John Leonesio: Forging Chains of Success

by Alison Stanton

Referring to his decades of experience creating successful businesses, John Leonesio, CEO of The Joint…the chiropractic place, jokingly refers to himself as a “one-trick pony.” His “trick”? Growing four businesses from the idea stage to hundreds of locations around the country. The key, Leonesio says, is taking specific parts of industries that need to be improved, finding a … [More]

The Growing Skills Gap

by Sue Kern-Fleischer

Know someone out of work? With the unemployment rate lingering at 8.5 percent nationally, the surprising fact is, in the last six months, a large portion of the 3.5 million job openings across the country have gone unfilled for months. How does this jibe with the reality that 40 percent of the unemployed have been without work for a year or longer? Blame it on a skills gap. … [More]

Craig R. Barrett, Intel Corporation

from Craig R. Barrett

There are many reasons for business to move to Arizona or for a business to exist here and flourish. However, over the past two decades, as economies and opportunity grow elsewhere, Arizona has lagged in the critical area of education and now finds itself with a dramatic skills gap — a result of actions and inactions on the part of business organizations, city and state … [More]