A-Z Biz Link - Resources for Growth 2020

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2020 vol1



featuring 100 dynamic valley leaders that will set your company up for success.

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- 2020 AZ Biz Link, LLC ALL RIGHTS RESERVED


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resources for growth

resources for personal and professional growth. Published by A-Z Biz Link, Resources for Growth is an annual publication that features over 100 dynamic leaders in a variety of categories that will ultimately help set you and your company up for success. A CURATED COLLECTION Every individual featured in Resources for Growth has been vetted through peer-review. Because our mission is to showcase the best and the brightest, the only way one can be featured is through nomination from someone listed in Resources for Growth. GROWING DISTRIBUTION Resources for Growth is distributed to local leaders annually as well as other social and networking events happening throughout the community. While deemed the new who’s who, Resources for Growth delivers readers a vetted list of key resources. Upon opening Resources for Growth you’ll find individuals that will help you to elevate your company via their expertise and services.

13 RESOURCE CATEGORIES: COMMUNITY PARTNERS

MARKETING

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

CULTURE

PUBLIC RELATIONS

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

REAL ESTATE

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

RECRUITMENT

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

TECHNOLOGY

GUEST SPEAKERS

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challenge the status quo. Founded in 2017, A-Z Biz Link is a professional development organization focused on facilitating discussions around today’s modern workforce and leadership challenges, while creating solutions and driving real positive change in the workplace. A-Z Biz Link produces over 75 professional development events a year for our Phoenix, Las Vegas & Reno chapters, and distributes a designer publication with approximately 100 individuals that are hand-picked resources for personal and professional growth. MISSION Our mission is to inspire and empower company leaders to continuously improve operations by challenging the status quo. VISION To earn the lifetime loyalty of our event attendees by consistently delivering frequent,, highly educational events which offer excellent value.

OUR VALUES PASSION We spend our time and efforts on what fuels companies – their workforce & leadership. We vow to tap into that passion each day to help companies and individuals in our community succeed. EDUCATION We strive to understand what topics companies and individuals are curious about and develop thoughtful educational events that answer their questions. INNOVATION We question conventional wisdom and challenge the status quo. We look at everything and ask how it can be made better. Company processes, technology, creativity, and culture demand innovation. We are relentless in our pursuit to help companies with everything they are doing today to find a better and smarter way to do it tomorrow. CREATIVITY We realize we are part of a large community and we strive to support and serve our neighbors wherever possible. We are active in the communities we serve to generate economic and social value. COMPASSION We are all human. Everyone has hopes and fears. Our compassion is what allows us to understand where we are needed and what we can do to help. HONESTY We do not back away from opportunities to give and receive honest feedback from companies an individuals we build educational events for.

events location: FENNEMORE CRAIG ATTORNEYS 2394 E Camelback Rd, Suite 600 Phoenix, AZ 85016

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PUBLISHER Founded in 2017, A-Z Biz Link is a professional development organization focused on facilitating discussions around today’s modern workforce and leadership challenges, while creating solutions and driving real positive change in the workplace. In 2020 we will produce over 50 professional development events for the Phoenix metro business community. A-Z Biz Link’s rapid growth and expansion has been largely due to our ability to deliver events that answer the needs of local businesses. We have already expanded our platform and as of 2020 will provide the same quality events for the Las Vegas and Reno markets. We aspire to have a presence in every major city throughout the United States. Our A-Z Biz Link events highlight many great individuals and resources, but we know there are a ton of other great resources in Phoenix metro doing BIG things to help companies and business leaders. Resources for Growth was launched in response to the consistent request from local companies and individuals for contacts that can help elevate both their personal and professional lives. The truth is, so many leaders are eager to grow but struggle to find the right individuals that can help them do it. Rather than relying on one-off email introductions, internet searches, or the A-Z Biz Link events we decided to develop a resource guide that will help set up any local leader for success. We are excited to unveil our first volume of Resources for Growth. The individuals featured in the Resources for Growth book are a compilation of proven leaders and rising stars that have already largely impacted local companies by elevating their businesses. We encourage you to attend one of our 2020 events that will feature those included in the book or check out some of our features on the A-Z Biz Link Podcast.

Wishing you all continued success!

Lindsay Moellenberndt Founder & Executive Event Producer


together with a-z biz link, fennemore craig is ready to help you and your business thrive by creating endless opportunities. - JAMES GOODNOW, MANAGING PARTNER & CEO | FENNEMORE CRAIG


A-Z BIZ Link 2020 ADVISORY BOARD LINDSAY MOELLENBERNDT A-Z Biz Link Founder & Executive Event Producer Director of Business Development Fennemore Craig

ALIESHA NICHTER A-Z Biz Link Board President & Key Partner Business Development Steelcase

This group of dynamic Valley Leaders represent all facets of business ranging in experience and expertise. All are passionate about workforce and leadership development and enjoy connecting local professionals with resources that will help them grow both personally and professionally. You will see each of our Advisory Board Members featured throughout the Resources for Growth publication.

BRAD CLOTHIER Executive Vice President Delta Dental

CAROLINE CONNER Director of Corporate Culture Homeowners Financial Group

DENISE GREDLER President & Founder BestCompaniesAZ

FARZANA SCOFIELD Sr. Talent Brand Specialist Honeywell

COURTNEY BELLER Business Litigation Director Fennemore Craig

JANE CEBRYNSKI Peak Performance Coach Patterson Sports Ventures

DAVID RENO Human Development Corporate Relations Manager Southwest Human Development

DEBORAH KIMES Business Development Manager CBIZ

LATASHA CAUSEY Head of Recruiting U-Haul

MARY HENRY Co-Founder AZ Talent Coop

MEG MARCANTI Senior Recruiter Crescent Crown Distributing

MELISSA HOLDAWAY Chief Executive Officer Education Redefined and Arizona Charter Academy

NICOLE CHRISTY President John Delano Marketing

RANDY MILLER Founder and Chief WHEN Officer WHEN

RYAN CORRY Director of Development St. Vincent de Paul

SHANNON TEIXEIRA Director of Talent Activation Waste Management

SKYLER IRVINE Founder Renzler Media

STEPHANIE SCHER Employment Marketing & Public Relations Vanguard

THOMAS MAYNARD VP, Business Development Greater Phoenix Economic Council

TRISHA LARSON Financial Advisor Morgan Stanley

editorial suppoRT denise gredler, bestcompanies az

THANK YOU to the team at BestCompaniesAZ for supporting the editorial process during the development of Resources for Growth. The editor’s role is to make all the corrections or improvements necessary to ensure the document is presented consistently, clearly, and at the standard expected by the target audience. The editor will correct the structure or the way the information is presented. The editor always corrects grammar, spelling, punctuation and formatting. Thank you for your diligence in ensuring integrity and accuracy throughout this book.


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This referral-based publication curates only the highest recommended corporations and individuals to represent each category below. You can trust that each listing is actively looking forward to supporting your personal and professional growth, and encourages you to contact them directly at the information provided.

table of contents Community Partners

CONSULTANTS

Lindsay Moellenberndt, A-Z Biz Link

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Deborah Kimes, CBIZ

pg 30

Julie Trujillo, University of Arizona

pg 2

James Goodnow, Fennemore Craig

pg 31

Amber Allen, Hotel Valley Ho

pg 3

Adam Carter, Lovitt-Touche

pg 32

Patti O’Brien, Maricopa Community Colleges

pg 4

Trisha Larson, Morgan Stanley

pg 33

Thomas Barr, Local First AZ

pg 6

Al Loveland, Strabo

pg 34

Noms Bake Shop

pg 7-8

Economic Development

Corporate Social Responsibility

Bill Jabjiniak, City of Mesa

pg 36

Mark Paratore, City of Scottsdale

pg 37

David Reno, Southwest Human Development

pg 9

Thomas Maynard, Greater Economic Council

pg 38

St. Vincent de Paul

pg 10-11

Samantha Pinkal, City of Surprise

pg 39

Hannah Sanders & Erin Monnin, St. Vincent de Paul

pg 12

Jennifer Mellor, Greater Phoenix Chamber

pg 40

Ryan Corry, St. Vincent de Paul

pg 13

Katherine Pappas, PipelineAZ

pg 41

Sherri Barry & Angela Johnson, F.A.B.R.I.C.

pg 14

Carla Reeves, Carla Reeves, LLC

pg 15

Tyler Butler, 11Eleven Consulting

pg 16

Employee Benefits

Carla Jasa, Valley of the Sun United Way

pg 17

Brad Clothier, Delta Dental

pg 43

Fighter Country Partnership

pg 18-19

Kendall Taylor, Valley Schools

pg 44

Will Morey, Benefit Commerce Group

pg 45

Kathleen Gramzay, Kinessage

pg 46

Culture

Octane Raceway

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Sara McCaffrey, Phoenix Relocation Source pg 47

Teresa Marzolph, Culture Engineered

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Brenda Cunningham, Push Career Management

Christian Green, Arizona Adventure Company

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Kate King, Beni.fit & Human on Purpose

Deborah Peck, Seity Insight

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Mary Henry, HR on Demand

pg 26

Loren & Lauren Kutsko, Kutsko Consulting

pg 27

Mary Hall, Culturewise Consulting

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GUEST SPEAKERS

REAL ESTATE

Isha Cogborn, Epiphany Institute

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Corgan

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Nadia Brown, The Doyenne Agency

pg 52

Latasha Causey, U-Haul

pg 79

La’Vista Jones, 31 Marketplace

pg 53

Beth Stein, Cresa

pg 80

Stephanie Goetz, Goetz Communications

pg 54

Courtney R. Beller, Fennemore Craig

pg 81

Matthew Clyde, Ideas Collide

pg 55

Tara Malloy, Willmeng

pg 82

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, AST Consulting

pg 56

Keith Nichter, Kimley Horn

pg 83

Jane Cebrynski, Patterson Sports Ventures

pg 57

Tim McBride, James Wexler Realty

pg 84

Laura Lungaretti, Lungaretti Flooring Solutions

pg 85

Aliesha Nichter, Steelcase

pg 86

Atmosphere

pg 87

MARKETING Ideas Collide

pg 59

Brynn Jones, Brynn Jones Creative

pg 60

Greg Wirth, Mountain Shadows

pg 61

RECRUITMENT

Nicole Christy, John Delano Marketing

pg 62

Erica Scott, Civilian Connections

pg 89

Farzana Scofield, Honeywell

pg 63

Cailean Bailey, Renaissance Personnel Group

pg 90

Debbie Cates, NVision Group

pg 64

Meg Marcanti, Crescent Crown Distributing pg 91

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Monique Porras, Kempington Group

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Frank Reid

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Wendy McClellan, Structure for Success

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Caroline Conner, Homeowners Financial Group pg 94

Stacie Mallen, Execute to Win

pg 67

Jacque Linaman, Govig & Associates

pg 95

Melissa Holdaway, Arizona Charter Academy

pg 68

Shannon Teixeira, Waste Management

pg 96

Pamela Slim, K’é Main Street Learning Lab

pg 69

Niki Ramirez, HR Answers

pg 97

Liz Illg, Liz Illg Consulting

pg 70

Andrew Kolikoff, Kolikoff & Company

pg 71

PUBLIC RELATIONS Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ

pg 73

Andrea Evans, Evans Communications

pg 74

Skyler Irvine, RenzlerMedia

pg 75

Stephanie Scher, Vanguard

pg 76

TECHNOLOGY David Shelley, BVA Technology

pg 99

Damian Burtnett, TriNet

pg 100

leading by example This symbol indicates an A-Z Biz Link Advisory Board member.


