Grant Thornton offers tax season filing tips

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Taxes are one of two certainties in life, but how much you owe can depend greatly on your preparedness and your planning, according to Grant Thornton LLP. For business owners, you not only have your returns and your family’s returns to worry about, you also have complex business tax provisions to consider. 2013 marked the… Read More →

Which Social Media Platforms are Right for You?

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If you want to be visible in today’s marketplace, you absolutely must have a presence on social media. But there are so many from which to choose nowadays! In addition to the biggies like Facebook and Twitter, we have lots of newcomers, including Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr. Additionally, some of the older platforms have undergone… Read More →

Discovery Triangle Launches Healthy Initiative

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The Discovery Triangle Development Corporation is launching a fresh food initiative that will bring a mobile produce market to underserved neighborhoods located in the Discovery Triangle. The “Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle” will sell fresh, affordable and high-quality fruits and vegetables out of a donated, retrofitted Valley Metro bus. A launch event was held on… Read More →

TGen’s Von Hoff inducted into Joshua Lederberg Society

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), was inducted into the Joshua Lederberg Society for his work in developing the drug Abraxane for advanced pancreatic cancer patients. The Lederberg Society is named for the late Dr. Joshua Lederberg, a Nobel Prize laureate and leader in bacterial… Read More →

GPEC Board Chair Calls for Veto of Senate Bill 1062

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Under the direction of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, James H. Lundy, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) will be sending a letter to Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer urging the veto of Senate Bill 1062. As a premier regional economic development organization, GPEC works hand in hand with the Arizona Commerce Authority… Read More →

TGen, Mayo find key targets for bile duct cancer

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Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and physicians at Mayo Clinic’s Individualized Medicine Clinic have personalized drug treatments for patients with cholangiocarcinoma using genomic sequencing technologies. Potential new treatment approaches are being validated to develop new tests that physicians can use to guide therapy for this aggressive cancer of the bile ducts that… Read More →

Phoenix Retail Finishes 2013 with Strongest Absorption Since Pre-Recession

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February 18, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Industry Insiders

The Phoenix commercial retail market continues to improve in vacancy and increased leasing activity. The year closed with the strongest absorption recorded since before the Great Recession six years ago. Vacancy rates, once hovering near 14% have now dropped to where the market will be in single-digit vacancy by late 2014.   Leasing activity (absorption)… Read More →

Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015?

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February 18, 2014 by in Featured | Senior Life

For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits. For those… 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 →

Phoenix-area Housing Market Officially in Slowdown

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Expect those big price increases we’ve seen for Phoenix-area homes to slow down, possibly even stop or reverse a little this year. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University predicts two-plus years of large gains to come to an end in 2014. The latest data for Maricopa… Read More →

Was Dumb Starbucks Smart?

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February 17, 2014 by in Business News | Featured | Legal

Comedian Nathan Fielder created a media stir, and long lines, when he opened a coffee shop called Dumb Starbucks. The establishment was quickly closed down for not having a permit. In the short time that the shop was open, legal commentators everywhere speculated about whether Starbucks would sue for trademark infringement, and if it did,… Read More →

Do You Live in Fear of an IRS Audit?

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February 6, 2014 by in Featured

It is no secret that one of the biggest fears people have is receiving an audit notice from the IRS. It ranks right up there with being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Of course, the IRS does nothing to alleviate this fear because the more frightened you are, the less likely you will be to… Read More →

Griffin Appointed CEO of John C. Lincoln North Mountain

Maggi Griffin, RN, MS, was recently appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital. She also serves as the John C. Lincoln Health Network chief nursing officer (CNO). Griffin joined the John C. Lincoln Health Network four years ago, and has an extensive background in nursing, hospital management and leadership. She first… Read More →

Innovator’s Accelerator Unveils Expanded Product Suite

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Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL) announced the expansion of its critically acclaimed Innovator’s Accelerator® leadership development experience. The learning experience is now available in two formats with several customizable features. Innovator’s Accelerator is an online learning experience led by the world’s leading experts on business innovation: Clayton Christensen of Harvard Business School, Jeff Dyer… Read More →

Midwestern University Expands Leadership Team

Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern University has announced an expansion of the senior management of the University as it continues with carefully planned growth and ever-expanding graduate healthcare programs. Teresa Welch Fossum, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., DACVS, has assumed a new position as the Vice President of Research and Strategic Initiatives,… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Names Associate Director

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Nancy Rowe, a national leader in the telemedicine field, has been named associate director for outreach for the Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP). Rowe will work toward expanding ATP’s connections with hospitals and other health-care providers in Northern Arizona. She also will assist in marketing and training efforts. Rowe assumed her new role with ATP on… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Experts predict slow recovery leading to better 2015

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In the ’90s, the joke was that the state bird was a construction crane, says AAED’s Executive Director Joyce Grossman. She motions out the window of her downtown Phoenix office and says, “You look around here, and you see cranes in the air. That means jobs.” Arizona isn’t seeing the growth it did in the… Read More →

Hacking & ID Theft: Are You Next?

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January 21, 2014 by in Featured | Tech

At least 110 million consumers were affected by the hack involving Target and Neiman Marcus retailers. Whether or not millions more will have their identities manipulated and finances ruined within the coming months due to more breaches of security at other stores is anyone’s guess, says identity theft recovery expert Scott A. Merritt. “By necessity,… Read More →

Op-Ed: Alternative project delivery methods gain popularity

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As a general contractor, one of the most critical roles we play is that of educator. Construction delivery methods are constantly evolving and expanding, and it’s our responsibility to stay abreast of the latest evolutions to inform our project owners so they understand all options available when planning for the design and construction of new… Read More →

4 Marketing Must-Do’s for 2014

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January 16, 2014 by in Featured | Marketing

I love the fresh-scrubbed feel of a new year. It’s a great time to set goals for myself and my company, which always fires me up and inspires me to charge ahead. I do more looking forward this time of year than looking back, but it is important to pause and take stock of where… Read More →

Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?

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January 10, 2014 by in Featured

In survey after survey, meetings get knocked by everyone from employees to senior executives as being among the biggest waste of work hours. In one poll, by Office Team, 45 percent of senior executives said their firms would be more productive if they banned all meetings at least one day a week! “The problem that… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Market Stuck in Neutral

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January 10, 2014 by in Economy | Featured | Real Estate

Maybe the new year can bring some new energy to the Phoenix-area housing market? A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows stagnation as 2013 came close to an end. The latest data for Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of November, shows: > Price gains continuing to… Read More →

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