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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.

Stand Up For Small Business This Saturday

Velocity Retail Group
November 27, 2013 by in Featured | Small Biz

Have Americans lost hope? The trust-deficit between them and their policymakers is distressingly large, with only 19 percent, according to an October Pew poll, who say that they have faith that the government will do what is right just about always or most of the time. Thankfully, not all is lost. Americans still have faith… Read More →

Workout Wednesday: Jump Rope Your Way to a VS Angel's Bod

Jump Rope, SL ONLINE
November 20, 2013 by in Healthy Living | New You | Shape

It’s that time of year, and, no, I’m not talking about the holiday season. I’m talking about the one night when millions of women endure moments of self-loathing as Victoria’s Secret models strut down the runway. What if I told you, the secret ingredient to having an angel’s body is a jump rope? Yes, a… Read More →

Healthy Side Effect: ACA's impact on CRE, sustainability

Photo by Gregg Mastorakos

There’s another trend growing out of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) emphasis on wellness. Mark Stapp, a professor of real estate practice and executive director of Arizona State University’s Master of Real Estate Development program at the W.P. Carey School of Business, says the trend can benefit Arizona’s economic development efforts. “You say sustainability, and… Read More →

Healthy Outlook: Affordable Care Act means new healthcare opportunities in CRE

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Phoenix.  Photo / Gregg Mastorakos

“Tastes great!” “Less filling!” The old beer adage flavors trends in healthcare commercial real estate entering the Age of Affordable Care Act (ACA). There are tasty opportunities for new types of healthcare real estate and a glut of less-filled medical office buildings (MOB) that may result from consolidations. Healthcare providers are looking for patient-luring, high… Read More →

Sales for $800,000+ homes increase 69%

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008
November 18, 2013 by in Business News | Real Estate

This summary looks at single family homes over $500,000 in all areas of the Northeast Valley, including Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Rio Verde, Arcadia, Biltmore, Cave Creek and Carefree. Supply has increased sharply over the last month. The number of active listings offered for sale as of November 1 is 2,314, up 20% from… Read More →

Partnership Creates New Valley Medical Resources

JCL Surgery
November 13, 2013 by in Education | Featured | Healthcare

At a time when healthcare dominates the national news, Midwestern University in Glendale and John C. Lincoln Hospitals, Phoenix, are working together to augment local medical resources by creating a general surgery training program for osteopathic medical school graduates. The new osteopathic general surgery residency program, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, was jointly developed… Read More →

Economy’s Q3 Growth Boosts Local Businesses

November 9, 2013 by in Economy | Featured

The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the third quarter as businesses restocked shelves, and Arizona businesses are noticing the uptick. A 2.8% boost from July to September has Valley business owners optimistic about the holiday season and the first quarter of 2014. Local restaurants, retail, real estate and even purveyors of luxury goods… Read More →

UA Study Targets Latinas with Breast Cancer

November 8, 2013 by in Economy | Featured | Healthcare

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Latinas, but patients often have limited access to resources to help them cope psychologically. A research study to evaluate the impact of low cost telephone-delivered counseling on quality of life for Latinas with breast cancer and their supporters is being led by Terry A. Badger, PhD,… Read More →

China: A Land of Paradoxes


I was born in a small village near Shanghai, a year before the Communist government took over in 1949. My village was roughly 10 miles from the city center, where the famous Yu Garden is still located. And while the Yu Garden remains one of the main attractions of Shanghai today, my small village is… Read More →

Five Things to Do This Week: Nov. 6 to Nov. 12

Paint Pots
November 6, 2013 by in Events | Lifestyle

November kicks off with a traditional western cook-off and the annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts festival. Don’t forget to share with us your photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!   Nov. 7th-10th: 2nd Annual Scottsdale Fall for the Arts Experience the artistic culture of… Read More →

The 7 Deadly Networking Sins

November 6, 2013 by in Featured

From networking events, holiday office parties, to social networking sites, opportunities to “meet” new connections abound. Exactly how do you make the most of every introduction? Let’s start with what not to do. Whether you associate the “seven deadly sins” with medieval religious teachings or modern-day entertainment, they can be applied here to build your… Read More →

Looming changes to lease accounting standards

November 4, 2013 by in Az Business Leaders

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been working to finalize changes to the lease accounting standards.  Recently, the AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) provided FASB with recommendations to the lease accounting proposal (see the full article at  FinREC believes its recommendations would simplify what will be a very complex process of adopting… Read More →

Who Should Get Their Flu Shot?

October 31, 2013 by in Business News | Healthcare

Getting your flu shot is even more critical when you are pregnant or have recently given birth, a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix faculty member warns. “Influenza is more dangerous in pregnant women than other women because the changes in the immune system while you are carrying your child,” said Maria Manriquez,… Read More →

UA, SynDaver Announce Collaboration


Medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix has received a big boost with the latest in simulation technology from SynDaver™ Labs – and the city will get an economic boost as well. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Dean Stuart D. Flynn, MD, and SynDaver™ Labs’… Read More →

UA Offers Master’s Program in Health Administration

October 25, 2013 by in Business News | Education | Healthcare

To help meet the growing demand for health care administrators, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Phoenix will begin offering a new accredited Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Services Administration program in fall 2014. “In the rapidly changing healthcare environment, administrative positions are one… Read More →