Harvey Kanter is the CEO of Blue Nile, the largest online retailer of certified diamonds and fine jewelry. He addressed the Economic Club of Phoenix on Jan. 28, 2016.

Starbucks is a worldwide brand, but its success rests on more than a cup of coffee. Cliff Burrows is group president of U.S., Americas and Teavana, addressed the October luncheon meeting of the Economic Club of Phoenix about how the company’s commitment to its employees and society — including its partnership with ASU on the Starbucks College Achievement Plan.

With a young population, substantial science and engineering skills and a huge consumer market, India has potential for phenomenal future growth. But, the world’s largest democracy faces obstacles to its economic development, including stifling labor regulations and an inadequate infrastructure.

For the past six years, experts from the W. P. Carey School of Business have been forecasting the same thing about the Arizona economy: slow recovery. But 2015 just might be the year that we can declare Arizona’s economy officially, finally, recovered.

Christopher L. Mapes, chairman, president and CEO of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., accepted the W. P. Carey School's Dean's Council Executive of the Year Award on April 8, 2015. The firm is famed for its organizational culture, which is based on lifelong employment relationships and excellent performance.