Members in the Media

Stay up-to-date with our Members and how their leadership role in the community is creating a stronger downtown for a better Phoenix.


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Please contact Leah Tan, Communications & Events Coordinator, at for more information on how your organization can be featured on our Members in the Media page.


01/29/2019 — Transwestern


The Phoenix Transwestern office welcomes Jim Fijan to the team to serve as executive managing partner.


01/26/2019 — University of Arizona College of Medicine


Over 9,000 children and parents attended the fifth annual Connect2STEM at the University of Arizona College of Medicine —Phoenix campus in downtown Phoenix.


01/18/2019 — Habitat for Humanity & Quicken Loans


Habitat for Humanity and Quicken Loans have paired up to revitalize the oldest neighborhood in Phoenix.


01/18/2019 — Phoenix Suns


A new grant opportunity is available for local non-profit organizations to apply for. Organizations can apply for more than $1 million in funding.


01/15/2019 — Phoenix Chorale


“Pathways to Devotion,” led by Artistic Director Finalist Christopher Gabbitas, opens up in February and is inspired by the musical works of the Renaissance Era.


01/12/2019 — Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children


Rosie’s House gifts low income children with music.


01/05/2019 — Friends of the Orpheum Theatre


The historic Orpheum Theatre in Downtown Phoenix celebrates its 90th birthday. Happy Birthday Orpheum Theatre!


01/04/2019 — Phoenix Sky Harbor


John S. McCain III Terminal, the newly renovated concourse Terminal 3 opens up at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.


01/04/2019 — Circle the City


Circle the City, healthcare for the homeless, recognized for its efforts in providing care for the homeless population.


01/04/2019 — Arizona Public Service


Don Brandt, Chairman and CEO of Arizona Public Service, is selected as 2018 Businessperson of the Year by Phoenix Business Journal.


01/03/2019 — Phoenix Art Museum


Phoenix Art Museum received a collection of Latin American Art.


11/27/2018 — LaneTerralever


The newly renovated office for LaneTerralever embraces the firms creativity.


11/23/2018 — Arizona Forward


Arizona Forward welcomes new CEO & President, Lori Singleton.


11/22/2018 — Hines


Hines executive recognized for his efforts in serving local nonprofits while building his career with Hines.


11/18/18  — Arizona State University


The Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority has given Arizona State University $3 million dollars to researching ways to combat urban heat.


11/16/18  — Hidden Track Bottle Shop


Hidden Track Bottle Shop has been named one of the best local wine shops in Phoenix. We are not surprised!


11/16/18  — Canary, a Gould Evans Studio


Canary, a Gould Evans Studio, celebrates its 10th anniversary of being a leading graphic, branding, and interior design studio.


11/15/18  — Downtown Phoenix Inc.


Downtown Phoenix Inc. names Devney Preuss as the new CEO + President. Preuss has worked as the Executive Director of Phoenix Community Alliance since 2016.


11/14/18  — DPR Construction & Holualoa Companies


Holualoa Companies, in partnership with DPR Construction, are working away at the design and construction of the new development at Park Central Mall. “The new Park Central will have a focus not only on the creation of world-class office, retail and public spaces, but also on a commitment to health and innovation” – Sharon Harper.


11/14/18  — APS


The CEO of Arizona Public Service, Don Brandt, is leading the polls in 2018 Businessperson of the Year.


11/05/18  — Hines


Hines plans to build a 25-story luxury apartment complex in downtown Phoenix. This building will contribute to the skyline of development projects happening and it is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020.


11/01/18  — Phoenix Union High School District


Central High School is undergoing renovation to modernize the school and add 6,000 square feet to the campus.


11/01/18  — Alliance Bank of Arizona


Alliance Bank of Arizona recently was awarded the Corporate Philanthropy Award by Phoenix Business Journal.

10/26/18  — Circle the City & FOUND:RE Hotel


The Inspired Soles exhibit debuted at the FOUND:RE Hotel and showcases artwork from individuals experiencing homelessness.


10/26/18  — Valley Metro


Valley Metro engineers are teaming up with students in local schools surrounding light rail expansions to help inspire the next generation of multi-modal minds.


