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  • BizTUCSON Fall 2017 Issue
    in FALL 2017, FEATURES

    From the Publisher BizTUCSON Fall 2017 Issue  – Dr. Robert C. Robbins is a world-class leader in higher education, business, medicine and scientific research. In June, Dr. Robbins officially became the 22nd president of the University of Arizona, bringing a passion for education for this $2.5 billion enterprise, that also is our region’s largest employer….

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  • University of Arizona President Collaborates with ...
    in Entrepreneurs & Leaders, FALL 2017, FEATURES

    By Jay Gonzales – As a child in rural Mississippi, Robert Robbins didn’t purposely set out to be a university president like someone might set out to be a lawyer or a teacher or, as in his case, a doctor. But after spending his childhood living on a college campus, and when happenstance kept him…

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  • MiAn Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine Lights Up D ...
    in FALL 2017, FEATURES

    By April Bourie – Most restaurant owners don’t want the streets closed around their establishments for obvious reasons. However, Broadway Boulevard was closed recently in front of MiAn Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine because of a request by Bin An, the restaurant’s owner. An asked that large “TEP” signs be hung on the Tucson Electric…

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  • Davis-Monthan Began as an Airport, Now a Force in ...
    in FALL 2017, FEATURES

    By David Pittman – It was nine decades ago when “The Jazz Singer” opened, marking the end of the silent film era; when work began on the sculpture of four former U.S. presidents on Mount Rushmore; when baseball immortal Babe Ruth hit a record 60 home runs; and when pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh flew from…

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  • Game-Changer
    in FALL 2017, FEATURES, Research & Innovation

    By Monica Surfaro Spigelman – Blood Test IDs Infectious Bacteria in Hours, not Days We know bacteria. Our lives are intertwined with millions of these good and bad microorganisms that live in, on and around us. When the harmful ones take over, infection strikes. Lately, methods that battle bloodstream infections with a barrage of antibiotics…

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  • A Washing Machine
    in BizLEADERSHIP, FALL 2017, FEATURES

    By Valerie Vinyard – Mister Car Wash is Soaking the Competition John Lai envisions Mister Car Wash becoming the Starbucks of car washes. “We see unlimited potential,” said Lai, the CEO who sees the Tucson-based company growing to 1,000 locations nationwide. “It’s all about growth right now.” And it’s well on its way. As the…

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  • Blueprint for Success
    in FALL 2017, FEATURES

    By June C. Hussey – 10 Years Later, Momentum is on the Rise Guided by a carefully researched economic blueprint, Southern Arizona’s four-county, asset-rich region has become a hot spot for economic development in the Southwest. Ten years after launching Tucson’s Economic Blueprint, it’s the fall of 2017 and Sun Corridor Inc. President and CEO…

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