Author Archives: Meryl Fishler

Meryl Fishler

About Meryl Fishler

Meryl Fishler is a writer, student and sports enthusiast. She was born in raised in New Jersey and moved to Arizona to pursue a degree in journalism at the Walter Cronkite school at ASU. In her spare time you can find her watching the game or poolside. She is always up for adventure and loves to travel with dreams of making it to every continent.

How Uber affects local business

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Utilizing technology to exploit a gap in the market, Uber scaled quickly and evolved rapidly from tech startup into a way of life for millions of people in cities across the globe. It has also changed the way tourist visiting those cities get around. Since the rise of Uber, The W Scottsdale Hotel has seen… Read More →

Taking advantage of Arizona’s R&D tax credit

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona companies that create products that are more reliable, lighter, faster or less expensive,  may qualify for a dollar-for-dollar reduction of their income tax liability. But, Arizona business need to start preparing early if they hope to take advantage of this opportunity. Arizona’s research and development (R&D) tax credits are available to companies that bear… Read More →

Will Ducey’s education plan boost development?

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The $3.5 billion plan to tap into the State Land Trust could be the answer to settling a long-running lawsuit and put more money into classrooms without raising taxes, but what impact will the plan have on commercial real estate? A voter-approved referendum in Arizona has required lawmakers to provide annual inflation-based increases to K-12… Read More →

Cybersecurity causes concerns about privacy

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The internet has made us more connected than at any time in history. But with that connection comes and increased need to secure cyberspace to protect our way of life, experts insist. Cyber attackers and criminals exploit vulnerabilities to steal information and money and the number of cyber attacks against United States companies continues to… Read More →

Kimber Lanning thinks big for small businesses

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

It takes one to know one. When it comes to small business in Arizona, Kimber Lanning is and knows everyone. Lanning, champion of local businesses as the founder and executive director of nonprofit Local First Arizona, dropped out of Arizona State University at the age of 19 to open Stinkweeds, an independently owned and operated… Read More →

ULI Arizona’s ‘Shark Tank’ participants get real

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The Urban Land institute’s Arizona District Council is bringing together real deals and expert money in an event tailored after popular investment reality show “Shark Tank.” Entrepreneurs present real estate development proposals to a panel of ‘sharks’ (read: veteran real estate investors) and an audience of real estate professionals with hope of being awarded investment… Read More →

Technology and regulation are changing banking

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The banking industry in Arizona has improved since the the Great Recession; profitability and earnings are up, the number of the FDIC troubled banks list is down and the number of troubled loans and foreclosures are both down. Things are looking great, right? Larger institutions in Arizona are doing well because of their relationship to… Read More →

ESI Ergonomic Solutions creates efficient workplace

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A few simple tweaks to the design of an office space can make all the difference when it comes to employee productivity. Mesa-based ESI Ergonomic Solutions CEO Carol Keogh has launched a national campaign called “Workspaceology,” which focuses on the science of workplace design as it relates to company culture and how designing a workplace that… Read More →

Salvation Army celebrates 150th anniversary

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Nonprofit

A crowd of more than 900 packed the Arizona Biltmore’s Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom to celebrate the Salvation Army‘s 150th anniversary. William Booth’s mission was to help feed the hungry and homeless and lift up the thieves, prostitutes and drunkards who needed salvation in the abject poverty of London in 1865. As he helped people… Read More →

Kybella offers non-surgical option to improve appearance

Valley certified plastic surgeon Daniel Shapiro, MD, FACS,

“Only old people have double chins,” said Sheila Morgan.  As a professional woman, Morgan wants to look and feel her best when it comes to her appearance and not have her looks hold her back.  However, after someone pointed out her double chin, she felt old. And that is something you don’t want to feel… Read More →

PurpleLight raises awareness of pancreatic cancer

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Pancreatic cancer is currently the fourth-leading cause of cancer related deaths in the country and is expected to become the second by 2020.  The Phoenix affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nonprofit, patient-based advocacy organization, is trying to raise awareness about one of the nation’s deadliest cancers with its upcoming PurpleLight on Oct. 25 in Phoenix. The… Read More →

Charlie Rose earns ASU’s Walter Cronkite Award

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A crowd of more than 1,000 industry leaders in media, politics, business and education along with students were on hand Monday as the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University presented this year’s Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism to Charlie Rose. Rose earned a standing ovation as the award-winning anchor of “CBS This… Read More →

Big Deals: Julie Johnson is a star-crossed broker

Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media

Julie Johnson’s first job out of college was to conduct failure analysis for airplane turbine blades, and she couldn’t have been more bored. She graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering with aspirations of conducting research for a space program. A career in healthcare real estate leasing, investment sales and site selection… Read More →

Canadians help heat up Arizona economy

Icefields Parkway, Banff; Jasper National Parks, Alberta, Canada
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured

Canadians love escaping the cold and traveling south to soak up the Arizona sun, but Arizona is becoming more than just a vacation destination for Canadians. Arizona’s economic climate offers Canadian companies a great place to enter the U.S. market, and Canadian companies are taking advantage of Arizona’s favorable business climate. More than 350 Canadian… Read More →

Reign of the Sun Devil

ASU Athletics Facilities District redering

Arizona State University is looking to give its aging sports arenas a face lift, and the school is taking a unique approach to come up with the necessary funds for the expansion and renovations. The university plans to convert an area of its Tempe campus into a fee-generating commercial and residential development. ASU and master… Read More →