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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 →

Data breach: Not if, but when, experts warn

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“It will never happen to us.” That misperception puts businesses at risk for data breaches, expert say. “The most common mistake is assuming your company won’t be breached because you’re not a large, multi-national company similar to the ones whose breaches are covered by the national media,” says Ari Bai, shareholder at Polsinelli. “In reality,… Read More →

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess packs fun for entire family

The Techno Glo Party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features black lights, lasers, fog, LED hula hooping, glow-in-the-dark bubbles, drinks and a DJ pulsating techno music.

When I first moved to Arizona from New York in 1998, my father already knew his way around and could give me recommendations for the best places to eat, play and golf. He didn’t live in Arizona, but he and seven of his friends spent a week each March taking advantage of Arizona’s great weather to… Read More →

Tina Machado: Game changer for Arizona tech sector

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Tina Machado’s business background is eclectic, to say the least. She specialized in land development in Hawaii. She was the CEO of a Phoenix-based bottling company. She is the current president of Scottsdale-based Rarity, which provides working capital to early stage startups. Machado’s latest venture is CodeRed-I, a mobile app development company that she hopes… Read More →

Hit-and-run kills 2015 Physician of the Year Dr. Robert Arceci

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The 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards winner for Physician of the Year was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning in Scottsdale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital confirmed Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured while on his way to work. The hospital issued this statement: “Phoenix Children’s physician Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured after being hit by another… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute gets $10M in new funding

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The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative announced $10 million in new research funding to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Phoenix, Arizona, to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will launch later this year. The funding, to be paid over five years as part of a broad public/private partnership, supports and extends… 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

Routine screening tests can be one of the most important personal health strategies

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 →