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Top Things to Do This Week

It’s the week of Valentine’s Day, which means that this weekend will have plenty of lovely events to attend. Watch the sad love story of “La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer” at Arizona Ballet or see the majestic Arabian Horse Show and be awed by the beautiful creatures. No matter what you do this weekend, make sure beauty is part of it. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!

 

Art Laboe’s Valentine’s Super Love Jam

All the classic R&B oldies are coming to U.S. Airways this Thursday for a jamming love concert that will bring you back to the good old days. With 11 acts performing, such as The Intruders, Malo, and Sunny and the Sunliners listen to all the lovey songs that line your memories.

US Airways Center Feb. 14th @7:30 p.m. get tickets at ticketmaster.com

 

Arabian Horse Show @ WestWorld

Kicking off this Thursday is the 59th annual Arabian Horse Show. Thousands of exotic horses will be at the show trying to win and be presented as the best breed horse. Tickets can be bought from ticketmaster.com or at the door for $10.

 

VNSA Book Sale

Heaven is a library, or a book sale with enough books to fill an entire warehouse. The VNSA Book Sale surely has that many books for sale this weekend to satisfy anyone no matter what book you’re looking for. Head to the Arizona State Fairgrounds Exhibit Building this Saturday and Sunday starting at 8 a.m. and shop for knowledge until you can’t shop anymore.

 

“La Bayadere: The Temple Dancer” @ Ballet Arizona

This weekend, watch Ballet Arizona perform the classic story of a love that could never come into fruition. The Indian tale of a young warrior and temple dancer that only unite in death will leave your heartbroken this Valentine’s Day weekend. The Phoenix Symphony will perform alongside the ballet at the Symphony Hall. Tickets are on sale at Ballet Arizona Box Office at 2835 E. Washington St. or call 602-381-1096

 

Arizona Cocktail Week

Get your drink on starting this Friday, Valentine’s Day, for an entire week as Arizona Cocktail Week kicks off for another fun round of drinks. Visit arizonacocktailweek.com to find out which bars and cocktail lounges in the Valley are participating. Be ready to drink and have a good time all across the valley, and submerge yourself in the state’s fine cocktail culture.

 

Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate:

Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolates and Fine Art

Indulge in the truly finer things in life: chocolate and art. Carefree is hosting this free festival to cater to everyone with a sweet tooth and a fine sense in art this weekend. Bring the family or bring that special someone in your life and guarantee a great time. The festival kicks off on Thursday at noon and ends at 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday the event begins at 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The festival is at 101 Easy Street on the Carefree Desert gardens and Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion.

Chocolate Lovers’ Festival

All aboard the chocolate train! Verde Canyon Railroad is filling its first class cars with chocolate with a view of the Verde Canyon. Visit verdecanyonrr.com/events/ to book your ticket for the chocolate festival that is happening this Friday-Sunday.

Chocolate, Chili and Cochineal

Head to the Heard Museum this weekend and learn of the origins of all your favorite foods that started in the Americas. Plus, learn all about the tiny insect who loves to eat prickly pear cactus and became the source of a brilliant red dye coveted by sixteenth-century Spanish conquistadors. The exhibit opens this Sunday and runs through November. Head to heard.org for more information

 

Anti-Valentines Day:

Valentine X – Candlelit Night of Horror at the 13th Floor

Dive into the other well-known side of Valentines day, the horror. 13th Floor is hosting a haunted house that is sure to leave you absolutely terrified whether you’re with a date or not. This Friday and Saturday, come to the 13th floor and feel real fear. The house opens at 7:30 and closes at 10:30 p.m., 2814 W. Bell Rd. in Phoenix

Voodoo Tines: Anti-Valentine’s Day @ Hula’s Modern Tiki

No one showing you love today? Get back at the ones who’ve wronged you with an ice cold round of revenge! Bring a picture of your ex and smack it on a custom voodoo doll as you have your revenge upon him or her this Valentine’s Day. Call 602-265-8454 for more information or come to 4700 N. Central Ave. in Phoenix

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Tumbleweed Center Relocates Phoenix Headquarters

Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development will expand and relocate its headquarters from Downtown Phoenix to Siete Square II, 3707 N. 7th St. in Midtown, according to Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc.

