Traditionally, summer is a fairly slow time in Phoenix. We tend to attempt to hibernate in order to avoid the sweltering temps, and enjoy endless news coverage about said weather while holing up near and an AC somewhere. It’s magical, really, but summer 2014 has seemingly (and thankfully) broken the mold. With fairly tolerable temperatures came a flurry of new news and plenty to keep us here at Olson Comm busier than ever.
It’s been a great season. From a ton of local love for Southern Rail to some cute-as-can-be coverage for the new Don’t Trash Arizona, Kids! campaign, we have had a lot going on around here; and September has been no exception. While we’re only midway through the month, our clients have already had some exciting stories to share:
Vantage West Credit Union Opens Tombstone Branch
Earlier this year, we announced that Tucson-based Vantage West merged with Tombstone Federal Credit Union. Last week, the doors officially opened marking Southern Arizona’s largest credit union’s debut in the historic town. The brand was well-received with a successful grand opening event and great market coverage including Copper Area News, the Sierra Vista Herald and The Tombstone News.
P.B. Bell to Re-Develop Barrister Place
The revitalization of Downtown Phoenix continues as the iconic Barrister Place is set to become a boutique-style, mixed-use development thanks to P.B. Bell and Davis Enterprises. The building, which opened as the Jefferson Hotel in 1915, is most recognizable from the opening scenes of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho.” And yes, that famous façade will be preserved. See more on this story from AZ Central, AZ Big Media, The Phoenix Business Journal and Multi-Housing News.
‘Tis the Season for Scares at Chambers of Fear
Deck the halls with…goblins and ghouls, of course! The season for scaring is upon us and Chambers of Fear is ready and waiting for brave guests to make their way through its creepy corridors. The acclaimed haunted house was featured on both Channels CBS 5 and 12 News last week before scaring the pants – and the legs that go in them – right off FOX 10 weather man Cory McCloskey.