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Who earned the Most Admired Companies’ Spotlight Awards?

Brad and Heidi Jannenga are co-founders of WebPT, which earned the Spotlight Award for Leadership Excellence.

A crowd of nearly 400 packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor 2016’s Most Admired Companies in Arizona.   Photos by Mike Mertes and Southwest Selfies “Our primary goal in developing the MAC program was to find and recognize those companies that set a standard of excellence that other businesses should aspire to achieve,”… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: American Express

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Banking

American Express Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: John Standring, senior vice president What it does: American Express is the largest credit card issuer by purchase volume. Admirable quality: American Express employees donate thousands of hours of service to nonprofit organizations all over Arizona. The company uses an… Read More →

Arizona Technology Council adds 3 new directors

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In a move that positions some of the most well-respected senior executives in Arizona alongside a bright young professional, the Arizona Technology Council announced Monday a series of board appointments. The Technology Council appointed Brad Jannenga, co-founder and former chairman, president & CTO of WebPT, David Woody, senior vice president, Technology Operations & Transformation, American Express and… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015

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Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday September 10, 2015 to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az… Read More →

Crowd honors Arizona’s Most Admired Companies

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A crowd of more than 400 people packed the Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday to honor the 40 companies who were named Arizona’s Most Admired Companies for 2015. “When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and our partner, BestCompaniesAZ, was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, social responsibility,… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Admired Companies

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BestCompaniesAZ and Az Business magazine honored 40 companies at the 2014 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies award reception on September 11, 2014 at the Westin Kierland Resort. Arizona’s Most Admired Companies are selected based on how a company has performed in the following areas: workplace culture, leadership excellence, corporate and social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation.… Read More →

Erin Harper Joins Keyser

Erin Harper, Keyser
by in AZRE Magazine | Newsmakers

Keyser announced today that Erin Harper has joined the firm.  “I am very pleased to be able to welcome such a talented and experienced project manager to our growing team,” said founder Jonathan Keyser. “Erin’s commitment to service is a perfect fit for our service based culture, and her experience and expertise will help Keyser… Read More →

McDowell Sonoran Preserve to close early July

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Fire danger prompts restrictions and increased patrols – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, to reduce the threat of wild fires during the Independence Day holiday. Summer temperatures dry out vegetation and create an extreme fire threat that can endanger lives, property and the Valley’s fragile desert. The availability… Read More →

The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders

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Benito Almanza Arizona president Bank of America Born into a family of migrant workers, Almanza is now responsible for all lines of business efforts, community and civic activities in the state. The graduate of Stanford University and the University of Santa Clara has been with Bank of America for 30 years, working in California before… Read More →

Shop Small And Spend Small Business Saturday In Scottsdale

Shop Small, Small Business Saturday in Scottsdale
by in Events

You’ve heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but how about Small Business Saturday? On November 24, 2012, support local businesses and shop local — or, “Shop Small.” According to the 2011 Small Business Saturday Consumer Survey by Echo Research, and commissioned by American Express, more than 100 million people nationwide took part in Small… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale Announces 2012 Youth Of The Year

Youth of the Year: Alyssa Coughenour
by in Connections | Events | Profiles

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has selected Scottsdale resident and Pinnacle High School senior Alyssa Coughenour as the 2012 Youth of the Year. She was selected from nine finalists, one representing each branch in the nonprofit organization. Coughenour was honored at the Youth of the Year Celebrate Youth Gala & Auction at… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

Tammy Weinbaum, Sr. VP, General Manager Of American Express

Tammy Weinbaum - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Tammy Weinbaum, Sr. VP of American Express, discusses her first drop as a water girl at a deli in Florida, as well as her first job as a proofreader with American Express. Tammy Weinbaum Title: Senior Vice President and General Manager Company: American Express Describe your very first job and what you learned from it.… Read More →

Corporate Giving More Discriminating, But Still Charitable

Corporate Giving - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Like the economy, a dip in corporate giving appears to have bottomed out, but that charitable landscape has changed both for givers and receivers. Corporations are re-evaluating which not-for-profit organizations they support, and in some cases businesses are providing more volunteers and less cash. At the same time, fund-raising efforts are changing. Some elaborate parties… Read More →