Agency Luminaries Launch the Arizona Advertising Guild to Attract Clients and Top Prospects to the State

Arizona Advertising Guild Nov. 16, 2017

Over a dozen top advertising industry leaders in the state have joined forces to launch the Arizona Advertising Guild (AZAG). Founded under the mission of elevating the Arizona advertising market, AZAG works to recruit outstanding talent and top-tier national clients by showcasing successful agencies, impressive client rosters and award-winning creative work. “As AZAG founding members,… [More]

Dash Transactions Now 215 Times Cheaper Than Bitcoin After New Network Upgrade

Dash  Nov. 9, 2017

Dash, the leading digital currency for payments and commerce, has launched a new upgrade that reduces its transaction fees to near zero, while doubling its network capacity. Regular Dash transactions will now cost less than a cent, but even more impressive, their InstantSend transactions, which confirm online or at the Point Of Sale in less… [More]

Waymo Enters New Phase of Fully Self-Driving Testing

Waymo Nov. 7, 2017

Waymo announced today the start of a new phase of testing for its safest, most advanced, self-driving vehicles to date. After nearly a decade of working on this technology, 3.5 million miles driven, and thousands of comprehensive tests, Waymo will now be test-driving in parts of the Phoenix metro area without the need for a… [More]

Biomedical clinical research firm opens new center in Greater Phoenix

Stephens & Associates Nov. 1, 2017

Stephens & Associates, Richardson, TX will be opening its new clinical research center in mid-November near the I-17 and Peoria Avenue in Phoenix. Stephens & Associates, a full service contract research organization (CRO), has locations in Richardson, Texas, and additional testing capabilities in Tokyo, Japan, and South Korea. The new Phoenix office will be the… [More]

Invest Southwest’s Venture Madness Announces New Format for 2018

Invest Southwest  Oct. 26, 2017

Invest Southwest today announced the call for applications for the 2018 Venture Madness conference.  Beginning Oct. 26, 2017 and running through Nov. 30, 2017, companies can submit for a chance to be one of 24 entrants in a pitch competition that will net each of the four category winners a $10,000 cash prize for their business, with… [More]

New Video Series Celebrates and Promotes Downtown Small Business in Scottsdale

The Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Scottsdale  Oct. 19, 2017

The program details were unveiled at a quarterly Downtown Small Business Gathering event held the morning of Oct. 18 in an effort to enhance outreach to the small business and entrepreneur community in Downtown Scottsdale. The gathering was held from 7 – 9 a.m. at the Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and was… [More]

Park Central Mall Purchase Closes, Renovation Plans Unveiled

Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies Oct. 18, 2017

Plaza Companies and Holualoa Companies have completed the purchase of a significant portion of the iconic Park Central Mall in Phoenix, and have unveiled plans for renovation of the property. The overall price of the purchase and expected renovations is approximately $57 million, and construction work will begin on the transformation effort in the coming weeks. The new ownership group is working… [More]

Private Investment Sparks Revitalization in Carefree

Town of Carefree Oct. 17, 2017

Within the past year, the Town of Carefree has attracted more than $90 million of private investment capital through its award-winning revitalization plan, recognized by the State Planning Association as one of the most outstanding plans for small communities in the state. The two larger investments were derived from a $40 plus million repositioning of the Carefree… [More]

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Forms ‘Woz U’ to Reprogram Tech Education, Address Skills Gap

Woz U  Oct. 13, 2017

The man who revolutionized personal computing now wants to help revamp higher education for the tech industry. Apple co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak today announced the formation of Woz U, a world-class digital institute to help fill the employment gap for high-paying technology jobs across the U.S. Woz U is designed to get people into the… [More]

HFF Announces $282M Senior and Mezzanine Construction Financing for Development of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Paradise Valley

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. Oct. 11, 2017 

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) announces the closing of $282 million in senior and mezzanine construction financing for the next stage of development of The Ritz-Carlton hotel and residences in Paradise Valley that is currently under construction. The HFF team worked on behalf of the developer, Five Star Development (Five Star), to place the $210… [More]