November – December 2010 Archives

Investment Specialist Greg Guglielmino Joins Colliers' Phoenix Office

Greg Guglielmino
by in Business News | Newsmakers

  Colliers International in Greater Phoenix announced that Greg Guglielmino, senior associate, has joined the Phoenix office. Guglielmino specializes in the acquisition and disposition of single- and multi-tenant office and medical investment properties for private and institutional clients. He partners with Marcus Muirhead, associate vice president of investments. Guglielmino is also a member of Colliers’… 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 →

Three Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors To Their Already Busy Work-Life Balance

Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Giving back to the community is an important component of being a true success in the business world. As the greatest minds in history have declared, responsibility is the companion of power and privilege. Regardless of workloads or fluctuations in the economy, true business leaders — whether they are corporate executives or entrepreneurs — have… Read More →

Life Through The Lens Of Wildlife Photographer Joel Sartore

Photography of Joel Sartore - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

It is summer in Antarctica. Frigid temperatures have been replaced by mild, 50-degree days. Surrounded by green hills rolling into lush, snow-capped mountains and thick fog, Joel Sartore is crouching low to the ground. Usually, it is he who is chasing his subjects, but this time the tables have turned. Instead, in the middle of… 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 →

Elements At The Sanctuary Provides A Feast For The Eyes And Stomach

Elements at the Sanctuary - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

My dining companions and I took in the gorgeous view at the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Paradise Valley, as the sun set behind Mummy Mountain in a swirl of pink and purple, before settling into a deep blue. But make no mistake, it was the food that took center stage. elements’ location… Read More →

China Mist’s Rommie Flammer Talks About Her First Job

Rommie Flammer President and CEO China Mist Tea Brands - AZ - Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Rommie Flammer Title: President and CEO Company: China Mist Tea Brands Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. At 12 years old, a friend and I got together a bucket, soap and a sponge, then went door to door asking if we could wash our neighbors’ cars. When they would… Read More →

A Dream Becomes A Reality for Ethiopian-Born Small Business Owner Misgana Kebede

Misgana Kebede Company - Accent Transportation Services - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Misgana Kebede Company: Accent Transportation Services Title: Owner | Est.: 2008 Web: In May 2008, during the roughest stretch of the recession, a husband-and-wife team made a bold decision to start their own transportation business. Misgana Kebede and his wife, Bilen, started Accent Transportation Services, which specializes in executive car service around the Phoenix… Read More →

6 Tips To Launching Your Own Business In A Down Economy

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening with the recession - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

The idea of starting your own business can be frightening, particularly with the recession stubbornly choking the Arizona economy. However, by following a few tips for getting started, launching your own company doesn’t need to be scary. In fact, there are a few advantages to launching a business during an economic downturn. Commercial space is… Read More →

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed

Many Arizona Small Businesses And Banks Say A Federal Loan Program Isn’t Needed - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Featured | Finance

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that aims to increase small business lending. But it’s not exactly popular among Arizona’s small companies and community banks. They question whether a multibillion-dollar loan fund created by the legislation will achieve its goal. The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 will establish a $30 billion… Read More →

Christine French Of The Nonprofit Diversity Leadership Alliance & Global Diversity Consulting

Christine French - Creates a Nonprofit & successful entrepreneurial venture. - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Christine French Took Her Expertise In Diversity To Create A Nonprofit And A Successful Entrepreneurial Venture. Even as a young child growing up in Vietnam, Christine French always knew her main purpose in life was to help people from different backgrounds and experiences come together and form a whole. “When I was eight, the first… Read More →

Diversity Leadership Alliance Winners

Diversity Leadership Alliance Winners - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Govt./Nonprofit Category Winner Yuma Regional Medical Center Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is proud of having a diverse work force that represents the community and the patients it serves. That work force diversity includes ethnicity, cultural background, gender, age, economic means, physical and mental ability, family settings, educational levels, and religious beliefs. By valuing diversity,… Read More →

CEO Series: Jerry Colangelo

Jerry Colangelo discusses Arizona's economic future and more. - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Local businessman Jerry Colangelo talks basketball, Arizona Commerce Authority, the recession and more. Jerry Colangelo Title: Principal Partner Company: JDM Partners Did you always aspire to be in business or was it circumstances that put you on this path? I transferred universities for basketball reasons, originally. I went to (University of) Kansas for a semester… Read More →

Hospitality: Kimpton Palomar at CityScape

Kimpton Palomar Hotel at CityScape - AZRE November/December 2010
by in Hospitality

KIMPTON PALOMAR AT CITYSCAPE Developer: RED Development Architect: Callison Location: 2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix Size: 225,000 SF The $80M, 240-room boutique 4-star hotel is scheduled for completion 4Q 2011. The hotel will feature a 3rd level pool deck overlooking US Airways Center, and will serve as an integrated component to the overall CityScape project… Read More →