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The bold headlines nowadays are scary for retail. “Is brick and mortar obsolete?” read one recent banner headline in Forbes magazine, which went on to answer its own question, noting, “Brick-and-mortar is not dead, just evolving.” 

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Just like Tucson itself, the upcoming TENWEST Festival is both expanding and thriving. This year boasts more events, speakers and subjects than ever before. To help organize the numerous and diverse events, this year’s schedule is organized into vertical tracks with themed events ranging fro…

Some call the University of Arizona the research capital of Arizona, and with all of the innovative studies and important work being done at the university, it’s a difficult point to argue. The UA isn’t the only hotbed of research in the region, though, check out another edition of our local…

Local First Arizona and many community partners are launching a new signature event to help community members of all ages to learn how to engage in localism through micro-workshops focused on topics related to sustainability, technology and more. 

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When you think of retirement benefits, not having to work, catching up on reading, golf and other leisure activities often come to mind. But for SaddleBrooke Ranch, one of those benefits will include having a brewery in the community. 

The developers of downtown’s AC Marriott have announced plans for a new downtown hotel project on the corner of Broadway Boulevard and Fifth Avenue.

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What does one do when a long-awaited retirement actually happens, that enviable first day to call your own after the last official day of work?

The facts and figures flew—some up, some down, a few sideways—but in general, the trend was overwhelmingly upward as Tucson got an excellent report card at a recent Southern Arizona Tourism Industry Forecast event.

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick is seeking Southern Arizona’s Congressional District 2 seat. An attorney, Kirkpatrick previously represented Arizona’s Congressional District 1 seat and served in the Arizona Legislature. Her Republican opponent, Lea Marquez Peterson, has declined to be interviewed b…

A 2017 blog posted by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ballyhooed: “Hispanic small business owners are confident about their growth prospects (with) 76 percent planning to grow their businesses over the next five years.” Another previous survey of the local ethnic market (2015) had al…

Leadership is not about being the best, but about making everyone else better. At Cox Communications, we host regular trainings providing our leaders with ongoing leadership education to assure they are the best leaders possible. Follow these strategies to become an inspiring, well-respected…

Welcome to the Nonprofit Perspective, your new space. This column is designed to keep you informed on developments affecting the nonprofit sector. Each month, we will focus on a topic of importance to the charitable organizations serving our community. 

Putting in 100 percent effort at work every single day is easier said than done. There will be days where you lack focus, procrastinate or struggle to start important projects. Here are 10 ways you can motivate yourself, and share with your team, to produce great work, even when you feel lik…

The Future of Lying. Researchers at the UA Center for the Management of Information are developing a new system for digitally identifying lies. The system, known as the Automated Virtual Agent for Truth Assessments in Real-Time (or AVATAR), asks users questions and records their facial movem…

UA space scientist Dante Lauretta talks about closing in on the asteroid he’s been hunting on NASA’s behalf with Bennu Trek

TuSimple, a Chinese-American artificial intelligence company, is bringing 600 new jobs and 200 new autonomous semi trucks to Tucson. These additions come with TuSimple announcing an expansion of its Tucson location, planning to double their warehouse size in 2019. 

Nearly six months after President Donald Trump announced a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports, the long-term effects have yet to become clear, but uncertainty in the short-term has led to market fluctuations that ripple across the economy.

When we lived in Abu Dhabi, I read up on the work of a Dutch engineer-turned-social psychologist, Geert Hofstede. Hofstede had created IBM’s international personnel research department, and after retirement in 1993, developed one of the quickest, most effective ways to assess a nation’s basi…

Agriscience Teacher of the Year. The Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona selected Marana High School agriscience teacher Ashley Haller as the Southern Arizona Agriscience Teacher of the Year. She was recognized at the 43rd annual ACTE AZ Summer Conference, with focus on her…

Many Tucson residents are required to be in extreme heat or work in hot environments throughout the summer months. This puts some employees at risk of heat stress, which can result in occupational illnesses and injuries including heat stroke, exhaustion, cramps or rashes. At Cox, we have hun…

It wasn’t so long ago the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was referred to by the EPA and even Walter Cronkite as the “dirtiest city in America,” and featured as such on CBS-TV’s 60 Minutes. While this aspect of Chattanooga’s recent history bears little resemblance to Tucson’s, you might neve…

In the first purchase of residentially zoned State Trust Land in Tucson in more than a decade, KB Home successfully bid $10.625 million for roughly 210 acres near the northeast corner of Camino Seco and Irvington Road. 

In the world of modern banking, it takes a team of talented minds to run a successful credit union. Credit unions, which are non-profit, member-owned banking institutions, have sprung up around the country, with 5,757 nationwide in 2018 serving 103.992 million people, according to data colle…

The Tucson Metro Chamber recently announced the 45 businesses and five business leaders t selected as finalists for the Tucson Metro Chamber Copper Cactus Awards. Held this year Friday, Oct. 12 at Casino Del Sol Resort, the annual event celebrates the accomplishments and innovation of Southe…