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]

Jerry Colangelo, USA Basketball

from Jerry Colangelo

Whether or not leaders are born, they can (also) be made. And that’s where our business schools enter into the equation that is business. It’s no secret that business is changing at a breakneck pace. As such, teaching and learning must keep up with these changes, especially at the collegiate level. The good news is that we live in a nation and state where opportunities … [More]

The Future of Blockchain Technology 

by Brian Marcel

This article is intended to scare and be a wakeup call for anyone who considers himself a middleman, because he will soon no longer be needed. But first, let’s examine what a blockchain is, as businessfolk may as well understand the technology that is going to make some jobs redundant. What Is Blockchain/Tangle? Not to be confused with Bitcoin, as it so often is, … [More]

Social Media – Where It’s Going and How to Keep Up with It (Part I)

by Rachel Strella

The year is young — now is a fine time for businesses to start doing the right things, to take charge of their social media strategy by evaluating trends and revisiting and refining their plans. Positive changes made now will position the business for better outcomes all year long. Gone are the days when companies can treat social media as an afterthought or a supplemental … [More]

Social Media – Where It’s Going and How to Keep Up with It (Part II)

by Rachel Strella

Achieving goals of any sort involves doing more of the right — and less of the wrong — things. Marketing and social media goals are no exception. How can you better ensure your social media efforts will help you accomplish your brand’s objectives in this new year? Dos DO: Think first. Then post. Remember that what you post on your personal social media accounts can affect how … [More]

Personal Reputation Audit

by Mike Mooney

I speak with leaders and entrepreneurs on a regular basis about the power, value and need to proactively manage our reputations. In those discussions, I’ve heard responses like, “Reputations are important, and it seems like something I should keep an eye on, but it’s not very tangible to me.” In other words, it seems like a soft skill. But nothing could be further from the … [More]

USMCA: Agreed and Signed but Now What? 

by Michael Patterson

Trade representatives reached a deal just before the self-imposed midnight deadline on September 30, 2018, and the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada signed the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement — or USMCA — at the G20 Summit on November 30, 2018. The USMCA essentially replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly known as NAFTA, but many questions still … [More]

Pamela Griffin: Moving Court Reporting to a Wider World of Business

by Mary Little

As any business owner knows, it is easy to get stuck in the day-to-day grind of delivering an established menu of goods or services to clients who have come to expect them.  But standing firm with the status quo can be a slippery slope and a surefire way toward decline for any entrepreneur. Need proof? You can make a call on your smartphone without a switchboard operator, … [More]

GDPR Is Path to Trust and Improved Customer Experience

by Mike Hunter

Marketers from organizations who took the lead in preparing to meet and exceed GDPR data standards have noted increased trust and engagement levels with customers, according to data from the CMO Council, collected in partnership with SAP Customer Experience, that it reported in “GDPR: Impact and Opportunity — How Marketing Leaders Addressed GDPR Readiness and Compliance.” While … [More]

Creating a Creatives’ Space

by RaeAnne Marsh

 Michelle Biely, owner of The Creative Center of Scottsdale, describes the business she founded in 2014 as a co-working space for messy artists. “This is a place where painters, sculptures, clothing designers, hat makers, stained glass window makers and any other artists who make a mess can come and be part of a community,” she says, noting the center’s open and informal … [More]

Bringing Drones into Field of Financial Analysis

by RaeAnne Marsh

Scott Roelofs, CFA, ABV, founded RCG Valuation & Monetization in September 2017 to help small to medium-sized businesses grow and monetize through advanced financial analysis and specialty tax planning. “I found that my opportunities as a financial analyst were limited to either publicly traded companies or private equity. I have always been fascinated by business and I … [More]

Autonomous Vehicles’ Real Estate Impact

by Mike Hunter

CBRE recently released results of its research into potential effects of autonomous vehicles that predicts the technology will disrupt more than just transportation. By disrupting the way employees commute to work, autonomous vehicles are expected to fundamentally reshape the U.S. office market by 2030, across nearly all property types and sectors, from retail, industrial, … [More]

Estrella a Top-Selling Master-Planned Community

by Mike Hunter

Estrella by Newland Communities was named as among the top-selling master-planned communities in the country, earning spots on annual lists recently released by John Burns Real Estate Consulting and RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm.  Ranked 17 on both lists of the top 50 communities, the 617-acre development showed a significant rise from its previous No. 30 spot. Estrella … [More]

Roosevelt Row Historic Property Renovation

by Mike Hunter

  Renovations were recently completed on the “Hardware Store,” on North 1st Avenue in Phoenix. The restoration by Point B leverages the historical nature and character of the existing buildings, and includes updated interior and common areas and creative office space in proximity to Downtown and the Roosevelt Row neighborhood.  To ensure the exterior reflects the … [More]

West Valley Industrial Spec 

by Mike Hunter

Lincoln Property Company’s recently completed Lincoln Logistics 40, an $85 million project spanning more than 20 acres of Class A industrial space under one roof, is Phoenix’s first-ever 40-foot clear height, fully speculative industrial development, featuring dock and grade-level doors, trailer storage stalls, fiber optic data, and energy-efficient clerestory windows in lieu … [More]

Camaraderie Is Part of 4C Medical Group’s Healthcare Philosophy

by Mike Hunter

Arizona used to be known for its “5 C’s.” 4C Medical Group has four “C’s” — one of which is camaraderie. 4C, one of Arizona’s fastest growing physician owned medical groups, recently expanded to the West Valley with the acquisition of West Valley Internal Medicine / West Valley Urgent Care. With West Valley Care’s three locations in Glendale, Surprise and Avondale, combined … [More]

Remote Tech: Innovative Solution for Legal Document Review 

by Dan Klier

The traditional legal document review process has long been ripe for change. Just ask any attorney who has spent countless hours examining thousands of emails, memos, letters, PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and other electronic documents associated with the litigation of a document-driven case. The task of looking through thousands of records for the “smoking gun” can … [More]

Take the Guesswork Out of Managing Health Insurance Costs

by Mike Tilton

In today’s economy, providing a health plan for one’s employees is part of doing business, and finding the right plan is critical. In fact, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2018 Employer Health Benefits Survey, 56 percent of small firms and 98 percent of large ones offer health benefits to at least a portion of their workers. Many businesses are discovering a new way … [More]

How to ICE-Proof Your Business in 2019

by Bridget Sharkey

President Trump has made global headlines with his tweets which pledging to build a border wall at Mexico’s expense. Meanwhile immigration crackdowns at places of business will no doubt continue to increase during 2019.  In fact, ICE reports a 650 percent surge in workplace arrests since Trump became president, according to a recent article in Newsweek.  “Employment … [More]