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REsources for Growth CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS


a-z biz link advisory board member

lindsay moellenberndt A-Z Biz link

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Lindsay’s Expertise COMMUNITY CONNECTOR HOST OF THE A-Z BIZ LINK PODCAST EDUCATION & TRAINING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT BRANDING SOCIAL MEDIA

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Businesses need to play an active role in helping their team members train and develop in order to reach their full potential. The teams with the best players usually do win!

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Eller College of Management

University of Arizona

JULIE TRUJILLO Director, External Relations With over 20+ years of experience at the University of Arizona, you can consider Julie your local connection and resource. She welcomes the opportunity to discuss how the university can collaborate with you to support your organization, and can direct you to opportunities to connect with and recruit our student talent for experiential and full time opportunities, provide you with information on options for degree attainment and continuing education opportunities for your employees and based on your specific needs direct you to additional resources and collaborative opportunities with the Eller College of Management and the University of Arizona. Contact Julie: jtrujillo@email.arizona.edu (520) 906-1873

julie’s EXPERTISE: STUDENT RECRUITMENT COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENT MANAGEMENT ALUMNI RELATIONS

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou

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HOTEL VALLEY HO AMBER ALLEN Director of Catering and Conference Services

As a resource in the field, Amber is extremely focused on education. She currently serves on the National Board for NACE (National Association for Catering and Events). Being part of NACE has kept Amber current on trends and all the new innovations within the planning industry. It’s important to her that she pass this information along to the team at Hotel Valley Ho. This level of knowledge has been beneficial to their groups and shows in feedback and accolades received. Contact Amber: aallen@hotelvalleyho.com (480) 421.7726

AMBER’s EXPERTISE: WEDDING PLANNING FOOD KNOWLEDGE CRAFT COCKTAIL/WINE KNOWLEDGE OUTSIDE THE BOX EVENT PLANNING BUDGET MANAGEMENT AUDIO VISUAL RESOURCES

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life - Confucius

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MARICOPA COMMUNITY COLLEGES PATTI O’BRIEN Chief Operating Officer Honored to lead the agile, innovative, and passionate Maricopa Corporate College (MCOR) team, Patti is dedicated to connecting Arizona’s employers with a multitude of diverse workforce solutions available through the Maricopa Community Colleges. The MCOR team is passionate about helping businesses across all industries build their talent pipeline, advance their current workforce, and retain their top talent. From robust pre-hire training programs to onsite college classes and everything in between, we strive to empower human potential with creative solutions that inspire continuous learning, provide career opportunities, and foster growth and happiness in our community. Contact Patti: patti.obrien@maricopacorporate.com (480) 377-2704

PATTI’s EXPERTISE: EDUCATION AND TRAINING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TALENT ACQUISITION AND RECRUITING

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An educated and engaged workforce is a happy workforce.

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local first AZ thomas barr Executive Director Local First AZ works to connect over 3000 local business together through robust and dynamic resources. Above all however, they work to build relationships in the community. Local First AZ is the go-to resource to connect small businesses together and advocate for a thriving business community that builds a strong Arizona economy. The membership program represents a diverse set of businesses across a wide variety of industries. Additionally, the programming available in Sustainability, Urban Development and Planning, Entrepreneurship Training, Healthy Food Access and Rural Economic Development provides opportunities to bring communities together, to foster resiliency in Arizona. Contact Thomas: thomas@localfirstaz.com

thomas’ EXPERTISE: SMALL BUSINESS EDUCATION SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES FOR BUSINESS LOCAL BUSINESS ADVOCACY EFFORTS CONNECTIONS TO BUSINESS LEADERS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

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Arizona is an incredible place! There is a great level of opportunity for people to build relationships to address Arizona’s key issues together.

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noms bake shop Chelsea & TREVOR Martin co-founders Noms bake shop is an online gifting company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona that specializes in gourmet gifts with a personal touch. Noms Cookie assortments are delivered nationwide in personalized gift boxes with your logo or messaging on them, leaving an extra special impression on clients, colleagues, friends and family. With undeniably delicious treats and a custom branded keepsake box, Noms gifts are perfect for corporate gifting, prospecting, holiday gifts, weddings, and more. Contact Chelsea & Trevor: chelsea@getnoms.com 1.844.GET.NOMS

chelsea & Trevor’s EXPERTISE: PERSONALIZED GIFTS CORPORATE BRANDING THEMED EVENTS

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CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY


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southwest human development david reno From Caring to Action Building a quality Gives Back program at your company takes heart, planning, creativity, communication and influence. David founded Care2Act to connect people who are trying to make this change. Join Care2Act to network and learn best practices, cutting edge CSR initiatives and be inspired by others to move your organization from caring into action. For his day job, David is Senior Manager of Donor Relations at Southwest Human Development. Their Service Enterprise certified volunteer programs incorporate partnerships that engage staff, create visibility opportunities and make an impact for Arizona’s children. Contact David: dreno@swhd.org (602) 769-3958

DAVID’s EXPERTISE: EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY GIVES BACK VOLUNTEERISM COMMUNITY PARTNER CAUSE MARKETING

My most fulfilling and memorable moments in life are from when I was generous. Giving, raising kids, being selfless, helping others who couldn’t help me. I hope to spread this passion.

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Not until every individual shows up to play their unique and vital role will our community reach its highest and best potential.

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Providing volunteer opportunities goes far beyond helping your team members to feel good. Employees who participate corporate volunteerism programs often become more engaged in their daily work, and increased engagement directly impacts your company’s bottom line. If your team is looking to get further engaged with a local nonprofit, consider one of our available volunteer opportunities:

URBAN FARM Our gardens are growing, both produce and in size. These gardens create fresh fruits and veggies that we can both serve in our dining rooms and hand out to needy families. FOOD WAREHOUSE Our food bank receives donated food from grocery stores and food drives. Volunteer are needed to sort, clean and ensure that foods meet quality control standards. KITCHEN MEAL PREP Our central kitchen prepares more than 3,500 meals a day. The meals are distributed to our five dining rooms and other nonprofits. Duties include opening cans, dicing vegetables, and making sandwiches. FRIDAY NIGHT PIZZAS Friday Night Pizzas are a beloved tradition at St. Vincent de Paul. Volunteer and learn how to make handmade pizza! Duties include dicing vegetables, tossing dough and adding toppings to pizzas.

DREAM CENTER KIDS PROGRAM Opportunities to help tutor or lead children’s activities in our Family Dining Room weekdays from 4-6:30PM. BIKE SHOP Help repair donated bicycles, which will either be sold in our thrift stores or given to people who need transportation to school or work. SPECIAL PROJECTS Not sure what you’d like to do, but you know you want to help? Do you have a special skill or interest you’d like to share with us? We have many special projects for which we’d love outside expertise. Fill out an application, come for a tour, let’s chat! If you company is interested in learning more, please contact a member of our Development team: Erin Monnin, Development Officer | emonnin@svdpaz.org Hannah Sanders, Development Officer | hsanders@svdpaz.org Ryan Corry, Director of Development | rcorry@svdpaz.org

DINING ROOM St. Vincent de Paul operates five dining rooms across the Valley. Duties include set up, serving, bussing tables, and clean-up.

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ST VINCENT DE PAUL erin monnin Development Officer Contact Erin: emonnin@svdpaz.org

ST VINCENT DE PAUL Hannah Sanders Development Officer Contact Hannah: hsanders@svdpaz.org

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a-z biz link advisory board member

ST VINCENT DE PAUL ryan corry director of development Ryan Corry has the privilege of leading a firstclass fundraising and partnerships team at St. Vincent de Paul. After leading fundraising efforts for organizations in California and Nevada, Ryan and his wife, Rachel, moved back home to Phoenix in 2013. Now, Ryan, Rachel, and their three kids all volunteer at SVdP together! Ryan and his team work with individuals, families, and companies to discover personal, meaningful ways to join SVdP’s work to feed, clothe, house, and heal — because of that, SVdP provides the place for all of us to help our neighbors in need AND continue to shape the soul of the community. Contact Ryan: ryan@svdpaz.org

ryan’s EXPERTISE: CREATING PERSONAL & CORPORATE PHILANTHROPIC IMPACT PLANS BOARD DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISING

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F.A.B.R.I.C Sherri Barry and Angela Johnson co-founders FABRIC, Fashion And Business Resource Innovation Center, is headquarters to AZ’s fashion industry. FABRIC is a partnership between FABRIC Inc., the City of Tempe and AZ Apparel Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. FABRIC is a full-service, no minimum manufacturer, fashion directory and consulting firm. FABRIC also provides comprehensive fashion business support services. FABRIC enables emerging fashion brands to find everything they need under one roof to learn, start and grow sustainably. Inside FABRIC you will find apparel manufacturing, classes, consulting, design services, fabric sourcing, photo and production studio, co-working offices, maker’s space, event/runway space, classrooms, hair/makeup rooms, marketing and more. Contact Sherri & Angela: fabrictempe@gmail.com

FABRIC’s EXPERTISE: NO MINIMUM APPAREL MANUFACTURING TECHNICAL DESIGN SOURCING EDUCATION/CONSULTING INDUSTRY DIRECTORY EVENTS OFFICES AND STUDIOS MARKETING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

We enable hundreds of fashion brands and designers to find all of the industry resources needed to sustainably start, grow and thrive in Arizona.

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carla reeves, LLC carla reeves Mindset Coach & Speaker Driven entrepreneurs, executive leaders, professionals, artists, and producers alike rely on Carla as a trusted resource to identify and overcome barriers that stand in the way of performing at their fullest potential and highest level of success. Known for her compassionate, direct and truth-telling candor, her coaching, workshops and signature talks offer insight into the root causes inhibiting achievement, and provide tangible action steps for making profound and sustainable change. Carla’s committed to empowering individuals to elevate the way they lead their everyday lives - to experience transformational success and fulfillment. Contact Carla: carla@carlareeves.com

carla’s EXPERTISE: EXECUTIVE & LEADERSHIP COACHING PRODUCTIVITY WORKSHOPS SUCCESS & FULFILLMENT ACTION PLANNING POWERFUL COMMUNICATION NAVIGATING CHANGE INTENTIONAL DECISION MAKING

To make a significant, bold change in the way you live and lead requires a profound change in the way you think and see yourself and the world around you.

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11Eleven consulting TYLER BUTLER Connecting Communities, Companies & Causes 11Eleven Consulting is a strategy and corporate citizenship firm that empowers and inspires Positive People to build Positive brands. Working together with our partners, we produce, develop, promote and direct significant and purposeful approaches that educate, activate and inspire positive impact driven by positive actions. Our efforts focus on leveraging what each business does best and puts their forte into action to make positive societal and economic change possible. We work in conjunction with companies from all industries and counsel their team to craft CSR strategies, applications and procedures in an effort to create world class signature programs that can be clearly articulated and easily executed in both local and national markets. Contact Tyler: tyler@11elevenconsulting.com (480) 431-8580

Tyler’s EXPERTISE: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY STRATEGY EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROGRAMS CAUSE MARKETING SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES COMMUNITY AFFAIRS GOVERNANCE

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At 11Eleven we thrive when rallying people together to make a positive difference. We are driven by our passion to impact change and to make the world around us a better place through strategic programs.

