CEO Archives

Credit unions grow membership, revenue

by in Business News | Finance

Like many other industries, credit unions in Arizona are bouncing back from the economic downturn. Credit unions, which are similar to banks in the products and services that they offer except at a slightly lower cost, are taking advantage of consumer disenchantment with big banks to attract new members. According to a recent National Credit… Read More →

Hunter Douglas creates fund to help storm victims

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by in Business News

In immediate response to the unprecedented destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast and particularly in the New York tri-state area, Hunter Douglas, the leading manufacturer and marketer of custom window fashions in North America, announced today that it has created the Hunter Douglas Hurricane Sandy Relief & Recovery Fund.  The Company will… Read More →

IO CEO Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

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by in Business News | Tech

Goldman Sachs recognized IO CEO George Slessman as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs of 2012 at its recent Builders & Innovators Summit in Newport Beach, California. Goldman Sachs selected Slessman as one of 100 leaders from multiple industries to be honored at the event. Slessman has been an executive in the data center industry… Read More →

AWEE presents 2012 Faces of Success

by in Business News | Events

A formerly homeless veteran who lost his hearing from an explosion in Vietnam, an ex-offender who chose drugs over her children and today counsels individuals in similar circumstances, and a Baltimore transplant who had to rely on the financial support of family when she couldn’t find a fulltime job despite a steady work history will… Read More →

Report: Fulton Homes leads E.V. Home Sales

by in Business News | Real Estate

Fulton Homes’ domination in new home sales continues.   According to the latest KnowledgeBase Market Insights report released by Phoenix-based Belfiore Real Estate consulting, Fulton Homes had three communities ranked among ten of the best-selling Phoenix-area subdivisions over the past two months.  The Tempe-based homebuilder placed Queen Creek’s Paradise at Ironwood Crossing, and both Mediterranean at… Read More →

Social Media Changes Driving Some Marketers Buggy
by in Business News | Marketing | Tech

Social media is the most rapidly changing aspect of communications to begin with. Throw in an IPO (Facebook) and a major overhaul (LinkedIn) and modifications are barreling ahead so fast, even the techies seem unable to keep up. “I’m a big believer in social media marketing for my business, so when I started having a… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Suns Reunite For Three-Point Zone

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by in Business News | Real Estate | Sports

Twenty-three feet, nine inches is the distance that makes Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns and local charities a winner this season. Tempe-based Fulton Homes is reuniting with the Phoenix Suns to revive the Fulton Homes “Proud to own the Three-Point Zone” program, which in years past has provided tens of thousands of dollars to Phoenix… Read More →

Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise CEO Winter Resigns

Derrick Watchman, Bob Winter, Raymond Etticy
by in Business News | Travel

Bob Winter, Navajo Nation Gaming Enterprise (NNGE) Chief Executive Officer (CEO), announced today he will resign from his position effective January 1, 2013.  NNGE Chief Financial Officer Derrick Watchman will be named CEO by the NNGE Board of Directors upon Winter’s transition. Winter, who has served as CEO since May 2007, decided to leave his… Read More →

Pivotal Group Acquires Majority Stake in Pan Am Education

by in Business News | Education

A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.  Pan Am currently distributes its… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority gets new CEO

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The Arizona Commerce Authority — the state’s economic development organization — is finally getting a new CEO to replace Don Cardon. The ACA is charged with creating jobs and boosting the state’s economy. The Arizona Commerce Authority board voted unanimously Tuesday to have a board committee negotiate a contract with Sandra Watson, who was chief… Read More →

Innovative CEO Martz offers advice on being an effective boss


Today is National Boss Day, so it’s the perfect time to get a business owner’s view on what it takes to be a successful and effective boss. Carrie Martz founded the Martz Agency — the largest female-owned advertising and public relations firm in Arizona — in 1980 after spending a couple of years in the… Read More →

Science Foundation releases 5-year plan to strengthen STEM education

by in Business News | Education | Tech

Ask any leader of a technology company in Arizona what their biggest hurdles are and there is always one common challenge: finding enough homegrown qualified workers to fill their needs. “Arizona is transitioning to an economy that is increasingly dependent upon a knowledge-based workforce,” said Steve Sanghi, CEO of Microchip in Chandler. “Out No. 1… Read More →

Prosperity Project educates businesses about election issues

by in Business News | Economy | Politics | Small Biz

Last week I talked about jobs – the issue everyone should be talking about, but isn’t. Jobs and the economy are the number one issues for voters this election season. The majority of voters want to enter the voting booth armed with facts about the candidates on their ballot. They want to know how these… Read More →

Mobile Mini CEO Bunger stepping down

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by in Business News | Economy

Mobile Mini says Chairman, President and CEO Steven Bunger will step down from those posts at the end of the year. Lead independent director Michael Watts will become chairman once Bunger departs. Watts has served as a board member since 2002 and became lead director in 2005. The company, which sells and rents moving and… Read More →