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Twisted Root Parlor opens next week in Scottsdale

Serving modern, approachable new American cuisine with plenty of local flare, Twisted Root Parlor + Bar is set to become Scottsdale’s favorite new hangout when it opens on March 1, 2015.  The newest restaurant concept from Common Ground Culinary, a restaurant development company founded by Christopher Collins that includes staple neighborhood brands like Grassroots Kitchen & Tap and Wally’s American Pub ‘n Grille, Twisted Root stands as the cool millennial in the family – balanced, casual, and likes to hang out all day.  Located at the NW corner of Hayden Road and Via de Ventura, Twisted Root joins it’s culinary sibling Grassroots inside the Village at Hayden shopping center (8220 N. Hayden Rd. Scottsdale AZ 85258, 480.699.0811).

Housed inside a stylish industrial space accented with colorful artwork, including a massive vintage Hobart mixer, Twisted Root is the perfect spot to sip and savor an expansive collection of craft beers and handmade cocktails, and nosh well into the night.  Offering a compact yet cravable all-day menu seven days a week, guests are invited to cozy up at one of the three community tables, sink into an oversized booth, or soak in some fun in the sun on the spacious outdoor patio featuring a massive brick fireplace and an eclectic collection of brightly colored, cozy chairs. From the stained concrete floors and cream painted walls accented with alder wood and bands of rolled steel, there’s nothing fussy about this striking indoor-outdoor space. Even the glassware is all stem-free. That said, there are plenty of fun, light-hearted accents, including one wall painted with old school bicycle blueprints and another duded up with wallpaper designed by Mike D of The Beastie Boys.  There are even two large, digitally equipped banquet rooms to handle an array of private or semi-private event needs.

The menu, designed for everyday affordability, runs the American culinary gamut with modern takes on classics.  “We wanted Twisted Root to be the dependable, staple spot in your mental rolodex, the sort of place you can visit several times a week and always find something fun to eat or drink,” says owner, Christopher Collins.  At Twisted Root, this means sharable small plates such as $9 pepper-glazed goat cheese, served gratin style with spicy tomato jam, peppadew peppers and buttermilk crackers, the signature $11 Twisted oysters, which are broiled and paired with creamed spinach and béarnaise sauce, or build-your-own bruschetta boards. Dig into five different sandwiches such as the $12 Topher’s tri tip, shaved thin and topped with melty gruyere and steak aioli, or fork a farm-fresh salad such as the ‘deconstructed’ $12 Sunny cobb, perked up with crispy pancetta and toasted pecans. Finally, for heartier appetites Twisted offers five varieties of stone oven flatbread, including the $11 angry bird (goat cheese, pulled chicken, sweet corn, angry sauce, basil) and nine delicious entrées such as $18 airline chicken & proscuitto with skin-on breast, Borsin cheese, basil, jus redux and glazed baby carrots.  Perhaps best of all, the restaurant will feature a special Twisted Hour menu featuring food & drink specials daily from 3 – 6 pm daily.

 

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Intravest Title adds sixth Arizona location

Intravest Title Agency, Inc. has officially secured its sixth location: the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors® (SAAR) new headquarters. The title company has been rapidly expanding since March 2014 and was chosen by SAAR to be one of only four carefully selected tenants to join its new building. Intravest Title is one of the premier title and escrow companies in the state and has grown from four employees to more than 40 in the past 11 months and has captured a top 25 market share ranking.

“We are excited to open our new office and give more of the Valley’s top escrow officers the opportunity to join our team,” said Dylan King, CEO/President of Intravest Title. “We strive to be a great place to work and put a real premium on maintaining a family culture and providing a true work-life balance for all of our employees.”

Intravest Title offers employees the perks of corporate America while still encouraging quality of life. The company boasts a proven sales team that is dedicated to building each escrow officers’ client base and an executive leadership team that truly values each employee and their ideas. Employees are provided with the latest technology, up-to-date training and administrative support to ensure their continuing success.

The new Scottsdale office joins the existing Camelback Corridor, North Phoenix, Peoria, Tempe and Prescott locations. SAAR will be hosting a grand opening for its new building on February 26. Stop by the Intravest Office if you are interested in learning more. For more information about Intravest Title or to inquire about employment opportunities, contact Dylan King at 602-300-9969 or via email at dking@intravesttitle.com.

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Scottsdale’s Foosia announces new happy hour menu

Foosia – Asia Fresh, Scottsdale’s fast, fresh and healthy alternative to casual dining, announces its new Happy Hour menu with specials every day of the week.

From 3 – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday guests can take part in Foosia’s Beer For A Buck! promotion. For every bowl purchased, they’ll get any beer for only $1.

Foosia features premium imports, domestics and I.P.A. beers. Imports include Asahi Select, Hinano, Lucky Buddha, Stella Artois, Tiger, and Tsing Tao. Domestic beers include Bud Light and Coors Light. And, its featured I.P.A. is Hop Shock.

On Saturdays anytime from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., guests can enjoy Sake Saturdays where they’ll get any sake featured on Foosia’s menu for only $5. Foosia’s signature sake selection normally ranges from $10 – $12 each.

The restaurant features both domestic and imported chilled sake’s including Gekkeikan Zipang Sparkling Sake (Japan), Gekkeikan Nama Draft (USA), Momkawa Diamond Jumai Ginjo (USA), Shimazu-No-Mai, Pure Dawn, Junmai Ginjo (Japan), Fudo Myoo Nigori (Japan), and Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass (USA)

And on Sundays anytime between 11 a.m. – 9 p.m., guests can enjoy Foosia’s Lazy Sundays promotion and enjoy all featured wine for half off. Foosia’s signature wines by the glass are normally $15 each.

Foosia’s white wine selection includes Murphy Goode, Fume Blanc – North Coast, CA, The Crossings, Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, NZ, Cambria, ‘Katherine’s Vineyard’ Chardonnay – Santa Maria Valley, CA.

Red wines include Carmel Road Pinot Noir – Monterey, CA, J Lohr ‘Seven Oaks’ Cabernet Sauvignon – Paso Robles, CA, and Matanzas Creek Merlot – Sonoma, CA.

