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New dean appointed for UA College of Pharmacy

pharmaceuticals

Rick G. Schnellmann, PhD, a leading pharmacologist, researcher and drug discovery entrepreneur, has been appointed dean of the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. He will begin his new duties on Aug. 1, joining the UA from the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as Distinguished University Professor and chair of the College of… Read More →

UA Health Sciences study gets $11.4M grant

Cancer research

Cutting-edge research investigating the genetic basis for devastating disorders in the critically ill – acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) – will receive a major boost thanks to an $11.4 million, five-year program project grant. The prestigious program project award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health has been awarded to… Read More →

Leadership Spotlight: John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph

John M. Randolph is a member at Sherman & Howard who has represented banks and other lending institutions in transactions ranging from $2 million to $200 million, including multi-state collateralized transactions and restructuring of existing financing arrangements. Advice: “Immerse yourself completely in your area. Learn everything you can about it. Seek out industry related interest groups… Read More →

7 traits top entrepreneurs should have

Entrepreneurs

In today’s world, it seems like everyone has an idea for the next big thing. The success of ABC’s Shark Tank has spurred new shows like West Texas Investors Club, Food Fortunes and The Profit – all showcasing entrepreneurs and their 10-minute pitch to land a million-dollar deal. Yes, some ideas are less than stellar,… Read More →

NLRB permit temporary employees to vote in union elections

workforce

Over the last seven + years, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board or NLRB) has consistently expanded collective bargaining rights in a variety of employment settings. Continuing that trend, the NLRB has now reversed over a decade of precedent and ruled that outside temporary employees supplied to a “user” employer, and the user employer’s… Read More →

Review: The BFG is a faithful adaption for better and for worse

BFG

Movies have an uncanny ability to transport you to another time. Steven Spielberg, irrefutably one of the greatest living directors, has created this feeling in film masterfully over the years. Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, the first Indiana Jones — they’re a few of many classics that thrive off of Spielberg’s directorial magic, absorbing audiences… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No.11 on CBRE ‘Tech Talent’ report

Coldwell Banker Commercial Advisors

Phoenix is solidifying its position as one of the nation’s leading tech markets, jumping nine spots to number 11 on CBRE Group Inc.’s annual “Scoring Tech Talent” report which ranks 50 U.S. and Canadian markets according to their ability to attract and grow tech talent. Phoenix also ranked No. 6 on the list overall of top… Read More →

12 News announces new daily talk show

T.D. Jakes

Local station TEGNA-owned (NYSE: TGNA) station, 12 News/KPNX and 12News.com,  is launching a new syndicated daily one-hour talk show, “T.D. JAKES,” hosted by best-selling author, film and music producer and entrepreneur T.D. Jakes. The show will premiere Monday, September 12., and will replace “12 News at Noon” and the first half-hour of “Arizona Midday” (returning the program to… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Business leaders market Arizona to the world at Washington summit

Arizona

They came from the state and from several cities, but business leaders at an event in Washington this week had a common goal – convincing foreign business owners that Arizona is the right place for them. Officials from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Salt River Project and the cities of Gilbert,… Read More →

Cactus League names Jeff Meyer new president

baseball

Scottsdale businessman Jeff Meyer, long active in sports and tourism circles, has been elected President of the Cactus League Baseball Association. Meyer’s two-year volunteer term ends June 30, 2018. He has served on the Cactus League’s board for 17 years as a representative of the Scottsdale Charros. “I am honored and grateful for the opportunity… Read More →

LeadershipYOU gives students career advice, helicopter ride

LeadershipYOU

Four Arizona college students became the first winners of the LeadershipYOU Career Coaching Event, receiving career advice from a local entrepreneur and a helicopter tour. The winners flew in a helicopter over Phoenix and Scottsdale, which was flown by Dr. John Shufeldt, author of the book “LeadershipYOU: Your Future Starts With You.” The contestant winners… Read More →

Why good roads and infrastructure are needed for development

Loop 303 I-10 Interchange

Existing transportation infrastructure can be a make it or break it point for any development project. If there aren’t any roads or other necessary infrastructure pieces in place, then a site isn’t very developable, says Brad Wright, of counsel at Squire Patton Boggs. “I really see the connection between our ability to finance good public… Read More →

Is ed-tech the key to growing Arizona’s knowledge-based economy?

Enterprise Bank

The Valley’s educational technology (ed-tech) scene has been growing critical mass for decades and odds are it’s not going to stop anytime soon. John Sperling was ahead of the curve in 1976 when he founded for-profit University of Phoenix with the mission to educate working adults. In 1989, the university launched its online program, which… Read More →

TTI Success Insights founder passes away, son named president

TTI Success Insights

Bill J. Bonnstetter, founder and chairman of Target Training International and TTI Success Insights, passed away from cancer on June 2. His son, Dave Bonnstetter was named president of the behavior assessment firm. Target Training International, Ltd. and TTI Success Insights were founded in 1984 by Bonnstetter and his son Dave. Over the course of… Read More →