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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 →

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 →

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 →

GM Electrifies Drivers With The Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt electric car, GM
by in Blogs | Green | Tech

General Motors announced today that its newest vehicle, the rechargeable electric Chevrolet Volt, should get 230 miles per gallon in city driving. Highway mileage estimates have not yet been released. Although the claims must first be verified by the Environmental Protection Agency, if they are true, they would beat out the current model of green… Read More →

Failing To File Patent For New Technology Could Cost Company More Than Money

Patent

It is arguably one of the most exciting moments for a technology entrepreneur — seeing that invention for the first time. Whether it’s a new software program, mechanical device or a breakthrough biotech discovery, the feeling is always the same, pure elation. If you’re a technology entrepreneur you know the feeling. You spend months, possibly… Read More →

An Analyst’s Look At How Arizona’s Nasdaq-Listed Companies Are Faring This Recession

chart increase, AZ NASDAQ listed companies

Arizona has 52 Nasdaq-listed companies and the performance of those with the most capitalization during this economic downturn has been fairly good. In early June, Stephen Taddie, managing member of Stellar Capital Management in Phoenix, reviewed the top 10 Arizona Nasdaq companies using Thomson Analytics as his data source. Those companies comprise nearly all the… Read More →

Recycled Water — On A Journey From Space And Back To Earth

Recycled Water in Space
by in Green | Tech

There’s What in My Water? “Green” technology is constantly evolving and, consequently, so is my knowledge of it. Ever since I embarked on the journey of learning more about sustainability, nothing ceases to amaze me. Maybe some of the things I write about are old news to those more educated on the topic, but I’m… Read More →

A Look Back Finds Substantial Changes To Arizona’s Legal Landscape

Law Review - Arizona’s Legal Landscape

Rapid-fire change has become the status quo in the legal and business community over the past 25 years. This change is particularly apparent to me, as my firm, Fennemore Craig, will celebrate its 125-year anniversary in Arizona next year, and I have practiced law for more than three decades. One of the most pronounced and… Read More →

Arizona’s High-Tech Sector Has Grown And Diversified Over The Years

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Intel. Boeing. The Mayo Clinic. Try finding anyone who hasn’t heard these renowned names. Fortunately for Arizona, they and other companies like them have been key to our state’s technology scene growing dramatically over the past quarter century. There is one name, however, many may have forgotten. Although no longer a huge presence here, one… Read More →

Biotech Startups Need To Take Ideas From Concept To FDA Approval

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Arizona has always been known as a great place to start and grow a business. While some industries have been staples of our economy for some time, there’s another growing industry that is bringing jobs, capital, and most of all, innovation, to our state. Arizona has, in recent years, become home to a growing number… Read More →

CEO Series: Rhonda Forsyth

Rhonda Forsyth President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Lincoln Health Network

Rhonda Forsyth President and Chief Executive Officer John C. Lincoln Health Network How would you characterize the health care industry in the Valley? When I think of health care for the Valley, for the most part we’ve been a growth industry. We have had incredible new facilities that have been built and new partners that… Read More →