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Evening On The Diamond Raises $1.7 Million For Diamondbacks Foundation

Diamondbacks Foundation - Evening on the Diamond
by in Economy | Events | Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that its sold-out Evening on the Diamond fundraising event at Chase Field raised a record $1.7 million to benefit the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. Overall, the event has raised $8.2 million to be given back to Arizona charities and non-profit organizations since 2007 and has been ranked as one of the… Read More →

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge Teaches Students Workforce Skills

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge 2011
by in Education | Events

Hundreds of Valley high school students learn workforce skills, compete for internships at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts According to a 21st Century Skills study, 42 percent of employers rate the overall preparation of high school graduates for entry-level jobs as deficient. On… Read More →

University of Phoenix Forms Educational Partnership With Maricopa Community Colleges

Educational Partnership - Maricopa Community Colleges & University of Phoenix

Alliance creates career pathways to address workforce skills gaps University of Phoenix, the nation’s largest private university and leader in educating today’s working learner, today announced an educational partnership with Maricopa Community Colleges that will provide new educational opportunities in manufacturing, healthcare, business, and hospitality. The new partnership was announced at a special signing ceremony… Read More →

Arizona State Credit Union Awards $34,000 To College Students, Graduates

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships

Arizona State Credit Union awarded $34,000 in scholarships to 18 individuals – a combination of both college students and recent college graduates of Arizona schools. The scholarships were awarded through Arizona State Credit Union’s Community Leaders Scholarship and Loan Reduction program. The Community Leaders Scholarship provides help for students to pay for tuition, books and… Read More →

New Arizona Forward Initiative Hopes To Balance Future Economic Development With Sustainability Concerns

San Tan Valley Sunrise, Valley Forward initiative Arizona Forward

The future of Arizona’s economic development is one that is still being decided. In order to help push Arizona in the right direction, Valley Forward has launched an initiative called Arizona Forward. The more than 40-year-old group brings together business and government leaders to help improve the environment and livability of communities in the Valley.… Read More →

Q&A Bill Pepicello, GPEC Chairman And University Of Phoenix President

Bill Pepicello, chairman of GPEC and president of University of Phoenix - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

What are your top goals as chairman of GPEC? First, and foremost, my goal is to build on the momentum that Michael Bidwill, GPEC’s immediate past chairman, and Barry Broome, GPEC’s president and CEO, have driving the region toward new high-quality jobs. … I also want to expand on their vision and ideas to build a… Read More →

Paramount Promotions Puts Its Products On The National Stage

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by in Featured | Small Biz

Each year Paramount Promotions transforms the University of Phoenix Stadium from the home of the Arizona Cardinals into the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl with colorful and eye-catching graphics.         Phoenix-based Paramount Promotions designs and manufactures most of the graphic signs, banners and inflatables for the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl held in Glendale annually. The… Read More →

EarthFest Provides Free Resources To Teachers

Earthfest Provides Free Resources to Teachers
by in Blogs | Education | Green

Teachers are desperately in need of assistance, especially during these tough economic times with budget cuts, fewer resources and larger class sizes. That’s why it’s important to get the word out about some exciting opportunities to assist educators, both personally and in the classroom. Arizona teachers can apply for one of two full-tuition scholarships being… Read More →

IPad vs. Textbooks, A Greener Facebook And More

Ipad vs. Textbooks
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Some really interesting things happening in sustainability this week. Check out these stories about: Facebook, Japan’s dolphin hunting season, Notre Dame using the iPad in a paperless course, and others. EarthFest Educators Night On Sept. 16, more than 400 educators will receive resources on how to make their schools greener.  At this free event, educators… Read More →

CEO Series: Anthony Marinello

Marinello standing in front of a building

Anthony Marinello CEO, Mountain Vista Medical Center/IASIS Healthcare What will be the impact of Arizona’s budget cuts on hospitals in particular and the health care industry in general? All hospitals are going to feel the impact. There are several areas: education, economy, jobs, general medical education; and it’s just going to take a big effect… Read More →

Higher Degrees Are Still A Solid Investment In Corporate America

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If ever there was a time for a Master in Business Administration to pay dividends, this is it. In a troubled economic climate, experts say businesses are more careful about who they hire. Having an MBA opens doors to jobs and salary levels otherwise out of reach, and it provides a layer of protection against… Read More →