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A feline first: Cat café coming to the Valley

Melissa Pruitt: Future owner of LaGattara Cat Café.

Seventeen years ago, an entrepreneur in Taipei, Taiwan opened the world’s very first café with cats as the guests’ accompaniment. With this attraction being as bizarre as it sounds, word got out and the cafés began to blossom worldwide. These “cat cafés” have become such a trend that they have gained publicity on shows like… Read More →

FirstBank increases Arizona deposits by more than 32%

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FirstBank Holding Company, with 16 banking locations throughout Arizona, has announced its 2015 second quarter financial results for its Phoenix, East and West Valley markets. As of June 30, the FirstBank branches in Arizona increased deposits by 32.8 percent from $228.4 million in 2014 to $303.4 million in 2015. The bank also saw significant growth… Read More →

SOL Mexican Cocina offers Baja cuisine with a modern twist

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When the food on a plate is so seductive that it’s devoured before it can be photographed and shared with the social media stratosphere, you know it’s something special. SOL Mexican Cocina in the Scottsdale Quarter is something special. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created bold, modern interpretations of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine with a… Read More →

Private club coming to ENVY Residences in Scottsdale

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There isn’t even a doorman for the soon-to-be most exclusive nightlife destination in Scottsdale. In fact, the only way it can be accessed is by key. Dwelling within the $47M ENVY Residences building, the latest edition to the Scottsdale nightlife scene is a unique private venue open only to ENVY owners and their guests.Designed for… Read More →

Taliesin West offers summer discounts for Arizona residents

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Taliesin West is a national historic landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains outside of Scottsdale. And with the warmer weather comes a hot deal to see Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural wonder for a special price. Wright’s Taliesin West offers Arizona residents a 50 percent discount on all tours until September 30.… Read More →

ACA announces spring Innovation Challenge winners

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge culminated today as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six winning companies. These grant recipients represent early-stage Arizona companies that are creating innovative technological solutions with the potential for significant economic impact.  The Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: • CampusLogic – Gilbert, AZ… Read More →

Sky Harbor unveils football championship countdown clock

Phoenix City Councilman Bill Gates, Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Brad Wright, Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, Mesa Vice Mayor Dennis Kavanaugh, Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane, Glendale City Councilman Sammy Chavira and Arizona Organizing Committee Co-Chair Win Holden.

With 195 days and counting until the College Football Playoff National Championship, the Arizona Organizing Committee (AOC) and several Valley mayors and city leaders, unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. This clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until Arizona shines on center stage with the kick-off of the big… Read More →

SimonCRE adds Peter Krahenbuhl as Project Manager

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Commercial real estate developer SimonCRE added Peter Krahenbuhl as Project Manager to assist with the development responsibilities of SimonCRE’s growing portfolio of projects. SimonCRE currently has over 50 projects in the pipeline valued at over $100 Million, creating thousands of jobs across the country. Krahenbuhl will work closely with the Vice President of Development coordinating… Read More →

Scottsdale resorts offer hot discounts that beat the heat

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort

When you envision Scottsdale during the summer, do you see a dry, barren desert, where weather-worn locals proclaim through parched lips, “At least it’s a dry heat”? Well, think again. Locals have a secret weapon that helps them survive May, June, July and August. We’ll let you in on the secret. Scottsdale’s 70 hotels and… Read More →

Walt Danley ranked No. 1 AZ agent by Wall Street Journal

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Walt Danley ranked as the No. 1 selling real estate agent in Arizona by sales volume, according to the REAL Trends “The Thousand: 2015 Top 1,000 Real Estate Professionals.”  The list was published in The Wall Street Journal on June 26, 2015. Danley is ranked No. 61 in the U.S. for individual sales volume, having… Read More →

Princess will host 4th of July Freedom Fest

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The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is unfurling its 5th annual “4th of July Freedom Fest,” a two-day event with vintage air shows, concerts, fireworks, all-American fare, military tributes and poolside fun, with vacation packages benefitting military families, July 3-5, 2015. Saluting Heroes & Vintage Air Shows Saluting America’s heroes, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will host a… Read More →

Tina Machado: Game changer for Arizona tech sector

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Tina Machado’s business background is eclectic, to say the least. She specialized in land development in Hawaii. She was the CEO of a Phoenix-based bottling company. She is the current president of Scottsdale-based Rarity, which provides working capital to early stage startups. Machado’s latest venture is CodeRed-I, a mobile app development company that she hopes… Read More →

Coconut’s Fish Café to open Friday at Scottsdale & Shea

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Coconut’s Fish Café will open a new location at 7366 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 110 on Friday June 19. Coconuts Fish Café will be open daily from 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. This tasty fish café was founded in 2009 on Maui and local owner Kim Kuhljuergen opened the first mainland location in North Scottsdale in 2013. Coconut’s newest location… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

Economic Development , 8 honored

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 →