Local Family-Owned Business Recognized by Inc. 5000 for 11th Year

Isagenix International Aug. 16, 2017

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing sustainable nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has been recognized for the 11th consecutive year by Inc. as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America. This recognition earns Isagenix a position on the publications prestigious list, as well as their exclusive 10X Club, a recognition achieved by… [More]

10K Donation to Phoenix Ryan House

Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria Aug. 15, 2017

Recently, employees from Larry H. Miller Toyota Peoria presented a generous check in the amount of $10,000 to Ryan House, an organization that provides therapeutic, palliative, respite and end-of-life care to families whose children are experiencing life limiting or end-of-life journeys.   In addition to the contribution, a group of dealership employees donated their time by assisting with a… [More]

Isagenix Hosts Live “Wish Reveal” at Annual Global Celebration Event and Raises More Than $500,000 for Make-A-Wish®

Isagenix International Aug. 11, 2017

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company headquartered in Gilbert, ended its annual 2017 Global Celebration event in Las Vegas this week by raising more than $500 thousand for Make-A-Wish® through fundraising and generous customer and corporate pledges. Additionally, Isagenix and Make-A-Wish surprised Triston, a 15-year-old diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, with an onstage reveal of his… [More]

David Eaker Named Campus President of The Refrigeration School, Inc.

The Refrigeration School, Inc. Aug. 10, 2017

The Refrigeration School, Inc. (RSI), has named David Eaker campus president of the Phoenix-based skilled-trade school. A leader in the industry for more than 50 years, RSI has trained over 10,000 students for sustainable careers in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R).  “With demand booming for skilled HVAC/R technicians, it’s an exciting time to… [More]

7th Annual ABA Backpack Supply Drive Donates $25,000 Worth of Supplies to 500 Underprivileged Youth

Arizona Builders Alliance Aug. 8, 2017

The Arizona Builders Alliance’s (ABA) 7th annual Backpack Supply Drive recently served a total of 500 underprivileged youth with help from more than 90 ABA member companies. The ABA’s 30-membered Community Service Board led the program, which provided foster children at RISE Services, Inc., and students of Children First Leadership Academy with backpacks and school… [More]

Kimberly Davids Named General Manager of The Weitz Company

The Weitz Company Aug. 7, 2017

History was made at The Weitz Company on Thursday when Kimberly Davids was named the organization’s first female general manager. She will oversee Weitz’s operations in the southwest region from its office in Phoenix. Davids succeeds The Weitz Company Executive Vice President Chris Harrison, who is transitioning to a full-time leadership role over Weitz’s National… [More]

Where Is Our Educated Talent?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Are businesses in Arizona able to get the talent they need to operate? Do we even have a sizeable-enough employment pool? In some sectors, businesses have in the past had to resort to poaching skilled employees from one another, but such a practice is, obviously, not a route to growth for the overall economy. Businesses,… [More]

Keep Your Call Centers, We’ll Keep Our Tech

by Stephen Viramontes

With excessive sales jobs cluttering the job market in Phoenix, fresh tech talent is moving away from Phoenix in search for more promising positions. Over 2017, Phoenix can expect big companies to move into the region seeking its business-friendly, affordable environment. However, rather than bringing in favorable opportunities for fresh tech talent, more back-office jobs… [More]

Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, Maricopa Community Colleges

from Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick

Many of the attributes Arizona touts as being attractors for business — quality of life, affordability, climate — are also factors that attract workforce. At the Maricopa Community Colleges, we are proud of the work we are doing with regional and state economic development organizations such as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona… [More]

Capitalizing on a Dashboard World

by Steve Wexler, Jeffrey Shaffer and Andy Cotgreave 

As the business world becomes ever more complex (and less and less forgiving), the ability to show data in a meaningful way — without overwhelming people or leading them to the wrong conclusions — has become a foundational skill for all leaders. The good news is there are a lot of tips and tricks you… [More]