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Human Rights Campaign honors U.S. Bank

LGBT Equality

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation has recognized U.S. Bank with a perfect score of 100 percent in its 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The index is a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality. “We believe in putting people first, and our dedication to making ethical… Read More →

P.B. Bell secures $24M loan for The Curve at Melrose

Enterprise Bank

Scottsdale-based developer, acquisition and property management firm, P.B. Bell, has closed on a $24 million construction loan with U.S. Bank to build The Curve at Melrose, a luxury apartment development on 7th Ave. between Camelback and Indian School roads in Phoenix. The Curve at Melrose will include 204 luxury units with amenities including a resort-style… Read More →

Foster financial clarity before wedding, expert warns

couple

With June coming up, wedding season is fast approaching.  Couples of all ages are working out the final details before they walk down the aisle. However, older or more financially settled people, who may be on a second (or third) marriage, may need to take a few additional steps to ensure the well-being of their… Read More →

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board

Football on field with goal post

The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… 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 →

U.S. Bank Closes On $43M Loan For Acquisition Of Scottsdale Office Building

AZRE-Brokerage - U.S. Bank
by in Brokerage | Business News | Finance & RE Law

U.S. Bank and Artis, a Winnipeg, Canada-based REIT, announced today they have closed on a $43M loan that will finance Artis’ acquisition of the MAX at Kierland office building in Scottsdale. The 258,312 SF, Class-A Max at Kierland building was built in 2008 and consists of consists of six stories of class A office space… 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 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 →

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

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

The second module in the 2011 Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) includes an examination of factors necessary for innovation and competitive success. One of the key mechanisms for companies to distinguish themselves in the marketplace, retain loyal customers and grow profits is through the design and execution of service. Many small business leaders fall into… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy: Strategy for Competitive Advantage (Part II)

Small Business Leadership Academy series
by in Education | Small Biz

Small Business Leadership Academy: Strategy for Competitive Advantage (Part II) Students spent time over the last week determining their company’s value proposition. Each student presented their value proposition to the class and fielded questions about it. For a small business owner, taking the time to occasionally review their organization’s strategy — and making necessary changes… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy Impacts Business Growth

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

The Small Business Leadership Academy (SBLA) is an intensive executive education program designed to strengthen the business acumen of small business leaders in Arizona. The program was jointly developed by the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Salt River Project (SRP), the program’s founding sponsor. Other seat sponsors this year include Arizona Lottery,… Read More →