The OH Pool Bar + Cabanas at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.

Hotel Valley Ho anchors Cactus League experience

Original Hotel Valley Ho owner Robert Foehl, Ted Williams and Bob Feller.

Original Hotel Valley Ho owner Robert Foehl, Ted Williams and Bob Feller.

To truly embrace Arizona’s spring training experience you need to start with an anchor. For Cactus League baseball fans, there may be no better anchor than the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale.

The hotel has hosted Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, George Brett, Rickey Henderson and Leo Durocher. More recently, the Hotel Valley Ho has been the spring training home to Tim Lincecum, Ryan Howard, Coco Crisp, Ichirio Suzuki, Barry Zito and Hideki Matsui, to name just a few.

But beyond the baseball history, the Hotel Valley Ho is centrally located with easy access to all spring training facilities in the valley, features some rooms equipped with kitchens and all rooms have access to the hotel’s amazing OH Pool Bar + Cabanas.

The hotel really hits a home run with baseball fans by offering a Spring Training Weekday Savings special. The special is valid Sundays to Wednesdays through March 31 and includes 15 percent off the best available room rate, a welcome amenity and two drinks upon arrival. Click here to make reservations or call 866-882-4484.

For a complete guide to every Cactus League team and stadium, check out the digital issue of Play Ball magazine.

STAYING CLOSE TO SCOTTSDALE?

If you’re staying at the Hotel Valley Ho or somewhere else in Scottsdale, here are some of the best hotspots to make your Spring Training game day complete:

SOL Mexican Cocina

Located at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Mexican Cocina’s patio is the ideal place to sit back, relax and sip on a margarita before or after a day at the ballpark. The restaurant’s menu features Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday you can stop by for SOL’s happy hour. Try some of the restaurant’s baja inspired dishes or refreshing margaritas at a discounted price. SOL is located at 15323 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. For more information, visit www.solcocina.com.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Old Town

Enjoy your favorite pizza while you soak up the Desert sun and spring breeze. Each of Grimaldi’s eight Arizona locations has a distinct patio. So if you’re in the mood for pizza and a cannoli or just want to enjoy a glass of vino or beer, Grimaldi’s in Old Town is a perfect place to unwind after a game. Grimaldi’s in Scottsdale is located at 4000 North Scottsdale Rd. Ste. 105. For more information, visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.

Kelly’s at SouthBridge

To enjoy the cool weather and feel the awesome Old Town atmosphere, hit Kelly’s at SouthBridge before or after your spring training game. It’s the perfect place for some pre/post game day drinks. Join them on Wednesdays for their live music on the patio after 5 p.m. Located on Sixth Avenue in downtown Scottsdale, the 8,000 square foot upscale restaurant offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine and the perfect laid back atmosphere. Kelly’s is located at 7117 E 6th Avenue, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.kellysatsouthbridge.com.

Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

Save some money before you hit the game with those ballpark prices and enjoy specials on their “Hoppy Hour” menu throughout the week. The dishes range in price from $2 to $5 and are offered daily. Visit their Scottsdale location at 7077 E. Bell Rd or try out their Paradise Valley location at 4731 E. Cactus Rd. www.tiltedkilt.com.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

Scottsdale’s newest dining addition, Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill, opened in February at Scottsdale Fashion Square. Hail a golf cart to take you to the games from the comfort of their 1,500 square foot patio. Enjoy happy hour, seven days a week from 3:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. & again from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Choose from $4 featured pints, house margaritas, well drinks and featured wine. There’s even a $3.95-$5.95 food menu. The venue is located at 7014 East Camelback Road Suite 1423, in Scottsdale. For more information, visit thirstyliongastropub.com/scottsdale.

HEADING WEST?

From March 3 through April 4, baseball reigns supreme in the West Valley with five ballparks hosting more than half of the MLB teams in the Cactus League. If you’re heading toward the West Valley to check out spring training game, Westgate Entertainment District is the hub of activity for baseball fans looking to grab a bite, a few beers and sweet treats or enjoy live music and a little shopping before or after the game.

All season long, fans are encouraged to show their ticket stub to take advantage of the many deals offered by Westgate tenants including:

Saddle Ranch Chop House

20 percent discount on total food bill. Does not apply to happy hour.

http://www.srrestaurants.com/glendale, 623-889-7770

McFadden’s

20 percent discount on total bill.

http://www.mcfaddensglendale.com, 623-872-0010

Just Sports

20 percent discount on one regular-priced item.

www.justsportsaz.com, 623-872-9490

Calico Jack’s Mexican Cantina

20 percent discount on total bill.

www.calicojacksglendale.com, 623-877-5225

Crave Waffle Sandwich Creations

Buy one, get one 50 percent off. Applies to all menu items except alcohol and discounted items. Must be of equal or lesser value and cannot be combined with any other offer.

www.icravewaffles.com, 623-772-0622

OPA Life Greek Café

20 percent discount on any order.

www.opalifegreekcafe.com, 623-242-8338

Whiskey Rose Bar and Grill

Receive one free appetizer with the purchase of one regular-priced entrée.

www.whiskeyrosewestgate.com, 623-877-7673

As You Wish Pottery

50 percent discount on a regular studio fee.

www.asyouwishpottery.com, 623-772-5403

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant

15 percent discount on total bill. Offer valid for same-day ticket stubs only.

http://www.kabukirestaurants.com, 623-772-9832

IT’SUGAR

$5 off a purchase of $20 or more with same-day ticket stub.

www.itsugar.com, 623-877-8124

Fractured Prune Doughnuts

One free 16 oz. fountain soda drink with the purchase of two or more made-to-order Fractured Prune Doughnuts. Not valid in the US Airways Center, must show game-day ticket stub and valid on game days only.

www.fracturedprune.com, 623-872-0008

Cold Stone Creamery

10 percent discount on any order (excluding gift card purchases).

www.coldstonecreamery.com, 623-877-1580

Fresh Healthy Café

10 percent discount on any order.

www.cafefresh.com , 623-505-3277

Shane’s Rib Shack

20 percent discount on one regular-priced item.

www.shanesribshack.com , 623-877-7427

Mama Gina’s Pizzeria

20 percent off one regular-priced item.

www.mamaginaspizzeria.com , 623-872-0300

Johnny Rockets

10 percent discount on any order.

www.johnnyrockets.com , 623-877-2977

The Shout! House

Show your ticket stub to receive a $1 domestic draft, well wine or well liquor drink.   

http://www.theshouthouse.com/az, 623-772-1500

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PowerTrainYoga comes to Scottsdale

PowerTrainYoga announced the opening of its first Arizona location in Scottsdale.  The modern 10,000 square foot studio will open its doors to the public on Friday, March 20th and will initially offer more than 130 group fitness classes per week. They will eventually offer close to 200 classes per week.

