january-february 2012 Archives

The Future of Technology In Arizona: Where Do We Go From Here?

Future of Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The future of technology: Science and engineering turned Arizona’s first 100 years upside down, so where do we go from here? Think about the achievements in technology that came during Arizona’s first 100 years. The first transcontinental telephone service between New York and San Francisco (1915). The world’s first radio broadcasting station goes on the… Read More →

Commotion Promotions Ranks As One Of The Fastest-Growing Companies

Commotions Promotions - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

It began in an apartment in 1984, with a lot of passion and dedication and little room in which to work. Twenty-plus years later, Commotion Promotions has expanded to seven locations nationwide, not only marketing and promoting their clients, but making a name for themselves as well. Over the past year, Commotion Promotions has created… Read More →

ACC Awards 2012 Finalists: N-T

ACC Awards 2012

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is now. Arizona Business Magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards, ACC Awards 2012. The 27 finalists and winners were honored Thursday, January 12 during a ceremony and… Read More →

ACC Awards 2012 Finalists: H-M

ACC Awards 2012

Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is now. Arizona Business Magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards, ACC Awards 2012. The 27 finalists and winners were honored Thursday, January 12 during a ceremony and… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

First Job: Matt Likens, CEO Of Ulthera, Inc.

Matt Likens - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Matt Likens, CEO of Ulthera, Inc., discusses her first job working on a muck farm on Ohio, his first job in the healthcare industry, his biggest mentor and more. Matt Likens Title: CEO Company: Ulthera, Inc. What was your very first job? When I was 10 years old, my brother — who is two years… Read More →

Mobile Banking Causes Security Concerns

Mobile Banking - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance | Tech

Use of phone apps skyrockets 45 percent in six-month span, but how safe are they? The smart phone is becoming to banking what the knife has become to bread: It’s changing the way we consume. “Mobile banking has had the biggest impact on financial institutions since the introduction of ATMs,” says Paul Stull, senior vice… Read More →

Medical Technology: Increasing Longevity, Healthcare Costs

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Advances in technology are great, experts agree, but costs need to mimic the rest of the economy. As Arizona enters its second century and health care costs soar, we can’t help but ask: Has the technology that helps us live longer become too costly? Are we living too long? And who will pay for the… Read More →

Public Projects: Keeping Construction Companies Alive

Public Projects - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012
by in Economic Development

Of the 15 Arizona school districts that asked voters in November to approve bonds to build or renovate education facilities, 11 got the go-ahead despite the lingering recession. That’s good news for many of the state’s construction companies that have relied on publicly-funded projects to boost business and keep workers employed as private investment in… Read More →

The Tax Implications From A Short Sale, Foreclosure

Short Sale - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The truth of consequences: There can be tax implications from a short sale and foreclosure The only sure things in life are death and taxes. And like death, taxes can sometimes sneak up and surprise you. Some homeowners who have faced foreclosure or a short sale might be startled to learn that they may face… Read More →

New Commercial Development Will Impact Growth In The Next 100 Years

Commercial Development - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Arizona’s economic strength and growth the next 100 years depend on the creation of new buildings, commercial development and new infrastructure A high-speed train between Phoenix and Tucson. Toll roads on I-10 and I-17. A new shopping mall. Three outlet centers. A major development in West Phoenix. New casinos. Solar manufacturing plants. A light rail… Read More →

GPEC: Plans To Revive The Economy

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Look past the Valley’s long, slow climb out of a difficult recession to the next 10, 20, even 100 years and you see a potential hotbed of wealth and productivity: a regional economy that has diversified from its traditional reliance on growth and housing. That’s the vision painted by board members and financial supporters of… Read More →

Arizona Centennial Series: Looking Ahead At The State’s Next Century

Arizona Centennial Series - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Arizona Centennial — Forward thinking: Algae, solar, personalized medicine or none of the above? Some of Arizona’s greatest minds look ahead at the state’s next century A century ago, Arizonans with an entrepreneurial spirit ventured deep into the deserts and mountains in search of gold and copper. Today, as Arizona celebrates its 100th birthday, their… Read More →

Flagstaff And Scottsdale CVB See Solid Returns On Investment

Flagstaff, Scottsdale CVB - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Flagstaff Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Scottsdale CVB see dividends from marketing dollars spent The old saying, “You have to spend money to make money” is especially true in the case of Arizona tourism. Two cases in point are the Flagstaff and Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureaus (CVBs). They can quantifiably demonstrate that investing… Read More →