In June, Michelle Rider was named WESTMARC president and CEO. On July 1, she officially replaced Jack Lunsford, who had held the post for seven years. For nine years, Rider has held key positions with the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). How is the West Valley economy fairing compared to last year? The West Valley… Read More →
While the nation’s economy showed some significant signs of life in the first half of 2011, the state’s economy continues to bounce along the bottom. But forecasters at the Economic Club of Phoenix’s Annual Economic Outlook 2011 luncheon on May 5, said they are looking at a comparably stronger finish to the year, with growth… Read More →
This week on AZNow.Biz, read about how the economic recovery has companies looking for ways to make sure they retain their key employees. Also, read and watch the latest edition of our CEO Series. We talk to Roy Vallee, the CEO and chairman of Avnet. And check out our Touchdown AZ section to find out… Read More →
This week on AZNow.Biz we look at how convenience clinics can help companies’ bottom lines by getting employees back on their feet and back in the office more quickly. Also, our partners at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University advise businesses to consider the customer when using self-service technology. And… Read More →
This week on AZNow.Biz, learn about CrossFit Scottsdale, a training method that focuses on sessions that involve strength and conditioning training programs, with exercises that are executed at high intensity. Also, our work force columnist, Marcia Rhodes offers a list of the dos and don’ts of employee evaluations.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent to 9.4 percent in November, as the economy added 12,800 jobs. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the private sector generated 9,300 jobs, while government added 3,500. Traditional holiday hiring boosted the November job gains. Nov. ’10 Oct. ’10 Nov. ’09 United States 9.8%… Read More →
This week on AZNow.Biz, hear from our green columnist Dustin Jones, the Arizona Commerce Authority releases the state’s unemployment numbers for November, and look for the latest installment of Arizona on the Silver Screen.
This week on AZNow.Biz, our personal finance columnist, Jacob Gold, has a warning about overspending during the holidays. You’ll also meet three successful Valley business women who are juggling demanding careers, family and philanthropic efforts.
This week on AZNow.Biz, we have a feature looking at women’s roles in the the financial sector. There’s also our political columnist Tom Milton, and a profile of National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore, who travels the world photographing endangered wildlife.
This week on AZNow.Biz, our Buzz story looks at a Phoenix-based auction house that had its own reality show. Also, our work force columnist, Marcia Rhodes, looks at the decline of cost-of-living adjustments in favor of merit pay.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a percent to 9.5 percent in October, as the economy added 27,400 jobs. This is the largest October job gain since 2004. The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) reports today that the private sector generated 93 percent of those jobs, or 25,600. Year-over-year, total non-farm employment was up 1.1… Read More →
This week on AZNow.Biz, we offer six types on starting your own business in this down economy. Also, you’ll meet a man who immigrated to the Valley from Ethiopia and now owns his own business. Plus, later in the week we’ll have the latest unemployment numbers for the state.
This week on AZNow.Biz, meet diversity work force advocate Christine French, founder of the Diversity Leadership Alliance. Also read about Local First Arizona’s new campaign to get consumers to spend 10 percent of their dollars on local companies. And learn the best strategy for investing in the turbulent market.
This week on AZNow.Biz, find out how health care reform may affect Arizona businesses and you. Also, on Wednesday we’ll have an analysis of Tuesday’s big elections from our political columnist Tom Milton. And watch our latest profile in our CEO Series, Valley sports mogul Jerry Colangelo.
There’s a lot of information headed your way, starting with our Buzz story. There’s a new health-care model that combines a doctor’s regular practice with special one-on-one care for wealthy patients. It’s called hybrid-concierge care. Our health columnist, Dr. Michael Covalciuc, says we have to create our own health screening strategies. Our work force columnist,… Read More →