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Mara Aspinal – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Mara Aspinal - 50 Most Influential Women in AZ Business

Mara Aspinal – President and CEO, Ventana Medical Systems Aspinal, who holds an MBA from Harvard, joined Ventana as president and CEO in 2011. She founded the European Personalized Medicine Association and advised the Obama and Bush administrations on diagnostics and genomics. Surprising fact: “I will attend any live sporting event – from baseball to… Read More →

Delay on ACA mandates was unavoidable

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by in Featured | Healthcare

With the announcement from the Obama administration regarding the delay of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandates, business owners took a slight sigh of relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend.  In the announcement made on the U.S. Treasury’s website, the “concerns about the complexities” was cited as a reason for delay.  A vast… Read More →

Judge Upholds Mining Ban Near Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

U.S. District Judge David Campbell late yesterday denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack… Read More →

Housing Indicators Show Sustained Progress in Home Prices

by in Business News | Economy | Real Estate

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury released the August edition of the Obama Administration’s Housing Scorecard – a comprehensive report on the nation’s housing market. Data continues to show signs that the housing market is strengthening – as home price improvements in the first half… Read More →

High Court Rejects Part Of Arizona Immigration Law

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A ruling came down from the Supreme Court regarding Arizona immigration law, but more decisions likely remain. The Supreme Court threw out key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion could go forward on checking the status of suspects who might appear to be in the U.S. illegally. The… Read More →

Credit Unions Could Be A Big Boost To Small Business

Credit Unions Big Boose to Small Business - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011
by in AZ Business Magazine | Finance

Every week while driving to work I notice an increasing number of empty store fronts. A local restaurant, boutique or consulting firm that was there last week, is no longer there today. It makes me wonder how many of those local small businesses could have survived had they applied and been approved for a small… Read More →