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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.

Sales for $800,000+ homes increase 69%

Luxury Home - AZ Business Magazine November 2008
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
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

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

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
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

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

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?

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

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 →

Keeping High-Profile Meetings Safe and Secure

Deliver on Your ROI, Business Meetings
by in Featured

Before the advent of smart phones, planting covert listening devices was the most popular way to illegally record content from a private meeting. Today, with an estimated 130 million smartphones in use in the United States, every user has the potential to be a covert meeting operative with their own Wi-Fi receiver, camera, audio recorder,… Read More →

Taxpayers Should Take Advantage of IRS Changes

by in Featured | Financial Management

Unlike last year, tax planning for 2013 is not hampered by uncertainties over alooming fiscal cliff. Unfortunately, there is always some uncertainty and a few expiring provisions to warrant special attention by taxpayers. Managing income taxes at year end involves techniques designed to address three issues: • Accelerating or deferring income: If a taxpayer expects… Read More →

10 Tactics Insurance Companies Use to Deny Claims

by in Featured | Legal

After any kind of accident, from boating and automobile accidents to a dog bite or boating crash, the moments after can be confusing and frightening. Depending on your injuries and the situation, you may be looking at a personal injury lawsuit and in that case, it’s important to be on guard and and ready for… Read More →

Gertrude’s Plans Salt Smitten Dinner Oct. 24

by in Date Night

Chef Stephen Eldridge knows a good thing when he sees it, and beyond that, the guy knows how to cook too. A recent trip to Gertrude’s for their Crafty Beer Dinner Part II, featured the Grand Canyon Brewing from Williams and their award winning line of craft beers and unique Flavor Bomb brews. I was… Read More →