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Green Schoolhouse Series Creates Sustainable Valley Schools

Green Schoolhouse Series
by in Education | Green

Thanks to the Green Schoolhouse Series, three Arizona schools will receive makeovers with sustainability in mind as part of an 18-market national tour. For 14 million American children in school today, December 1, 2011 marked a step in the right direction for a healthier and greener future. This moment in time ceremoniously marked the groundbreaking… 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 →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Building High Performance Teams (Part I)

SBLA: Building High Performance Teams
by in Education | Small Biz

Last night, students in the Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) formed two teams and competed to see which could navigate a “minefield” best. The exercise was designed to help students experience the dynamics of high performance teams as they move through all the stages of group development. “Many of these owners are getting ready to… 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 →

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

Small Business Leadership Academy
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part I) If you are the owner of a small or medium-size business interacting with a big corporation, you need to know how that company thinks about procurement. That’s what students in the 2011 Small Business Leadership Academy are learning from Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Competing Through Services (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Competing Through Services (Part II) Last week, Small Business Leadership Academy students learned how to blueprint processes within their organization that affect customer satisfaction. Their application assignment was to pick an aspect of their organization to blueprint. By detailing the process, including both what happens behind the scenes and in plain… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Competing Through Services (Part I)

SBLA: Building High Performance Teams
by in Education | Small Biz

The second module in the 2011 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) includes an examination of factors necessary for innovation and competitive success. One of the key mechanisms for companies to distinguish themselves in the marketplace, retain loyal customers and grow profits is through the design and execution of service. Many small business leaders fall into… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy Impacts Business Growth

Small Business Leadership Academy, W.P. Carey School of Business
by in Education | Small Biz

The Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) is an intensive executive education program designed to strengthen the business acumen of small business leaders in Arizona. The program was jointly developed by the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Salt River Project (SRP), the program’s founding sponsor. Other seat sponsors this year include Arizona Lottery,… Read More →

Arizona Business Promotions and People Moving Up

Arizona Business People & Promotions

Arizona Business Promotions July 21, 2011 – Business is booming as important executives across the Valley are being appointed, promoted and honored. Major companies highlight their updates on essential leaders within their divisions. Congratulations to the following who have shown excellence in their field: Dioguardi Flynn LLP Mark Dioguardi and John Flynn: Dioguardi and Flynn… Read More →

Top 10 Places To Work In Arizona For Women

top 10 places 2011
by in Around Arizona | Lists | Workforce

Arizona has an increasing number of employers that women have seen as a beneficial place to work. The following are companies that have been selected as the best places for women to work . No matter what your background there is a company that is dynamic enough to fit your needs. 10. Bryan Cave LLP –… Read More →

HCLA 2011- Insurance

health care leadership awards - AZ Business Magazine 2011

Honoree: David J. McIntyre Jr., President and CEO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance With more than 27 years of experience in the health care industry, David J. McIntyre Jr. is the founder, CEO and president of TriWest Healthcare Alliance, which offers 2.7 million Americans associated with the military access to high-quality health care in the 21-state TRICARE… Read More →

The Arizona Chapter Of FEI Held Its 4th Annual CFO Of the Year Awards

The Arizona Chapter of FEI held its fourth annual CFO of the Year Awards
by in Events | Featured

The Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) held its fourth annual CFO of the Year Awards on Nov. 4. FEI Arizona presents the CFO of the Year Awards to financial professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. The nominations and awards recognize exemplary financial management in all types of businesses:… Read More →

2010 HCLA – Insurance Executive

2010 Health Care Leadership Awards

Honoree: Richard Boals Richard Boals President and CEO Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona As president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) since 2003, Richard Boals is dedicated to ensuring that the health care needs of 1.3 million beneficiaries are met and exceeded. He leads a team of managers… Read More →

You Need More Than A Table And Chairs To Make A Conference Room Inviting And Efficient

Table & Chairs alone don't make a workspace comfortable

A 2005 Microsoft Corp. survey of personal office productivity found that people spend an average of 5.6 hours each week in meetings. That meeting time may be spent in a well designed, comfortable conference space. Or it can be in an uncomfortable chair with no plug for the laptop or light to read presentation notes,… Read More →