January 2010 Archives

2010 Human Resources Awards – Honorees and Finalists

HR Awards 2010

2010 has been a tough year, especially for those in human resources who have the difficult task of dealing with the unpleasant consequences of a down economy. It’s time to show recognition to the hard-working HR professionals for all that they do for Arizona’s businesses. The following are the honorees and finalists for the 2010… Read More →

Measuring CityScape’s Impact On Downtown Phoenix

CityScape, a $900 million multi-use project nearing first-phase completion in the heart of Downtown Phoenix, will finally fill the so-called “hole in the doughnut.” Located on a 3-block tract centered at the zero-zero intersection of Central Avenue and Washington Street, CityScape is seen as the catalyst for long-overdue development in the city’s core. Key players… Read More →

First Tower Of CityScape Development To Open Soon

A new 308-foot office tower notches the skyline of Downtown Phoenix. Hunt Construction Group recently topped off the 27-floor, 600,000 SF tower with its attached 3-story, 45,000 SF retail structure and 5-level underground parking garage, which opens in February. When completed, the 1.2 MSF CityScape development will include a second tower featuring a 250-room, 400,000… Read More →

GCU’s Executive Education Programs Focus On Busy Business Leader

By taking academic principles and putting them in real-world scenarios, the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University (GCU) is helping companies enhance the level at which they are operating. It does this through leadership programs that help busy executives work more collaboratively and with a constant eye on the big picture. “Companies… Read More →

Thunderbird Uses Faculty, Students And Alumni To Advise Businesses That Want To Go International

As the world emerged from World War II, a visionary leader in the U.S. Air Force named Gen. Barton Kyle Yount dreamed of creating a business school that would focus exclusively on international management. That dream was realized April 8, 1946, when Thunderbird School of Global Management received its charter, with Yount as the school’s… Read More →

TREO Is Working To Position The Tucson Region For Post-Recession Growth

The past year was unprecedented in the U.S. economy. As experienced nationwide, the recent credit and housing crises resulted in rapid job losses and extreme economic uncertainty. While the situation at the national and state level is critical, leaders in the Tucson region are working to take our destiny into our own hands, providing leadership… Read More →

Knowledge Of Heart Attack And Stroke Symptoms Can Help Save Lives

Some heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often, people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening: Chest… Read More →

18th Annual Start! Phoenix Heart Walk Set To Break Attendance Record

Have a heart and take a walk on Saturday, Feb. 27, at Tempe Beach Park, at the Start! Phoenix Heart Walk, sponsored by Health Net of Arizona. This fun, 5K and 1 mile, family fitness event energizes the Valley to step up in the fight against heart disease and stroke. The walk is sponsored in… Read More →

Grand Canyon University Commits To Go Red For Women Campaign

Many in the Valley still don’t realize that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women. But with long-standing health care educator Grand Canyon University (GCU) putting its muscle behind the annual Go Red For Women campaign, you can bet the issue will become top of mind. “With our penetration in the local health… Read More →

Our Culture Of Physical Inactivity Is Killing Us

Cardiovascular disease is our nation’s No.1 killer. Physical inactivity significantly increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. Seventy percent of Americans don’t get enough exercise, blaming lack of time and lack of motivation. People need help People are less active due to technology, transportation, etc. Sedentary jobs have increased 83 percent since 1950. Almost… Read More →

BLT Steak Offers Fine Food In A Classy, Yet Casual Setting

BLT — Oh, there’s bacon, lettuce and tomato alright, but not in the way you would expect. BLT Steak actually stands for Bistro Laurent Tourondel, named after its famous chef and the master behind the magic of this great dining experience. As part of the BLT Restaurant Group, the Scottsdale location is one of many… Read More →

First Job: Donald A. Smith Jr., President And CEO, SCF Arizona

Donald A. Smith, Jr. President and CEO, SCF Arizona Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. My first job was my newspaper route delivering the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times. The most important lesson I learned was the importance of being diligent and responsible. The news agency would put written… Read More →

CEO Series: Robert F. Moran


Robert F. Moran President and Chief Executive Officer, PetSmart How does the pet retail industry differ from the human retail industry? First of all — passion. I’ve been in retail for 38 years and prior to coming to PetSmart, we use in retailing passion for the customer. But how can you be passionate about a… Read More →

Ron Edwards, Executive Producer And CEO Of Audio-Video Networks, Always Knew He Would Work In The Music Industry

Ron Edwards Audio-Video Networks Title: Executive Producer and CEO Est: 1985  |  www.audio-videonetworks.com “It’s my job to find out what makes a business unique and to turn it into a campaign; to think outside of the box.” – Ron Edwards When he was just five years old, Ron Edwards, executive producer and CEO of Phoenix-based… Read More →