In The Loop for the Week of 08 15 2011

In The Loop for the week of August 15, 2011

We all have so much on our plates. The economy is starting to turn and it’s time to pick up our momentum
and move our bioscience industry forward faster. At AZBio, we’re committed to keeping you In The Loop with weekly updates along with news on opportunities and events to help you get connected, engaged, and involved.

CEO Update for the Week of August 15, 2011

Are you ready to move forward faster?  Is your company moving into the fast lane?  Now is the time to step into the spotlight and nominate your company for AZBio Fast Lane recognition.  It is open to ALL AZBio Members regardless of size or how long you have been in business.  Nominations close in August.  To learn more, click here.

Moving Forward Faster starts with getting engaged, sharing your knowledge, showcasing your talents, and learning from others.  All these opportunities are yours at the AZBio Awards and Expo.  PLUS receive early bird savings when you sign up in August.  Don’t miss your opportunity to get engaged with Arizona’s fastest growing business sector.

Sign up to exhibit, sponsor, and attend today.
The early bird discounts fly away August 31, 2011.


Join us
October 13 – 14, 2011
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, Arizona

Join us to celebrate the best of Arizona bioscience,
share ideas,
and move things forward…FASTER.

Don’t miss the…

  • Discovery Session (Student Poster Session)
  • Special Guest Keynote by IBM’s Watson
  • AZBio Awards
  • Keynotes by Dr. Michael Birt and Kathy Kolbe
  • Local and Global Leaders sharing what we need and where we’re going
  • Break out sessions on BioBiz, BioScience, and What’s HOT in AZ  
Early Bird discounts extended to August 31st.
Sign up early and SAVE.

Click here to get all the latest updates, check out the agenda, learn about sponsorships and more.



Nominating your company, an individual, or an organization is a great way to raise the visibility of our state and attract the attention of investors, partners and collaborators.
The deadline for nominations is
August 31st.

Jon W. McGarity Leadership Award • Bioscience Company of the Year • Fast Lane Awards • Public Service Award • Award for Research Excellence • Michael A. Cusanovich Bioscience Educator of the Year

Click here to place a nomination and shine a spotlight on our industry leaders. (Deadline is 9/1/2011)

Community Support Allows Us to Support You.
Click here to view the event and sponsorship brochure

Don’t forget to join AZBio or renew your membership. AZBio Members get BIG savings.
To begin your AZBio Membership and to renew on-line click here.


Help us connect to Arizona’s future bioscience leaders to our leaders of today.

Check out the new AZBio Sponsor a Student Program.

AZBio is pleased to announce that beginning August 1, 2011 we have expanded our relationship with the team at Katherine Christensen and Associates (KCA) for their full range of Association Management Services.  The KCA Team can assist you with your membership, tickets, booths, sponsorships and ad space for the AZBio Awards and Expo. To learn more about the team at KCA

Join us in August for

Beer & BIO

TUESDAY, Aug 23, 2011
Beer & Bio – Central AZ

Join us @ BLISS ReBAR in Phoenix near TGen

MONDAY, Aug 29, 2011
Beer & Bio – Northern AZ
Tinderbox Kitchen

TUESDAY, Sept 13, 2011
Beer & Bio – Southern AZ
Join us @ THE WILDCAT HOUSE  near U of A


Sponsoring a Beer and BIO event is a great way to get connected. For more information contact


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AZBio – Business Office
107 S. Southgate Drive
Chandler, AZ 85226

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1475 N. Scottsdale Road
Suite 200
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Featured Events: Regaining Your Competitive Edge

An AZBio Biz Path Educational Work Shop
Presented by Charles Loew, President of Maset, LLC

You have leading edge technology, best in class service, and superior expertise. Why is the journey so hard?

Even best in class companies have to continually work to gain and maintain a competitive edge in today’s economy. Join us as industry expert Charles Loew shares the secret around regaining our edge…and keeping it.


Learn the four keys to competitive advantage:

  • Identify a Fundamental Objective
  • Create an Empowered Work Force
  • Develop a Culture to Eliminate Defects
  • Develop a Culture to remove waste and unnecessary steps in EVERY process across the organization
Charles Loew, founder of Maset, LLC, has spent almost half a century helping companies and teams gain their competitive edge. Working across multiple industries, both as leader in-house and as a consultant, he has worked with global corporations, startups and within his own company which he founded in 2000. In the health care and biosciences arena, Maset LLC’s client list has included Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Guidant, St Joseph Hospital, the FDA, ACS – Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Allina Health System and Boston Health Care Consulting just to name a few.


This AZBio Biz Path event repeats in Central AZ, Northern AZ, and Southern AZ – Check the schedule below for the location near you
Partner Events:  Opportunity Reminders:
Donald K. Buffmire Visiting Lectureship in Medicine:
Can the Humanities Heal Medical Practice?

September 13, 2011 – Phoenix
September 14, 2011 – Tucson
Sponsored by the Flinn Foundation 

ATIC Public Meeting – Telemedicine and EMR
In partnership with AZBio and the U of A College of Medicine-Phoenix
September 22, 2011

What’s Happening @AZBio This Week?

Aug 16, 2011
Capital Times Morning Scoop – Higer EdGet the inside scoop from AZ Leaders on the budget and its impact on higher education.

Mark Your Calendars

Aug 23, 2011
Beer & Bio Central AZ in Phoenix @ BLISS ReBAR

Aug 24, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy
An AZBio BizPath Seminar @ PADT with industry expert Charles Loew

Aug 26, 2011
AZBio Event Committee Meeting@ SkySong or Dial inAZBio Outreach Committee Meeting @ SkySong or Dial in

Aug 29, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy
An AZBio Biz Path Seminar at @ NACET with industry expert Charles Loew, hosted by NACET

Beer & Bio in Northern AZ
Escape the heat and join us @ Tinderbox Kitchen in Flagstaff

Sept 15, 2011

Regaining Your Competitive Edge: How to compete in the new economy An AZBio BizPath Seminar at @ The Beacon Group with industry expert Charles Loew. Hosted by Lovitt and Touche

Sept 27, 2011
Open House at the Medtronic Tempe Campus
Educational Session, Tours, and Reception
SPONSORED By Halina Janus Associates

August 31, 2011
Early Bird Discounts Fly Away!
The AZBio Awards and BIOEXPO 2011
October 13 & 14, 2011

Deadline for Invest Southwest Applications is September 1, 2011.
Get yours in EARLY!

AdvaMed International Conference
September 26 – 28, 2011

Check out the latest posts and more on the AZBio Blog

Purchasing Power

Did you know that many AZBio Members experience significant
savings each year with the

AZBio Purchasing Power Program

Get big savings from VWR, Office Depot, Federal Express, HUB, Chubb and many more great companies.

Your company’s participation supports AZBIO and makes and impact where it matters most – on your bottom line!

Be sure to check out how your company can save with the AZBio Purchasing Power program.

In times like these, every opportunity to save counts

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