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Michael Gossie

About Michael Gossie

Michael Gossie is a competitive marathon runner, Ironman triathlete and 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 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.

Waste Management Names Sustainability Challenge Winner

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January 30, 2014 by in Business News | Green | Sports

Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that the Shell Houston Open has been named the winner of its inaugural Sustainability Challenge. In a contest that invited all PGA TOUR tournaments to detail their respective sustainable event initiatives, The Shell Houston Open received the highest ranking out of 24 tournament submissions for its cumulative score in… Read More →

MJ Insurance celebrates 50th anniversary

Michael Bill, CEO of MJ Insurance.

Fifty years ago – when gasoline was 30 cents a gallon and a loaf of bread cost 21 cents – Michael M. Bill and his partner, James B. Ritter, founded MJ Insurance. Five decades later, MJ Insurance is one of the top 100 independently-owned insurance agencies in the U.S. with clients in every U.S. state… Read More →

Generation Next: CEOs

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Justin Bayless always planned to be CEO of his father’s healthcare company. He just wasn’t prepared to take charge so soon. “The plan was for me to become CEO at age 30,” Bayless says, “but that was fast-tracked when my father had a nearly fatal heart attack.” In 2010, at the tender age of 26,… Read More →

Let's talk about sex, hormones and your health

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Get the scoop on love and libido! Dr. Angela DeRosa, D.O., M.B.A., C. P. E. will answer your questions about health, hormones and menopause. Plus, learn more about a blood test for early breast cancer detection. Mix and mingle while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. Goodies and giveaways courtesy of Fascinations and an appearance by… Read More →

GoDaddy Expands WordPress Offerings

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January 20, 2014 by in Business News | Tech

GoDaddy, the world’s largest Web hosting provider, is launching a new Web hosting platform dedicated to optimizing WordPress, the most popular content-management system. Live tomorrow, the new WordPress experience enables customers to focus on content creation, while GoDaddy handles the technical details of managing a Web hosting account including server set up, security, daily backups… Read More →

Glasper earns MLK Diversity Award

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Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of the Maricopa Community Colleges, has been selected for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Diversity Award by the Town of Paradise Valley. Each year, the selection committee chooses an individual to receive the honor, a tradition since 2000. Past winners include a nationally known civil rights activist, local faith community leaders,… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson expands to other hospitals

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January 13, 2014 by in Business News | Healthcare

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert has expanded its radiation oncology program, bringing new treatment expertise to patients at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Glendale and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, which also provides pediatric care at Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center. This began on Jan. 1. The program integrates the… Read More →

Shifting the financial focus

Dillan Micus

Many fail to plan how retirement funds will be distributed, Micus says Az Business: What challenges do you see your generation facing in regard to wealth management? Dillan Micus: In regard to helping people my age with their actual wealth management challenges, I empower my team to use our Retirement Income Distribution Strategy (RIDS). Often,… Read More →

Piper Charitable Trust Grants $190K to Esperança

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Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust has awarded Esperança $190,000 to expand its Health Education Program in Central Phoenix.  The program targets children in the communities located along the 1-17 corridor in Central Phoenix, roughly south of Peoria Avenue, north of Lower Buckeye, east of 43rd Avenue and west of 16th Street. “Research shows these zip codes have little… Read More →

Miller Now President of FPA Greater Phoenix

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This month, Jason Miller, CFP® is stepping into his new role as president of the Board of Directors of the Financial Planning Association of Greater Phoenix (FPA). Miller is head of financial planning, Western U.S. for BMO Private Bank, a wealth management firm offering a range of investment advisory and financial planning services to high-net-worth… Read More →

Boot Campaign Partners with Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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January 3, 2014 by in Featured | Nonprofit | Sports

The Boot Campaign and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series today announced a new partnership to show appreciation for troops and raise funds for military programs at the 2014 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon & ½ Marathon. A grassroots initiative which started in 2009, the Boot Campaign will become the benefiting charity of… Read More →

Scottsdale hospitals get new leaders

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December 10, 2013 by in Business News | Healthcare

Gary Baker has moved from his leadership position at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center to become Senior Vice President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center, and Bruce Pearson is the new Senior Vice President and CEO of Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center as Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network begin to… Read More →

Avnet’s Purcell Recognized for IT Leadership

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that Ger Purcell, senior vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected by IDG’s Computerworld as a 2014 Premier 100 IT Leader honoree. The Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches… Read More →

AWEE creates renewed hope for the hopeless

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.
December 1, 2013 by in Featured | Women In Business

Over the course of more than 30 years, Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) has given hope and helped improve employment opportunities for more than 90,000 women, men and young adults. Az Business magazine caught up with Marie Sullivan, president and CEO of AWEE, to talk about the impact her organization has had on the… Read More →

Petersen’s first job was being a rock star

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First Job: Phil Petersen, founder and president, Brookfield Communities What was your first job?   As a very shy and quiet 13-year-old, one of the popular guys in eighth grade, Greg Fox, asked if I wanted to play bass guitar in an Omaha rock band that three friends were starting. That simple invitation changed my life… Read More →