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AZ Business Magazine November/December 2015

Season shines spotlight on those who give back

Michael Gossie, Managing Editor
This is the season of giving. And you don’t have to look very far into Arizona’s business community to find individuals and organizations who will leave Arizona better than they found it. And you don’t have to look any farther than the pages inside this issue of Az Business to find companies that care.

You’ll read about how the Valley of the Sun United Way has teamed up with dozens of businesses — including Wells Fargo, APS, JPMorgan Chase, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Freeport McMoRan and CopperPoint Mutual — to launch an education initiative that seeks to better prepare students in the Phoenix School District for success from birth to career.

You’ll also read about the banking industry in a special supplement about the Arizona Bankers Association. Read about how giving back to the communities the banks serve is weaved into the industry’s culture. And don’t miss learning about the Salvation Army, and how far it’s come in the 150 years since William Booth launched a mission to help feed the hungry and homeless who needed help in the abject poverty of London in 1865.

I hope you enjoy this issue of Az Business. If you still need to make your holiday plans, check out the holiday planning guide inside this issue.

Have a wonderful holiday season.
Michael Gossie, Editor in Chief

Michael Gossie

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Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.