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Arizona Corporation Commission to hear public comments on Brooke Water Company issues

The Arizona Corporation Commission said it will meet Thursday to allow comments from customers of Brooke Water Company regarding the company's lack of communication regarding an outage, general service and billing issues.

Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division says temporary replacement IDs, driver's licenses can be printed at home

The Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) is allowing customers applying for a duplicate driver's license or ID card to print temporary credentials at home on regular paper.

Nextiva to host NextCon business conference in Scottsdale

Scottsdale-based Nextiva, a cloud communications company, is hosting NextCon, a technology and business conference being held Nov. 14-16 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.

Glendale Chamber of Commerce named mayor's Business of the Week

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers recently named the Glendale Chamber of Commerce as Business of the Week.

Court denies bid to halt South Mountain Freeway project, work remains on track

The U.S. District Court in Phoenix denied an attempt to halt construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in a court order released last week, and work on the project remains on track.

Greater Phoenix Chamber honors three businesswomen with ATHENA awards

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced the three winners of 2016 ATHENA awards at its 29th annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon last week.

Franks honored for efforts to secure energy assistance funds

U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) was honored last week at the 2016 Arizona Utility Partners (AZUP) Summit in Scottsdale, where AZUP members —  Arizona Public Service, Electrical District No. 3, Global Water Resources Inc., Salt River Project, Southwest Gas Corporation, Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Energy Services met with tribal, state and community leaders to discuss some of the state's biggest issues.

Drought, water-loss workshops aimed at Arizona water utilities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its state partners, the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona (WIFA), Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) and Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC), are sponsoring three drought and water loss workshops for drinking-water utilities next week.

Trinnovate Ventures partners with companies to improve health care options

Trinnovate Ventures Inc., an organization focused on boosting health care innovation, has partnered with four companies and is on the lookout for more.

Case study proposes solutions to Arizona teacher shortage

The Arizona Chamber Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and A for Arizona have released a case study proposing a new way to address the state's teacher shortage.

Tucson Metro Chamber commemorates 120th anniversary with time-capsule celebration

The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in southern Arizona, is celebrating its 120th year of leadership and advocacy.

Streamlining pays off at ADOT Tucson equipment repair shop

As the Arizona Department of Transportation responds to Gov. Doug Ducey’s call for state agencies to continuously improve all aspects of their operations, employees at the Tucson Equipment Services shop have implemented multiple ways to handle their jobs more efficiently.

McGibney named regional general manager for KB Home's Arizona projects

KB Home has appointed Rob McGibney as regional general manager for Arizona.

Guest Commentary: New FDA regulation threatens future of AZ vaping industry

Chuck Schmidt, president of the Market Freedom Alliance, writes that "a provision in new rules by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), called the “predicate date,” will force all vapor products produced after 2007 to undergo a costly and time-consuming approval process."

Bell Road bridge over Grand Avenue in Surprise set to open this month

The Bell Road overpass at Grand Avenue (US 60) in Surprise is on track to reopen Nov. 22 in time for holiday season, though unexpected delays could occur, such as extreme weather issues.

McCain disappointed over Defense Department, Lockheed Martin talks over jet fighter contract

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said last week that he is disappointed with negotiations between the Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin that led to a contract involving F-35 jet fighters.

Greater Phoenix Chamber seeking nominees for IMPACT Awards

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its 2017 IMPACT Awards, which honor Valley organizations for the positive impact they have made on the area's business community.

Plans to study proposed North-South Corridor project in Pinal County moving forward

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) said Monday that plans to study a proposed highway in Pinal County are moving forward thanks to a new environmental review process that can be implemented while the project awaits funding.

Tucson Electric Power seeks bids for a large solar power system

Tucson Electric Power (TEP) said last week it is seeking bids to design and build large renewable energy resources such as a community-scale solar array that could supply power to more than 20,000 homes.

Greater Phoenix Chamber offers tips to help businesses prepare for Generation Z employees

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is sharing tips to help businesses prepare for the arrival of jobseekers from Generation Z — those born from the mid-1990s to early 2000s — after the chamber polled several business representatives and asked them for suggestions on what businesses should expect when this generation enters the workforce.

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