Tumbleweed was established in 1972 with a mission to provide a safe space for collaborating with youth and young adults in the community who are vulnerable or experiencing homelessness.  The organization serves more than 3,000 young people each year, ages 12 to 25 years.

“Tumbleweed made a very shrewd decision to expand and relocate its headquarters at this time, locking in to today’s historically low rates.  This allowed us to lower occupancy costs over the long term,” said Paul Andrews of Cushman & Wakefield.  “This strategy cut thousands of dollars in future rent expense that now can be redirected back into the organization’s much needed programs that serve Metro Phoenix’s teenage youth.”

The local non-profit has leased 13,047 square feet at the garden office complex and will locate from 1419 N. 3rd Street in fall of 2013.

Siete Square II is one of four buildings within the larger Siete Square garden office complex.  The Indiana Farm Bureau owns Siete Square II.  Paul Andrews of Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona, Inc. represented Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development in its lease negotiations.

Phil Breidenbach and Lindsey Carlson of Colliers serve as exclusive leasing agents for Siete Square II, representing the Indiana Farm Bureau.

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Wells Fargo Plans 410,000 SF Expansion in Chandler

By Eric Jay Toll, Senior Correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange |

Special to Arizona Commercial Real Estate magazine

 

Wells Fargo unveiled its 410,000-square-foot Chandler campus expansion to a neighborhood meeting in the East Valley September 16. Arizona Builder’s Exchange broke the story Monday night that the bank filed a rezoning application with the city to allow a pair of four-story buildings on the northwest corner of Price and Queen Creek roads in the Price Corridor.

More than 2,500 additional employees will work in the new Wells Fargo buildings, bringing campus employment to more than 5,000 workers.

The bank has selected an architect, but has not named the contractor for the project. A formal announcement with construction schedule is expected shortly. AZBEX reports sources saying the project could cost as much as $90 million.

The building shapes, design and materials are intended to mirror Phase I of the campus. The offices will rise to 64 feet. Three more buildings and parking garages are projected for future phases. The city has not set a hearing date for the zoning. Wells Fargo has not yet announced its construction schedule.

Read the original story here.

 

Eric Jay Toll is the senior correspondent for Arizona Builder’s Exchange. His freelance work appears in a number of regional and national publications, including upcoming stories in AZRE and AZ Business.

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"Joggings" Are Happening AND are Actually Pretty Cool

While it may not be socially acceptable to take a jog in jeans, one of the trends for men and women this fall/winter season is bending the rules.

Jog jeans, a unique fusion of not only style and comfort but of design and denim, are the perfect medium for anyone deciding which pair to wear: sweats or jeans.

What’s really outstanding about the new trend is how the look and feel is achieved. Died in an indigo wash, and then designed with signature denim details, the jog jean surpasses past trends like “jeggings.” As much as the exterior looks and feels like denim, the soft sweat knit fabric on the inside makes for a notable difference.

One variation of the trend can be found at G-Star Raw located in Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall.

The GSR 5620 for men and women mixes classic sweat details at the hem and wait with G-Star Elwood denim pocket details.

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Times are Changing for Women in Business

Recent studies have shown that only 26% of American women do not work. Furthermore, in 4 out of every 10 American households, the mother is the sole or primary earner for the family. Women in Arizona are no exception. Arizona is ranked 6th out of the top ten states for women-owned businesses. Because the number of women moving from the home to the workplace is ever increasing, it is important for businesswomen to know how to adapt to these changes. Three attorneys from Jennings & Strouss, a Valley-based law firm, answer some of our questions regarding what businesswomen should be aware of today.

What advice would you give a businesswoman regarding prenups?

Norma Milner Izzo
Family Law Attorney

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Prenuptial agreements can be quite romantic, actually. There is no better time to outline the financial responsibilities of each spouse, in the event of a divorce, than when both people admire and love each other the most. It allows spouses the opportunity to avoid public, in-court battles and resolve the financial aspect of a legal separation or dissolution of marriage within the confines of a conference room. A properly drafted prenuptial agreement allows spouses to determine how assets acquired prior to and during the marriage would be divided. It can also be used to shield a spouse from the other spouse’s debt. Prenuptial agreements can also outline the terms of any spousal maintenance or alimony obligations.

