West Valley Medical Center

Hello, readers! As promised last week, I have more big news. Though there are only a few individual items, there is quite a bit of details to elaborate on.

Heard of artificial intelligence? That’s on today’s agenda.

More medical offices? Check!

A new financial advisor? Yep!

Let’s get into it then, shall we? Here’s the news!

First, West Valley Medical Center, 140 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, is now fully leased. Mountain Park Health Center is the most recent tenant, having taken 20,997 square feet with a 15-year lease valued at more than $9.5 million in total lease consideration. Other tenants of the two-story, 34,950-square-foot medical office building are Phoenix Spine Surgery Center and Phoenix Heart.

“I am delighted to see another valued medical partner, Mountain Park Health Center, expand in our great city,” Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord said. “The demand for both medical and office space in Goodyear shows how quickly our community is growing, and I’m excited to say a new spec development of Class A office space will soon be under way.”

Moving along, Prime Solutions Group (PSG) Inc. — located at Goodyear’s Flite campus — was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract by the Air Force Research Lab. The contract will support the advancement of artificial intelligence, a key need for the Air Force and Department of Defense.

“AI applications in autonomous systems take a tremendous volume of operationally relevant data to train and learn what system responses are appropriate in specific situations. This is a huge problem for the Air Force which we propose solving by generating simulated data in high volume under realistic conditions,” explained Joe Marvin, PSG president. “The alternative is to operationally gather this data, which is cost prohibitive and presents a safety risk when operating aircraft (attended and unattended) in dangerous scenarios.”

ASU, Sensors Signals and Information Processing Center, RTSync, Lockheed Martin, IBM (Watson Labs) and Information Systems Laboratories Inc. comprise the PSG-led team.

“Our World Class team represents the global leaders in the race toward AI enabled autonomous systems,” Marvin said.

“The challenge is combining the right expertise and integrating latest information technology in ways that drive new tools, processes and even business models.

“We will apply PSG’s core expertise in synthetic aperture radar, experience and research in associated Big Data technologies, growing expertise in System of Systems simulations, and machine intelligence applications to address this problem at scale along with our excellent teammates.”

PSG has received five other SBIR contracts since 2014.

“These research contracts are a vital source of nondilutive research funding that enable us to pursue our advanced technology roadmap right here at FLITE Goodyear in the West Valley,” Marvin said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished so far, and this award sets the stage for unlimited potential.”

Finally, Anne Jensvold is the new financial advisor at Goodyear’s Edward Jones office, 700 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite 240. A financial advisor with Edward Jones for a little over two years, she previously ran an office in Ahwatukee. A Goodyear resident, however, she got the opportunity this year to work closer to home.

“I work with people planning for retirement, people living in retirement, trying to generate income throughout retirement; people planning for their children’s college savings; I work with other professionals in the community — tax professionals, attorneys, estate planners — to make sure that really every aspect of a family’s financial strategy is in place,” Jensvold explained. “I basically do that by focusing on what’s important to each individual in front of me, and then we use an established process and partner together for a lifetime to keep them on track toward that strategy.”

Prior to her time as a financial advisor, Jensvold worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

Though her background was as a speech-language pathologist, an Edward Jones financial advisor patient proved to be her connection into securing her dream job.

“In a world that is very, very busy and very fast paced, we still look at things like, we’re going to treat people the way we want to be treated and we build one-on-one relationships,” she said. “So, Edward Jones, and me through Edward Jones, we actually go out into the community and meet people in the community, build genuine relationships with people so that we can best understand what is important to them and their financial situation and create a very strategic plan.”

Her hours, as listed online, are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays, and Saturdays by appointment only. For more information on Jensvold’s office, call 623-925-8243 or visit https://bit.ly/2Wk2NoR.

That’s all the briefs for this week! And as always, there’s more where that came from. Thanks for reading!

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