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Flower joins Vertical Design as project architect

by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Vertical Design Studios, Phoenix, announced Patricia (Trish) Flower has joined the firm as a project architect. She is a licensed architect and a LEED accredited professional with over 26 years in commercial architecture. In this role, Flower will work with retail developer clients in design, entitlements, CD production and construction administration. Flower brings more than… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

PetSmart shakes up senior leadership team


PetSmart, Inc. today named six new leaders to its senior leadership team who, collectively, will be responsible for key growth areas of the Company, including customer experience, merchandise planning, strategy, initiatives, sourcing and real estate. The additions to the senior leadership team reflect the first major hires by PetSmart’s newly-installed President and CEO, Michael Massey.… Read More →

CBRE reports southern Arizona transactions

by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | In The Spotlight

CBRE Tucson has released the following recent transactions for Southern Arizona. Roman Empire Investments, LLC has purchased a 6,250 sq. ft. building at 4143-4149 E. Speedway Blvd. from Commerce Bank of Arizona in Tucson. The buyer was represented by Nancy McClure and Michael Laatsch with CBRE’s Tucson office. The seller was represented by Jim Marian… Read More →

Consortium buying PetSmart for $83 per share in cash

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PetSmart, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2, 2014. The consortium includes Funds advised by BC Partners… Read More →

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards


Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

PetSmart Explores Ways to Maximize Shareholder Value


PetSmart, Inc., the world’s largest specialty retailer of pet supplies and the foremost authority for pet parents seeking services and solutions for the lifetime needs of their pets, today announced that based on a thorough business review that began last spring, the Board of Directors has determined that it will explore strategic alternatives for the… Read More →

Veteran Marketing Executive Joins CyberMark as CEO


John Alpaugh, former chief marketing officer (CMO) of PetSmart, Inc., has joined CyberMark International as its new CEO. Alpaugh purchased CyberMark, one of the country’s leading Internet and digital marketing companies, from founder Kimberly Judd-Pennie, who will stay on in the role of chief customer officer, with responsibility for sales and customer relationships. In 1994,… Read More →

Getting Better Customer Service


How can your favorite businesses improve your customer experience and offer better types of service? Business leaders from around the world will gather in Phoenix next week to learn how to gain an advantage and win your loyalty. The 24th annual Compete through Service Symposium will feature speakers from Cisco, Disney Institute, FedEx Services, HP,… Read More →

Tumbleweed receives $40,000 grant from PetSmart


Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development has received a $40,000 grant from Phoenix-based PetSmart Corporation, launching a collaboration to support at-risk youth.  Grant money will be divided between the Casa de Sueños “House of Dreams” program and the Greenhouse Project. Casa de Sueños is a program fully devoted to unaccompanied minors who have come into the… Read More →

PetSmart CEO joins Phoenix Children’s Hospital Board

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David Lenhardt, President and CEO of Pet Smart has joined the Board of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Lenhardt was appointed President and Chief Operating officer of PetSmart in January 2012. He joined the company in October 2000 as Senior Vice President of Services, Strategic Planning and Business Development and was named Senior Vice President of Store… Read More →

Arizona Business Community Supports HB2111

The undersigned organizations and businesses want to express their strong support for the passage of HB2111 with the floor amendment that will be offered by Senator Steve Yarbrough. This final amendment represents major concessions to address concerns that have been expressed by the city representatives. This final amendment reflects the cities’ request for a separate… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Honored

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by in Business News | Events | Legal | Nonprofit

Pamela Overton Risoleo, a shareholder and co-chair of the Phoenix litigation practice of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, will be honored Feb. 23 by YWCA Maricopa County as its “2013 Tribute to Leadership – Community Service Corporate Leader.” Overton’s recognition is for her many years dedicated to philanthropic causes and for her passion for… Read More →

YWCA Hosts 2013 Tribute To Leadership Gala

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by in Business News | Events

YWCA Maricopa County will Host its 20th annual Tribute To Leadership Gala on February 23, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix at 6:00pm. Guests will be provided an elegant setting to dine and dance to the wonderful Upper East Side Big Band. Tribute To Leadership, our largest event of the year, will honor those who have… Read More →