Even the worst recession since the Great Depression couldn't stop many businesses in Arizona from boosting our economy and giving back to our community over the past year. Five of the best companies in the state are being honored with Spirit of Enterprise Awards for their contributions.
For the first time since 2007, Phoenix-area home prices increased from one month to the next. A new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University shows a slight 0.8 percent bump up in Valley home prices from May to June this year.
The global financial crisis has focused new attention on the need for business ethics and accountability. In addition to its already strong lineup of ethics coursework, the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is also now offering an innovative course for all incoming accounting students designed specifically to teach leadership, ethics, accountability and professionalism.
More homes are being sold in the Phoenix area now than last year, but the market is still flooded with foreclosures. That's according to the latest Realty Studies report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The report shows one foreclosure happening for every two regular home resales in the Valley last month.
President Bush's chief economic adviser, the chairman and CEO of U.S. Bank, and the heads of Mayo Clinic, Deloitte LLP and Caterpillar will be among those featured in the Economic Club of Phoenix speaker series this season. Every year, Phoenix-area audiences are invited to come and hear some of the top names in business speak at the luncheon series. The Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) was founded by a group of prominent business executives called the Dean's Council of 100, in conjunction with the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Phoenix-area housing prices are declining at a slower rate than earlier this year, indicating that the worst is over for falling home values, a new Arizona State University study has found.
Despite these rough economic times, some of the best businesses in Arizona are being honored for helping to boost our economy and our community. The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is naming 10 businesses as this year's Spirit of Enterprise Awards finalists. The awards recognize companies that demonstrate ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.
Health insurance is now a major topic of discussion for both lawmakers and average Americans just trying to figure out what their future coverage will look like. A top researcher at Arizona State University recently received a major international award for his work on how insurance markets really work and whether existing insurance "risk pools" even make sense.
Amy Hillman, a nationally renowned professor of management and extremely popular teacher at Arizona State University, was recently named the new executive dean of the W. P. Carey School of Business. Hillman will become second-in-command at the school, working under the leadership of Dean Robert Mittelstaedt, who has helped drive W. P. Carey into the Top 30 rankings for both graduate and undergraduate business schools in the United States.
Small business owners struggling in the rough economy will receive valued education from top professors through a special program at the W. P. Carey School of Business this fall. Salt River Project (SRP) and the business school at Arizona State University are holding their second annual Small Business Leadership Academy, the first program of its kind on the West Coast.