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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Scottsdale Charros raise more than $305K for local groups

Tailoring Jobs

Scottsdale Charros, a nonprofit volunteer group of business and civic leaders, raised $305,000 that will be used to fund local youth programs, educational scholarships and charities. The Charros’ main focus is building the community by supporting youth sports, education and charitable causes. Thirty-five organizations were selected to receive donations. Nearly half of the money raised… Read More →

How much can crying during job reviews impact career?


Men who cry during a negative performance review at work are more likely to receive lower performance evaluations, decreased assessments of leadership ability and more negative written recommendations, according to a new study by researchers with the University of Arizona Eller College of Management. The study, entitled “Boys, Don’t Cry: Gender and Reactions to Negative… Read More →

UA earns $10.3M grant to study Alzheimer’s in women


Why do more women than men get Alzheimer’s disease? In their quest to find the answer, neuroscientist Roberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, and her colleagues in the Center for Innovation in Brain Science at the University of Arizona Health Sciences, have been awarded a $10.3 million five-year Program Project Grant (PPG) from the National Institute on… Read More →

Opendoor app gives shoppers on-demand access to homes

Mediterranean Custom Home, Scottsdale Living Magazine Winter 2012

Opendoor, the fastest growing real estate company in Phoenix, has launched an app for iPhone and Android that gives home buyers instant access to hundreds of homes for sale in the Phoenix area. With a few taps, buyers can find homes that match their criteria, view home details, and instantly take the next step of… Read More →

What are the Top 5 signs for gender-neutral bathrooms?

— Chris Ayers

If they have not already, patrons in all types of commercial facilities will soon discover that signs indicating separate men’s and women’s restrooms are disappearing. They are being replaced with “gender-neutral” signs. According to Refuge Restrooms, a site that lists every public, all-gender restroom in the United States, there are now 4,500 such public restrooms… Read More →

US Ignite will partner with Institute for Digital Progress


Today, US Ignite announced the selection of the Institute for Digital Progress to serve as the key innovation partner for the city of Phoenix as a Smart Gigabit Community. Earlier this year in his state of the city address, city of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would join US Ignite’s Smart Gigabit Communities… Read More →

Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation awards $1.6M in grants


Sprouts Farmers Market today announced that the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation will award $1.6 million to nonprofit organizations that support health- and wellness-related causes this fall. The Foundation, which launched in 2015 and distributed $1.3 million to nonprofit organizations in its first year, focuses its giving in promoting health education and nutrition, food security and… Read More →

NAU president highlights successes, future of possibilities

Rita Cheng

“We are working together to build the future we know NAU deserves,” President Rita Cheng told students, faculty, staff and the Flagstaff community during the campus forum held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the High Country Conference Center. View the full powerpoint slideshow or watch the recorded presentation online. “As we gather here today, our university… Read More →

Invest Southwest announces Venture Madness sign-up date


Invest Southwest announced Monday that applications will open for the 2017 Venture Madness competition on Nov. 1, 2016 and run through Jan. 5, 2017. The anticipated annual event, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will select 64 early-stage companies to compete in the bracket-style competition for a chance at a $100,000 shared prize. Invest Southwest is also holding a… Read More →

Fulton Homes plays in ‘Super Bowl of Politics’


Valley viewers tuning into the Presidential debates are seeing more than just candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aggressively debating issues and trading barbs. Many saw a local company, Fulton Homes, run a creative spot to appeal to these viewers who are highly engaged in the 2016 Presidential Election. Joining the likes of Audi, Jeep,… Read More →

Valley of the Sun United Way names ‘Live United Top 20’


It just doesn’t happen without them. And it’s time they got the recognition they deserve. Valley of the Sun United Way relies heavily on the generous support of organizations in our community to help it fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and families in need. Valley of the Sun United Way announced this year’s members of the Live… Read More →

Bank of Hope will sponsor Scottsdale LPGA event


Bank of Hope, the largest Korean-American bank in the United States, announced its partnership with the LPGA as the title sponsor for the newly renamed Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Teaming up with LPGA, Bank of Hope has agreed to a three-year deal as title sponsor of the Phoenix event. The tournament will feature a full field… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Integrate moving to Downtown Phoenix

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Another one of the Valley’s most successful homegrown software companies is relocating its headquarters from Scottsdale to Downtown Phoenix.  Integrate, a leading developer of marketing software has leased the entire 19th floor Penthouse Level of 111 West Monroe, advancing a trend of both established technology companies and entrepreneurial start-ups leasing space in the building.  “Integrate… Read More →

Arizona-based Swiftpage launches SMS4Act! for businesses Buchachon Petthanya

Swiftpage, the maker of Act! and a leading provider of software and services that help small and mid-sized businesses grow, today announced the release of SMS4Act!, the newest Connection available to Act! Premium subscribers. Act! is the trusted solution to help individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in one place,… Read More →

Veterans organizations launch billboards to thank VA


Local veterans’ leaders representing Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) announced an effort to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and local community healthcare providers for their partnership to provide more timely, quality care to Phoenix area Veterans under the Veterans Choice Program. Today, the billboards were launched at… Read More →