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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.

Karen Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Karen Anderson, MD, PhD, associate professor, ASU Biodesign Institute Anderson is focused on understanding how the immune response can be used to detect and alter cancer development. Anderson’s team identifies target tumor and viral proteins and pushes scientific understanding of the mechanisms of the immune regulation of cancer. Greatest accomplishment: “ Inventing diagnostic assays for cancer and… Read More →

Jennifer Anderson: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Jennifer Anderson, senior vice president and regional manager, Wells Fargo Greatest accomplishment: “Working my way up to lead Wells Fargo’s 200-person business banking group in Arizona. I began my career with Wells Fargo in 1997 as a credit analyst, so it was a proud accomplishment for me.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted to be an equine/large animal veterinarian.  I… Read More →

Amy Abdo: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Amy Abdo, director, Fennemore Craig Abdo is a litigator focusing on business disputes, professional liability and employment litigation.  She is a member of Fennemore Craig’s five-person Management Committee and serves as Litigation Section Chair. Greatest accomplishment: “My first mentor – a brilliant and talented attorney – enthusiastically referred one of his top clients to me.” Childhood… Read More →

Ioanna Morfessis: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Ioanna Morfessis, founder, IO.INC As an economic development executive, including time as the founder of GPEC, Morfessis helped attract nearly $30 billion in private capital investment and created more than 200,000 new direct jobs. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to improve the quality of life and economies in the communities I served.” Childhood aspiration: “I dreamed about being… Read More →

Hope Leibsohn: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Hope Leibsohn, member, Sherman & Howard Liebsohn has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. She was appointed by former Gov. Janet Napolitano and reappointed by former Gov. Jan Brewer as vice chairman of the Arizona Family College… Read More →

SOL Mexican Cocina offers Baja cuisine with a modern twist

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When the food on a plate is so seductive that it’s devoured before it can be photographed and shared with the social media stratosphere, you know it’s something special. SOL Mexican Cocina in the Scottsdale Quarter is something special. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider has created bold, modern interpretations of traditional coastal Mexican cuisine with a… Read More →

How can you raise financially savvy children?

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With school out for the summer, there’s no better time to teach children about money and finances, experts say. “By teaching children the importance of opportunity costs at a young age, we can better prepare them to become confident and successful members of our community once they enter the real world,” says Jim Lundy, CEO… Read More →

Arizona’s best resorts offer summer staycation deals

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Need a summer getaway? Stay home and save money. Arizona is home to some of the world’s most fantastic pools, luxurious spas, romantic retreats, spectacular golf courses and best restaurants. So you can forget about flight delays and rental cars because many of Arizona’s award-winning hotels and resorts offer summer deals that are designed specifically… Read More →

Data breach: Not if, but when, experts warn

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“It will never happen to us.” That misperception puts businesses at risk for data breaches, expert say. “The most common mistake is assuming your company won’t be breached because you’re not a large, multi-national company similar to the ones whose breaches are covered by the national media,” says Ari Bai, shareholder at Polsinelli. “In reality,… Read More →

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess packs fun for entire family

The Techno Glo Party at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features black lights, lasers, fog, LED hula hooping, glow-in-the-dark bubbles, drinks and a DJ pulsating techno music.

When I first moved to Arizona from New York in 1998, my father already knew his way around and could give me recommendations for the best places to eat, play and golf. He didn’t live in Arizona, but he and seven of his friends spent a week each March taking advantage of Arizona’s great weather to… Read More →

Tina Machado: Game changer for Arizona tech sector

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Tina Machado’s business background is eclectic, to say the least. She specialized in land development in Hawaii. She was the CEO of a Phoenix-based bottling company. She is the current president of Scottsdale-based Rarity, which provides working capital to early stage startups. Machado’s latest venture is CodeRed-I, a mobile app development company that she hopes… Read More →

Hit-and-run kills 2015 Physician of the Year Dr. Robert Arceci

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The 2015 Healthcare Leadership Awards winner for Physician of the Year was killed by a hit-and-run driver Monday morning in Scottsdale. Phoenix Children’s Hospital confirmed Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured while on his way to work. The hospital issued this statement: “Phoenix Children’s physician Dr. Robert Arceci was fatally injured after being hit by another… Read More →

Banner Alzheimer’s Institute gets $10M in new funding

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The Alzheimer’s Association, GHR Foundation and Fidelity Biosciences Research Initiative announced $10 million in new research funding to Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), Phoenix, Arizona, to support a groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease prevention trial that will launch later this year. The funding, to be paid over five years as part of a broad public/private partnership, supports and extends… Read More →

Westgate’s free activities offer endless summer fun

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All summer long Westgate’s Entertainment District is the go-to West Valley destination for free, family-friendly events and activities for all ages. Whether it’s live music under the stars, kids cooling off at the Splash Pad on a warm afternoon, checking out over 1,000 bikes during Bike Night, meet-and-greets with movie-characters during Westgate Wednesdays or taking… Read More →

FEI president hopes to help Arizona chapter give back

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Adam Miller brought a broad range of experiences in finance, accounting, auditing, personnel, real estate, manufacturing and operational management to his role as president of the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI). Miller became CFO of Barron Lighting Group in 2010 and has helped the company achieve double-digit growth in the years since joining… Read More →