October 2009 Archives

Positive Signs Bolster Tucson Office Market, Retail And Industrial Sectors

Tucson Office Market, Industrial and Retail Sectors
by in Business News

Positive signs bolster Tucson office market, as well as the area’s retail and industrial sectors CBRE has released its third quarter 2011 market analysis of the Tucson area office, industrial and retail sectors. Report highlights include: Office •    The Tucson office market reported a stronger third quarter, with 71,209 square feet of positive absorption. This… Read More →

MPI Is Touting The ROI Of In-Person Meetings

meetings industry

The best advocates for the positive return on investment of in-person meetings may very well be members of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. The meetings industry has been hit hard by the media and public scrutiny of the actions of major companies that received bailouts from the federal government. But members of… Read More →

The Meetings Industry Is On The Offensive To Counter Negative Perceptions

Panel of MPI Students

When individuals and organizations meet, solutions are created, ideas are shared, business initiatives are crafted and skills are learned. Such meetings are crucial to North American business success, even more so in a dynamic, faltering, global economy. In an increasingly faceless world, effective human connections are a powerful business weapon. The EventView 2009 study reveals… Read More →

Business Owners Should Weigh Legal Concerns When Considering Furloughs

paid stamp

Call it what you want — the best of both worlds or making the best out of a bad situation — but many employees confronted with the choice of losing a valued job or agreeing to a reduction in hours or wages, choose the latter. As the conventional wisdom goes, the employees are just happy… Read More →

Do You Know What Happens When Your Company Chucks Its Old Computers?

old computers, electronics

It’s time to swap out your old clunker computer for a fast, new one. You discuss your needs with your systems manager, she buys a new machine and makes the swap. Where does that old computer go after it leaves your desk? Do you need to care? Electronics waste, or e-waste, is getting increasing attention… Read More →

CEO Series: Brad Casper

Man looking up in front of a colorful painting

Brad Casper CEO, Henkel Consumer Goods (The Dial Corporation) Consumers have been cutting back sharply on their purchases as a result of the recession. How has that affected Henkel Consumer Goods’ overall operations, such as vendor relationships, supply chain management, marketing, research and development, etc., and how has the company responded to those challenges? The… Read More →

Hospitals And Health Care Organizations Are Making Tough Decisions To Ride Out The Recession

Hospitals And Health Care Organizations Are Making Tough Decisions To Ride Out The Recession

After a decade of significant growth, the Valley’s health care industry has become an economic driver for the state. During this severe economic downturn, however, the health care industry busted the myth of being recession proof. But that doesn’t mean it’s recession battered. Health care organizations have weathered the economic turmoil better than most industries… Read More →

First Job: Derrick Hall, President And CEO Arizona Diamondbacks

Derrick Hall

Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned. My first job came in high school, when I worked in advertising dispatch for our local daily newspaper. I found myself sneaking off to the newsroom to watch and listen. I tried to learn on my own what professionals considered newsworthy. Describe your first job… Read More →

Avalon Enchants With Its Decor And Impressive Cuisine

Avalon enchants with its decor and impressive cuisine

Avalon’s dining room has chic, minimalist décor and a neutral color palette. Photos: Avalon Restaurant-Scottsdale AZ With its modern twist on an ancient legend, Avalon can be found on an unassuming stretch of McDowell Road. The Scottsdale restaurant has an almost whimsical presence and enchanting appeal that is first noted by the serene and placid… Read More →

Recovery Act Provides New Tax Benefits For Small Businesses

tax day

In response to an economic downturn the likes of which has not been seen since the Great Depression, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the Recovery Act) into law on Feb. 17. Intended to serve as a stimulus for the U.S. economy, the measures set… Read More →

Financial Planning For The Internationally Mobile Can Be Tricky

Money Globe

Living an international lifestyle is often a rewarding, but complex, way of life for individuals and families who move between countries. We live in a world where working abroad at some point is considered to be par for the course for aspiring executives at multinational companies, and more people are seeking a change in lifestyle… Read More →

Researchers At The Translational Genomics Research Institute Have Embarked On A Number Of Cancer Studies

cress in lab

While scientists at the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) investigate diseases of the brain and heart, as well as deadly pathogens, most of the nonprofit biomedical institute’s research is devoted to seeking the genetic causes of cancer. TGen’s central goal is to discover which genes within our 3-billion-base DNA either protect us from cancer… Read More →

Child Care: Phoenix Children’s Hospital And Cardon Children’s Medical Center Help Young Cancer Patients

Child Care: Phoenix Children’s Hospital And Cardon Children’s Medical Center Help Young Cancer Patients

Children in the Valley have access to some of the most comprehensive cancer care in the region, thanks to the two hospitals that are solely dedicated to pediatric patients — Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the soon-to-be-opened Cardon Children’s Medical Center. Phoenix Children’s Hospital houses the state’s largest pediatric cancer program and is a long-standing member… Read More →

Cancer Research And Treatment Are Coming Of Age In Arizona

Cancer research and treatment are coming of age in Arizona

The Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson is one of two NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Arizona. Photo: The Arizona Health Sciences Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson Cancer Conquerors: There was a time when a diagnosis of cancer almost always meant death. But advances in cancer research and treatment have greatly improved cancer… Read More →