Executive Lifestyle Archives

5 Tips to Prepare for Annual Review

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For some professionals, it’s that time of year again: annual review season. While some may think of it as a chore, others choose to view the performance review as an important event worthy of significant thought and preparation. Guess which approach is better for your career? Here are five tips from the experts at Robert… Read More →

Tour Historic Homes on Windsor Home Tour

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Windsor Square Historic District’s 2014 Home Tour will be held Sunday, March 30. Located at Central Avenue and Camelback Road in the central corridor of Phoenix, Windsor Square is one of the most sought-after historic neighborhoods in Arizona and was recently recognized by CNN Money Magazine as one of the ten U.S. ‘Best Big City… Read More →

High-Net-Worth Arizonans Upbeat about Economy

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A study released today by BMO Private Bank has revealed that affluent Arizonans are optimistic about what the future holds for the U.S. economy.  The study is the second in a series by BMO Private Bank examining trends among high-net worth individuals (those with investible assets of $1 million or more) in Arizona and across… Read More →

Airport Parking Becomes Easier with New Feature

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Parking at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has become more efficient thanks to a new service called Credit Card Express.   To use the service, travelers simply insert their credit or debit card into the machine upon entry. Then, when exiting, reinsert the same card.  There is no longer a need to take and hold onto… Read More →

Knoodle Brings ‘What Not to Wear’ to Workplace

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Many consider business fashion a cookie-cutter style wasteland rife with bland polo shirts and pencil skirts. However, renowned creative agency knoodle is giving office couture a makeover by helping companies navigate the minefield of fashion faux pas with its newly announced menu of image management and personal styling services. To provide the most dramatic and… Read More →

Palomar offers superb Staycation options

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I’ve been a downtown dweller for a decade now. I’ve lived in the historic district of Phoenix since before First Friday brought in the cool kids, long before there were bars in the Roosevelt district to attract the hipsters, and well before CityScape made downtown Phoenix a destination for something other than a sporting event… Read More →

The Retirement Savings Crisis – Infographic

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If you are not saving as much as you should for retirement, you are not alone. Numerous surveys indicate that a staggering number of Americans are not saving enough for a comfortable retirement and many American workers are saving little or none of their income. The visualization below highlights the lack of preparation that will… Read More →

It Pays To Be The Boss – Infographic

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TOP 15 HIGHEST PAID CEOS Did you know that John H. Hammergren is the highest paid CEO, making $131,190,000 per year for McKesson? In fact, the top 15 CEOs all make more than $40M annually. While this fuels the continuing debate over income inequality in America, there is also a growing shift towards tying CEO… Read More →

Bryan Cave Lawyers honored for Pro Bono work

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April 30, 2013 by in Executive Lifestyle | Legal

Bryan Cave LLP Phoenix Partner Megan Lennox and Associates PJ Rivera and Gustavo Schneider have been chosen by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education as recipients of its 2012 Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys In Arizona Award. The foundation established this award in 2001 to recognize attorneys who have tirelessly given their time… Read More →

Mastering Life Balance at Home and at Work

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People are overwhelmed with the complexities of their own lives and are desperately seeking a way to maximize happiness in their home and work lives, says Gary Kunath, an entrepreneur, speaker and former CEO who works with some of the world’s top corporations and business schools. “I used to be caught up in the spin… Read More →

Aero Jet Services expands operations

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Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services has just announced they are expanding their operations to Sarasota, Florida.  They are an industry leader in luxury private jet charter around the globe and wear the crown as #1 in Arizona. They will officially open their location at the Dolphin Aviation Facility at the Sarasota-Bradenton Int. Airport (SQR) on April… Read More →

Luxury Real Estate Market Retrospective: 2001-2012

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News archives must be bursting with stories examining real estate’s regional and national trends after one of the most dramatic events in U.S. real estate history. However, with the old adage in mind that all real estate is local, we wanted a clear retrospective of the market we serve without the sensationalism and consistently inconsistent… Read More →

