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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is an award-winning journalist who has earned more than 50 awards for writing, editing and design. He studied economics at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y., and put his entrepreneurial spirit to work in 2007, using a 200-year-old family recipe to launch an Italian sauce company. He is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and is most proud of being the founding president of the Steuben Arc Foundation in Upstate New York, which serves individuals with developmental disabilities, including his sister.

Arizona’s best resorts offer summer staycation deals

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Need a summer getaway? Stay home and save money. Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So you can forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically… Read More →

Westgate’s free activities offer endless summer fun

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All summer long Westgate Entertainment District is the go-to West Valley destination for free, family-friendly events and activities for all ages. Whether it’s live music under the stars, kids cooling off at the Splash Pad on a warm afternoon, checking out over 1,000 bikes during Bike Night, meet-and-greets with movie-characters during Westgate Wednesdays or taking… Read More →

FEI president hopes to help Arizona chapter give back

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Adam Miller brought a broad range of experiences in finance, accounting, auditing, personnel, real estate, manufacturing and operational management to his role as president of the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Miller became CFO of Barron Lighting Group in 2010 and has helped the company achieve double-digit growth in the years since joining… Read More →

Carrington College attempts to break world record

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In observance of National High Blood Pressure Education Month in May, Carrington College’s 18 campuses nationwide are attempting to earn the Guinness World Record title for the mostgiven in an eight-hour period. On Thursday, May 21, Carrington College’s four Arizona campuses encourage members of the community to get their blood pressure taken by Medical Assisting… Read More →

How will Obama plan impact financial planners, consumers?

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President Obama recently announced a “new” ruling requiring financial advisors to put their clients’ interests above their own. Sounds like a good thing, right? Not so fast. “We have ongoing concerns that the Department of Labor and the White House have completely ignored the existence of the robust regulatory regime under the SEC and (Financial… Read More →

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon elects John C. Norling

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that John C. Norling has been elected Managing Attorney. Norling succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice. Rhodes will also resume the position as the firm’s General… Read More →

10 important signs of mental illness

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Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In Arizona, it is estimated that nearly 42,000 people are seriously mentally ill. What’s even more concerning is how mental health is increasingly affecting our youth. About 11 percent of… Read More →

Gobiquity mobile health moves to Scottsdale

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This May, Gobiquity Mobile Health™, an award winning mobile health diagnostics company based originally in Aliso Viejo, CA, will relocate its headquarters to Scottsdale, where they will join the growing number of health and technology companies in the city’s “Cure Corridor.” Gobiquity launched their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, last year, the world’s first and only… Read More →

Burch & Cracchiolo attorney Andy Abraham earns honor

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The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. today announced that shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named one of  the 2015 “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers. Abraham is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho offers summer 2015 specials

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The Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is making it easy to take a summer staycation by offering several summer specials. Stay2Play Package Take advantage of Hotel Valley Ho’s best package of the summer, starting at $139 nightly. Enjoy two welcome drinks, an arrival amenity, $30 in hotel gift cards nightly, upgraded Internet access (3MB), a… Read More →

Veteran’s Car Show and roller-skating at Westgate

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In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, Westgate Entertainment District will host “Donate & Skate” and a Veteran’s Car Show on May 16. Hundreds of people are expected at both events, which are open to the public, and proceeds will go to support military support organizations including Wounded Warrior Project of AZ and Vietnam Veterans of Arizona.  Event details include: Donate &… Read More →

Plexus will randomly distribute roses to moms in Arizona

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On Friday May 8, ten thousand (10,000) pink, long-stemmed roses will be delivered to Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller.  The 10,000 roses will then be distributed in bunches of 50 to local Ambassadors (resellers) that agree to distribute the roses at random to mothers at public places such as shopping… Read More →

Experts see a stronger year in Phoenix housing market

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The spring weather isn’t the only thing that’s favorable in Arizona. “The biggest overall trend we see in residential real estate is the market trending upward from relief to optimism,” says Matt Widdows, founder of HomeSmart International. “We are continuing to see an uptake in the market across the board. Housing prices are on the… Read More →

We-Ko-Pa named to Most Admired Golf Developments

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Golf Inc. – a leading magazine for golf course owners, developers and operators – selected We-Ko-Pa Golf Club as one of the 10 most admired golf developments and the most admired daily fee course in the country, according to their April edition. Golf Inc. created the list by collecting information from industry experts on what… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs partner helps found governance group

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Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix partner Frank M. Placenti, along with a group of the leading corporate governance lawyers from the US and Canada, have founded the American College of Governance Counsel. The College is a professional, educational and honorary association of lawyers widely-recognized for their achievements in the field of governance. Mr. Placenti serves as… Read More →