Author Archives: Janet Perez
The economy may be better in 2011 than it was in 2010, but the road to full recovery will remain long and full of potholes. But hey, it could be worse. It could be 2009. That’s according to economist Elliott D. Pollack, CEO of Elliot D. Pollack & Company. Pollack … [Continue Reading]
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The nation’s unemployment rate was unchanged at 9.6 percent after the economy lost 54,000 jobs in August. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported today that government employment fell as a result of shedding 114,000 temporary workers hired for the Census. Private-sector payroll employment rose by 67,000. “The August … [Continue Reading]
Today’s the big debut of AZBiz.Now! Arizona Business Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Janet Perez has information on our new site and what you can find on it.
The image the word tourism often brings to mind is of fun, sun, and beautiful destinations and resorts. But with the industry under siege last year, those who work in the sector here in Arizona decided it was time to give tourism a new face — that of a relative, … [Continue Reading]
Tourism is not an expense — it’s an investment. That’s not an official slogan for advocates of Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry, but it is a message they are working hard to imprint in the public consciousness as legislators eye further cuts to the state’s budget. As in past budget … [Continue Reading]
Oh, give me land, lots of land Under starry skies above. Don’t fence me in. That little tune written by Cole Porter and Montana engineer Bob Fletcher has served as the unofficial song of the West for almost 75 years. It’s captured the lure of the West; with all this … [Continue Reading]
There are no hair dryers, manicure stands or various grooming products to be found at The Parlor, a new gourmet pizzeria in Phoenix, but the ghost of them remains. The Parlor now occupies the long-time site of the Salon de Venus on 20th Street and Camelback Road. The co-owner of … [Continue Reading]
Over the past two years, the dining scene at the Valley’s top resorts has undergone an extreme makeover. The most high profile of those makeovers took place at The Phoenician, where that staid first lady of dining for 20 years, Mary Elaine’s, was shuttered last year. Now occupying the spot … [Continue Reading]
Let’s get one thing straight at the outset: If you don’t eat meat for whatever reason, Fogo de Chão, Scottsdale’s newest eatery, is simply not for you. Sure it has a nice salad bar (more on that later), but Fogo de Chão is a steakhouse — end of story. Well … [Continue Reading]
Like the rest of the state, Southern Arizona has been in a recession since 2007, and at least one prominent economist says the situation won’t be getting better anytime soon. “My forecast is that it’s going to take a while to get (credit markets) straightened out again and functioning as … [Continue Reading]
When donating blood, many people probably only have a vague understanding of how the entire process works. Most donors certainly don’t understand how complex the mechanisms are that take blood to its final destination, or about the people who make it all happen. “The general public does not understand what … [Continue Reading]