Surprise Archives

WESTMARC seeks Best of the West nominees

Jackrabbit Trail

WESTMARC is seeking nominees for its 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards, celebrating the best of Western Maricopa County, in partnership with Cox Communications, and with support from Gila River Indian Community, Republic Media, APS, CopperPoint Mutual Insurance, Arizona Cardinals, and Sub-Zero. The purpose of the Best of the West Awards program is to recognize… Read More →

College of St. Scholastica announces Arizona expansion


The College of St. Scholastica, a 102-year-old Catholic Benedictine college, announces the expansion of its program offerings in Arizona and its first on-the-ground program. Following approval from the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education, St. Scholastica will offer in-person Bachelor of Arts in Social Work beginning in January 2015. With an emphasis on field… Read More →

Industrial Evolution: West Valley poised for land grab

Dick's Sporting Goods distribution warehouse, Goodyear

Dick’s Sporting Goods built a 720KSF distribution center in Goodyear to service its West Coast stores. A California-based investor erected a 400KSF spec shell in Surprise’s Southwest Railplex business park. Corporate giants, Macy’s, Amazon, Sub-Zero, Marshall’s/TJ Maxx, Southwest Products and WinCo have landed or expanded their vast West Valley industrial operations within the last two… Read More →

Headed for a boom, the West Valley is ready to go

The Loop 303 interchange is under construction. Photo courtesy of ADOT.

Clumps of curved freeway fragments balancing on massive pillars of concrete resemble a giant modern art sculpture greeting Interstate 10 travelers through the far West Valley of the Phoenix Metro. Later this year, those “art” segments will gel into a multi-level interchange linking the I-10 and the Loop 303, and launch the area’s burgeoning commercial… Read More →

CBRE Completes Sale of Town Square at Surprise

Surprise Town Squar, WEBe
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

CBRE has completed the sale of Town Square at Surprise located at 14155 W. Bell Rd. in Surprise, Ariz. The free-standing, ±12,771 SF retail strip center commanded a sale price of $2.7M. The property was 81 percent leased at time of sale.   Barry Gabel, Chris Marchildon, Steve Julius and Jesse Goldsmith with CBRE’s Phoenix… Read More →

New Surprise College Spotlights Health Information

The College of St. Scholastica has opened its first venue in Arizona at the Communiversity @ Surprise, a higher education center at 15950 N. Civic Center Plaza in Surprise. The Communiversity, which opened in 2009, is a partnership among six schools: Glendale Community College, Phoenix College, and Rio Salado College (all part of the Maricopa… Read More →

Washington Federal Promotes Hernandez to Assistant VP


Washington Federal announced Debbie Hernandez has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager. Hernandez has been with Washington Federal for more than 12 years. In her position, Hernandez is responsible for increasing loan production and client base by growing the business checking and savings accounts and consumer checking and savings accounts. She is also… Read More →

Getting an angel to open the checkbook

by in Featured | Tech

Governor Jan Brewer touts her policies and business regulatory climate as the reason Arizona is growing new businesses. That may be a factor, but it’s not the major reason Arizona topped the Kaufman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity in 2012. If it were the case, Arizona would have been on top again in 2013—instead of… Read More →

LGE Completes Construction of Southwest Products HQ in Surprise

Southwest Products HQ, LGE

LGE Design Build recently completed construction on a state of the art office, manufacturing, and warehouse facility located in Surprise. This 170,312 SF facility includes over 22,000 SF of office, 6-inch reinforced slab, 24-foot clear height, steel truss / deck, two paint booths, generator test room, fabrication area, shot blast room, one elevator, stain concrete… Read More →

Newly Launched tools speak for you when you can’t

Vial of Life

Sun Health recently launched two signature tools – Vial of Life and File of Life. Both resources, offered for free as a service to the community, are designed to enhance access to important medical information during an emergency. A popular tool used by local residents and emergency personnel for many years, Sun Health, in partnership… Read More →

E.V. residents can preview Banner Health Center

Banner Good Samaritan
by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

East Valley residents and visitors can be among the first to see the new Banner Health Center at a free “Community Preview” from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the center located at 1435 S. Alma Road, south of the Loop 202 between West Pecos and West Germann Roads. Participants can hear… Read More →

More than 4,500 Mennonites will gather in Phoenix

Phoenix Convention Center
by in Events | Travel

More than 4,500 Mennonites of all ages will attend Phoenix 2013, the biennial convention of Mennonite Church USA, to be held July 1–6 in the Phoenix Convention Center. The convention’s theme, “Citizens of God’s Kingdom: Healed in Hope” (“Ciudadanos del Reino de Dios: Sanados por la Esperanza”), is inspired by Psalm 24:1, Philippians 3:20-21, Romans… Read More →

Banner Health Center preview on June 29

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

West Valley residents can tour the new Banner Health Center in Goodyear from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29.The Center is designed to support high quality, convenient health care for the entire family. Attendees will hear remarks by Banner Medical Group CEO Jim Brannon and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord at 8:30 a.m., followed… Read More →

Texas homebuilder Gehan enters Arizona market

Gehan Homes in AZ - rendering hi res.
by in Business News | Real Estate

Gehan Homes, a Dallas-based homebuilder, announced the grand opening of its first community in Arizona, Hacienda at Greer Ranch in Surprise. One of the top 30 builders in the U.S., Gehan Homes is introducing a new series of homes targeted to the move-up homebuyer. A model home is now open at 11520 N. 156 Lane… Read More →