Author Archives: 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: Canal Partners

by in AZ Business Magazine

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

by in AZ Business Magazine

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
by in AZ Business Magazine

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
by in AZ Business Magazine

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

by in AZ Business Magazine

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

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

by in AZ Business Magazine

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 →

10 Millennial leaders in commercial real estate

Millennial leaders
by in AZRE Magazine

Entitled. Narcissistic. Detached. If this were a game of Jeopardy! your response might be: What are the three most common words used to describe the Millennial generation? That doesn’t paint a pretty picture considering Millennials are now the nation’s largest living generation. Yet with every raincloud, there is a silver lining. In this case, they… Read More →

Bourbon & Bones takes food to a whole new level

Bourbon & Bones

Finding a restaurant in the heart of Scottsdale with a hip and modern vibe isn’t exactly difficult. Play “flip cup” on any corner in Old Town and you’re sure to hit one with a decent flick. But finding an upscale steakhouse that combines exceptional food, extraordinary cuts of meat, on-point service, edgy-without-going-over-the-top interiors and the… Read More →

Dining: enjoying an American classic

American Grill

It’s not often that you go to a restaurant and each dish tops the preceding dish in deliciousness. Paul Martin’s American Grill accomplishes that task. The degree of deliciousness may be attributable to the fact that Paul Martin’s focuses on seasonal ingredients, so the dishes are always vibrant and fresh. Paul Martin’s is committed to… Read More →

Q&A with FEI Arizona president on mission, industry changes

In his first five years as chief financial officer at Total Transit, Lawrence Eisel helped quadruple the company’s revenue. To do that, he implemented several changes that showcased his vision, including implementation of a balanced scorecard process, establishing an internal audit function and coordinating an estate planning project that will ultimately save millions in future… Read More →

10 things to watch in banking in 2017

by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

Banks put a tremendous number of man hours and pour a staggering amount of resources in analytics so they can better understand, navigate and predict their risk environment. But there are some things that just cannot be predicted and banking leaders have to sit back and take a wait-and-see attitude. Technology, politics, interest rates and… Read More →