Business Writing

Colleen’s Dream Foundation: Nicole and Billy Cundiff take making a difference personally

Nicole and Billy Cundiff had, for the most part, a sort of charmed life. He with an HFL career and she as a lawyer, following in her father's footsteps. Life changed dramatically in September 2007 when Nicole's mother, Colleen Drury, was diagnosed with Stage 3C ovarian cancer. That terminal diagnosis, which ended in Drury's death in February 2013, would have left some people broken. Not the Cundiffs. Instead, it motivated them to share Drury's passion for life, to make the world aware of ovarian cancer, and to help find an early diagnosis screening test for the deadly disease by creating Colleen's Dream Foundation.... Read More...

Jill Bryan: She’s serious about being funny

Jill Bryan is funny. And that's a good thing because she happens to be a stand-up comic. Bryan came late to the world of comedy—her first show was in 2006 at the age of 32. But show business—and comedy—is in her blood. The wife and mom, administrative assistant for a Phoenix PR firm, and stand up comedian also happens to be kid sister to TV funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.... Read More...

Trendsetters: Glenn Williamson

Serial entrepreneur. Philanthropist. Advocate. Family man. Global citizen. Glenn Williamson grew up in Montreal, Canada and spent his high school years at Rothsey Collegiate Military Academy on Canada's east coast in New Brunswick. In every way possible, Williamson is a self-made man and doesn't hesitate to say that he just did what needed to be done. Today, as CEO of Nest Ventures, LLC, he works to access Canadian capital markets for global investments; as founder and CEO of Canada Arizona Business Council, he works to increase bilateral trade and foreign direct investments between Arizona and Canada; and as the Honorary Consul of Canada for Arizona, Williamson frequently dons a referee badge where he gets to "help people understand each other." In April, Williams became the first recipient of the City of Phoenix Global Citizens Award.... Read More...

Blake Van Es: It’s all about the kids

Blake Van Es has, in a way, come full circle. She was born and raised in Phoenix, moved to San Diego for high school, and made her way back to Arizona for college, where she attended the University of Arizona. Little did she know, when she returned to San Diego after college to sell advertisements for a local radio station, that she would find the love of her life and eventually find her way home to Arizona.... Read More...

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