While an excellent way to protect your assets, a prenuptial agreement cannot deal with issues related to child custody, parenting time or child support. Certainly all provisions within the agreement must be legal and conscionable. I always suggest to my clients that both spouses have legal representation and that the drafting and execution of the agreement not occur immediately before the ceremony. While the timing alone wouldn’t invalidate an otherwise valid prenuptial agreement, I find that people have a better experience if they can discuss the terms of the agreement without feeling undue pressure to complete it mere days before the wedding.

It is important for potential clients to realize that engaging with counsel for a prenuptial agreement is a full legal representation, not simply a document preparation. With that said, anyone considering entering into such a contract should meet and confer with a skilled attorney that practices family law and is familiar with the state’s laws regarding prenuptial agreements. The attorney should ensure the client’s full cooperation and participation in full disclosure related to each person’s assets so that both spouses are making informed and deliberate decisions.

What are some of the necessary legal steps that Valley businesswomen should take in order to protect both their families and their job?

Nancy Pohl
Estate Planning and Probate Law Attorney

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If a woman owns her own business, she should hold her business assets through a limited liability entity, such as a limited liability company. A limited liability company can protect personal assets from the creditors of her business. Additionally, a limited liability company is a “pass through” entity for tax purposes, so that conducting a business through a limited liability company does not result in additional taxes at the company level. Rather, each owner of a limited liability company is taxed on his or her share of the income from the business.

Valley businesswomen can also protect assets through trusts. Historically, trusts created in certain foreign jurisdictions could provide significant asset protection for the creators of those trusts. Now, some states allow persons to create trusts for their benefit that can serve to significantly protect assets during their lifetime, with a much lower administration cost than a foreign jurisdiction.

Additionally, a revocable, standard family trust that is created during lifetime can serve to protect assets following death. For women with children, leaving assets to children through a trust can be beneficial in that the assets can be distributed to children over time rather than in one lump sum at an age when the child may not be ready to manage the assets. Also, by keeping the assets in a trust for the child’s benefit, the assets can generally be protected from the child’s creditors in the event of divorce or financial difficulties. A trust can also be beneficial in protecting assets in that it can provide a way for a woman to provide for her surviving spouse by giving him a lifetime income interest in the trust but make sure that the assets ultimately go to her children. For ultra high net worth women, trusts can also be a vehicle for techniques to minimize estate taxes.

What advice would you give a businesswoman regarding hiring and firing? 

Kami Hoskins
Labor and Employment Law Attorney

For business use only by Jennings Strauss.  No personal use allowed.Laws affecting business owners are changing at lightning speed. Over the last few years, there have been major changes to federal and state laws related to healthcare, immigration, employment discrimination and controlled substances. For example, the Affordable Care Act is changing employee benefits in ways that may affect your business’s bottom line.  Are you prepared?  Or, can you fire someone for being under the influence at work if they have a prescription for medical marijuana? Arizona business owners need to understand their rights and responsibilities.

The informed business owner can better navigate these complex issues by staying up-to-date on changes in the law. I also suggest business owners regularly review and revise their employee handbooks as well as their policies and procedures to comply with the laws as they evolve. These policies and procedures not only protect the business owner but also state the employee’s responsibilities and sets expectations, protecting the entire team from any employment discrepancies that may arise.

 

About Jennings, Strouss & Salmon
Jennings Strouss & Salmon is one of the Southwest’s leading law firms, providing business, litigation and regulatory legal counsel for over 70 years through its offices in Phoenix and Peoria, and Yuma, Arizona; and Washington, D.C. 

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Denim Goes a Long Way at Phoenix Business Law Firm

Employees of Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk asked management to have a Jeans for Charity day to raise money for the 19 firefighters who were killed while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Employees were able to wear jeans to work if a donation was brought in for the 19 firefighters. Various attorneys then matched the total amount of money brought in by the firm.

The money was sent to the 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit organization dedicated to standing behind the men and women who stand behind the badge. The 100 club has been supporting Arizona public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, paramedics and their families through financial assistance, peer support training, safety enhancement stipends and scholarships for over 40 years.

“We are honored to contribute to the families of the brave men that lost their lives working to save the people and property of Arizona,” said Jaburg Wilk Managing Partner Gary Jaburg.

Jaburg Wilk is an AV rated Phoenix law firm, the highest level of professionalism according to the Martindale-Hubbell.

