Author Archives: Michelle Lauer


Valley Partnership: Partners 2012

Valley Partnership

Six partners tell why they chose to be involved with Valley Partnership and why they stay. Markham Contracting Mike Markham Jr., vice president and chief operating officer at Markham Contracting, isn’t involved in many trade organizations. “But I’ve chosen to stay in Valley Partnership because of the value it brings,” Markham says. “It goes beyond… Read More →

How Fashion Can Lead To A Number Of Painful Health Problems

Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Agonizingly beautiful: Wearing heels that are too high and jeans that are too tight are just two of the fashion statements that can lead to health problems down the road, experts say. Suppressing a scowl and the urge to launch those insufferable stilettos through a nearby window, you hear your mother’s voice in your ear.… Read More →

Swanky Seniors

Swanky Seniors - Sagewood, AZRE Magazine May/June 2012

Sophisticated assisted living and senior care developments look more like resorts than the traditional ‘old folks home’ As America’s senior population swells to an unprecedented volume — 62 million seniors, almost double the number of seniors at the turn of the century — luxury senior care and assisted living development is on the rise in… Read More →

Mobile Payments – The Pay Of The Future

Mobile payments - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

They’re not here yet, but expect mobile payments to change the way we pay If your wallet feels thinner in the upcoming months, blame your cell phone, not the down economy. Mobile payments, also called mobile money and mobile wallet, are the future of commerce. If they haven’t already, mobile payments will soon revolutionize the… Read More →

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands

Hospitality And Casino Construction Increase On Tribal Lands - Gila River Indian Community

The Gila River Indian Community is building two new hotels that total more than 200 rooms, a new, 70,000 SF casino, and a conference center. The Navajo Nation is building its first Arizona casino near Flagstaff. “(Construction in Indian country) is actually one of the market sectors that is really thriving,” says Rogers Owers, an… Read More →

My Sister’s Consignment Business Expands Into California

Owners of My Sisters consignment business - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Three siblings’ lucrative consignment business expands into California From the moment you meet these three entrepreneurs, it’s obvious they’re sisters. Articulate, well-dressed and blonde, they are undeniably of the same distinctive breed. Ann Siner, Jennifer Siner and Tess Loo are the siblings behind Eco-Chic Consignments, Inc., better known to Valley shoppers as My Sister’s Closet,… Read More →

Camelback Esplanade Has A New Addition: The Del Frisco's Grille

Camelback Esplanade
February 1, 2012 by in Brokerage

Camelback Esplanade, once the unofficial headquarters for Valley power lunches, is now mentioned most often for slowing revenue and high turnover rates. This June, however, the storied mixed-use center will welcome a newcomer to the table. In its first restaurant venture in Arizona, Del Frisco’s Grille will fill the now-vacant booths of the venerable Houston’s… Read More →