Arizona Business News

Arizona Business News – including entertainment, finance, health and medical, non-profit, public policy and technology news from Arizona, U.S.A. (Ariz., AZ), as issued by the Send2Press Newswire service.


Local Phoenix Radio Host, Rich Berra, Releases Second Holiday Children’s Book for Charity

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rich Berra, co-host of the nationally syndicated Johnjay and Rich Show on iHeart Radio, has released his second holiday children’s book, “Christmas Steve Meets Christmas Carol” (ISBN: 978-0578571904). Proceeds from the sale of each book go to the #LoveUp Foundation.

Now That’s Just Grand: Introducing the Rail Baron Charter – Your Own Private Train

WILLIAMS, Ariz., Oct. 28, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Something special and truly unique just rolled onto the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona: The Rail Baron Charter, a private train comprised of three ultra-luxurious 1940s and 1950s railcars.

Debuting this November: Christmas at Schnepf Farms

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz., Oct. 23, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 250-acre Schnepf Farms, one of the Phoenix area’s favorite destinations, is turning into a winter wonderland this holiday season. Together with World of Illumination, the leader in Christmas entertainment with the world’s largest animated holiday light show, the Farm is unveiling Christmas at Schnepf Farms-a new kind of holiday magic for the entire family.

New Cutting-Edge Medical Practice to Hold Grand Opening Event in Gilbert

GILBERT, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GhentMD, a new medical practice integrating innovative health and wellness services invites the public for a Grand Opening Celebration on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The Grand Opening will include a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony from 12: 45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., and a Grand Opening Event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the clinic in Gilbert, Arizona.

Arizona Native Celebrates Three Decades of Promoting Shopping to Travelers Worldwide

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona native and Scottsdale resident Kathy Anderson, President of Anderson Retail Tourism Marketing, is celebrating 30 years in a unique aspect of the travel and tourism industry – Shopping Tourism. Traditionally, one thinks of a travel and tourism businesses as being airlines, hotels, rental cars, attractions and of course, destination marketing organizations like convention and visitors bureaus (CVB’s).

Pride Remodeling, LLC Receives 2019 Best of Chandler Award

CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pride Remodeling, LLC has been selected for the 2019 Best of Chandler Award in the General Contractor category by the Chandler Award Program. They offer everything from the ground up to include small home improvements all the way up to additions and new builds.

The World’s Largest Animated Holiday Light Show is Coming to Glendale

GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — World of Illumination, the world’s largest drive-through animated light show, is breaking ground today at its brand new location in Glendale. Located at the Westgate Shopping Center, the new attraction features nearly 2 million lights and is fully synchronized to popular and beloved holiday music, creating an unforgettable, magical experience for people of all ages.

ACE Home Services Providing Support for Urban Farm Program at St. Vincent De Paul’s 2019 Fall Festival

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 17, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It’s the second edition of the Urban Farm Program at St. Vincent de Paul’s 2019 Fall Festival. ACE Home Services will be providing resources, supplies, and other benefits for the less fortunate in the society.

Restaurant Purchasing Report 2019 – Over 550 Independent Operators Share Their Experience and Insights Regarding Purchasing

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 5, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has published the report of their 2019 Restaurant Purchasing Survey. This report focuses on restaurant purchasing, summarizing input from over 550 independent operators regarding their purchasing, including where operators purchase, involvement in group purchasing organizations (GPOs), the prevalence and benefits of prime vendor relationships, and the rationale and satisfaction with prime vendors.

Arizona Department of Housing Congratulates the Recipients of the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 21, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arizona Department of Housing presented the 2019 Brian Mickelsen Housing Hero Awards at a recognition ceremony in Scottsdale on August 21. The ceremony was held in conjunction with the 16th Annual Arizona Housing Forum; the premier industry event for housing and community development professionals in the state.

First-ever Southeast Arizona New Vintners Harvest Festival Set for September 21 at Kief Joshua Vineyards

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On September 21, 2019, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will be hosting the First Annual Southeast Arizona New Vintners Wine Growers Harvest Festival at their vineyard in Elgin, Arizona (located at 370 Elgin Road, Elgin, AZ 85611). Eight Arizona-based wineries and vineyards will be in attendance, pouring some of the state’s newest wines available, alongside two local bands on stage, gourmet food from local eateries and a variety of retail vendors.

Arizona Lottery Pooling Service Continues Winning Streak

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PowerPick Players Club announced today that one of its Mega Millions pools, with the Megaplier option, hit 5 numbers. The prize was $30,000, just 1 number away from $137 million and three months ago, the club won its 3rd Fantasy 5 jackpot.

