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Greater Phoenix Chamber announces new board leadership

nonprofit board member

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) added new leaders and 17 new members to its board of directors. Daniel Froetscher, senior vice president of transmission, distribution & customers at APS, will serve as the 2016-2017 board chair, succeeding Ken McMahon of CenturyLink. Mike McCann, senior vice president and division manager at JP Morgan Chase, has been named chair-elect. The 2016-2017 board will focus on growing… Read More →

Valley Partnership announces new class of advocates

Valley Partnership advocate
by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership prides itself as the premier advocacy group for responsible development in Arizona, which is largely possible due to the proactivity and engagement of its members on development issues. Each year members share knowledge and experiences with a new class of aspiring professionals within various areas of the commercial real estate industry through the Valley Partnership Advocates Program.… Read More →

GCU’s Brian Mueller a finalist for EY honor

Brian Mueller

Brian Mueller, president of Grand Canyon University, has been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the Mountain Desert Region that encompasses Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.  The award recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and… Read More →

Hines completes 60,000 SF lease for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Financial risk

Hines, the international real estate firm, recently completed a 60,000-square-foot long-term lease for Jones, Skelton & Hochuli at its downtown Renaissance Square. The Phoenix-based firm with 80 attorneys and 125 support staff will be relocating from mid-town Phoenix to the new downtown Phoenix location. The law firm specializes in trial practice, insurance law, personal injury… Read More →

Tax reform aims to help small businesses


During the State of the Union address, President Obama said that tax reform is a key issue for small businesses today. Specifically, the president stressed that many small businesses are overwhelmed with administrative tasks associated with tax filing and deserve the opportunity to focus on strategic areas of their business that could help them grow… Read More →

GPEC boosts state’s economy by attracting more foreign direct investment

Funding Startup Companies Jumpstart Economy
by in Business News | Economy

The Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s California 50 program — which aimed to fly 50 Golden State CEOs to Phoenix for an opportunity to tour and explore the region’s business-friendly environment — proved to be so popular that they expanded it to 100 a week after its launch. But it may be GPEC’s pitch to CEOs… Read More →

Momentum builds to soften accounting standards for private companies

Financial Statements
by in Business News | Economy

Private companies say they need to stop being treated like public companies. And now the accounting world has begun to listen to their complaints. The debate about whether to soften accounting standards for private companies has gone on for years, but this time it seems to be moving toward action, although slowly. But this past… Read More →

GoGreen Conference ’11 Emphasizes Sustainability Education, Patience

GoGreen Conference '11
by in Education | Events | Green

Whether it’s educating attendees of green and sustainability in the workplace or the speakers’ efforts to educate public and private entities of sustainability in their community, “education” was the buzzword and couldn’t have been stressed enough at the GoGreen Conference ’11 this past Tuesday, November 15. Well, that and a lot of patience. “It’s not… 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 →

Baby Boomers Bust

Baby Boomer Bust
by in AZ Business Magazine | Workforce

Companies get ready as boomers start leaving the work force The catchy term many are using to describe the impending exodus of baby boomers from the work force sounds like the title of a science-fiction film: “The Brain Drain.” But there’s nothing fictional about it. The oldest baby boomers, a group that includes more than… Read More →