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BMO Harris Bank Names New Arizona President


BMO Harris Bank today announced the appointment of Steven Zandpour as Regional President for Arizona.  Zandpour will be responsible for overseeing a network of 50 BMO Harris locations, and driving growth to deliver the breadth of BMO Harris’ retail banking, small business banking and premier services across the state. Alex Dousmanis-Curtis, Head of U.S. Retail… Read More →

Arizona Poised to See Above-Average Growth

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by in Economy | Featured

Thanks to strong improvement in housing prices and improved population in-flow, Arizona should expect above-average growth through the year, according to the bi-annual U.S. State Monitor Report from BMO Economics. Expected real GDP growth in the state is 3.2 percent, up from a 1.8 percent rate currently expected for 2013. Nonfarm payrolls in Arizona were… Read More →

BMO Harris Bank donates $20K to help fire victims

Yarnell Hill Fire

BMO Harris Bank today announced a $20,000 donation to support those affected by the wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona and surrounding areas. The funds will be split between the 100 Club of Arizona and the Yavapai County Community Foundation, two leading organizations whose work is critical during a tragedy like this. “Words cannot express the sadness… Read More →

Kitchen Trend For 2013: Untraditional Cabinetry, Wood

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Wild, wild wood: Cleaner, streamlined kitchens call for modern, untraditional cabinetry. When times get tough, spice up your kitchen. And over the past two years, both Steve Johnson, owner of Atelier Inc. in Scottsdale, and Allan Rosenthal, owner of Linear Fine Woodworking in Phoenix, have seen homeowners do just that — breathing life into their… Read More →

Escaping Kitchen’s Bermuda (Work) Triangle

kitchen work triangle

Gone are the days of the traditional kitchen work triangle as homeowners alike expand their kitchen needs into multiple work zones. Before the trend of multiple sinks, double ovens, detached cook tops and hidden appliances, kitchen setups followed the golden rule of what is known as the “work triangle.” Conceived in the late 1940s by… Read More →