Author Archives: 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.

Keyvan Ghahreman joins Willmeng Construction

construction

Willmeng Construction, Inc., a Phoenix-based ground-up and tenant improvement contractor, announced today that Keyvan Ghahreman, LEED AP, has joined the team as the director of client and preconstruction services. In the role, he will work with the Willmeng Construction team to develop and deliver its client service strategy as the company continues to grow its… Read More →

Chase names Craig Zollinger to lead Arizona middle market banking

Craig Zollinger has been named region manager and head of Middle Market Banking & Specialized Industries (MMBSI) for JPMorgan Chase in Arizona, where the bank has more than 10,000 employees and is ranked first by the FDIC in deposit market share among the state’s financial institutions.  Zollinger will relocate to Phoenix from Utah and will… Read More →

15 healthcare innovations that are impacting Arizona

The health of Arizona remains a concern. Arizona residents’ health is below average. The state ranks as the 29th healthiest in the nation, according to United Health Foundation’s 2016 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report. The good news is that the No. 29 ranking was an improvement over the previous year, when Arizona ranked 30th. But… Read More →

LON’s at the Hermosa Inn defines destination dining

Arizona has always been defined by its five C’s: Cattle, Cotton, Climate, Copper, Citrus. LON’s at the Hermosa Inn lets the state add another C: Classic. LON’s is an authentic Arizona hacienda tucked within the grounds of the Hermosa Inn. The historic charm of the property is traced back to Lon Megargee, Arizona’s famous first… 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 →