PowerTrain offers a mix of workouts including heated and unheated Yoga, Hot Pilates, TRX suspension training, Kettlebells, Barre, Battleropes, Bootcamp, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and more. In an effort to make group fitness more affordable and more accessible to more people, memberships (which include UNLIMITED classes) are just $99 per month.

“All of our classes are “yogacentric”, meaning that each class contains elements of yoga. We believe that flexibility and balance are essential to good health while simultaneously reducing the risk of injury. This is why so many college and professional sports teams require athletes to take yoga classes,” said Steven Gregory, owner of PowerTrainYoga.

The facility features a sophisticated environmental control system which monitors the heat, humidity and carbon monoxide levels in each training room. To give members the optimal workout environment, fresh air is pumped into training rooms when needed to increase  comfort  while reducing fatigue.

“Our goal is to bring group fitness to the community at an affordable price”, said Gregory. “We want everyone to experience our wide variety of classes, try something new and most importantly, see results.”

With so many classes being offered daily, busy schedules won’t compete with getting in or staying in shape. Members have access to many different class types, giving them a total fitness experience in one location. 

PowerTrainYoga is located just north of Thunderbird Rd. on the west side of Scottsdale Road at 14202 N Scottsdale Road #114 Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

For more information, class schedules and details, visit www.powertrainyoga.com or call 805.440.8761. 

Kale & Clover’s Scottsdale location offering free meals opening week

Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen is offering free meals during its opening week as a fundraiser held to benefit Amy’s Army, the nonprofit headed by Amy Van Dyken.

All of this takes place Monday, Feb. 23 to Sunday, March 1 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Kale & Clover, 20511 North Hayden Road at Hayden Peak Crossing.
Details: Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen will offer diners a chance to try their menu at no cost from Feb. 23- March 1. A select number of diners can experience breakfast, lunch or dinner on these dates at no cost.
Some restrictions do apply and they include:

Limit one free meal per person during the entire time frame from Feb. 23-March 1.

The first 30 guests for breakfast, 30 for lunch and 40 for dinner each day will receive a complimentary meal (up to $18 value).

Donations will be accepted to benefit Amy’s Army, which benefits individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Restaurateur German Osio and his team at Osio Culinary Group are pleased to announce the opening of their fourth restaurant, Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen. Kale & Clover will open on Feb. 23 at 20511 N. Hayden Road at Hayden Peak Crossing in Scottsdale, the same shopping plaza as Osio’s sister restaurant, Local Bistro. Kale & Clover is open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.

Kale & Clover offers fresh, healthy food, cold-pressed juices, espresso drinks and craft beer and wine. Kale & Clover also offers convenience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners have the option to eat in, carry out or grab a ready-to-eat meal. For those choosing to dine in, Kale & Clover provides a clean and modern décor in which to enjoy a chef-created meal. A lunchbox program for both adults and children will be available.

Chris Mayo, Corporate Chef for Osio Culinary Group, has spent several months diligently crafting the menu for Kale & Clover.

“We are using responsibly-sourced, seasonal ingredients and have taken special care to focus on nutritional balance and flavor,” Mayo said. “It has been a treat to work on Kale & Clover’s menu. Our mission is to bring the best quality ingredients to our guests without compromising flavor.”

As Chef de Cuisine, Nick Kennedy will oversee daily kitchen operations. Kennedy comes to Kale & Clover from Heritage Prairie, an organic farm in Illinois. Originally from Chicago, he spent two years with Heritage, first as sous chef and later executive chef.
Kale & Clover’s menu is mostly vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Carnivorous diners will have the option to add protein to many of the dishes.

“My hope is that Kale & Clover makes it easier for people to eat healthily. Our menu is chef-crafted, so it will appeal to everyone—even those who shy away from healthy ingredients,’’ Osio said. “We offer breakfast, lunch and dinner so that the option for clean food is always available. And our grab-and-go and eat-in components are intended to provide utmost convenience.”

Some of Kale & Clover’s signature menu items include:

· Superfood salad: kale, romaine hearts, sprouted quinoa, beets, avocado, almonds, apricots, lemon dressing.

· Faux Pho: red miso shiitake broth, rice noodles, tofu, Thai basil, sprouts, chilies, lime.

· Avocado summer roll: pickled veggies, mint, house made sambal dressing.

· Caramelized cauliflower steak: caper-raisin jam, lentils, local carrots, curry vinaigrette.

· Seared Salmon: red quinoa, marinated cherry tomatoes, avocado, light herb vinaigrette.

Guests will enjoy an array of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, nut milks, herb-infused spa waters, locally roasted coffees, and espresso drinks with house made mix-in options that are mostly vegan. The restaurant also features beers and wine.

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Scottsdale’s Sanctuary on Camelback offers a taste

Those looking to kick the Sunday blues (or blow off some mid-week steam) can enjoy a taste of the good life at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s jade bar and elements restaurant.
The resort’s chill beats and cool drinks are a natural winter antidote – available seven days a week.
Monday through Sunday: 
The Pour, jade bar’s premium daily happy hour offers the Valley’s best crafted cocktails and savory small plates. (4-6 p.m.) Elements’ dining deck is available for guests during breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers prime views Scottsdale’s painterly sunsets over Camelback, Mummy and Four Peaks Mountains.
Wednesday through Saturday: Live jazz, pop and R&B from acts like Angela Ferrari, The Waters andKyle Phelan is on tap during an extended weekends at jade winter schedule. (Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m., Thursdays from 7-10 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11 p.m.)
Saturday: Cocktail enthusiasts can learn from true masters of mixology during weekly Mixology 101.The hour-long sessions include how-to instruction, trivia and tips focused on a different spirit each week, with plenty of sampling. (1 p.m.; $30 per person.)
Sunday: End the weekend on a delicious high note with Executive Chef Beau MacMillan’s brunch. Guests can pair seasonal dishes like Old Bay Poached Shrimp, Thai Chicken Salad and Brioche French Toast with 50 percent off any bottle or half bottle of wine from the regular or reserve wine list. (7 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Reservations are available online at www.sanctuaryaz.com or by calling 855-706-1643.

