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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality presenting two webinars during National Pollution Prevention Week

National Pollution Prevention (P2) Week is the third week of September, and in Arizona, P2 Week is a time for residents and business owners to learn how to protect the environment by using fewer toxic chemicals, reducing water and energy consumption and generating less waste.

Arizona Corporation Commission investigates Brooke Water company after three-day water outage

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) is investigating Brooke Water LLC, a water system north of Parker, after customers experienced nearly three days without water service during triple-digit temperatures.

Arizona Corporation Commission to discuss utilities at upcoming open meetings

The Arizona Corporation Commission will host an open meeting that spans two days -- Sept. 7 and 8 -- each beginning at 10 a.m. at Hearing Room One on the first floor of the commission building, 1200 W. Washington St. in Phoenix.

Diamondbacks employees discuss creating fan experience, giving back to community at mixer

A team from the Arizona Diamondbacks front office spoke at a recent Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Valley Young Professionals (VYP) mixer about the joy of giving back to the community.

Grijalva applauds progress of Every Student Succeeds Act

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has issued a statement praising the proposed regulations announced by the Department of Education, which will ensure that federal funds offered through Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) will supplement -- and not supplant -- state and local funds.

Phoenix Children's Hospital shines light on National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Phoenix Children's Hospital is 'going gold' in support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month for all of September.

Tucson ranks third for continual job growth among cities of its size

According to an article in Bloomberg, quoted by Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Michael Varney, Tucson ranks third for the best year-over-year job growth among cities with populations of 500,000 or greater.

National Beer Wholesalers Association recognizes importance of beer distribution workers

This Labor Day weekend, the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) and independent beer distributors in Arizona are recognizing beer distribution employees whose work positively affects state and national economies.

Rooftop solar increases non-solar energy bills, state legislator says

State Sen. Debbie Lesko (R-Peoria) said the only real surprise she noticed in a recent study of how much net-metering costs non-solar customers was just how high that cost turned out to be.

McCain concerned after Phoenix Health Plans leaves insurance marketplace

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he is concerned after Phoenix Health Plans Inc. announced that it will leave the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, marketplace in Arizona for 2017, leaving only one provider in the health care program for residents of Maricopa County next year.

Chris Smith Investments, Wilde Wealth Management join forces

Payson-based Chris Smith Investments has joined resources with Wilde Wealth Management since the two firms share a vision.

U.S. House passes "slush funds" bill co-sponsored by Rep. Trent Franks

The bill, H.R. 5063, the Stop Settlement Slush Funds Act of 2016, targets a loophole that allows settlement agreements reached with the Department of Justice to include payments to groups unaffected by the action being settled.

Joint venture acquires 11,000 acres for planned community in Buckeye

A joint venture involving Quantum Capital of Phoenix; Dolphin Partners Inc. of Irvine, California; and Bixby Bridge Capital of Northbrook, Illinois, has purchased an 11,000-acre site for a planned community in Buckeye, Arizona, from Stardust Holdings and a related charitable foundation.

Ducey to speak at Arizona Bioindustry Association Awards in Phoenix

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will speak before life-science, education and business leaders assembled to celebrate the 11th annual Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) Awards on Sept. 21 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Gallego congratulates Chicanos Por La Causa for receiving grant to aid business, job growth

U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) recently congratulated Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC) after the community human and economic development organization based in Phoenix was awarded an $800,000 grant to support job creation and economic development.

Chandler-based SalesLyft teams up with My Digital Shield to bolster cybersecurity offerings

Chandler-based SalesLyft and My Digital Shield (MDS) are teaming up to provide cybersecurity enablement to mobility service providers through a partnership that will help expand the market reach of MDS while strengthening SalesLyft's cybersecurity offerings to nationwide partners and dealers.

Tucson chamber hoping to expand paid summer internship program

Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Superintendent H.T. Sanchez and several local business leaders helped create a paid summer internship program for incoming TUSD high school seniors, the Tucson Metro Chamber said last week.

Aligned Data Centers to receive discounted electricity at new data center in North Phoenix

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) approved a service agreement allowing Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to provide electric service to Aligned Data Centers LLC at a reduced rate to help encourage growth of the economy.

Tucson chamber CEO says Tucson voting system ruled constitutional, but it is not fair

Tucson Metro Chamber President and CEO Mike Varney said in his latest online essay that this type of voting system means election outcomes will be determined by citywide political party registration, rather than the preferences of voters in each ward.

Salt River Project campaign to plant 100 trees for each Cardinals touchdown

Salt River Project will pay to plant 100 ponderosa pine trees for every touchdown the Arizona Cardinals score this football season through SRP's Trees for Touchdowns campaign.

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