Increased Costs Bring Council Membership Dues Hike

by Don Rodriguez

Just as the roster of programs and services provided by the Arizona Technology Council has grown, so have the related costs. That’s why its board of directors has voted to institute an approximately 10 percent increase in annual membership dues.  Existing members will see their increase when it’s time for renewal, while the increase for new members became effective April 1. … [More]

New Reader Experience Accompanies Magazine Update

by Don Rodriguez

Think of your favorite magazine. If it still exists after all this time, odds are it has been through some changes but is still a part of you. That captures what has happened with TechConnect magazine. Since its launch in 2005 by the Arizona Technology Council, the publication has gone through redesigns and evolved from print only to an online digital format. After 56 … [More]

Meet 3 Newest Members of Council Staff

by Don Rodriguez

Jill Brownley Director, Marketing + Communications Brownley’s experience includes public relations, marketing communications, social media, copywriting and technical writing, public affairs, internal communications, advertising and graphic design. Most recently, she was a public relations consultant serving bioscience clients. Previously, she was director of marketing and … [More]

Planner Becomes Critical Partner for Council Events

by Don Rodriguez

Chuck Smith still remembers his first experience with the Arizona Technology Council. He was invited to attend its annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation in November 2016 and was shocked to see people considered competitors actually getting along throughout the event. “We were just blown away by the camaraderie,” he says. “If we wanted to get into the pulse of the local … [More]

Staff Profile: Deborah Zack

by Don Rodriguez

For hundreds of members of the Arizona Technology Council, Deborah Zack is the Council. As senior director of membership services, Deborah Zack has been the one constant in the lives of many members. Whether it’s offering basic information about joining the group or responding to inquiries about how a company can become more involved in the Council, Zack is the go-to person. … [More]