Merit Partners, Lexington Realty Begin Work on Phoenix-Area Project

by Barbra Murray

Work has gotten underway on Merit Partners Inc. and Lexington Realty Trust’s two speculative industrial buildings at PV 303, a 1,600-acre, master-planned business park just outside Phoenix in Goodyear, Ariz. Acting on behalf of the development team, Stevens-Leinweber Construction broke ground on Buildings 3 and 4, which will encompass 880,000 square feet of Class A … [More]

Dec. 15 Still the Best Deadline to Buy Marketplace Health Insurance, Despite Extensions

An extended deadline can encourage procrastination, but this is no year to wait to compare your health coverage options for Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans. released today four reasons why – for many – it’s best to enroll by Dec. 15. “The longer open enrollment period may seem like extra wiggle room during the busy holiday season, but for most marketplace … [More]

One-of-a-kind Podcast Called ‘Dirt to Development’ Launches

What do you get when you combine people plus politics plus development plus drama in Arizona? You get a unique, informative and entertaining podcast called “Dirt to Development.” The podcast, co-hosted by Withey Morris partners Adam Baugh and Jason Morris, provides a behind-the-scenes look at some of the biggest developments in Arizona – along with the people, politics, … [More]

Their Take: Women in Business – What It’s Really Like

by Dr. Jennifer Charles

As women, we face many challenges in the business world. We must balance being a CEO, mother, wife and friend all at once. It can sometimes be hard to find time for ourselves or our careers. When I first started my own company more than 15 years ago, I had no idea what was waiting for me on the other side of that door! Now that I am successful as CEO of my company, I thought it … [More]

U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall to 52-Year Low

U.S. Department of Labor

In the week ending December 4, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 184,000, a decrease of 43,000 from the previous week's revised level. This is the lowest level for initial claims since September 6, 1969 when it was 182,000. The previous week's level was revised up by 5,000 from 222,000 to 227,000. The 4-week moving average was 218,750, a decrease of … [More]

Zero Electric Vehicles Partners with AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care to Electrify Vehicles

Zero Electric Vehicles, Inc. has partnered with AAMCO Transmissions and Total Car Care of Mesa, East Mesa, Gilbert/SanTan, Gilbert/Chandler to Electrify Vehicles by establishing an Authorized Service Provider (ASP) network to provide EV vehicle conversions and post conversion warranty support throughout the Southwest US region. As a ZEV ASP, AMMCO "Phoenix" … [More]

WEBINAR – Dec 16: Educational Equity Webinar on Mindful Consumerism During Holiday Spending Season

University of Phoenix

Webinar features Melia Dunn, inclusion practitioner and consultant. University of Phoenix will hold a December 16 webinar in its Educational Equity Webinar Series, titled “Mindful Consumerism: Applying Anti-Oppression Awareness to Year-End Spending.” The event is part of a public series intended for educators, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioners, … [More]

Alerus to Acquire Metro Phoenix Bank

Alerus Financial Corporation announced the signing of a definitive agreement and plan of merger to acquire MPB BHC, Inc., the bank holding company for Metro Phoenix Bank, the largest full-service community bank headquartered in Phoenix. The transaction represents the twenty-fifth acquisition for Alerus since 2000 as part of its long-term plan to continually expand its four … [More]

Najafi Companies to Acquire a Global Entertainment Co.

The Najafi Companies announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire STX Entertainment from Eros STX Global Corporation. The transaction is expected to close by the end of January 2022. At the closing of the transaction contemplated by the purchase agreement, an affiliate of Najafi will acquire STX Entertainment through the purchase of all of … [More]

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