Phoenix Leading the Way

by RaeAnne Marsh

Arizona in general and Metro Phoenix specifically consistently rank high for entrepreneurship. It should be no surprise, then, that innovation emanates from here as businesses in our community pioneer products and services that grow their business and challenge their industry. In Business Magazine has gathered examples from diverse industries across our … [More]

The Law and Your Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

Businesses now operate in a fast-changing world. Technology may get most of the “credit” for this, but legal issues also present in a kaleidoscope of local, regional, national and international regulations; public awareness and mobilization; and operational changes. A few areas where this is felt that are of common concern across industries are employment, intellectual … [More]

The Housing Market: A window into our economy!

by RaeAnne Marsh

Taking housing as a barometer of the economy, Metro Phoenix is looking pretty good. Multifamily developments, especially, seem to be sprouting on every block, and one of the biggest complaints heard in development circles is there is a shortage of construction workers — a situation exacerbated by the fact that the construction sector has shown the greatest growth rate (12.7 … [More]

Workplace Wellness

by RaeAnne Marsh

The landscape of healthcare is in constant flux. This adds an extra element of concern for employers, for whom healthcare benefits are an important part of their operating calculations. Businesses serving those employers’ needs innovate their programs and services as advances in knowledge and technology open new avenues. In Business Magazine asked some of our local leaders … [More]

Social Entrepreneurship: Empowering Business  

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The driving force is simple. We believe you must give back to the communities where you make a living,” says Howard Fleischmann, who, with his wife, Pat, owns Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair. They believe this is everyone’s responsibility and are among many business leaders in our community who put that belief into action. “Our actions help support our company beliefs … [More]

Tomorrow’s Leaders 

by RaeAnne Marsh

The health and vitality of a community owes much to the strength of businesses that operate in its environs and to decisions made by those with the responsibility of leading those businesses. This is true in a diversified business community like Phoenix just as for towns whose economy rests on a single, large employer. Business schools recognize that decisions made in the … [More]

Turning Today’s Students into Tomorrow’s Values-Driven Business Leaders

Viewpoint – Jerry Colangelo

[Editor’s note: Jerry Colangelo shares his views, written from the standpoint of his association with Grand Canyon University, on a philosophy that successful leadership transcends the traditional “bottom line,” as part of the cover story “Tomorrow’s Leaders.” Read »] Last month, I was blessed to have my name attached to a new 150,000-square-foot College of Business building … [More]

Venture Capitalizing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Not so many years ago, the lament in and about the local business community was lack of access to investment money.  “It has emphatically changed within the last 10 years, but, most notably, the last three years. Capital has become democratized and much more mobile, so no longer is it so heavily concentrated in New York and San Francisco,” says Chris Camacho, CEO of the … [More]

Great Leaders Driving Our Business Community

by RaeAnne Marsh

In an increasingly volatile business climate – buffeted not least by the stresses from continuous and increasingly rapid technological changes and unpredictable political forces – it’s the leadership that counts in keeping a company strong and moving forward. In Business Magazine reached out to some of the Valley’s core businesses and asked the men and women at the helm to … [More]

Capitalism Is a Social Force

by RaeAnne Marsh

“Capitalism” has taken a hit in modern times — as “money lending” did in earlier centuries — with a lot of press focusing on the negative, and the extremes. Neither, of course, is inherently evil. The appeal of capitalism is taking an idea or opportunity and capitalizing on it; developing a benefit from it. Certainly there is potential for that to yield great wealth or … [More]