Beth Jo Zeitzer

Beth Jo Zeitzer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Beth Jo Zeitzer – Founder and president, R.O.I. Properties

Zeitzer, an attorney by training, has more than 20 years of experience in the legal and real estate industries. She has a strong background in the turnaround, repositioning and disposition of real estate assets, from single family residential to income producing properties of all types, including multi-family, retail, office and industrial properties.

Surprising fact: “I was a ‘survivor’ before the show. Through my high school Challenge Club, I survived a two-day desert survival trip: no food, water or shelter and only a compass in hand.”

Biggest challenge: “Succeeding as a woman in the male-dominant commercial brokerage world. With keen perseverance, I have closed 114 commercial listings/sales over the last three years alone.”

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Judith Wolf

Dr. Judith Wolf – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Dr. Judith Wolf – Chief of surgery, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wolf provides leadership and medical guidance for the surgery program at the cancer center. She has held numerous academic and administrative appointments at MD Anderson over the last eight years, and has served as the principal investigator for a multitude of research grants and protocols related to gynecologic cancers.

Surprising fact: “Until my late 20s, I was not athletic. Now, I run or exercise every day, have run 15 marathons and started a 5K race to raise money for ovarian cancer research.”

Biggest challenge: “Providing the best comprehensive care for people with cancer drives me to make sure we build the best cancer center in the Southwest and makes it exciting to come to work every day.”

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Donna Witherwax

Donna Witherwax, CPA – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Donna Witherwax, CPA – Partner, Grant Thornton

With more than two decades of experience, most recently as a partner at KPMG in Phoenix, Witherwax, CPA, joined Grant Thornton in 2012 as a tax partner and the overall tax practice leader for the firm. She is responsible for implementing the strategic direction of the practice, strengthening existing client relationships, identifying new opportunities and managing day-to-day oversight of the growing Phoenix office.

Surprising fact: “I was on the Villa Montessori board for over 15 years. I acquired land for them until we could put a bond financing in place for them.”

Biggest challenge: “Balancing work and children. I got up early, came home for dinner and then went back to the office after I put them to bed.”

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Rebecca White Berch

Rebecca White Berch – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Rebecca White Berch – Chief justice, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice

White Berch was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court in 2002 and has been chief justice since 2009. Before her Supreme Court appointment, she was a Court of Appeals judge (1998-2002); Arizona’s solicitor general (1991-1994); a member of the ASU College of Law faculty (1986-1995); and was in private practice (1979-1986).

Surprising fact: “I officiated at a wedding for 100 couples on the steps of the Supreme Court on February 14, 2012, the centennial of Arizona’s statehood — and Valentine’s Day.”

Biggest challenge: “Each new job has posed challenges that seemed, at that time, to have been the biggest I’d faced … Patience, humor, hard work, good advisors and good friends are the keys to meeting such challenges.”

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Patty White

Patty White – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Patty White – President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital

White has been with Dignity Health Arizona for 30 years. During that time, she has had progressive management positions throughout the organization, including her most current role as president and CEO.

Surprising fact: “I grew up 9 miles outside of a rural town in Missouri, a farmer’s daughter. We depended on the land for everything. I was even born at home before it was popular.”

Biggest challenge: “Work/life balance is really difficult in a fast-paced environment. I love to exercise, so I made a commitment to take the time to make that happen. Every morning, I get up at 4:30 to fit exercise into my schedule. I have been running with the same group of friends for 20 years.”

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Vickie Wessel

Vickie Wessel – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Vickie Wessel – Owner, Spirit Electronics

Wessel founded Spirit in 1979 and her innovative leadership has helped Spirit receive Raytheon’s coveted 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award for four consecutive years of, Boeing’s Performance Excellence Award, Distributor of the Year by Arizona’s Minority Business Development Agency, Distributor of the Year by the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council, and Region IX Subcontractor of the Year by the Small Business Administration.

Surprising fact: “I am an avid road bicyclist. I love to bicycle anywhere from 15-50 miles in a day.”

Biggest challenge: “Balancing work and my personal life as a single mother. Being involved in my children’s lives has been my No. 1 priority … Sometimes I was extremely tired from days with no down time, but I attended every function I could attend. I am happy that I did.”

