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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.

Valley ‘Condo Queen’ tapped for Inspire on Earll

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The Valley’s reigning “Condo Queen” has been selected as the Exclusive Listing Agent for one of the Valley’s most exciting and ambitious new projects set to redefine South Scottsdale. Deco Communities has chosen an emerging area just south of Old Town Scottsdale to debut its latest, exciting residential concept: Inspire, and Roberta Candelaria with Phoenix… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho anchors Cactus League experience

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To truly embrace Arizona’s spring training experience you need to start with an anchor. For Cactus League baseball fans, there may be no better anchor than the retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. The hotel has hosted Baseball Hall of Famers Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Ferguson Jenkins, George Brett, Rickey Henderson and Leo Durocher.… Read More →

Home Furnishing & Design Show coming to WestWorld

The Home Furnishing & Design Show will debut March 28-29, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.
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AZ Big Media is preparing to host Scottsdale’s biggest home furnishings and design show. “The Home Furnishing & Design Show will feature the very best Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Atkinson, president and CEO of AZ Big Media. “Homeowners are going to see the newest and highest-quality items, unique countertops and floors and meet… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges promote STEM to Latinas

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The Maricopa Community Colleges are making sure Latinas have access and opportunity to get into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Today at one of their annual Hermanas events, the Colleges continued their tradition of reaching out to Latinas in middle and high school and sharing a unique experience designed by Latinas for… Read More →

Havas PR opens office in Phoenix

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Award-winning New York–based agency Havas PR has opened a full-service office in Phoenix. Primarily focusing on public relations, corporate communications, Hispanic media relations, social media and digital marketing, Havas PR has hit the ground running with several new clients. In lieu of a grand opening celebration, Havas PR has decided to give back to its… Read More →

Az Business names Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists

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Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

Polsinelli recognized for real estate practice

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A recent ranking of full-service law firms across the country revealed that Polsinelli is now one of the top ten law firms with the largest number of real estate partners in the country.  While many other law firms reduced the size of their real estate groups during the recession, some firms such as Polsinelli focused… Read More →

Az Business honors Industry Leaders of Arizona winners

Executives from Sprouts Farmers Market accept an Industry Leaders of Arizona Award Wednesday at the Camelback Inn. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Some of the most dynamic businesses in Arizona were honored Wednesday as winners at the 2015 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense •… Read More →

Shea Homes appoints new Arizona president

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Shea Homes Arizona announced the hiring of Don Murphy as the new Division President, replacing Buddy Satterfield who retired in December after 23 years with Shea Homes. “The depth of real estate knowledge and experience Buddy has helped make Shea Homes a leading homebuilder in the Valley. He made a huge difference in the growth… Read More →

DIRECTV hosts star-studded Super Bowl party

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DIRECTV hosted the fifth annual DIRECTV Super Saturday near University of Phoenix Stadum, featuring a performance by worldwide icon Rihanna with special surprise guest Kanye West. Rihanna performed her fan favorite hits including “Umbrella,” “Rude Boy, “We Found Love,” and more. West surprised the party-goers when he joined Rihanna performing their hits, “All of the… Read More →

Az Business names Industry Leaders of Arizona finalists

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Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Companies were selected from five key industries: • Aerospace and defense • Commercial and residential real estate service contractors •… Read More →

FirstBank tackles ‘Deflate-Gate’ with billboard

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A local bank is using a little humor around a recent incident to promote their expanding home loan business in Arizona. Yesterday, FirstBank, which operates 15 branches in the Glendale/Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area, put up a billboard within a mile of University of Phoenix Stadium — where the New England Patriots will play the Seattle Seahawks… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Discount Tire opens 900th store

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Scottsdale-based Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, opened its 900th store in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The new store is the first Discount Tire location in Cedar Falls. Providing the lowest prices on tires and wheels, combined with excellent customer service, Discount Tire strives to serve as its customers’ knowledgeable and convenient neighborhood tire retailer. The 7,373… Read More →

Revel Systems iPad POS expands into Scottsdale

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Revel Systems, the world’s leading iPad Point of Sale platform, today announced it has expanded operations into Arizona through a new Scottsdale office. The company will create 160 new jobs during the next three years to drive its global sales growth. Revel’s Vice President of Sales, Bobby Marhamat will devote resources to create jobs and… Read More →

ACA names Arizona Innovation Challenge finalists

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The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced 10 finalists in the Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC), its bi-annual business plan competition that awards talented entrepreneurs who are solving today’s most challenging problems with technology-based solutions. Each year in the spring and fall, the ACA awards to the most qualified, innovative startups and early stage… Read More →