Author Archives: Michael Gossie

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.

Leadership Spotlight: John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph is a member at Sherman & Howard who has represented banks and other lending institutions in transactions ranging from $2 million to $200 million, including multi-state collateralized transactions and restructuring of existing financing arrangements. Advice: “Immerse yourself completely in your area. Learn everything you can about it. Seek out industry related interest groups… Read More →

Leadership Spotlight: Tara Kitcheyan

Tara Kitcheyan

Tara Kitcheyan is senior advisor on Native American affairs for Resolution Copper. She is a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and the daughter of Kathleen Wesley-Kitcheyan, the first woman elected to serve as chairwoman for the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Advice: “It is important to make the commitment to the industry, dedicate your time and attention… Read More →

National Parks celebrate Latino Conservation Week

Saguaro-National-Park

Visit a national park during Latino Conservation Week and camp under the stars, go canoeing, or participate in sunset walks!  Many events are happening at national parks across the country from July 16 to July 24 to create opportunities for Latinos to express their passion for the outdoors.  Launched by Hispanic Access Foundation in 2014,… Read More →

Interest rates create uncertainty in CRE financing

Construction Projects, AZRE Magazine March/April 2011

Looking at the commercial real estate financing industry is like looking at statistics: There can be several different interpretations. If you look at the numbers from 2015, commercial and multifamily mortgage bankers closed $503.8 billion in loans, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Those numbers were 26 percent higher than 2014.… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

How brokers convinced a manufacturer to move to Phoenix

Kierland One, where Carlisle Companies will be headquartered by the end of the year
by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage

It’s not often that an Arizona broker can convince a North Carolina manufacturer to relocate its corporate headquarters to Phoenix. But that’s exactly what happened when Tom Adelson, executive vice president at CBRE, represented Carlisle Companies, a Fortune 1000 business that makes products that range from commercial roofing to cookware to aerospace components and generates… Read More →

Paul Johnson moves from politics to healthcare innovator

Politics

Paul Johnson has always been a groundbreaker. In 1990, he became the youngest mayor of a major American city when he became mayor of Phoenix at age 30. Under his leadership, Phoenix was voted Best Run City in the World. Since leaving politics, Johnson has turned his attention to healthcare, founding Redirect Health, which helps… Read More →

Factors to consider as companies look to grow globally

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Going global. It’s a phase uttered often in the business world. But how do business leaders know when it’s time to take a company global? “Regardless of size, Arizona businesses should take a serious look at expanding into the global marketplace,” says Tony Braida, vice president of global banking for Bankers Trust. “With more than… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

The gender gap

The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

‘Conquer The Summer’ at Tucson El Conquistador

Main Pool-Daylight, El Conquistador

It’s no secret that Arizona is hot in the summer, but Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is conquering the heat by discounting rates for summer stays starting from $109 per night and offering an entertaining lineup of daily activities for all ages, most of which are free. Nestled at the base of… Read More →

Valley Partnership will focus on education

Arizona School Choice Trust

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for the May 20 breakfast. This month’s program will discuss how education is one of the key drivers of job and wage growth in Arizona and what is next after Prop. 123, whether it passes or not. The panel will feature Jay Heiler, Board President, Arizona Charter School Association,… Read More →

Sierra Bonita blends southwest cuisine and culture together

Sierra.4

You know a restaurant is pure Arizona when former Gov. Rose Mofford eats dinner there nearly every day for eight years after in opens. And while the 93-year-old Arizona icon doesn’t make the daily trek to Sierra Bonita Grill and Catering anymore, she still has the North Central Phoenix restaurant deliver her favorites on a… Read More →

HSMAI CEO talks on the digital future of hospitality

HSMAI

Arizona was quite a change from the cold New England winters Kelly Murphy experienced growing up. But one thing wasn’t lost in Murphy’s move west: her ability to succeed at whatever she tried, including the hospitality indistry. “I took a job as an administrative assistant at a small airport hotel in Tempe and soon after… Read More →

HomeSmart promotes Ashley Bowers to president

HSI-AshleyBowers-2015

HomeSmart International announced Ashley Bowers has been promoted to the position of president for the international franchising company. Bowers, who joined HomeSmart International in 2013 as chief operating officer (COO), has been instrumental in spearheading the company’s recent growth initiatives and is also credited with attracting top real estate industry talent to the HomeSmart International… Read More →