Our Food Scene: Making ‘Authentic’ the New Norm

by RaeAnne Marsh

Our pocket of paradise has more than a fair share of celebrity and award-winning chefs spicing up the culinary scene, but what of the restaurateurs whose vison drives the development of our restaurant industry? The Valley is blessed with a plethora of innovators intent on creating unique dining experiences for residents and visitors alike. In… [More]

Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Concepts

from Sam Fox

We locals know the Valley has been a dining destination for some time. Now, the rest of the country is taking note. We’re finally being recognized as a city that’s driving dining trends by way of some incredible culinary talent. Truth is, we’re tired of not being seen as the food-centric market we’ve become. Phoenix… [More]

No Joke: Humor Is Vital to Workplace Culture

by Nathan Gilroy

Comic actor Charlie Chaplin famously said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.” This philosophy can be applied directly to the workplace. A Gallup study found that people laugh significantly less on weekdays than on weekends. And a study by Happify found that millennials — who represent the largest generation in the U.S. workforce —… [More]

Employee Disengagement Underlies Saga of Sabotage

by Luke Treglown

The recent arrest of a Mossack Fonesca employee in Geneva has called into question the motivations behind insider threats. Over the past four months, MF, a Panama-based law firm, has experienced two major breaches in data security. The first of these, dubbed the “Panama Papers scandal,” has broken records as the largest leak in history.… [More]

File this Under: The Complexity of Managing Personnel Documents 

by Mike Saucier

The basic management of personnel files used to be pretty simple: Collect some basic information and stick the files on a shelf somewhere. Today, the matter of collecting and storing private employee information is not as simple, even with the available option of going digital. For example, today’s employers and human resources managers have to… [More]

It’s Not Just Checkbook Giving Anymore

by Richard Tollefson 

In the past, the most common way for individual donors to support their favorite nonprofit was to open their checkbooks once per year in response to the annual fundraising campaign. They wrote checks from discretionary income, and, on occasion, donated stock or other appreciated assets. They still do, but today they have a wider array… [More]

PCHF Engages Business against Childhood Cancer

by RaeAnne Marsh

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation is gearing up for a September fundraising program it designed with the business community in mind. First and foremost, of course, is the goal of $1 million to support the hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders — a critical pediatric focus, considering that every three-and-a-half minutes a child is diagnosed… [More]

Healthcare Partnership Takes Aim at Cost

by Mike Hunter

Hospice of the West, a leading community-based hospice and palliative care organization in Maricopa County, has partnered with Turn-Key Health, the market leader in advanced illness population health management, in a collaboration that aligns community-based palliative care providers with Medicare ACO and Medicare Advantage plans and beneficiaries through technology and process to solve the problem… [More]

Valley Hospitals in the Forefront of Breakthrough Treatments

by Mike Hunter

A procedure recently performed at HonorHealth Scottsdale Shea Medical Center used a revolutionary heart stent that dissolves completely over time. Manufactured by Abbott Vascular, the stent is a small polymer tube that opens clogged arteries and helps restore blood flow to the heart. The stent dissolves completely in the body two to three years after… [More]

STEM Under the Hood

by RaeAnne Marsh

Cars today have upward of 200 computer modules, and, adding to the complexity of repairing these vehicles, the technology used varies with the different manufacturers. The hybrid technology of Tesla and Nissan, for instance, uses different operating systems, different processes and different energy management systems. Noting the need for trained individuals who understand how the… [More]