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SRP, APS Sending Crews to New York

electricity
by in Business News

Salt River Project and Arizona Public Service are sending a combined 21 line crews and support staff to New York to assist the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) in restoring power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. SRP is sending 62 employees (including 11 four-person line crews and 12 substation electricians) equipped with line trucks,… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Aligning Strategy With Corporate Resources

Small Business Leadership Academy

The 2012 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) kicks off with two nights devoted to strategy, and more specifically, competitive advantage and how to achieve it. Emphasis is put on the importance of aligning a company’s activities to create an advantage over competitors. The cornerstone of the strategy course is analysis. Any business owner can use… Read More →

2012 Runoff Season Was 16th Driest

runoff season

If the 2012 runoff season seemed a lot like the previous year, it’s because it was. In fact, thanks to a rare second consecutive La Niña winter, the January-through-May 2012 period provided very similar runoff season totals. This year’s snowmelt runoff from the Salt and Verde watershed amounted to only about 193,474 acre-feet, which puts… Read More →

REIF Awards $1.3 Million For AZ Renewable Energy Projects

renewable energy projects

The agencies that oversee the Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) have awarded eight Native American organizations with $1.3 million to build renewable energy systems in their communities. The renewable energy projects include wind and solar facilities for schools in Leupp and Kayenta, solar power for an assisted-living facility in Moenkopi and solar panels for… Read More →

EnerNOC Extends 50-Megawatt Demand Response Contract With SRP Through 2015

EnerNOC
by in Education | Green | Tech

EnerNOC, the world’s leading provider of demand response applications and services, today announced that it has extended its contract to implement a demand response program for Salt River Project (SRP) through 2015. Under its existing contract with the Phoenix-based public power utility, EnerNOC manages a network of commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities that agree to reduce… Read More →

Valley Residents Help SRP Give Homeward Bound A “Water Makeover”

Homeward Bound
by in Contests

Salt River Project has launched a contest that has Valley residents making their community more water-efficient. The contest, in which participants pledge to conserve water by submitting their best water-saving tips, could result in a “water makeover” for Homeward Bound’s Thunderbird Family Village Campus. If SRP reaches its goal of 5,000 pledges, it will help… Read More →

50 Largest Employers In Arizona

50 Largest Employers in Arizona - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

These are the 50 largest employers in Arizona, including public and privately held companies and not-for-profit corporations, ranked by the number of employees based on full-time equivalents of 40 hours per week and based on industry research. 50 Largest Employers in Arizona Walmart Stores Inc. Arizona employees in 2011: 30,634 Employment change since 2010: Added… Read More →

SRP Donations ~ Providing More than Electricity & Water

SRP Donations: The Salt River Project (SRP) is providing the Valley with more than just electricity and water. SRP, with help of its employees, has raised more than $1.7 million for charitable organizations in the Valley and across the state. The SRP Employee Boosters Association allows employees to donate through a one-time payment or payroll… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Building High Performance Teams (Part I)

SBLA: Building High Performance Teams
by in Education | Small Biz

Last night, students in the Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) formed two teams and competed to see which could navigate a “minefield” best. The exercise was designed to help students experience the dynamics of high performance teams as they move through all the stages of group development. “Many of these owners are getting ready to… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Negotiating Skills Build Relationships (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy
by in Education | Small Biz

This week’s Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) negotiating module continued where last week’s left off, with participants using the tenets of the Harvard Negotiation Project (HNP). HNP combines both theory and practice to develop ideas that are useful and successful in everyday application. These standards of practice involve focusing on interests rather than positions. Using… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Negotiating Skills Build Relationships (Part I)

Small Business Leadership Academy
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Negotiating Skills Build Long-Lasting Relationships (Part I) With everything that goes on in the day-to-day life of a small business, learning how to better negotiate everything from employee salaries to vendor contracts might not be top-of-mind for the leaders of the organization. “It is tremendously important for small business leaders to… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II)
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part II) One company’s purchasing is another company’s marketing. If small and mid-sized businesses can keep that in mind, they will have discovered one of the secrets of success for a supplier, according to Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of Supply Chain Management at the W. P.… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corp Procurement Practices (Part I)

Small Business Leadership Academy
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Understanding Corporate Procurement Practices (Part I) If you are the owner of a small or medium-size business interacting with a big corporation, you need to know how that company thinks about procurement. That’s what students in the 2011 Small Business Leadership Academy are learning from Joseph Carter, the Avnet Professor of… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Competing Through Services (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy, W.P. Carey School of Business, ASU
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Competing Through Services (Part II) Last week, Small Business Leadership Academy students learned how to blueprint processes within their organization that affect customer satisfaction. Their application assignment was to pick an aspect of their organization to blueprint. By detailing the process, including both what happens behind the scenes and in plain… Read More →