Equus Announces $58.85 Million Sale of Lincoln Towne Centre

Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. (Equus), one of the nation’s leading private equity real estate fund managers, announced today the sale of Lincoln Towne Centre, a two building property totaling 226,112 square feet located at 4150-4250 N. Drinkwater Boulevard in downtown ScottsdaleArizona, acquired by Transwestern Strategic Partners on behalf of its TSP Value and Income Fund for $58,850,000Transwestern Strategic Partners is the discretionary investment management arm of Transwestern Investment Group based in Dallas, TX

 

Situated at the intersection of Drinkwater Boulevard and Indian School Road, Lincoln Towne Center provides easy access to the Loop 101 and is directly across from the Scottsdale City Hall. It is also in close proximity to the nearly two million square foot Scottsdale Fashion Square, the Scottsdale Waterfront development and the W Hotel, providing a 24/7 environment within walking distance to numerous retail amenities, restaurants, hotels and condo and apartment homes. The property also features a rare, four-level subterranean parking structure allowing for a parking ratio of 4.1 spaces per 1,000 square feetNearly half of the property is occupied by investment grade tenants including CNA (S&P: A), Catlin (S&P: A) and EMC2 (S&P: A).

 

Chris Toci, Chad Littell, Jerry Noble, Pat Devine and Greg Mayer of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona represented the seller in the disposition.

 

The acquisition of Lincoln Towne Centre in February 2012 was the first asset acquired by Equus Capital Partners on behalf of its value-add fund, BPG Investment Partnership IX, L.P.  “Lincoln Towne Centre was a classic value-add office investment for our firm”, said Jonathan Praw, Vice President and Head of West Coast Operations for Equus Capital Partners, Ltd. while adding When we acquired the complex it was just 67% leased while the submarket vacancy rate was in the mid-20% range. We were able to quickly improve occupancy to 99% at the time of sale and benefited from the 30% increase in Downtown Scottsdale rental rates. Mr. Praw oversaw the acquisition, reposition, and disposition efforts. 

 

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WGM expands cyber security efforts

Recognizing and responding to growing online threats and information security breaches, WGM Associates, a Scottsdale-based information technology consulting, security and application development firm, has expanded its information security services and added key talent to manage the increased demand for cyber-related management and IT services.

WGM Managed Information Security Services will enhance WGM’s focus on intelligence-driven security programs aimed at reducing cyber liability risks which have become commonplace in today’s business environment. To lead the team, WGM has hired industry technology veteran, Scott Shedd as Practice Leader. Shedd brings high-level certifications and security technology skill sets to help WGM clients understand and assess risks, mitigate vulnerabilities and defend against ongoing technology threats.

“As larger organizations continually fortify their security defenses, small- and medium-sized businesses are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, cyber-spies and hacktivists,” said Chuck Matthews, CEO of Scottsdale-based WGM Associates. “Unlike larger organizations, smaller businesses typically lack adequate in-house security defenses, knowledgeable resources and the expertise and ability to effectively protect confidential and valuable data residing on their networks.”

WGM’s Security Services division will provide security program assessments, policy development, response readiness planning, vulnerability management, gap assessments and remediation services in addition to managed networking security, application security, web and mail security, mobile device management and client administration portals. Targeted industries include financial services, health care, nonprofits, legal firms, education, real estate and other businesses handling sensitive client or customer information.

Founded in 2011, WGM Associates is a local provider of consulting, security, managed IT services and application development for small- and medium-sized businesses. WGM’s leadership team works with clients and businesses to play an integral role in all IT decisions including technology platforms, information governance, regulatory compliance, strategic initiatives, future requirements and budgetary planning.

A huge benefit afforded by Managed Information Security Services, WGM will remotely monitor and manage critical systems 24/7 throughout the Southwest via its secured network operations center.  The new WGM division will help bridge the gap between risk and limited internal resources, which can leave sensitive customer and employee records and intellectual property inadequately protected and at risk for theft or exploitation.

“Every organization must comply with a host of security and privacy issues surrounding the sharing of sensitive information. They need an increasingly fortified process to manage security and privacy more effectively,” Matthews added. “Our new division makes the development and administration of a security program seamless by providing the business with a keen understanding for security expertise and technology to minimize the risk.”

Matthews observed that many small- to mid-sized businesses feel immune to attacks, but instead face a multitude of destructive threats. Another common tactic involves hackers who target smaller businesses to obtain entry to their larger business partners and weaknesses in their cyber security as well.

“Currently, there is a huge void in the market for this service and WGM has the expertise and solution-set knowledge to help businesses handle these ongoing changes,” said Matthews.

Chandler Hotel Group Adds Seven New Properties

 Chandler Hotel Group (CHG), a Scottsdale-based, industry-leading hotel management company, has expanded its reach by adding seven new hotel properties to its portfolio. The new properties are located in South Carolina, Texas and New Mexico and collectively add nearly 1,200 new rooms to CHG’s cache of properties.

“We are eager to introduce these new properties to Chandler Hotel Group’s long-held, unwavering commitment to comprehensive service,” Jared Chandler, CHG founder and CEO, said. “All of these properties will undergo significant upgrades, if they haven’t already, elevating the overall guest experience and creating a renewed staff investment in the property.”

The addition of the Wyndham Garden Inn in Amarillo, Texas, comes amidst a $6 million renovation for the 259-room hotel. The Wyndham property was built in the early 1980s and was previously recognized as the Ambassador Hotel.

