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‘Employee engagement’ a hot topic but experts say you need a plan

As the labor market continues to evolve into an employee market, job seekers have more latitude and control on selecting employers where the chances for greater engagement is possible, says management trainer Darryl Warren. | Photo courtesy of Darryl Warren

November 17, 2016 - 12:31pm

Mesquite River Brewing hops into local craft market

Mesquite River Brewing opened in Scottsdale in November. | Photo courtesy of Mesquite River Brewing

November 11, 2016 - 4:24pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Bert Lyles

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Arizona restaurants ring up sales despite challenges

Arizona restaurants could ring up $11.5 billion in sales this year, experts say. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

November 2, 2016 - 1:19pm

One bed at a time: Brooklyn Bedding upbeat about 2017 sales

Brooklyn Bedding owner John Merwin says the mattress industry has undergone major changes in the last 20 years. | Photo courtesy of John Merwin

November 1, 2016 - 4:19pm

Herb rush: Ballot initiatives could set marijuana business ablaze

The harlequin cannabis strain is known for its high levels of cannabidiol, a compound that's been shown to have therapeutic applications.

October 28, 2016 - 4:08pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

What's at stake in Arizona's marijuana ballot initiative?

Arizona voters will consider legalizing recreational marijuana in a Nov. 8 ballot initiative. | Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

October 20, 2016 - 3:44pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

John Mahon

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