizona’s economic position has historically been defined by science and technology,” says Steven M. Shope, president of Mesa-based Sandia Research Corporation, “especially if you look back to the 1940s and 1950s, when the… Read More →

Octane Raceway will open in Scottsdale

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by in Business News

The Valley leader in active entertainment, Octane Raceway, announced the opening of their new kart racing and entertainment venue in Scottsdale. Opening this spring, Octane Raceway will move their current Phoenix facility to a new location in the Pavilions at Talking Stick. The new Scottsdale location will be conveniently located just off the 101 freeway… Read More →

Octane Raceway will open in Scottsdale

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by in Play

The Valley leader in active entertainment, Octane Raceway, announced the opening of their new kart racing and entertainment venue in Scottsdale. Opening this spring, Octane Raceway will move their current Phoenix facility to a new location in the Pavilions at Talking Stick. The new Scottsdale location will be conveniently located just off the 101 freeway… Read More →

Ronald McDonald House Charities hires Diaz

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by in Business News | Nonprofit

Geronimo “Jerry” Diaz, who spent the past three years handling executive responsibilities with Learning Ally (formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) and the previous 16 years with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Phoenix and Pleasanton, CA, has been named Development Director for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix (RMHC). Diaz will manage fund-raising… Read More →

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 →

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 →