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Chris Zaharis named GPEC board chairman

Downtown Phoenix
by in Az Business Leaders

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors met Thursday, September 22 for its Annual Meeting, approving the new slate of officers and nine new board members. The newly elected Board Chairman is Chris Zaharis, Executive Vice President of Empire Southwest, who serves on the GPEC Board on behalf of Maricopa County. Other officers include… Read More →

ACC Awards honor Arizona’s top in-house attorneys

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in Arizona’s evolving knowledge-based economy. Thursday night, before a sold-out crowd at The Camby/Autograph Collection Hotel (formerly the Ritz-Carlton), Az Business magazine recognized the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC… Read More →

GPEC announces Board of Directors for FY 2014

Downtown Phoenix

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) today announced the appointment of its Board of Directors for the 2014 fiscal year, as approved by the Executive Committee. Alliance Bank of Arizona CEO James Lundy will continue to lead the Board of Directors as chairman. “As the economy continues to improve, GPEC’s team of results-driven board directors… Read More →

Building Green: Corporate Lobbies, The WOW Factor

Corporate Lobbies - AZRE Magazine November/December 2010
by in Building Green

Three Valley corporate lobbies showcase how design can be sustainable and spectacular. By definition, the “Wow Factor” refers to the degree to which the first impression of something makes a person say “Wow!” It’s surprising, cool and original. Walk into a corporate lobby and “wow” is the reaction many firms are trying to achieve. We… Read More →