LEADERSHIP IN AND BY COMMUNITY

REBRANDING ANNOUNCEMENT by Evelyn Casuga, Certified Economic Developer; 2nd VP, Pinal Alliance for Economic Growth; formerly Access Arizona Senior Advisor; Community Relations, Central Arizona College Beginning in 2016, the Access Arizona board of directors embarked on a new strategic direction. One of the objectives was to rebrand the organization to provide clarity as to who … Read More…

LEAD BY EXAMPLE

by Donna McBride Lead by example: Three simple words that are often forgotten when you are in the thick of controversy, important decisions and getting things done. Let’s face it – everyone makes mistakes, especially those in leadership positions. It’s what we do with our mistakes that move us forward, or backwards. I always look … Read More…

INTERVIEW BITES

Craig McFarland, Mayor, City of Casa Grande Casa Grande is the heart of Pinal County, and the place to live, work and play in Arizona. It’s the fastest-growing city in the state, the No. 1 light-industry corridor in Arizona and has a thriving local business community and downtown area featuring boutique hotels and winery/distillery tasting rooms. … Read More…

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…