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WaFd Bank, formerly Washington Federal, cut the ribbon at its first commercial banking center in Southern Arizona last Wednesday, Feb. 12. Leaders of Tucson and Oro Valley’s business community were in attendance, including Oro Valley Mayor Joe Winfield and representatives from both the Tucso…

The minimum wage should be a case study for the law of unintended consequences. Ever since its federal introduction in 1933 (only to be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 1935, resurrected in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standards Act and upheld in 1941 by a Supreme Court with …

Giving 100 percent effort at work every single day is easier said than done. There will inevitably be days where you lack focus, procrastinate or struggle to start important projects. Here are 10 ways you can increase workplace efficiency and motivate your team to produce great work this year.

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…

Vail’s original commercial plaza, the Old Vail Station Office and Retail Center, recently sold for $8.2 million. Also included in the sale was Vail Self Storage. California-based Occidental Capital Holdings, Inc. purchased the property.

In January, Barbi Reuter was named the new CEO of Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR, Southern Arizona’s leading commercial real estate firm. She will succeed long-time head and founder of the company, Mike Hammond.

Tucson Electric Power is seeking a rate hike this year, which the utility says is necessary as part of a shift toward cleaner energy. 

Less than a year after work was completed at the Ina Road Interchange, construction is underway at Ruthrauff Road and Interstate 10.

Small businesses will see no major tax code changes in 2020, but due to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act there are two changes to be aware of: first-year bonus depreciation and deductions for pass-through entities, according to local accountant Amber Winter.

On Wednesday, Jan. 1, Arizona’s minimum wage increased to $12 an hour. This increase is the continuing result of Prop 206 passed in November 2016, which increased the state’s minimum wage to $10.50 per hour at the beginning of 2018 and $11 per hour at the beginning of 2019. 

The Silverbell Springs Apartments, located at 7759 N. Silverbell Road in Marana, recently sold to an investor client of The ConAm Group for more than $50 million. ConAm will manage the investment. CBRE’s Tyler Anderson, Asher Gunter and Jeff Casper of CBRE Multifamily Institutional Propertie…

It’s 2020 and time to ramp up your social media marketing strategy. Incorporating a solid Instagram strategy can help your business reach specific audiences and grow its customer base. 

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…

Beginning at 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, North La Cholla Boulevard will be completely closed between West Lambert Lane and West Overton Road in order to allow construction crews and heavy equipment to operate safely as they work on widening the road to four lanes.

Like many of you, I drive around our community quite a bit. I, unlike many of you, smile when I see a construction sign. Granted, I don’t like getting stuck in traffic as much as the next guy but I know that a construction sign is a symbol of progress.

Company culture is the glue that holds all the pieces of a business together. It sets the tone for employee morale and work environment. Follow these steps to recharge your workplace culture this year.

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 science and technology news to be found in Southern Arizona. Here’s a breakdown of the most interesting recent developments.

Back in 1971, the Food Conspiracy Co-op was formed by Tucson residents who sought to create a new approach to providing food to the community. These organizers used their collective purchasing power to obtain natural food products, which weren’t as readily available in stores back then. 

As we wrap up 2019 and look forward to a positive 2020, we’d like to thank our Marana Chamber members for their support, big ideas, and contributions to our Southern Arizona community. While we share our accomplishments, we look forward to an even bigger vision to grow our local business’ su…

It has always been widely accepted that World War II was a fiscal stimulus for the Tucson and greater U.S. economy recovering from the Great Depression. However, Price Fishback, the Thomas R. Brown Professor of Economics at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, has summari…

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Farhad Moghimi is executive director of the Regional Transportation Authority. In 2006, voters approved a 20-year transportation plan funded with a half-cent sales tax. RTA officials are already launching a public outreach program to determine what kinds of transportation projects should be …

Tucson’s Angry Crab Shack franchise rang in the new year under new ownership after longtime employees Matthew Prentice and Josh Arnold took over operations.

A new year is quickly approaching, and many business owners are looking for ways to make next year impactful by increasing successes, becoming more profitable and taking their business to the next level. Here are 10 tips to make sure you get a running start as the clock strikes 12.

On Friday, Nov. 22, more than 1,000 fourth through eighth grade students descended upon Pima Community College’s Northwest Campus to experience science first hand. The Arizona STEM Adventure invites students and teachers from multiple school districts to learn about science from local organi…

The Comcast building, located near the Tucson Mall, was recently put on the market by B+E brokerage for $35.15 million. The roughly 211,000-square-foot property is located at 4690 N. Oracle Road and sits on roughly 5.15 acres of land, including about 1,050 parking spaces.

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…

On Thursday, Dec. 12, NASA announced that the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to collect samples from the “Nightingale” crater site on the asteroid Bennu. The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is on an asteroid study and sample-return mission, led by University of Arizona planetary science professor …

When the folks in charge of increasing economic development in any geographic area are asked what kinds of factors would make them more successful in their work, the traditional answers have included: good quality of life, available workforce, preferable local tax structure and business frie…

Southern Arizona is home to thousands of warm-hearted talented people, passionate to help the community without a request for anything in return. Volunteers that help others are integral to our community and to organizations that rely on their assistance, dedication and input. 

Over the last decade, Tucson has seen a renaissance in its innovation and entrepreneurial sector. While there is a long way to go, there is renewed energy from the University of Arizona and the public and private sectors to invest more energy and creativity into new startups of all kinds and…

The holidays are heating up at The Parish, and resident flamethrower Travis Peters is bringing some fermentation to the fire.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild participated in a nationwide day of action to ask Congress to extend the tax cuts the craft beverage industry has enjoyed since January 2018. At the end of this year, a recalibrated Federal Excise Tax rate as part of the Craft Beverage Mod…

Arizona’s oldest craft brewer is transferring ownership of the business to its employees in a historic move for the Christmas spirit.Barrio Brewing today announced the move via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, which begins in January 2020. Employees who work 1,000 hours in a one-year period…

The Amphi Foundation recently awarded $20,800 to local teachers to purchase classroom supplies for the 2019-20 school year. The money was distributed to 43 teachers in 16 of Amphitheater Public School District’s 21 schools.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe, alongside Casino Del Sol, recently cut the ribbon on a new hotel—the Estrella at Casino del Sol.

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 United States is at the front-end of the greatest talent shortage in our history. The combination of unprecedented global competition, historically low unemployment rates, unacceptable high school dropout rates and the departure of 80 million baby boomers from the workforce​​ demand bett…

Ensuring your team is equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in their field will help create a powerhouse that will carry your business toward long-term success. Follow these steps to improve employee development at your company.

OneAZ Credit Union’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of longtime executive vice president and chief financial officer Kim Reedy as the organization’s new president and CEO.

Vantage West Credit Union won the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Award (Over $1 billion Asset Category) from the Mountain West Credit Union Association. The award is given to a credit union for its practical application of the credit union philosophy “People helping people” within its o…