Ballard Spahr and Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz to Merge

Ballard Spahr Sept. 15, 2017

Am Law 100 firm Ballard Spahr and Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz — the preeminent First Amendment and media law boutique in the United States — have announced that they have agreed to merge effective October 1, 2017. The powerhouse combination, which will retain the name Ballard Spahr, brings together two nationally renowned media law… [More]

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company Announces Acquisition of Pacific Compensation Insurance Company

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, Sept. 14, 2017

CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company, Arizona’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance since 1925, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Pacific Compensation Insurance Company (PacificComp), a California-based workers’ compensation  carrier from Alleghany Insurance Holdings LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE: Y) for $150 million in cash. The combined book of underwriting business for the … [More]

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Slates Opening of New Emergency Department and Pediatric Trauma Center for Sept. 20

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Sept. 11, 2017

Phoenix Children’s new $40 million, 42,000-square-foot Emergency Department (ED) and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center will open to the public on Sept. 20, dramatically increasing the Hospital’s emergency and trauma care capacity while meeting the demands of Arizona’s burgeoning pediatric population.  Phoenix Children’s original ED and Trauma Center was designed to treat 22,000 children annually,… [More]

Walmart Launches New Time-Saving Express Experience in Arizona

Walmart Sept. 8, 2017

For customers, time is money. Today, Walmart is announcing that Arizona customers can now use Express Money Services, the first of two Express services rolling out this year to help busy customers save even more time in-store. A similar express experience for Pharmacy customers is expected to launch later this year. Express Money Services is… [More]

Equinox Apollo Terminal Achieves EMV Class A Certification from TSYS for Lodging Sector

Equinox Payments Sept. 7, 2017

Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, applications and support services, today announced that its Apollo terminal has been Class-A certified by TSYS (NYSE: TSS), making it the only Class A certified EMV®-capable countertop terminal connected to TSYS that supports the unique needs of the lodging sector.  “Earning the Class-A stamp of approval from TSYS… [More]

In Business Magazine Women of Achievement to Inspire at Luncheon with Groundbreaking TED Talk-style Event

In Business Magazine

In Business Magazine is bringing together top local women of achievement to share their stories and inspire Valley business leaders at the annual Women of Achievement luncheon on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Camelback Inn & Resort. In Business Magazine’s editorial group has chosen these women leaders based on their business success, connection and… [More]

Metro Phoenix companies go global with Export Explore Program

MPEXA Aug. 18, 2017

Six Greater Phoenix companies were awarded grants on Monday, August 14 in the inaugural Export Explore Program under the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA). A dozen companies originally submitted to participate in the first pitch competition, to earn funding to help assist with export growth opportunities. The Export Explore program – made possible with the… [More]

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen Now Open at Scottsdale Quarter

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen Aug. 15, 2017

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen has officially opened the doors to its first Valley location. Situated just north of Butherus Drive on 72nd place in the Scottsdale Quarter, the Tucson-based concept will be dishing out modern interpretations of traditional Japanese fare with Korean influences, and serving up award-winning cocktails starting today.    Spearheaded by… [More]

Arizona State University and American Campus Communities Unveil New ‘Residence Hall Built for Engineers’

American Campus Communities Aug. 11, 2017

American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC), the nation’s largest owner, manager and developer of high-quality student housing properties in the U.S., in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) announce the opening of The Fulton Schools Residential Community at Tooker House on ASU’s Tempe, AZ campus. Engineering undergraduates moving into the new Arizona State University residence hall… [More]

New Program Aimed at Helping Arizona Startups to be Led by Kimberly Roland at Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau Aug. 11, 2017

Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a century-long reputation of building trust in the marketplace and now is looking to help build better businesses from the ground up through entrepreneur programs. To lead its new effort, BBB Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona welcomes Kimberly Roland as Director of Entrepreneur Programs.  Roland joins the organization as… [More]