EPIC Insurance Brokers Further Expands Southwest Operations into Arizona

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. and PHOENIX, Ariz., July 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the expansion of their operations in the Southwest with the hiring of Client Manager Luke Aschermann, Property & Casualty Claims Manager Norma Brehm, and Principal/Senior Client Advocate Belinda Lopes. All join EPIC from Willis Towers Watson.

Edupoint Educational Systems Makes ‘Top Companies to Work for in Arizona’ List for the Fourth Year

MESA, Ariz., June 12, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, an industry leader in K-12 student information and learning management, has once again earned a spot among the 2019 azcentral.com(R) Top Companies to Work for In Arizona. The 2019 list marks the fourth time Edupoint has been recognized.

Arizona Hemp Consultants Obtains the Very First Industrial Hemp Growing License in Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Effective May 31, 2019 Arizona legalized the growing and processing of industrial hemp in Arizona, and on that date at 9 a.m. Arizona Hemp Consultants obtained the very first license to grow and harvest hemp in the State.

Restaurant Delivery Report – Nearly 1,000 Independent Restaurant Operators Share Profitability and Challenges with Delivery

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 4, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com’s published results of their 2019 Restaurant Delivery Survey focuses on the growing trend of restaurant delivery and summarizes input gathered from nearly 1,000 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their experiences with self-delivery and third-party service providers, and their insights regarding restaurant delivery.

Arizona Lottery Pooling Service Hits 3rd Fantasy 5 Jackpot

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 14, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — PowerPick Players Club, the oldest and most established lottery service provider in the USA, with an A+ Rating by the Better Business Bureau, serving Arizona lottery players, announced today that one of its pools won the Fantasy 5 Jackpot. This latest jackpot win makes the 3rd Fantasy 5 jackpot won by the club.

Registration Now Open for First Annual Arizona Truck Pull – Fundraiser to Support Move For Hunger

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Move For Hunger announced today that registration is now open for the first annual Arizona Truck Pull. The event, in which teams of 5-10 will compete to see who can pull a moving truck 100 feet in the fastest time, will be hosted by Beltmann Relocation Group and the Arizona Relocation Alliance at Uncle Bear’s Brewery in Gilbert on April 13, 2019 from 2 – 6 p.m.

Mold Inspection Sciences Phoenix Announces Their New Expanded Testing Capabilities to Offer FLIR Infrared Camera Technology

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 6, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mold Inspection Sciences (MIS) today announces the rollout of FLIR E6 Infrared Cameras across Mold Inspection Sciences service areas throughout Phoenix. The introduction of this advanced, non-invasive technology allows MIS field teams to zero in on and identify potential sources of moisture during testing and sampling investigations.

Restaurant Results and Outlook Survey: Over 700 Independent Operators Share Their 2018 Results and Plans for 2019

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2019 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. This is the third consecutive Outlook Report which summarizes input gathered from over 700 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2018 financial performance, as well as their optimism about 2019.

C.A.I. Cardiologists Shares the Symptoms of Heart Disease and Arrhythmia and When to See a Doctor

MESA, Ariz., Dec. 3, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C.A.I., A Cardiovascular and Arrhythmia Institute cardiology clinic in Mesa, Arizona shares tips to recognize warning signs when it’s time to see a cardiologist. Approximately one in four individuals die from heart disease each year in the U.S., with coronary heart disease being the most common. (VIDEO)

Edupoint Selects Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska for Third Annual Partner for Life Award

MESA, Ariz., Nov. 26, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, is pleased to announce that its 2018 Partner for Life Award has been awarded to Lincoln Public Schools in Lincoln, Nebraska.

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Restaurant? 350 Independent Restaurant Owners Share Their 2018 Startup Costs and Financial Performance

PHOENIX, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Cost to Open a Restaurant Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 350 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their startup costs as well as their financial performance.

Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff Celebrates Grand Opening as Flagstaff’s Only Luxury Brand Dealership

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Sept. 12, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mercedes-Benz of Flagstaff, part of Martin Automotive Group, celebrates their Grand Opening on September 21, 2018 as Flagstaff’s only luxury dealership. The Grand Opening event will bring together distinguished guests in the city, including the mayor, along with the invited public to celebrate the business in the beautiful state of the art facility.

Dr. Marchand Awarded World Record for Hysterectomy through the Smallest Incision Ever

MESA, Ariz., Sept. 4, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Record Academy today Awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand, of Marchand Institute for Minimally Invasive Surgery, a world record for performing hysterectomy through the smallest incision ever. The surgery involved removal of a uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes all through an incision the diameter of an AAA battery. The record was awarded after a lengthy verification process performed by the academy to verify the results.

Cliff Co adds Lansing Hollow Spindle Lathe Expanding Its Specialty Services

GLENDALE, Ariz., April 17, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Lansing is a machine with specialized abilities usually utilized by large oil companies, says Cliff Co, LLC. The big dual chucks and large diameter hollow spindle tailor it for holding and repairing otherwise daunting diameters of pipe and shafting. Lathes of these capacities have earned a reputation and sub category known as “Oil Country” lathes.

