Rick Smith’s Product Revival Initiative Sparks a Corporation

by Kayla Karp

TASER International, Inc. was recently named to the MDB Capital Group’s “Best & Brightest” list of innovators for 2011. For CEO and founder Rick Smith, whose company has achieved worldwide sales of an estimated 543,000 units since its launch in 1993, the honor further reinforces the concept that motivated him to develop and market the TASER electronic control devices … [More]

Don Brandt, Arizona Public Service Company

from Don Brandt

I was pleased to be asked to guest edit this month because this issue is focused on the power of doing business with local companies to energize and strengthen our economy. This is something we at APS see as a valuable tactic in many respects. APS has powered our state for 125 years, so we certainly qualify as a local business. We take seriously our responsibility to support … [More]