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Some of Southern Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders were gathered under one roof Wednesday night as Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media hosted the seventh annual Executive Excellence Awards.

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Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker’s career history is filled with radical changes. From moving from the Sonoran Desert to above the Arctic Circle, to turning a district of one school into a district of 22 schools, Baker has seen his fair share of extremes. But Baker says const…

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Some of Southern Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders were gathered under one roof Wednesday night as Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media hosted the seventh annual Executive Excellence Awards.

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Vail School District Superintendent Calvin Baker’s career history is filled with radical changes. From moving from the Sonoran Desert to above the Arctic Circle, to turning a district of one school into a district of 22 schools, Baker has seen his fair share of extremes. But Baker says const…

This month marks the one-year anniversary of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement signing ceremony. This agreement—a follow-on to NAFTA—will modernize the trade partnership that formed the basis of North American economic relations for a quarter of a century. Yet, the agreement remains …

Hiring a team with diverse backgrounds is essential to foster creativity and innovation, even more important is to reflect the communities that you serve. Follow the steps below to celebrate and encourage diversity in your workplace.

A survey by Apartment List showed rental rates increased by 1.4 percent in comparison to this time last year across America, while declining 0.2 percent in Tucson over the past month. The survey found that the median rent for a two-bedroom in the Old Pueblo is currently $944, below the natio…

Thousands of Robotic Eyes. A new instrument at the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory outside Tucson recently underwent its first test: aiming its array of 5,000 fiber-optic “eyes” into the night sky to explore the mystery of dark energy. The Dark Energy Spectrosc…

Pima Federal Credit Union was honored as the Credit Union of the Year by the Mountain West Credit Association (MWCUA), a regional trade association that represents credit unions in Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.  

While celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, I was reminded twice that in following our life’s path and working towards achieving our goals, we sometimes forget what lead us there and the experiences that inform our actions day in and day out. 

Leadership is not about being the best, but about making everyone else better. At Cox Communications, we host regular trainings that provide our leaders with ongoing leadership education assuring that they are the best leaders possible. Here are some strategies to becoming an inspiring, well…

EFSD Holding, LLC purchased 11,005 square feet of office space located at 7630 and 7632 N. Oracle Road from Rio Equity Group, LLC for $2.2 million. Thomas J. Nieman with Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR represented the seller. 

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The Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona received six-figures of support after FHR Cares, an investment fund created by Family Housing Resources, announced the award of a $100,000 grant. The money will go towards the food bank’s $4.5 million renovation project.

The University of Arizona’s College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Oro Valley, recently received approval from the American Veterinary Medical Association. The approval came in the form of a “Letter of Reasonable Assurance,” granted by the AVMA Council on Education after they visited the…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

Local First Arizona’s emphasis on local economic sustainability throughout Arizona aligns with the Community Investment Corporation, a legacy partner of Local First Arizona and a nonprofit organization serving as one of Tucson’s economic engines. 

The road to becoming a successful entrepreneur can be long and daunting. Successful business ventures require a lot of time and commitment, but are extremely rewarding when you see your idea transform into a real product. Consider these tactics to help prepare for your new endeavor.

As a small business owner, you know time is your largest asset, and wasting time means wasting money. It’s crucial, especially in the beginning years of your business, to manage your time wisely in order to maximize the growth of your business. Make the most of your time at work with these h…

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

The JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa recently completed a host of property renovations, including improvements to its spa, lobby, market and retail offerings.

Members of the Tucson business community celebrated recent corporate recruiting wins and called for a major upgrade of Tucson International Airport at Sun Corridor’s annual luncheon. 

Although the state government started putting dollars back into public education, school districts like Amphitheater Public Schools continue to turn to nearby homeowners to fill the funding gap so local kids can receive a quality education.

The main changes to this year’s TENWEST festival, which seeks to gather all the forward-thinking minds around Tucson, can be found right in the name. 

I’ve been seeing people line up for slabs of ribs recently at local places that are neither dedicated barbecue joints nor western steakhouses. It struck me as peculiar, with so many smoke houses across town, so I decided to conduct some research to learn what’s behind the popularity of these…

Tucson is a city of giving. That much is clear just based on the number of nonprofits that call the Old Pueblo home.

The nonprofit industry maintains a significant presence in Southern Arizona. Organizations specializing in everything from healthcare to animal welfare are found in the Greater Tucson Metro Area, and work year-round to achieve their various goals. 

The more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States received an estimated $427 billion in charitable donations and corporate grants in 2018. Needless to say, this massive influx of money necessitates careful financial planning. And while financing a business can be complex…

I’m not one to brag, but my 12-year-old daughter has used a rotary phone. OK, maybe that’s not really something to brag about, but what I find interesting is the icon for a phone is no longer a rotary phone but the image of a smartphone. Thanks to all of the innovation taking place in Tucson…

There are many unforeseen costs when starting a business, so it’s important to be aware of where you can spend less without sacrificing too much. Prior to joining Cox, I ran a small, family business in Tucson, and I’ve learned what is crucial to invest in, and what things you can spend less …

A $10 million transformation will soon take place at Gateway at Tucson Apartments, a 188-unit complex located at 2800 W. Broadway Boulevard. Built in 2005 to serve as student housing, the complex will be reintroduced at a 272-unit, multifamily community.

The Tucson Metro Chamber doesn’t just see its new home as a place to do business, but as a physical manifestation of its recent drive towards innovation and modernity. 

With a major research university right in our backyard, a strong military presence and innovative companies throughout the metro region, there’s often a plethora of interesting science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent deve…

At the Community Foundation for southern Arizona, we believe in the power of collaboration, the power of partnership to strengthen southern Arizona’s nonprofit community.  

Here at Pima County Economic Development, we’re excited to announce the release of the updated Economic Development Plan for 2019-2021. It’s not often you’ll find us government types getting worked up over bureaucratic treatises, but we think this plan update is the exception.

For years, the nonprofit community has often found ourselves at the kids table, having to constantly fight to take our seat with our colleagues in the for-profit community to engage in important conversations for the greater good of the community.

The Event Horizon Telescope team, which revealed the first-ever image of a black hole on April 10, recently won the the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. This prize, often called one of the "Oscars of Science" comes with a $3 million prize. That prize money will be split equall…

Taxpayers in Pima County can now view their future property tax statements via email, according to a county release. The program, which allows residents to view their statements at the county website (www.to.pima.gov), saves time for all involved. 

The NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl recently announced the appointment of Juliana Lara to the position of manager of bowl services. In her new position, her primary responsibilities include social and digital media strategy and content creation as well as assisting in Bowl operation logistics.  

Members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors approved a new contract with Sun Corridor, Inc. by a 4-1 margin on Tuesday, Sept. 3. The contract, worth $650,000 in fiscal year 2019-20, will support the regional economic development organization's effort to recruit new business to the region.

This year’s Executive Excellence Awards are right around the corner, and that means now is the time for you to help out by nominating the most accomplished and highest achieving boardroom executives in the region for inclusion in this annual contest hosted by Inside Tucson Business.

The only memorial honoring veterans and first responders throughout Southern Arizona is one step closer to reality after a group of influential businessman made significant financial contributions to the cause.

Tucson ranks dead-last in attracting millennials out of 54 metropolitan areas with 1 million or more residents, according to a recent survey by insurance company Haven Life.