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New Institute For Congestive Heart Failure Helps Keep Patients Out Of Hospital

 

Via azcapitoltimes.com

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital has opened its new Institute for Congestive Heart Failure that is being touted as one of the nation’s first of its kind for its comprehensive, patient-centered care.

With a goal of keeping patients out of the hospital, the Institute for Congestive Heart Failure encompasses everything from prevention and early detection using new diagnostics to an array of treatment options, including optimized medications and revolutionary, minimally invasive procedures that help the heart work better.

As the institute’s new medical director, Dr. Kris Vijay leads a multi-disciplinary team of caregivers – from nurses and pharmacists to dietitians and nephrologists (specialists in treating kidney disease).

 

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Downtown Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Continues To Attract Developers, Businesses

 

Via azcentral.com

Boarded-up buildings and weed-filled vacant lots were the norm in metro Phoenix’s oldest historic neighborhood not too long ago.

Now, the 100-plus-year-old Roosevelt District in downtown Phoenix has evolved before our eyes into Roosevelt Row, one of the most popular neighborhoods in not only metro Phoenix but the U.S.

The bustling Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street hub of Roosevelt Row was recently voted the sixth most popular metro Phoenix intersection by Urban Land Institute Arizona. The area didn’t even make the list 10 years ago.

 

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Digital Mattress Company Goes Brick-n-Mortar

 

Via azfamily.com

PHOENIX – It’s a Saturday morning in downtown Gilbert, and, for September, temperatures are still sweltering. The sun beats down as a local farmer’s market sells homemade jams and families walk their dogs. The buzz of couples chattering over brunch can be heard from the sidewalk. But, tucked just behind the restaurants that line Gilbert’s Heritage Square, people line up to be one of the first 100 customers to claim a free Tuft & Needle pillow at the grand opening of its fourth brick-and-mortar location.

Suburban Gilbert doesn’t resemble the hoodie-clad, tech-savvy millennials that fill Tuft & Needle’s headquarters, located about 20 miles away in downtown Phoenix. The crowd is a congregation of middle aged and grey haired people, accompanied by children playing as they wait for their turn to enter the new storefront.

The majority of Tuft & Needle’s marketing is encompassed by defiance of traditional norms in mattress sales, including high pricing and use of materials deemed unnecessary. In addition, its self-proclaimed “disrupt” of the mattress industry was initiated by a unique and unseen business model: online exclusivity.

 

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Markham Contracting Celebrates 40 Years Of Impact

 

Via azbigmedia.com

Markham Contracting Co., Inc., founded in the Phoenix garage of President Mike Markham Sr., in 1977, is celebrating 40 years of helping shape the Southwest landscape.

Projects include the original Hughes Helicopter manufacturing plant, now Mesa Boeing; Phoenix International Raceway; the Omni Montelucia Resort; the Chicago Cubs’ spring training facility; the Wickenburg bypass; Grand Avenue; and Victory at Verrado, to name a few.

As a family-owned grading, paving, wet utility, concrete and general engineering contracting firm, Markham Contracting has left an indelible mark on more than 4,000 municipal, commercial, residential, industrial, and utility developments in Arizona.
 

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Arizona and Phoenix Lead In Small Business Wage Growth

 

Via azbigmedia.com

The Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch shows a modest decline in both small business job and wage growth for November. The Small Business Jobs Index decreased 0.03 percent for the month, 0.10 for the quarter, and 0.52 percent for the year to 99.86. The national index has now been below 100 for five consecutive months. Monthly small business wage growth has slowed since reaching a high of nearly three percent in August. Hourly earnings in November stand at $26.09, a gain of 2.77 percent ($0.70) year-over year.

According to the report, Arizona leads states in wage growth, nearing five percent (4.99 percent) YOY. Southwest metros – including Phoenix, San Diego, and Riverside – also lead hourly earnings growth among national metros with rates well above four percent.

“Though the monthly declines this year have been small, they have been persistent,” said James Diffley, chief regional economist at IHS Markit. “At 99.86, the Small Business Jobs Index indicates employment growth, though steady, is now at the slowest pace since 2011.”