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valley of the sun united way Carla Vargas Jasa President & CEO Carla developed an interest in human rights through her father, a political advocate in Paraguay under brutal dictatorship. This passion led to her career in the nonprofit sector and over 20 years with United Way, where in Orange County she led a 10-year strategic plan with measurable communitylevel goals around education, homelessness and financial stability. In just 5 years, half of those goals were achieved. As Valley of the Sun United Way approaches 95 years of impact, she is leading its refreshed vision for 2020, engaging the community’s voice and responding to address TODAY’S issues facing Maricopa County residents. Contact Carla: carla@vsuw.org

carla’s EXPERTISE: NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP STRATEGIC PLANNING FUNDRAISING RELATIONSHIP BUILDING PUBLIC SPEAKING MEDIA RELATIONS

“Success is 10 percent inspiration and 90 percent perspiration.” Thomas Edison and often cited by her father

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FighterCountry.org

fighter country partnership ron sites executive director/president Business and community leaders in Maricopa County founded Fighter Country Partnership (1993) and Fighter Country Foundation (2006) to support the men, women and families of Luke Air Force Base. We believe that quality of life for the Luke community is vital to the success of Luke’s ongoing mission. In addition to community advocacy, Fighter Country supports the base community through programs in Health and Human Services, Culture and Tradition, and Mission Sustainability. Fighter Country Partnership played a pivotal role in the effort to retain Luke Air Force Base during difficult economic times. Fighter Country is certainly one of, if not the most successful military base community support organization in the United States. Contact Ron: rsites@fightercountry.org


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Fighter Country Programs To Aid, Support & Honor • • • • • • •

Spouse and Family Support Fund Airmen Readiness Center Chaplain Services Luke Airmen Memorial Fund Financial Literacy Summer Camps Holiday Programs


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Now, more than ever, savvy business owners recognize profitability potential when their company works as a team. Racing challenges bring people together in a unique environment that breaks down departmental barriers, by focusing on a team strategy to reach a common goal. This enables your team members to join forces & collaborate with people they might not ordinarily work with daily. Choose your teams – pair accounting up with sales, human resources with marketing, the CEO with production – and each team will work together to develop their own winning strategy. With over 3,000 square feet of fully configurable event space, Octane Raceway expertly assists groups of ten to 500. Whatever the size of your crew, our corporate event packages accommodate a wide range of budgets and activities and will challenge and re-energize your team.

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Reward, motivate, recharge, and inspire your group with a team building event at Octane Raceway! • • • • • •

Company Meetings Team Building Corporate Sales Outings Reward Adventures VIP Customer Experiences Holiday Parties

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pictured: Darin Proszek, Director of Event Sales darin@octaneraceway.com (602) 427-4403 pg 20


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CULTURE


Culture Engineered TERESA MARZOLPH Founder & People Strategist Culture Engineered provides employee feedback tools and support for small and mid-sized businesses. Whether one employee or 1,000, EVERY business needs a people strategy, the path to any revenue or market share goal. Culture Engineered serves as this partner. Providing the support, guidance, and insights to help attract and retain indispensable employees. Never be the last to know about a problem. Never be blindsided by a key employee resigning. Using data to identify what matters most to your most valuable employees and design custom employee experiences that are unique to your company. Engineer your ideal culture…that works. Contact Teresa: teresa@CultureEngineered.com (855) 444-2404

TERESA’s EXPERTISE: EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK & SURVEYS EMPLOYER BRANDING WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS EMPLOYEE RETENTION LEADERSHIP TRAINING/COACHING HR COACHING

Strategies that flourish are rooted in feedback.

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Arizona adventure company CHRISTIAN GREEN founder Arizona Adventure Company is a regional adventure/team building company based in Phoenix, Arizona. The team’s at Arizona Adventure work with our clients to address social dynamics and complex situations which occur in the corporate environment; building on mutual respect, trust and communication by breaking down barriers through our unique team building experience. The training is filmed to provide participants with a video record of the experience. While reviewing the video is fun; documenting communications strengths and weaknesses and addressing trust barriers is an essential component of Arizona Adventure Company’s end goal for our clients. Contact Christian: christian@arizonaadventureco.com (602) 363-2306

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Seity Insight DEBORAH PECK Founder; Organizational Consultant Seity Insight provides creative solutions to clients based on their business requirements. Deb has always had a knack for collaboration. She develops relationships and trust with colleagues and clients to find the best solution to fit their needs, not off-theshelf. She specializes in People Analytics and understanding the ecosystem of the workplace – the culture, the interdependent relationships and how the work is really done through power networks. Contact Deborah: dpeck@seity.com (602) 672-6338

deborah’s EXPERTISE: ORGANIZATION NETWORK ANALYSIS PEOPLE ANALYTICS EMPLOYEE ASSESSMENTS TRANSFORMATION/INTEGRATION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COACHING

We Turn Workplace Intuition Into Science.

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HR on DemanD MARY HENRY Founder and President Growing companies have different needs than those that are well established. We know what gets in the way of growth and we work with CEO’s to remove those barriers to growth. Identifying key positions and organizational structure: What positions are most important to have THE best people? Are their skills being used? Do they understand how their role impacts the business? Establishing key position accountabilities: What do you need them to do? How will you measure success? Talent acquisition: Where are the best people? What will determine if they are the one? Job benchmarking: Will this job get you the results you need to achieve revenue and profit goals? Employee engagement: Do they love working for you and inspire others to be top performers? Would they recommend your company to others? Performance management processes: How will you measure success, and how will the team be held accountable for results? Compensation and benefits for retention and culture: Now that you have them, how do you keep the great ones? Contact Mary: mary@hrondemandllc.com (623) 692-9213

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Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid.

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KUTSKO CONSULTING Lauren Marie & Loren Kutsko Co-Founders The people working for you should always be an asset. Kutsko Consulting helps business leaders maximize their company’s efficiency and scalability by improving the potential of its workforce. Through leadership coaching, research driven assessments including EQ and DISC, team culture assessments and team workshops, Kutsko Consulting works to minimize organizational stress and increase the effectiveness of the hiring process. Hiring and personnel management shouldn’t be a guessing game. Let Kutsko Consulting help bring peace to your workforce and growth to your organization. Contact Kutsko: hello@kutskoconsulting.com

LAUREN & LOREN’s EXPERTISE: CUSTOM JOB MODELING LEADERSHIP COACHING SUCCESSION PLANNING & EXECUTION ASSESSMENTS FOR HIRING, SELECTION & DEVELOPMENT TEAM DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 360 DEGREE SURVEYS

We are on a mission to bring life to the workplace and provide rest for the weary. Will you join us?

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CULTUREWISE CONSULTING MARY HALL Culture/Employee Engagement/ Community Impact Great workplace cultures do not occur by chance. They are in fact, the result of intentional design. Mary helps companies become more intentional about their culture by identifying their true core values, improving employee engagement levels and creating meaningful community impact programs. Mary’s background includes being the co-founder of an organization that became an industry leader that received multiple ethics, culture, and community awards, including the Presidential Points of Light for volunteerism. Design a workplace built on values. Discover how top-performing companies build values into their DNA. Mary works with strategic and forward thinking companies to build a workplace based on values that drive behaviors and success. Contact Mary: mary@culturewiseconsulting.com (602) 692-3415

mary’s EXPERTISE: CULTURE DESIGN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY IMPACT PROGRAMS FIND YOUR CAUSE WORKSHOPS TEAM BUILDING

An exceptional company culture is like a beautiful garden. Achieving greatness requires intentional design, investment, and ongoing commitment. If you invest in and nurture your culture, it will produce amazing results.

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consultants


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CBIZ deborah kimes Business Development Manager With over 12 years of experience in business development, Deborah (a Valley native) has built a life around connecting people. In her business development role at CBIZ & MHM, she helps C-suites and financial executives identify solutions to accounting, tax, and other business needs. She also builds and maintains meaningful relationships within our community. Deborah is an integral part of CBIZ’s philanthropic efforts, raising money for the annual food drive and participating in the CBIZ Women’s Advantage program. Deborah supports many not-for-profits across the Valley and is an active participant in a number of associations, to include Financial Executives International (FEI) Arizona Chapter, CFO of the Year, and Arizona Business Leaders. Contact Deborah: DKimes@CBIZ.com (602) 650-6239

deborah’s EXPERTISE: CONNECTING PEOPLE NETWORKING COLLABORATION PROBLEM SOLVING BUSINESS STRATEGY

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the relationships I’ve built over the years. These connections are a crucial part of my professional success.

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fennemore craig james goodnow Managing Partner & CEO Fennemore Craig, was founded in 1885 and is one of the largest 250 law firms in the United States. This Harvard Law School graduate took the reins of the firm at age 36, which made him the youngest known lawyer elevated to the top position of a large law firm in U.S. history. His ascent in the legal world was documented by The American Lawyer in a cover story announcing, “Here Come The Millennials.” Goodnow is co-author of Motivating Millennials, a book for companies attempting to grasp the intricacies of multi-generational workforces. The book went to #1 in the Amazon new release business management category. Contact James: jgoodnow@fclaw.com (602) 916-5440

JAMEs’ EXPERTISE:

INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP MANAGING MULTI-GEN WORK FORCES TECHNOLOGY AS A DISRUPTER IN BUSINESS, ESPECIALLY IN THE DELIVERY OF LEGAL SERVICES CEO INSIGHTS BUSINESS TRENDS IN THE NEW AMERICAN WEST IN 2020 AND BEYOND....

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Everything we do at Fennemore Craig is focused on helping businesses, individuals and our communities unlock their full potential and thrive.

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Lovitt-Touche adam carter Employee Benefits Adam bridges the disconnect between healthcare and insurance. He believes that change occurs with employee engagement and education. There needs to be a nontraditional approach to traditional insurance needs. Healthcare can be confusing and even based on emotional decisions, and can cost employee and employers significantly. Adam and his team deploy tactics and training to help employees become better consumers that make informed decisions. Some of the tools used to fight the rising cost of insurance include claim data analytics, analysis and executive summary of claims, cost containment strategy, employee assistance, benchmarking, compliance, and more. Contact Adam: acarter@lovitt-touche.com (480) 262-6738

Adam’s EXPERTISE: SELF-FUNDING MOVING FROM A PEO TRENDS WELLNESS RX SOLUTIONS

People make the difference.

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morgan stanley trisha larson Financial Advisor, NMLS#1470299 Trisha and her team help business owners, corporate executives, and their families organize their current and future financial picture. They do this by creating thoughtful and tailored comprehensive financial plans, then carefully develop a customized investment strategy and execute over a designated time frame - often through generations. Morgan Stanley’s ultimate goal is to allow our clients to confidently pursue and focus on what’s most important to both themselves and their families. Contact Trisha: trisha.larson@morganstanley.com (480) 368-6524

trisha’s EXPERTISE: 1. WEALTH MANAGEMENT A. FINANCIAL AND RETIREMENT PLANNING B. INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT C. ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS D. RETIREMENT PLAN MANAGEMENT 2. PRIVATE BANKING A. LENDING; COMMERCIAL, TAILORED, SECURITIES BASED AND HOME LOANS B. CORPORATE CASH MANAGEMENT

‘Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work’ –Thomas Edison

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strabo al loveland President & CEO A plan is only as good as an organization’s ability to implement it. Strabo creates a road map from your goals to achievement, helping clients seize opportunities, avoid threats, maximize the potential of their people and plans while living their best life. Contact Al: al@straboco.com (480) 656-4251

Al’s EXPERTISE: CAPACITY PLANNING PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROJECT MANAGEMENT SCORECARD DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP COACHING STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION

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Navigating your journey, Confidently.


