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Amazon expands in Phoenix with onsite classroom

Zeke Barrera is one of the many Amazon associates who take advantage of Amazon’s Career Choice Program and the new onsite classroom. He recently finished a course in computer technology offered through Maricopa Corporate College and taught in the new onsite classroom.

Arizona State Representative Diego Espinoza and administrators from Maricopa Corporate College joined Amazon leadership and associates at a special event to formally open its new Career Choice Classroom. The Career Choice Program is an innovative benefit that pre-pays 95 percent of tuition for courses related to in-demand fields, regardless of whether they are related to… Read More →

Phoenix falls in ranking of energy-efficient cities

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Phoenix has made improvements in its energy efficiency policies but still fell three spots in a national ranking, as other cities made “impressive jumps” and surged ahead, according to a report released Wednesday. The second biennial ranking by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy of the largest 51 cities in the nation saw Phoenix… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorneys recognized by Chambers USA


Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced that 22 attorneys were selected to the prominent Chambers USA 2015 and the practice areas of Environment (including water rights) and Real Estate were listed in band one in Arizona. The Real Estate practice was also listed in band one in Nevada.     “The success… Read More →

CEO takes spotlight as knoodle celebrates ‘Sweet 16’


As knoodle, the full-service advertising agency celebrates its “Sweet 16” anniversary in business in the Valley of the Sun, we ask CEO Rosaria Cain 16 questions about life as a “Mad Woman.” 1. You famously opened the agency 16 years ago with Fulton Homes, and they’re still your biggest client. How do maintain that relationship and keep… Read More →

Foster financial clarity before wedding, expert warns


With June coming up, wedding season is fast approaching.  Couples of all ages are working out the final details before they walk down the aisle. However, older or more financially settled people, who may be on a second (or third) marriage, may need to take a few additional steps to ensure the well-being of their… Read More →

Quarles & Brady recognized in Chambers USA 2015


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that 10 attorneys from the firm’s Phoenix office have been ranked in the 2015 edition of the esteemed Chambers USA directory. They are: • Joseph A. Drazek – Environment (including water rights)               • Steven P. Emerick – Corporate/M&A      • Diane Haller – Real Estate             • Don P. Martin – Litigation: General Commercial… Read More →

CityScape hosts official Phoenix Comicon closing party

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Attention all comic-enthusiasts who want to be a part of the total fandemonium that is Comicon! Just two blocks away from the Phoenix Convention Center, CityScape Phoenix is hosting the official Comicon Closing Celebration: Comic-Conclusion…The Final Level. For the event, CityScape will transform into a majestic gamer’s dream with an Arcade Alley, Pop-Culture Dace Party,… Read More →

Youth football tackles concussion issues

Dr. David Dodick, director of the Mayo Clinic concussion program in Phoenix.

Brian Brooks still remembers the first time he watched his son sustain a head injury playing tackle football. The hit left 10-year-old Carson down on the field, injured – and Brian with a parent’s worst nightmare. “Of course, my first impulse was to run down to the field immediately,” Brian said. “It was very hard… Read More →

Southwest Super Lawyers: Jaburg Wilk


Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as “Southwest Super Lawyers.” Laura Rogal is a “Southwest Rising Star.”  Recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers Memorial Day travel tips

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport anticipates Thursday, Friday and Monday as the busiest travel days with passenger traffic about 15-20 percent higher than an average day. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers you the following tips for your holiday travels: Use our best kept secret… Read More →

Westin Phoenix Downtown offers summer packages

Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.

Located in the revitalized urban core of downtown Phoenix, and conveniently situated near Chase Field, US Airways Center, CityScape, and numerous venues, theatres and museums, The Westin Phoenix Downtown now offers the perfect package for a refreshing summer getaway. HOME RUN The boys of summer are back and The Westin Phoenix Downtown has the ideal… Read More →

How bike-friendly is Phoenix?


A recent Washington Post story illustrated the connectivity of bike lanes and paths in several major U.S. cities. The result? In places like Miami and Seattle, bike lanes are intermittent and sporadically connected. By comparison, Phoenix boasts a well-connected set of dedicated bike paths and lanes, according to analysis of data provided by the Maricopa… Read More →

Wet ‘n Wild launches ‘Roaring River’ today


Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix announced the grand opening of their new experience – The Crazy Cactus Roaring River. Formerly the lazy river, the new experience features wave action, fast-moving water, tipping buckets, refreshing waterfalls and water curtains in an invigorating river ride.  Local dignitaries will join Season Pass Holders for a ribbon cutting and first… Read More →

Julie Watters hired as Phoenix Public Info Director

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

Julie Watters has been named Phoenix Public Information Director by City Manager Ed Zuercher, following a national recruitment. Watters comes from the city of Glendale where she spent 13 years, most recently as Communications Director. In Phoenix she will oversee the staff handling public information, and the city’s digital media team including the website, social… Read More →