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HomeSmart International expands in northern California

HomeSmart International added a new franchisee to align with the fast-growing franchise brand. HomeSmart Bay Area, which is owned by Michael Young, recently just joined the ranks of other top brokers in the real estate industry who call HomeSmart their brand of choice. Young’s first HomeSmart office is located in the high value real estate market… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No. 2 on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty Report

Phoenix lands at number two on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty list, which analyzes the 30 leading technology markets in the U.S. and Canada in terms of high-tech software/services job growth. Second only to San Francisco, the Valley continues to see the strongest tech-sector job growth in North America, reporting 44.5 percent job growth and more than… Read More →

Impress Labs and Duo PR merge, form KiteRocket

Content Marketing

Impress Labs and Duo Public Relations Inc., both flourishing U.S. West Coast public relations and marketing firms, today announced the two agencies have merged. For the immediate future, the two brands will continue to operate under their existing agency names, though now they are part of the newly formed parent company KiteRocket LLC. The move… Read More →

Rental car marketplace Turo opens Scottsdale offices

Carvana

San Francisco-based Turo opened up Scottsdale offices in early April, as part of its recent expansion efforts, according to a spokesman. Turo, formerly called RelayRides, has 12 employees in its Scottsdale offices, currently, with plans to add more in the near future, said Steve Webb, head of community at Turo. Between its San Francisco offices,… Read More →

Phoenix ties San Francisco for No. 1 in tech job growth

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Businesses looking for office space in the nation’s hottest tech markets should expect to pay a premium – and a hefty one in many of the top tech cities, according to a new research report by CBRE Group, Inc. The report, which analyzes the top 30 tech cities across the U.S. and Canada, showed an… Read More →

Boomtown! is latest tech firm to expand to Scottsdale

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

San Francisco-based Boomtown! is the latest tech company out of California to announce their plans to expand their operations to Scottsdale. Founded in February 2014, the company has continued to grow, and has selected the Greater Phoenix region for its first expansion. Boomtown! fixes everyday merchant technology problems in real time, providing on-demand installation and… Read More →

TGen-Ivy Foundation brain cancer trial approved

In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation awarded $10 million in grants for two groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). One of those projects has officially received the final regulatory approval from University of California, San Francisco, which means patient enrollment for the trial can begin. In the… Read More →

Sedona No. 13 among Top 25 U.S. Destinations

Sedona

Sedona has been ranked as one of the Travelers’ Choice® 2014 “Top 25 Destinations in the United States.” Coming in at No. 13, Sedona is pleased with the abundance of positive feedback and awe-inspiring reaction of both long time visitors and newcomers to the area. “Sedona is a true oasis, a vacationer’s paradise in the… Read More →

Scottsdale Promotes Spring Training in Denver, S.F.

by in Featured | Play Ball | Tourism

Spring training is a short countdown away, and the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is reminding Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants fans that Scottsdale is the place to be for baseball and sunshine. The bureau unveiled exterior and interior ad placements on the Denver Light Rail on Dec. 30 to promote Scottsdale’s spring training… Read More →

Home prices increase by most in 7 years

U.S. home prices jumped 12.1 percent in April from a year ago, the most since March 2006. More buyers and a limited supply of available homes have lifted prices in most cities across the country, a sign of a broad-based housing recovery. “The increase in the number of people looking for a new home often… Read More →

Phoenix leads nation in home price increase

U.S. home prices jumped 10.9 percent in March compared with a year ago, the most since April 2006. A growing number of buyers are bidding on a tight supply of homes, driving prices higher and helping the housing market recover. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller home price index released Tuesday also showed that all 20 cities… Read More →

Ivy Foundation Grants Over $9M for Brain Cancer Research

prevention trial - brain scan images

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) announced its 2012 grant recipients, which total more than $9 million in funding for brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer research foundation in North America. Catherine Ivy is the founder and president of the Ivy Foundation, which has a research… Read More →

Scottsdale CVB Wraps Spring Training promotion

by in Events

In an effort to bolster leisure traffic to Scottsdale this spring training season,  the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a variety of targeted ad campaigns in its top feeder markets including Denver and San Francisco. Following the launch of the warm-weather campaign, which featured wrapping three New York subways, the bureau has unveiled… Read More →

Scottsdale CVB Wraps Spring Training promotion

by in Business News | Sports

In an effort to bolster leisure traffic to Scottsdale this spring training season,  the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a variety of targeted ad campaigns in its top feeder markets including Denver and San Francisco. Following the launch of the warm-weather campaign, which featured wrapping three New York subways, the bureau has unveiled… Read More →