Archive for May, 2009

Discount Store Carved into Offices; Blackstone Accepting Other Clubs’ Golfers

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May 29, 2009 Closed Sam’s Club converted into offices PHOENIX, Ariz. – A Pennsylvania company is renovating a closed Sam’s Club building in north Phoenix into CrossRoads Corporate Center, a large back office building. Kossman Development Co. of Pittsburgh plans to have the 105,000-square-foot project complete in August. The $800,000 redevelopment includes adding 120 windows […]

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Arizona’s First Transplant Patient Helped Others, Despite Her Medical Challenges

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May 19, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – The young social worker’s courage kept pace with her fear, but her energy level was reaching empty. She was in pain, racing to an Arizona hospital. Her kidneys were failing. It was early 1969. She was 25, the youngest in the family. “It was horrible, that’s all I remember,” […]

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Greater Phoenix Metro Region Among Nation’s Top 10 Places for New Grads

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Press Release May 13, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – As President Barack Obama welcomes the more than 8,000 graduates of Arizona State University to ‘the real world’ at today’s commencement at Sun Devil Stadium, those who choose to stay in the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Area might feel a bit more confident. Apartments.com and CBcampus.com have named […]

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New Economic Partnership Forged to Promote Southern Arizona

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May 22, 2009 TUCSON, Ariz. – Two economic groups are combining their efforts to promote development initiatives in southern Arizona. The Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities Inc., called TREO, today announced a new regional partnership with the Sierra Vista Economic Development Foundation, or SVEDF. “During this time of economic recession, it’s important to band together with […]

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Arizona Company Chosen for Army’s Soldier Recovery Center in Texas

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May 11, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – An Arizona construction company has received a contract for the first phase of a $57 million Warriors in Transition Complex at Fort Bliss, Texas. Sundt Construction Co. of Tempe, Ariz., was chosen for the $30 million initial phase by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Design work is to […]

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Arizona Diamondbacks adding more ‘green’ to Chase Field

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May 7, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Before the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2011, the Arizona Diamondbacks and energy consultants plan to add more “green” to Chase Field than just its infield. The team is working with Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants in Phoenix to increase the energy efficiency of the 12-year-old sports arena. […]

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New Business Helps Protect Vacant Homes from Thieves and Squatters

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May 4, 2009 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – It was a whisper that launched an Arizona couple’s unique business in one of the nation’s toughest real estate markets. John and Cyndee Bezik were seated in a Scottsdale church. His real estate business, like many others, was stalled, as was her interior design work. Cyndee leans over to John […]

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Solar Project Energizing Arizona State University’s West Campus

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May 3, 2009 PRESS RELEASE PHOENIX, Ariz. – Arizona State University is turning to the sun to provide 3.3 megawatts of renewable energy for its West Valley campus. The solar panel project will be on open space on the West campus and will meet nearly all of its energy needs, said David Brixen, ASU interim vice president […]

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An Arizona City Starting Work on its First City Hall Since 1980s

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May 1, 2009 CHANDLER, Ariz. – One of the few cities in Arizona working without a city hall is about to change that situation. On May 8, officials from Chandler will break ground for its future. Joining them will be executives from the Phoenix office of SmithGroup, which designed the city’s new city hall, and […]

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