Feedback: May 2019

by Paul D. Engler; Andy Federhar; Jennifer Ward, Esq.

Phoenix’s economy has fostered and sustained growth in the housing sector (see our cover story on page 24); how has it impacted your company and how have you responded to it?  Paul D. Engler  Executive Vice President and Chief Real Estate Officer Alliance Bank of Arizona Sector: Banking Since the depth of the recession, Phoenix has seen steady recovery. According to John … [More]

Feedback: April 2019

by Scott Elser, Mary Lyn Hammer, Teresa Snyder-Lamberger

What is the most effective or best-received wellness program you have offered your employees? Scott Elser CEO Digital Current Sector: Marketing and Advertising  We use an incentive-based program where employees who opt-in can earn additional PTO for participating in monthly challenges and bonus activities.  The monthly challenges are designed to promote wellness with … [More]

Feedback: March 2019

by Jeff Kirke, Renee Parsons, Randy Rusing

Question: What inspired you to create a nonprofit arm or affiliate of your business, and what was the biggest challenge you overcame? Jeff Kirke Vice President Holmes Murphy Sector: Employee Benefits At Holmes Murphy, we aren’t strangers to charitable giving and strategic philanthropy. Prior to establishing the Holmes Murphy Foundation, we were contributing more than … [More]

Feedback: February 2019

by Mike Brown, Beth Gross, Leonardo Loo

Question: What programs and training does your company offer to move employees into, or advance them in, leadership and management roles? Mike Brown  Arizona Regional President Washington Federal Sector: Banking Washington Federal has an internal motto: Love what you do; make a difference. This motto informs our approach to learning and development. We start with a … [More]

Feedback: January 2019

by Rowlan Hill, Gregory Lawary, Natalie Marston-Salem

New Year’s Resolutions — What is a business best practice you plan to continue, modify or implement in your business this year? Rowlan Hill Owner Blue Leaf Estate Auctions Sector: Auctions The use of social media and online advertising has proved to be the most effective way of reaching new customers and clients and utilizing this technology can do wonders for a … [More]