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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.

Thanksgiving menu offered at T. Cook’s at Royal Palms

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November 21, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to T. Cook’s, the renowned restaurant at Royal Palms Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, and enjoy two dining opportunities with a buffet or specialty menu from Chef Paul McCabe. Guests of T. Cook’s have the opportunity to choose from a prix-fixe menu or holiday buffet featuring Carved Free-Range Turkey… Read More →

Smith Paknejad PLC adds veteran litigator to roster

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Smith Paknejad PLC recently welcomed attorney J. Phillip Glasscock to the firm. He joins the firm as “Senior Counsel” offering a broad variety of business law and estate planning services to businesses, business owners, key executives, property owners, families and individuals in the state of Arizona. Glasscock brings his well-established business law and estate planning… Read More →

There is still time to book a memorable holiday party

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a party. With the economic downturn slowly starting to appear in the rearview mirror, the office holiday party might be something that slipped your mind because it hasn’t been in the budget in years past. So if you still need to place to host your happening,… Read More →

Phoenix Art Museum Names New Director

Amada Cruz

The Phoenix Art Museum Board of Trustees has named Amada Cruz as The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, succeeding James K. Ballinger, who announced his intention to retire this past April. Cruz, currently Executive Director at San Antonio-based Artpace, one of the premier artist residency and exhibition programs in the world, will… Read More →

Phoenix gets 2017 Final Four tournament

VCU, Butler, UConn and Kentucky will play in Houston this weekend for the NCAA basketball Final Four. Winners continue to the National Championship game

Let the March Madness begin. The 2017 NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament will be played in Phoenix, it was announced Friday. The Division I Men’s Basketball Committee announced Friday that Phoenix was among five cities selected from eight finalists to host the Final Four for the years 2017-2021. The Valley of the Sun will… Read More →

FEI Arizona honors CFO of the Year winners, finalists

Dennis Dahlen, senior vice president and CFO for Banner Health; Gary Dalke, CFO for Western Refining, Inc.; Lawrence Eisel, CFO of Total Transit; and Richard Skufza, executive vice president and CFO of LaneTerralever.

The Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) handed out its annual CFO of the Year Awards Thursday during a ceremony at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale.   The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. This program provides many benefits to the… Read More →

Abrazo helps Arizonans with healthcare enrollment

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Abrazo Health on Nov. 20 is launching its Path to Health education series aimed at helping Arizonans get affordable insurance coverage. The new enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Marketplace, a one-stop shop to more affordable and accessible health care, is Nov. 15-Feb. 15. Abrazo Health will hold free Path to Health… Read More →

BCBSAZ donates 6,250 meals to the hungry

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Arizonans across the state struggle with hunger. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks (AAFB), almost one in five adults, and one in four children, struggle with hunger and poverty in rural and metro communities alike. Because food insecurity rates in Arizona are higher than the national average, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona… Read More →

Nominations open for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Az Business magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories of healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates to its readers. Each April, Az Business shines a special spotlight on the medical industry through its annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona’s healthcare industry is a tremendous economic engine for the state and is making Arizona a better place… Read More →

Maracay announces home plans for active adults

Freedom Collection Maracay

Maracay Homes announced a new collection of home plans designed exclusively for the active adult market. The Freedom Collection was developed in partnership with KTGY, a national architectural firm, known for innovation in design for the active adult buyer. “More than a third of our buyers identify themselves in the active adult demographic,” said Andy… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Az Business Leaders

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The are the deal makers. They are the innovators. They are the movers and shakers. And on Thursday, AZ Big Media recognized almost 500 of the most influential business leaders in Arizona during a reception at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The men and women recognized at the event were all featured… Read More →

Lanning Receives Economic Development Leadership Award

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Kimber Lanning, Executive Director of Local First Arizona, was awarded the Citizen Leadership Award by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for her extraordinary commitment in promoting economic development.  The honor was presented on Tuesday, October 21, during IEDC’s Annual Conference in Fort Worth, TX. “The Citizen Leadership Award celebrates a community or business leader,… Read More →

Business owners must decide what to do when they’re gone

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It’s been 225 years since Benjamin Franklin said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Whether you like it or not, there is another certainty for business leaders: sooner or later, one way or another, you’re going to have to leave your business. And even though experts said… Read More →

Unconventional venues for off-site meetings

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Whether you’re a meetings and event professional or the CEO of a company who is trying to organize a one-of-a-kind event for your employees, it’s time to think outside the hotel box. Arizona offers a variety of non-hotel options for meetings, conferences or off-site events and activities that may have never crossed your mind. Imagine… Read More →

Boomers looking to downsize, but keep favorite amenities

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The residential real estate market is about to go “boom.” According to AARP, for the next 18 years, Baby Boomers will be turning 65 at a rate of about 8,000 a day. That’s a lot of homeowners who may be thinking about unloading their large family homes. “It is often misleading to generalize for a whole… Read More →