WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards


WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

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 →

Justin Kelton of McCarthy joins American Heart Association

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Justin Kelton, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies Inc., was recently named to the Greater Phoenix board of directors for the American Heart Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. McCarthy Building Companies has a long-standing relationship with the American Heart Association on a national level and… Read More →

WESTMARC turns West Valley into healthcare hotbed

Dr. Miles Howard utilizes da Vinci Robotic Surgery technology at Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital.

There was a time when many West Valley residents had to travel to downtown Phoenix or the East Valley for specialized healthcare services and treatments. Times have dramatically changed. “Whether it’s specialized pediatric care, trauma care, cutting-edge heart care, or state-of-the-art cancer care, you can find some of the leading providers of those services in… Read More →

Goodyear hires Rider as economic development director

michelle rider

The city of Goodyear has named Michelle Rider as the city’s new economic development director, Goodyear City Manager Brian Dalke announced earlier this week. Rider was selected out of a field of more than 40 candidates and four finalists after a nationwide search. “I’m excited to add Michelle to our team,” said Dalke, who was… Read More →

BioInspire earns ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award


BioInspire, the Peoria-based incubator for medical device companies, accepted an “Excellence in Innovation” award at WESTMARC’S Best of the West award ceremony this week. The award is the latest recognition for BioInspire, whose goal is to help start-up companies in the competitive field of medical device innovative gain a competitive edge. The BioInspire facility is… Read More →

WESTMARC Creates United Front To Boost West Valley


“You can’t just say you ‘support regionalism,’ you have to believe it.” Surprise Mayor Sharon Wolcott is talking about attitude in the West Valley. Thirty minutes earlier in a separate conversation, Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord made nearly the same comment. “We believe in regionalism and we put it into practice,” she says. “On this side… Read More →

Sperry Van Ness Represents the Seller in a 16-Unit Office Condo Portfolio Sale in Surprise

The Offices at Reems.
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Justin Horwitz, Nicole Ridberg and Neil Sherman of Sperry Van Ness, LLC, in Phoenix represented Pacific Western Bank in the sale of the Offices at Reems, a 16-unit office condo portfolio located at 15515-15571 N. Reems Road in Surprise, Ariz. The bank-owned shell and built-out condo units sold for $1,350,000 or $56 per square foot… Read More →

WESTMARC Economic Development Summit Set For April 18; Michael Bidwill To Be Keynote Speaker


  Michael Bidwill, president of the Arizona Cardinals and one of Arizona’s biggest champions for economic development, will be the keynote speaker April 18 as WESTMARC hosts its 2013 Economic Development Summit at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, 9495 W. Coyote Blvd. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. As president of Arizona’s NFL… Read More →

WESTMARC presenting special award to Luke Forward group

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While WESTMARC is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the annual Best of the West Awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel, a special honor will also be a part of the festivities – recognizing the region’s successful efforts to land the new F-35 training center at Luke Air Force Base, the… Read More →

WESTMARC seeks ‘Best of the West’ nominations

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WESTMARC is seeking nominations for its 20th anniversary Best of the West Awards ceremony scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1, at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel. At the anniversary event, WESTMARC will announce three West Valley award winners: Economic Engine Award, Quality of Life Enhancement Award and the Excellence in Innovation Award. Nominations are due Wednesday, Sept.12,… Read More →

Scottsdale Living Magazine – Winter 2012


Winter 2012 Issue Health | Beauty | Lifestyle Oh So Retro Only in Arizona will you find people stocking up on sunblock and tanning by the pool — in April. And at the Hotel Valley Ho, it was evident during our swimsuit photo shoot in March, which couldn’t have arrived soon enough as the OH… Read More →

West Valley Cities Are Looking Toward Foreign Trade Zone To Boost Their Local Economies

Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

After three years of hard work and dedication, WESTMARC and West Valley city leaders finally saw their labor come to fruition with the formal granting of the Greater Maricopa Foreign Trade Zone (GMFTZ) in December. The establishment of the Foreign Trade Zone began following the Foreign Trade Zone Act of 1934. Most FTZs are applied… Read More →

Despite WESTMARC CEO Change, WESTMARC Keeps Its Focus

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WESTMARC CEO Change – When WESTMARC entered its 21st year this past January, an announcement was made that few members expected. Jack Lunsford, WESTMARC CEO for the past seven years, announced he would be stepping down for health reasons. In addition to leading WESTMARC in its goals for 2011, the incoming chair, Candace Wiest, suddenly… Read More →