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Ann Weaver Hart

Ann Weaver Hart – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Ann Weaver Hart – President, University of Arizona

Hart, the 21st president of the University of Arizona, came to Tucson from Temple University, where she served as president from July 2006 until she assumed the presidency of the UA in July 2012. Her research focuses on leadership succession and development, work redesign and organizational behavior in educational organizations, and academic freedom.

Surprising fact: “I knit complex, multicolored sweaters, blankets, Christmas stockings, etc. It takes up all the space in your brain when you have to concentrate, so you can’t worry about problems while you do it.”

Biggest challenge: “Creating space for an active personal and professional life as a woman, scholar and university administrator with four children and eight grandchildren. It remains a challenge in life.”

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Sandra Watson

Sandra Watson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sandra Watson – President and CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority

Watson has more than 20 years of economic development leadership and experience. She and her teams have attracted hundreds of companies to Arizona that have invested billions of dollars in capital and created more than 65,000 quality jobs.

Surprising fact: “My career in economic development began in Canada. When my family and I moved to Arizona, I continued economic development work with the City of Chandler and then the state of Arizona.”

Biggest challenge: “Economic development during the recession was extremely challenging. Working with Gov. Brewer and our elected leadership to create the Arizona Commerce Authority and lay the foundation for a more sustainable economy has been incredibly rewarding and is already paying dividends through quality job creation for Arizonans.”

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Brenda Thomson

Brenda Thomson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Brenda ThomsonExecutive director, Arizona Humanities Council

Thomson, who joined the Arizona Humanities Council in 2010, has a background in executive management, fundraising, human resources, public speaking, community relations, and strategic planning. The Yale Law School graduate was director of The Center for Law Leadership and Management at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU and was executive director of the Maricopa County Bar Association.

Surprising fact: “When I went to college I dreamed of being a composer and songwriter. To this day I play the piano, write poems and songs, and most recently have written several children’s stories.”

Biggest challenge: “Achieving my goals in a world where African-American women attorneys and leaders are not often at the helm with decision-makers, and are frequently underestimated despite decades of accomplishments.”

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Patricia Tate

Patricia Tate – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Patricia Tate - Vice president and CFO, Talking Stick Resort and Casino Arizona

Tate joined Casino Arizona in 2004 as its finance controller, responsible for financial statement presentation and treasury administration. Her current role as the CFO and vice president includes all her previous responsibilities, along with management of the cage, count, finance, purchasing, compliance, and information technology departments within the enterprise, which includes Casino Arizona and its sister property, Talking Stick Resort.

Surprising fact: “I live in Laveen, three miles from the house I grew up in and where my parents still live today.”

Biggest challenge: “Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in several male-dominated industries, and the biggest challenge has been being judged before my ideas were heard.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Valerie Spicer

Valerie Spicer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Valerie Spicer – Executive director, Arizona Indian Gaming Association

Spicer brings 26 years of gaming experience to AIGA, which represents 19 Tribes. Most recently she was CEO of Gaming Strategies Group, where she promoted business development with tribal enterprises, governments and consulted tribal and individually owned businesses. Spicer has been named as a Great Woman of Gaming, a Proven Leader by Casino Enterprise Management magazine, and as one of the “Top 25 People To Watch” by Global Gaming Magazine.

Surprising fact: “I spent three years as an 18-wheel truck driver, cross-country hauling computers and fine art, including a Diego Rivera painting.”

Biggest challenge: “As single mom, my biggest challenge was balancing a strong commitment to my family and my career, which requires working twice as hard at both.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Lori Singleton

Lori Singleton – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Lori Singleton – Manager of Sustainability Initiatives and Technologies, SRP

Singleton has been with SRP for 35 years and is responsible for developing and implementing solar and sustainability programs, and wireline and wireless telecom solutions for customers. Under her direction, SRP has provided incentives to more than 12,000 customers who have installed solar energy systems on their homes and businesses. She is also an active volunteer and effective advocate on the boards of Audubon of Arizona and the National Solar Energy Power Association.

Surprising fact: “I love to country dance.”

