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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.

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Great Hearts Academies

Great Hearts Academies
by in AZ Business Magazine

Leadership: Ward Huseth, CEO Website: What it does: 501(c)(3) nonprofit that operates a network of high-performing public charter schools, serving over 11,000 students in 23 academies across Metro Phoenix. How it leads: Founded in 2003, Great Hearts grew from a single school in a leased space to become Arizona’s largest charter school network, serving more than… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Grand Canyon University

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Leadership: Brian Mueller, president; Dan Bachus, CFO Website: What it does: Arizona’s premier private Christian university, with more than 200 academic programs tailored to both traditional undergraduate students and working professionals. How it leads: While other universities are cutting budgets, eliminating programs and raising tuition, GCU is investing $1 billion over a 10-year period in academic programs,… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: GlobalMed

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Leadership: Joel E. Barthelemy, founder and CEO; Patrick LaVoie, chief operating officer Website: What it does: Industry leader in the design and manufacture of telemedicine delivery systems that allow doctors to see and treat patients remotely. How it leads: GlobalMed is the worldwide industry leader in connected health delivery systems. The company has 2,400 installations in… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Everspin Technologies

Everspin Technologies
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Leadership: Phill LoPresti, president and CEO; Jeff Winzeler, CFO Website: What it does: Leader in designing, manufacturing, and commercially shipping discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-Torque MRAM (ST-MRAM). How it leads: Everspin has more than 50 million MRAM and ST-MRAM products deployed in data center, cloud storage, energy, industrial, automotive, and transportation markets. With… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Digital Air Strike

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Leadership: Alexi Venneri, co-founder and CEO; Michael Pordon, CFO Website: What it does: Social media and digital engagement company that helps clients solve the problem of consumer engagement while generating measurable ROI. How it leads: Digital Air Strike was started when Venneri saw an opportunity to disrupt the automotive industry by changing the way car dealerships and… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Canal Partners

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Leadership: Todd Belfer, managing partner; Sue Ford, CFO Website: What it does: Venture capital firm that provides investor services and capital to B2B software and internet technology companies with market-proven products and services. How it leads: Canal Partners has successfully created significant value in both public and private enterprises utilizing its managers’ entrepreneurial and operational… Read More →

Casino Del Sol recognized on Best Hotels list

Casino Del Sol
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Stay

For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report, a nationally recognized publisher of consumer advice and information, included Casino Del Sol on their prestigious Best Hotels in Arizona list. The award-winning casino resort was also named one of the Best Hotels in Tucson during the publication’s annual evaluation of hotels with the best… Read More →

Bad office relationships may hurt health

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Disliking coworkers may be bad for your health. Australian researchers from University of Queensland reviewed nearly 60 studies to find that positive social interactions in the workplace correlate with better mental and physical health. “People who do not like each other will not be productive in working together,” says Dr. Jon McCaine, clinical director at… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Caliente Construction

Caliente Construction
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Leadership: Lorraine Bergman, president and CEO; Lisa Autino, CFO Website: What it does: Family-owned, commercial general contractor celebrating its 25th year of providing new construction, MEP infrastructure, tenant improvement and renovation services. How it leads: Since assuming leadership of the company after her husband passed away in 2005, Bergman has helped Caliente triple in size… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Caliber-The Wealth Development Company

Caliber The Wealth Development Company

Leadership: Chris Loeffler, co-founder and CEO; Leland Harty, CFO Website: What it does: Manages new construction/redevelopment of commercial, hospitality, multifamily and residential properties and also executes value-add renovations and tenant improvement projects. How it leads: Typically, firms have specific core competencies. Caliber has divisions in many areas under the Caliber brand for consistency, economies… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Ballet Arizona

Ballet Arizona
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Leadership: Samantha Turner, executive director; Christopher J. Marsh, director of finance Website: What it does: The only professional ballet company in the greater Phoenix community that creates, performs and teaches classical and contemporary ballet. How it leads: For the past 15 seasons Ballet Arizona has blossomed under the artistic leadership and vision of Ib… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Arizona Diamondbacks

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Leadership: Derrick Hall, president and CEO; Tom Harris, executive vice president and CFO Website: What it does: Major League Baseball team. How it leads: The success of the Diamondbacks both on and off the field has led to numerous awards and honors, including being named the most affordable for families by Team Marketing Report’s Fan… Read More →

FinTech grows up qvist

When Snoop Dogg disrupts your business, you know you’ve got problems … and “Gin and Juice” ain’t one. The rapper is among those investors backing Robinhood, a popular FinTech (financial technology) app that makes trading stocks simple and free. Both Apple and Google say it was one of the 10 most downloaded apps of 2015.… Read More →

3 Tax Tips for 2017

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Dale A. Walters, a CPA who is one of the leaders at KeatsConnelly, offers these tax tips for 2017: 1. Be aware that a number of tax forms have new filing deadlines.  Key deadline changes under the new law, which took effect Jan. 1 are: Partnership (Form 1065): New deadline March 15 (a month earlier)… Read More →

20 influential Millennials working in Arizona

Influential millennials
by in AZ Business Magazine

Can you guess the average tenure of Millennial employees? Two years. That doesn’t instill much confidence for human resources executives who are trying to create a stable workforce, especially when you take this into account: More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 36). And in 2015, Millennials surpassed Generation X… Read More →