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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.

Growing tech firms reflect emerging Arizona business sector

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Don Hawley is the quintessential product of Silicon Valley. He went to college at the University of California, Berkeley, became a serial entrepreneur and founded and developed many successful technology companies in the San Francisco Bay area. So why is he doing business in Arizona? “Arizona is infinitely more business friendly,” said the founder, chairman… Read More →

Brian Harris creates option for dental emergencies

DR. BRIAN HARRIS: “After 10 years of changing my patients’ lives with cosmetic dentistry, I now get to create smiles by getting people healthy and out of pain,” said the co-founder of OnCall Dental Urgent Care. “It’s the best of both worlds.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Brian Harris grew up around dentistry. “My dad would take my brothers and I to work with him during the summer,” Harris said. “We would get paid $2 per hour to unpack boxes, clean the lab, make stone models of teeth, etc. I realize now after having my own kids, he really did it so… Read More →

Central Bistro creates dining delight

Central Bistro

They had us at “Drunk Bread.” It’s not often that a long-time favorite can be replaced with a newer, more innovative model and turn out to be even more engaging, but Central Bistro has accomplished the feat. Nestled into the former location of Zen 32, which called the hot spot on the northwest corner of Camelback… Read More →

A booming baking business, despite autism

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It’s a story that’s been written many times: Young entrepreneur uses an old family recipe to launch a successful business. But this success story comes with a twist. Matt Resnik, a 23-year-old man with autism, is using his family’s biscotti recipe to build a bridge to independence. “Matt loves music and one of his favorite songs is ‘Hey Jude,’ by… Read More →

Super Bowl’s impact on economy may last long after game

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry. Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Early in the planning process for the 2015 Super Bowl, Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee CEO Jay Parry was giving a presentation to Greater Phoenix Leadership and she referred to some of national perceptions of Arizona as “misperceptions.” “An individual walked up to me after the presentation and said, ‘You did a great job, but… Read More →

Central Bistro creates perfect blend of French, Italian

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They had us at “Drunk Bread.” It’s not often that a long-time favorite can be replaced with a newer, more innovative model and turn out to be even more engaging, but Central Bistro has accomplished the feat. Nestled into the former location of Zen 32, which called the hot spot on the northwest corner of… Read More →

ACDHH hires news information and referral coordinator

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The Arizona Commission for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing (ACDHH) announced Noneshi Anderson as the organization’s information and referral coordinator. In her role, Anderson will serve as the first point-of-contact with the public, manage the social media outlets as well as provide information about services and resources available through ACDHH along with other… Read More →

Nomination deadline nears 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 →

Az Business’ Top Lawyers List nominations open

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Each year, Az Business magazine publishes its “Top Lawyers List.” The 2015 list will run in the March 2015 issue of Az Business magazine. For the 2015 edition of the “Top Lawyers List,” Az Business is accepting nominations in more than 20 categories. Arizona’s legal profession is a tremendous economic engine for the state and… Read More →

GoDaddy casts cute puppy for new Super Bowl ad

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has signed its four-legged Super Bowl star for this week’s commercial shoot with Danica Patrick. He’s cute and cuddly. He’s soft and sweet. He’s also an unproven talent, though he’s demonstrated a dynamic chemistry with the camera at the young age of just nine-weeks and… Read More →

CEO leads Banner Health through healthcare ‘re-invention’

Banner Health President and CEO Peter Fine.

Around the first of the year, Phoenix-based Banner Health is expected to close on a nearly $1 billion deal to acquire the University of Arizona Health Network and its subsidiaries. The deal will make Banner the largest private employer in the state, will pump least $500 million of spending on capital projects into the state’s… Read More →

Alliance Bank boosts Valley development, bottom line

ED ZITO: “We feel like we are all owners,” said the president of Alliance Bank of Arizona. “We like to preach to our newest members of the team, ‘run it like you own it.’ If you have than mentality from the get-go, that is the hallmark that has made us the largest headquartered bank in Arizona.” Photo by Shavon Rose, AZ Big Media

Ed Zito began his financial career with the United States Treasure Department. As president of Alliance Bank of Arizona, a subsidiary of Western Alliance Bancorporation, Zito helped the financial institution cross the $10 billion mark in June, obtain a $2 billion market cap for its stock and grow into the 67th-largest publicly traded bank-holding company… Read More →

SRP stresses safety with holiday decorations

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With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us will be hanging lights, decorating trees and finding creative ways to celebrate the season. Salt River Project (SRP) is encouraging customers to stay safe this holiday season as they bring out the decorative lights bulbs, surge protectors and extension cords to energize the holidays. Each year,… Read More →

Az Business announces finalists for ACC Awards

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Az Business magazine, in conjunction with the State Bar of Arizona, have announced the finalists for the 2015 Arizona Corporate Counsel (ACC) Awards. The finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner and reception on Jan. 15, 2015 at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale. Click here for… Read More →

Blue Hound’s new menu is a culinary masterpiece

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails' Prime Flat Iron Steak, served with whipped potatoes, crispy frites and a garlic cherry glaze.
November 24, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

If you really want to give yourself a gift this holiday season, check out the new menu at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Hotel Palomar Phoenix. Newly appointed Executive Chef Sean Currid, who joined the restaurant in September, has created a new winter dinner menu and the results are a culinary masterpiece like you’ve… Read More →