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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.

Expert offers advice on estate planning

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Hope Leibsohn is an estate and tax planning attorney with Sherman & Howard. She has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes, and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Az Business got Leibsohn’s views on estate planning. Az Business: Who should have an estate… Read More →

Some of the best staycations for the holiday weekend

Perched on the third-floor pool deck at Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix, LUSTRE is an oasis in the heart of Downtown Phoenix with sweeping views of the city skyline, fresh cocktails and seasonal menu items perfect for enjoying poolside.

You don’t need to go away for the holiday weekend when we have the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants right in our backyard. You can forget about the flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are… Read More →

Az Business Magazine July/August 2014

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THEY ARE WOMEN, HEAR THEM ROAR By most accounts, Arizona is a great state for women in business. While Arizona is ranked 15th among U.S. states and territories by population, it ranks 6th in terms of growth and economic clout among women-owned businesses, according to an American Express OPEN report. Arizona has about 137,600 women-owned… Read More →

Stanton Advances Efforts on Marriage Equality

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Mayor Greg Stanton and mayors from across the nation joined together to make a strong statement in favor of marriage equality. At the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting in Dallas this weekend, Stanton also led the effort to pass a Climate Protection Agreement and received the City Livability Award for Phoenix’s Veterans Court initiative. “We… Read More →

Cardinals will add Warner to Ring of Honor

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Kurt Warner, the quarterback who led the Arizona Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance, will become the 14th person inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. Warner, with the Cardinals from 2005 through 2009, directed Arizona to NFC West titles in his final two seasons. The 2008 team advanced to the Super Bowl, losing… Read More →

Saletta offers Seminar on new Science of Sales

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Not many leaders are as charismatic, clever, or capable of giving sound sales advice to the public as Michael Saletta. In fact, Saletta is one of the most diverse speakers, trainers, and consultants in the world, having shared his knowledge and experience with companies as renowned as La-Z-boy, Revlon, Whole Foods and even the U.S.… Read More →

Arizona lands 13 companies on Fortune 1000 list

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Five Arizona-based companies made this year’s Fortune 500 list and another eight companies made the Fortune 1000 list. Texas, New York and California have the most Fortune 500 companies. Here are the Arizona companies that made the list and their rankings: Avnet Inc. (#117) Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (#143) Republic Services Inc. (#325)… Read More →

Mega events help Phoenix create future prosperity

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Phoenix is on a roll with tourism. The Valley is hosting the next Super Bowl and Pro Bowl and will also be home to the 2016 College Football Championship Game. Az Business asked Steve Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau, about the impact these big-ticket events will have on… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter’s changes help drive growth

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NUMBERS GAME: “We don’t want our members’ money,” said Bret Lawson, president of the Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter, “we want their engagement.”

COUNTING SUCCESS Creation of FEI Arizona Chapter’s dynamic platform for financial leaders helps drive growth For financial executives, it’s all about the numbers. And any way you look at the numbers, the Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter is a success. At FEI’s 2014 Summit Leadership Conference in June, the Arizona Chapter will earn an… Read More →

Fleming creates another winner with Paul Martin’s American Grill

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CLASSIC CUISINE: Renowned restaurateur Paul Fleming, the man behind Fleming’s Steakhouse and Valley-based P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, has now opened Paul Martin’s American Grill,which focuses on natural, sustainable and seasonal food at a moderate price.

TASTE OF SUCCESS Fleming creates another winner with Paul Martin’s American Grill Paul Martin’s American Grill 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 480-991-9342 Website Paul Fleming has defined Arizona’s dining scene. He is widely regarded as one of the restaurant industry’s most innovative and creative concept developers. Associated with a number of critically acclaimed… Read More →

Kids Get In Free At Diamondbacks Games Next Week

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Earlier today, D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall (@DHallDbacks) announced via Twitter that the D-backs are offering free tickets for kids 12 and under to kick off the summer break. The offer is valid for games May 26-29 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket for any section in the ballpark, excluding the All-You-Can-Eat… Read More →

CTCA CEO: Research will reduce fear

SETTING PRIORITIES: “The founding principal of CTCA is putting patients first in everything we do and being on a constant quest to bring them hope,” says CEO Matt McGuire. “They push us to innovate.” Photo by Shavon Rose.

PERSONALIZED APPROACH CTCA’s new CEO says research will reduce fear for cancer patients Personal experience led Matt McGuire to begin a career at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.“I’ve lost three of my four grandparents to cancer,” said McGuire, who was named CEO of CTCA at at Western Regional Medical Center in January. “I remember when… Read More →

ASBA membership has its privileges

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: “When we talk about small business, we talk about economic development opportunities,” said Rick Murray, CEO of the Arizona Small Business Association. “Economic development opportunities that bring jobs to Arizona are good for small business.”

Rick Murray, who became chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012, has moved the organization into the 21st Century, helping ASBA get engaged in social media so it can become even more engaged with its membership. Az Business caught up with Murray to talk about small business in Arizona.… Read More →

A healthy way to get the perfect summer glow

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I’m an endurance athlete. I swim. I bike. I run. That means I spend a lot of time in the sun. I also want to continue to be an endurance athlete for as long as I can, so I slather on sports sunblock to protect my skin every time I go for a long run,… Read More →

Residential real estate forecast is cloudy

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You would think the forecast would be sunny instead of cloudy. Arizona’s population is growing, Maricopa County is among the national leaders in adding jobs and all signs indicate that the state’s economy will continue to expand. Despite all the positive economic indicators, 2014 housing sales aren’t living up to industry expectations after beginning a… Read More →