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Business Leaders are Concerned About the Repercussions the State’s Tough, New Immigration Law Will Have on Arizona’s Still Struggling Economy

State’s Tough, New Immigration Law - AZ Business Magazine June 2010

Opponents of Arizona’s toughest-in-the-nation immigration law charge that it is unconstitutional and will lead to racial profiling, specifically targeting Hispanics. Supporters counter that the state statute corresponds with federal law and is designed to deal with those who break the law by entering the country illegally. Caught in the crossfire is Arizona’s fragile economy. Regardless… Read More →

Green News Roundup – White House Goes Green, Eco Month & More

White House Goes Green
by in Blogs | Education | Green | Politics

Welcome to the second installment of our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about Eco Month, the Sustainability Consortium, solar windows and more. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to share by e-mailing me at Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles focusing on sustainability endeavors in the… Read More →

Who To Watch: John Chan

John Chan Interim Director Phoenix Convention Center Despite a slumping economy, the newly expanded Phoenix Convention Center experienced a phenomenon expressed some years ago in a movie — “If you build it they will come.” Indeed, convention delegates came in record numbers in 2009, attracted by the usual Phoenix amenities, including weather and reasonable prices.… Read More →

Green News Roundup-Greener Building, Education & More

Recycling Bins
by in Blogs | Education | Green

For those of you involved in the green/sustainability arena, you are probably still decompressing from the impressive event that was the Greenbuild 2009 Conference and Expo that was held last week. With over 27,000 attendees, the Phoenix Convention Center, Chase Field, local businesses, and the entire community were host to a remarkable event. Produced by… 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 →