The remainder of the hotel properties joining Chandler Hotel Group have already, or will experience extensive upgrades in the coming months. The group of properties includes a trio of Red Lion hotels in Farmington, Gallup and Grants, New Mexico, a Best Western in Roswell, New Mexico, a Quality Inn and Suites in Albuquerque, New Mexico and a Ramada in Columbia, South Carolina.

The strategic addition of these branded hotels represents Chandler Hotel Group’s desire to grow and further its involvement with full-service hospitality properties. Chandler Hotel Group has successfully managed four and five-diamond resorts and full service conference hotels, as well as boutique hotels, across more than 180 transactions totaling more than $2 billion.

 

CBRE Completes Sale of Rose Garden Apartment Community

CBRE has negotiated the following multi-family sales transaction:


Arcadia Place Condominiums LLC from Scottsdale, Ariz. has purchased Arcadia Rose Garden condominiums, a 30-unit multi-family property located at 3445 North 36th Street in Phoenix from TSR, Inc., also of Scottsdale. Brian Smuckler and Jeff Seaman of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented both buyer and the seller in negotiating the $1.8 million transaction.

North Scottsdale gets a new luxury apartment community

Investment Property Associates (IPA) celebrated the grand opening of its first multifamily development in Scottsdale with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Liv North Scottsdale. The luxury apartment community is situated on 5.83 acres near the corner of Scottsdale Road and Greenway Hayden Loop in North Scottsdale. IPA co-developed the property with PB Bell & Associates.

This Class A apartment community consists of 240 units located in four, four‐story buildings constructed over podium parking. The unit mix includes one‐bedroom, two‐bedroom and three-bedroom units, with sizes ranging from 540 to 1,350 square feet. The contemporary, open floor plans feature full-size washers and dryers, private master baths, plank flooring throughout living areas with carpeted bedrooms, and entertainment kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances. All units include a patio or balcony—many with premium mountain and city views.

Community amenities are available to residents 24/7 and include a resort style pool and spa with a signature water and fire feature, an outdoor “billboard” television, a fully equipped fitness center overlooking the pool area, indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a game room, a rooftop lounge with outdoor kitchen and expansive views of the valley, secured parking garages, an enclosed Bark Park and much more. Concierge services, valet recycling/trash services, fitness classes, mobile massage, dry cleaning and other high-end amenities are also available. The community is conveniently located directly north of The Scottsdale Quarter and kitty‐corner to Kierland Commons, providing easy access to a multitude of dining and retail options.

Scottsdale‐based MT Builders served as general contractor, with design services by L.R. Niemiec Architects, Inc., also of Scottsdale.

“We are thrilled to be opening our first Scottsdale community that is among the most ‘walkable’ apartment communities in the valley,” said Bill Fettis, partner of IPA. “The North Scottsdale market, and specifically The Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons are dynamic, high‐energy destinations that match‐up ideally with the living environments we create for our residents.”

IPA’s current Arizona multifamily portfolio consists of four Liv-branded apartment communities in the metropolitan Phoenix market, which it plans to grow.

“With a physical setting and amenities designed to help people live fuller lives, our communities encourage residents to embrace the company’s values by offering daily opportunities for residents to enjoy activities and events centered on community, wellness, technology and sustainability.” said Scott Brooks, partner at IPA. Our goal at IPA is to support personal growth and meaningful connections with others through thoughtfully planned amenities and genuine, caring team members who actively participate in community events as well”. R. Chapin Bell, President of P.B. Bell Companies added, “It is our pleasure to participate with IPA in this exciting, thoughtful North Scottsdale apartment home community.”

Class-A trophy locations shine in office market rebound

As the Phoenix office market continues a steady recovery, buildings in trophy Class A locations are quickly differentiating themselves as leaders of the pack. Representing 4141 N. Scottsdale Holdings LLC, JLL’s Capital Markets experts today closed on one of these assets, located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. JLL also secured $26.5 million in acquisition financing on behalf of the new buyer, Palisades Capital Realty Advisors LLC.

Senior Vice President Brian Ackerman and Senior Managing Director Dennis Desmond led the JLL team on the $34.5 million sale, while JLL Managing Director Chris Casey and Executive Vice President Reid McGlamery secured the financing.

“This is a highly walkable, Class A environment that is packed with the market’s most popular shopping, dining, entertainment and urban residential amenities,” said Ackerman. “The combination has attracted all types of vibrant, tech-forward companies, quickly pushing rental rates to almost $30 per-square-foot and causing vacancies to drop into the low single digits.”

“We received a tremendous response from lenders who were impressed with the location and quality improvements at the project, as well as the high occupancy, credit tenancy and strong borrower,” added Casey.

The three-story, 147,356-square-foot 4141 building is 91 percent occupied with leases to credit and blue chip tenants. Built in 1989 and renovated in 2013, the project is located at the northeast corner of Scottsdale and Indian School roads, within walking distance to the iconic Scottsdale Fashion Square. It is approximately two miles from the Loop 101 freeway and less than 10 minutes from the Loop 202 freeway and Sky Harbor International Airport. The property features a classic red brick façade, efficient floorplates and 360-degree views of the Camelback and McDowell mountains.

JLL Capital Markets is a full-service global provider of capital solutions for real estate investors and occupiers. The firm’s in-depth local market and global investor knowledge delivers the best-in-class solutions for clients — whether a sale, financing, repositioning, advisory or recapitalization execution. In 2013 alone, JLL Capital Markets completed $99 billion in investment sale and debt and equity transactions globally. The firm’s Capital Markets team comprises more than 1,300 specialists, operating all over the globe.

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Construction completed on Livewire music venue

LGE Design Build has completed the construction of Livewire, Arizona’s newest premier 14,000-square-foot live music venue bringing fresh nightlife to the former development known as Axis/Radius in the entertainment district of Scottsdale.

Livewire, located at 7340 E. Indian Plaza, includes a stage, two interior bars and a second floor balcony fronting the street. Livewire also has a box office and a first floor retail booth to sell shirts and souvenirs. With capacity to entertain more than 1,100 people, national touring acts and select up-and-coming local bands play at Livewire.

“Livewire is designed to exceed to the customer base’s expectations of Old Town Scottsdale with engaging spaces to foster nightlife activity, plenty of sightlines to the street and captivating lighting, creating a stunning music venue,” said David Sellers, president of LGE Design Build.

