Feedback: September 2019

by Amy Armstrong, Paige Heavey and Ruzica Markovic

What is the single greatest advantage to being in metro Phoenix, and how are you using it to benefit your business? AMY ARMSTRONG Interim CEO Social Venture Partners Arizona Sector: Philanthropy Phoenix may be the fifth-largest city in the country, but it has a small town feel when it comes to relationships. Most people are connected by what seems like just a few … [More]

Feedback: June 2019

Angela Garmon, Debbie Hann, Kristen Merrifield

Among the many services you provide your members, what are you doing to inform them about — and help them connect with appropriate expertise to address — changes in laws, regulations and public movements that businesses need to be aware of from a legal standpoint? Angela Garmon President National Association of Women Business Owners – Phoenix Sector: Economic … [More]

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]