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


CITY OF MESA BILL JABJINIAK City of Mesa Economic Development Director The City of Mesa Office of Economic Development (Mesa OED) exists to promote Mesa as a premier location for business, targeting key industries that provide high wage jobs and future sustainability for the community. Mesa OED is the primary point of contact for existing businesses and prospective businesses, site selectors, developers, and community stakeholders to obtain technical expertise and support services necessary to properly evaluate business opportunities in Mesa. Contact Bill: william.jabjiniak@mesaaz.gov

bill’s EXPERTISE: BUSINESS LOCATION/EXPANSION ASSISTANCE LOCATION MARKETING & BUSINESS ATTRACTION AGGREGATOR/PROVIDER OF CRITICAL SITE SELECTION DATA ENTREPRENEURSHIP/BUSINESS ACCELERATION PROGRAMS REVITALIZATION STRATEGIES ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVOCACY

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The essence of what we do as economic development professionals is to help build vibrant economies where people can thrive and elevate their quality of life.

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CITY OF SCOTTSDALE MARK PARATORE Economic Development Program Manager Mark’s passion for community building and connecting people has led to success not only in his personal life but on a professional level as well. He works closely with entrepreneurs and startups looking to locate and scale their operations in Scottsdale. Mark’s extensive network is always growing and he thrives on connecting people to the right resources in order for them to be successful. Contact Mark: mparatore@scottsdaleaz.gov

mark’s EXPERTISE: CONNECTIVITY TO RESOURCES SITE SELECTION ASSISTANCE DATA AND RESEARCH SUPPORT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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GREATER PHOENIX economic council THOMAS MAYNARD vice president, business development

Thomas works for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). In his role, he helps companies looking to grow and expand in the Phoenix region. Support can range from in depth analysis to help with the due diligence for an expansion or relocation requirement, introductions to key resources such as higher education professionals and availability of state and local programs to help support an economic development project. Contact Thomas: tmaynard@gpec.org (602) 262-8625

thomas’s EXPERTISE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MARKET ANALYSIS/DUE DILIGENCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SALESFORCE/CRM

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CITY OF SURPRISE SAMANTHA PINKAL Project Manager, Economic Development

Samantha has provided 11 years of client service and project management experience in commercial real estate. As an economic development resource, she analyzes trends and economic markets, leverages strong working relationships with key industry leaders in brokerage, design, engineering, construction, consulting, and specialty services, and provides skilled recommendations in location choice. She will also help facilitate site visits, assist with business expansion and relocation, help you connect with workforce development hiring events, and provide informative and engaging presentations as a representative of City of Surprise. Contact Samantha: samantha.pinkal@surpriseaz.gov

samantha’s EXPERTISE: SITE SELECTION INCENTIVES PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLIENT SERVICES STRATEGIC CONNECTIONS CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING

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greater phoenix chamber jennifer mellor Chief Innovation Officer As the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s Chief Innovation Officer, Jennifer oversees the Chamber’s economic development and workforce development efforts. In this role, Jennifer is helping connect companies to vital resources and build sustainable relationships to grow their businesses. Jennifer has helped numerous companies rethink talent attraction and development through industry workforce collaboratives and has become a respected leader in workforce development, serving as a Talent Pipeline Management Fellow for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. As a community match-maker, Jennifer is a great person to know if you are looking to make a connection for personal growth or to scale your business. Contact Jennifer: jmellor@phoenixchamber.com

jennifer’s EXPERTISE: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS RETENTION AND EXPANSION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION RESEARCH WORKPLACE WELLNESS

Don’t be afraid to be bold and take risks!

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PIPELINE AZ KATHERINE PAPPAS Director Pipeline AZ is an innovative approach to connecting companies and job seekers in Arizona. The community came together to launch a comprehensive workforce development and talent optimization solution. Through strategic alignment across workforce partners, Pipeline AZ connects talent to provide Arizona an unprecedented ability to aggregate and understand our statewide talent. Employers are filling immediate job openings, building long-term and predictable talent pipelines and to becoming influencers in developing their industry. Pipeline AZ is making the process of exploring realistic pathways and developing skills to match to realtime demand, and will change the way job seekers and employers connect in Arizona. Contact Katherine: kpappas@pipelineaz.com

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People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society. -Vince Lombardi

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS


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DELTA DENTAL BRAD CLOTHIER executive vice president, business development Brad joined Delta Dental in 2016. He is responsible for identifying and managing the innovation of business development opportunities and for providing directional oversight of the sales and professional relations teams. Prior to joining Delta Dental, Clothier served as market president for Aetna, where he had responsibility for the Kansas, Western Missouri and Oklahoma markets with over $2.1 Billion in revenue. Clothier’s expertise encompasses more than 35 years of experi ence in the managed care industry, including 18 years at the executive level. He is a board member of A-Z Biz Link, Greater Phoenix Chamber Foundation Wellness AtoZ and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Phoenix. Contact Brad: bclothier@deltadentalaz.com

brad’s EXPERTISE: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GUEST SPEAKER EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

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valley schools kendall taylor Wellness Director With over 12 years of experience in the healthcare and wellness field, Kendall Taylor has extensive knowledge in the development, implementation and management of datadriven corporate wellness programs. Her key focus at Valley Schools has been on creating programs aligned with company culture for multiple clientele. The goal is to address the primary roadblocks to health and wellness, reduce chronic diseases and claims costs, as well as encourage and reward consistent healthy behaviors. She enjoys speaking at regional conferences on work-site wellness, wellness industry trends, and employee retention topics. Contact Kendall: ktaylor@vsit.org (415) 717-0043

kendall’s EXPERTISE: WELLNESS STRATEGIC PLANNING WORK-SITE WELLNESS DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTATION & DEVELOPMENT OF WELLNESS PROGRAMS WELLNESS ANALYTICS ROI REPORTING

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Benefit Commerce Group, an Alera Group company will morey Senior Benefit Consultant Will is a true professional in the health insurance/employee benefits industry. He specializes in cutting edge, sustainable health plan management strategies for employers and has expertise in Consumer Driven Health Plans, self-funded plans, wellness, cost analysis, and contribution strategies. He is a passionate and skilled advocate for employers assuring that their benefit strategy is in sync with their organizational objectives and delivers the message, financial results, and value that attracts and retains top talent. Will’s clients consistently receive recognition awards for their benefits programs through Healthiest Employers and the Wellness Council of Arizona. Contact Will: will@benefitcommerce.com

WILL’s EXPERTISE:

SUSTAINABLE HEALTH PLAN STRATEGIES EMPLOYEE BENEFITS STRATEGIC PLANNING CONSUMER-DRIVEN HEALTH PLANS COST-SAVING PLANS

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

OUTSIDE-THE-BOX SOLUTIONS EMPLOYEE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

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KINESSAGE KATHLEEN GRAMZAY FOUNDER Kathleen is passionate about selfempowerment and treating problems holistically at their root. By empowering people to activate their own capacity to resiliently handle change and stress, they are able to be and do their best. By empowering leaders and managers to think more clearly, relate more effectively, and lead more confidently, they are able to embody the kind of culture great people want to be a part of enabling the organization to truly fulfill its mission. You can count on Kathleen to deliver relevant, neuroscience-based experiential learning in an interactive and engaging format that transcends roles and hierarchy because it is fundamental to all human beings. Kathleen is recognized for her collaborative leadership ability and recently received the 2019 Bridge-Builder Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners – Phoenix Chapter. Contact Kathleen: kg@kathleengramzay.com (602) 617-9737

kathleen’s EXPERTISE: LEADERSHIP PERFORMANCE EMPLOYEE COLLABORATION & ENGAGEMENT CONNECTING BODY/MIND HEALTH TO ORGANIZATIONAL HEALTH & THE BOTTOM LINE SPEAKING/TRAINING

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Learning to partner with and direct the body/mind is the greatest skill a human being can learn.


Phoenix Relocation Source Jonas Funston, Founder/Team Lead Sara McCaffrey, Business Development Phoenix Relocation Source is a service based residential real estate backed venture with an emphasis on Relocation Services, that serves the entire MetroPhoenix area. The epicPHX Real Estate Group and their team of client concierges are dedicated to taking a diagnostic, client-centric approach when helping employees, individuals and families move to Greater Phoenix. When working with HR departments and their employees, Phoenix Relocation Source refers to the program as an EPIC Employee Experience because they believe in exceeding expectations. Clients often want to move to Phoenix to improve their quality of life, and Phoenix Relocation Source wants to be their guide! Contact Sara: sara@phxrelosource.com (480) 528-6285

sara’s EXPERTISE: RELOCATION REAL ESTATE SHORT-TERM HOUSING LONG-TERM RENTALS CUSTOMER SERVICE CONSULTATION

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While most focus on singular transactions, we are in the business of creating relationships.

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push career management, llc brenda cunningham CEO & Career Strategist Whether seeking upward mobility on the corporate ladder or affected by a layoff, Brenda believes in providing practical, stepby-step guidance to navigate today’s career marketplace. An author and encouraging force, Brenda is known for helping individuals regain confidence in themselves when faced with unplanned job change. When workforce reductions are the only choice, her company offers effective outplacement solutions that helps valued staff get back to meaningful work, quickly (often within just two months or less). Brenda is the current president of the Resume Writers’ Council of Arizona and holds credentials in resume writing, job search strategy, and career management Contact Brenda: Brenda@PushCareerManagement.com

brenda’s EXPERTISE: CUSTOM OUTPLACEMENT SERVICES RESUME DEVELOPMENT INTERVIEW COACHING LINKEDIN PROFILES CAREER STRATEGY WORKSHOPS/TALKS

We know that oftentimes workforce reductions are unavoidable, but offering outplacement services can serve to benefit your marketplace reputation and pre-selecting your outplacement partner can help protect your sanity.

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Beni.fit & Human On Purpose kate king Founder & CEO Entrepreneur, coach, consultant, employee benefits and culture. Lifetime learner, change maker, ex Fortune 100 executive, on a mission to unleash ‘super human performance’ for ultimate success in being. With numerous corporate positions, creating 26+patents, inspiring people to achieve their ultimate lives, bootstrapping a start up, Kate has had the opportunity to work with amazing and inspirational people all over the world. Her passion for ‘super human performance’ came about from ‘hitting the wall’ hard and then figuring out how to live your authentic self. Passionate about helping businesses create high performance cultures, Kate enables individuals to thrive and leverage technology to lift humanity. Contact Kate: kate@beni.fit (480) 519-2600

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Some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. - Steve Jobs

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GUEST SPEAKING


EPIPHANY INSTITUTE ISHA COGBORN Personal Brand Strategist | Author | Speaker | Media Host With 25 years of experience in media, public relations and strategic communications, leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations hire Isha Cogborn when they want to: •

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Build a strategic platform to share their expertise and thought leadership, including writing, speaking, podcasting and video. Improve their skills as a speaker, media guest or interviewer. Connect the dots between their experiences, passions and personality to build a powerful personal brand. Uplevel events with an engaging and inspiring professional keynote speaker, emcee or facilitator. Overcome fears and insecurities keeping them from making a bigger impact.