10/26/18  — Fiesta Bowl


Thanks to Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program, 200 teachers were awarded $5,000 to be used on classroom improvements.


10/25/18  — Heard Museum


Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit takes stage at the Heard Museum portraying a collection of traditional masks and facial portraits.


10/25/18  — Banner University Medical Center — Phoenix


A new medical tower at Banner University Medical Center — Phoenix is scheduled to open on November 6. The tower represents a strong investment in the health of our growing community. 


10/23/18  — Arizona Science Center


Arizona Science Center received a $750,000 award from NASA to further expand the centers mission of engaging and inspiring individuals, on a national level, through STEM education.


10/23/18  — Herberger Theater Center


On October 27, the Herberger Theater Center’s ninth annual Festival of the Arts will show the diversity of performing arts organizations in the Valley.


10/18/18  — UEB Builders


UEB Builders announces arrival date for the $26 million Cambria hotel being built in downtown Phoenix. 


10/12/18  — SRP


SRP is offering grants through the SRP Classroom Connections Program that will assist teachers who are looking for ways to better engage the students in their classrooms.


10/11/18  — Phoenix Public Market


Phoenix Public Market will be hosting the inaugural PHX Pheast, a farm-to-fork tasting event on Sunday, November 11 from 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm.  


10/11/18  — BASIS Phoenix Central


BASIS Phoenix Central will roll out an innovative Arts Element program at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. Students will have the opportunity to dive deeper into arts discipline and instruction.


10/10/18  — Phoenix Chorale


Grammy award-winning Phoenix Chorale is getting closer to selecting their next artistic director. The four finalists plan to lead an individual concert series with the Chorale during their upcoming 60th Anniversary season.


10/09/18  — Phoenix Suns


The Phoenix Suns are partnering with various foundations across the Valley to promote healthy habits for students.


10/08/18  — Arizona Science Center


Climb, slide, and explore the galaxy made out of packing tape at Arizona Science Center’s newest exhibit, ‘Cosmic Playground.’


10/05/18  — Phoenix Art Museum


Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire completes its exhibition tour with the final stop at the Phoenix Art Museum.


10/03/18  — Keep Phoenix Beautiful


With a Keep America Beautiful grant, the Keep Phoenix Beautiful works in partnership with Audubon Arizona to replace and repair the landscaping along the Rio Salado river.


10/01/18  — Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library


The Irish Cultural Center and McClelland Library catches the attention of those with Irish ancestry because of its diverse programming and vast collection of 8,000 Irish books.

09/30/18  — Sky Harbor International Airport


Newly installed technology at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is designed to assist the deaf, hard of hearing and speech-challenged travelers.


09/29/18  — SEED SPOT


SEED SPOT plans to grow their programs across the country and is expanding their Phoenix social incubator.


09/29/18  — Phoenix Public Market Cafe


Stop by Phoenix Public Market Cafe for some of the best desserts in the Valley this Fall.


09/27/18  — Phoenix College


Two students attending Phoenix College have been selected for a NASA science and engineering scholar program. They will have the opportunity to interact with the space agency’s employees and learn more about careers in the Earth and Space Exploration field. 


09/25/18  — Center for the Future of Arizona


The Center for the Future of Arizona is one of the Arizona non-profit organizations who received funding from Cox Charities to deepen and expand the organization’s Participatory Budgeting in Schools work.


09/24/18  — City of Phoenix and SRP


The Phoenix City Council approved a 10-year partnership with Salt River Project that ensures Phoenix homes and communities will continue to have access to water regardless of drought status.


09/24/18  — Norris Design


Norris Design promotes three of their staff members in Phoenix and continues to support local community focused projects.


09/24/18  — Arizona Technology Council


Arizona Technology Council launched a new and improved mobile-friendly website to improve tech-community engagement.


09/20/18  — AZ IDP, Institute for Digital Progress


AZ Institute for Digital Progress is establishing a model for the Greater Phoenix Smart Region initiative that focuses on digital inclusion and scaling relevant innovations for all communities.


