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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.

ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in Arizona’s evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC… Read More →

WESTMARC hires president and CEO

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WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, announced that Sintra Hoffman will be joining the organization as president and CEO, succeeding Richard Hubbard. Hoffman comes to WESTMARC from ADOT where she has been a policy advisor to the director and leadership team and an assistant director on public affairs and local government outreach.  She has also served as deputy city… Read More →

Serving excellent Italian food, like Grandma did

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by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine

Growing up in an Italian family in which every Sunday was filled with one robust Italian dish after another, it was hard to find food that compared.  Visits to Italian restaurants always ended with the same observation: “It wasn’t as good as Grandma’s.”  But along came Marcellino Ristorante in Scottsdale.  The key to perfect Italian… Read More →

Influential millennials in commercial real estate

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by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

They are called lazy, narcissistic, entitled. Nevertheless, Millennials are the largest and most educated generation in the United States today and they are impacting and driving every sector of Arizona’s business community. Here are 10 Millennials who are not just the future leaders of tomorrow, they are the movers and shakers in today’s commercial real… Read More →

Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015

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Here are the Top 10 stories of 2015, based strictly on the number of readers on azbigmedia.com. The Top 10 stories of 2015 are not based on newsworthiness or importance — although each of these stories are important and newsworthy — but by the sheer number of azbigmedia.com readers who took the time to read the story.… Read More →

True Food Kitchen gets healthy brunch menu update

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True Food Kitchen has proven to be a lot of Valley fitness fans’ favorite post-workout dining option. All those weekend warriors — and everyone else who likes healthy dining options — are in luck. Using Dr. Andrew Weil’s guidelines for his Anti-Inflammatory diet, True Food Kitchen‘s Executive Chef, Arik Markus has made some tasty but healthy… Read More →

Harkins celebrates opening of Camelview at Fashion Square

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by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Arizona’s homegrown Harkins Theatres announces today the debut of the new their new flagship theatre, Camelview at Fashion Square. The highly anticipated theatre will open Thursday, December 17 followed by a weekend-long grand opening celebration. Harkins’ new luxury cinema boasts 14 screens, which will allow Harkins to show a wider variety of independent, foreign and… Read More →

Tech educator Galvanize coming to Phoenix

Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize, announces plans to bring the technology education company to Phoenix.

There was a time when Phoenix’s downtown Warehouse District served as the foundation for the agriculture industry. Today, it is serving as the foundation for the city’s exploding technology sector. Mayor Greg Stanton announced Wednesday that Galvanize, a market leader in delivering technology education programs, will expand to Phoenix in partnership with the city of Phoenix and… 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 →

AZRE editor doubles as children’s book author

Erin Davis, Author of Stick to it Chick, Editor of AZRE. Photo by Robin Sendele, Az Big Media
by in AZRE Magazine | Featured | Newsmakers

Erin Davis, associate editor of AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine, is quick to admit that she has “a slight obsession with Star Wars.” But what a lot of people don’t know about her is that she is also a children’s book author. Davis, the mother of three girls, released her first children’s book, “Stick… Read More →

Healthcare leaders form Health System Alliance of Arizona

Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine will serve as chairman of the Health System Alliance of Arizona.

Arizona has a new healthcare association that could become a powerhouse. The state’s four largest health systems — Banner Health, Dignity Health, HonorHealth and Tenet Healthcare Corp., which owns Abrazo Community Health Network — have united to form the Health System Alliance of Arizona. All four healthcare organizations left the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association… Read More →

Christown Spectrum Mall sells for $115M

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by in AZRE Magazine | Retail

Christown Spectrum Mall, the oldest operating mall and the third shopping mall built in Phoenix, has sold for $115.2 million. Located on Bethany Home Road and 19th Avenue, the central Phoenix shopping staple was purchased by New York-based retail giant Kimco Realty, according to property records. The deal closed late Monday. Christown, which has benefited in recent years… Read More →

Lennar breaks ground on The Muse in Phoenix

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by in AZRE Magazine | Multi-Family

Lennar Multifamily Communities announced the start of construction on The Muse, a 367-unit luxury apartment community in Phoenix, and the signing of two retail leases from Press Coffee Roasters and Salon D’Shayn. Located on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and McDowell Road next to Arizona Opera and across from the Phoenix Art Museum, the… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter honors CFO of the Year winners

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Nearly 500 people packed the Camelback Inn Thursday as the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) presented the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. 2015 CFO Of The Year Awards The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards and highlights the important roles that financial… Read More →

Ducey makes major impact during 1st year in office

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Resting on a table in the center of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey’s meeting room at the state capitol is an Arizona State University football helmet signed by Jake Plummer and Pat Tillman. “I am a proud Sun Devil,” Ducey gushes. But the state’s “first fan” can also boast about another first: Ducey is the first… Read More →