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KENOSHA, Wis. — When the auto plant here closed, this prosperous Wisconsin port city on Lake Michigan lost more than just its largest employer. Its sense of vitality seemed to drain away, and city leaders set out to find something that would inject life into the brick-storefront downtown while the economy went through a transition.
Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny last week was honored by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council for his leadership in helping increase the region’s economic competitiveness and create a more diversified economy.
Celebrate Mesa, a free, family-friendly party in the park, is back this fall with extended hours and a Halloween theme.
Music can be a way for someone to express him or her self or perhaps a stress reliever; for Tempe’s Connolly Middle School, music is the program that sets the Tempe school’s students apart.
To use a somewhat trite but effective metaphor, if the East Valley-founded Intel MAPS program is a tree, than the acorn it sprouted from is the collection of mouse droppings its founder volunteered to clean up.
Those staging to pull the world back from the brink are in motion. Their visions of hope are taking form. They are the Millennials (born after 1980) and the New Silents (born after 2000).
Mesa sixth graders who demonstrate a high ability in math can take an advance course when the school year begins Wednesday – one with a teacher on the other side of a computer screen.
Local city officials tout economic development plans, education programs and the will to progress as signs of the potential of the East Valley as a major player on the bioscience sector.
CGI Group Inc., a provider of information technology and business process services, announced this week the opening of its newest Global Infrastructure Services support facility at Tempe Crossroads.
UPWARD & ONWARD
As music students at Arizona State University, Zack Clark and Nick Villalobos wanted to create something funky and different.
It's one of the saving graces of "Pacific Rim," Guillermo del Toro's new mega-budget monsters vs. robots extravaganza, that at a key juncture, it knows how to make fun of itself.
The recent announcements that over the next few years Nationstar will bring 1,200 jobs to Chandler and OnTrac will add 850 jobs to Chandler points to the efforts the city has made to secure more business opportunities for the community, its economic development director told the Tribune last week.
Joss Whedon's bare-bones "Much Ado About Nothing" is the cinematic equivalent of Shakespeare in the parking lot — and proof, again, that it doesn't take much doing to bring Shakespeare to life.
Garmin has spent more than four years as a Chandler renter. Now, the company plans to build its own home and become a permanent resident.
NEW YORK — Thomas Sohmers, 17, of Hudson, Mass., has been working at a research lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since he was 13, developing projects ranging from augmented reality eyewear to laser communications systems. This spring, his mom, Penny Mills, let him drop out of 11th grade. She says she "could see how much of the work he was doing at school wasn't relevant to what he wanted to learn."
With a deep inhale and wide smile, Jordan Beck let out the worst-kept secret in Arizona high school softball, and came as close as anyone wearing black and red to acknowledging the history that’s been made on the east end of Brown Road.
Time marches on.
BOOM! ... And then BUST!
General Motors will open a new information technology innovation center in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler and begin hiring what will eventually be 1,000 high-tech employees to staff the new location beginning in April, the company announced Wednesday.
Where everyone else spent most of last January debating which team would be victorious at Super Bowl XLVII, I was busy trying to predict which movies would win big at the 85th annual Academy Awards. In many respects, the Oscars feel like a sporting event as nominees tirelessly campaign to win and award analyzers place bets on which horse will cross the finish line.
Mesa Mayor Scott Smith took the opportunity at the recent state of the city breakfast to laud some of the city’s triumphs over the past four years, and to lay out a direction for the future.
It was less than three years ago that Mesa’s The Gold Mine Radio station finally received its FCC license — following a 12-year effort.
Marilyn Monroe. The Rolling Stones. And Bond — James Bond. What do they have in common?