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Building A Better Body And Community

CrossFit Push Up

Plastered against the windows of the entrance to an intense workout company in Scottsdale is a sign that reads: Motivated People Only. CrossFit Scottsdale, started by husband-and-wife team Luke and Najla Kayyem in 2008, is striving to provide the best results to their clients while building a positive community atmosphere. The CrossFit method shies away… Read More →

Phoenix Auction House Spends Time In The Television Limelight

Auction Systems had TLC show - Auctioneer$
by in Featured | Marketing | Small Biz

From businesses to bulldozers, anything can be sold at auction — and all with the trademark bang of a gavel. Deb Weidenhamer and her Phoenix-based company, Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, brought the fast-paced world of auction houses to the small screen this fall on TLC’s “Auctioneer$.” The show premiered Oct. 9, and each episode… Read More →

hardison/downey Becomes Part of Kitchell

by in Real Estate

Two familiar names in Arizona’s construction industry are joining forces as hardison/downey construction inc. becomes part of Kitchell Corp., it was announced today. The move is a transitioning from a joint-venture partnership between the two companies for the past four years. “We have both historically served very distinct markets and rarely compete for business,” Kitchell… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – October 4, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
by in Columnist Spotlight | Politics

This week on AZNow.Biz, listen to a podcast from our partners at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University about what it takes to become a great leader. Our tech columnist looks at how Microsoft needs to shake itself out of its doldrums, and our political columnist writes about the upcoming mid-term… Read More →

The Buzz on AZNow.Biz – September 27, 2010

Arizona Business Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez
by in Video

This week on AZNow.Biz: Want to push it to the limit? The Sanctuary on Camelback is offering a program to help you train for triathlons. Remember what Mom said about eating your vegetables? Our health columnist says which vegetables can help you avoid a serious disease. Also, find the best apps to increase your web… Read More →

Newly Formed Arizona Commerce Authority Convenes Its Inaugural Board Meeting

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
by in Blogs | Finance | Workforce

Vowing that “today the rubber hits the road,” Gov. Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo assembled and introduced 35 state leaders representing diverse backgrounds for the inaugural board meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority. The private-sector board will work to align diverse assets and opportunities within the state to compete economically in both domestic and international… Read More →

Investors Need Improved Transparency When Dealing With Illiquid Assets

Investors Need Transparency AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Now more than ever, investors and regulators are demanding greater transparency when it comes to hedge funds that invest in illiquid financial instruments. This should come as no surprise given that so many recent defining business failures were related to illiquid assets. For example, AIG’s downfall was caused by investments in structured credit derivatives that… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Economic Forecast 2011: “Painfully Slow”

by in Economy | Real Estate

The economy may be better in 2011 than it was in 2010, but the road to full recovery will remain long and full of potholes. But hey, it could be worse. It could be 2009. That’s according to economist Elliott D. Pollack, CEO of Elliot D. Pollack & Company. Pollack was speaking at the Greater… Read More →

Luxury Residential Ship Allows People To Live And Work Onboard

Luxury Residential Ship Live And Work Onboard
by in Executive Lifestyle | Travel

You know what a cruise ship is — a small floating city packed with people, all-you-can-eat buffets, frosty umbrella drinks and a few families wearing matching T-shirts that say things like, “Thompson Family Reunion.” But have you heard of a “community at sea”? Imagine, if you will, a luxury community where residents have access to… Read More →

Green Jobs In Arizona And Around The Nation, Bike-sharing Program And More

Bike Sharing Program
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down what news to share. Here’s a couple of interesting bits from this week. We’ve gathered stories about new green jobs in Arizona and around the nation, a bike-sharing program and Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards, among others. Arizona Gets 100 Solar Jobs Rioglass… Read More →

New Solar Installations At The University Of Arizona And Luke Air Force Base, Strange Global Weather Patterns And More

Solar Installations
by in Blogs | Green

There’s so much going on in sustainability, it’s hard to narrow down the news to share. This week we’ve gathered stories about new solar installations at the University of Arizona and Luke Air Force Base, weird global weather patterns bringing to mind global warming, falling worldwide carbon dioxide levels and others. Arizona Gets Two New… Read More →

Go Green With Government Tax Incentives

Green tax incentives 2010
by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Marketing | Small Biz

The increased cost of energy, the country’s dependence on foreign oil and the environmental impact of current energy use have inspired many companies to “go green.” Federal and state governments are expanding tax credits, tax incentives and grant programs to create economic incentives to help companies produce and/or use energy from renewable sources. Here are… Read More →

Green News Roundup-Green Expo Conference & More

by in Blogs | Green

The Southwest Build-it-Green Expo & Conference was a great success in numerous ways. You might be wondering why, so let’s go over a few reasons. One-Stop-Shopping: The BIG Conference showcased a wide variety of options for people looking to move their business, organization, or home in more sustainable perspective. Instead of having to hunt for… Read More →

2009 Mega Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

by in Events

Name: Brian Boylan Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources Company: JDA Software Years with company: 4 Years in current position: 2.5 Company established: 1985 No. of employees in AZ: 360 No. of employees in HR department: 12 Someone must be doing the right thing when a company’s own employees are its most effective… Read More →