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FirstService Acquires Y Cross Management Group

FirstService Residential, the leading residential property management company in North America, today announced it has acquired Y Cross Management Group, a leading Tucson-based community association management company.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Enhancing our leadership position in Arizona was a strategic priority and we are encouraged about the prospect of strengthening our leadership… Read More →

Kitchell Completes Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center


  Kitchell completed construction of the Phoenix Children’s Southwest Valley Center in Avondale, a new specialty and urgent care center serving West Valley communities and featuring Phoenix Children’s special brand of pediatric care. The 35,3550 SF urgent and pediatric clinic is a precursor to long-term plans for a larger, more comprehensive facility that doubles the… Read More →

12/12/12 Deals At Mane Attraction Salon

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by in Events | Style

One time only, on a day that happens only once every 100 years, Mane Attraction Salon in Phoenix is offering the following three specials: Book your next hair appointment for Wednesday, December 12 at Mane Attraction, and receive $12 off — whether it be a haircut, color or style. For those who haven’t booked an… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Offers Leadership Workshops

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Want to learn key business skills without going back to school for a full degree? The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is unveiling brand new half-day leadership development workshops designed for exactly this purpose. The workshops — focused on concepts that immediately strengthen leadership capabilities — will make lessons taught… Read More →

Desert Schools Honored For Community Service In Arizona

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, the largest not-for-profit membership-based financial institution in the state of Arizona, announced today that it has been selected by Toastmasters International and the organization’s District 3 Governor as the 2012 award recipient for community service and leadership for the state of Arizona. This is the first time Desert Schools has… Read More →

Deloitte LLP Names New Managing Principal Of Its Phoenix Office

Deloitte-Jonas McCormick
by in Finance | Workforce

One of the largest accounting and consulting organizations in Arizona, Deloitte LLP, named a new managing principal of its Phoenix office Nov. 15. Jonas McCormick, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP, is now managing principal of Deloitte’s Phoenix office. McCormick succeeds Michelle Kerrick, who was recently appointed managing partner of Deloitte’s Los Angeles office. After graduating from… Read More →

The Entrepreneurs Of Today Can Reach High Levels Of Success — And Impact The World

Entrepreneurs Can Reach High Levels Of Success - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

In today’s fluctuating economy, the notions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and entrepreneurial decision-making are receiving increased attention by citizens, academics, managers and politicians on a global basis. The current global financial crisis has put added pressure on creating new ideas and bringing these to the market, resulting in financial fruition, economic development and employment. Being… Read More →

Two Valley Groups Are Working To Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field

Advance And Retain Women’s Role In The Financial Field - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that a typical business meeting at a banking or financial institution was dominated by the good ol’ boys network. Well, not anymore. Today, you are likely to see more women among the dark suits at the table. “I have watched women evolve,” says Deborah Bateman, executive vice president of specialty… Read More →

Avnet’s Roy Vallee On Leadership

Avnet's Roy Vallee On Leadership
by in Podcasts

Thirty-seven years ago Roy Vallee was stocking shelves at a small electronics distribution company in Los Angeles. That small firm has grown up to become Avnet, Inc., a Fortune 500 firm located in Phoenix, Arizona. Avnet is one of the largest distributors of electronic parts, enterprise computing and storage products, and embedded subsystems in the… Read More →

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Is Ready To Tackle The Industry’s Challenges

AzHHA’s New President And CEO Laurie Liles - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

A familiar face has been named the new president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). Laurie Liles assumed her new role on Sept. 7, succeeding John Rivers, who will be available as a consultant until his retirement becomes official in January. Selected by the AzHHA board of directors on… Read More →

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference Is Aimed At Helping Members Prepare For Change

AzHHA’s 2010 Annual Membership Conference - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Healthcare

With the health care field on the brink of a major upheaval, the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association’s (AzHHA) 2010 Annual Membership Conference offers members information on what to expect in the future. The theme, Bringing the Future into Focus, incorporates a mix of topics and speakers intended to appeal to a diverse hospital audience.… Read More →

Learn The Principles Of Effective Leadership


Knowledge: Great companies and great leaders are often synonymous, but what does it take to be a great leader? Dr. Angelo Kinicki is professor of management at the W.P. Carey School of Business. As a consultant, Kinicki often works with top management teams. Here, Kinicki discusses the principles of transformational and managerial leadership in increasing… Read More →

CEO Series: Benito Almanza

Benito Almanza Arizona State President Company: Bank of America - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Benito Almanza Title: Arizona State President Company: Bank of America How would you assess the banking industry’s reactions to the new financial reform law? What are the industry’s biggest concerns, particularly in regards to derivatives and less onerous regulation on small banks? Bank of America has generally supported reforms, including the formation of a new… Read More →

Newly Formed Arizona Commerce Authority Convenes Its Inaugural Board Meeting

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by in Blogs | Finance | Workforce

Vowing that “today the rubber hits the road,” Gov. Jan Brewer and Jerry Colangelo assembled and introduced 35 state leaders representing diverse backgrounds for the inaugural board meeting of the Arizona Commerce Authority. The private-sector board will work to align diverse assets and opportunities within the state to compete economically in both domestic and international… Read More →