 

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ASU Entrepreneurs Earn Over $250,000 In Investment Funding At Demo Day

 

Via asu.edu

Every entrepreneur wants to make money, but essentially what they’re working to create is a better life for humanity.

Student entrepreneurs at Arizona State University have invented software that tracks when people are in a mental health crisis, a game to help ease childhood anxiety, an innovative pool security monitor and an app that finds nearby parking spaces.

Those were among the two dozen ASU-affiliated startups that won more than $250,000 in investment funding at the Demo Day entrepreneurship competition on Friday. The projects are part of Venture Devils, a program in the Office of Entrepreneurship + Innovation at ASU that provides space, mentorship and access to funding to students, faculty, staff or community members. Nearly 100 ASU-affiliated teams pitched their ventures to a panel of judges at the daylong event, held at SkySong in Scottsdale.

 

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Major Traffic Closure In Southwest Phoenix Will Last For Months

 

Via azfamily.com

The Arizona Department of Transportation will close Southern Avenue between 51st and 67th avenues starting Monday, Nov. 27.

“We’re going to need to have it closed for several months here into the spring while we do the construction on the south half of the interchange. That includes putting at least much of the bridge in place over Southern Avenue,” said Nintzel.

Traffic will be detoured to Baseline and Broadway Roads. Nintzel said the project planners are working with the City of Phoenix on things like the timing of traffic lights, to allow a smooth flow of traffic on those two streets who will pick up the majority of the cars that would normally be on Southern Avenue.

 

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Phoenix Dealership Educates Customers At Home

 

Via carlist.my

With the sheer number of features that cars come equipped with these days, it’s no surprise that many customers can feel a little overwhelmed in trying to learn how everything works; the result is a lot of these features may end up going unused as customers either don’t know they’re there, or simply can’t be bothered to use them. While this problem is becoming less of an issue with things like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay providing seamless integration between smart devices and cars, there are still a number of customers who never even touch features like autonomous parking.

Two years ago, a JD Power survey showed that twenty percent of new car buyers don’t use a significant number of features their cars come equipped with, and what they found is that the first thirty days of an owner’s experience with a car determines whether they want to use in-car features or not. But one Ford dealer in Phoenix, Arizona is taking it upon themselves to fix this- even if it means going to their customers’ driveways personally and spending time with them to explain everything clearly.

It’s called the Start Team, and it comprises of four dedicated individuals that travel directly to customers’ homes at their convenience in order to show them how all of the features in their new purchases work. The Start Team at Sanderson ensures there is always at least one member in the office or in the field, to meet customer demand and members even travel statewide to provide at-home, hands-on training.

 

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WATCO Acquires Cargill Transload Facility In Phoenix

 

Via ajot.com

Pittsburg, KS – Watco Transloading, L.L.C, a wholly owned subsidiary of Watco Companies, L.L.C. (“Watco”), has acquired Cargill Incorporated’s transload facility in Phoenix, Arizona, and is doing business as Watco Terminal & Port Services.

“Our first day of operations (Nov. 15) went very well,” said Senior Vice President of Operations, Doug Manuel. “It was virtually seamless because we were able to bring on all of the employees from the previous third party provider.”

Team members at the facility transload food-grade products from rail to truck and are responsible for food-grade truck washing. Going forward, plans are to bring in new business and offer the food-grade truck cleaning services to other providers.

 

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Bill Gates’ Smart City In Arizona Is Not Smart, Not A City, And Has Little to Do With Bill Gates

 

Via slate.com

Here are some things you should know about the smart city Bill Gates is building in Phoenix.

It’s not a city, nor is it “smart,” nor does the Microsoft founder appear to be involved in any meaningful way. And when outlets like CNBC say it’s in Phoenix, well … the plot of land in question is some 40 miles west of Phoenix, on the western edge of the metropolis’s westernmost suburb.

Still, it appears to be true that Cascade Investment LLC, the firm that manages an uncertain number of billions of Gates’ money, used a subsidiary LLC called Mt. Lemmon Holdings to invest $80 million in a greenfield development project here—if the term can be applied to the very-not-green Arizona desert.

 

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