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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.

David McGlothlin named AZRE’s associate editor

David McGlothlin
by in AZRE Magazine

AZ Big Media has named David McGlothlin as associate editor for AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. Intro/outro music by: cdk – Sunday by cdk (c) 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755 McGlothlin graduated from the University of Arizona in May with a journalism degree. During college, he served as an editorial… Read More →

Listen to what’s new at AZ Big Media

Downtown Phoenix
by in Blogs

You’ve heard that Buzzfeed listed AZ Big Media as one of the 27 Websites Everyone in Phoenix Should Know About, and we’re sharing the news through a radio commercial about azBIGmedia.com. Listen to the radio commercial here: The commercial is playing this summer on talk radio stations KTAR, KFNN and KFNX. If you hear our radio commercial be sure to let… Read More →

Ranking Arizona will celebrate the best of the best

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by in Events

Ranking Arizona 2016 has just been released and now it’s time to celebrate the best Arizona has to offer in the world of business. On Wednesday, April 20 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, at 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, Ranking Arizona’s Best of the Best Bash recognizes the great companies the local community… Read More →

Create a garden anywhere with straw bales

Garden
by in Creative Designer

Add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening. This technique allows gardeners to create raised bed gardens on a patio, lawn or any area with poor compacted soil. Straw bale gardening has been around for centuries, but thanks to Joel Karsten’s book “Straw Bale Gardens” it has gained new popularity.… Read More →

Jesse Millard named digital editor of AZ Big Media

Jesse Millard
by in AZ Business Magazine

Jesse Millard was named digital editor of AZ Big Media, and will be in charge of posting stories to the web, all of the social media accounts and will act as a contributing writer. Millard graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication last December. Be sure to forward any story ideas,… Read More →

What are the influential colors of the new year?

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by in Creative Designer

After careful examination of color trends in modern fashion, lifestyle and culture, color expert Sara McLean from Dunn-Edwards Paints forecasts influential paint hues that will be popular in home design this year. McLean predicts that roses and pinks will continue to influence and become more sophisticated and less juvenile. She’s observed the soft blushing pinks… Read More →

Ease into gardening with a raised bed

By Bonnie Plants
by in Creative Designer

Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling. Whether you purchase a kit or build your own, there are a few things to consider when… Read More →

Here are 7 healthy resolutions you can keep

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It’s tough finding a New Year’s resolution, especially one that you can keep throughout the entire year. If you pick the right resolutions you can face the New Year with vigor. If your resolutions include fitness, here are seven resolutions that you can keep that will help you achieve big strides towards your fitness goals… Read More →

Palo Verde nuclear power plant continues to defy desert

Palo Verde
by in AZ Business Magazine | Energy

Many scientists and engineers consider the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to be a feat of engineering because it’s not near a large body of water – unlike other nuclear power plants around the world. Mike McLaughlin, general manager at Palo Verde, has worked at the plant for four years. He said the plant, in… Read More →

Arizona’s water concerns, and how to avert crisis

Water treatment
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Arizonans face perpetual drought with an understanding that being good water stewards is essential to life in the desert. The current water shortage crippling California reinforces the importance of Arizona’s continuing conservation and management of this finite resource. Clarkdale Mayor Doug Von Gausig is the executive director of the Verde River Institute and has been… Read More →

Arizona looks for economic boost from sports

football
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Sports

The College Football Playoff National Championship Game on Jan. 11 is the next in a line of major sporting events coming to Arizona that has the potential for both short- and long-term financial benefits for the state, analysts and backers say. But while Super Bowl XLIX brought in over $700 million for the local economy, according… Read More →

Working together to avert a Southwest water crisis

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

After 16 years of drought on the Colorado River, how is it Arizona is not in a water crisis? We are not in a crisis due to a legacy of leadership and sound, future-thinking water planning.  The Central Arizona Project (CAP) and its partners are continuing this leadership with a steadfast focus on tomorrow’s challenges.… Read More →

Will ‘Seahawks effect’ catch on for AZ homebuyers?

football

A shortage of homes on the market and multiple-offer situations have fueled buyers to create strategies to get ahead of the competition. One game plan – the “Seahawks Strategy” – has worked for some Seattle homebuyers, and experts say the method could catch on in Arizona. The strategy suggests buyers shop for a home during… Read More →

Phoenix native launches Carvana, an online vehicles sales site

Carvana

When Katrina and Jerry Beckham’s minivan broke down multiple times, they knew it was time for a new vehicle. With three little girls to take care of, the Tennessee couple had to find a reliable way to get around. But Katrina Beckham called going to a car dealership “anxiety inducing.” The couple works full time… Read More →

Flagstaff Incubator helps Native Americans build businesses

Entrepreneurs

Sunlight shoots through the window of a Flagstaff studio, casting a spotlight on Gregory Hill – specifically on his hands. They’re burned and worn from carving toy tops. Hill, who is part-Hopi and part-Quechan, often works on his trade 19 hours a day to keep up with demand for his tops. “A top is one… Read More →