Next door at Bottled Blonde, LGE completed renovations in 2014 for the pizzeria and beer garden’s open bar area, patio areas near the sidewalks and an open casual setting around a fireplace. Bottled Blonde serves a contemporary Italian menu at picnic-style tables.

Evening Entertainment Group of Scottsdale operates Livewire and Bottled Blonde, which are both open.

AV3 Design of Phoenix served as the project architect and interior designer.
LGE’s other projects in Old Town Scottsdale include Triyar Phase I & 2 (a three-building, 12,500-square-foot restaurant/retail project), Scottsdale Retail Plaza Phase I (four retail, restaurant, bar and nightclub venues), Mint and Lo- Lo’s Chicken & Waffles.

The Enclave At Borgata has unveiled The Debut, a preview center showcasing the new luxury condominium homes on the former Borgata retail site.

The Enclave at Borgata opens preview center

Scottsdale’s new luxury condominium residence, The Enclave at Borgata, has opened its preview center, called The Enclave Debut. It is located near the southwest corner of Scottsdale Road and Lincoln Drive, on the former Borgata retail site at 6176 North Scottsdale Road – between Blanco and Paul Martin’s. The Debut offers an introduction to the only new luxury condo homes to come to market in central Scottsdale in many years. It is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, or by appointment. “We are thrilled to open The Debut during the height of the winter visitor season, showcasing the superior quality of this condominium community, as well as the convenient access to the restaurants and retail offerings that are within walking distance from The Enclave at Borgata,” said Mike Jesberger, President of Phoenix-based Antera Development.

Staffed by uniquely qualified sales associates who understand the needs of the luxury buyer, The Debut features interactive technology to explore the various homes and features. And, prospective buyers can also learn about the engaging community lifestyle and amenities.

The Enclave at Borgata will include only 90 home opportunities, ranging in size 1,500 to 3,100 square feet. There are select opportunities to combine two units to create a home upwards of 5,400 square feet. Pricing starts at approximately $500 a square foot. Special attention has been paid to a high level of quality, inside and out, including Wolf and Sub Zero appliances, generous patios and balconies, and views of Camelback Mountain. On site amenities include gated entry, lush landscaping, generous fitness facility, resort-style pool, demonstration kitchen, outdoor kitchen, resident clubroom, lounging/conversation areas inside and out to connect with neighbors, walking path and a dog park.

For more information visit EnclaveAtBorgata.com or call (480) 362.5283.

The Enclave at Borgata is a 90-unit luxury condominium residence community being developed at the northwest corner of Rose Lane and Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Arizona. It will fill a unique buyer niche based on pricing, quality, amenities and unsurpassed location . The project is being built by Antera Development and is funded by JEN Partners. www.EnclaveAtBorgata.com andFacebook.com/EnclaveAtBorgata.

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Bistro du Lac brings French cuisine to McCormick Ranch

Bistro du Lac, a new French bistro and bakery will officially open its doors on Monday Feb. 2 in Scottsdale at 8320 North Hayden Road, Suite D-101 in the space that was formerly Buster’s on the Lake.

Bisto du Lac located on the lake in McCormick Ranch will be open seven days per week for lunch and dinner starting at 11:00 a.m. Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Founded by longtime French-born friends, the restaurant will be operated by Restaurant and Bakery Manager Catherine Berraud Dufour and Lounge Manager Thierry Voisin. Bistro du Lac’s Executive Pastry Chef is Jean Claude Melito who will provide an array of mouth-watering authentic French pastries daily including croissants, macaroons, fresh-baked breads and more. Executive Sous Chef Charles Delli Pizzi currently heads the kitchen and the Executive Chef will be named shortly.

Bistro du Lac’s menu is very classically French with a few twists including a Caesar salad with slow roasted tomatoes, hearts of romaine and fresh basil, Ahi Poke and watermelon “martini” with a sweet chili sauce and cream of mushroom soup with brie filled profiteroles.

“We will feature French favorites like steak frites, bouillabaisse, and beef bourguignon on the menu as well some twists that will give the menu a broad appeal,” said Berraud Dufour.

The atmosphere at Bistro du Lac is bright and cheerful with tomato-red walls offset by white accents and crystal chandeliers. The space also features two expansive patios on the lake, a large lounge and French bakery and market.

“We are truly a neighborhood French bistro in the heart of Scottsdale and we cannot wait to get to know our neighbors,” said Berraud Dufour.

Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact.

The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are:

·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT – Software): Iris PR Management is the developer of the first core management system for the public relations industry. The SaaS platform enables PR teams to manage and automate all of their daily activity, streamline efficiencies, measure performance and prove value. No other software solution for the PR industry addresses these core needs.

·       Iron Horse Diagnostics, Inc. – Scottsdale, AZ (Bio & Life Sciences): Iron Horse Diagnostics is the creator of a diagnostic platform for neurological traumas and diseases. The company’s tests support the diagnosis and management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, as well as traumatic brain injury, concussions and other neurological diseases.

·       NuvOx Pharma – Tucson, AZ (Bio & Life Sciences): NuvOx Pharma is the creator of a therapeutic biotechnology for improving oxygen delivery in the bloodstream to help treat life threatening conditions, including radiation-resistant cancers. The nanotechnology platform is based on dodecafluoropentane (DDFPe) nano-emulsion, which transports hundreds of times more oxygen per dose than other materials.

·       Park Genius – Tucson, AZ (IT-Software): Park Genius is the developer of a mobile application allowing motorists to conveniently pay for parking using their smartphone. The software solution also gives parking providers a cost-efficient way to process cashless payments for their parking operations and avoid the need to purchase new and expensive hardware designed to accept credit cards.

·       Pure Chat – Scottsdale, AZ (IT-Software): Pure Chat is the developer of a live chat solution for websites that helps businesses connect to their customers from anywhere.

·       Spotlight Software – Peoria, AZ (IT-Software): Spotlight Software is the developer of a SaaS-based sales performance management platform. It is the only remote sales performance optimization tool that tracks and measures individual behavior and soft skills to drive the actionable insight required to build a high-performance sales team.

