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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.

Deco Communities campaign helps Valley students

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Education is the key that will open doors to a bright future.  That’s why Deco Communities is putting keys in the hands of the community to help open doors for vocational students in Phoenix and across the Valley this spring by launching Deco Keys to the Future, a one-for-one giving initiative that will debut at… Read More →

Solar Pool Technologies signs deal with PoolZoom.com

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by in Creative Designer

Scottsdale-based Solar Pool Technologies Inc. (SPT) announced that it has finalized arrangements with PoolZoom.com to sell the Solar-Breeze NX solar powered robotic pool cleaner at its retail stores and online website beginning in the spring of 2016. PoolZoom.com is an online retailer of swimming pool supplies and aftermarket equipment based in San Antonio, Texas. “The… Read More →

8 companies earn Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

Photo: Anita Richey

Hundreds of Arizona’s best and brightest business leaders gathered Thursday at Chateau Luxe as Az Business magazine presented the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards.  Presenting sponsors for the ILoA Awards were Arizona Central Credit Union, Clark Hill, CRESA, Lovitt & Touche’, RSM and Teladoc. The Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

Chris Camacho: The man leading the mission for GPEC

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Tech

Chris Camacho might be the most influential Millennial in Arizona. But who better to guide Arizona’s economy into a technology-driven world than a Millennial? The 35-year-old president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) packs an economic punch, During Camacho’s tenure with the economic development association, GPEC has attracted more that 170 companies,… Read More →

Meet the Industry Leaders of Arizona

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The CEOs and CFOs of Arizona’s most dynamic and innovative companies are coming together for the 2016 Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, a night of networking and celebration.  Each year, Az Business magazine presents the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in… Read More →

How the new AzLTA leader plans to boost AZ tourism

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by in AZ Business Magazine

Kim Sabow hopes to bring a global perspective to Arizona’s tourism industry.  In November, the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and the Valley Hotel and Resort Association named Sabow as its new president and CEO, succeeding Debbie Johnson, who is now leading the Arizona Office of Tourism.  Sabow left her position as executive director of… Read More →

Using vision and analysis to shape Arizona land

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Kuldip Verma’s product cannot to duplicated.  “We don’t make land any more,” said the CEO of Vermaland. “Most of our resources — food, oil, minerals, wood — come from the land. Everything comes out of land. As the population grows, there will be a lot of pressure on the land.”  When it comes to pressure,… Read More →

Who are Arizona’s most influential Millennials?

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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 business world.… Read More →

Abrazo invests in innovation as Banner grows

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Is it possible to be No. 2 and still end up the winner? Leaders of Abrazo Community Health Network see that as a distinct possibility. “Clearly, Banner Health has the highest market share in Arizona,” says Michele Finney, market CEO for Abrazo, “so Abrazo wants to be No. 2.” A year after Banner’s $1 billion-plus… Read More →

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 →