Getaway Lunching

by RaeAnne Marsh

Lunch can be a stay-cation unto itself with a repast at one the Valley’s distinctive resorts. T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Built in 1929 as the winter home of industrialist and financier Delos Willard Cooke and his wife, the Royal Palms is a Mediterranean oasis in architecture and landscape. 5200 E. Camelback Rd.,Phoenix (602)… [More]

The Book of Beautiful Questions

by Mike Hunter

When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But “questionologist” Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity… [More]

Can You Hear Me?

by Mike Hunter

Communicating virtually is cool, useful and ubiquitous. But whenever there’s a glitch with the technology or a message is unclear, we’re reminded that the quality of human connection we experience in many forms of virtual communication is awful. We’ve all felt disconnected and bored in a video conference, frustrated that we’re not getting through on… [More]

Lean Impact

by Mike Hunter

Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. But, unlike business, few social interventions have achieved significant impact at scale. Inspired by the modern innovation practices popularized by bestseller The Lean Startup that have fueled technology breakthroughs touching every aspect of our lives, Lean Impact turns our attention to a… [More]

Feedback: October 2018

by Alan Althouse, Edward N. Basha III, Deb Spurgin

What was your one (or two) most successful wellness programs for your employees, and what changes (if any) do you plan to make for 2019? Alan Althouse CEO and President TruWest Credit Union Sector: Finance This is our second year offering every employee an annual wellness check-up. A medical provider brings a mobile “clinic” to… [More]

Barrett-Jackson Tackles Cardiovascular Disease, Celebrates the ‘Driven Hearts’ Campaign at the 2018 Las Vegas Auction

Barrett-Jackson | September 24, 2018

Scottsdale-based Barrett-Jackson, a proud supporter of the American Heart Association’s Life is Why We Give Campaign, is picking up speed and slamming the brakes on heart disease and stroke with their “Driven Hearts” campaign. The yearlong charitable initiative, which is spearheaded by Barrett-Jackson’s Vice President of Brand Strategy, Carolyn Jackson, will be in full force… [More]

Sundt Promotes Teri Jones to President of the Building Group

Sundt | September 20, 2018

Teri Jones has been promoted to president of the Building Group for Sundt Construction, Inc. Jones brings nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry to her new position. She joined Sundt in 2000 as a Principal in Charge for the Sacramento Region, and today she is the company’s highest-ranking female executive. In 2006… [More]

Prominent Land Use and Zoning Attorney and Central Arizona Water Conservation District Board Member Benjamin W. Graff Joins Quarles & Brady

Quarles & Brady LLP | September 6, 2018

The national law firm, Quarles & Brady LLP, today announced Benjamin W. Graff  has joined the firm’s Phoenix office in its Real Estate Practice Group, where he will focus on expanding the land use, zoning, and municipal government relations practice. Prior to joining Quarles & Brady, Graff was a founding shareholder of Aday Graff PC, a full-service real estate law firm… [More]

Sheriff Paul Penzone Accepts the First Grant of a $100,000 Valley Toyota/100 Club of Arizona Partnership

Toyota Dealers Association | September 6, 2018

Yesterday, at Camelback Toyota, the 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit that serves the first responder community, announced the beginning of a $100,000 partnership with the Valley Toyota Dealers Association. The funds will be directed towards purchasing much needed safety gear for local police and fire departments as a part of the 100 Club’s Safety… [More]

Brenda Thomson

As the executive director of Arizona Humanities, I have the awesome responsibility of building Arizona’s cultural community with the help of many talented scholars, historians, authors, poets, artists, musicians and thought leaders. Together, we encourage Arizonans to think about the past, as they envision the future of our state and our nation.  Arizona Humanities is… [More]