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W. P. Carey School Honors Top Business Leaders

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Three top business leaders will be honored for their innovation and achievements, when they are inducted into the W. P. Carey School of Business Homecoming Hall of Fame this month. They include the head of a famed jewelry company, a high-profile business founder from China, and a corporate leader at one of Arizona’s biggest companies.… Read More →

Retail Overview: Big Boxes, Big Decisions

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  As a building owner of a vacant big box (or perhaps soon-to-be-vacant), there are a lot of factors that affect the return on your investment and the success of your asset. From our experience in working with owners as they analyze their asset, we have found that one common denominator applies to every situation… Read More →

It takes fuel to win tech race

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by in Blogs | Featured | Tech

Many of us can relate to thinking of Arizona’s economy as an automobile race. To win, you need a smooth race course, a fast car, a winning driver and high-powered fuel. Carrying that analogy into Arizona’s technology sector, it’s clear that a lot of resources have been invested and progress has been made in building… Read More →

ASU Center becomes a resource to teach service

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by in Business News | Education | Workforce

Customer service was once viewed as the cost of doing business. “Across almost every industry, leaders are focusing on service as a way to compete in today’s competitive marketplace,” says Mary Jo Bitner, academic director for the Center for Services Leadership at Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. But times have changed.… Read More →

Innovation unites Arizona’s economic engines

by in Business News | Economy | Tech

When Arizona became a state 100 years ago, it was easy to identify its economic engines, those industries, innovators and locations that drove the state’s economy and employment. They all started with C — copper, cotton, citrus, cattle and climate. A decade later, it’s not so easy. “We must find ways to diversify our economy,… Read More →

AWEE presents 2012 Faces of Success

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by in Business News | Events

A formerly homeless veteran who lost his hearing from an explosion in Vietnam, an ex-offender who chose drugs over her children and today counsels individuals in similar circumstances, and a Baltimore transplant who had to rely on the financial support of family when she couldn’t find a fulltime job despite a steady work history will… Read More →

Avnet Ranked No. 414 On Fortune’s List Of Largest Corporations

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Fortune magazine announced today that global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. ranked No. 414 on the 2012 Fortune Global 500, a list of the world’s largest corporations. With $26.5 billion in sales in fiscal year 2011, Avnet appeared on this global list for the first time in its history. In addition, Avnet was previously named No.… Read More →

Avnet Announces A Tender Offer For Internix

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Avnet, Inc. announced that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it has launched a tender offer bid for all outstanding shares of Internix, Inc. (Internix), a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 2657), substantially expanding its presence in the Japanese market. Established in 1970 by founder the late Yoshiharu Fujisawa, Internix is an electronics… Read More →

Avnet Agrees To Acquire Magirus Group

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Avnet, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire the Magirus Group, a leading pan-European distributor of data center solutions and services. Magirus Group is a leading value-add distributor of software, systems and related services encompassing virtualization, storage management, cloud computing, security, intelligent networks and information life-cycle management services. Through its professional services portfolio and… Read More →

Avnet Selected By CIO Magazine As A CIO 100 Award Honoree

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Global technology distributor Avnet, Inc. announced that it was named to the 2012 CIO 100, which is developed by IDG’s CIO magazine. The 25th annual award program recognizes organizations around the world that exemplify the highest level of operational and strategic excellence in information technology (IT). CIO selected Avnet as one of the recipients for… Read More →

Avnet Hosts 9th Annual 16-Inch Softball Classic April 21st

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Valley families looking for fun in the sun while watching the biggest big ball softball tournament around or businesses looking for a team-building exercise should check Avnet’s 16-Inch Softball Classic. In addition to action on the field, there will be live music, Chicago style hot dogs and activities for the kids. On Saturday, April 21st,… Read More →

Jim Teter, Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona

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Jim Teter, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona, discusses how the economic bust has affected Goodwill, why they’ve seen an increase in donations, employment at Goodwill, its future and more. Jim Teter Title: President and CEO Company: Goodwill Industries of Central Arizona Why did you decide to move to a nonprofit after… Read More →

Don Cardon: The Driving Force Behind The Arizona Commerce Authority

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A political appointee with a successful track record in the private sector, Don Cardon has become the face of the new and innovating Arizona Commerce Authority. While Gov. Jan Brewer is chair of the public/private economic development agency and sports mogul Jerry Colangelo serves as co-chair, it is Cardon, as president and CEO, who has… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II)
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II) One company’s purchasing is another company’s marketing. If small and mid-sized businesses can keep that in mind, they will have discovered one of the secrets of success for a supplier, according to Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P.… Read More →