09/14/18 — PCA Theater Members


Read this article to find out about the must-see shows and performances of the season! Including PCA Members Arizona Opera, Valley Youth Theatre, The Nash, Phoenix Chorale, and performances at the Orpheum and Herberger theaters.

09/12/18 — Steward  Health Care


Steward Health Care announced their new partnership and involvement with the D-backs Give Back Youth Jersey community outreach program.


09/11/18 — monOrchid


Tasty brunch, great tunes, and Sunday funday activities made for a unique experience at monOrchid’s Beats and Brunch event.


09/10/18 — The Churchill


The Churchill, home to local businesses and 19 shipping containers, has opened and is the third sustainable shipping container project in downtown Phoenix.


09/09/18 — Arizona State University


For the fourth year in a row, Arizona State University had been ranked the most innovative school in the United States by the US News and World Report.


09/06/18 — Phoenix Chorale


Phoenix Chorale will be performing music from the mid 19th & 20th centuries, highlighting the height of the mid-century modern era.


09/05/18 – Phoenix College


Phoenix College, a Maricopa County Community College school, has been rewarded $1.5 million to be used to improve STEM recruitment and retention.

09/04/18 – Fiesta Bowl

Applications are now open for the Fiesta Bowl Charities Wishes for Teachers program. Teachers can submit their wish on how they would use a $5,000 grant to help benefit kids in their classroom.


09/04/18 – Valley Metro


Valley Metro ArtsLine creates rotating art series of local artists in order to enhance rider experience through public art.


09/03/18 – Keep Phoenix Beautiful


Thanks to Keep Phoenix Beautiful, more urban gardens are popping up in Phoenix neighborhoods.


09/03/18 – Heard Museum


The Heard Museum, along with Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project, hosted the Catalyst String Quartet as it showcased original music composed by Native American students.

08/31/18 – APS & Phoenix Suns


A mini-grant program to encourage educators to utilize STEM based projects in classrooms is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. APS and the Phoenix Suns have contributed over $500,000 to this STEM mini-grant program.


08/27/18 – AZ Opera


Catch up on all-things Arizona Opera as their upcoming season begins.


08/24/18  — Arizona State University & Sky Harbor Airport


Phoenix Sky Harbor airport is mentoring 30 international students from Arizona State University in their hospitality internships.


08/23/18  — Sunbelt Holdings


John Graham, President and CEO of Sunbelt Holdings, will be awarded the Unity Agent honor at the ONE Community eighth annual Spotlight on Success Awards. 


08/16/18  — Fiesta Bowl


Fiesta Bowl charities has announced $2.5 Million in charitable giving for the 2018-2019 season. There are 60 non-profit organizations who will be receiving these funds and $500,000 will be donated through the Fiesta Bowl Wishes for Teachers program. 


08/16/18  — Jennings, Strouss & Salmon


Five Jennings, Strouss & Salmon Phoenix lawyers were recently named by Best Lawyers as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective areas. 


08/14/18  — Banner University Medical Center — Phoenix


Congrats to Banner University Medical Center — Phoenix for being recognized as one of the Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.


08/14/18  — Phoenix Chorale


Phoenix Chorale opens its 60th Anniversary Season with the show, Desert and Rivers. The performance is inspired by the desert themes of our home state. 


08/10/18  — Phoenix Suns


The Phoenix Suns have officially released their 2018-2019 regular season schedule! Their season starts off hosting the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, October 17th. 


08/09/18  — Phoenix Art Museum


Phoenix Art Museum to exhibit its first ever virtual reality art show, Moonage Virtual Reality, by Travis Hutchinson.


08/07/18  — Valley Youth Theatre


On Stage at the Herberger Theater Center, Valley Youth Theatre kicks off their 30th anniversary season with the musical, Newsies.


08/06/18  — NAI Horizon


Congratulations to Laurel Lewis, Senior Vice President in Office Properties, at NAI Horizon for being named by AZRE as one of the 2018 Most Influential Women in Arizona for Commercial Real Estate.


08/06/18  — Arizona Science Center


The Rural Communities Expansion Project by the Arizona Science Center is planning to reach 15 rural school districts in Arizona during the 2018-2019 school year. The program focus on training educators on how to integrate STEM into their subjects and clubs.


