Staying Alive: What It Takes to Be a Thriving Neighborhood Business

Staying Alive: What It Takes to Be a Thriving Neighborhood Business

“There’s almost nothing like the moment you’re able to take home your first paycheck from the store,” Amy Wulfert reminisces. ...

Coffee to Cash Flow

Coffee to Cash Flow

Coffee beans. Espresso. Fresh-baked goods. Granola. Garden-grown vegetables. Herbs … It may come as a surprise that these items are ...

Hiring Practices Face Emerging Challenges 

Hiring Practices Face Emerging Challenges 

“If you’ve been convicted of a felony, you need not apply.” This type of hiring policy has long been accepted ...

Arizona  Manufacturing: Its Evolution is Economic Prosperity

Arizona Manufacturing: Its Evolution is Economic Prosperity

Manufacturing is the underpinning of the economy, in many ways. Each manufacturing job supports three other jobs in the overall ...

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Staying Alive: What It Takes to Be a Thriving Neighborhood Business

“There’s almost nothing like the moment you’re able to take home your first paycheck from the store,” Amy Wulfert reminisces. She’s talking … [More]

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Rick Murray, Arizona Small Business

Small business is big in Arizona. It is both an economic force and an important employment producer, and comprises 97 percent of all … [More]

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C-Suite-Divide

Bridge the CIO vs CMO Divide

Behind closed doors, in the corner offices of companies throughout the nation, a heated C-suite battle rages on. On the surface it looks like a battle waged over the corporate budget — a tale as old as time — with both sides seeking to claim a bigger … [More]

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The Power of the PAC Can Aid Businesses

Dozens of local political action committees (PACs) are up and running in this election season, and local businesses as well as major corporations are finding them a viable vehicle for influencing public policy and supporting candidates who best … [More]

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Fees Due from Employers of Self-Funded Health

July 31 is the upcoming deadline for insurers and sponsors of self-insurance health plans to pay the annual Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund fees (usually referred to as PCORI fees for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute … [More]

Live & Learn

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Lead Us Not into Crisis

Crises are hard enough in any business. But there are a number of ways to turn a crisis into a catastrophe with very little effort. Unfortunately, some of the behaviors that increase the odds for failure are considered by many to be “leadership.” The … [More]

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Power Lunch: Relish the Moment

What has become a classic and a must for lunch (and dinner, for that matter) is Relish Burger Bistro at The Phoenician Resort. This golf-course-view, second-story casual spot serves up arguably one of the best burgers in town. With menu offerings … [More]

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Assets: 2015 Cadillac Escalade

The luxury SUV seems to be a thing of the future and not the past given what GM put into the new Cadillac Escalade — all newly redesigned and a step up from past editions, with real wood interior trim and the new generation mechanics that are making … [More]

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The Czech Republic: Adventure in the Heart of

Castles, cathedrals and — perhaps surprisingly — wine cellars are among the attractions that make a visit to the Czech Republic special. History is part and parcel of the culture, from monuments maintained as treasures of the Middle Ages or … [More]

 

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IT Partners Engages Tech Industry Veteran to…

Tempe-based technology consulting firm IT Partners has brought on board industry executive Steve Tepedino as its new president and CEO, effective July 14, 2014.  Tepedino, a well-known and proven thought leader in the high-tech industry, will drive … [More]

Achievements

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Recognized in Managing…

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP, one of the largest law firms in the Western United States, was recognized among the top intellectual property firms in Arizona and Nevada by Managing Intellectual Property in its 2014 IP Handbook. In addition, Phoenix … [More]