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Ioanna Morfessis: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ioanna Morfessis, founder, IO.INC As an economic development executive, including time as the founder of GPEC, Morfessis helped attract nearly $30 billion in private capital investment and created more than 200,000 new direct jobs. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to improve the quality of life and economies in the communities I served.” Childhood aspiration: “I dreamed about being… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Most Influential Women


They are the best business minds in Arizona. They are innovators, trailblazers and leaders of men. They are Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2014, as selected by the editorial team at Az Business magazine and a panel of industry experts. The Most Influential Women were honored Thursday at a reception… Read More →

University of Phoenix founder dies


The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to the Apollo Education Group. He was 93. Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause of death was given. “Dr. Sperling’s vision, pioneering spirit and boundless resolve to improve the world through accessible… Read More →

Ling & Louie’s Kitchen Concept will Debut at Biltmore

by in Business News | Dining | Featured

Restaurant industry entrepreneurs Randy Schoch, founder and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants and Michael McDermott and Jason Merritt, co-founders of Kona Grill and Rojo Mexican Grill, have joined forces to launch a joint venture dining concept in the Biltmore Fashion Park in early December. Ling & Louie’s Kitchen, an upscale urban brand expansion of Schoch’s… Read More →

GoDaddy Founder Hosts Bob’s Biker Blast

by in Business News | Events | Sports

Bob Parsons might be known as the spirited founder of GoDaddy and one of the most prolific big party throwers in Arizona history, but in just one month the Valley will see a whole new side of Parsons when he kicks off one of his biggest biker events yet. Thousands are expected to attend. The… Read More →