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Burch & Cracchiolo selected among Best Law Firms


Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has achieved first-tier rankings in metro Phoenix in the 2016 US News Best Law Firms in America rankings. The practice areas represented are Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Tax Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Nationally the firm ranked in Tier 2 in… Read More →

Cullum Homes sees record sales in 2014, Copyright: ximagination

The year of 2014 may be in the record books as the biggest year in recent history for one of the Valley’s oldest and most reputable luxury home builders.  Scottsdale based and family owned Cullum Homes Inc. sold more than $26.5 million worth of custom-built homes in 2014 in Maricopa County, outpacing its nearest competitor… Read More →

United Way Announces New Board Members


Valley of the Sun United Way welcomes six new Board Members: Ruben Alvarez, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez, LLC; Bridget Olesiewicz, Principal, The Vanguard Group; Steve Purves, President and CEO, Maricopa Integrated Health System; Todd Sanders, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Rob Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, USAA; and Farzana… Read More →

Visioning A Turnaround Of The Valley Of The Sun

Phoenix Turnaround

The Arizona Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association is pleased to announce Visioning a Turnaround of the Valley of the Sun: How Phoenix Can Become a Model Metropolitan Area. This unique program will cover how state government, local governments and the private sector all play a vital role.  The panel will be moderated by Barry… Read More →

SRP Donations ~ Providing More than Electricity & Water

SRP Donations: The Salt River Project (SRP) is providing the Valley with more than just electricity and water. SRP, with help of its employees, has raised more than $1.7 million for charitable organizations in the Valley and across the state. The SRP Employee Boosters Association allows employees to donate through a one-time payment or payroll… Read More →

Speaker: Lori Singleton ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Lori Singleton, Salt River Project (SRP) Lori Singleton is the manager of sustainability initiatives and technologies at Salt River Project. She is a 29-year employee of SRP and 40-year resident of Arizona. She is responsible for design and implementation of SRP’s environmental outreach programs with special focus on renewable energy. Lori’s responsibilities at SRP include… Read More →

The Canalscape Project Envisions Beautifying The Phoenix-Area’s Many Canals

The Canalscape Project Beautifying The Phoenix-Area Canals
by in Education | Featured | Green | Real Estate

Forget “The Valley of the Sun.” Imagine “The Venice of the Southwest.” It’s an idea that’s hard to fathom now, especially when most Valley residents think of canals as “ugly, smelly and dangerous,” says Nan Ellin, a former Arizona State University professor who conceived Canalscape with her students. Canalscape is a concept that encourages Phoenicians… Read More →

CEO Series: Jerry Colangelo

Jerry Colangelo discusses Arizona's economic future and more. - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Local businessman Jerry Colangelo talks basketball, Arizona Commerce Authority, the recession and more. Jerry Colangelo Title: Principal Partner Company: JDM Partners Did you always aspire to be in business or was it circumstances that put you on this path? I transferred universities for basketball reasons, originally. I went to (University of) Kansas for a semester… Read More →

The Ubiquitous Topic Of Green Is Popular For A Reason — It Works

The Ubiquitous Topic Of Green Is Popular For A Reason — It Works

Lake Superior State University may not be too well-known, but it does generate some publicity each year with the release of its annual List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness. Those who tire of hearing or reading certain words and phrases go to the Michigan university’s… Read More →

Merl Waschler’s First Job

Merl Waschler

Merle Waschler President and CEO, Valley of the Sun United Way Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. As a young adult in high school and my early college years, I worked at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in my hometown state of New Jersey. I consider my time at Greystone… Read More →