New Tempe Sports and Entertainment District Project Gets NHL, Business Leader Support

As ballots are expected to be mailed out April 16th, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attended a press conference to show his support for Propositions 301, 302, and 303 to build a new Tempe Sports and Entertainment District. The project would create more than $690 million in economic benefits to the City of Tempe. It includes new restaurants and retail, a theater, multi-family … [More]

Partnership Brings Additional New Affordable Housing to Phoenix

Blackstone, through its affordable housing portfolio company, April Housing, and Dominium, a leading affordable housing owner, developer and manager, announced an expansion of their partnership to develop Casa Azure, which will bring 196 new affordable housing units to Phoenix, Arizona. Building on its commitment to preserve and create new affordable housing, Blackstone will … [More]

Construction Nears on New Large-Scale Battery Storage Project in Avondale

Officials from SRP, Plus Power LLC, and the City of Avondale met on Wednesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking to kick off construction mobilization at the new large-scale battery facility, Sierra Estrella Energy Storage on West Broadway Road in Tolleson. The facility will store up to 250 megawatts (MW), or 1,000 megawatt hours (MWh), and will be the largest standalone … [More]

‘Sweet’ Restaurant Concept to Open in Glendale’s Westgate

  Sugar Factory American Brasserie, touted as America’s favorite eatery and celebrity hotspot, has expanded with its first Arizona location in Glendale at Westgate Entertainment District and will open for reservations in the next month. Guests can expect an exciting and unforgettable dining experience with indoor and outdoor dining, photo-worthy decor, over-the-top … [More]

Phoenix-Based Investor Group Acquires Country’s Largest Webcast Co.

Pivotal Group, a Phoenix-based multi-strategy investor and leader in technology, real estate and other business investments, just announced a major asset acquisition of the country’s premier interactive webcast company, which will launch under the name GlobalMeet. The assets were previously a part of PGi, which was located in Atlanta. The assets were purchased for an … [More]

Interviewing Tips for Small Business Owners in the Valley

by Blake Quinlan

As a small business owner, you know that your employees are the heart and soul of your company. Recruiting top talent is essential to achieving your business goals, but it can be a daunting task. However, with the right approach, you can attract the best candidates and build a successful team. Here are some tips and strategies to help you during the recruiting process: Have … [More]

Bank Receives Top Ranking from J.D. Powers for Third Year, Celebrates 60 Years

FirstBank, one of the nation’s largest privately held banks with a focus on “banking for good,” received the highest customer satisfaction ranking for the Southwest Region in the J.D. Power 2023 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study. This is the third year in a row the bank earned the study’s top rating across six states. “60 years ago, we started FirstBank with a … [More]

Credit Union Becomes Official ASU Retail Banking Partner

Desert Financial Credit Union will expand its current partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to become the university’s official retail banking partner on April 12, 2023. With the retail banking partnership in place, Desert Financial will be the exclusive provider of ASU-branded debit and credit cards and will run all on-campus bank branches and ATMs at ASU’s … [More]

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