Pam Kehaly, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

by Pam Kehaly

Healthcare is changing rapidly, and many of the innovators pushing the boundaries of how patients access care and what kinds of care they receive are making breakthroughs right here in our community. With medical costs trending 6 to 7 percent higher each year, business owners are looking for new ways to contain costs while improving… [More]

Adam Goodman, Goodmans Interior Structures

from Adam Goodman

As a business leader in a for-profit company, you create jobs, build markets and grow the economy. While your achievements should be celebrated, instead they are increasingly vilified. For example, a recent Harvard University study found that 51 percent of U.S. adults under 30 have a negative view of capitalism. This generational animosity is born… [More]

Scott Harkey, OH Partners 

from Scott Harkey

There is no doubt that technology is impacting every aspect of the way we live our lives. It not only affects our personal lives, but extends to the way businesses operate and how they connect with their target audience — most fundamentally in how they brand themselves. It’s nearly impossible to suggest that a business… [More]

Rick McCartney, InMedia Company

from Rick McCartney

As a business owner, I know that building business is a natural focus throughout each year, but the new year always inspires that special impulse to try to predict: What opportunities will the new year bring? What’s in store for my business? Great focus on the bottom line and other aspects of our businesses seems… [More]

Dr. Joel P. Martin, Triad West Inc.

from Dr. Joel P. Martin

Some consider Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) simply about political correctness. However, research tells us otherwise. In 2017 Gallup convincingly “linked engagement with positive business metrics including productivity, profitability, quality, employee commitment and retention” and reported that “Diversity combined with an inclusive culture can have an even greater impact on business outcomes”. D&I is a relevant, competitive, and… [More]

Paul Hickman, Arizona Bankers Association

from Paul Hickman

Business today — indeed, all aspects of our lives — relies on a complex network of services. Yet, banking remains a core element; banking enabled the early emergence of regional commerce. Practices, products and platforms have evolved but, still, without banking, there could be no commerce. The financial services industry is indeed the cardiovascular system… [More]

Hugh Lytle, Equality Health

from Hugh Lyle

The big headlines on healthcare should be screaming “innovation.” And the most impactful innovations are coming from the seeming opposite dynamics of new technologies and old-fashioned customer service. The U.S. healthcare system has been undergoing tremendous transformation in the past 10 years. The Affordable Care Act, payment reform and explosive changes in population health management… [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… [More]

Chancellor Maria Harper-Marinick, Maricopa Community Colleges

from Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick

Many of the attributes Arizona touts as being attractors for business — quality of life, affordability, climate — are also factors that attract workforce. At the Maricopa Community Colleges, we are proud of the work we are doing with regional and state economic development organizations such as the Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Arizona… [More]

David Krietor, Downtown Phoenix Inc.

from David Krietor

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lKRrIslT5U[/embedyt]   Scaling for growth is a goal not only of individual companies but also of economic development and community-based organizations. Some of the companies that are industry and headline-grabbing giants today started at a kitchen table or in the family garage, and Arizona has several native success stories like these that bolster our… [More]