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Fireside Chat: GCU’s approach benefits students,...

Built on a foundation of innovation within its business model, Grand Canyon University (GCU), a nonprofit Christian university in Phoenix, has continued its creative approach to not only educating its students, but helping the surrounding communities grow and thrive. A strong talent pool is critical for companies evaluating relocating or expanding to the region. Greater […]

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Fireside Chat: Mayo Clinic’s pivot at the start of...

Due to COVID-19, every industry across has faced the overwhelming decision to pivot their business model. Healthcare is arguably steering the strongest transition, and hospitals in Greater Phoenix like Mayo Clinic, are leading the way with quick action and innovation.  Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research. According to Mayo, every year, more than a […]

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Fireside Chat: How Rogers Corporation built upon its...

Moving a company across state lines, let alone across the country, is a complicated process that requires an immense amount of strategic and logistical planning. Such an endeavor can seem overwhelming, but Rogers Corporation is proof that it can be done.   Rogers Corporation had been based in Connecticut for 184 years and was a $350 million company. In […]

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Fireside Chat: World-class education enhances Greater...

Greater Phoenix’s world-class educational institutions are a fundamental cornerstone of our thriving economy. After all, no business-focused community would be able to achieve consistent economic development in the long-term without substantial investments in its most important asset –– its people. If there’s one person who sees how education leads to economic growth daily, it’s Karrin Taylor Robson.  […]

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Fireside Chat: Entrepreneurial insights that drive...

Staying power has become an inescapable issue in today’s economy as the speed of technological growth continues to increase. Maintaining viability is a challenge that businesses must regularly fight if they are to remain at the top of their market. According to McKinsey, in 2000, the average age of the top 10 companies on the S&P 500 was […]

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Fireside Chat: Community investment benefits the business...

The Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization formed by executive members of the top 200 companies in America to give guidance to U.S. corporations, released their 2019 Principles of Corporate Governance report in August 2019. This report was significant because the definition of a corporation’s purpose was changed for the first time since 1997. The document’s language […]

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Fireside Chat: 3 Key components of brand storytelling

In today’s world, businesses must have a sustainable, competitive edge to succeed. Every industry is different, but there is one competitive advantage that can be utilized by any company: brand storytelling. Storytelling is the unique narrative your brand uses to share it’s values with like-minded consumers to create a connected identity. Studies show that 87 […]

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Fireside Chat: Prepared to be international

Part of the scalability equation for any company is determining a go-to-market strategy to enter the international market. After all, 96 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Mexico alone purchased $256 billion worth of goods from the U.S. in 2019, doubling from the […]

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Creighton president Daniel Hendrickson sits at a conference room table speaking to members of the GPEC staff.

Fireside Chat: Changing the ecosystem to make a big...

We may be a little biased, but it’s a great time to live in Greater Phoenix. According to a 2019 report from the U.S. Census Bureau, Phoenix was named the fastest growing city in the United States. Phoenix welcomed 25,288 new residents between 2017 and 2018, bringing the city to the top of the list. […]

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Honeywell Aerospace CEO Mike Madsen speaks in a conference room

Honeywell fireside chat: Kicking innovation driving...

Very few industries today have avoided the challenge that technology disruption often brings: innovate or die. One of the most recent industries to go through this process is the aerospace industry. The development of new innovation, an increase in global demands and the introduction of private companies like Honeywell and SpaceX have changed the industry […]

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