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Start-Up STEM School in Phoenix Seeks Sponsorship Partners to Further Student Success

Posted on: Mar 20, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Guest post by Mary BenekSySTEM Phoenix School was founded in 2014 as a non-profit, public charter middle and high school with the goal of preparing diverse students for the jobs of the future. We’ve got our hands full with all the issues any inner city school faces: a transient population that gets evicted or moves…

Mobile Friendly Is No Longer Good Enough. Shift to Mobile-First.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2017 | By: Lauren Witte

Guest post by Sheila Kloefkorn, CEO of Phoenix-based KEO Marketing. I was talking with a couple of business to business (B2B) marketers last month who said they believe their customers consume information much differently in the work environment versus their daily, personal lives.Their thoughts came as a great surprise to me, especially in light of our evolving…

5 Things My Dog Taught Me About Business

Posted on: Sep 13, 2016 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

I’m absolutely in love with my 2-year old Border Collie/Pit mix, Beauregard (Beaux for short). He’s a smart, protective and slightly needy guy that we rescued from a kill shelter. It took a bit of training to get him up-to-speed on the house rules, but the unconditional love and friendship we have developed through the…

TECHminds Tees Off For Childhood Cancer Research

Posted on: Nov 11, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

This post was written by AZTC member Impress Labs.Today, cancer is the No. 1 cause of death by disease in children in the U.S.; it takes the lives of more boys and girls than all other diseases combined. Our future generations are at risk, and we at Impress Labs have committed ourselves to doing whatever…

PADT Becomes Largest Provider of 3D Printing Solutions

Posted on: May 19, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

Arizona Technology Council member Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, Inc. (PADT), released big news last week with the announcement that it acquired the Stratasys 3D Printer reseller business of Boulder, Colorado-based  CADCAM Systems.The move immediately boosts PADT’s printer sales and support business by 30 percent with new customers in Colorado, Utah and New Mexico, making…

BeaconStream Puts Your Business Right into Your Buyer’s Hands

Posted on: May 14, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

BeaconStream, a Scottsdale-based, Arizona Technology Council member, is making proximity marketing work for businesses nationwide.Beacons make a business’ messaging relevant by making it location-sensitive, which can increase engagement, satisfaction and drive sales. When equipped with beacons, a grocery store can suggest a pineapple upside-down cake recipe to shoppers at the pineapple display. A convention center…

Introduction to Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development

Posted on: May 11, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

This blog post was written by Mark Kirstein, CEO of Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development and an AZTC Platinum Sponsor.Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development, led by Mark Kirstein, is proud to be a new Platinum Sponsor of the Arizona Technology Council. Sandler Training is known for sales and sales management training across industries,…

What’s So Special About Selling to Technology Professionals?

Posted on: Apr 10, 2015 | By: Merry Lake Merrell

This blog post was written by Mark Kirstein, CEO of Sandler Training by Mercury Professional Development and an AZTC Platinum Sponsor.Some will say selling is selling. Indeed, most professional selling techniques and processes are transferable across industries. However being aware of the unique characteristics of the technology industry and the common personality traits of technology…