Fifty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to ever set foot on the moon while 600 million people watched from Earth, and astronaut Michael Collins drifted quietly overhead. But what does that have to do with Tucson? As it turns out, quite a lot. 

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When Jessica Moat’s two kids were going stir-crazy during their summer vacation, a friend recommended she look into the day camps at the Northwest YMCA.

Cardiothoracic surgeon Zain Khalpey could have worked anywhere when he joined Northwest Healthcare earlier this year. He has worked at Columbia University, Harvard University and was awarded the Distinguished Fulbright Chair in Medical Sciences in 2016. Serving the Tucson community since 201…

Volunteering as a company is a great way to create a meaningful impact in your community. Here are some things you can do as a business owner to encourage volunteerism at your company.

Northland Investment Corporation recently announced the acquisition of The Canyons at Linda Vista Trail in Oro Valley. The property offers 228 one- to three-bedroom multifamily units across 13 acres, and is Northland’s fourth acquisition in the Tucson area.

Over 400 community members joined forces by contributing $107,433 in gifts to Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 90th Birthday Campaign in support of TSO Music Education Programs.  Launched with a $37,000 matching challenge from the TSO Board of Trustees, Honorary Council, and the Tucson Symphony O…

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…

Ron Shoopman recently stepped down from his role as president and CEO of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council for the past 14 years. He also serves on the Arizona Board of Regents as the treasurer and immediate past chair.

The Association of University Research Parks recently settled into its new headquarters: University of Arizona’s Tech Park. The AURP is a network of technical and research parks linked to universities around the world. Its mission is to foster innovation and economic growth by connecting uni…

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 annual Influential Health and Medical Leaders Awards brought Southern Arizona’s best and brightest doctors, nurses, trainers and healers under one roof to celebrate their career-long achievements.

For many doctors, simply curing their patients’ physical ailments is work enough. But for one local healthcare professional, this is only part of the process. Dr. Bennet E. Davis, director of the pain recovery program at Sierra Tucson, won the award for Outstanding Pain Management at Tucson …

Tucson Local Media is excited to bring you the fifth annual Influential Health and Medical Awards to recognize the outstanding leaders in the medical field on Wednesday, June 12, at the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel.

Every day, Dr. Sheldon Marks, founder of the International Center for Vasectomy Reversal, receives pictures of babies from his patients. The small mementos serve as confirmation of a successful career and business dedicated to a single task. 

LeAnn Richards put herself through college and had a dream of becoming a teacher. But when her in-laws (who owned two McDonald’s restaurants in Southern Arizona) decided to retire, she quit her new teaching job and decided to take the reins.

After months of neighborhood meetings and several modifications from the Oro Valley Town Council, a local landowner has received the green light to build 77 residential homes near North Oracle Road and West Pusch View Lane.

Early in the morning of Tuesday, May 28, the Arizona Legislature officially wrapped up its work, capping an extraordinary 135 days of legislating that produced some of the biggest policies in recent years. Most notably was the passage of the Drought Contingency Plan, completed against a dead…

With the rise of the Internet of Things, more and more devices in the home are becoming “smart” and powered by the internet to make our lives easier. Follow these steps to choose the right Internet speed level for your home and be better prepared for the future of automated devices.

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…

Sometimes the best advice a business can take is the direction they would provide their clients—secure a robust financial future by thinking long-term. A recent partnership among three Arizona-based financial firms aims to protect the success of both proprietor and customer. 

Arizona lawmakers, business officials and experts Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a tariff on Mexican goods in hopes of cutting immigration, calling his plan everything from “terribly damaging” to “unhinged.”

To keep up with a shrinking labor market, the Town of Marana recently adopted a new policy to provide two weeks of paid parental leave to all town employees.

On Aug. 10, 2018, a semi-truck drove between Tucson and Phoenix without any human intervention. That truck will grow into a fleet of 50 vehicles by June. 

Money can run tight when you’re still getting your business off the ground and growing your customer base. Prior to my career at Cox Communications, I ran a family business and learned a lot about finances and how to make the most of funds. Additionally, our Cox Business teams work directly …

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…

Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson supported legislation that supported the creation of community health centers across the nation, with El Rio Community Health Center being one of the first.  A successful partnership between various westside neighborhoods and the University of Ar…

New buildings seem to be popping up all over the place downtown, and today construction started on the new Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton. 

Students at Ironwood Ridge High School have the unique opportunity to work at Nighthawk Biotechnology, Inc. The company tackles real-world science, teaches students about the biotech industry and even offers university and career connections. 

With more than 25,000 employees, Tucson is eight times more concentrated in the aerospace industry as compared to other metropolitan areas in the country. Last year alone, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base contributed an impact of $1.5 billion to the overall Tucson economy. 

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…

My mom owned a shop that carried greeting cards, balloons and flowers in Tucson at Fort Lowell and Campbell for six years. I helped by managing the accounts receivable and payable, as well as making balloon deliveries across our great city. My main takeaway, and this statement will come as a…

We all know the familiar feeling of exhaustion after a long, unproductive meeting about something that could have been said in an email. As a leader in your company, it’s important to be respectful of your employees’ time so they are not swamped with work after a day full of meetings. Follow…

The summer in Tucson can be a slow time for local businesses as many in the community escape the heat. However, the slow-down of the season can be an ideal time to do something new to grow your business. Local First Arizona has partnered with BRINK creative group on an exciting new venture l…

In 1744, that old contrarian Mary used silver bells and cockle shells to make her garden grow. Some 275 years later, it’s Chef Ken Harvey who’s transposing that cadence to aquaponics and hydroponics for gardening success.

Rep. Kristen Engel is a Democrat in her second term representing central Tucson in the Arizona House of Representatives. The UA law professor recently appeared on Zona Politics with Jim Nintzel, a weekly radio show that airs at 4 p.m. Sundays on KXCI community radio, 91.3 FM. This Q&A ha…

Ina is open. These words alone are enough to excite residents and businesses of northwest Tucson. For more than two years, from February 2017 to last Tuesday, April 16, access from Interstate 10 to West Ina Road was closed for construction. While Ina Road itself was never completely shut dow…

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…

Hiring a team with diverse backgrounds is essential to foster creativity and innovation, even more important is to reflect the communities that you serve. Cox celebrates the diversity in our company many ways such as our employee driven Diversity Council, highlighting the impact many Latino …