A Sporting Good Time

by Mike Hunter

The Valley is a sports fan’s paradise, so why not put the “fan” sense to action during the lunch break. Here are some of the top choices to catch up midday on scores and more. Arcadia Tavern Serving food that may excite patrons more than their favorite team, this hot spot is always hopping with local business types during the lunch hour. An extensive menu that will please … [More]

A Capital Idea: Dine at The Capital Grille

by Mike Hunter

For corporate executives, socialites or businesspeople serious about cutting an important deal, The Capital Grille delights as it is where complete privacy or a table front and center to impress are the order of the day for local power-brokers. Originally founded in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1990, this classic high-end steakhouse has now become a business traveler’s … [More]

The 2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS

by Mike Hunter

While Maserati is known for style and having created some of the all-time best sports cars and luxury sedans, the new Maserati Quattroporte GTS may be its masterpiece. All new design and with new materials to make it nearly 200 pounds lighter and eight inches longer, this sixth-generation model is what enthusiasts have been waiting for. The new Quattroporte features a new … [More]

Don’t Just Squeak By

by Mike Hunter

Hippus HandShoe Mouse The HandShoe Mouse (with Light Click) from Hippus is the latest iteration of the molded ergonomic mouse, with the same support and buttons that click with minimal effort. Left- and right-hand versions. Wired: $119; wireless: $139   HP X4000b Bluetooth Mouse Be more productive on the go with this sleek, stylish mouse whose … [More]

Professional Services Marketing

by Mike Hunter

This book is a fully field-tested and research-based approach to marketing and client development for professional services firms. The book, now in its second edition, covers five key areas that are critical for firms that want to grow and become more profitable: creating a marketing and growth strategy, establishing a brand and reputation, implementing a marketing … [More]

Smart Calling

by Mike Hunter

This is a sales book that makes sense for those struggling with the fear of making cold calls. Smart Calling is the benchmark as the highest professional standard for effective cold calling. Take the initiative to read and implement the author’s rational principles; readers are likely to sell much more and develop a prospect base of potential customers who will call when they … [More]

Grow the Core

by Mike Hunter

Growing core business is key for sustainable, profitable growth, yet advice on how to do it is thin on the ground. Grow the Core is a practical guide to focusing core business for brand success, illustrated with inside stories on brands that include Apple, James Bond, Heinz, Nespresso and McDonald’s. A program of six “Workouts” helps to harness the whole marketing mix to grow … [More]

American Cancer Society: Grassroots Effort Making a Difference

by RaeAnne Marsh

The American Cancer Society will once again welcome guests to enjoy an evening of Arizona’s glorious spring weather as it hosts Picnic Under the Stars at the Phoenix Country Club on May 4. The outdoor picnic vibe will be French, though, with the French theme carried through food, music and a backdrop of Paris’s night sky setting off the stage for the event’s … [More]

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS: Holistic Approach Promotes Life

by RaeAnne Marsh

The 18th annual Night for Life Gala, which will be held May 11 at the Montelucia Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, is the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The organization’s other two signature events carry a similar theme — Tour for Life, for which owners of many of the Valley’s most prestigious homes open their homes, and Dining Out for Life, a … [More]

Feedback: April 2013

by Debbie Castaldo | Robin Milne | Kimberly Trichel

Question: Sports as a business has a tremendous impact on the local economy; as entertainment, it affects the cultural scene of our community. Pertaining to another realm in which the major teams contribute to our local quality of life, in what ways does your organization support the community? Debbie Castaldo Executive Director Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation Sector: … [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