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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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Fireside chat: Kicking innovation driving mindsets...

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 SpaceX, have changed the industry forever and […]

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Adam Goodman talking to GPEC team in the Goodman office

Fireside chat: 3 characteristics of a culture that...

We kicked off a new series of fireside chats presented by GPEC board members. Members of the GPEC team sat down with Adam Goodman, the CEO of the furniture and design company Goodmans Interior Structures, to hear about how he restructured the company’s culture to make an impact on the community. In 1993, he became the […]

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