September 2009 Archives

Healthcare Solutions Center Provides Onsite Health Care To Large Employers

healthcare onsite for large employers

Time and money are two things few people can afford to waste, especially these days. In an effort to save both, people often put their own health concerns on the backburner. After all, who wants to take time away from work or family to go to the doctor, wait around to actually see the doctor,… Read More →

Prevent An Operational Nightmare At Your Company

operational nightmare
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Imagine this scenario: Your business has superior processes and efficiencies in place for R&D. As long as payroll is made on time, sales are coming in and operations are otherwise running smoothly, you don’t question what is going on in your non-development related departments. Then, the person who’s been running your human resources department for… Read More →

Cash Strapped Companies Seek Solutions

piggy bank

The economic downturn and volatility of the financial markets has left a large number of established businesses with difficulty managing cash flow. Cash-strapped businesses, big and small, are paying their bills more slowly than ever. It’s a cash flow river — or trickle in this case — that flows downhill, impacting the businesses below that… Read More →

Hit Harder Than The Rest Of The Nation, The Valley’s Economy Is Starting To Show Faint Signs Of Recovery

An End in Sight
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Finance

Don’t dust off that party hat just yet, but there are early signs that the worst recession in the Valley’s history is easing its stranglehold on the economy. To be sure, as fall approaches and the recession’s two-year mark looms in December, Phoenix residents and businesses still struggle with plenty of economic problems. But economists… Read More →

Justin Marsh, Of Arthur Andrew Medical, Uses Japanese Enzymes To Cure People

Arthur Andrew Medical

Justin Marsh Arthur Andrew Medical Title: Founder and CEO Est: 1999  | Justin Marsh, co-founder and CEO of Arthur Andrew Medical, is shining a light on an unconventional approach to improving health. But it all started far from the world of medicine. Marsh left college with an electronics engineering degree and began his career… Read More →

First Job: Pam Conboy, Regional President Of Wells Fargo Arizona Regional Banking

First Job: Pam Conboy, Regional President Of Wells Fargo Arizona Regional Banking

Pam Conboy Regional President, Wells Fargo Arizona Regional Banking Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned. My first job was while I was in high school. I had just made the frosh/soph cheerleading squad and needed to pay for my uniforms. I was hired as a hostess at a local restaurant —… Read More →

For Medical Building Owners, Are Lease Workouts Worth The Work?

hospital bed and xray

The market is stormier these days. Many of the lease rates presented by medical building owners today would previously have been considered anomalies, but they’re now more of a trend. Nonetheless, some medical buildings have stayed afloat maintaining their asking rates successfully. So is it worth it to seek to propose or consider a modification… Read More →

Profiles Of ACULA Members And Credit Union CEOs

Credit Union CEOs

Pat Bodnar Senior Vice President Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates Pat Bodnar has never worked at a credit union. Yet, as senior vice president of the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates, she certainly works for them. In the 24 years that Bodnar has been at the league, her colleagues say she has reached… Read More →

Arizona’s Credit Unions Are Reaching Out To Small Businesses

credit unions reaching out to small business
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Finance

Relative newcomers to the field of making business loans, credit unions nonetheless have become key players in today’s tight-money economy. Barely 10 years ago, credit unions concentrated mainly on savings and checking accounts, and made personal, auto and home loans. But the Credit Union National Association says credit unions nationally originated $6.5 billion in business… Read More →

The ACULA Formed A Partnership To Help Peer Credit Unions In Antigua

Antigua map
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Finance

Arizona credit unions are reaching out to professional colleagues in the former British colony of Antigua, offering instruction, training and guidance to help credit unions on the tiny Caribbean island expand and modernize. Working through the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates has established a partnership with the… Read More →

The ACULA Has Transformed Over The Decades

credit unions transformation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Featured | Finance

In the 75 years since the formation of the Arizona Credit Union League & Affiliates, the organization’s role has changed markedly as its membership soared. Actually, the first credit union law in Arizona was introduced, passed by the Legislature and signed by the governor in 1929. Thus, Arizona became the 29th state to enact a… Read More →

Law Firms Are Altering Their Strategies To Cope With The Recession

Changing Course

The downturn in the economy that is affecting all businesses has not spared law firms. Like all other businesses, law firms have been forced to cope with fewer and thriftier clients. Specifically, law firms have had to deal with sharp reductions in transactional and real estate work, large increases in litigation and bankruptcy matters, and… Read More →

CEO Series: Steve Cowman

man sitting in chair in front of office window

Steve Cowman Appointed CEO and Board Member, Stirling Energy Systems (SES) How has the recession affected the alternative energy industry? It’s had a major impact on the solar industry and the renewable energy industry on two fronts. First of all, there are a lot of solar companies that are not going to make it through… Read More →