Epiphany Institute is equipped to work with individuals and groups. Contact Isha: isha@epiphanyinstitute.com

isha’s EXPERTISE: PERSONAL BRAND STRATEGY SPEAKER COACHING ON-AIR PERFORMANCE COACHING KEYNOTE SPEAKER WORKSHOP/PANEL FACILITATOR ON-AIR HOST FOR HIRE

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You don’t have to be perfect to make an impact.

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The Doyenne Agency NADIA BROWN Founder Dr. Nadia Brown is the founder of The Doyenne Agency, a global sales and sales training firm who works with business owners, companies, and corporations to multiply their revenue using the Consistent Sales Method™. Nadia brings over 15 years of experience in leadership, training, and helping clients develop comprehensive sales processes. Dr. Nadia’s clients credit her and her team for increasing their rates, decreasing their refund requests, and doubling or even tripling their annual revenues. Through service, powerful conversations, and respect for the decision-making intelligence of your prospects, working with The Doyenne Agency is not an expense–it’s a revenue multiplier. Contact Nadia: hello@thedoyenneagency.com

nadia’s EXPERTISE: SALES TEAM TRAINING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SALES STRATEGY SPEAKING WORKSHOPS SALES TEAM DEVELOPMENT

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31 Marketplace La’Vista Jones, CLBC Speaker | Systems & Self-Care Integrator

La’Vista helps her clients get shit done, without burning themselves out. She believes the greatest impact in the marketplace is made by fulfilling the vision as well as taking care of the visionary. Working with La’Vista will help you free up time in your business by streamlining processes, identifying operational gaps and outsourcing opportunities, so that you can invest that time back into yourself. As an author and experienced speaker, La’Vista is leading a movement of business owners who want more from life than frazzled days and allegiance to team no sleep. Contact La’Vista: lavista@thirtyonemarketplace.com

la’vista’s EXPERTISE: SPEAKING, WORKSHOPS OPERATIONAL GAP ANALYSIS SYSTEMIZATION / SOP DEVELOPMENT ENTREPRENEURIAL SELF-CARE AND IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY

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There is a way to accomplish your ambitious vision, grow your business and live your best life, and it starts by taking care of your greatest asset - you.

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Goetz Communications STEPHANIE GOETZ Owner / Founder •

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Elevating executives and high potential talent to be more effective in their communication, presence and influence Presentation, communication and speaker coaching for executives, individuals & teams Interpersonal skill-building for all levels Client relations coaching Media training Company communication strategy development & execution – messaging development Women’s empowerment and leadership training

Contact Stephanie: stephanie@goetzcomm.com (651) 301-2363

stephanie’s EXPERTISE: SPEAKING COMMUNICATION LEADERSHIP PUBLIC SPEAKING PRESENCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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Personal and professional development is priceless. Don’t let your list of to-do’s, emails and the busyness of life get in the way of this vital investment in yourself.

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IDEAS COLLIDE Matthew Clyde President + Founder Matt has 25 years’ experience in working across leading organizations and has engaging, informative, entertaining insights and applications to share. If you or your team has an interest in adventures in entrepreneurship, a rapidly evolving marketing and digital landscape, how to build a brand in the digital age or (perhaps most importantly) unlocking the formula to developing an authentic company culture – Matt has a lot to talk about. Contact Matthew: matt@ideascollide.com (480) 659-4520 •

Leadership, coaching, marketing, culture, entrepreneurial business development. Builds brands and culture from the inside out. Direct marketing strategy for over 60 diverse clients from start-ups to Fortune 100 organizations.

matthew’s EXPERTISE: NATIONAL, REGIONAL & LOCAL SPEAKING: “CULTURE, THE DNA OF YOUR BRAND”; TOPICS: CONTENT MARKETING, CULTURE BUILDING, DIGITAL MARKETING, ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP

The question isn’t what are we going to do. The question is what aren’t we going to do? - Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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AST Consulting Avein Saaty-Tafoya founder & ceo

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, the 2014 Changemaker Award recipient, is an inspirational leader with 27 years of healthcare experience in primary care, public health, hospitals and health plans, advocating healthcare equality for all. Her mission is to improve the health of the underserved through the patient experience and by addressing the social determinants of health. During her work with a large community health system, which was a Federally Qualified Community Health Center with eight sites, she oversaw delivery of comprehensive primary care services within an accredited patient centered medical home model, to over 40,000 patients in the Phoenix area. She opened the first LEED Platinum Certified Community Health Center in the nation in Mesa, AZ in 2012. Her creativity as a fine artist along with her clinical and business skills, give her a unique perspective as an emerging leader and motivated her to complete several Pebble research projects, become EDAC certified, and co-chair The Center for Health Design’s Research Coalition. Contact Avein: marielallan78@gmail.com (602) 463-5230

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PATTERSON SPORTS VENTURES JANE CEBRYNSKI Sports Life Coach In the context and language of sports, Jane trains individuals and organizations that want to become competitively great for success, significance and service. She coaches using a systematic approach to change that has been successfully used in sports with collegiate/professional athletes and teams. Jane will teach, coach and train in the fundamentals of time, energy and emotional management. Just like great athletes want to be coached, so do great people. If you have a desire and the commitment to train for the life you want – she is your coach! Contact Jane: jane@pattersonsportsventures.com (602) 717-3090

The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re not willing to stay where you are. - JP Morgan

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MARKETING


from left: Joel Eberhart , Matthew Clyde, Bridget Daly

President/Founder & Executives

Ideas Collide provides: Strategy + Innovation Marketing Technology Content + Media Design + Creative Development Metrics + Analytics

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We INVENT custom marketing solutions, INTEGRATE them into the market and make an IMPACT for our clients.

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Brand Identity, CX Marketing, Marketing Technology, Digital Media, Advertising & Communications, Content Marketing, Video & Multimedia, Social Media, Training & Education, Data Transformation & AI Contact Ideas Collide: matt@ideascollide.com bridget@ideascollide.com joel@ideascollide.com (480) 659-4520


brynn jones creative brynn jones Videographer + Photographer First impressions used to only be when you met someone in person for the first time. Now, it all begins with your online presence. More than ever, it’s important for businesses to have strong, engaging video and photo content that tells their story in a captivating way. Brynn and her team work with brands to bring their stories to life and communicate effectively with their audience. It’s easy to get caught up in the noise of social media and online content, so we dive wholeheartedly into each business we work with, analyzing their audience, desired actions, and what will compel them to act. Contact Brynn: hey@brynn-jones.com (480) 773-8527

brynn’s EXPERTISE: CREATIVE DIRECTION VIDEO PRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY CASTING

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mountain shadows resort greg wirth Director of Catering & Conference Services Mountain Shadows has a long and rich history in our Valley of the Sun. Set against the majestic sights of Camelback Mountain where every sunset is worthy of artistic expression, Mountain Shadows is the premier location for weddings & events in Arizona. Unobstructed views surround every event

a unique opportunity to bring your “with vision to life. Our golf course greens,

indigenous flora and fauna, provide a gentle texture to the surrounding terrain and the mid-century qualities of the property are unmatched in the city, complimented with our outstanding culinary creations and impeccable service, we exceed all expectations! Contact Greg: gwirth@mountainshadows.com (480) 624-5419

greg’s EXPERTISE: WEDDINGS SOCIAL EVENTS CORPORATE EVENTS LOCAL & INBOUND MEETINGS FUNDRAISING GALA EVENTS

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There is no substitute for integrity & character, they’re what your reputation is built upon.

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john delano marketing nicole christy, CBD president Nicole’s colorful and irreverent career in marketing began designing event flyers for a nightclub builder in Miami, Florida. After working with some of the nation’s largest contractors, Nicole began producing standout digital graphics for multi-million dollar project pursuits as an agency. Acting as her company’s lead developer, Nicole also built over 40 websites since 2012 that continue to convert. She is a Certified Business Developer (CBD) and has won 3 awards from the Society for Marketing Professional Services, including advertising, website design, and Marketer of the Year. In 2019, John Delano Marketing built the A-Z Biz Link website and branding framework that runs the organization today. It’s likely you’re looking at John Delano design work, somewhere in the room at the event you’re attending right now! Campaigns are created that expose your company’s unique talents and values, and ensure every call to action is aligned with clear financial goals. John Delano Marketing is named after Nicole’s two sons, John and Delano... they inspire her daily and remind her to be patient, because in a board room or at home, she will always be outnumbered! John Delano Marketing provides designs that convert to dollars, using every tool in the box: strategic planning, branding and graphic design, website design, analytics and reporting, CRM implementation and more - specialized for contractors and all businesses seeking to contract with public entities. Contact Nicole: nicole@john-delano.com (602) 903-0745

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Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read. - gary vaynerchuk

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community LEADER farzana scofield HONEYWELL Farzana Scofield has lived in the Phoenix area since she was six years old, and has seen the valley’s cultural and business landscape transform before her eyes over the years. She’s currently an advisory member of A-Z Biz Link, and has been directly involved in the local community for more than a decade, voluntarily serving on the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of Phoenix and Valley of the Sun United Way. Farzana graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Human Communication, and works at Honeywell as a Senior Talent Brand Supervisor. Contact Farzana: scofieldfarzana@gmail.com

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NVISION GROUP debbie cates CMO & Growth Advisor Results-driven Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) with a successful track record of developing and executing global marketing strategy, achieving market share and revenue targets and building high-performance teams. Debbie offers fractional CMO services, including business and marketing strategy formulation, helping companies to achieve their growth goals. Debbie also facilitates a CMO Executive Roundtable for Arizona Growth Advisors, who help businesses achieve their vision by implementing business thought-leader best practices. Debbie has extensive experience of business and marketing strategy and execution across multiple customer segments and via direct, indirect and retail sales channels. Experience of Softwareas-a-Service (SaaS) and industry-leading brands, such as Oracle, Hewlett Packard and Fujitsu in the UK, Germany and USA. Contact Debbie: debbie@nvision.group (480) 694-6874

debbie’s EXPERTISE: EXECUTIVE ADVISOR TO YOUR LEADERSHIP TEAM – AT A FREQUENCY TO MEET YOUR NEEDS BUSINESS AND MARKETING STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE YOUR GROWTH GOALS DEFINE YOUR UNIQUE COMPETITIVE POSITION ACHIEVE SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE MAKING PRIORITIES CLEAR THROUGH STRATEGY STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES, CUSTOMERS, CHANNELS, AND SUPPLIERS, TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


structure for success wendy mcclellan Founder/CEO You need employees to grow your business, but great employees are challenging to find, keep, and properly take care of. Structure for Success evaluates your business structure and current personnel to determine who you need to hire and for what positions, does the actual hiring based on culture fit and employee indexes, writes your handbooks to spell out expectations, and conducts leadership training to elevate your employees to the next level. Our nononsense approach is authentic and direct and offers business owners and department heads the resources to eliminate their HR headaches. Contact Wendy: wendy@structure4success.com

wendy’s EXPERTISE: HIRING ASSISTANCE HIRING TIMELINES HANDBOOKS LEADERSHIP TRAINING PERSONNEL ASSESSMENTS STRATEGIC PLANNING

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HR Doesn’t Have to Suck!

