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Nominate Your Favorite for a Spirit of Enterprise Award

Chandler Innovation Center

Want to help honor your favorite Arizona company? Nominate it for a 2013 Spirit of Enterprise Award. The awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University recognize some of Arizona’s best businesses for creating jobs, boosting our economy and treating customers right. Past winners include well-known names like Cold Stone… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise kicks off process

Chandler Innovation Center

The W.P. Carey School of Business at ASU launched its 17th annual Spirit of Enterprise Kick-off Breakfast at the Edward Jones Training Facility on Wednesday.  This annual breakfast marked the start of the nomination process for 2013 Spirit of Enterprise and honored the 2012 sponsors and award recipients. Highlights of the breakfast, according to Gary… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: LawLogix Group

LAWLOGIX GROUP LLC

LawLogix Group earned the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2000, LawLogix co-founder Brian Taylor was sitting at a Burger King near the consulate in Nogales, Mexico,… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Daphne’s Headcovers

DAPHENE'S HEAD COVERS

Daphne’s Headcovers earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Overcoming Adversity Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Jane Spicer was 10 years old she told her mother that she wanted a sailboat. Her mother told her she had to earn the… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: GlobalMed

GLOBALMED

GlobalMed earned the U.S. Bank Emerging Entrepreneur Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. In 2002, when Joel Barthelemy started the business that would become GlobalMed, he made imaging equipment for quality assurance in the semiconductor industry. “We did about $1 million… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: Total Transit

TOTAL TRANSIT

Total Transit earned the The Spirit of Enterprise Innovation in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Total Transit CEO Craig Hughes bought a small airport cab company in 1984, he had only ridden in a cab twice, never in… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise winner: 180 Degrees Automotive

180 DEGREES AUOTOMOTIVE

180 Degrees Automotive earned the Hahnco Companies Special Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award this year at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s prestigious Spirit of Enterprise Awards. When Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner decided to open her own auto repair shop, she “had no business plan, no money.” What Bogi did have was… Read More →

Top Arizona Businesses Win Spirit of Enterprise Awards

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As Americans talk about how to improve our economy, we keep hearing how small businesses and entrepreneurs have to lead the way in the recovery. Today, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University honored five of the state’s best businesses for creating jobs, contributing to charities and introducing innovation. They’re this… Read More →

Who To Watch: Gary Naumann

Gary Naumann Director ASU Spirit of Enterprise Center Small businesses are guardedly optimistic about 2010, says Gary Naumann, who heads the ASU Spirit of Enterprise Center at the W. P. Carey School of Business. He senses the mood from what he sees and hears, especially from entrepreneurs who attended the 13th annual Spirit of Enterprise… Read More →