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TRENDSETTERS How do business leaders

STAY FIT? The heat is an easy excuse to skip your summer workouts. But these Arizona business leaders know the importance of a healthy body to complement their brilliant minds. Here’s what they do to stay physically fit.

SANDY ABALOS, principal in charge, REDW LLC: “Cycling. It allows me to escape daily pressures, recall the freedom of my first pink Schwinn, it’s healthy and challenging.”

RICH BOALS, president and CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona: “From hiking and biking to power walking and weight lifting, getting out and doing something physically active is what I enjoy most.” SUSAN FREEMAN, partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie: “I’m a certified yoga teacher, and teach a free class at my law firm. Yoga practice helps me to stay calm and focused, as well as to stay healthy in mind and body.” MARYANN GUERRA, CEO, Aesthetics BioMedical: “I use fitness as my personal time and to help manage the stress of day to day life. I often come up with my most creative thinking on my runs.” BILL LAVIDGE, CEO, LAVIDGE: “I enjoy slalom course water skiing a lot. It is a great workout which I can still do somewhat competitively.”

CRAIG ROBB, managing director, Zions Energy Link: “I have always remained active in sports, moving from racquetball to squash to baseball and my new focus is on tennis.” STEVE SANGHI, CEO, Microchip Technology: “I am a daredevil and a hiking enthusiast. I have parachuted from a plane and hiked the Himalayas in India, The Eiger in Switzerland, Humphrey’s Peak and other peaks in the U.S.” 10

AB | July - August 2017


As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression — and the expression especially applies during the job hunt. Here are five examples of Resumania — real-life resume mistakes seen by Robert Half: • Marital Status: None that I know of. • Skills: I always try to be goo at what I am doing. • Education: Attended a useless diploma mill. • Summary: Ability to think inside the box. • Objective: I’m looking for my big brake.


The 2017 Cox Business Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses survey found that an overwhelming number of Arizonans visit a local small business at least once a week and locals spend more, too, if merchandise is manufactured in the United States. When selecting their top three reasons for shopping and supporting small businesses, Arizona shoppers ranked them as follows: LOCAL SUPPORT 73 percent CONVENIENCE 62 percent GREATER CUSTOMER SERVICE (than a large business)


How do Arizona cities rank for Hispanic entrepreneurs? You would think that with Arizona’s large Hispanic population and entrepreneurial spirit, the state would be a hotbed for Hispanic entrepreneurs. Wrong! While Texas had nine of the Top 20 cities on WalletHub list of 2017’s Best Cities for Hispanic Entrepreneurs, Arizona only had one: Gilbert, which ranked No. 11. The only other Arizona city to crack the Top 50 was Scottsdale at No. 44.

AzBusiness magazine July/August 2017  

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