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execute to win STACIE MALLEN principal consultant Execute to Win distills out what is most important for teams to deliver on what is most important for organizations. Currently focused on coaching executives and HR teams to optimize their structure, alignment and purpose to deliver the best results for both the people and the organization. Applying a methodology to develop leaders while getting great results, coaching leaders to develop results-oriented practices, motivating through clarity of purpose we connect building great culture to exceptional financial results for all of our clients and teams. As a Principal, this work encompasses traditional organizational optimization from experience as a CPO/CHRO by guiding decisions around all HR functional areas as well as working across operational teams to coach and deliver what is most important. This work is really like personal training for business. Accountability, focus, purpose and results through a defined methodology companies can sustain when our coaching engagement is complete. Contact Stacie: info@etw.com (480) 638-9300

We are people first and performance-focused.

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Education Redefined melissa holdaway CEO Melissa is passionate about developing great leaders and extraordinary organizations. Her award winning style creates a nonthreating atmosphere that produces results. This style is shared with the entire team of Education Redefined who have decades of experience building , leading and sustaining successful organizations. From leadership coaching to full business turnarounds, Education Redefined works with you by reviewing data to identify specific needs, and provides experts who work with you to develop a plan to solve them. The team at Education Redefined specializes in serving nonprofits and educational institutions. They can help you reach your goals and become extraordinary! Contact Melissa: Melissa@educationredefined.com (602) 329-5234

melissa’s EXPERTISE:

EXECUTIVE & LEADERSHIP COACHING COMPANY CULTURE EVALUATION/ IMPLEMENTATION EMPLOYEE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION OPERATIONAL STRATEGIES AND IMPLEMENTATION CUSTOMIZED LEADERSHIP TRAINING FOR ALL LEVELS COMMUNICATION TRAINING REDUCE CONFLICT & INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY

Everyone has the power to be, grow and improve.. Sometimes the right person is needed to become who you were meant to be - EH

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K’é Main Street Learning Lab pamela slim Author, Speaker and Business Coach Pamela Slim is an award-winner author, speaker and business coach who has worked with thousands of global entrepreneurs to start, grow and scale their businesses. A former management consultant in Silicon Valley for 10 years, she deeply understands the new world of work. She is the author of Escape from Cubicle Nation (2009) and Body of Work (2014). Pam is an expert in community and ecosystem building, the topic of her next book. Pam and her husband Darryl co-founded K’é Main Street Learning Lab in Mesa, Arizona, where they host scores of diverse community leaders and regular small business programming. Contact Pamela: pam@pamelaslim.com (480) 371-4317

pamela’s EXPERTISE: BUSINESS COACHING LICENSING & CERTIFICATION CONSULTING COMMUNITY BUILDING FOR BUSINESS SMALL BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM DEVELOPMENT INFLUENCER MARKETING

Small business is the heartbeat of a strong community.

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Liz Illg Small Business Consultant & Messaging Strategist Liz Illg is a Phoenix local entrepreneur and business consultant who operates on the core belief that you have a message worth sharing with the world. Local economies need visionary entrepreneurs who are determined to share their messages, but sharing a message with the right people in a way they understand is a difficult undertaking. Liz is the Owner and CEO of Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting. Building five brick-and-mortar locations in Phoenix, Arizona has taught her exactly what it takes to get a vision out there and keep the momentum going. At Liz Illg Consulting, Liz empowers business owners with the clear, compelling internal and external messaging they need to get to the next level. From the systems and processes that keep your brand running to the story your clients hear about your brand, Liz Illg is passionate about translating your vision into a message that works. Contact Liz: liz@lizillg.com (602) 708-3270

liz’s EXPERTISE:

INTERNAL MESSAGING WORKFLOWS AND PROCESSES JOB ROLES AND TASK LISTS EMPLOYEE TRAINING MANUALS TRAINING AND HIRING GUIDES TOTAL SYSTEMS COACHING EXTERNAL MESSAGING ELEVATE YOUR BRAND’S MESSAGE MONTHLY SOCIAL MEDIA MESSAGING PR STRATEGY AND OUTREACH ONLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT RESUME DESIGN AND REFRESH BRAND MESSAGE COACHING

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Kolikoff & Company andrew kolikoff Community Difference Maker The strength and sustainability of every business comes from a consistent stream of business referrals. Unfortunately however, most businesses large and small are lacking a business referral (execution, implementation and management) strategy that is dovetailed with their overall (“one-off”) sales strategy. Kolikoff & Company works with existing sales teams of companies to help them develop, implement and manage effective and complimentary business/sales referral systems. Contact Andrew: andrew@kolikoff.com (631) 664-8404

andrew’s EXPERTISE: SALES THROUGH SERVICE (SERVANT MINDSET) SERVANT LEADERSHIP LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COACHING SALES REFERRAL STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION SECRET SAUCE SYNDICATE - MASTERMIND GROUP DEDICATED TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, SERVICE & BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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PUBLIC RELATIONS


BestCompaniesAZ

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denise gredler Founder & CEO

Founded in 2002, BestCompaniesAZ pioneered the intersection of recruiting, human resources, marketing, and public relations - today known as Employer Branding or “PR for HR”. BestCompaniesAZ has evolved into an exclusive, niche PR and marketing firm that specializes in building and promoting strong employer brands. BestCompaniesAZ is best known for establishing large-scale workplace awards programs and events, including Best Places to Work (published by The Phoenix Business Journal), Arizona’s Most Admired Companies (published by AZ Big Media), Top Companies to Work for in Arizona (published by azcentral), and annual career and networking events. BestCompaniesAZ specializes in helping corporate clients develop, strengthen and market their unique employer brands on a regional and national level. With decades of combined leadership experience in organizational culture development, strategic human resources management, employer branding, public relations and talent marketing, BestCompaniesAZ has developed a reputation as the expert for gaining increased exposure for its clients.

denise’s EXPERTISE: EMPLOYER BRANDING DIGITAL MARKETING TALENT MARKETING AWARD STRATEGY/SUBMISSION DIGITAL PR

With excellent content on trending topics, they are able to attract, on average, 20,000 users a month of which 70% is completely organic. - Nikitha Lokareddy, Director of Client Services Marketers

Contact Denise: dgredler@bestcompaniesaz.com

BestCompaniesAZ is a top driver of traffic to our career website and has generated the 6th highest number of viewers beating many national and local branding platforms such as Glassdoor, Indeed, Yahoo, Recruit Military, Phoenix Business Journal, ZipRecruiter, local media channels, chambers etc. This demonstrates the power of a regional employer branding 3rd party and the comprehensive approach to how BestCompaniesAZ elevates our regional employer brand. - Heather Marcom, 2019

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Frontdoors Media andrea evans Your Key to the Community The Circle of Philanthropy: Frontdoors Media reaches an audience of over 50,000 business, philanthropic and nonprofit leaders through Frontdoors Magazine (monthly), The Knock (weekly), FrontdoorsTV with Carey Pena (video) and daily digital content. Advertising digitally and in print across these platforms is an effective way to get your brand in front of our growing community that cares about giving back. Contact Andrea: andrea@frontdoorsmedia.com

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Valley business leaders network through the incredible boards, committees and events that benefit local nonprofits. FrontdoorsMedia.com is your gateway to being a part of the action!

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renzler media skyler irvine CEO RenzlerMedia partners with clients to build thriving brands with video production, podcasting and social media content. They provide full-service strategy, production and management of digital content, allowing their clients to focus on what matters most to them: their business. Contact Skyler: skyler@renzlermedia.com

skyler’s EXPERTISE: BRANDING MARKETING PODCASTING VIDEO PRODUCTION SOCIAL MEDIA YOUTUBE

I help businesses build lasting brands by capitalizing on digital and social trends.

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vanguard stephanie scher Talent Brand & Recruitment Marketing As a member of Vanguard Talent Brand team, Stephanie focuses on developing and implementing strategy critical to the usage of social and digital properties in the recruiting and talent acquisition process. This includes developing content, analyzing content performance, educating key hiring stakeholders about the digitalization of the candidate experience and the impact of social media on job seekers. Through research, data analysis, establishing networks for best practice sharing, and continuing to watch the landscape for the next “it” social or digital platform, Stephanie monitors and develops talent brand that influences the candidate experience.

stephanie’s EXPERTISE: TALENT BRAND EMPLOYER REPUTATION SOCIAL MEDIA SOCIAL LISTENING & ANALYTICS HR TECHNOLOGY NETWORKING

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Agility in Design We have the ability to anticipate changes in the marketplace and proactively respond to these changes by leading our clients to more thoughtful, valuable design solutions. This ability to change quickly is what we call agility. architecture ▪ interior design ▪ corgan.com Alexandra Ayres — Project Design Manager 602 393 6136 ▪ alexandra.ayres@corgan.com

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REAL ESTATE


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u-haul latasha causey Head of Recruiting Latasha Causey is the Head of Recruiting for all U-Haul international locations in both the United States and Canada. Latasha leads a team of recruiters who focus on finding the right talent to work in multiple areas of the U-Haul organization; to include Information Technology, Call Center, Manufacturing and various roles within the Arizona Corporate Headquarters and all other locations within the United States and Canada. Latasha is very active in the Phoenix community, she serves on the Teach for America of Arizona, Florence Crittenton and Charter 100 Board of Directors. She is also the co-chair of the Valley of the Sun United Way, Women United leadership group. Latasha has also been appointed by Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego to serve on the Phoenix Workforce Development Board. U-Haul is family. In many cases, that’s not just figurative talk. Generations of the same families often choose to build careers here, realizing that a personal investment in U-Haul means providing for each other. That’s what we do: care for one another. When a family entrusts U-Haul and its services with their loved ones and possessions amid the stress and adventure of a move, U-Haul embraces that awesome responsibility and have since 1945. It’s why they are still here – and still growing. A caring culture means catering to millions of annual customers...but it also means supporting their thousands of dedicated team members. Contact Latasha: latasha_causey@uhaul.com (602) 760-4971

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Great companies make meaning. A Company has a name, but it’s people give it meaning.

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cresa beth stein VICE PRESIDENT, PROJECT MANAGEMENT Beth is passionate about building a project team while achieving on-time and under-budget results for her clients. In managing tenant improvements, occupied remodels and build-to-suit projects, Beth works to always keep the team focused on creating a quality space that meets the cultural, operational and functional needs of her client. Experienced in managing a wide range of complex and detailed project plans, Beth strives to always keep her client’s best interests in mind and it has proven exemplary with successful results. Beth’s project have varied in complexity and size, ranging up to 1.25 million SF. Contact Beth: bstein@cresa.com (480) 247-1317

beth’s EXPERTISE: TEAM BUILDING SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT COST SAVINGS INDUSTRY & SOLUTION KNOWLEDGE PHASED & COMPLEX PROJECTS

Beth made us feel like we were her only project and went above and beyond to ensure that all the details were in place and that we were on schedule.

