Fast Pitch Sets Record Attendance for Seventh Annual Competition

Social Venture Partners Arizona March 29, 2017

Labor’s Community Service Agency won the $25,000 top prize at Social Venture Partners Arizona’s annual Fast Pitch event Tuesday night. It pitched a project to provide reliable transportation for working-poor families. Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) put a spotlight on philanthropy for a seventh year, attracting a record crowd of 720 to the March 28… [More]

Time Travel: Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix Unearths Trolley Line While Constructing New Tower

Banner Health March 21, 2017

Building a new tower at Banner -University Medical Center Phoenix meant a trip back in time for construction crews who found a buried rail system for electric trollies that are precursors of today’s Valley Metro Light Rail. The century-old rail track was found along 10th Street between Willetta and Culver streets on the southwest portion… [More]

As Arizonans Move Their Money to Local Banks, Local Market Share of Deposits Rises by Nearly 25%

Local First Arizona March 16, 2017

There is a new mantra in money management, and it’s “Move Your Money.” Arizona businesses and individuals are joining the trend in transferring their savings and financing to locally headquartered banks and institutions that are rooted in the local community. According to the most recent Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Summary of Deposits (source), the… [More]

Point B Inc. Realizes Significant Growth in Property Development

Point B Inc. March 15, 2017

Point B Inc., an integrated management consulting, venture investment, and property development firm, has experienced considerable growth in its property development business unit. Backed by a senior team with rich industry history, Point B property development is a developer and provider of real estate solutions and services. The team works with investors, tenants and development… [More]

Pivotal Growth: Arizona Polymer Flooring Relocates Headquarters into State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix

Arizona Polymer Flooring March 15, 2017

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF), a manufacturer of high-performance flooring products and concrete coating systems, is thrilled to announce it has relocated into a state-of-the-art, 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Phoenix. The mixed-use building, located near 43rd Avenue and Buckeye Road (4565 West Watkins Street), will feature an 18,000-square-foot production area, 18,000 square feet set aside for… [More]

Alliance Bank of Arizona Business Survey Shows Education and Quality/Availability of Workforce Still Top the List Of Challenges To Doing Business In Arizona

Alliance Bank of Arizona March 13, 2017

The education system and quality and availability of workforce are still top concerns for local business leaders, according to Alliance Bank of Arizona’s 2017 Arizona Leaders in Business Survey. In a broadly positive set of findings about the state’s business climate, respondents also named healthcare costs as a top business challenge, moving this issue up… [More]

Phoenix Gets World Premiere of Unique Sports Fan Technology

DROPIT March 10, 2017

The Peoria Sports Complex in Phoenix will host the world premiere of the innovative fan engagement app during the Cactus League game on Friday, March 24. Playing on the arena’s big screen – and on fans’ smartphones simultaneously – DROPIT is a fast-paced, high-energy 60 second reverse auction where prices go down instead of up.… [More]

Spencer Fane Grows into Phoenix Market with Addition of Randy Jefferies

Spencer Fane March 10, 2017

Spencer Fane is pleased to announce it is expanding into the Phoenix market with the addition of John R. Jefferies (Randy) who joins the firm as a Partner with a notable and accomplished career practicing as a federal and state procurement and contracts lawyer in the real estate and construction industries. Jefferies is the first… [More]

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center’s Beneficial Beans Cafe Opens Second Location at Burton Barr Library in Downtown Phoenix

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center March 10, 2017

This week, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) opened its second Beneficial Beans Cafe location, nestled inside of Burton Barr Central Library. The cafe, which is part of SARRC’s social enterprise program, is now accessible Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and serves coffee and a variety of food items to library visitors… [More]

Schwab Debuts New Conference: ADVANTAGE®

Charles Schwab March 10, 2017

In a gathering of 100 independent advisor clients, who represent $61 billion in assets under management (AUM)(as of 3/1/2017), Schwab Advisor Services celebrated the momentum of the independent advice model while pointing to the $23 trillion dollars of assets (per Schwab strategy estimates, individual company financial reports, FDIC, ICI, Federal Research Flow of Funds, Cerulli Associates… [More]