Archive for September, 2009

Ken Burns’ Saga on America’s National Parks Airing This Week

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 26, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Where’s my backpack? A hike in our national forests is at the top of my list of things to do, and soon. I watched the Grand Canyon’s colors come alive during a brisk November sunrise, and I enjoyed hiking among the ancient redwood giants in the Muir Woods National […]

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica in Phoenix Expected to Draw Thousands

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 18. 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – A three-quarter-scale replica of the Vietnam Memorial is on display this weekend at Phoenix Memorial Park and Mortuary in north Phoenix. Since it was created in 1990, the traveling Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall – inscribed with the names of more than 58,000 U.S. soldiers who died in Vietnam – has […]

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Yuma, Flagstaff Join Arizona’s ‘Sun Corridor’ Economic Growth Program

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 17, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. –The Greater Yuma Economic Development Corp. and the city of Flagstaff have joined Phoenix and Tucson in bringing jobs to Arizona’s Sun Corridor, a move that aligns the state’s key metro markets under a common goal. The addition of the two groups strengthens the effort to recruit high-wage […]

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Foreclosures Still Flooding Metro Phoenix Housing Market

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE TEMPE, Ariz. – More homes are being sold in the Phoenix area now than last year, but the market is still flooded with foreclosures. That’s according to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The report shows one foreclosure happening for every two […]

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Teddy Bears Join Visitors at a Healing Field in Arizona

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 11, 2009 TEMPE, Ariz. – A visitor in a Department City of New York (FDNY) t-shirt stops to read the card on one of 3,000 American flags in a Healing Field honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.She stopped at one flag to read about a victim. She continued walking and stopping, […]

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New Arizona Company Completing High-Profile Commercial Developments

Mike Padgett -

Sept. 10, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Former Opus West executives Jamie Godwin and Craig Zupancic have formed a commercial real estate consulting firm with a subsidiary offering a variety of contractor services. The consulting firm is The Richard Solomon Group, or RSG. Its services include process development, operational management, design and engineering management, and project […]

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Rider Levett Bucknall Challenging Approaches to ‘Green Building’ Concepts

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 9, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – Global property and construction consultant Rider Levett Bucknall is challenging owners and builders to rethink their approach to green building practices. While sustainable design standards such as LEED, BREEAM and Green Star are a welcome step in the right direction, they only deal with part of what […]

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Mesquite Corporate Center in Scottsdale sold for $10 million

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 9, 2009 PHOENIX, Ariz. – CB Richard Ellis has negotiated the sale of Mesquite Corporate Center, a class A, multi-tenant office building at 14646 N. Kierland Blvd. Barry Gabel and Mindy Korth of CBRE’s Phoenix office represented the seller, Mesquite Corporate Partners, an Arizona LLC with offices in New Jersey, in structuring […]

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New light rail system in metro Phoenix attracts riders new to transit

Mike Padgett -

PRESS RELEASE Sept. 3, 2009 PHOENIX – Thirty-five percent of METRO riders in Arizona’s largest urban region are new to mass transit, according to a survey. This figure and others came out of a survey in April of more than 3,100 passengers ranging from regular commuters, students, seniors and recreational users. The survey showed that […]

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