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Public Relations Resolutions for 2013

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January 20, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Marketing

For the first time in years we are beginning to see public relations’ budgets increase. While the economy is slowly improving and consumers are beginning to spend, the real contributing factor for investing in PR is the shift in the way we work, live and communicate. We now see marketing collateral and messaging built into… Read More →

Posh Restaurant Boasts Improvisational Cuisine, Interactive Environment

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January 18, 2013 by in Blogs

Check, cross, and relax. Dinner is that easy at Posh — but only for the bold and daring. I had heard of Posh, the contemporary American restaurant located within the Optima Camelview condos near Scottsdale Fashion Square, from a few people; and each have had nearly the same reaction about the improvisational restaurant — “go… Read More →

Research potential clients online to protect against fraud

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January 17, 2013 by in Blogs | Featured | Finance

While many business-to-business companies use the internet as a way to gather information on the individuals and organizations they interact with, the web can reveal much more than an  address, phone and basic facts on the products or services offered. Before getting into business with a company, it is important to do your research—and the… Read More →

Searsucker Scottsdale's New American Dishes With A Twist Are A Hit

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January 17, 2013 by in Blogs

Only at Searsucker Scottsdale is it possible for the food to overshadow the fact that I both shook Brian Malarkey’s San Diego-tanned hand and exclaimed in my starstruck stammer that “Everything is incredible!” at least three times when he made his rounds that typical Tuesday night. As someone who obsessively watches Top Chef (even during… Read More →

Winter Wines To Please The Palate

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January 16, 2013 by in Blogs

A change in seasons means a change in a lot of things — from the weather to your wardrobe. But it also means it’s time to change what pleases the pallet, and in this case, we’re talking wines. No longer are the airy, sweet notes of summer an appropriate pairing to bring out the best… Read More →

Tech Q&A: What is cloud computing?

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
December 29, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Question: What is cloud computing? Answer: Everyone is talking about cloud computing.  So, what exactly is it and it is right for your business? Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). The real question is should you use a… Read More →

It takes fuel to win tech race

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December 26, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Many of us can relate to thinking of Arizona’s economy as an automobile race. To win, you need a smooth race course, a fast car, a winning driver and high-powered fuel. Carrying that analogy into Arizona’s technology sector, it’s clear that a lot of resources have been invested and progress has been made in building… Read More →

Tech Q&A: Outsourcing vs. consultant

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
December 22, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Question: In this economy, does it make more sense to outsource IT or utilize a consultant?   Answer: Outsourcing is more cost effective than a full time person and you gain 24/7 support, whereas an employee only works a certain shift like 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Outsourcing means you are getting more than just… Read More →

Tech Q&A: Year-end budgeting

Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking.
December 15, 2012 by in Blogs | Business News | Tech

This is the first of what will be a continuing series of technology questions answered by Eric Marcus, CEO of Marcus Networking in Tempe. Question: What technology or telecommunications products should we purchase before year-end? Answer: December is an excellent time to evaluate your IT needs for the coming year and with Section 179 Deductions… Read More →

Six Tips for Hiring Right

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December 12, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Workforce

I think the hiring process is broken. Over the last few years, we’ve let resume scrapers, personality tests, and other technology take too big a role in how we process resumes, interview candidates, and hire new people. Successful candidates today write their resume and cover letters to keywords and search terms to hopefully help them… Read More →

Governor’s task force making right moves on sales tax

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December 8, 2012 by in Blogs | Featured | Politics | Small Biz

One of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s top legislative priorities for 2013 is to simplify our state’s sales tax system.  Our sales tax is so complicated that you might be surprised to learn that Arizona does not technically have a sales tax. Rather, we have a transaction privilege tax (TPT), something that requires… Read More →

Sapporo's Tips For A Successful Thanksgiving Dinner

Tips for Preparing, Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
November 21, 2012 by in Blogs

Whether you’re heading home for the holidays or you’re hosting your family, Thanksgiving can be a stressful time. A time to be spent with family and friends can quickly turn bad as the pressure is on to make a delicious and memorable meal. Thankfully, there are some tips to help alleviate some of that stress-at… Read More →

Renegade Tap And Kitchen's Chef May Serves Unique, Eclectic Cuisine

Renegade Tap and Kitchen
November 9, 2012 by in Blogs

Photos of James Dean, Albert Einstein and Salvador Dali cover the walls. Dali, a painter, was a master of the creative, radical style of surrealism. Einstein, a physicist, may be considered the most influential scientist of the 20th century. Dean, an actor, was known as a rebel without a cause. What do these men all… Read More →

Cocktail Creations: Pumpkin Martini From Kelly's At Southbridge

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November 5, 2012 by in Blogs

October may have come and gone, and we may have said “goodbye” to our Jack-o’-lanterns, but that doesn’t mean pumpkins are out of the picture. At least, not at Kelly’s At Southbridge in Old Town Scottsdale. They’ve created a new, dangerously-delicious martini to celebrate the holidays — the Pumpkin Martini. Pumpkin Martini Ingredients: 2 oz… Read More →