Leading experts select Tucson to host education summit

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Institute for Teacher Education invites educators to a 2-day summit on Classroom Management and Student Engagement & Motivation at The Radisson Suites Tucson March 2-3, 2018. Through research-based tools and strategies, educators will be equipped to calm the classroom and motivate the unmotivated learner.

Profitability in 2017 and Optimism in 2018: Over 880 U.S. Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2018

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 31, 2018 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com has released the report of their 2018 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 880 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their 2017 financial performance as well as their 2018 expectations.

Arizona Surgeon Invents and Performs World Record Setting Cancer Surgery

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The World Record Academy recently awarded Dr. Greg J. Marchand and his surgical team a world record for removing a 17-centimeter cancerous ovarian tumor using only small incisions in the abdomen, a technique called a laparoscopy. While removing cysts and tumors using laparoscopic surgery is a standard practice, Dr. Marchand said it is rare to use the technique in conjunction with an ovarian cancer staging procedure.

Edupoint Partners with Certica Solutions to Expand Synergy Assessment with Navigate Item Bank

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 12, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has partnered with Certica Solutions to offer the Navigate Item Bank(TM) to client districts using Edupoint’s Synergy Assessment solution. The optional Navigate Item Bank can be accessed within the Synergy Assessment interface.

Wine Lovers and Community Invited to Winegrowers Festival at The Farm

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 5, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Arizona Wine Growers Association today announced its 2017 lineup of vineyards for the Festival at the Farm, Saturday, November 11. The event will offer various wine tastings, displays and food from Arizona restaurants and retailers. Discussions will focus on how wine growers engage customers in their brands and enhance the shopping experience through innovation, technology and techniques for meeting evolving consumer preferences.

Now Hiring: Over 400 Independent Restaurant Owners Share What They do to Recruit their Best Employees

PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 27, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner today released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Recruiting Survey. The report summarizes input gathered from over 400 independent restaurant owners and operators regarding their proven recruiting practices.

Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) Elected New Board Members

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) has announced the election and the re-election of members to its Board of Directors and officers for term through 2018. AWGA is governed by 8 growers in three districts who serve 1 or 2 year terms.

Kief-Joshua Vineyards Wine Tasting Room Grand Opening in Willcox, AZ

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) is officially opening its gates and inviting the public to join them on September 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Willcox tasting room, located at 4923 E. Arzberger Road. The grand opening will feature wine flights, wines or sangria by the glass, small bites pairings and a local pistachio farmer

Mesa Public Schools (AZ) Expands Edupoint Synergy Solution to Include Online Registration

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Mesa Public Schools to implement the company’s Synergy Online Registration solution. Synergy Online Registration will augment Mesa’s existing implementation of the fully-integrated Synergy Education Platform.

Music, Wine and Good Spirits at 2017 Sonoita Wine Country Harvest Fest on August 26 in Arizona

ELGIN, Ariz., Aug. 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Kief-Joshua Vineyards (KJV) will host its eighth annual Magdelena Bash & Harvest Festival on August 26, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their Elgin tasting room, located at 370 Elgin Road. This festival will feature live music all day long, food vendors and artwork, henna tattoo artists and more.

TriWest Healthcare Alliance Receives Three Full URAC Accreditations for Quality Standards

PHOENIX, Ariz., May 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TriWest Healthcare Alliance announced today it earned full URAC accreditations for its Health Utilization Management and Case Management programs, and full reaccreditation for its Health Network. The accreditation standards establish key quality benchmarks for core business practices and managed care programs.

Edupoint’s Growth in Arizona Continues with Creighton School District’s Selection of Synergy

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 30, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Edupoint(R) Educational Systems, creator of the industry-leading Synergy(R) Education Platform for K-12 student information and learning management, has been selected by Creighton School District to implement the company’s Synergy Student Information System – replacing Infinite Campus(R).

Boom or Bust? Over 500 Independent Restaurant Owners Voice Their Thoughts on 2017

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com released the results of their 2017 Independent Restaurant Outlook Survey. The results summarize input gathered from over 500 independent restaurant owners regarding their restaurant outlook for 2017. The results indicate independent restaurant owners are optimistic about 2017, a theme supported by a majority who plan to grow and invest in their restaurant business in 2017.

1,190 Independent Restaurant Owners Share Their Thoughts on Over 100 POS System Brands

PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com released the 2017 POS Survey Report today. The report summarizes input gathered from 1,190 independent restaurant owners from around the world regarding over 100 different brands of POS systems, focusing on several critical aspects including cost, installation and support experience, and features. The results of this survey provide unique insight into the POS system market and emerging trends, all of which are valuable to independent restaurant owners.