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ASBA's CEO Ready for a close-up

Rick Murray, chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association.

Rick Murray followed an eclectic path to becoming chief executive officer of the Arizona Small Business Association in February of 2012. After college, he worked as a broadcast news photographer before starting a small advertising agency and production company, which grew into a sports production company before he ended up back in broadcast news, this… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine May/June 2013

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AZ Business Magazine May/June 2013 Good economic news abounds This is one of those issues of Az Business magazine that was really fun to put together because it’s brimming with positive economic news. We learn in the residential real estate outlook — that runs in conjunction with the announcement of the winners of the Arizona… Read More →

Brewer Declares May ‘Arizona Small Business Month’

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Arizona State Governor Janice K. Brewer approved the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) proclamation to declare May 2013 “Arizona Small Business Month.” The proclamation will be presented at ASBA’s 1st Annual Arizona Small Business Conference on May 16 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale during the “State of Small Business Breakfast.” Speaking at the State… Read More →

Brewer Declares May 'Arizona Small Business Month'

Jan Brewer

Arizona State Governor Janice K. Brewer approved the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) proclamation to declare May 2013 “Arizona Small Business Month.” The proclamation will be presented at ASBA’s 1st Annual Arizona Small Business Conference on May 16 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale during the “State of Small Business Breakfast.” Speaking at the State… Read More →

ASBA addresses issues facing small business in 2013

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January 7, 2013 – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) will offer a forum for Arizona small business owners and supporters of the small business community to discuss the critical issues facing small businesses this year at the 2013 Small Business Outlook.  ASBA’s annual event will be highlighted by a panel of industry leaders who… Read More →

Affordable Patient Care Act May Cause Businesses To Drop Healthcare Insurance

Affordable Patient Care Act - AZ Business Magazine November/December 2011

Although most small businesses in Arizona aren’t dropping their healthcare insurance plans right now, some are thinking about doing it when the Obama administration’s Affordable Patient Care Act is fully implemented in 2014. Meanwhile, many small business owners are also looking for new plans that will save them money, but may also slash benefits for… Read More →

Arizona Small Business Association Seeks New CEO

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

After engineering a successful turnaround as CEO of Arizona Small Business Association, Donna Davis announces today she will not be renewing her contract, which ends December 31. She will continue to lead the organization and assist with the on boarding of a new CEO through January 31, 2012. ASBA’s Board of Directors has formed a search committee to… Read More →

Credit Unions Could Be A Big Boost To Small Business

Credit Unions Big Boose to Small Business - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
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Every week while driving to work I notice an increasing number of empty store fronts. A local restaurant, boutique or consulting firm that was there last week, is no longer there today. It makes me wonder how many of those local small businesses could have survived had they applied and been approved for a small… Read More →

Two Valley Groups Are Working To Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field

Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that a typical business meeting at a banking or financial institution was dominated by the good ol’ boys network. Well, not anymore. Today, you are likely to see more women among the dark suits at the table. “I have watched women evolve,” says Deborah Bateman, executive vice president of specialty… Read More →

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
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President Barack Obama has signed a bill that aims to increase small business lending. But it’s not exactly popular among Arizona’s small companies and community banks. They question whether a multibillion-dollar loan fund created by the legislation will achieve its goal. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 will establish a $30 billion… Read More →

Business And Community Leaders Are Trying To Figure Out What Health Care Reform Will Mean In Arizona

Health Care Reform in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

For government and business, providers and patients, the U.S. health care reform legislation promises a new world of costs and care. Most individuals without insurance will be able to get it. Those who have insurance already probably will have to pay more for it. Hospitals, doctors and others in the front lines of health care… Read More →

Celebrating Second-Stage Entrepreneurial Companies

AZ Companies to Watch

Presented by the Arizona Small Business Association in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation Gov. Jan Brewer The businesses of the 2009 class of Comerica Bank Arizona Companies to Watch represent the determined, innovative spirit necessary to advance our great state. I am especially pleased to extend my congratulations and gratitude to this year’s recipients.… Read More →