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Phoenix Chamber seeks nominees for IMPACT Awards

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2015 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley businesses and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until January 9, 2015, and can… Read More →

AZRE Magazine September/October 2013

AZRE Digital Issue
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AZRE Magazine September/October 2013 ‘When one door closes, another opens …’ There are many famous quotes and accomplishments that can be attributed to Alexander Graham Bell. One of his more famous lines reads: “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do… Read More →

Chris Camacho Joins Keyser

by in Newsmakers

Keyser — a commercial real estate advisory firm providing global real estate services to tenants and users of office, industrial, healthcare and educational space — announced today that Chris Camacho will be joining Keyser in a strategic leadership capacity to help grow and scale the organization. “I am extremely pleased to be able to officially… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders ‘Concert for a Cause’ to benefit Ryan House

by in Events

Cushman & Wakefield Future Leaders “Concert for a Cause” benefiting Ryan House is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Oct. 24 at The Western, 6830 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale. The four-hour event will feature performances by Javier Garcia and Desert Dixie. During the show concertgoers will be able to enjoy the entertainment and also contribute much-needed… Read More →

74% of construction firms have trouble finding qualified workers

Construction Employment - Welder
by in Business News | Construction

Nearly three-fourths of construction firms across the country report they are having trouble finding qualified craft workers to fill key spots amid concerns that labor shortages will only get worse, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials called for immigration and education reform… Read More →

Arizona Employers Learn Workplace Violence Prevention

Flexible Workplaces
by in Events | Featured | Legal | Workforce

The Phoenix business community has already experienced several tragedies, with the first workplace shooting of the year in January, and the most recent incident involving a personal relationship issue erupting into another workplace shooting. Though the circumstances leading to these violent outbreaks differ, business owners and human resources professionals can learn from them and be… Read More →

British Airways Adds Additional Flight Between Phoenix And London

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British Airways announced that the nonstop service between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and London Heathrow Airport will increase from six to seven days per week beginning December 5, 2012. “This is great news for Phoenix and our entire region,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “Intercontinental flights are huge contributors to the success of our Phoenix… 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
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured | Finance

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 →

The Goal Of Shift Arizona Is To Get People Shopping Locally, Boosting The State’s Economy

Downtown Phoenix Shopping
by in Economy | Featured

In an effort to jolt the state’s economy back to life, Local First Arizona is encouraging Arizonans to shift 10 percent of their purchases to local businesses. Ten percent might not seem like a lot, but when even a small amount is fed into a local economy, it can grow exponentially. The shift can be… Read More →

CEO Series: Jerry Colangelo

Jerry Colangelo discusses Arizona's economic future and more. - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Local businessman Jerry Colangelo talks basketball, Arizona Commerce Authority, the recession and more. Jerry Colangelo Title: Principal Partner Company: JDM Partners Did you always aspire to be in business or was it circumstances that put you on this path? I transferred universities for basketball reasons, originally. I went to (University of) Kansas for a semester… Read More →

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference Is Aimed At Helping Members Prepare For Change

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

With the health care field on the brink of a major upheaval, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) 2010 Annual Membership Conference offers members information on what to expect in the future. The theme, Bringing the Future into Focus, incorporates a mix of topics and speakers intended to appeal to a diverse hospital audience.… Read More →

Valley Forward: Colin Tetreault

by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Colin Tetreault Master of Arts Student Arizona State University, School of Sustainability As a student at the Arizona State University School of Sustainability, Colin Tetreault is exploring ways for the business community to play a greater role in enhancing the global environment. It’s a natural blend of interests for Tetreault, who is pursuing a… Read More →

CEO Series: Robert E. Mittlestaedt Jr.

man with red tie standing in front of Dean's office

Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr. Dean, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University How is W.P. Carey’s curriculum changing due to the economic crisis? The curriculum in any business school has to involve some fundamental, timeless subjects that never change. So accounting and some aspects of finance and people management and other things will… Read More →

The Business Community Is Ringing A Cautionary Bell On Further Cuts To The State’s Education System

The Business Community Is Ringing A Cautionary Bell On Further Cuts To The State’s Education System

Good schools are good for business. It’s that simple. Contrary to popular belief, incentives and tax breaks aren’t necessarily the only things businesses take into account when considering a move to Arizona or an expansion of a local operation. Sure, they want to make money, but the quality of the education system, from K-12 through… Read More →