Arizona Chamber Foundation names new senior research strategist

The Arizona Chamber Foundation has named Dr. Matthew Ladner as its new senior research strategist. According to a press release, Dr. Ladner will focus his research efforts on challenges facing the Grand Canyon state. “We are thrilled to welcome Matthew to our team,” said Jessica Pacheco, Arizona Chamber Foundation board chairman, in a prepared statement. […]

Bank of America provides financial boost for nonprofits assisting young people

Bank of America has awarded Junior Achievement of Arizona and Year Up Arizona $200,000 each to continue their efforts of providing financial education and early job readiness for under-served children and young adults. “Both organizations empower youth towards upward mobility through programs that help develop the attitudes, behaviors and skills needed to pursue long-term, sustainable […]

David Briant retires as Department of Revenue director

Gov. Doug Ducey recently announced David Briant, director of the Arizona Department of Revenue, will retire at the end of the month, after 31 years of service to Arizona. Mr. Briant led the Department of Revenue for the past three years and served under seven governors during his career, according to a press release. “David […]

Arizona firm hires 6 lawyers, boosting attorney total to 88

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC has announced the addition of six attorneys, expanding the firm to 88 lawyers. As Of Counsel at the firm, Christopher Stuart focuses his practice on complex commercial and mass tort litigation, according to a release. He has more than 20 years of litigation experience in cases involving bank collapses, industrial […]

Shea Homes showcases Azure Paradise Valley

Shea Homes had its grand opening of Azure Paradise Valley, the first Shea Signature luxury community, over the weekend of Oct. 20. Over 350 guests attended a private Friday, Oct. 19 event, with drinks and appetizers by Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Sumo Maya and M Catering as well as entertainment from Nate Nathan and the MacDaddy-O’s. […]

Female Valley leaders headline November luncheon

Four executive women leaders in predominantly male-dominated industries will share their stories of how they rose to their positions as part of November’s AZCREW and YWCA joint lunch. The event will feature panelists: Phoenix Police Chief, Jeri L. Williams; CBRE Managing Director of Advisory and Transaction Services, Cathy Teeter; and The Weitz Company General Manager, […]

Graham, Jennings-Roggensack earn Valley Leadership top honors

Valley Leadership announced John Graham and Colleen Jennings-Roggensack as the organization’s Man and Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the Annual Man and Woman of the Year awards luncheon March 29, 2019 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort and Spa, […]

Ernst and Young become first tenants of Block 23 in Phoenix

Construction at Block 23 in downtown Phoenix is moving quickly as RED Development’s mixed-use destination, which includes a grocery store, continues to take shape with completion slated for the end of 2019. Many know Block 23 as the future home to Fry’s Food Stores’ urban grocery concept that will hope to be the most technologically […]

NAI Horizon wins Global President’s Award

NAI Horizon has received the NAI Global President’s Award for Major Market in recognition of its leadership, teamwork and performance. The award recognizes NAI offices that have “demonstrated a true commitment to the strategic vision of the enterprise by leading in action as evidenced by teamwork, leadership and/or business generation,” according to a release. The […]

‘2017 Prospector of the Year’ Vicente Cantua leverages multifamily sale in Phoenix

Another multifamily sale is in the books for Vicente Cantua of SVN Desert Commercial Advisors. SVN Desert Commercial Advisors named Mr. Cantua the 2017 Prospector of the Year for demonstrating his tenacity in building his business throughout the year, according to a release. He and his real estate partner, Carrick Sears, also received Deal of […]