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Greater Phoenix Chamber names 2017 board chairman

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced new leaders of its board of directors during its Annual Luncheon on June 7 at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort. Michael McCann, Arizona market executive at JPMorgan Chase, will serve as 2017-2018 board chairman, succeeding Daniel Froetscher of APS, who will serve as immediate past chair. Phyllis Senseman, vice president of… Read More →

Southwest Airlines, ASU Gammage earn IMPACT Awards

Southwest Airlines and ASU Gammage have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) during the 30th Annual IMPACT Awards held Wednesday, May 10 at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Large Business of the Year: Southwest Airlines “We are very excited and this… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces 2017 IMPACT Awards recipients

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected eight local companies as recipients of its 30th annual IMPACT Awards, but only two will be selected as the 2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. “This year’s IMPACT Awards recipients are a testament to the success that can be achieved through dedication to leadership, innovation and community,” said Greater Phoenix… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber names 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists

IMPACT Awards

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected 20 local companies as finalists for its 30th Anniversary of the IMPACT Awards. The Chamber’s IMPACT Awards honor the accomplishments of small, large and nonprofit businesses and the positive effect they have on the Valley’s business community and economy. The 2017 IMPACT Awards finalists are: Small/Medium Business Category… Read More →

Higher education leaders stress degrees as important for Arizona economy

Arizona State University President Michael Crow and Maricopa County Community College District Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick on Tuesday stressed the importance of a college degree in obtaining a well-paying job – the types of jobs that it takes to stimulate the economy. But the state lags behind educational achievement. “Arizona needs a prepared workforce,” Harper-Marinick said.… Read More →

Millennial migration a boon for AZ cities, loss for rural areas

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Taryn Martin, 21, grew up in Vail, a small town in Pima County with approximately 10,000 residents. Her family’s land stretched across the countryside. She rode horses during the day and enjoyed starry skies at night. But at 18, Martin decided to leave her home and move to Phoenix, one of the largest cities in… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber 2017 IMPACT Awards seeks nominations

IMPACT Businesses of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) seeks nominations for its 2017 IMPACT Awards, which honor the accomplishments of outstanding Valley organizations and the positive impact they’ve made on the Greater Phoenix business community. Nominations — which can come from anyone in the community — are open from now until Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, and can be submitted through the Chamber’s… Read More →

ATHENA Leadership Award winners give advice on success

ATHENA Leadership Award

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce announced three ATHENA Leadership Award winners on Oct. 26 during the 29th Annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon. The three honored at this year’s luncheon were Catherine Alonzo, founding partner of Javelina, who received the Young Professional Award, Rebecca Clyde, co-founder and CXO of Ideas Collide, winner of the Businesswoman of the Year… Read More →

Economic experts expect steady growth, low unemployment for 2017

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

Steady, improving employment numbers at both the local and national levels are the highlight of an ongoing, eight-year economic recovery, which saw unemployment as high as 10 percent. With unemployment hovering around 5 percent now, top Valley economists say this is likely “as good as it’s going to get” recovery-wise for the foreseeable future. Economists… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces new board leadership

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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 →

Sen. John McCain talks trade in Arizona

John McCain

With anti-trade rhetoric coming from both sides of this upcoming presidential election, Sen. John McCain offered his stance on why trade is of high importance to Arizona’s economy, Tuesday morning during a keynote speech. During the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce‘s Political Insider series with the senator, he said you don’t have to look much… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce names ATHENA finalists

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its ATHENA Awards as it continues its 29-year tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley businesswomen. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as an… Read More →

GPCC appoints Kevin Quigley as general counsel

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce appointed Quarles & Brady LLP Partner Kevin Quigley as general counsel. In his role, Quigley will assist the Chamber with governance and other legal compliance matters. He will also continue to sit on the organization’s board of directors. Quigley is a member of the Quarles & Brady’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. His litigation… Read More →

Here are the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

IMPACT Businesses of the Year

The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards on Wednesday. Danzeisen Dairy and Cox Communications earned accolades as the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award… Read More →