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Suns Co-Owner Shares Keys to Happiness

Mayor Elaine Scruggs
by in Featured

In his years as a successful entrepreneur creating and selling corporations to the likes of Coca-Cola and Kimberly-Clark, Richard Jaffe, one of the owners of the Phoenix Suns, found a few constants to guide him in business and in life. “Love myself; live my values, and learn to give back,” says Jaffe, who gained respect… Read More →

Suns cut ties with general manager

The Phoenix Suns parted ways Monday with general manager Lance Blanks after the second-worst season in franchise history, the team said. “Lance has been a trusted friend and colleague,” said Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby. “I thank him personally and professionally for his hard work on behalf of the Suns. We will continue… Read More →

Fulton Homes’ 3-Point Zone helps nonprofits

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by in Business News | Nonprofit | Sports

While Monday night was fan appreciation night for the Phoenix Suns, thanks to Fulton Homes the Youth Assistance Foundation and the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) will now divide up $46,000. It’s all part of the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program, a partnership between the Tempe-based homebuilder and the Phoenix… Read More →

Kitchell Completes Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center

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  Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, a new specialty and urgent care center serving West Valley communities and featuring Phoenix Children’s special brand of pediatric care. The 35,3550 SF urgent and pediatric clinic is a precursor to long-term plans for a larger, more comprehensive facility that doubles the… Read More →

Suns part ways with Gentry

Alvin Gentry
by in Business News | Sports

The Phoenix Suns say the team and coach Alvin Gentry have “mutually agreed to part ways.” Gentry had coached the Suns since replacing the fired Terry Porter at the All-Star break of the 2008-09 season, compiling a 158-144 record. His 2010 squad, led by Steve Nash, went 54-28 and advanced to the Western Conference finals.… Read More →

Valley Leadership announces Man & Woman of the Year

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by in Business News | Events

Valley Leadership announces Tom Ambrose and Ambassador Barbara Barrett as the organization’s 2012 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their distinguished service to the community at an awards luncheon in March. Ambrose is well known in the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area as a community leader for nearly four decades.… Read More →

Legends district partners with Southwestern Eye Center

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by in Business News | Sports

The Legends Entertainment District, a first-of-its-kind joint venture between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Phoenix Suns, announced a new partnership with Southwestern Eye Center that features the District’s first static super graphic with a 3-D embellishment. The announcement was made by Legends Entertainment District General Manager Judd Norris. “The Legends Entertainment District continues to break the… Read More →

Fulton Homes’ 3-Point Zone raises $10,500

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That swish from the arc is beginning to add up.   Through the first month of the season, the Phoenix Suns have hit 105 three-pointers, banking a cool $10,500 for the Youth Assistance Foundation.  With five months of the season remaining, they are on course to raise more than $60,000 for the non-profit. It’s all part… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Suns Reunite For Three-Point Zone

Shannon Brown
by in Business News | Real Estate | Sports

Twenty-three feet, nine inches is the distance that makes Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns and local charities a winner this season. Tempe-based Fulton Homes is reuniting with the Phoenix Suns to revive the Fulton Homes “Proud to own the Three-Point Zone” program, which in years past has provided tens of thousands of dollars to Phoenix… Read More →

Suns Launching New Smartphone Mobile App

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Just in time for the 2012 NBA Draft, the Phoenix Suns have joined with Verizon Wireless to launch their first-ever smartphone mobile app, available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry operating systems. Fans that download the free smartphone mobile app before 9 p.m. on draft night, June 28, 2012, can enter to win a personal phone… Read More →

More Than 2,000 Will Graduate From W. P. Carey School

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More than 2,000 students will graduate from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business next week. This is one of the biggest graduation classes ever for the school, known as one of the largest and highest-ranked business schools in the country. The president of the Phoenix Suns, a group of executives flying in… Read More →

Phoenix Suns Host ‘APS Green Night’ Against Lakers

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The atmosphere at US Airways Center always feels a little different when the Phoenix Suns host the Los Angeles Lakers. There is a sense of passion, excitement and energy that only occurs when a long-time rival such as the Lakers comes to town. It will be no different on Saturday, April 7, except for the… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority Aims To Bolster The Business Environment

Arizona Commerce Authority - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Workforce

The new kid on Arizona’s economic development scene is poised to shake things up. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), a public/private entity, is not merely a name change, a rebranding of the Arizona Department of Commerce that over the years received its share of praise and an increasing level of criticism. And it’s not just… Read More →

Rick Welts, President And CEO, Phoenix Suns

Rick Welts, president and CEO, Phoenix Suns - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

CEO Rick Welts discusses how the recession has affected the professional sports industry, the sports industry’s role in economic development, the Phoenix Coyotes, and more. Rick Welts Title: President and CEO Company: Phoenix Suns How did the recession affect the professional sports industry? It certainly put pressure on pricing. The Suns haven’t raised prices in… Read More →