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AZ Big Media

About AZ Big Media

AZ Big Media has grown to cover a multitude of niche topics and industries within its various publications, and become a host for a series of publication-related events and statewide expos.

AZ Big Media gives almost $17K to Make-A-Wish

Bradley Nynalek of Quarles & Brady; Paul Hickman, president and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association; Elizabeth Reich, CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona; AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie; and AZ Big Media CEO Mike Atkinson.

AZ Big Media and the Arizona Bankers Association have teamed up to make wishes come true. The media company, which publishes Az Business magazine, AZRE, Ranking Arizona and five other Arizona-based publications, created Bankers Care, in which it donated a portion of all bank-related advertising revenue to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The Arizona Bankers Association is featured… Read More →

ASID, IFDA join inaugural Home Furnishings & Design Show in March 2015

Scottsdale Home Furnishing & Design Show logo (6.6.2014)

The Arizona North Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Arizona Chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) were recently announced as co-sponsors of the inaugural Home Furnishings & Design Show to be held on March 28 and 29, 2015 at the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld of… Read More →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union hosts job fair July 12

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July 10, 2014 by in Blogs | Job Openings

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is looking to hire 25 people through a job fair this Saturday, July 12 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at its Phoenix headquarters (148 N. 48th St.). Come prepared for an interview (e.g. bring a resume, dress for success). Here are three helpful tips from Az Business magazine on… Read More →

Clear Title named top company to work for in AZ

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July 1, 2014 by in Blogs

CareerBuilder and Republic Media announced that Clear Title Agency of Arizona earns a spot on the CareerBuilder Top Companies to Work for in Arizona list. Companies were evaluated and selected based on a combination of overall satisfaction scores from an Employee Engagement Survey and evaluation from an Employer Questionnaire covering topics related to HR programs,… Read More →

Best of the Best Bash 2014

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The Best of the Best Bash recognizes the companies that you, the community, vote for as your favorites to do business with. The April 3rd celebration recognized ALL of the amazing companies featured in the 2014 publication. 2014 Best Of The Best Order Ranking Arizona Reprints & Plaques Purchase your official Ranking Arizona merchandise today!… Read More →

You May Love Job, But What About Co-Worker?

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February 10, 2014 by in Featured | Legal | Women In Business | Workforce

Love is in the air, and sometimes those amorous feelings lead to claims of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. As Valentine’s Day approaches, employers should be mindful about office romances in light of some interesting statistics: More than 20 percent of married couples met at work, yet nearly half of those employees reported… Read More →

Tenants Turn Right-Sized Up

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As the market shifts, more retailers are trying to find the most efficient balance of inventory, staff and size, according to Anita Blackford, senior vice president of leasing for Carlyle Group’s Metrocenter Mall. She’s seeing the theory in practice as Metrocenter fills its voluminous 1.3 MSF. “We’re seeing strong opportunities for local businesses to get… Read More →

The Magic’s in the Makeup: The Shopping Centers of the Past Are the Future

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From fresh paint to new market positions, shopping centers are pumping in deferred dollars to greet the returning retail dollars. “When things stay the same, that’s scary,” says Stan Sanchez, president and partner of De Rito Partners, about the shift in the Arizona shopping center marketplace. “There’s no doubt that location, location, location is still… Read More →

5 ways to be a more effective Project Manager

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January 27, 2014 by in Featured

There is a wide range of abilities in the Project Management field. However, there are always ways to become better in our profession. So here are a few suggestions that may help in this endeavor. No. 1 Be a Leader While this should be pretty obvious, it is very easy to get caught up in… Read More →

Webinar teaches you to utilize R&D tax credit

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January 14, 2014 by in Economy | Featured | Tech

Arizona now offers the single most generous R&D credit in the nation. While most states have an R&D credit rate of about 5 percent, Arizona’s is at 24 percent, which even exceeds the maximum federal R&D credit rate of 20 percent. But Arizona holds another special distinction in the realm of R&D credits – it… Read More →

Essential facts about the ACA for small business

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January 7, 2014 by in Featured | Healthcare | Small Biz

The new year is usually a very busy time for small businesses…new marketing plans, new merchandise or services, regulatory changes, and year-end reviews all add to our already busy agendas. This year our plates are even more full because of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that are being phased in for 2014. A… Read More →

As the Job Market Improves, College Enrollments Shift

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December 23, 2013 by in Economy | Education | Featured

Six years ago, the United States plunged into a recession that reshaped the economic, political and social landscape. Although the end of the recession was declared a year and a half after it began, the U.S. is still recovering from the long-lasting effects as we attempt to return to pre-recession levels of GDP and unemployment.… Read More →

Economic development groups are bullish on Arizona

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They are our sales representatives, those intrepid souls knocking on doors in California, China, Germany and New York. They are the smiling faces standing behind CEOs, mayors and the governor when a new business arrival is announced. They are the economic development organizations of Arizona. It’s an alphabet soup of agencies, but they are working… Read More →

Confidence Builds: Developers see aggressive optimism in marketplace

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Investing in spec buildings may – or may not – be an anomaly in the marketplace. Dan Withers, president of D.L. Withers Construction says he’s seeing risk-taking entrepreneurs coming back into the market. “It’s been difficult for people to assess the timing in this recession,” he says. “There is enough optimism out there that we… Read More →

Utilities aim to provide infrastructure to meet Arizona’s continued growth and ensure a vibrant economy

Most Challenging Project 2011: Soleri Bridge

When economic developers head into the marketplace to sell Arizona’s benefits to interested relocation prospects, one item on that list is plentiful: reliable and well-priced utilities. While some cities deliver electric power in addition to sewer and water, the power grid is essentially divided between Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project and Tucson Power &… Read More →