Ever-Changing Healthcare and the Impact It’s Having on Our Companies and Their People

by RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare continues to evolve, and with that evolution are changes not just in employee benefits but in how healthcare issues impact the workplace. In Business Magazine has reached out to leaders with expertise in the healthcare and benefits industries for their insights on trending matters to help employers stay on top of what’s important. Inside View of the Pandemic … [More]

Leadership & Achievement: Celebrating 2022 Women of Achievement

by RaeAnne Marsh

Many hard-fought gains for women in the business world were suspended, if not actually lost, through the COVID-19 pandemic. But we recognize the strengths women bring to the business world, which are proven in studies of businesses’ success in all segments of the economy. We have many strong and talented women in our community who may eschew the spotlight for themselves to … [More]

Sustaining Profits: The Environment and Its Challenges Are Driving Business Success

by RaeAnne Marsh

From an overabundance of sun to an underabundance of water, the natural environment has become the elephant in the room for the business community. But many see it as big opportunity. “Like many regions in the Southwest, Greater Phoenix is addressing environmental issues from water and drought to urban heat,” says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic … [More]

Are You Game? How Gaming and Sporting Events Are a ‘Big Win’ for Our Economy

by RaeAnne Marsh

Gaming and sports have gone together for a long time; the new trend in sportsbooks brings it out of odds-makers’ back rooms and into prominent display. A Powerhouse Punch on the Economy “With nearly $2.8 billion wagered, the positive economic boosts from regulated sports wagering have been vast and should only trend upward as the market matures,” says Christopher Boan, … [More]

Your Business & the Law

by RaeAnne Marsh

The upheaval of the past couple of years has required businesses to adapt and adopt a lot of change to survive. Some of this comes from social pressures as attitudes and habits change, and some comes from new regulatory guidelines and requirements. Attorneys bring businesses expertise to help them navigate the changing landscape and, where needed, can be the anchor that keeps … [More]

Our Industrial Market Is Booming!

by RaeAnne Marsh

“We are seeing an industrial technologies renaissance, led by semiconductor companies like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company building a massive campus in north Phoenix and Intel expanding with Fab 52 and Fab 62 in the southeast Valley that are driving a whole ecosystem of investment,” says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He notes … [More]

Our Bioscience Economy

by RaeAnne Marsh

“If you look at Phoenix of old — if the pandemic had happened in the Phoenix of old — we’d have immediately launched into a recession, like a lot of other top markets have launched into a quasi-recession. But because Phoenix is so diversified in so many industries, the city manager announced last week we have a $76-million surplus this year. Not in a recession. We are moving … [More]

The Ripple Effect: How Nonprofits Build Our Economy

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Based on Arizona and U.S. national statistics on impact of the nonprofit sector, it’s very clear that it is an economic driver in terms of workforce development generating economic potential,” says Richard Tollefson, founder and president of The Phoenix Philanthropy Group. In fact, David Martinez III, director of community engagement at Vitalyst Health Foundation, calls it … [More]

Workplace Progress: Who is stepping up diversity? 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Interest in diversity, equity and inclusion is arguably a universal in business these days. But there is no universal one-size-fits-all DEI program.Businesses may be tempted to apply to their own operations programs they’ve seen be effective in other organizations. But, as Joel (JP) Martin, Ph.D., emphasizes, “Each program is organic.” Speaking from her two decades’ experience … [More]

Employers, Employees and the ‘Great Resignation’

by RaeAnne Marsh

“When you identify a statistical trend large enough to garner its own label like the ‘Great Resignation,’ it is likely that there is more than one contributing factor,” says Eric M. Bailey, president of Phoenix-based business consulting firm Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, pointing out that we are approximately two years into a global health crisis that has caused tremendous … [More]

21 Top Leaders Who Are Making a Real Difference!

by Mike Hunter

Each year, we interview some of the Valley’s top leaders to give our readership some insight into what they see in the coming year for business. This year, we asked some hard-hitting questions of 21 top leaders who are truly entrenched in building our economy, developing policy, managing people and growing business through innovations that have demonstrated a real positive … [More]

Is Every Company a Tech Company?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Technology is indisputably an economic driver as a sector. Is it also a driver of successful growth in other sectors? “The technology industry is critical to economic growth in any community today because it not only produces high-wage jobs, but also supports many other industries,” says Eric Miller, principal and co-owner of Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies and … [More]

Mental Health & the Workplace 

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Aside from a worker shortage, arguably the most significant issue facing employers is mental health,” says Peggy Chase, president and CEO of Terros Health. This reality has forced into the open a topic once too stigmatized to be spoken about. Arizona ranks 47th in the U.S. for access to mental health care, according to Sandra Zebrowski, M.D., corporate medical director of … [More]

Leadership & Achievement: Celebrating 2021 Women of Achievement

by RaeAnne Marsh

Women are in more prominent leadership roles than ever before, with the first woman in the White House as an elected officer — Vice President of the United States. The strengths they bring to the business world are proven in studies of businesses’ success in all segments of the economy. With such women in our community often eschewing the spotlight for themselves to, rather, … [More]

Coming Back: How Marketing Will Build (Back) Business after COVID

by RaeAnne Marsh

The term “new normal” is bandied about quite a bit these days. And, indeed, the consensus seems to be that consumers’ relationship with companies they turn to for goods, services and information has evolved in new directions from what was understood and accepted as recently as January of last year.Some businesses, we know, have done exceedingly well over the past year with new … [More]

Greater Expectations: New Economic Opportunity in Arizona 

by RaeAnne Marsh

There is tremendous opportunity in Greater Phoenix to grow business and continue diversifying our economic and employment base that will bring opportunity for our residents and move our innovation-centered economy forward. Supporting this assessment, Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council, says, “To meet the increasing demand, buildings continue to … [More]

Fun Is Our Business: 10 Companies Tell What It Took to Survive in a Year That’s Been Anything but Fun!

by RaeAnne Marsh

Over the past year — more than a year! — we’ve learned how much we owe to the “essential workers” who ensure we have the goods and services to keep ourselves alive. With light beginning to shine at the end of a long and lonely tunnel, we can begin to feed our souls with another component that has had to take second seat: fun. Going to the movies, to the ballgame, to a fine … [More]

CRE: What’s the Big Picture?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Interest in Metro Phoenix’s commercial real estate industry spans not only all its segments but naturally draws in most of the rest of the business community as companies need space for their operations. Perspective on the state of the market and its future varies by the angle from which involvement stems, and In Business Magazine explores those viewpoints of investors, whose … [More]

Health & Your People

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The COVID pandemic has turned the healthcare industry upside down," says Brian Riveland, M.D., Arizona medical director at Devoted Health. That’s true of every aspect of life as we’ve experienced it, of course. In healthcare, delivery has had to rapidly adapt and change to meet the needs of patients with disparate income levels, social circumstances, and a wide range of … [More]

Stimulus: What Is the REAL Impact?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Between the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program and its Economic Injury Disaster Loan & Advance Programs, a total of $13.18 billion in federal financial support has flowed into our state to help small businesses during the pandemic, according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Just over 96,000 Arizona PPP loans have been approved in all rounds … [More]

In Business Dailies

Sign up for a complimentary year of In Business Dailies with a bonus Digital Subscription of In Business Magazine delivered to your inbox each month!

  • Get the day’s Top Stories
  • Relevant In-depth Articles
  • Daily Offers
  • Coming Events