Biggest challenge: “Finding the right balance between work and family, particularly as a single mom. That said, my daughter is 25, finishing college and fondly remembers hanging out in mom’s office while she worked or tagging along for volunteer events.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Adrienne Scheck

Adrienne Scheck, Ph.D – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Adrienne Scheck, Ph.D – Principal investigator, Barrow Neurological Institute

In 2012, Scheck and her research team effectively treated malignant gliomas, an aggressive and deadly brain tumor, using a combination of metabolic alteration (through diet) and radiation therapy. This research is moving into clinical trials and has the potential to help treat other cancers.

Surprising fact: “As a postdoc, I bought a 28-foot sailboat. In 1986, we sailed from Chesapeake Bay to Long Island Sound and I became the first female member of Neptune Boat Club, which was established in 1963.”

Biggest challenge: “Being taken seriously as an independent scientist. I overcame it by starting innovative research projects and collaborations with colleagues. My hard work and results got noticed.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Jordan Rose

Jordan Rose – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Jordan Rose – Owner, Rose Law Group

In 2000, Rose founded Rose Law Group, a fullservice law firm that that is known for its work in real estate, litigation, family, tax, estate planning, intellectual property and environmental issues. Rose Law Group is currently the largest law firm owned by a woman in the Southwestern United States.

Surprising fact: “I love listening to sports radio.”

Biggest challenge: “The recession hit and instead of prolonged pouting, I decided to use it as an opportunity for expansion and practice area diversification. We ended up growing during the downturn, expanding litigation and tax; and adding estate planning, criminal, intellectual property and family law practices.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Kristen Rosati

Kristen Rosati – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Kristen Rosati – Shareholder, Polsinselli

Rosati is a national thought-leader in electronic health information, emerging health technologies and clinical research. Rosati counsels clients on HIPAA compliance, electronic health records implementation, health information exchange, data sharing for research and clinical integration initiatives, and clinical research compliance and clinical trials contracting. She is president-elect of the American Health Lawyers Association, the nation’s largest educational organization devoted to legal issues in the health care field.

Surprising fact: “I was enrolled in the University of Michigan Medical School. I decided to pursue law instead, because I was very interested in health policy.”

Biggest challenge: “I chose a field of law that is constantly evolving. To keep up with the pace of change, I do a lot of writing and speaking across the country on electronic health information and research.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Sen. Michelle Reagan

Sen. Michele Reagan – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sen. Michele Reagan – Chair of the Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee, Arizona State Senate

Reagan was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2002, where she served for six years and was chair of the House Commerce Committee, the youngest female to hold the position. She is currently completing her second term in the Arizona Senate, where she is chair of the Economic Development and Jobs Creation Committee.

Surprising fact: “Despite being elected for over a decade, I am actually a very private person. And, I used to be terrified of public speaking and publicity.”

Biggest challenge: “I used to want to please everyone, and in a political environment that is impossible. My new motto is. ‘If everyone is happy with you, you aren’t being very effective.’”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Laura Robertson

Laura Robertson – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Laura Robertson – CEO, Banner Baywood Medical Center and Banner Heart Hospital

Robertson began her nursing career at Banner Health in 1988 at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. A cardiac nurse with nearly 20 years experience, she has served in a variety of staff and management positions, including Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit director. In 2010, she was named CEO of Banner Baywood and in 2012, she was named CEO of Banner Heart Hospital, which is on the same campus of Banner Baywood.

Surprising fact: “Exercise is my stress reliever and it provides me balance. I run six miles a day every morning.”

Biggest challenge: “Balancing a family and a career. I stay focused and make each a priority.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>

Judy Rich

Judy Rich – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Judy Rich – President and CEO, TMC Healthcare

Rich has held roles in healthcare that range from staff nurse to CEO. Rich joined TMC HealthCare nearly 10 years ago and was COO for Tucson Medical Center until 2006 before she was named president and CEO of the 650-bed nonprofit hospital in 2007.

Surprising fact: “I often come to TMC on the weekends when my daughter is volunteering with Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, introducing the ranch’s rabbits, chicks and other small animals to TMC’s pediatric patients.”

Biggest challenge: “As CEO, it’s important to zoom in to understand the seemingly minute details of operations, as well as zoom out to see the organization from the 10,000-foot level. Balancing between the two is challenging and takes discipline.”

Fifty Most Influential Women in Arizona Business – Every year in its July/August issue Arizona Business Magazine features 50 women who make an impact on Arizona business. To see the full list, read the digital issue >>