A panel of expert judges evaluated 154 applications from the Fall 2014 AIC submitted by companies based in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia. The judges assessed each application on a set of criteria including technology potential, marketing strategy, quality of management team and economic impact. These companies represent high-value industry sectors that include IT software, IT hardware, bio and life sciences, cleantech/renewable energy, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing, and aerospace and defense.

“Congratulations to our newest AIC winning companies. They demonstrate the innovative spirit and next-generation thinking that make Arizona one of the top hubs for entrepreneurial excellence in the nation,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority.

Under the Arizona Commerce Authority, seven rounds of the AIC have been completed and more than 1,200 applications received for the program since 2011. Including the Fall 2014 recipients, the ACA has awarded 44 AIC grants to Arizona’s entrepreneurs to help them accelerate their businesses and advance technologies, which are diversifying Arizona’s innovation economy.

Jane Poynter, CEO of Tucson-based World View Enterprises, a Spring 2014 AIC grant recipient knows the importance of Arizona’s support of its startup community. Her company develops and manufactures high-altitude balloon technology that provides trips to near space for tourism, R&D and industry uses. World View’s unmanned balloons carry payloads for communications, surveillance, research, and launching microsatellites.

“Winning an AIC award last spring represented a key milestone for our company as well as for our relationship with Arizona,” said Poynter. “We are using our grant to begin standing up our balloon manufacturing facility. It is a key enabler for our company, and affirms that Arizona is interested in supporting innovation and the creation of manufacturing jobs in the state.”

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Scottsdale-based Discount Tire opens 900th store

Scottsdale-based Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, opened its 900th store in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The new store is the first Discount Tire location in Cedar Falls.

Providing the lowest prices on tires and wheels, combined with excellent customer service, Discount Tire strives to serve as its customers’ knowledgeable and convenient neighborhood tire retailer. The 7,373 square foot store is located near Prairie Parkway and Viking Road and is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The store is closed on Sunday.

“Discount Tire is proud to be a part of this growing community, providing our customers a needed service for tires in Cedar Falls, Iowa,” said Paul Ribbens, store manager of the new Discount Tire. Ribbens has been with the company for eight years.

The new store in Cedar Falls will operate with eight employees, four of which are new jobs in the community. Discount Tire is committed to promoting from within and is always looking for qualified individuals to join them in their exceptional growth.

“As we continue our expansion in the Heartland region our main focus is seeking opportunities to serve communities like Cedar Falls,” said Bill Wendell, regional vice president for Discount Tire. “With winter upon us, it is more important than ever to ensure the Cedar Falls community has a reliable tire retailer and tire expert to provide education on the basics of tire safety.”

The tire retailer started 54 years ago when founder Bruce T. Halle had six tires, a portable air tank and a lot of determination. Day by day, tire by tire, this one-man operation slowly grew into what is now, one of the most recognized names in the industry. Today, Discount Tire operates in 28 states.

Discount Tire sells a wide selection of leading tire brands such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Yokohama, Kumho, BFGoodrich, Pirelli, Falken and GT Radial along with Discount Tire exclusive brands such as Arizonian, Road Hugger, Pathfinder and MB Wheels. Discount Tire also offers a variety of custom wheel brands including Liquid Metal, American Outlaw, Vision Wheel, Level 8, Voxx, TSW, Konig, Drag and many others.

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Revel Systems iPad POS expands into Scottsdale

Revel Systems, the world’s leading iPad Point of Sale platform, today announced it has expanded operations into Arizona through a new Scottsdale office. The company will create 160 new jobs during the next three years to drive its global sales growth. Revel’s Vice President of Sales, Bobby Marhamat will devote resources to create jobs and extend the local footprint in the Greater Phoenix market. Marhamat has been with Revel Systems iPad POS since June of 2014 and has successfully grown sales teams and business initiatives at companies such as Verizon Wireless and Sprint.

“Revel is building a world-class sales team here in Scottsdale, and we cannot wait to get started,” said Marhamat. “Thousands of food service and retail franchise operators and small-to-medium business owners worldwide depend on Revel’s POS platform to help grow their business. We expect 2015 will bring further interest and expansion in our offering and are excited to leverage Arizona’s vibrant talent pool to extend that momentum.”

“We’re excited to welcome Revel Systems to Arizona,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Their decision to expand in Scottsdale is a strong testament to the pro-business climate, booming corporate base and highly-skilled workforce that have made the East Valley one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing areas in the country. I am committed to ensuring that great companies like Revel continue to look to Arizona as the premiere place to bring their business.”

“We thank Revel Systems for selecting Arizona to expand, and are excited to see its new Scottsdale operation, and innovative POS technology solutions for business, advance the growth of other entrepreneurs across globe,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “Our state’s strategic Southwest location, proximity to key regional growth markets, and competitive cost of doing business continue to provide an attractive platform for today’s leading companies to thrive and achieve their corporate success.”

This Arizona expansion news follows Revel’s announcement in November 2014 where it secured $100 million in Series C funding to strengthen support and operations in order to meet rapidly growing demand and sales for its iPad POS solution.  Additionally, last month Revel opened a UK sales and operations center in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and an IT division in Lithuania.

The Revel iPad POS platform includes complete front-end order entry, POS system and payment processing, back-end personnel scheduling, time clock and payroll, inventory management, comprehensive product/menu management and advanced reporting to successfully measure and optimize business performance.

“We are thrilled to continue Revel’s significant growth with our first office in Arizona,” said Lisa Falzone, CEO and co-founder of Revel. “Our ultimate goal is to empower business owners to start and grow their own businesses, making their lives easier along the way. As we continue to expand Revel’s global reach, scaling a talented team of salespeople will be critical to Revel’s continued success.”

Revel’s new office will be located in the Scottsdale Innovation Center and is officially open for business January 12, 2015. Candidates interested in positions at the new location can contact Revel at jobs@revelsystems.com.

Rayndon Law Group joins Clark Hill Phoenix

The attorneys and staff of Scottsdale-based Rayndon Law Group PLC have joined Clark Hill PLC effective January 1, 2015, Clark Hill Phoenix Managing Member Darrell Davis announced today.

