Awards & People

AZ Ranked Third Most Favorable State For Aerospace Manufacturing

  Via The long-term forecast for the aerospace and defense industry looks bright, with the industry having reported a notable increase in both revenues and profits for 2016. Air passenger travel is exceeding expectations and there is demand for increases in aircraft, engine and parts manufacturing. As aerospace companies continue to expand, they will be looking to invest in certain regions. PwC recently released its fourth annual Aerospace Manufacturing

UA Wins $4.8 Million Grant To Work On Valley Fever Vaccine For Dogs

Via The University of Arizona has secured $4.8 million in federal money to fund a canine vaccine against valley fever. The live vaccine was invented by UA fungal geneticist Marc Orbach, is called delta-CPS1. It is a mutant sport that has already protected mice from valley fever. The grant from the National Institutes of Health is for four years and could bring the vaccine to market for dogs in

Three Women Brewing Great Arizona Beer

Via Leah Huss, co-owner, Huss Brewing 1520 W. Mineral Rd. Tempe, AZ 85283 480-264-7611 After nearly 15 years co-owning Papago Brewing in Scottsdale (7107 E. McDowell Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257; 480-425-7439;, Leah Huss and her husband, Jeff, launched Huss Brewing in 2013. Many regard Papago as one of the pioneers of Arizona’s brewery world. Founded in 2001 as a bottle shop and homebrew supply store, Papago is to beer

Via CHANDLER, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Arizona Bioindustry Association will honor Laurence Hurley, PhD, of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy as the Arizona Bioscience Researcher of the Year at the 2017 AZBio Awards. Arizona life science and business leaders, as well as guests from across the nation, will recognize Dr. Hurley for his legacy of work that has made a significant clinical impact to improve patients’ lives. Hurley is

Brothers Launch Mission To Help Veterans Through Mesa Cider Business

Via MESA, AZ – Jason Duren has been through more than most of us can fathom. While serving as a Marine Sergeant in Afghanistan, he hit two IEDs, suffering two traumatic brain injuries in five days. “When I came back life was obviously a little bit different,” he said. Duren was medically discharged. Through his intensive speech and cognitive processing treatment, he found a hobby making hard apple cider

New Executive Director Looks To Grow Tech Council

Via Jeff Sales wasn’t looking for a job last spring when he heard the Arizona Technology Council was looking for a new executive director for Southern Arizona. Sales is a partner in a small tech firm but found he had extra time, so when a couple of friends told him the Tech Council opening would be right up his alley, he checked it out. “I went through what they

Made in Arizona: This Valley Business Negotiates Car Prices For You

Via SCOTTSDALE, AZ- The day Kirk Lipson’s son wanted to buy a car, he knew what kind of car he wanted to get but when it came to the financing part of it, he was clueless. That’s when Lipson’s idea for a new business came to life. “My son is like many millennials, incredibly smart but when it came to financing he was completely lost,” said Lipson, president and CEO

Via (Lake Havasu City, AZ) Better Business Bureau (BBB) has a century-long reputation of building trust in the marketplace and now is looking to help build better businesses from the ground up through entrepreneur programs. To lead its new effort, BBB Serving Central, Northern and Western Arizona welcomes Kimberly Roland as Director of Entrepreneur Programs. Roland joins the organization as the Director of Entrepreneur Programs. The new director will

UA-Caterpillar Partnership Celebrates 1st Year

Via The first 12 professionals to complete a new executive training program at the University of Arizona have received their certificates, and a second cohort is on the way in only two weeks. The inaugural class of the Mining 360 Program met on campus Wednesday to present its capstone projects and participate in an awards ceremony attended by UA President Robert C. Robbins, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Juan

4 Arizona Companies Crack 2017 Fortune 500 List

Via The Fortune 500 is a list of the top companies in the United States, sorted by revenue earned in the past fiscal year. The top of the list is full of familiar names, led by Walmart, a company that earned $485 billion in revenue. Rounding out the rest of the top five are Berkshire Hathaway, Apple, ExxonMobil and McKesson. Avnet, which does business across the globe, ranked 108th