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Circle K Raises $5.3 Million for UCP of Central Arizona

Armando Contreras, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona
by in Featured | Nonprofit

Through fundraising efforts at local stores and events throughout the State of Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada, Circle K employees, customers and vendors generously helped raise over $5.3 million for UCP of Central and Southern Arizona, and Opportunity Village in Las Vegas, Nevada.    The funds donated support the organizations’ mission to help children and adults… Read More →

Are Businesses Crossing Lines by Tracking Employees?


Nearly 10 years after real-time package- and people-tracking went viral with the advent of GPS-enabled cell phones, small businesses face two big concerns. “One is expense. Small businesses, especially those still recovering from the worst recession in modern history, can’t always afford to provide their employees with GPS-equipped smart phones,” notes location-based services specialist George… Read More →

SRP Donates $94,500 to Nonprofit Agencies


Salt River Project employees are turning their volunteer hours into much-needed funds for the nonprofit organizations they assist through the SRP Dollars for Doers program. The program contributes funds, ranging from $250 to $1,000, directly to community nonprofits based upon the number of volunteer hours donated during the 2012 calendar year by SRP employees. The… Read More →

Small Businesses Slowly Increasing Economic Activity

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO
by in Business News | Economy | Small Biz

Small business owners are showing a willingness to hire more employees amidst signs of expanding business activity, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released today by Insperity, Inc., a leading provider of human resources and business performance solutions for America’s best businesses.  More than 40 percent of respondents say they are adding employees,… Read More →

Kitchell Completes Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center


  Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, a new specialty and urgent care center serving West Valley communities and featuring Phoenix Children’s special brand of pediatric care. The 35,3550 SF urgent and pediatric clinic is a precursor to long-term plans for a larger, more comprehensive facility that doubles the… Read More →

Eastmark Grand Opening Set For June 1 With Full Day of Activities

Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.

  The first new large-scale integrated community to launch in Metro Phoenix in 10 years will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1 to showcase its first phase of residential homes and the first phase of the Eastmark Great Park. Eastmark, located in the heart of the East Valley,… Read More →

Cushman & Wakefield Negotiates $23.5M Sale of University Center

by in Brokerage | Business News | Investment

  Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona negotiated the $23.5M sale of the three-building University Center to the Arizona Board of Regents. This marks an acquisition for future expansion of Arizona State University. University Center , located at Rural Rd. and University Dr., is situated across the street from ASU. The three buildings, 1100, 1130 and… Read More →

Speaker: Sonja Bochart ~ BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011

BIG Green Expo & Conference 2011
by in Events | Green

Sonja Bochart, SmithGroup Sonja Bochart, a green design advocate, has more than 15 years of experience as an interior designer and is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the International Living Building Institute.As an associate at SmithGroup, she actively promotes holistic design approaches and healthy work environments for commercial design projects… Read More →

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise, Study Finds

Employee Discontent Experiences Sharp Rise
by in Economy | Workforce

Workers are poised for a mass exodus next year, according to a poll of more than 1,400 workers in North America by Right Management. Employees are feeling increasingly restless and intend to leave in droves if opportunities open up in the job market. Eighty-four percent of the employees polled say they plan to look for… 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 →

Avnet’s Roy Vallee On Leadership

Avnet's Roy Vallee On Leadership
by in Podcasts

Thirty-seven years ago Roy Vallee was stocking shelves at a small electronics distribution company in Los Angeles. That small firm has grown up to become Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm located in Phoenix, Arizona. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic parts, enterprise computing and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the… Read More →

hardison/downey Becomes Part of Kitchell

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 →

Are You A Kind Boss?

Three business people standing together with arms around each other

Look in the mirror and ask yourself: What kind of boss are you? Do you resemble Cruella De Vil from “101 Dalmatians” – a heartless, puppy-snatcher who orders her hapless henchmen to carry out her cruel demands? Or are you more like Obi-Wan Kenobi in “Star Wars” — a dedicated, knowledgeable, soft-spoken Jedi Master with… Read More →

2010 Most Admired Companies Winners – Workplace Culture

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in Events

The Workplace Culture category recognizes companies with unique workplaces that offer employees benefits and perks, and emphasize diversity and other qualities that make the company a great place to work. Winner: BeachFleischman PC Category: Workplace Culture Headquarters: Tucson Year Est.: 1991 No. of Employees in AZ: 104 Recent Award: Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to… Read More →