October – November 2006 Archives

Chamber Board Leadership Second To None

Chamber Board Leadership

3’s Company Chamber board leadership second to none By Vanessa White With the addition of President and Chief Executive Officer Katie Pushor in January, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved Pushor’s innovative three-year strategic plan in June. Some key points included growing and retaining membership, reaching out to mid-market businesses, and… Read More →

Pension Reform Act To Impact Your Investment

In Invest We Trust- AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

In Invest We Trust Pension Reform Act to impact your investment By David Bernard A body at rest tends to stay at rest. A body in motion tends to stay in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force. This basic law of physics can be applied to most people’s retirement planning—risking too much or… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce Outlines Its Most Pressing Public Policy Efforts

Public Policy, AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

Public Policy in Focus Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce outlines its most pressing public policy efforts   Virtually any group that has experienced the give-and-take of supporting or opposing legislation at the state Capitol is aware of the truism—half a loaf is better than no loaf at all. Indeed, that’s how the Greater Phoenix Chamber… Read More →

The Most Important Questions To Ask When Pondering Whether To Sell Your Business

Business Questions - AZ Business Magazine 2006

The Big 8 The most important questions to ask when pondering whether to sell your business   Some entrepreneurs spend years developing a solid business—growing, investing and nurturing their enterprise into a successful endeavor. Why then, would less effort be put into plans to sell a business? This may sound strange, but according to financial… Read More →

Plannings Pays Off For 202 South Mountain Freeway

Loop 202 - AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

The New 202 Plannings pays off for 202 South Mountain Freeway By David Schwartz Tom Tait Jr. just chuckles when quizzed about the future of his family’s land holdings in the West Valley, a large expanse of property that has been in the portfolio since the 1970s. Are there any great plans for development? Are… Read More →

Technology Changes The Meeting Planning Industry

Mr. Gadget
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Tech

Mr. Gadget Technology changes the meeting planning industry   Webcasting. Green-screen photography. Video e-mail. Seamless projection. Gobos. Video curtains. Not long ago, this kind of technology would not have been in a meeting and event planner’s bag of tricks. But they are today as technology makes ever-greater inroads into the industry. How members of the… Read More →

CEO Katie Pushor Adds Fresh Ideas To Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce

Katie Pushor - AZ Business Magazine October/November 2006

New President and CEO Katie Pushor adds fresh ideas to Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Katie Pushor gets a rush as she looks out of her 27th floor office, taking in the booming development in downtown Phoenix. The president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce mentions the expanding ASU campus, the expanding… Read More →

CBRE’s Top Arizona Executives Describe The Company’s 100-Year Legacy

CBRE, AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

Looking Ahead CBRE’s top Arizona executives describe the company’s 100-year legacy and their vision for the future. By Melanie Winderlich Pete Bolton, senior managing director-Phoenix, seven and a half years at CBRE A marathon, not a sprint: The key to CBRE’s sustainability is flexibility, awareness of market conditions and selection of excellent people (including staff,… Read More →

Jim Pederson And Jon Kyl Go Head To Head in Real Estate

Cover, AZ Business Magazine

The Blue Camp Jim Pederson has built a real estate kingdom in the desert, but can he dethrone Jon Kyl? By Lori K.Baker It’s 4:30 on a sweltering August afternoon, and a cadre of small-business owners duck into Nixon’s, a Camelback Esplanade restaurant that pokes fun at politicians. They gather upstairs, a meeting spot that… Read More →

How To Ensure Your Joint Business Outlives A Failing Marriage

Divorce and Business - AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

‘Til Business Do Us Part How to ensure your joint business outlives a failing marriage By Alexander D. Nirenstein Divorce can be a trying time for individuals faced with income, property and child custody issues, but throw in a joint business venture, and the formula could be detrimental to both couple and business. The phenomena… Read More →

CB Richards Ellis Expands Its Definition Of Who It Considers A Client

CB Richard Ellis Service, AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

And Service for All CB Richard Ellis expands its definition of who it considers a client—supreme service for which it stands   CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) is the world’s premier, full-service real estate services company. It has been providing real estate owners, investors and occupiers who represent an array of industries spanning the globe since… Read More →

CB Richard Ellis Has A Century-Long History

CB Richard Ellis, AZ Business Magazine Oct/Nov 2006

Ethics, Integrity, Collaboration CB Richard Ellis has a century-long history rich with client-focused expansion By Debra Gelbart This year CB Richard Ellis (CBRE) celebrates the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding in America. However, many may not realize that this commercial real estate giant began in San Francisco under another well-known corporate moniker, “Coldwell Banker.”… Read More →

Why Meeting Planning Has Become A Top Career Pick

Planning Big Why meeting planning has become a top career pick By David M. Brown $122.3 billion. That’s what businesses, small and large, spend on meetings and conventions annually. And that’s one great reason why, when choosing their careers, so many young people are choosing meeting planning.   Either as independent firms or employees, meeting… Read More →

Meeting Planners an Industry On A Roll

busy tomorrow for Meeting Planners
by in AZ Business Magazine

Meeting planners an industry on a roll Only a few years ago, professional meeting planners in Arizona were struggling through a post-9/ll slump in business. Those days are now history. But don’t get the impression meeting planners are breathing a sigh of relief. Members of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International are much… Read More →