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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.

Honoring excellence in corporate counsel

February 19, 2014 by in Events | Featured | Legal

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new economy. Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). The 30 finalists and winners were honored Thursday, January 16 during a… Read More →

G&K Elects Clark to the Firm’s Board of Directors

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that Shannon L. Clark has been elected to the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Clark joins current Board members Michael Kennedy, Dean Short, Kevin O’Malley and Tim Brown. “As the youngest member of the Board, Shannon will represent an important constituency of our shareholders and play a… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché Launches Private Healthcare Exchange

February 6, 2014 by in Business News | Events | Healthcare

Lovitt & Touché today announced the launch of ClearPath Prime, a newly designed private exchange that allows employers to manage the selection of employee healthcare benefits. An industry leading technology platform, ClearPath Prime is designed for employers to customize a menu of benefit options, allowing employees the flexibility of determining the plan that best suits… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona take spotlight


Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize  the contributions and impact of Arizona‐based companies in five key industries — commercial real estate, education, entertainment, manufacturing and technology. The 30 finalists for this year’s ILoA Awards are profiled on the following pages. Winners will be recognized at… Read More →

Waste Management Names Sustainability Challenge Winner

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


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

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


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


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

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 →