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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.

20 influential Millennials working in Arizona

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Can you guess the average tenure of Millennial employees? Two years. That doesn’t instill much confidence for human resources executives who are trying to create a stable workforce, especially when you take this into account: More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 36). And in 2015, Millennials surpassed Generation X… Read More →

10 Millennial leaders in commercial real estate

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by in AZRE Magazine

Entitled. Narcissistic. Detached. If this were a game of Jeopardy! your response might be: What are the three most common words used to describe the Millennial generation? That doesn’t paint a pretty picture considering Millennials are now the nation’s largest living generation. Yet with every raincloud, there is a silver lining. In this case, they… Read More →

Bourbon & Bones takes food to a whole new level

Bourbon & Bones

Finding a restaurant in the heart of Scottsdale with a hip and modern vibe isn’t exactly difficult. Play “flip cup” on any corner in Old Town and you’re sure to hit one with a decent flick. But finding an upscale steakhouse that combines exceptional food, extraordinary cuts of meat, on-point service, edgy-without-going-over-the-top interiors and the… Read More →

Dining: enjoying an American classic

American Grill

It’s not often that you go to a restaurant and each dish tops the preceding dish in deliciousness. Paul Martin’s American Grill accomplishes that task. The degree of deliciousness may be attributable to the fact that Paul Martin’s focuses on seasonal ingredients, so the dishes are always vibrant and fresh. Paul Martin’s is committed to… Read More →

Q&A with FEI Arizona president on mission, industry changes

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In his first five years as chief financial officer at Total Transit, Lawrence Eisel helped quadruple the company’s revenue. To do that, he implemented several changes that showcased his vision, including implementation of a balanced scorecard process, establishing an internal audit function and coordinating an estate planning project that will ultimately save millions in future… Read More →

10 things to watch in banking in 2017

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

Banks put a tremendous number of man hours and pour a staggering amount of resources in analytics so they can better understand, navigate and predict their risk environment. But there are some things that just cannot be predicted and banking leaders have to sit back and take a wait-and-see attitude. Technology, politics, interest rates and… Read More →

25 philanthropic companies in Arizona

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Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do for the communities a business serves, it also might be the best thing for its bottom line. According to the 2015 Giving in Numbers report, a study that examined the corporate philanthropic endeavors of 271 of the world’s largest companies from 2012-2014, the impact of societal… Read More →

Az Business’ Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona nominations open

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Each year, Az Business magazine publishes its list of the  “Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona.” The 2017 list will run in the March 2017 issue of Az Business magazine. The Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona are selected by Az Business magazine’s editorial team along with a panel of industry experts. Factors taken into account for selection… Read More →

How can you tell if your 401(k) plan is underperforming?

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A good 401(k) plan should be built around your goals, risk tolerances, anticipated age of retirement and expected rate of return. The problem is, many 401(k) plans are laden with high fees and underperforming investment choices, experts warn. “It is important to review your 401(k) plan at least every three months,” says Keith J. Kormos,… Read More →

200,000 expected as CitySkate returns to CityScape

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

For the seventh year in a row, close to 200,000 holiday revelers will descend upon CityScape Phoenix starting Nov. 25 to take part in the seven weeks of CitySkate, the Valley’s largest and most popular real outdoor ice rink, presented by APS. Central Avenue is transformed into an ice skater’s dream with a massive 36-foot… Read More →

25 hot spots to book a last-minute office holiday party

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by in Experience AZ Magazine

You’ve worked hard. You’ve had a better year than last year. You’re cautiously optimistic about what’s coming in 2017. It’s time to celebrate. Even if the office holiday party is something that slipped your mind because it wasn’t always in the budget the last few years, there are plenty of options still available to create… Read More →

Arizona-based Trinnovate Ventures 
invests in 4 start-ups

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Trinnovate Ventures, Inc., a new organization focused on accelerating healthcare innovation, has partnered with four companies and is seeking additional proposals for consideration. Trinnovate Ventures, which launched last year, aims to improve quality of life, increase efficiencies and enhance the overall healthcare experience for consumers and providers through strategic investments. The company provides business resources,… Read More →

Who is Arizona’s most effective corporate counsel?

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. Az Business magazine in partnering with the State Bar of Arizona, ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel to recognize the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the… Read More →

What to do if politics are taking over the office

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

The popular saying “never talk about politics or religion” exists as a rule of etiquette because of the potential conflict those topics can create, says Shawn Oller, office managing shareholder for Littler in Phoenix. “Even in the best circumstances, political discussions bring forth very strong personal opinions from all sides,” Oller says. Political discussions in… Read More →

Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: Nextiva

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Nextiva Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Tomas Gorny, CEO What it does: Provider of cloud-based unified communications, hosted PBX and online fax services. Admirable quality: Nextiva’s technology is vastly forward-thinking and the company prides itself on being the architects of the future. Nextiva recently broadened its scope again with the launch of Nextiva Analytics. This solution… Read More →