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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.

Jennings, Strouss & Salmon elects John C. Norling

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, P.L.C., a leading Phoenix-based law firm, announced that John C. Norling has been elected Managing Attorney. Norling succeeds J. Scott Rhodes, who stepped down from the position after six years to focus on his thriving legal ethics and professional responsibility practice. Rhodes will also resume the position as the firm’s General… Read More →

10 important signs of mental illness


Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. In Arizona, it is estimated that nearly 42,000 people are seriously mentally ill. What’s even more concerning is how mental health is increasingly affecting our youth. About 11 percent of… Read More →

Gobiquity mobile health moves to Scottsdale


This May, Gobiquity Mobile Health™, an award winning mobile health diagnostics company based originally in Aliso Viejo, CA, will relocate its headquarters to Scottsdale, where they will join the growing number of health and technology companies in the city’s “Cure Corridor.” Gobiquity launched their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, last year, the world’s first and only… Read More →

Burch & Cracchiolo attorney Andy Abraham earns honor


The law firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. today announced that shareholder Andrew “Andy” Abraham has been named one of  the 2015 “Top 50 Attorneys in Arizona” by Southwest Super Lawyers. Abraham is certified as a Real Estate Specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real… Read More →

Hotel Valley Ho offers summer 2015 specials

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The Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale is making it easy to take a summer staycation by offering several summer specials. Stay2Play Package Take advantage of Hotel Valley Ho’s best package of the summer, starting at $139 nightly. Enjoy two welcome drinks, an arrival amenity, $30 in hotel gift cards nightly, upgraded Internet access (3MB), a… Read More →

Veteran’s Car Show and roller-skating at Westgate

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In celebration of Military Appreciation Month, Westgate Entertainment District will host “Donate & Skate” and a Veteran’s Car Show on May 16. Hundreds of people are expected at both events, which are open to the public, and proceeds will go to support military support organizations including Wounded Warrior Project of AZ and Vietnam Veterans of Arizona.  Event details include: Donate &… Read More →

Plexus will randomly distribute roses to moms in Arizona


On Friday May 8, ten thousand (10,000) pink, long-stemmed roses will be delivered to Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller.  The 10,000 roses will then be distributed in bunches of 50 to local Ambassadors (resellers) that agree to distribute the roses at random to mothers at public places such as shopping… Read More →

Experts see a stronger year in Phoenix housing market


The spring weather isn’t the only thing that’s favorable in Arizona. “The biggest overall trend we see in residential real estate is the market trending upward from relief to optimism,” says Matt Widdows, founder of HomeSmart International. “We are continuing to see an uptake in the market across the board. Housing prices are on the… Read More →

We-Ko-Pa named to Most Admired Golf Developments


Golf Inc. – a leading magazine for golf course owners, developers and operators – selected We-Ko-Pa Golf Club as one of the 10 most admired golf developments and the most admired daily fee course in the country, according to their April edition. Golf Inc. created the list by collecting information from industry experts on what… Read More →

Squire Patton Boggs partner helps found governance group


Squire Patton Boggs Phoenix partner Frank M. Placenti, along with a group of the leading corporate governance lawyers from the US and Canada, have founded the American College of Governance Counsel. The College is a professional, educational and honorary association of lawyers widely-recognized for their achievements in the field of governance. Mr. Placenti serves as… Read More →

Mesa Airlines CEO helps company grow after a rough ride


One of the longest serving CEOs in the airline industry, Jonathan Ornstein returned for his second tour with Phoenix-based Mesa Airlines in 1998 as president and CEO and was named chairman of the board in 1999. In March 2011, Ornstein helped Mesa emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in one of the shortest time periods in… Read More →

How can companies increase chances of securing capital?


Silicon Valley Bank committed to lend or invest at least $100 million to technology and life science companies based in Arizona over the next five years, yet many experts say lack of money is preventing the state’s tech sector from exploding. “One area we still need to improve is in the area of capital availability,”… Read More →

Super Lawyers: Jones, Skelton & Hochuli


Super Lawyers has selected twenty-four attorneys from Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, to appear on the 2015 Arizona Super Lawyers and Arizona Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive the honor of being listed as an… Read More →

Lawyers of Color names Shirley Mays to Power List


Arizona Summit Law School announced that Dean Shirley Mays has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Fourth Annual Power List, a comprehensive listing of the nation’s most influential minority attorneys.  Dean Mays was recently honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. recognizing her and other minority attorneys for their leadership. Dean Mays joined Arizona… Read More →

Thousands attend AZ Big Media’s home, travel shows

Thousands of people got a chance to see the best home services, home products, home furnishings and travel opportunities in one place at WestWorld of Scottsdale. On March 28-29, AZ Big Media hosted the first Home Furnishing & Design Show and first Scottsdale Home & Travel Show under the same roof. The combination of the… Read More →