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Three Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors To Their Already Busy Work-Life Balance

Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Giving back to the community is an important component of being a true success in the business world. As the greatest minds in history have declared, responsibility is the companion of power and privilege. Regardless of workloads or fluctuations in the economy, true business leaders — whether they are corporate executives or entrepreneurs — have… Read More →

EarthFest Provides Free Resources To Teachers

Earthfest Provides Free Resources to Teachers
by in Blogs | Education | Green

Teachers are desperately in need of assistance, especially during these tough economic times with budget cuts, fewer resources and larger class sizes. That’s why it’s important to get the word out about some exciting opportunities to assist educators, both personally and in the classroom. Arizona teachers can apply for one of two full-tuition scholarships being… Read More →

Now’s The Time For Business To Streamline And Maximize Cash

Now’s The Time For Business To Streamline And Maximize Cash

How do strategic growth-oriented organizations find and exploit the opportunities inherent in any downturn? Recently, Ernst & Young surveyed 3,100 entrepreneurs around the world to discover the actions entrepreneur-led companies are taking to remain on course during the current economic times. Contrary to what you may think, the survey found that today’s economic environment has… Read More →

The Charitable Challenge

Nonprofits struggling to provide services for those in need

The construction industry has faced more difficulties than any other in this recession. The industry lost 45,800 jobs year-over-year in September, the most of any sector in Arizona. Despite that grim number, many construction companies still are trying to give back to the community in any way they can. Hunt Construction is one of them.… Read More →

What Businesses Should Know About This New Strain Of Flu Virus

Stop the Spread of the Flu

The second wave of the influenza pandemic should be upon us in earnest soon. So far, the virus remains similar in severity to regular flu (although a disproportionate share of those seriously ill are children and young adults). However, it continues to mutate and there remain unknowns. The one near certainty we have learned from… Read More →

Awarding Sustainable Excellence

Valley Metro Light Rail
by in Blogs | Education | Events | Green

On Saturday, September 12th Valley Forward held its 29th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Gala. With Fox 10 News’ Troy Hayden as master of ceremonies for the event, there was never a dull moment. Title sponsor SRP and Diane Brossart, president of Valley Forward, put together another spectacular celebration of sustainability. More than 150 nominations came… Read More →

Thunderbird School Of Global Management Continues To Deliver In-Demand Education


Managers consumed with maximizing short-term profits and the value of their stock options have destroyed billions of dollars in shareholder and taxpayer money. A culture of greed lies at the root of this economic meltdown that has seen banks collapse, markets tank and unemployment rates soar. The aftershocks of this global disaster continue to claim… Read More →

During Hard Economic Times, Executive Education Helps Workers Keep Marketable Edge

executive education

It may be hard to believe, but in tumultuous economic times, executive education is somewhat recession proof — at least as far as employees are concerned. People who have lost their jobs have more time to go back to school, while those who are still employed may feel the need to enhance their skills. University… Read More →

Arizona Businesses Brace For Greenhouse Gas Regulations Under Western Climate Initiative

Earth and climate change

As the Arizona Legislature convenes, a Democratic governor heads to Washington, and a Republican governor takes the reins, state businesses find themselves deeply concerned about what will happen to Arizona’s environmental policy and the consequences associated with these unprecedented and troubled economic times. Many legislators want Secretary of State Jan Brewer, who soon will take… Read More →

Arizona Greens Brings Artificial Turf To Arizona

Susie Baldwin of Arizona Greens

Arizona Greens Don Baldwin, founder and president Susie Baldwin, founder and COO Est. 2005 Taking the plunge to open your own business is always a difficult endeavor, but for Don and Susie Baldwin, the leap turned into a wildly successful venture with Arizona Greens. In fact, in 2005, only three months after launching their synthetic… Read More →