Author Archives: Geri Koeppel

Geri Koeppel

About Geri Koeppel

Geri Koeppel is a freelance writer who has contributed to numerous publications in the Phoenix metro area. She specializes in food, drink, travel and business, but there are few subjects she hasn’t covered in her career. When she’s not writing, she enjoys hiking on South Mountain, riding her Electra Red Betty beach cruiser around Ahwatukee and spending time in San Francisco.

Flagstaff And Scottsdale CVB See Solid Returns On Investment

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Scottsdale CVB see dividends from marketing dollars spent The old saying, “You have to spend money to make money” is especially true in the case of Arizona tourism. Two cases in point are the Flagstaff and Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs). They can quantifiably demonstrate that investing… Read More →

Arizona Tourism Industry Has A Billion-Dollar Impact On Economy

Tourism Industry - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
January 26, 2012 by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Travel

Economic engine: Arizona tourism industry packs an economic punch of $17.7 billion yearly Tourism is one of the largest industries in Arizona, but it isn’t just about hotels and golf courses. Its direct economic impact of $17.7 billion has helped keep the state afloat during some of its darkest economic days, and the ripple effect… Read More →

10 Re-careering Tips

10 Re-careering Tips - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
December 11, 2011 by in AZ Business Magazine | Education | Lists

10 Re-careering Tips: 1. Check out the hot — and not-so-hot — fields. The Bureau of Labor Statistics gives indications of which fields expect to grow versus lose jobs, so keep that in mind when you’re deciding whether or not to become a social worker (should be a good bet) or a television anchor (not… Read More →

Unemployed Workers Become More Competitive, Re-careering

Re-careering - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Re-careering vs. Education: Unemployed workers can go back to school or re-shape their skill to enhance job prospects When Ronald Schilling, 54, of Black Canyon City lost his job as a truck driver in July 2008, the future looked bleak. “I just didn’t see myself at the age I am, getting a job driving a… Read More →