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Jobing.com’s Aaron Matos Talks About His First Job

Aaron Matos is the founder and CEO of Jobing.com. - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Aaron Matos Title: Founder/CEO Company: Jobing.com Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. I was a bike mechanic at Swiss American Bicycles. I learned how to work for a boss who was demanding about service quality, timeliness and doing things right. When I was 14, I thought he was overbearing… Read More →

Michelle De Blasi’s Passion For The Environment Carries Through All Her Work

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady
by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady Attorney Michelle De Blasi is passionate about the work she does on issues concerning the environment. After completing her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, De Blasi attended law school at the University of  Washington and worked for the federal government for six years on oil spills and… Read More →

Bed And Breakfasts Around Arizona

Bed and breakfasts can be the perfect option for those who'd like to get away while still enjoying the comforts of home.
by in Around Arizona | Lists

Getting away for the weekend can be fun, but sometimes it’s nice to have the comforts of home available even while away on vacation.  Bed and breakfasts can be the perfect option for those who’d like to get away while still enjoying the comforts of home. Here’s a list of bed and breakfasts around Arizona… Read More →

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

hardison/downey
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”

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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 →