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Valley Forward Exands its horizon

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by in Business News | Green

Timing is everything, even when it comes to Mother Nature. “In 2010, we got an $85,000 grant to look at some federal issues on sustainability,” says Diane Brossart, president and CEO of Valley Forward, which brings business and civic leaders together to improve the environment and livability of Valley communities. “We were asked to target… 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 →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: LawLogix Group

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LawLogix Group earned the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2000, LawLogix co-founder Brian Taylor was sitting at a Burger King near the consulate in Nogales, Mexico,… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Daphne’s Headcovers

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Daphne’s Headcovers earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Overcoming Adversity Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Jane Spicer was 10 years old she told her mother that she wanted a sailboat. Her mother told her she had to earn the… 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 →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: GlobalMed

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GlobalMed earned the U.S. Bank Emerging Entrepreneur Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2002, when Joel Barthelemy started the business that would become GlobalMed, he made imaging equipment for quality assurance in the semiconductor industry. “We did about $1 million… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Total Transit

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Total Transit earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Total Transit CEO Craig Hughes bought a small airport cab company in 1984, he had only ridden in a cab twice, never in… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: 180 Degrees Automotive

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180 Degrees Automotive earned the Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner decided to open her own auto repair shop, she “had no business plan, no money.” What Bogi did have was… Read More →

Top Arizona Businesses Win Spirit of Enterprise Awards

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As Americans talk about how to improve our economy, we keep hearing how small businesses and entrepreneurs have to lead the way in the recovery. Today, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University honored five of the state’s best businesses for creating jobs, contributing to charities and introducing innovation. They’re this… Read More →

Phoenix AIDS Walk and 5K raises $327K

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by in Business News | Events | Healthcare | Sports

More than 6,000 participants walked, ran and strolled with their dogs in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 21 to raise $327,379 for 19 Valley-based HIV/AIDS service providers.  Since 2007, AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run has raised more than $1.6 million, which has been evenly distributed by Aunt Rita’s Foundation, the 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that organizes… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Aligning Strategy With Corporate Resources

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The 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) kicks off with two nights devoted to strategy, and more specifically, competitive advantage and how to achieve it. Emphasis is put on the importance of aligning a company’s activities to create an advantage over competitors. The cornerstone of the strategy course is analysis. Any business owner can use… Read More →

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Banner Health create joint venture

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by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Banner Health announced today that they will enter into a new joint venture, to be known as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Advantage (BCBSAZ Advantage), in which both companies will participate equally to bring enhanced Medicare services to Arizonans. The venture brings two premier organizations together with… Read More →

2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners & Photos

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David Lincoln and the Lincoln family earned Arizona Business Magazine’s first Lifetime Achievement Award to highlight the 5th annual, 2012 Healthcare Leadership Awards Thursday, March 8 at the Arizona Biltmore. “Even though this is a lifetime award, I hope that I have a lot more life to live,” David Lincoln joked. Thirteen other awards were… Read More →

HCL Awards 2012: Insurance Provider, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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by in Events | Healthcare

Insurance Provider Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, which consists of 39 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans, covering nearly one-third of all Americans. The not-for-profit company provides health insurance products, services or networks to… Read More →