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First Credit Union Chairman Jose Luis Carrera dies at age 83

Jose Luis Carrera Sr., board of directors chairman for Chandler-based First Credit Union (FCU), died June 2 at age 83.

Greater Arizona Better Business Bureau among top companies to work for in the state

For the fourth year in a row, the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Arizona (BBB) has been named one of the top companies to work for in Arizona.

Phoenix-based Apollo Education Group teams up with Center for Creative Leadership to launch online class for managers

The Center for Creative Leadership (CLC) and Phoenix-based Apollo Education Group have launched Frontline Leader Impact, an online training program designed to meet leadership development needs of first-level managers.

Dexcom to build manufacturing plant in Mesa

Dexcom Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, said this week it is building a 180,000-square-foot manufacturing facility near Mesa for its growing business.

Arizona Corporation Commission considers adopting a code of ethics

Arizona Corporation Commissioner Tom Forese has taken steps for the commission to create and adopt a code of ethics. 

Arizona Corporation Commission to create two railroad inspector jobs

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) recently voted to create two railroad inspector positions in the safety division to improve railroad safety.

Blue Oak Energy installs net-zero solar project at REI's center in Goodyear

Specialty outdoor retailer REI has completed a 2.2 megawatt rooftop solar installation at its new distribution center in Goodyear which is expected to offset 100 percent of the facility’s annual electricity consumption.

Safety upgrades approved for rail crossings in Mesa, Nogales

The Arizona Corporation Commission recently approved safety upgrades for two Union Pacific Railroad crossings in Mesa and a crossing in Nogales.

Westwood acquires Tempe-based Site Consultants

Westwood, ranked as the nation’s ninth architecture, engineering and construction firm by Zweig Group, said this week it is expanding its local operations with the acquisition of Tempe engineering and surveying firm Site Consultants Inc.

Arizona Department of Transportation working on cutting wait times at Motor Vehicle Division locations

As part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's (ADOT) commitment to continuous improvement, the Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is using the Phoenix West office at 51st Avenue and Indian School Road for a test program for cutting the out-the-door times in half.

Arizona schools win EPA air quality flag challenge

Arizona schools recently won the EPA's Spring Air Quality Flag Program Challenge designed to protect people's health.

UniSource offers new mobile-friendly outage information map

UniSource Energy Services (UES), whose parent is Tucson-based UNS Energy, recently released a mobile-friendly outage map that shows real-time updates about local electric service interruptions.

Two chambers partner with two alternative lenders to boost small business growth in Arizona

The Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have entered a multifaceted partnership with two companies in the alternative lending space: Fundera and The Credit Junction.

Johnson Controls celebrates 10th anniversary of its Yuma distribution center

Johnson Controls celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its battery distribution center in Yuma with a ceremony for employees last week.

Greater Phoenix chamber opposes initiative for $12 an hour minimum wage

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce opposes the passage of Arizona’s Fair Wages and Healthy Families Act initiative, which would increase Arizona’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 and mandate that all employers provide workers with paid sick leave.

Walgreens halts Theranos Wellness Center services at its Arizona stores

Walgreens said Sunday it is is terminating its relationship with Theranos and closing the operations at all 40 Theranos Wellness Centers at its Arizona stores.

Arizona Public Service mobile app offers customers energy information, access to bill payment

Arizona Public Service (APS) now offers a free mobile app that allows its customers to convenient access to account management and more.

Arizona committed to upping trade with Mexico

Arizona is working to ensure the state is Mexico’s preferred business partner, according to the Arizona-Mexico Commission (AMC) , the state commission charged with forging trade ties along the border.

Arizonans feeling sting of out-of-pocket cost increases under Obamacare

The average annual state premium and deductible increase for 2015 silver plans in the exchanges was $225. In Arizona, however, the average increase is $866.

Barrett-Jackson welcomes new executive VP of growth, strategy

Barrett-Jackson, known for "The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions," has hired Ken Cranston as executive vice president of growth and strategy.

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