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fennemore craig attorneys courtney r. beller Director/Attorney Courtney specializes in business and real estate litigation, including dispute resolution relating to development, cost sharing, commercial lease and vendor agreements, intellectual property and partnerships. Contact Courtney: cbeller@fclaw.com (602) 916-5402

courtney’s EXPERTISE: BUSINESS AND REAL ESTATE LITIGATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION (DEVELOPMENT) COST SHARING COMMERCIAL LEASING VENDOR AGREEMENTS INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PARTNERSHIPS

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willmeng tara malloy Director of Client Services, K-12 Willmeng provides a compassionate, strategic approach to bridge agencies with businesses for the betterment of communities. They are a full-service general contractor that has served greater Phoenix since 1977. As Director of Client Services, Tara ensures that whether it’s lending a hand at community events, feeding the homeless, building ramps for wheelchairs or running for a cause, the troops will rally together to make the world a better place. With over 40 years expertise and ample resources, Willmeng is a trusted resource for facility construction as well as a key contributor in the local community. Contact Tara: tmalloy@willmeng.com (602) 790-2886

tara’s EXPERTISE: LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKING WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PUBLIC SECTOR CONTRACTING S.T.E.M. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT PHILANTHROPY/FOUNDATIONS BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION

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Willmeng’s core value “to do more than our share” directly supports my passion to build stronger communities!

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kimley horn Kimley-Horn is one of the country’s premier full-service planning, engineering, and design consulting firms. Specific services include: Planning Urban Design Landscape Architecture Land Development Aviation Transit

Energy Utilities Water/Wastewater Surface Water Environmental

Transportation Traffic Roadway/Bridge ITS Parking

Kimley-Horn is your one-stop consultant, with 4,000+ employees in over 90 offices nationwide and over 250 employees in our Arizona offices we are able to draw from a large pool of resources to respond to your specific needs.

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Keith Nichter Planning Consultant Focus: Land Planning, Site Design, Entitlements keith.nichter@kimley-horn.com (602) 313-7206 Sterling Margetts, P.E. Civil Engineering Consultant Focus: Commercial, Retail, Industrial, Multi-Family sterling.margetts@kimley-horn.com (480) 207-2680 Jason Burm, P.E. Civil Engineering Consultant Focus: Residential & Master Planned Communities jason.burm@kimley-horn.com (480) 207-2667

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At Kimley-Horn, we do things differently. People - clients and employees - are at the forefront of our business. Clients know we are focused on their success. Employees know our culture and approach to business are built on a desire to see our staff flourish, one and all. Both groups know that with KimleyHorn, they can expect more and experience better.


jason mitchell real estate tim mcbride Partner, Wexler Real Estate While real estate is his business, Tim is driven by a deeper purpose: To honor the past, invest in the present, and pay it forward for the future. Tim wants to be a change agent who disrupts the real estate industry and transforms the role of a Realtor. Many people view real estate as a series of transactions, but Tim believes his role is to be of service beyond the craft of the deal — to build relationships that break down barriers and open doors for clients, the community, and the next generation. Contact Tim: tim@wexlerrealestate.com (858) 775-5422

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lungaretti flooring solutions laura lungaretti President | Founder Lungaretti Flooring Solutions, LLC is a 100% woman-owned minority company which specializes in providing the highest level of product and service for commercial floors. LFS is a full-service commercial flooring contractor, serving as a single source for complete flooring projects from design consultation to installation. They specialize in tenant improvement, enduser, hospitality, general contractor and property manager accounts. Contact Laura: laura@lungarettifs.com (602) 524-2446

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Laura Lungaretti has been in the commercial flooring industry since for over 20 years, and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Laura founded Lungaretti Flooring Solutions, in 2013 when she saw an opportunity to provide a new level of service and quality in flooring. Laura, a NJ native, is known for her straight shooting, no holds barred approach, and respected for telling it like it is (with a twist of humor). Her vast experience in the field, with excellent product knowledge in creating flooring solutions provides seamless, expert installations and excellent customer service for every project. Throughout the years, the name Lungaretti has stood for unmatched integrity in every aspect of business. In keeping with her belief of flexibility and individualized service, LFS provides solutions for even the most budgetconscious client while never sacrificing excellence in design or product quality and performance.

At the start of every morning I remind not only my children, but myself to smile, say please & thank you. Hold a door for someone. But most of all listen, learn and lead!

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steelcase Aliesha Nichter, LEED A.P. Workplace Consultant We understand how work and workers have changed and how that has changed the workplace. Steelcase has the products + services + insights that can help you create and maintain a sustainable, interconnected workplace. Steelcase and Steelcase dealers offer clients a portfolio of workplace services. It’s about understanding your needs, exploring options, applying the right products, and ensuring your investment is delivered, installed and maintained. How we work matters, because people matter. Contact Aliesha: anichter@steelcase.com

aliesha’s EXPERTISE: STEELCASE LEADS THE WAY IN CREATING GREAT EXPERIENCES BY OFFERING A RANGE OF ARCHITECTURE, FURNITURE AND TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DESIGNED TO HELP PEOPLE REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

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How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. -Jay Danzie

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atmosphere commercial interiors Atmosphere Commercial Interiors is committed to fostering long-term business relationships. They have dedicated their rich history in the office furniture industry to learning the complexities of business and facility ecosystems. Atmosphere’s strong corporate culture, purpose and operational focus enables them to fulfill their clients’ project and business goals. With Steelcase, a global leader in workplace products and research, their comprehensive portfolio of products and services brings Atmosphere’s clients’ spaces to life. In recognition of their ability to deliver the highest quality products, services and client experience, they are pleased to be a multiyear recipient of the distinguished Steelcase Premier Partner Award.

atmosphere’s EXPERTISE: SPECIFICATION/DESIGN FF&E PROCUREMENT INSTALLATION ASSET & INVENTORY MANAGEMENT MOVE MANAGEMENT FURNITURE DISPOSITION

We believe in the Office Renaissance - breaking the mold of “uniformity and standards” and evolving the workplace into something that sparks creativity, collaboration and engagement.

From Left to Right Bottom: Devon Martin (Steelcase), Carlene Wilson (Atmosphere - President and CEO), Aliesha Nichter (Steelcase)

Schedule a visit to our Phoenix Worklab: 815 North Central Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85004

From Left to Right Top: Jeff Anderson (Atmosphere RVP, Arizona), Shanan Kravit (Atmosphere - Workplace Consultant, Strategic Alliances), Nancy Griffin (Atmosphere, Director of Sales), Jill Brey (Steelcase)

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civilian connections erica scott Founder and Owner Erica is a dynamic change agent that creates innovative company cultures with employers and veterans that address the employment gap, leverages talent, and helps companies perform better. She transforms the entire organization by creating workplaces that thrive and that people find irresistible. Erica uses a three-tiered approach incorporating the voices of executives, managers, and employees by leveraging surveys, coaching, design thinking, and analytics. People love Erica’s exciting, unique, and refreshing approach to traditional Human Resources. After working with Erica, companies have leaders with legacies, people with passion, and do well and do good. Contact Erica: erica.scott@civilianconnections.com (480) 719-5178

erica’s EXPERTISE: MILITARY & VETERAN HIRING PROGRAMS CULTURE CONSULTANT ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HUMAN RESOURCES TRANSFORMATION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

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renaissance personnel group cailean bailey Director of Client Services | Connector | AZ Evangelist Renaissance Personnel Group is a full service recruiting and staffing firm that has served businesses in Arizona since 1994. Renaissance manages and supplies skilled people in administrative, technical and professional disciplines in the Phoenix Metropolitan area, and offers a full spectrum of workforce solutions including contract, temporary and direct hire placement. Contact Cailean: cailean@jobsinarizona.com (480) 287-0909

cailean’s EXPERTISE: TALENT ACQUISITION COACHING NETWORKING COMMUNITY GROWTH HR MANAGEMENT TRAINING

Desire, backed by faith, knows no such word as impossible... - Napolean Hill

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Crescent Crown Distributing Meg Marcanti-Horowitz Senior Recruiter Meg Marcanti-Horowitz is an accomplished recruiting professional. The year 2020 marks Meg’s 15th year recruiting in the Valley of the Sun. She accidently fell into the recruiting industry in college when she took a part-time job with a national recruiting firm. Meg stayed in the industry because it simply never got old being able to offer someone employment. Getting to see the joy people have when they are offered a role that they’ve worked so hard far is so rewarding. When Meg isn’t recruiting she enjoys spending time with her husband Ted and their two dogs. Contact Meg: meg.marcanti@crescentcrown.com

meg’s EXPERTISE: SUCCESSION PLANNING HIGH POTENTIAL TEAM CREATION SKILLED TRADES RECRUITMENT EMPLOYMENT BRANDING

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The Kempington Group MONIQUE PORRAS Founder & CEO Monique is the Founder of The Kempington Group, an energized, progressive, national scope executive recruiting firm. Her great energy and East Coast tenacity has helped her build deep relationships across the US. Monique and her team operate business through openness, humility, community involvement and a sense of humor! Her goal is to change the recruiting “game” and humanize recruiting again! Through the power of the candidate and company’s story, the recruiting process and the match has been game changing. Contact Monique: monique@kempingtongroup.com

monique’s EXPERTISE: EXECUTIVE RECRUITING RECRUITING PROCESS ADVISORY CANDIDATE ADVISORY TALENT ACQUISITION EXPERT HIGH-LEVEL NETWORKING INCLUSION PHILANTHROPY

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frank reid frank reid Human Resource and Leadership Consulting

Frank Reid has served for more than 30 years as a Senior HR Executive at several large global corporations including Thomson Reuters, Reed Elsevier and Ceridian Payroll Services. He has extensive experience in partnering with CEOs and senior leadership teams to help build trust, understand their natural strengths, and form productive relationships with their teams. Frank continues to work with senior leadership teams and HR professionals to tackle their challenges with topics such as: Talent Development: A Different Perspective on Talent Team Development: Why Teams Fail and the Keys to Success to Team Development HR and Leadership Development: Building Credibility and Influence as an HR Professional Employee Development: Facilitating and Driving Culture Contact Frank: reid3frank@gmail.com

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homeowners financial group Caroline N. Conner, SPHR Director of Corporate Culture Caroline is a strategic human resources executive, recognized for creating Homeowners Financial Group’s awardwinning image encompassing business leadership to civic and community philanthropy. She has spent over the past decade studying corporate culture, the employee experience, and employment brand strategy. Caroline has spearheaded close to 100 community awards including Fortune’s Best Workplaces and Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies. She was selected as a “40 Under 40” Honoree from the Phoenix Business Journal class of 2019, “Top 30 Business Leaders In Their 30s” from Arizona Business Magazine, and Judith Krebs, PHR Memorial Volunteer of the Year Award Nominee from Arizona SHRM. Contact Caroline: caroline@homeownersfg.com

caroline’s EXPERTISE: SETTING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR GROWTH HR POLICIES & PROCEDURES BENEFITS & COMPENSATION EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT EMPLOYMENT BRANDING CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY

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To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace. Employee engagement is the key to activating a high performing workforce.

