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BIG Green Awards: Alternative Energy Leaders Award

Alternative Energy Leaders Award - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Twelve categories, hundreds of nominations — but only one will take home the green. It’s the first annual Southwest Build-it-Green Awards, where BIG teamed up with the USGBC to bring you the leanest sustainable leaders and projects in Arizona. Recipient: CarbonFree Technology CarbonFree Technology campaigns for the use of green energy solutions throughout the United… Read More →

University of Arizona Targets Niche Markets For Customized Executive Education

executives

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona has a customized executive education program that targets highly skilled professionals with advanced degrees in the industries of medicine, bioscience and engineering, and who are called upon to lead key divisions within the company. These leaders frequently have had little or no formal training in… Read More →

Green News Roundup – Alternative Energy, USAEnergyGuide & More

USA Energy Guide
by in Blogs | Economy | Green

I’m always on the lookout for developments in the local sustainability industry. USAEnergyGuide was started by three Arizona entrepreneurs passionate about the environment. Realizing that rebate and tax incentives are hard for consumers to navigate, they jumped at the opportunity to create a site that would be simple and user-friendly. Originally only for Arizona residents,… Read More →

Green News Roundup – High-Efficiency Solar Projects & More

Green News Roundup, Recycling Cigarettes, Solar and More
by in Blogs | Education | Green | Tech

Welcome to our weekly green news roundup. This week we’ve gathered stories about recycling cigarette butts, high-efficiency solar projects and more. Feel free to send along any stories you’d like to see in the roundup by e-mailing me at kasia@azbigmedia.com. Also visit AZ Green Scene for informative articles on sustainability endeavors in the Valley and… Read More →

First Job: Steven G. Zylstra, President And CEO Of Arizona Technology Council

Steven G. Zylstra President and CEO, Arizona Technology Council Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. I picked blueberries at Pottegetter’s Blueberry Farm in Allendale, Mich., with my parents when I was about 10 years old. It was hard work for a 10-year-old, but I learned that with hard work… Read More →

The Valley’s Health Care Industry Held Its Own During The Recession And Looks Toward Expansion In The Recovery

In an economic downturn that has plunged Arizona into its worst financial crisis in decades, one sector of the state’s economy that remains vibrant and growing is the health care industry. Consider recent developments driven primarily by population growth: the Creighton University partnership with St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center; the newly opened Cardon Children’s… Read More →

IT Leaders Are Taking On A New Role As Companies Gear Up For Recovery

Who should CEOs increasingly turn to when they need to formulate modern business strategies that can generate new service revenues, cut across organizational boundaries, reduce costs, enhance productivity — and reach out to customers anywhere in order to deliver anything? There’s a strategy Dream Team that likely exists right under CEOs’ noses. It’s a team… Read More →

Green News Roundup-Sustainable Haiti, Economic Development & More

Green World
by in Economy | Green

The catastrophic events that have stricken the people of Haiti demonstrate — quite lamentably — that in a world of nanotechnology, Google-enabled mobile phones, double tall soy lattes, and proposed universal healthcare, there remain societies on the brink of social, economic, and environmental collapse. For comparison sake, recall the 1989 earthquake that struck the San… Read More →

Valley Forward: Barbara Lockwood

Barbara Lockwood, APS
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Barbara Lockwood Director of Renewable Energy Arizona Public Service www.aps.com Barbara Lockwood is a chemical engineer who doesn’t consider herself an environmentalist at heart, yet there she is — director of renewable energy for Arizona Public Service. “It’s not something that’s innate in me,” Lockwood says about the environment. “I got into it from a… Read More →

Netbooks Are Becoming A Crucial Device For Business Executives

Dell Mini Notebooks

Less is more. While the adage might not apply to the appeal of an all-you-can-eat buffet, it certainly explains the recent netbook phenomena. Netbooks are small portable computers designed specifically for Web access and word processing. With screens between 7 to 12 inches, the mini-PCs typically weigh around two pounds at a price averaging around… Read More →

You Need More Than A Table And Chairs To Make A Conference Room Inviting And Efficient

Table & Chairs alone don't make a workspace comfortable

A 2005 Microsoft Corp. survey of personal office productivity found that people spend an average of 5.6 hours each week in meetings. That meeting time may be spent in a well designed, comfortable conference space. Or it can be in an uncomfortable chair with no plug for the laptop or light to read presentation notes,… Read More →

Comprehensive Information On Hispanics In Arizona

DATOS 2009 annual expert analysis of the role and impact of Latino businesses and consumers on the state’s economy

On Nov. 18, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, will release DATOS 2009, an annual expert analysis of the role and impact of Latino businesses and consumers on the state’s economy. For nearly 15 years, DATOS has provided insight into issues ranging… Read More →

MPI Is Touting The ROI Of In-Person Meetings

meetings industry

The best advocates for the positive return on investment of in-person meetings may very well be members of the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. The meetings industry has been hit hard by the media and public scrutiny of the actions of major companies that received bailouts from the federal government. But members of… 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 →