November 2008 Archives

Main Event Entertainment Buys 6.4 Acres at Tempe's Emerald Center


  Main Event Entertainment purchased a 6.4-acre retail site in Tempe for $2.05M and will build a new 57,000 SF indoor entertainment venue. The property is located in Emerald Center near Interstate 10 and Warner Road in Tempe adjacent to IKEA and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, this will be Main Event’s first building… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates $23.5M Sale of University Center

by in Brokerage | Business News | Investment

  Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona negotiated the $23.5M sale of the three-building University Center to the Arizona Board of Regents. This marks an acquisition for future expansion of Arizona State University. University Center , located at Rural Rd. and University Dr., is situated across the street from ASU. The three buildings, 1100, 1130 and… Read More →

Dial Corp. Gets Ready To Move Into Its New Headquarters

For the first time, Dial Corp.'s research and development will be housed with the company's headquarters.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

By year’s end, Dial Corp. expects to have moved into a new 350,000-square-foot national headquarters in Scottsdale, and for the first time it will house its research and development operations under the same roof. What’s more, Dial Corp. will be the first tenants in One Scottsdale, a luxury retail and lifestyle community at the northeast… Read More →

Office Phones, Mobiles and Computers Are Finally Communicating Effectively

Fully integrated office communication
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

For years, communications devices have struggled to become fully integrated. Your computer, your office phone and your mobile phone have operated independent of one another, each with its own specific purpose. The good news is that these devices have learned to coexist in ways previously unheard of, sharing some of the responsibilities that were previously… Read More →

University Of Arizona Program Teaches Undergrads The Importance Of Good Ethics

Students involved in cheating are more likely to engage in unethical practices such as insider trading.

In the 21st century, incidents of corporate malfeasance have become commonplace. America witnessed the implosion of the onetime energy wonder Enron, the fall of telecommunications giant WorldCom, and the collapse of mortgage miracle Countrywide, just to name a few. Not surprisingly, questions were quickly raised about the role business schools played in such scandals, the… Read More →

Housing Crash is Hurting The Valley’s Luxury Real Estate Market


A meticulous five-bedroom, remodeled home sits nestled in one of Paradise Valley’s most beautiful neighborhoods. But the most remarkable thing about this home is not its one-acre lot, new flooring or up-to-date kitchen. It’s the “For Sale” sign that has graced the front yard for two years. Two years, two different realty companies and several… Read More →

Employers Should Learn Legal Rules On Employee E-Mails And Text Messages

Do employees have a right of privacy in their e-mails and text messages?

Do employees have a right of privacy in their e-mails and text messages or may employers read them? May employers lawfully limit employee electronic communications? Are employees protected from retaliation for what they say in their e-mails? If so, can they lose protection if they go too far in what they say? For several years,… Read More →

Arizona Bankers Association Continues To Advocate For The Banking Industry

Tanya Wheeler is president and CEO of the Arizona Bankers Association.
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance | Politics

One thing that hasn’t changed at the Arizona Bankers Association since it was founded 105 years ago is its dedication as an advocate for the banking industry. The cornerstone of the association has always been advocacy of bank-related issues with elected officials, state legislators, members of Congress and regulators at the state and federal levels.… Read More →

Housing Crash Hurts The Valley’s Luxury Home Market

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008

High-End Distress: The housing crash is now hurting the Valley’s luxury home market A meticulous five-bedroom, remodeled home sits nestled in one of Paradise Valley’s most beautiful neighborhoods. But the most remarkable thing about this home is not its one-acre lot, new flooring or up-to-date kitchen. It’s the “For Sale” sign that has graced the… Read More →

Applying Supply Chain Management Techniques To The Health Care Industry

Medical supplies

Businesses in the 21st century frequently attribute success to the ability to tame their supply chains. The business of hospitals, in comparison, is quite different. Hospitals are service organizations with diverse customers, including physicians who have strong commitments to given manufacturers and products. Patients, of course, are customers, and their treatment often requires costly items.… Read More →

Arizona Is Staking A Claim In Bioscience Territory

Bioscience in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine November 2008
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare | Tech

There’s no doubt Arizona’s public and private sectors have worked hard this decade to turn the state into a high-profile player in bioscience. And there’s no question these efforts have paid off with a number of successes. But no chart, report or press release drives these points home as effectively as an experience enjoyed by… Read More →

Making Ethics An Essential Part Of Doing Business

ethics scale

The challenge of building an ethical climate in businesses is not new. However, in the last decade, the importance of such a climate, and the heavy costs of ethical transgressions, have been prominent in the daily headlines. They reveal the impact of decades of ethical mismanagement that goes beyond explicitly breaking laws. Rather, the issue… Read More →

Estate House Provides An Evening Fit For The Upper Crust

The multilevel Estate House offers elegant and cozy dining.

With the sounds of trickling water and candlelight dancing across the tables, the Estate House in Scottsdale is as inviting as your own home. The multilevel restaurant includes a lounge, as well as indoor and outdoor dining, facing the beautiful Waterfront area of the Arizona Canal. Plants climb up the elegant columns, unique chandeliers exude… Read More →

CEO Series: Doug Parker

Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of US Airways

Doug Parker Title: Chairman and CEO Company: US Airways Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. My first job was as a bagger at a Kroger store in Michigan. I started part-time the day I turned 16, but then went full-time in the summer the day after school got out.… Read More →