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Construction Companies Can Be Exposed To Lawsuits When Assisting The Government During An Emergency

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Imagine that you own a construction company and one of your employees comes in and tells you that the two largest buildings in town have collapsed. You receive a phone call a few days later from a government official who informs you that the police and fire department need your construction company to send heavy… Read More →

Infrastructure Companies Are Big Winners Under Plan To Jumpstart Economy

Stimulus Effect

Construction companies, big and small, figure to be the primary beneficiaries of some $4.2 billion in federal stimulus money that will flow into Arizona in the months ahead. But economists and industry officials say businesses across the board will share in what could be a spending bonanza. Clearly not everyone is in construction. Yet, as… Read More →

Changing Investment Management Firms Can Be Costly

Investing man

Patience, it turns out, can be indeed a virtue — especially for retirement plan sponsors. Sunil Wahal, professor of finance at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and his co-authors compiled a database of hiring and firing decisions made by more than 3,700 plan sponsors between 1994 and 2003. The… Read More →

Hidden Health Care Tax Hits Workers

Hidden Tax Revealed Chart

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and the Arizona Chamber Foundation are joining forces to stop what we call a hidden health care tax on businesses and consumers. According to a study released by the Arizona Chamber Foundation, which is associated with the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Arizona employers and the state’s… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2009: Business Services

Wist Office Products - Best of the Best 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona
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Business Services Honoree: Office: Supply Companies Wist Office Products Wist Office Products has been providing superior service and the highest-quality products to Arizona businesses since 1955. The office supply industry has changed significantly since that time, and through the changes, Wist has emphasized keeping the focus on the customer. It strives to be a solution… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2009: Finance & Professional

National Bank of Arizona - Best of the Best Awards 2009 presented by Ranking Arizona
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Finance & Professional Honoree: Banks: $900M or more in AZ assets National Bank of Arizona With 25 years of strength, stability and profitability, National Bank of Arizona is one of the state’s premier financial institutions. Since its inception, National Bank of Arizona has been there for its customers, continually searching for new ways to help… Read More →

Hiring The Right People Is More Important Than Ever, But Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Pick the Right Employee

When the economy slows, companies tend to slow their hiring and expect more from their existing employees. It quickly becomes critical that employees perform up to these new, heightened expectations. For those positions that companies do hire for, selecting the right candidate becomes more important than ever. However, many hiring managers tend to ask the… Read More →

Companies Need To Start Thinking About Converting To International Financial Reporting Standards

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More than 100 countries have already adopted or base their own accounting standards on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Last August, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved for public comment its long-awaited proposed roadmap for the eventual use of IFRS by U.S. companies. The proposal foresees that early adoption of IFRS could happen as soon… Read More →

Social Networks On Internet Pose Challenges And Opportunities For Businesses

Social media

Instinct: Nearly every decision a person makes in his or her lifetime can in some way be tied to an instinctual reaction. One of the most primal of instincts is survival and the key to our evolutionary climb has been the instinct to live in groups or the herd mentality. The instinct is simple —… Read More →

Employers Should Learn Legal Rules On Employee E-Mails And Text Messages

Do employees have a right of privacy in their e-mails and text messages?

Do employees have a right of privacy in their e-mails and text messages or may employers read them? May employers lawfully limit employee electronic communications? Are employees protected from retaliation for what they say in their e-mails? If so, can they lose protection if they go too far in what they say? For several years,… Read More →

Applying Supply Chain Management Techniques To The Health Care Industry

Medical supplies

Businesses in the 21st century frequently attribute success to the ability to tame their supply chains. The business of hospitals, in comparison, is quite different. Hospitals are service organizations with diverse customers, including physicians who have strong commitments to given manufacturers and products. Patients, of course, are customers, and their treatment often requires costly items.… Read More →

Making Ethics An Essential Part Of Doing Business

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The challenge of building an ethical climate in businesses is not new. However, in the last decade, the importance of such a climate, and the heavy costs of ethical transgressions, have been prominent in the daily headlines. They reveal the impact of decades of ethical mismanagement that goes beyond explicitly breaking laws. Rather, the issue… Read More →

CEO Series: Doug Parker

Doug Parker, Chairman and CEO of US Airways

Doug Parker Title: Chairman and CEO Company: US Airways Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. My first job was as a bagger at a Kroger store in Michigan. I started part-time the day I turned 16, but then went full-time in the summer the day after school got out.… Read More →