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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.

15 Things You Must Drink in Phoenix

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When it comes to drinking the night away, there are a few cocktails that reign supreme. Today, the editorial staff of AZ Big Media would like to present the 15 essential drinks that every connoisseur of Arizona nightlife — or day drinking — has to try before they die. We’re not including any PBRs or… Read More →

Erin Davis named associate editor of AZRE magazine

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AZ Big Media has named Erin Davis associate editor of AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. Davis, a graduate of Park University, has been published in a number of McClatchy Tribune (now Tribune Content Agency) publications, including, The Sacramento Bee, Livewell Nebraska, San Luis Obispo Tribune, The Kansas City Star, Sun Herald, The Idaho Statesman… Read More →

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition


The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →

SocialWhirled is a finalist for Digiday Signal Awards

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Marketing | Tech

SocialWhirled, the leading digital campaign publishing platform, announces it has been named a finalist in the Digiday Signal Awards in the Marketing Technology—Cloud Platform category. The Signal Awards honor the best of the best in technology platforms that are bringing innovation, effectiveness and creativity to the media and marketing processes for brands, agencies and publishers;… Read More →

50 Things You Must Eat in Phoenix

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Phoenix is a foodie city with a capital “PH” (read: “phoodie”). AZ Big Media’s offices are located in Midtown Phoenix, just a short light rail ride from some of its writers’ favorite downtown and uptown Phoenix restaurants. And, trust us, when we say we take our meal times pretty seriously around these parts. Whether you’re… Read More →

Best I Ever Had: National Burger Month Edition

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It’s National Burger Month, and AZ Big Media’s employees definitely know what’s up when it comes to the Valley’s burgers. From high-maintenance patties with quirky toppings to a good, basic burger, here’s how to eat like a champion this May. Turkey Burger, $12 True Food Kitchen It’s True Food’s answer to a non-beef burger: A… Read More →

Frank food truck delivers crooning culinary delights

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By Kaley Kurowski, Special to AZ Big Media When you think of hot dogs, the first thing that comes to mind might be a picnic or a baseball game. For Frank. food truck owner Adam Allison, his first thought was of Frank Sinatra. Frank. food truck hit the streets in October 2013 when Allison, who… Read More →

REDW forms Alliance Benefit Group Southwest

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REDW LLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and business consulting firms in the Southwest, has announced the formation of Alliance Benefit Group Southwest (ABG-Southwest), a separate company for retirement plan recordkeeping and third-party administration services. The change took effect earlier this year, when all REDW team members in the group transitioned to the… Read More →

Countdown to Pot of Gold: Tribal Seeds


Tribal Seeds, a reggae-rock band based out of Southern California who is currently on their 2015 Spring Roots Tour, is coming to perform at the Pot Of Gold Festival being held at Tempe Beach Park the weekend of March 13-15. They are scheduled to take the stage on Saturday at 3PM. Co-founder Tony-Ray, spoke with… Read More →

Countdown to Pot of Gold: Slightly Stoopid

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Slightly Stoopid, a SoCal band with several chart-topping songs is coming to perform at the Pot Of Gold Festival being held at Tempe Beach Park the weekend of March 13-15. They are scheduled to take the stage on Saturday at 8PM. Drummer, Ryan “Rymo” Moran, spoke with us about their upcoming appearance. Here is what he… Read More →

Countdown to Pot of Gold: The Dirty Heads

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The Dirty Heads, a reggae-rock band known for their feel good vibes and creative sound, whose most-recent album “Sound of Change” took over summer of 2014, is coming to perform at the Pot Of Gold Festival being held at Tempe Beach Park the weekend of March 13-15. They are scheduled to take the stage on… Read More →

AZ Big Media starts social media merger


AZ Big Media is merging all of its social media accounts into one account for each social media platform to keep its readers better informed of the latest and most important business, real estate and lifestyle news. Currently, AA Big Media is maintaining separate Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for each of its popular magazines, including Az Business, AZRE, Az… Read More →

Remodeling group honors Contractors of the Year

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The Greater Phoenix Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (GP NARI) announced the 2014 Local CotY (Contractor of the Year)TM Winners. Behrmann Home Basics, Residential Kitchen Over $60,000 Custom Creative Marble & Granite, Residential Bath Under $30,000 & Universal Design Homework Remodels, Residential Kitchen Between $40,000 – $80,000 Tri-Lite Builders, Residential Kitchen Between… Read More →

Arizona manufacturing jobs pay above average

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Full-time manufacturing jobs for non-college degree workers pay a wage premium of more than $3,700 annually over jobs in other economic sectors and have a significant positive impact on the U.S. economy, according to a new report issued today by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). In Arizona, the report shows, the average manufacturing worker makes $18.71 an… Read More →

Bagnall hires Carey Craig as analyst

Bagnall announced that Carey Craig has been hired as an employee benefit analyst. In her new role, she will prepare claim reports, handle RFP requests, prepare renewal packages and competitive bid evaluations and work with other core team members to provide technical and benefit-related client servicing needs. Most recently, Carey has exceptional experience in providing exceptional… Read More →