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The Pie Social, Jay Mohr + things to do this weekend

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11/13: Third Annual Fall for the Arts ArtWalk 50 local galleries are participating in the third annual fall event to showcase some artwork, exhibition openings and live auctions. The summer exhibitions are ending to make way for a new season with new artwork, and the walk will feature the new art along with some artist… Read More →

Zenefits will create 1,300 Jobs at new Scottsdale office

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Today the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was joined by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Maricopa County and the City of Scottsdale in welcoming Zenefits to the Greater Phoenix region. Zenefits, the free, cloud-based human resources technology company that automates and eliminates time-consuming paperwork for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today plans to create over 1,300 new… Read More →

Phoenix Housing Market in Low Gear Until Next Year

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The Phoenix-area housing market is unlikely to see a significant boost until next year. That’s according to the latest monthly report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here are the highlights of the new report on Maricopa and Pinal counties, as of September: • The median single-family-home sales price… Read More →

Orion Health opens development center in Scottsdale

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Orion Health, a population health management company, announced the opening of its new development center in Scottsdale. The Orion Health ‘Center of Excellence’ will serve as the company’s North American research and solution center, supporting big data analytics technology development, focused on providing decision support to clinicians and patients, and solution support for clients’ population… Read More →

Local fabric designer pens book on unconventional creativity

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As artist and author, Carrie Bloomston, flipped through the 127 colorful pages of her first book, “The Little Spark-30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity,” she couldn’t help but smile at the product of her journey. “I could have written this very fluffy light book about creativity, but it wouldn’t have solved the problem. It wouldn’t… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Man & Woman of the Year

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Valley Leadership announced Tommy Espinoza and Judy Shannon as the organization’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the 66th Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon in March 2015. A native of Phoenix, Espinoza has demonstrated long-term,… Read More →

How to Choose the Right Hot Water System for Home

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Choosing the right hot water system for your home is no easy task. Hence, it’s a buying decision you don’t want to make at the last minute. You have to consider lots of factors such as the number of people in the house, area of installation, fuel or energy source, your budget, energy efficiency rating… Read More →

7 Reasons to Bite Your Tongue in the Office

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Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas. Here are some of Gottsman’s tips and reminders to follow while you’re at work to keep your reputation intact and to avoid any turmoil with your peers: 1. You… Read More →

How Does Arizona Same Sex Marriage Impact HR?

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On Friday October 17, same sex marriages became legal in Arizona. What are the changes that Arizona employers and their HR professionals need to be aware of? 1. The definition of spouse in employee manuals and handbooks. If a generic definition, such as “spouse” is used, there should not be a need to update. However,… Read More →

Could Looser Lending Standards Boost Phoenix Market?

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Will banks start to drop their standards and let people with slightly lower credit scores and much lower down payments buy homes? That’s the big question, after the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other agencies voted to approve new, looser lending rules this week. A well-known expert from the W. P. Carey School of… Read More →

4 big ideas shaking up Arizona-Mexico trade

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While all of us have no doubt been busy getting enlightened by the endless stream of political TV ads, there have been lots of exciting things happening to grow Arizona’s cross-border trade profile with our neighbor Mexico. Matchmaker, matchmaker, make me a match Dennis Smith and the team at the Maricopa Association of Governments deserve… Read More →

Platform Scottsdale hosts event for Valley women

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By Kendra Riley, Founder/Owner Dawning Public Relations Valley women, from the stay-at-home moms to businesswomen on the go, will be coming together on Thursday at ESCADA in Biltmore Fashion Park to ignite their inner rock stars with local women’s nonprofit Platform Scottsdale. This influential group of women will be hosting their second signature event of… Read More →

PGA TOUR Superstore Opens 3rd Ariz. Store

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PGA TOUR Superstore announced the October 25 grand opening of its 20th retail store, which is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd in North Scottsdale. The new store’s grand opening celebration, which includes $30,000 in product giveaways and a $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Scottsdale, marks the company’s third Arizona location (joining the… Read More →

Q & A with Tom Simplot, President and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association

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Tom Simplot was named president and CEO of the Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA) in July 2008. The longtime Phoenix resident has served on the Phoenix City Council, president of the Maricopa County Board of Health, Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority, as chair of the Phoenix Historic Preservation Committee and was a member of the Phoenix… Read More →

5 Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise

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A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma.  So what is the correct way to ask for a raise? Jacqueline Whitmore is an internationally recognized etiquette… Read More →