“This is a great opportunity for our firm to broaden our tax and estate planning practice and the range of services we can offer the local market,” Davis said.

Darra Lynn Rayndon has over 30 years of practice experience and is certified as a tax specialist by the Arizona Bar. Her work includes tax planning, business entity formation and representation, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and other businesses, estate and wealth succession planning, asset protection, exempt private offerings, and real estate matters. She is also a Certified Fiduciary through the Arizona Supreme Court and serves as trustee and in other fiduciary capacities when called upon. She is Martindale-Hubbell AV rated.

In addition to Rayndon, who joins as a Member, attorneys Michelle Margolies Tran and Ely W. Sluder have become part of the Clark Hill team.

Tran’s practice is focused in the areas of estate and tax planning for individuals, families, and businesses.  She also provides legal services in business formation and transfers, trust administration, and probate.  She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Taxation, the State Bar of Arizona Association’s Tax Section, and several other professional organizations.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego.

Sluder is Of Counsel focuses his practice on business, contract, real estate and intellectual property law.  He typically handles client issues such as mergers and acquisitions, asset sales and purchases, business entity formations, commercial leases and general contract drafting and review. Sluder is also a Military veteran, having served as a Combat Medic in the US Army from 1992-1995.

More information on these attorneys and their practices can be found by visiting Clark Hill online at clarkhill.com.

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Scottsdale welcomes first co-working space

DeskHub, Scottsdale’s newest home for entrepreneurs, is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting to be attended by Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane.
The event, which is expected to draw 300 of Scottsdale’s most prominent business people, officially opened the city’s first co-working space on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. at 4900 North Scottsdale Road, STE 4500.
“Scottsdale is excited to be home to this innovative entrepreneurial space,” said Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane.  “We appreciate the private sector investment in providing for and fostering the collaborative spirit in our business community.”
DeskHub is a flexible office space for entrepreneurs looking for a collaborative work environment and a great place to grow their business in the presence of other like-minded companies. The new space is more than 17,000 square feet, featuring multiple meeting rooms and collaborative spaces, as well as desks and offices that can accommodate 150 people. The DeskHub space will be a best in class facility for entrepreneurs throughout the region.
“We are excited to have the Mayor Lane join us as we officially open our new co-working and collaborative space in Downtown Scottsdale,” says Founder and CEO Jay Chernikoff.
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Thirsty Lion Scottsdale is looking to hire

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited about the opening of its second Arizona location at Scottsdale Fashion Square, following the success of their first valley location that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace, in 2011. The gastropub will open its doors to the public in February of 2015 and will feature 8,500 square feet of interior seating, handcrafted food, 24 craft beers on tap, signature cocktails and over 1,500 square feet of prime patio space for enjoying the great weather.
Currently, the gastropub is looking to hire110 people to staff their new location. Seventy-five positions will be for the front of the house and 35 positions will be for the back of the house.
The restaurant is looking for individuals who are passionate and looking for a company that is committed to their guests and employees. Walk-in interviews are taking place Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a small office building at 7150 East Camelback Rd. Suite 160, on the corner of Camelback and Scottsdale Rd. If you would prefer to email your resume you can send it to Scottsdalecareers@ceghospitality.com. Please include the position for which you are applying for in the subject line.
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ON Semiconductor hosting Financial Analyst Day

ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficient innovations, announced that it will host its Financial Analyst Day in Scottsdale on February 26, 2015, starting at 8:00 a.m. MST. The event will feature presentations on the company’s strategy, financial outlook and performance.

Event Details

Attendance for this event is by invitation only. To request an invitation and details for attending the event, please visit the Investors page of http://www.onsemi.com.

ON Semiconductor will provide a real-time webcast of the event on February 26, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. MST to 12:00 p.m. MST on the Investors page of its website at http://www.onsemi.com. The webcast replay will be available at this site following the live broadcast and will continue to be available for approximately 30 days following the presentation. A copy of the presentation materials will be posted to the Investors page of http://www.onsemi.com following the conclusion of the event.

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ULI Arizona’s 10th annual Trends Day

January 2015 is an important time as Arizona hosts the Pro Bowl, the Phoenix Open, and the Super Bowl – all in one week!

Leveraging this energy, The Urban Land Institute Arizona District Council (ULI) 10th Annual Trends Day Conference will be held on January 28, 2015 at The Phoenician in Scottsdale.

This one-day deep dive into the most current state and national land use and real estate trends focuses on what to expect in the future, where the best opportunities can be found and how these components affect public and private sector partners.

Trends Day brings together more than 25 top industry experts and will feature panel discussions on infill development and redevelopment; Phoenix Open and the Super Bowl; employer and site selection; and land and residential. Additionally, the day will feature quick hit discussions on crowdfunding; retail; capital markets; Tucson; and office and industrial.  New in 2015 is the Trends Debate with two teams exploring the topic of Incentives – Are they Crony Capitalism or Necessary Tools for Promoting and Attaining Strategic Economic Goals?

“The 10th Annual Trends Day is not to be missed,” said Heidi Kimball, ULI Trends Day Chair. “Over the past 10 years, ULI Arizona has built a reputation through Trends Day for assembling the industry’s best at Trends Day to accurately and comprehensively forecast what trends will impact land use patterns and real estate in the coming year.”

In just one day, attendees learn about major trends, hot projects, key players and critical issues shaping real estate development in the future. The event provides  the opportunity to network with thought-leaders and change-agents representing public and private sector perspectives.  Last year more than 900 individuals attended Trends Day.

Heidi Kimball, Senior Vice President, Sunbelt Holdings, and Charley Freericks, President, DMB, and Stan Shafer, Chief Operating Officer, Holualoa Companies, are Trends Day 2015 Co-Chairs.

 

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

The Phoenician resort is nestled in the Sonoran Desert, with the breathtaking Camelback Mountain its backdrop. Photo: The Phoenician

IF YOU GO

What: 2015 ULI Arizona Trends Day

When: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Where: The Phoenician in Scottsdale

Continuing education credits available are 6 AZDRE, 6 AICP and 6 AIA.

For More Information: Arizona.uli.org. Sponsorship packages are available.