By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski
Wilde Wealth Management supports children through holiday fundraising
Wilde Wealth Management Group helped make the season a little brighter for more than 400 children in need during the holidays, with a donation of more than 250 toys as well as $2,500 in additional cash donations to Toys for Tots in December. This is Wilde’s 17th year supporting Toys for Tots through its Wilde for Arizona Community Outreach Program.
“Wilde Wealth Management Group believes in operating under a commitment to service to both its clients and the community at large,” says Trevor Wilde, chief executive officer of Wilde Wealth Management Group.
“Through Wilde for Arizona, the firm empowers its team to be active members of the communities where we all work and live.”
In addition to Toys for Tots, Wilde Wealth Management is active with Sunshine Acres, Child Crisis AZ and Junior Achievement of Arizona.
Plexus Worldwide a finalist at 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics
Plexus Worldwide, a health and wellness company based in Scottsdale, celebrated with its fellow nominees on being named a finalist in the Better Business Bureau’s 2021 BBB Torch Awards for Ethics in the Big Business category.
“Plexus is extremely proud to have been recognized as a leader in business ethics and integrity by the Better Business Bureau,” says Mary Beth Reisinger, chief human resources officer at Plexus Worldwide.
“Our talented employees work extremely hard to meet the highest standard of business ethics, so being part of an event like this really validates the hard work our entire team puts into caring for our customers and brand ambassadors.”
Finalists were selected by an independent panel of volunteer community leaders based on criteria established by the International Association of Better Business Bureaus. It is the organization’s highest award, designed to highlight outstanding and ethical businesses.
All finalists completed an evaluation where they demonstrated their commitment to ethics and trust in four categories — character, culture, customers and community.
Finalists also illustrated the character of their organization’s leadership, how an authentic culture is being fostered, how the company prioritizes its relationship with customers, and the impact the organization makes in their community.
“Being selected as a finalist by this respected association is a great honor. Plexus customers and brand ambassadors can have even more confidence that our business will always be honest and forthright, ” adds Tarl Robinson, chief executive officer and founder of Plexus Worldwide.
“We are very grateful to have had the chance to be a finalist this year and look forward to participating in the future as well.”
Plexus products include four categories: gut health, weight management, skin care and nutrition.
In other Plexus news, Chris Brya was named vice president of digital marketing in December, bringing more than 20 years of experience.
“Thanks to his many years leading digital teams and growing companies worldwide, Chris will provide a fresh perspective as our company continues to grow,” says Travis Garza, president of sales and marketing for Plexus Worldwide.
“We’re confident that his proven leadership skills will make a positive impact on our company’s marketing strategy and further optimize Plexus user experience for our customers and brand ambassadors.”
Reporting to chief marketing officer Ulli Lindauer, Brya is responsible for leading the Plexus Digital team that is comprised of UI/UX, performance marketing, marketing automation, ambassador communications, social media, consumer insights and content management.
Scottsdale attorney Randy Nussbaum to discuss annual ‘What’s New in the Law’
The Scottsdale Bar Association will host Scottsdale attorney Randy Nussbaum for his annual “What’s New in the Law” presentation at noon Tuesday, January 11, at Gainey Ranch Golf Club, 7600 Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale.
Nussbaum will give an overview of what’s new in Arizona law and federal law. The program is sponsored by Synergy Settlement Services. To register, go to scottsdalebar.org.
Nonprofit Career Connectors helps with career transition through virtual events
Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to resources and hiring companies, is holding two virtual events, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays January 13 and January 27.
The programs offer motivational, educational and relevant content each week. Topics include where to look for job opportunities, how to articulate your value, and how to network online and in person.
For more information, call 480-442-5806 or visit careerconnectors.org.
Barry Chasse announces new teammate stock ownership plan
Chasse Building Team has become a 100% employee-owned firm by launching its employee stock ownership plan, according to owner Barry Chasse, who lives in the Airpark.
The general contractor oversees more than $425 million in construction projects across Arizona annually. The announcement was made to employees during a companywide meeting at Sloan Park on December 2.
“To preserve Chasse’s culture — which since day one we shaped around the purpose of ‘building to make a difference…for our teammates, our clients and the local communities we serve,’ and our mission to be ‘built different, on purpose’ — we decided to call it our Teammate Stock Ownership Plan, or TSOP,” Chasse says.
“We want our employees to act and think like owners, and directly benefit from Chasse’s continued success as participants in the TSOP.”
Chasse founded the company in 2007, just months before the recession.
“Through relationships, diligence and talent, we persisted,” he says. “To be where we are today, however, is something even I didn’t expect.”
During the past 14 years, Chasse has grown from a handful of team members to more than 200. It oversees more than $425 million in client engagements in Arizona each year. Its work includes new construction and renovations in K-12 education, higher education, multifamily, municipal, commercial, health care and nonprofit.
“I always wanted to put the best long-term ownership structure in place that sets Chasse up with the best possible runway for the future. Team is in our name for a reason,” he says.
The move to TSOP does not change the management structure of the privately owned firm.