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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.

Factors to consider as companies look to grow globally

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Going global. It’s a phase uttered often in the business world. But how do business leaders know when it’s time to take a company global? “Regardless of size, Arizona businesses should take a serious look at expanding into the global marketplace,” says Tony Braida, vice president of global banking for Bankers Trust. “With more than… Read More →

Arizona resorts offer hot staycation deals

The Boulders Resort & Spa

Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So if you need a summer getaway, why not save money and take advantage of staycation deals? Forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that… Read More →

How does Arizona grow its knowledge economy?

123rf.com: Buchachon Petthanya

You don’t hear many people in Arizona use the C-words these days. It’s become archaic. We are talking, of course, about Arizona’s economy and the fact that there was a time when it was defined by the five Cs — copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate. They were the forces that drove Arizona’s economy and… Read More →

Businesses may be forced to reveal pay practices

The gender gap

The federal government announced its intent to gather additional pay information from larger employers, forcing all businesses with more than 100 workers to provide detailed information about their pay practices in an effort to address gender discrimination. If the president’s plan moves forward as expected, employers will be subject to a heightened pay transparency standard… Read More →

‘Conquer The Summer’ at Tucson El Conquistador

Main Pool-Daylight, El Conquistador

It’s no secret that Arizona is hot in the summer, but Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort is conquering the heat by discounting rates for summer stays starting from $109 per night and offering an entertaining lineup of daily activities for all ages, most of which are free. Nestled at the base of… Read More →

Valley Partnership will focus on education

Arizona School Choice Trust

Valley Partnership has announced the topic for the May 20 breakfast. This month’s program will discuss how education is one of the key drivers of job and wage growth in Arizona and what is next after Prop. 123, whether it passes or not. The panel will feature Jay Heiler, Board President, Arizona Charter School Association,… Read More →

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

HSMAI

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

Todd Govig

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

nonprofit board member

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

CoCoMaze

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 →