Travel Like a Celebrity This Holiday Season

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Scottsdale-based Aero Jet Services, an industry leader in luxury private jet charter, is making holiday travel an unforgettable and hassle free experience. This holiday season, Aero Jet Services is treating their clients to a first class luxury experience that is second to none. “We are excited for this upcoming holiday season,” said Michael McCain, Aero… Read More →

National Bank of Arizona seeks Woman of the Year

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National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announces its fourth annual Women’s Financial Group (WFG) Woman of the Year Award, which is designed to honor outstanding professional women throughout metropolitan Phoenix. Nominations are being accepted now through January 31, 2013. The Woman of the Year Award recognizes professional women who have successfully made a positive impact in… Read More →

Molina offers holiday gift advice

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Az Business magazine sat down with Alfredo J. Molina, owner of Molina Fine Jewelers, to talk about trends he is seeing and suggestions he has for holiday gift-giving this season. Here is what he has to say: Question: Are you seeing any trends regarding holiday gift giving this year? Alfredo J. Molina: The major trends… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Honors Top Business Leaders

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Three top business leaders will be honored for their contributions to our economy, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. The honorees are accomplished executives in the fields of wireless technologies, cruises and nonprofits. On Oct. 25, the new inductees will join previous honorees… Read More →

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale named Best of the West

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Readers of Meetings Focus West magazine have chosen Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa as a 2012 “Best of the West” property in the Western United States, Western Canada and Mexico.  The “Best of the West” award is based on the resort’s quality of meeting space, guest rooms, staff, service, food and beverage, the availability… Read More →

Reader’s Digest cites Scottsdale’s ‘sharpness’

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Whether you get bogged down by brain fog or remain as smart as a whip until your ninth decade has a lot to do with the healthiness of your community. That’s because “sharpness” — present-day smarts as well as maintaining a healthy mind at low risk for dementia — depends on education level, eating and… Read More →

Tips for dealing with cap gains tax hike

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The impending jump in capital gains taxes has prompted a flood of nervous calls to financial advisers in recent months. Less than three months remain until the maximum rate of 15 percent on long-term gains rises to 20 percent unless Congress extends the Bush-era tax cuts. On top of that, the health care reform package… Read More →

Spirit Airlines launches Denver-Phoenix flights

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Spirit Airlines is kicking off its new service and Denver International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The Florida-based low cost carrier will have one daily non-stop each way beginning Thursday. The flights leave Denver at midmorning each day and leave the east Phoenix suburb of Mesa for the return late in the morning. Spirit touts… Read More →

Data Reveal Arizona Women Paid Less Than Men in Nearly Every Congressional District

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – An unprecedented analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data shows that the gender-based wage gap affects women in nearly every corner of the state. In fact, in all but one district in Arizona, there is a gap between the wages of women and men. This is the first-ever analysis of these data by… Read More →

Wealth Management Q&A With GenSpring Executives

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Here are answers to some common wealth management questions from Pat Soldano, chairman – Western Region, GenSpring Family Offices, and Mark Mushkat, senior advisor – Western Region, GenSpring Family Offices: What is the biggest mistake people make — that could be corrected by an effective financial adviser — when they try to manage their assets… Read More →

Ria Robles: Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant

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Ria Robles discusses how her participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited her and her business, B2B Delivery, LLC. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Ria Robles B2B Delivery, LLC Tell us about your business: B2B Delivery specializes in same day, business-to-business deliveries throughout the state of Arizona and Las Vegas, NV. We provide… Read More →

Can You Be Too Social With Social Media?

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Plucked from a recent headline on a national news website: “Rich kids are oversharing on social media – are yours?” The story went on to detail true life examples of wealthy youth using social media to boast about luxury private jet travel, $100,000 bar tabs and the use of #ferrari, #mansion and #hamptons Twitter hash-tags.… Read More →