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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.

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

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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

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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 http://www.journalofaccountancy.com/News/20138910.htm).  FinREC believes its recommendations would simplify what will be a very complex process of adopting… Read More →

Who Should Get Their Flu Shot?

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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

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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

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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 →

Keeping High-Profile Meetings Safe and Secure

Deliver on Your ROI, Business Meetings
October 24, 2013 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

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October 21, 2013 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

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October 21, 2013 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

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October 18, 2013 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 →

Gertrude’s Plans Salt Smitten Dinner Oct. 24

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October 17, 2013 by in Dining | Events | Featured

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 →

Work-It-Out Wednesday: Refresh Your Yoga Routine

Yoga - Scottsdale Living
October 16, 2013 by in Healthy Living | Shape

Getting bored of your yoga routine? Refresh your mind, body and spirit by taking things outdoors. Getting out of the studio and into the fresh air offers many ohm-mazing perks you may miss when practicing in the studio. Being outside and in a nature-based area allows you to engage deeper into your relaxation, putting the… Read More →

Leveraging visual storytelling tools can boost business

Kristin Bloomquist is executive vice president and general manager of the Phoenix office of independent marketing and communications agency Cramer-Krasselt.

According to the old adage, a picture is worth 1,000 words. But what about a six-second video? Or an impeccably curated pinboard? A host of new photo and video-sharing platforms—and the evolving universe of digital devices that enable them—are opening up new opportunities for marketers to engage consumers. But like many forms of “new media”… Read More →

W.P. Carey dean wants the world to know about school

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Amy Hillman, a renowned management professor and noted researcher, replaced Robert Mittelstaedt as dean of Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business in March and became the school’s first female dean. Az Business sat down with the leader of the W. P. Carey School, ranked in the top 30 among the best graduate business… Read More →

UA Cancer Center Director Earns Title

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October 12, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Healthcare

David S. Alberts, MD, director of the University of Arizona Cancer Center from 2005-2013, has been granted the director emeritus title by the Arizona Health Sciences Center. The title is retroactive to July 1 and will accompany his current title of Regents Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Nutritional Science and Public Health. Anne Cress, PhD, was… Read More →