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Video Games Go to College for groundbreaking ASU Program

by in Education | Featured

Much is being made over the explosion of video games in the classroom to teach a future generation of K-12 students. But what about the future teachers who will be teaching them? At Arizona State University, education students are reaching into their virtual future with the click of a mouse to test their teaching skills… Read More →

Maricopa County Medical Society Names new CEO

by in Business News | Healthcare

Sara Presler, JD has been named CEO/Executive Director of the Maricopa County Medical Society (MCMS) and Medical Society Business Services. The appointment, which was made by MCMS’ Board of Directors, will begin in December 2012. Founded in 1892, the Maricopa County Medical Society is a not-for-profit, voluntary association for physicians committed to promoting excellence in… Read More →

Executives look to broaden knowledge base
by in Business News | Education

The economic downturn created new levels of pressure that businesses never experienced. Costs had to be contained. Operations had to be streamlined. The workforce had to be as lean and as efficient as possible. It created pressure and questions for employees, too, as they questioned whether or not they had the skill sets necessary to… 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 →

Vi At Grayhawk Residents Award $100,000 In Scholarships To Employees, Family Members

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Vi at Grayhawk’s resident charitable foundation, the Grayhawk Classic Residence Residents’ Foundation, has awarded $100,000 in scholarships to support the educational efforts for 20 Vi at Grayhawk employees and/or their dependents for the 2012/2013 academic year. Vi at Grayhawk is an award-winning Continuing Care Retirement Community located in North Scottsdale that was developed and is… Read More →

GPEC: Plans To Revive The Economy

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Look past the Valley’s long, slow climb out of a difficult recession to the next 10, 20, even 100 years and you see a potential hotbed of wealth and productivity: a regional economy that has diversified from its traditional reliance on growth and housing. That’s the vision painted by board members and financial supporters of… Read More →

Five Monopolies, Methods of Communication Losing Their Hold

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by in Blogs | Education | Lists | Tech | Workforce

1. Landlines According to CITA, an International Wireless nonprofit organization, 91% of Americans carry a cell phone as of 2009, and those numbers have continued to expand.  Now more than ever, with the growing popularity of the iPhone and Droid, cell phones have become both a necessity and an addiction. In past decades, landlines were… Read More →

Companies Devote Time To Black History Month

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by in Blogs | Contests | Education | Events

As we kick off Black History Month, Arizona companies devote time for sharing, caring and supporting ethnic communities. Employers understand the importance of spreading the love and have done so with educational scholarships, funding for schools and free entertainment. USAA United Services Automobile Association (USAA), an investment and insurance company, offers specific educational opportunities during… Read More →

Speaker: Mark Kranz ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Mark Kranz, SmithGroup Mark Kranz, AIA, LEED AP, is the design principal and lead designer for the Phoenix office of SmithGroup’s Higher Education and Science and Technology Studios.  Mark’s work has been published locally, regionally and nationally. He speaks publicly about sustainable design strategies for laboratory and academic facilities, and his work is consistently recognized… Read More →

Convenience Care Clinics Help Workers Get Back On The Job Faster

Clinics help workers stay on the job
by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

While we all expect quality health care to be available when it’s needed, our future could be flat lining. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, meager graduation and physician training rates in our country could cause a shortage of up to 150,000 doctors within the next 15 years.  As many of us are… Read More →

What You Get With The New Facebook Profile

by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

On December 5 Facebook introduced another change to their ever-rotating lineup of profile options. The latest update establishes a new layout for user profiles and more options for displaying work and education information. While the new profile is currently on an opt-in basis only, Facebook will be gradually rolling out the change and plans to… Read More →

Diversity Leadership Alliance Winners

Diversity Leadership Alliance Winners - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Govt./Nonprofit Category Winner Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is proud of having a diverse work force that represents the community and the patients it serves. That work force diversity includes ethnicity, cultural background, gender, age, economic means, physical and mental ability, family settings, educational levels, and religious beliefs. By valuing diversity,… Read More →

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference

Fifth Annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference
by in Education | Events

Arizona Entrepreneurs Hold Fifth Annual Meeting Of The Minds Join in for an exciting opportunity to connect, share ideas and be inspired at the fifth annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference. This year’s conference, which will take place Wednesday Nov. 17, 2010 at the Desert Willow Conference Center, will feature tips and ideas from expert CEOs while… Read More →

Business And Community Leaders Are Trying To Figure Out What Health Care Reform Will Mean In Arizona

Health Care Reform in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

For government and business, providers and patients, the U.S. health care reform legislation promises a new world of costs and care. Most individuals without insurance will be able to get it. Those who have insurance already probably will have to pay more for it. Hospitals, doctors and others in the front lines of health care… Read More →