Clinics Are Still Slow to Adopt AI – Here’s Why They Shouldn’t Be

by Khalid Al-Maskari

There’s a popular saying in that no one ever got fired from choosing IBM, and the same applies to legacy Electronic Health Record software. Although the same EHR systems have dominated the market for decades, these tools are a primary reason why practices have been slow to adapt to changes in technology. Some of these solutions rely on software back ends that haven’t been … [More]

Freeze to Heal

by Kris Price

The health and wellness industry is forever evolving — new concepts that promote movement and innovative recovery therapies are popping up everywhere, including right here in the Valley. One that’s currently trending and making a huge impact within the industry is cryotherapy, and last month Cryoshift made Arizona its home by opening its first location in Gilbert at the … [More]

MCCCD Is Committed to Expanding Our IT Workforce

by Mike Hunter

Responding to what its Workforce Development Office identified as an immense need for information technology training, the Maricopa County Community College District will open its Maricopa Technology Institute next month in the heart of downtown Phoenix at 640 North 1st Avenue, as part of Phoenix College. “The Maricopa Technology Institute will support more than 30 certificate … [More]

A New Generation of ‘Smart’ Textiles 

by Mike Hunter

We are now in the era of not just rapidly expanding intelligent devices but also of intelligent materials. Porcher Industries, a global pioneer in high-performance thermoplastic composites and technical textiles, designs and produces innovative materials with properties tailored to highly targeted uses and recently launched a new generation of intelligent textiles. These … [More]

At Work, Healthcare Starts with Testing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare is arguably the most popular of employee benefits. COVID-19 has made this an even higher priority — while at the same time adding to businesses’ challenges in providing it. And addressing the need to keep the workplace and the workforce healthy has put COVID-19 testing front and center in business operations even while information changes on a nearly daily … [More]

Pandemic, Inc. 

by Mike Hunter

This is a difficult time, that’s for sure, but it’s also a time of enormous opportunity. Entrepreneurs, small business owners, and self-employed professionals need to leverage these 8 trends to thrive in tomorrow’s economy! Pandemic, Inc. offers a strategic roadmap for businesses navigating the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and quarantine. The book details eight accelerating … [More]

Why Wait?

by Mike Hunter

For those who want to get started as an entrepreneur and take advantage of being young, Why Wait? shares Rob Berk’s journey, from his first year at Hamilton through graduation day. This rollercoaster ride started when he decided to #SayYes and began working with The New York Times best-selling author and serial entrepreneur Dave Kerpen as his executive assistant. In an effort … [More]

Coronavirus: Leadership and Recovery

by Mike Hunter

Lead through the crisis and prepare for recovery. As the COVID-19 pandemic is exacting its toll on the global economy, forward-looking organizations are moving past crisis management and positioning themselves to leap ahead when the worst is over. What should organizations be doing now to address today’s unprecedented challenges while laying the foundation needed to emerge … [More]

Planning an Exit in Volatile Times

by Suzie Eyrich 

Succession planning comes down to one question: “How do you want to exit?” The reality is all business owners will eventually exit their business. Whether they retire to the beach, sell their company and move on to another venture or for health reasons can no longer be a part of the day-to-day operations, they need a plan that financially prepares them for the next phase of … [More]

Rights of First Offer and of First Refusal

by Bruce B. May

This article is a case study of a particular transaction in which the buyer agreed in a purchase agreement to grant the seller both a right of first offer (ROFO) and a right of first refusal (ROFR) to repurchase the property. Compliance with the terms of the ROFO and ROFR proved a bitter and extracted process for the buyer.  The terms of the ROFO provided that before the … [More]

Armored Leadership vs Daring Leadership

by Eileen Rogers

Leadership is about risk. For me, it began when I took a giant first step into the business ownership arena, full of hopes and dreams with no real idea what I was actually in for. How I faced the risks and challenges in the arena was what mattered. Getting up when I fell, dusting myself off and taking what I learned right back into the arena the following day. Dr. Brené … [More]

All About Elevating People

by Tyler Butler

Nearly two decades ago, power duo Sherri and Charles Mitchell joined forces in business. As founders of All About People, they have brought a unique perspective to executive placement and recruiting. For the Mitchells and their team, All About People is more than just their company name, it is their core belief. This group has been meeting recruiting needs for corporations … [More]

The Next Normal: Change Your Game Plan or Become Irrelevant

by Charlie Smith 

Change and disruption are the next normal. C-suites and boards of directors must learn how to become agile, make decisions fast and get ahead of the change curve. They will need to think and act differently. There is a lot we don’t know about what the near-term future holds for us. However, there are two things that we know to be true: There will be more, not less, … [More]

New C-Suite: Why Companies Should Have a CHRO

by Rhiannon Staples

The COVID-19 pandemic is an event the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the flu outbreak in 1918, before co-working spaces and international travel on airlines. Strange is it may seem, the solution, for now, is to stay at home for work and play. With the increase in remote work, HR is fundamentally shifting into a higher-level decision-making position where HR technology … [More]

2020 BMW 8 Series Gran Coupé

by Mike Hunter

With perfect symmetry of space and sportiness, the BMW 840i xDrive Gran Coupé embodies elegance in every form. The heart of the 8 Series Gran Coupé is its TwinPower Turbo engine — particularly the very muscular V-8 found in the M850i xDrive model, which delivers up to 523 horsepower. When dynamics meet luxury, the result is something unique. Its design is aesthetics in its … [More]

Business Swag with a ‘Stay Healthy’ Message

by Leo Friedman

The days of welcoming employees to the office with T-shirts, mugs and other swag may be over. In a sign of the new normal as businesses begin to reopen while the country continues to grapple with the pandemic, COVID-style “back-to-work kits” are enabling companies to bring their teams back into the fold with items like face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and antimicrobial … [More]

Pita Jungle: A New Vision and Mission

by Bassel Osmani

We believe Pita Jungle’s mission has never been more relevant: Placing every American within affordable reach of food that is healthful, freshly made and delicious. In addition to all mitigation efforts that reverberate around us — from the top pertinent authorities to whatever tall-tale prescription your Aunt Gertrude might have told you about — what is often omitted is the … [More]

Feedback: July 2020

by Clarence McAllister, Charlene Tarver, Oye Waddell

Question: COVID-19 has brought to the fore a new concern about the future of office space. As stay-at-home mandates are lifted, how will your company approach its space needs? Clarence McAllister  Founder and CEO Fortis Sector: Construction Before COVID-19, we were considering selling our building and moving to a smaller office. We have since accelerated those … [More]

Diversity Not Compromised by Pandemic

by Mike Hunter

For businesses, workplace diversity remains an important objective. More than three-quarters of HR professionals (79 percent) believe their company is diverse, according to new data released in May from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews firm. Almost three-quarters of employees (74 percent) believe their company is committed to improving diversity. Despite the … [More]

Black- and Woman-Owned: Business in the Shadow of COVID-19 

by RaeAnne Marsh

Building their businesses here in Phoenix, these two black women business owners had little in common — until the COVID-19 pandemic wrought disruption indiscriminately throughout the economy and put us all in the same boat. Retail is commonly acknowledged to be the hardest-hit sector. As a concessionaire with gift stores in airport terminals, Lachele Mangum’s retail … [More]

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