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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.

Sierra Bonita blends southwest cuisine and culture together

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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

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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

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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 →

Sierra Bonita serves up a perfect mix of Southwest cultures

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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 →

CEO Series: Todd Govig of Govig & Associates

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Todd Govig spent a year studying biology for the purposes of business. “It sounds crazy, but once you understand biology, it becomes one more filter to help you understand what is going on in the world,” says Govig, CEO of Govig & Associates, an executive recruitment firm. “CEOs today need to have a broad understanding… Read More →

Seven Deadly sins of nonprofit board members

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As business leaders rise through the ranks, the increase in prestige comes with an increasing call for them to serve their communities. “Most business leaders want to give back in some way,” says Matthew H. Mason, an associate at Gallagher & Kennedy. “They feel a sense of duty.” But what many of them don’t know,… Read More →

Best and brightest earn Healthcare Leadership Awards

Dr. Edward B. Diethrich earned the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards.

Each year, Az Business magazine honors the most innovative healthcare leaders in the state at its Healthcare Leadership Awards. And in front of a full house Thursday night at The Camby in Phoenix, the most innovative healthcare leaders in Arizona were honored. “Healhchare Leadership Award winners and finalists represent all facets of healthcare in Arizona, from… Read More →

CocoMazing headquarters lands In Scottsdale

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Cocomazing, the organic sparkling coconut water, has set up company headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona. The brand cites Arizona’s affordable cost of living and company-friendly incentives as reasons for developing the brand in Scottsdale. Cocomazing is the first sparkling coconut water of its kind, using a blend of sweet and tart flavors combined with carbonation to… Read More →

Fulton Homes opens newest East Valley community

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Fulton Homes has announced the opening of its newest East Valley community, Warner Groves at Morrison Ranch. Located in Gilbert just off the 202 near the intersection of East Warner Road and South Higley Road, Morrison Ranch consist of 103 lots and features six new Fulton Homes floor plans ranging in size from 1600 square… Read More →

ON Semiconductor makes Forbes Best Employer list

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ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, today announced it has been named to the 2016 Forbes America’s Best Employers list in the “Midsize Employers” category, which includes 250 organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 employees in America (international employees aren’t considered for this list). This honor comes on the heels of ON Semiconductor’s 2016… Read More →

Meet the general as Luke AFB turns 75

Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, 56th Fighter Wing commander, puts on hus helmet during his first F-35 sortie flight at Luke Air Force Base on March 18, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devante Williams)

Brig. Gen. Scott L. Pleus looks like he could win a marathon or a UFC championship on a whim and on the same day. “There’s a reason fighter pilots all look the same,” Pleus says. “We are all about the same height. We are all about the same size. It’s because each of us are… Read More →

Dr. Ted Diethrich earns Lifetime Achievement Award

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He is widely known as “Ted Terrific,” a name that fits the man. Dr. Edward B. Diethrich is an internationally esteemed cardiovascular surgeon who is regarded as a pioneer in noninvasive cardiovascular disease diagnosis and innovative surgical and minimally invasive treatment modalities. Dr. Diethrich is also the recipient of the Healthcare Leadership Awards’ Lifetime Achievement… Read More →

Meet the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

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Each year, Az Business magazine’s editorial team — in collaboration with industry experts — chooses the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona from a pool of more than 1,000 of the most talented and successful attorneys from throughout the state. Selections are based on each lawyer’s professional success, impact on his or her law firm, impact… Read More →

How can Ranking Arizona boost your bottom line?

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona is a vessel that helps Arizona business prove they’re the best. Ranking Arizona, now in its 19th year, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in Arizona. More than 1.5 million participants vote to… Read More →

Shane Olafson appointed to AAWL board of directors

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Attorney Shane Olafson of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP has been appointed to the board of directors for the Arizona Animal Welfare League and SPCA (AAWL). Olafson represents clients in intellectual property procurement and enforcement, Internet and domain name disputes, and issues relating to data privacy/cybersecurity and eDiscovery. He has achieved the highest possible rating… Read More →