BEAT THE ODDS SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

by Amanda Burke, Ed.D., Senior Director of Education and Workforce, Center for the Future of Arizona Good leadership is felt by people throughout an entire organization. With an effective leader in place, a culture of success can be formed that enables everyone to understand the vision and goals of the organization, what improvements should be … Read More…

SUN LIFE CENTER FOR WOMEN IN CHANDLER

NEW LOCATION IN CHANDLER, ARIZONA! by Andrew H. Jones, Community Relations Coordinator, Sun Life Family Health Center Sun Life Family Health Center (Sun Life) is pleased to announce the opening of the organization’s newest location in Chandler. Servicing the healthcare needs of people in Pinal County for over 41 years, Sun Life is expanding into … Read More…

DEBT COLLECTION HARASSMENT: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

by Ed van Vianen, Fitzgibbons Law Offices This article looks at your rights in dealing with debt collectors who are willing to say anything – true or not – to get you to part with your money. To protect the public, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prohibits collectors from engaging in abusive and … Read More…

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT ARIZONA

I’m pleased to share the Access Arizona space this month with Suzanne Pfister, President and CEO of Vitalyst Health Foundation. The Foundation’s 2017 Healthy Communities Initiative is a statewide and local collaboration that appropriately aligns to this health and wellness edition. Suzanne provides insights for us in the Golden Corridor to consider for action.   … Read More…

SMART HOME TECHNOLOGY

Advances in home safety gain popularity among older adults Keyless entry, smart smoke detectors, wireless doorbell cameras and other technological safety improvements are gaining popularity among adults who are 50 years of age or older. This was a recent finding based on research from the MIT AgeLab in cooperation with The Hartford. According to researchers, … Read More…

ARIZONA’S $21 BILLION TOURISM INDUSTRY

by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Tourism is a $21 billion industry in Arizona, generating $2.9 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue in our state. Each year, National Travel and Tourism Week is celebrated in May – recognizing what travel means to American jobs, economic growth and personal well-being. … Read More…

A YEAR OF EXTRAORDINARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Pinal County Economic Development Manager Recognized by Peers by Joe Pyritz, Public Information Officer In a year that saw Pinal County jump to the forefront of economic development opportunity in Arizona, a statewide group has recognized one of the architects of the county’s success. Economic Development Manager Tim Kanavel, became the first-ever two-time recipient of the Economic Development … Read More…