Author Archives: Greg Sexton


Most Banner employees comply with ‘No Flu For You’ policy

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December 13, 2012 by in Business News | Healthcare

A remarkable nearly 100 percent of Banner Health’s approximately 36,000 employees have complied with the company’s No Flu For You policy. This commitment by Banner employees, to decrease the risk of flu infections among fellow employees and patients, is especially timely as the Centers for Disease Control is predicting an early start to a potentially… Read More →

East Valley Pediatrics joins Banner Medical Group

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December 11, 2012 by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner Health announced that East Valley Pediatrics, with 18 physicians and three nurse practitioners serving patients in 11 east Valley locations, has joined Banner Medical Group (BMG). BMG, a part of Banner Health, will continue operating these East Valley Pediatric clinics in Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Queen Creek. Two sites in… Read More →

Banner honors Employees for Community Service

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December 8, 2012 by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner Health has recognized five outstanding employees with a Paul L. Singer Award, an award that honors those who not only make a difference in people’s lives through excellent patient care, but through extraordinary volunteer work and community service. Now in its 25th year, the Singer Awards honors Banner Health employees and their impressive community… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig Named to ‘The BTI Client Service 30′

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December 4, 2012 by in Business News | Legal

Greenberg Traurig Named to ‘The BTI Client Service 30′ PHOENIX (December 3, 2012) – International law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP has announced that the firm has been ranked in the BTI Client Service A-Team 2013 report. The firm joins “The BTI Client Service 30,” a list which makes up the 30 law firms who “perform… Read More →

Page Hospital receives recognition for National Rural Health Day

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December 4, 2012 by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner Health’s Page Hospital has been recognized by a health analytics company for excellence in quality, patient satisfaction and efficiency as part of National Rural Health Day celebrated in November. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health established Nov. 15 as National Rural Health Day. Leaders from across the country met to celebrate… Read More →

Poison centers save Arizona residents $45.5 million every year

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December 3, 2012 by in Business News | Healthcare

The 57 poison centers in the United States save citizens more than $1.8 billion annually in medical costs. And in Arizona, the state’s two centers, including Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center save nearly $45.5 million every year, according to a recently released report. “Calls to poison centers keep the vast majority of… Read More →

Strong Ties To NASA’s Mars Program Fuels Money Into State’s Economy

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Millions of miles away and dragging a broken wheel, the Mars rover Spirit illustrates how the stars have aligned for Arizona and its growing position in space research and exploration. Besides the engineering miracle of functioning on just three working wheels, Spirit’s broken fourth appendage is unintentionally digging a trench, unearthing fresh proof the Red… Read More →

Could The Current Real Estate Mess In Arizona Have Been Prevented?

Charles Miscio, a senior vice president at Colliers International

A few short years ago, when Arizona’s residential market was really cooking, Charles Miscio was getting his teeth cleaned when his dental hygienist made an ominous comment: She owned eight houses and was renting them out to investors, speculators and anyone in between. “It seems like everyone got caught up in that irrational thinking,” says… Read More →

The Me Gen: How The Bad Economy Could Affect Gen Y In The Workplace

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Like it or not, the future is in the hands of Generation Y, and in this turbulent economy, an increasing number of companies are trying to find productive ways to work with a generation that has been raised on technology, the Internet, and ushered through their younger years on a velvet pillow. Chris Elliott, senior… Read More →

Auto Auctions Boost Valley’s Economy

December 15, 2008 by in AZ Business Magazine

Two local auto auctions rev up the Valley’s economy. Drew Alcazar was bit by the car bug early on. He remembers playing with Hot Wheels, and later as a teenager working obsessively to rebuild a 1967 Shelby Mustang. “It’s a sickness,” says Alcazar, co-owner of the Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions. “The car hobby… Read More →

Super Bowl And Small Business: A Working Relationship

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December 8, 2008 by in AZ Business Magazine

Businesses across the playing field of Arizona are poised to partake in another Super Bowl economic bonanza. Obviously, beverage, automotive and food juggernauts are going to bank on huge profits, name recognition and marketing buzz, thanks to the game. But how can local businesses get their share? It’s simple: Just ask. For more than a… Read More →

Family-owned businesses share their secrets for success and sanity

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All in the Family Family-owned businesses share their secrets for success and sanity By Greg and Cori Sexton At 15, Buddy Stubbs had his first major ride: a 1954, KHK 900cc, two-wheel rocket he proudly roared around the streets of Decatur, Ill. By the early 1960s, Stubbs was on the racing circuit, eventually winning the… Read More →

International Business Opportunities Increase In Arizona

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Arizona leaders are pushing the state’s businesses to the international forefront When principals from United Kingdom-based txtNation, a technology solutions provider, wanted to spread their global wings they turned to Arizona to set up a U.S. location. Similarly, when the German firm Ubidyne, a wireless technology developer, was looking to establish its first U.S. global… Read More →

Cover Story – He Shoots

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He Shoots… Will former Sun Dan Majerle score in real estate? Photography by Brian Fiske Dan Majerle’s left ring finger is broken. It’s wrapped in a small black cast, the result of some aggressive play in a pickup basketball league he plays in. Ironically, the same finger on his right hand was broken in a… Read More →

The Most Important Questions To Ask When Pondering Whether To Sell Your Business

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The Big 8 The most important questions to ask when pondering whether to sell your business   Some entrepreneurs spend years developing a solid business—growing, investing and nurturing their enterprise into a successful endeavor. Why then, would less effort be put into plans to sell a business? This may sound strange, but according to financial… Read More →