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Eastmark Grand Opening Set For June 1 With Full Day of Activities

Rendering of the amphitheater at the Great Park at Eastmark.

  The first new large-scale integrated community to launch in Metro Phoenix in 10 years will hold a grand opening from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 1 to showcase its first phase of residential homes and the first phase of the Eastmark Great Park. Eastmark, located in the heart of the East Valley,… Read More →

W. P. Carey School Offers Leadership Workshops

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Want to learn key business skills without going back to school for a full degree? The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is unveiling brand new half-day leadership development workshops designed for exactly this purpose. The workshops — focused on concepts that immediately strengthen leadership capabilities — will make lessons taught… Read More →

2009 Small Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Jerrie Martinez-Palombo, M. Ed., SPHR Title: Human Resource Manager Company: Jaburg & Wilk P.C. Years with company: 2 Years in current position: 2 Company established: 1984 Employees in AZ: 70 Employees in HR department: 2 Jaburg & Wilk P.C., has a significant investment in its employees. That’s why the law firm places a… Read More →

2009 Medium Business HR Director Of The Year Honoree

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Name: Bruce Gardner Title: Human Resources Director Company: Town of Queen Creek Years with city: 2.5 Years in current position: 2.5 Year incorporated: 1989 Employees in AZ: 230 Employees in HR department: 5 Explosive growth was the norm not so long ago in Arizona, but there probably weren’t many people wondering about its impact… Read More →

2009 Mega Business HR Director Of The Year Finalists

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Name: Brian Boylan Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources Company: JDA Software Years with company: 4 Years in current position: 2.5 Company established: 1985 No. of employees in AZ: 360 No. of employees in HR department: 12 Someone must be doing the right thing when a company’s own employees are its most effective… Read More →

During Hard Economic Times, Executive Education Helps Workers Keep Marketable Edge

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It may be hard to believe, but in tumultuous economic times, executive education is somewhat recession proof — at least as far as employees are concerned. People who have lost their jobs have more time to go back to school, while those who are still employed may feel the need to enhance their skills. University… Read More →