• Avery Therapeutics: The bioscience startup firm was selected by the Flinn Foundation to take part in the 2018 Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program. Avery Therapeutics will also receive $30,000 in funding support and program services administered through a nonprofit partner. Avery Therapeutics is dedicated to advancing tissue-engineered therapeutics to treat diseases and injuries to human muscle. The Flinn Foundation’s program was established to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience companies develop into successful and sustainable businesses in Arizona.
  • AAA: Thirteen Tucson-area businesses were included in AAA’s 2018 list of Arizona five- and four-diamond rated hotels and restaurants. The designation signifies attention to detail with personalized service in memorable surroundings. Earning a five-diamond rating was the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. Receiving four-diamond ratings were Core Kitchen & Wine Bar, Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, the Arizona Inn, the Arizona Inn’s main dining room, Casino del Sol Resort, JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa, Primo, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, The Lodge at Ventana Canyon, The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, and Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa.
  • Long Realty: Two veteran associate brokers with Long Realty took high honors at the company’s annual recognition event. The Samuel H. Woods Community Service Award went to Peter DeLuca from the company’s River/Campbell office. It was created to recognize the sales associate who best exemplifies a commitment to community involvement and “service above self.” Ken Ryan, with the company’s Tanque Verde office, won the Barrington Long Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors a sales associate who has had a significant impact on the field of real estate, earning the respect and admiration of professional colleagues and inspiring others to excel.

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