Power CEOs

by RaeAnne Marsh

Some companies are woven through so much of the fabric of our business community that their impact extends far beyond their individual sector. A handful of such companies here have recently made changes in their top leadership with people newly calling Phoenix home. In Business Magazine, working with Greater Phoenix Leadership CEO Neil Giuliano, explored… [More]

Impacting Commercial Real Estate

by John Chang and Ryan Sarbinoff

Over the last year, elevated uncertainty generated by the range of potential government policy changes, including tax laws, caused many investors to move to the sidelines. A more cautious outlook pervaded the real estate industry as investors awaited clarity on taxes, fiscal policy and a change in Federal Reserve leadership. This perspective begins to ease… [More]

Cross-Border Real Estate Investing 

by Ruth Seigel

Canada is the largest foreign direct investment country into Arizona. And Arizona, alone, accounts for approximately $6 billion bilateral footprint of the $1.4 trillion between Canada and the U.S., according to the Canada Arizona Business Council. Our neighbors to the north have long been lured to the great state of Arizona and share similar reasons… [More]

Innovations in Healthcare

by RaeAnne Marsh

Remote patient monitoring allows patients to securely transmit health information electronically to healthcare providers, and wearable devices can collect and transmit useful information that includes heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation and blood glucose levels. Following up on these general observations, Glenn Dean, president and CFO of MeMD, adds, “As technology is developed and these… [More]

Social Entrepreneurship: Shaping the (Right) Way to Do Business

by RaeAnne Marsh

“The driving force is simple. We believe you must give back to the communities where you make a living,” says Howard Fleischmann, co-owner of Community Tire Pros & Auto Repair. He and his wife and co-owner, Pat, believe this is everyone’s responsibility and are among many business leaders in our community who put that belief in… [More]

Selling You: Branding in the Age of Technology

by RaeAnne Marsh

The more things change, the more they stay the same.  That old truism is never more on-the-money than in reference to technology and branding. Leading practitioners in our community of the art and craft of public relations share insights into what makes branding work and how technology can provide tools in that effort. While they… [More]

Shaping Up for Business in 2018?

by RaeAnne Marsh

Among business’s top five concerns are labor, capital and customers. Top of the list is qualified workers — therefore, says nationally recognized W. P. Carey School of Business economics professor Lee McPheters, “the education system is important.” He believes cutbacks in education funding could impact the workforce. Arizona is rightly proud of its universities, but… [More]

Diversity and Inclusion: Learning What We Don’t Know

by RaeAnne Marsh

Diversity is a social force that continues to gain momentum in the workplace as well. Corporate programs are expanding and gaining a diversity of their own as we recognize identifiable subgroups in our country’s “melting pot.” What was once just race and gender now also includes military veterans, the LGBT community and other groups with… [More]

Banking: Addressing Challenges to Meet Business’s Needs

by RaeAnne Marsh

The banker in Frank Capra’s classic It’s a Wonderful Life may be idealized, but it is nonetheless true that banking is the core on which the business community rests. Bankers’ decisions impact business; what is impacting their business — and the decisions they are making for their own and everyone else’s business? Local bankers share… [More]

Innovation in Healthcare

by RaeAnne Marsh

To explore what’s happening in healthcare, In Business Magazine asked those in the industry to give us the news from the inside. Technology and customer service continue to drive changes in the consumer experience. But increasing emphasis — as many of our contributors explain — is being placed on the engagement of an educated user..… [More]