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As the economy continues to recover, competition is intense in virtually every industry. The auto insurance providers slug it out for market share. The cell phone service carriers fight tooth and nail for subscribers. Even universities battle it out to attract students, not to mention benefactors and research dollars.
For the first time in 30 years, the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University will open a new building on the Tempe campus this summer.
A changing music industry has given Ahwatukee Foothills musician Pete Gitlin exposure he never thought was possible before.
Rosemarie McGrath Testa still wears her oldest son’s wedding ring on her finger. She also wears a silver necklace with the words engraved on it that she is known to often say: Let go and let God.
Six public Arizona-based companies made this year’s Fortune 500, with a bevy of other national firms with large East Valley presences also on the list.
Valley-based Avnet, which has locations in Phoenix and Chandler, is hosting its ninth-annual 16-Inch Softball Desert Classic on Saturday, April 21.
If you ended up with an old computer or unwanted electronics after the holidays, you can recycle that equipment during an Arizona Technology Council Foundation event on Jan. 21. You can drop off computers, peripherals, networking equipment, servers, point-of-sale equipment, surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Lab or test equipment is also accepted. A portion of the equipment will be donated statewide to support Arizona educational programs.
For a company that's been in business for only three months, Blue Dream seems to be living up to its expectations as a winner.
For a company that’s been in business for only three months, Blue Dream seems to be living up to its expectations as a winner.
An old-fashioned softball tournament this weekend will benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital and Spark of Hope Foundation.
Out of all the 50 states, plus D.C. And Puerto Rico, Arizona is truly the most awesome. What makes it so great? Take a look around. What do you see? I see a desert. A desert with tons of houses. A desert with a thriving city, sports teams, major corporations, and tons of water parks and tourist attractions. Go up north. Now what do you see? You’ll see a dense, green pine forest with snow and ski-resorts. How many states have that kind of dramatic climate change? Not too many. But in Arizona, you can go from pure, 100 percent desert to snow-capped mountains with forests.
Students from the University of Advancing Technology won more than $7,000 in scholarships and prizes at this year’s Avnet Tech Games, held April 9-10 at the school’s campus in Tempe. Challenges that tested innovative thinking and technology skills included programming, multimedia, data networks and more.
Inspire Kids Montessori open house
Give ‘Em Hell Harry! coming to CGCC
DV Grad Night tickets
Akimel collecting athletic shoes
Kyrene to have 2 school board openings
National Education Conference this weekend
The past year may have been rough for the economy, but it was a good 12 months for many East Valley-related stocks. Several of the region’s largest employers racked up impressive increases in value during 2009, led by Amkor Technology, a Chandler-based semiconductor packaging and testing firm, whose stock price jumped 228 percent during the year.
Phoenix-based Avnet, an electronic parts and computer distributor that operates a large warehouse in Chandler, announced quarterly results Thursday that beat analysts' expectations.
Boyd Dunn: Chandler is charting a new technology path in the region that will both diversify and stabilize the community's job market well into the future.
Despite the severe economic downturn, Avnet has been able to maintain employment at its Chandler logistics center by consolidating other operations there, said Jim Smith, president of Avnet Logistics.
The Chandler Chamber of Commerce will honor the employers that contribute the most to the city's economy at The Chandler 100 breakfast Thursday.
Scott Taylor: The strength of Chandler has always been in the quality and character of the people. To understand why Chandler has a strong sense of community, you have to go back in time and understand the people who lived here.
When President Barack Obama speaks to the graduates at Arizona State University's commencement Wednesday, he probably should offer a few words of commiseration and encouragement for those still looking for jobs.