Feedback: July 2018

by Allan Alford, Sharon Harper, Hugh H. Lytle

What have you identified most recently as your greatest risk to the ongoing success of your company, and what did you do to prevent it or overcome it?  Allan Allford President and CEO Delta Dental of Arizona Sector: Healthcare Cybersecurity breaches may be the single greatest risk affecting all companies regardless of size or industry.… [More]

Feedback: June 2018

by Tony Chan, Ken Pollack, Josh Thorsvik

How do you stay grounded as a locally owned and operated business while growing it and expanding from your initial location? Tony Chan Founder and Owner Snoh Ice Shavery Sector: Restaurants It is important to stay connected to the Phoenix local community and show support to locals as well. We like to cater to our… [More]

Feedback: May 2018

by Mitzi Castillo | Laurel Lewis

What were some key factors in your decision to own the property for your business and/or in making that happen?  Mitzi Castillo Managing Partner Phinance Commercial Capital Sector: Finance Our experience purchasing our commercial real estate building was the best decision my husband (also business partner) and I have made for our business.  We had… [More]

Feedback: April 2018

by Brian Allery, Kishlay Anand, M.D., Angela Fair

Q: What programs or aspects of your healthcare benefits are you finding to be the most important to your employees?  Brian Allery VP of Employee Success and Administration WebPT Sector: Healthcare At WebPT, our Employee Success and Culture teams approach each year’s strategic planning with our Live Better team commitment in mind. In 2017, we… [More]

Feedback: March 2018

by Bill Backus | Cindy Gordon | Ro Rusnock

Question: Social entrepreneurship involves doing business to solve an ill or problem in the community. How does your company demonstrate social entrepreneurship, and what is the change you hope to foster? Bill Backus Principal Backus Agency Sector: Public Relations Einstein said it best, “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is… [More]

Feedback: February 2018

by Chad Barnett, Elie Goodman, Charles Touché

Question: What is a new use you’ve made of technology over this past year for a marketing campaign? Chad Barnett Chair, Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust President, Foods 2000, Inc. Sector: Restaurant For us, one of the best uses of marketing technology has been through partnership with Mobivity, headquartered here in Arizona. Mobivity’s SmartReceipt® connects what… [More]

Feedback: January 2018

by David C. Brown, Neil Giuliano, Tammy McLeod

Question: What is your one pie-in-the-sky wish for 2018 from the standpoint of leadership fostering business growth? David C. Brown Chief Executive Officer Valley Leadership Sector: Nonprofit As the new CEO at Valley Leadership and 60 days on the job, I have been amazed to see the level of passion and commitment our alumni and… [More]

Feedback: December 2017

by Mesha Davis, Akshai J. Patel, Frankie Jo Rios

Question: Diversity and inclusion efforts have become a focus in the workplace. What are some key measures you’ve found to be effective in promoting diversity and inclusion?  Mesha Davis Chief Executive Officer Arizona Foundation for Women  Sector: Nonprofit Performance, productivity and profits (3 P’s) is what I remember. From the boardroom to management to the direct… [More]

Feedback: November 2017

by Anthony Austin | Darren T. Case

Question: What are some potential regulatory changes affecting lending institutions that businesses should be aware of?  Anthony Austin Director Fennemore Craig Sector: Law Regulatory changes typically have a direct impact on the ability of banks to service their customer base. This is particularly true of community/regional banks for whom servicing privately owned and local businesses is… [More]

Feedback: October 2017

by Jonathan Frutkin, Chuck McLane, Alexi Venneri

What programs or aspects of your healthcare benefits are you finding to be most important to your employees?  Jonathan Frutkin Principal Radix Law Sector: Law In the modern workplace, providing a generous healthcare benefits package is essential for recruiting and maintaining top talent. Studies show that healthcare benefits are consistently a top priority for employees… [More]