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govig & associates jacque linaman Vice President, Executive Recruiter, CSAM In the tightest employment market in decades, attracting and retaining top talent is at the forefront for organizations looking to remain relevant, promote growth and continually innovate. A top producer for the #1 search firm in Arizona since 1998, Jacque’s passion and expertise is knowing how to make the right match. She is a native Arizonan and a past President of the Phoenix Women’s Board of the Steele Children’s Research Center, and forever dedicated to helping people discover their path in business. Jacque’s clients, which include some of the biggest and most iconic companies in Arizona, trust her in the talent acquisition and retention process because she understands better than most how cultural alignment and productivity go hand in hand. Contact Jacque: jacque.linaman@govig.com

jacque’s EXPERTISE: PRECISION RECRUITING THROUGH RETAINED SEARCH EMPLOYER BRANDING ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT RETENTION CONSULTING MARKET RESEARCH

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waste management shannon teixeira Regional Head of People + Talent Activation High performing, people-first workplaces don’t happen by accident - they happen by design. In her work building Modern Workplaces, she activates both business and people performance transforming to unified, inclusive, collaborative and purpose driven workplaces where people are free to be at their best. Working inside startups and global enterprises the past 20 years has taught Shannon that her breath is progression, her heartbeat is people and her sight is connecting the space in between ideas and strategy. Shannon’s passion is further fueled by my Community advocacy work, where she is committed to making an impact by making a difference. From mentoring young professionals, leading nonprofit organizations to giving back with time and hands on boards and committees; being a leader in our community is a duty she steps into fully with heart and gratitude. Contact Shannon: steixeir@wm.com

shannons’s EXPERTISE: ORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY/ EFFECTIVENESS EXECUTIVE COACHING AGILE HR EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, BELONGING PROJECT/CHANGE MANAGEMENT

Words I live by: Be the change you wish to see in the world. - Gandhi

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hr answers niki ramirez Founder & Principal Consultant Niki Ramirez is a Certified Human Resources Consultant with over 20 years of leadership experience. She is dedicated to providing practical HR guidance that makes a big impact. With a focus on leadership, communication and collaboration, Niki carries with her a desire to empower employees and employers to work in partnership to build workplaces that people love, which drives the success of every organization! Niki specializes in Human Resources compliance, has created over 100 Employee Handbooks, and is a soughtafter public speaker who has delivered hundreds of engaging training and conference sessions at corporate, local and national events. Contact Niki: nramirez@hranswers.org

niki’s EXPERTISE: CUSTOM EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS HR COMPLIANCE AUDITS EMPLOYEE TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT EMPLOYEE RELATIONS CONSULTATION LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE PLANNING

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TECHNOLOGY


bva technology services DAVID SHELLEY Technology Leader BVA Technology is a business technology leader that specializes in delivering valuebased information technology solutions here in the Southwest. Their mission is to deliver an unparalleled partnership experience to every customer they serve by understanding their business objectives, and then applying world-class information technologies and processes to help achieve their goals. BVA has been successfully serving a wide range of clients since 1993 through continual awareness and recognition of the changes in information technology. BVA is committed to staying in the forefront of technology with skilled technology consultants, and technical support staff. By continually striving to be a knowledge leader in information technology – and then transferring that knowledge through cost-effective products and services. They also support over 80 organizations in North America where they manage all technology aspects. BVA has become very successful providing a wide range of services such as Proactive and Reactive Support, Project Consulting, Managed Services, Staff Augmentation, Ethical Hacking/Security, and Cloud Services. Contact David: david.shelley@bvainc.com (623) 251-7031

david’s EXPERTISE:

CLOUD COMPUTING OUTSOURCED ONGOING TECH SUPPORT ETHICAL HACKING CLOUD AND PLATFORM MIGRATIONS PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE SUPPORT PROJECT BASED CONSULTING

LINKEDIN

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INSTAGRAM

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE


trinet damian burtnett Senior Consultant Whether or not you are growing a startup or established company, small and medium businesses know the key to their success is a happy workforce. TriNet help address your day-to-day and complex HR needs, so you can focus on what really matters—your people. You can turn to TriNet for: HR Technology HR Consulting Employer Health Benefits Risk Compliance and Payroll Contact Damian: damianburtnett@gmail.com

damian’s EXPERTISE:

HUMAN RESOURCES EMPLOYER HEALTH BENEFITS HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE COMPLIANCE

In business and in life, it is our responsibility to leave people a little better than we found them.

WEBSITE

LINKEDIN


SPOTLIGHTS


brandy lawson Expert Marketing and Business Insights for YOUR Business

LINKEDIN

INSTAGRAM

EMAIL hi@fieryfx.com

FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

HOmesmart realty sharon kotsonas Commercial Business Development, Realtor®, Community and Faith Leader, Weekly Collective Founder ADDRESS Coronado Ranch Hub Gilbert AZ 85297

EMAIL sharonkotsonas@gmail.com

real estate

ADDRESS 2390 E Camelback Rd, Ste 130 Phoenix, AZ 85016

marketing

FieryFX

PHONE (480) 223-7863 LINKEDIN

public relations

HMA Public Relations ABBIE FINK Vice President & General Manager ADDRESS 3610 N. 44th St Suite #110 Phoenix, AZ 85018

LINKEDIN

TWITTER

EMAIL afink@hmapr.com PHONE (602) 957-8881 FACEBOOK

WEBSITE

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azbizlink.com/events 2020 phoenix chapter event calendar JANUARY •

JULY

7 BRANDING: HOW TO BUILD YOUR PERSONAL &

7 BRANDING: PODCASTS

PROFESSIONAL BRAND

8 AWESOME WOMEN IN BUSINESS MIX, MINGLE &

14 LEADERSHIP: TIME & ENERGY MANAGEMENT

21 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR): MAKING

MOTIVATE: HOW TO ADVANCE IN YOUR CAREER •

THE MOST OF YOUR COMPANY’S CORPORATE SOCIAL •

14 LEADERSHIP: HOW TO IDENTIFY TEAM MEMBERS STRENGTHS AND HOW TO UTILIZE THEM

RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

21 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

28 WORKFORCE: 2020 ECONOMIC UPDATE

24 WELL- BEING RETREAT: HOW TO GUIDE EMPLOYEES TO LIVE A WELL-FOCUSED LIFE

FEBRUARY •

4 BRANDING: HOW TO CREATE CONTENT WHEN YOU ARE

28 WORKFORCE: HEALTHY PERFORMANCE REVIEWS

AUGUST

NOT A CONTENT CREATOR 11 LEADERSHIP: HOW TO GUIDE ON CREATING A

4 BRANDING: PUBLIC SPEAKING

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WITHIN YOUR

11 LEADERSHIP: HOW TO CREATE A WINNING CULTURE

ORGANIZATION

18 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

18 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

25 WORKFORCE: HOW TO CONDUCT INTERNAL

25 WORKFORCE: SOCIAL MEDIA TO DRIVE EMPLOYEE

INVESTIGATIONS

ENGAGEMENT

SEPTEMBER

MARCH •

3 BRANDING: LINKEDIN BEST PRACTICES

4 AWESOME WOMEN IN BUSINESS MIX, MINGLE &

1 BRANDING: NETWORKING TIPS & TRICKS

8 LEADERSHIP: MANAGING UP: HOW TO FIND SUCCESS WITH ANY TYPE OF LEADER

MOTIVATE: HOW TO PERFECT YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH

15 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

10 LEADERSHIP: DEVELOPING & PRACTICING CONFIDENCE

22 WORKFORCE: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

17 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

20 WELL-BEING RETREAT: MEDITATION | WORK-LIFE

OCTOBER

BALANCE

6 BRANDING: PUBLIC RELATIONS

24 WORKFORCE: WORKPLACE VIOLENCE AND HOW TO

13 LEADERSHIP: INTERVIEW SKILLS

PROTECT FROM AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION

20 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

27 WORKFORCE: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR OFFICE CULTURE

APRIL

NOVEMBER

7 BRANDING: INSTAGRAM BEST PRACTICES

14 LEADERSHIP: MASTERING THE ART OF NEGOTIATION

3 BRANDING: EMAIL CAMPAIGNS & BEST PRACTICES

21 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

4 AWESOME WOMEN IN BUSINESS MIX, MINGLE &

28 WORKFORCE: TEAM BUILDING

MOTIVATE: CONFLICT MANAGEMENT •

MAY

10 LEADERSHIP: RETIRING WORKFORCE & SUCCESSION PLANNING

5 BRANDING: FACEBOOK BEST PRACTICES

17 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

12 LEADERSHIP: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

20 WELL-BEING RETREAT

19 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

24 WORKFORCE: GENERATIONAL GAPS

26 WORKFORCE: BUILDING YOUR TALENT PIPELINE

DECEMBER

JUNE

1 BRANDING: STORYTELLING

2 BRANDING: VIDEO CONTENT CREATION

8 LEADERSHIP: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTICES

9 LEADERSHIP: HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY NAVIGATE WORKING

15 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

22 WORKFORCE: LEGAL BUSINESS CONCERNS &

16 CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR)

23 WORKFORCE: DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

CONSIDERATIONS FOR 2021

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we value your feedback “A-Z Biz Link has been a wonderful opportunity to network with other business and HR professionals who I might not have met otherwise. The panel discussions have been incredibly insightful allowing me to push for changes in my organization, making these meetings priceless!” - Meg Marcanti, Senior Recruiter - Crescent Crown Distributing “Lindsay’s events, A-Z Biz Link, is a great resource to local businesses, helping them leverage the power of their people (employees). While traditional HR/Culture groups continue to focus on conventional management and employment methods that have proven to be ineffective in current work environments, A-Z Biz Link events feature progressive workforce & leadership topics most relevant to today’s workplace. Whether you are an HR professional, business owner, or leader - these monthly events will help you create a more valuable, engaging employee experience that will ultimately lead to better business results.” - Teresa Marzolph, Founder & People Strategist - Culture Engineered “I had the pleasure of moderating a panel for A-Z Biz Link. What a fantastic group! Lindsay brought together a collection of senior leaders, from a wide range of industries, to discuss a hot topic, the ROI of Culture. The discussion was thoroughly interesting and more importantly, very valuable. A-Z Biz Link provides first-class insights into what business owners and leaders need to know. I look forward to participating in more of their sessions.” - Kevin Black, Principal - Kevin Black Company “I am proud to say that I know Lindsay through multiple channels, most notably through her A-Z Biz Link programs. Lindsay has a dynamic and engaging personality, and when I first interacted with her, I could tell that she is very passionate about her work, combined with the desire to invest her time and energy into growing the Phoenix network of leaders. I first became aware of A-Z Biz Link through a few HR connections, and I quickly realized that the program is highly organized and extremely valuable to not only HR people, but to anyone who is looking to develop their leadership skills while also expanding their network. The series covers topics such as social issues, workplace dynamics, talent management, leadership development and culture. I highly recommend her A-Z Biz Link program.” - Cailean Bailey, Past President - GET Phoenix Young Professionals “I love attending the A-Z Biz Link events that Lindsay has done an amazing job putting together. It’s a great experience networking with the great people from a variety of backgrounds, as well as, the great speakers and panels that have been put together. I’ve been attending from the beginning and every event I come away with a wonderful little nugget (or many!). The structure is great and the content is very valuable. The membership is absolutely worth every dime and second!” - Sarah Hiller, Director of Operations - Stringcan Interactive

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