08/03/18  — Heard Museum


Coming to the Heard Museum in October 2018, Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit features a rare collection of artwork created by Henri Matisse of the indigenous people of the Arctic. 


08/02/18  — LaneTerralever


The distinct history of LaneTerralever and their integrated marketing agency reinforces how important detail and customer service is to their business.


08/01/18  — Tuft & Needle


Tuft & Needle celebrates six years of disrupting the mattress industry. Happy Birthday TN!


08/01/18  — Wood Partners


A fifth development by Wood Partners, Alta Central, is officially open to residents. With common-areas and various floor plan options, Alta Central features a luxurious amenity package.

07/31/18  — Arizona Science Center


Katharine A. Corbin is living her dream as the new Chairman of the Board at the Arizona Science Center.


07/30/18  — ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation


A new advanced practice nursing degree is coming to ASU’s College of Nursing and Health Innovation this fall. The program, Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, will focus on acute care for children.


07/27/18  — Gensler


Congratulations to Dawn Hart, Co-Managing Director and Principal, Genlser, for being one of the 2018 Most Influential Women in Arizona. Dawn has been selected as one of AZRE’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate.


07/27/18  — Arizona Diamondbacks


The Arizona Diamondbacks recently traded infielder and switch hitter Eduardo Escobar to the team. Escobar will be coming to Arizona after spending seven seasons with the Minnesota Twins.


07/20/18  — Development Member Organizations


Our Development Members are working on some big projects downtown! Check out some of their work on the Downtown Phoenix Inc. blog.


07/19/18  — Galvanize


A highly respected operator of immersive coding programs, Hack Creator, was recently acquired by Galvanize. Galvanize continues to raise their profile in software engineering and enterprise training.


07/19/18  — Molera Alvarez


Jaime Molera speaks on The Mike Broomhead Show. Listen to the interview here!


07/18/18  — Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center


Ability360 partnered on a project to provide realtors with information about accessible homes for sale.


07/15/18  — Arizona Technology Council


Steve Zylstra, President & CEO of Arizona Technology Council, represented the state of Arizona at his attendance to a White House Conference on STEM education.


07/12/18  — Arts & Culture Member Organizations


The City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture recently awarded  $915,346 in Community Arts Support Grants to 60 organizations. More than 10 of these recipients are PCA Arts & Culture Member Organizations.


07/12/18  — Arizona Diamondbacks


Since 1998, officially, 24 Arizona Diamondbacks players have made it to the MLB All-Star Game. First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and pitchers Patrick Corbin and Zack Greinke will be featured in this year’s game.


07/12/18  — Rennaisance Phoenix Downtown Hotel


Melinda’s Alley, a hidden speakeasy located in the hidden basement of the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, gets named as one of the top 15 speakeasies and hidden bars across the country.


07/11/18 — Sky Harbor International Airport


Sky Harbor International Airport launches new high-tech security line. This program contributes to the efficiency and safety of travelling through Phoenix.


07/11/18 — UnitedHealthcare


UnitedHealthcare recently awarded $2 million in grants to local social services organizations. They continue to support and address health and wellness in Arizona.

07/10/18 — University of Arizona College of Medicine — Phoenix


UA researchers are studying faster and more accurate ways to measure for nuclear radiation chemicals absorbed in the human body.


07/09/18 — Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.


A new brewery is breaking ground in town! Read all about it on their blog.


07/06/18  — Phoenix Art Museum


In the Company of Women: Women Artists from the Collection is a collection of almost 50 artworks made exclusively by women. This showcase is now on display at the Phoenix Art Museum.


07/03/18  — FOUND:RE Hotel Phoenix


The next art exhibit at the FOUND:RE Phoenix will launch on Friday, August 3rd. The “Master Class” will include artwork from local artists and pieces will be available for purchase.


07/02/18  — Aventura Catering & Visit Phoenix


The Phoenix Convention Center is considering a food and beverage makeover. Their 10-year contract, approved by city council, provides Aventura Catering the potential to subcontract a local pub on-site.