Achieving Greatness

by RaeAnne Marsh

Business and achievement seem to go hand in hand. The notion of achieving goals, success or even greatness is, at some point, inherent in building a business. Honoring achievement is our way of looking back at the incredible stories of those who have helped others build their business and grow to success. In this issue, we are honoring 14 Women of Achievement. Each has been … [More]

Linda M. Herold, Herold Enterprises

from Linda M. Herold

This month, In Business Magazine honors 14 women of achievement. These accomplished women are dedicated to their communities and successful in business, and their leadership inspires others. The editorial group at In Business Magazine sought to recognize those women who not only demonstrate these characteristics, but work hard to empower others to exude excellence as well. … [More]

Dos & Don’ts of Company Communication

by A.J. Moss

In many cases, a company’s Intellectual Property (IP) assets, such as its patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets, constitute the most valuable assets on the company balance sheet. To be sure, protecting the most commercially valuable of these IP assets is critical to establishing and maintaining a company’s marketplace advantage. Important as they are, these forms … [More]

What Corporate Social Responsibility Looks Like in AZ

by Helene Tack

What pops into people’s heads when “corporate social responsibility” is mentioned? Most likely it is a large company with happy employees, in a building with sleeping pods in the breakroom, engaged managers who create a fun environment for their team, and a lengthy list of how the business acts in an environmentally friendly way. What might not be top of mind are small to … [More]

Woman-Owned Businesses: Achievement in a Growth Demographic

by Kristin Slice

Women represent the largest growing demographic of business owners in the country. This is among several interesting trends revealed in final data from the most recent census. The number of women starting businesses was almost three times that of men — more than expected. As of 2012, women business owners (WBOs) represented 36.2 percent of all businesses, numbering just under … [More]

At Risk for ADA Lawsuit?

by Lindsay G. Leavitt

Theresa Brooke, one of the most prolific ADA plaintiffs in the country, has returned to Phoenix after an 18-month hiatus and begun filing another wave of lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act against the hospitality industry. Arizona hotel owners remember Theresa Brooke — she sued more than 125 of them in 2015 for failing to install wheelchair-accessible pool … [More]

Philanthropy on the Rise – for a Third Consecutive Year!

by Richard Tollefson and Michael Tyra

As this year’s “Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy” notes, 2016 was certainly an unusual year for giving in the United States. Between a tumultuous and all-encompassing election and increasing societal tension, it wouldn’t have been too surprising to see an off-year for philanthropy. Instead, we saw the opposite! Total giving increased for the third consecutive year, … [More]

Ryan Sarbinoff: Building Successful Investment Sales Agents

by Gina Relva

Marcus & Millichap, a national leader in commercial real estate investment sale, financing, research and advisory services, has brought in Ryan Sarbinoff as regional manager of its Phoenix office. Taking the helm as vice president/regional manager, Sarbinoff comes in with a vibrant outlook for the future of the Arizona market. Sarbinoff previously led the Marcus & … [More]

Headline News Impacts Real Estate 

by Mike Hunter

From state and local budget impasses and halted infrastructure repairs to the debate and delay on healthcare reform, political polarization has far-reaching effects on the economy and nearly every community — as well as its real estate. Global uncertainty has a parallel paralytic effect, from Brexit to immigration bans, which bring new challenges to diplomacy, international … [More]

More Shop, Dine, Play 

by Mike Hunter

Fifty-three thousand square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment — alongside luxury residences — is expected to welcome patrons next summer, as development has begun on Chauncey Lane at the corner of Scottsdale Rd. and its namesake lane. “The trend nowadays is to stick closer to home,” says LGE Design Build President and CEO David Sellers. “Chauncey Lane offers the same … [More]

Artist at Work 

by Mike Hunter

The Creative Center of Scottsdale is a co-working space designed especially for artists of all kinds. While equipped with today’s di rigueur technology and community spaces, the 4,000-square-foot facility retains interesting pieces of its former life as Mandall’s Shooting Supplies. Along with the original double-decker safe and the sub-basement safe door are the historic … [More]

Expanding for Adventure

by Mike Hunter

LGE Design Build has begun construction on a new, 12,550-square-foot headquarters for Arizona Outback Adventures, a premier, Scottsdale-based provider of personalized tours and travel services. Construction began Aug. 1 on the new $1.7 million facility, which will take over 16465 N. 93rd Street in Scottsdale upon completion. Currently, the company accommodates more than 15,000 … [More]

Improving Construction Workplace Safety Boosts Business

by Dennis Tsonis

The construction industry is the backbone of a city’s economic development. With Arizona’s construction slowdown during the economic downturn, many skilled workers left the state, making retaining a qualified, skilled workforce one of the biggest challenges contractors face today. As the industry struggles to recover and attract new workers, health and safety needs to be a … [More]

DNA-based Lifestyle Apps

by Mike Hunter

Exploragen has launched as a DNA lifestyle company to deliver useful DNA-based apps directly to consumers. The new California startup, led by a team of veterans from the medical genetics industry, creates engaging apps that translate DNA information into personalized insights consumers can use to improve their everyday lives. Exploragen apps will be available exclusively on … [More]

Digital Therapies 

by Mike Hunter

Scottsdale-based Magellan Health, recognized as a leading provider of software-based tools to increase the integration of and access to behavioral health treatment, continues to develop digital therapies by expanding its collaboration with Click Therapeutics to pursue a new avenue: Food and Drug Administration clearance for therapeutic apps. “Using the industry-leading suite of … [More]

Sick-Leave Equality

by RaeAnne Marsh

Sick-leave laws vary from state to state, which presents fairness issues for multi-state businesses that most small and medium-sized businesses do not face, explains Bryan Hum, an attorney with the ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC), which represents the largest employers in the country across all industries (10,000 or more employees): how to make the best policies for their … [More]

Shades of Green in Packaging

by RaeAnne Marsh

Recycling gets a lot of the “sustainability” attention as businesses aim to be more socially conscious, but Pioneer Packaging is putting a focus on another point of the product spectrum — packaging, and how that packaging is manufactured. In fact, Pioneer Packaging operates on the belief that some green decisions don’t have anything to do with packaging materials but rather … [More]

Improve Collaboration at Work

by Mike Hunter

SYNAPP is a new organizational network analytics platform launched by Heidrick & Struggles. It’s an online tool that identifies how members of an organization truly work together. The digital application platform provides businesses with deep insights that can empower its people to strategically improve their performance through strengthening work relationships and … [More]

Automated & Targeted Social Media Advertising

by Mike Hunter

Needls fully automates the social media advertising process, disrupting digital advertising and empowering businesses to reach targeted customers with better personalized ads — including the often-underserved SMB. Explains Justin Hartzman, CEO and co-founder, “There are over 64 million businesses on Facebook, but only 4 million leverage Facebook’s ad platform. The tech and … [More]

Online Platform Assist for Hiring

by Mike Hunter

Blizz by TeamViewer is an online meeting software that enables HR professionals to effectively review and interview prospective candidates who may reside in another state or country. The opportunity to connect instantly, share screens and video, as well as feel confident that the connection is secure and private, provides an additional resource for HR professionals and others … [More]