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.

Will Donald Trump presidency help boost banking industry?

While the election of Donald Trump has divided families, prompted protests and given comedians a treasure trove of material, many in the business community are rooting for changes that the billionaire businessman promises will boost their bottom line. “America’s the can-do country,” says Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. “We should get back… Read More →

Are experienced trial attorneys an endangered species?

Fennemore Craig

 Bill Drury has been traveling a lot lately. “I’ve got two cases in Hawaii, one in Salt Lake City, I did one in Atlanta and another in San Francisco,” says the shareholder from Renaud Cook Drury Mesaros. It’s not that there aren’t good attorneys in the cities to which Drury has traveled. It’s just that… Read More →

GPEC named top economic development organization

Downtown Phoenix at night

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) has been named a recipient of the 2017 Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development by Site Selection magazine, a national publication geared toward those in the decision-making process for expansions and relocations. The Mac Awards, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. McKinley “Mac” Conway… Read More →

Meet the innovators who won at the Healthcare Leadership Awards

Healthcare Leadership Awards

Az Business magazine named the winners of the 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix on Thursday, May 4. Az Business magazine honors the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector each year with its Healthcare Leadership Awards. Not only are these healthcare leaders improving lives… Read More →

Acclaimed neurosurgeon Robert Spetzler earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Robert Spetzler

Dr. Robert Spetzler is a true lifesaver. The retiring president and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute has played a formative role in many advances in neurosurgery, including the use of the cardiac standstill procedure that stops the heart and blood flow so surgeons can safely treat blood vessel problems deep in the brain. He is… Read More →

TGen and UNC Lineberger shed light on aggressive brain cancer

Two studies by researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNC Lineberger) provide insight on the evolution of glioblastoma and how to potentially combat this most aggressive brain tumor. Both studies were published recently in the scientific journal Neuro-Oncology, and both were funded, in… Read More →

Rockabilly crooner Chris Isaak returns to Phoenix July 19

To the delight of his burgeoning Phoenician fan base, Chris Isaak returns to Celebrity Theatre for one night only at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19th. Tickets go on sale this Friday, May 5th. Expect the usual mixture of pathos and humor from this creative giant and his band. For Chris Isaak, first comes the… Read More →

Study: U.S. companies more optimistic for global growth

Promoting Smart Growth in Down Economy

Despite uncertainty regarding trade and the potential impact of Brexit, U.S. companies are bullish on international business and emerging market opportunities, according to the fourth annual Wells Fargo International Business Indicator. Citing a number of macroeconomic factors, including a strong U.S. dollar and U.S. economic conditions, 81 percent of U.S. companies expect their international business… Read More →

UA researchers land $2.27M grant to study Valley fever

Why are some people barely affected by Valley fever while others are admitted to intensive care? The search for answers to those questions is on, thanks to a $2.27 million grant awarded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health to the University of Arizona Valley Fever… Read More →

Phoenix-based NexMetro Communities expands into Texas

Phoenix-based NexMetro Communities, a pioneer of next-generation leased-home neighborhoods, has announced the grand opening of Avilla Premier in Plano, TX. The new home community represents the first of its kind in Texas: a hybrid rental home community designed to attract lifestyle-conscious consumers who would rather lease than own a home. “Avilla Homes offer a lifestyle… Read More →

St. Luke’s Medical Center surgeon develops new way for treating bunions

Athletic Foot Injuries

April is Foot Care Awareness Month, and St. Luke’s Medical Center is using the occasion to bring greater attention to one of the most debilitating foot ailments in the U.S. – treating bunions. Typically brought on by ill-fitting shoes and high heels, bunions are especially common among women, who are 10 times more likely to… Read More →

Jim Lundy looks back on his mark on banking industry

Alliance Bank

James H. Lundy’s impact on Arizona’s business community is undeniable. He is the founding CEO of Alliance Bank of Arizona and helped grow it from a start-up bank in 2003 into the fourth-largest banking organization in Arizona. Lundy is past chairman and current board member of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). He is immediate… Read More →

Redirect Health launches plan for Maricopa County residents

Politics

In a move that makes healthcare more accessible for Maricopa County residents who are shut out of or fed up with traditional insurance, Redirect Health launched iEverydayCARE™, a high-quality, high-value healthcare plan with 24-7 logistical support to help people navigate the system. “We have created a solution that transforms today’s flawed healthcare industry and gives… Read More →

Gertrude’s offers well-crafted cuisine in breathtaking setting

Gertrude's Restaurant dish

It’s not often that one gets to experience several ecosystems and an amazing collection of agave and cacti in one leisurely stroll. It’s even more rare to sit in the middle of the world’s finest collection of arid-land plants from deserts around the world, surrounded by gorgeous vegetation, watching quail walking through the flowerbeds just… Read More →

Fueled by optimism: Residential Real Estate heats up

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Development

“You can never have too much of a good thing,” or so the saying goes. But that’s not true when it comes to residential real estate in Metro Phoenix. “Arizona continues to have a shortage of listing inventory, especially less than $300,000,” says Trudy Moore, designated broker at HomeSmart. “First-time home buyers make up a… Read More →