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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.

UA researcher maps Zika danger areas

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With concern growing over a potential epidemic related to the Zika virus, a researcher from the University of Arizona has defined probable danger zones in the United States. Researcher Kacey Ernst, PhD, MPH, associate professor and infectious disease epidemiologist at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, said the mapping of these regions is based on three environmental… Read More →

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec will speak in Phoenix

Angela Cody-Rouget, owner of Major Mom, is on the set of the ABC show Shark Tank. 
(Photo courtesy of Disney/ABC)

Shark Tank star and Founder and CEO of Herjavec Group Robert Herjavec will be the keynote speaker at a local tech firm’s first annual conference. Herjavec will speak at sales platform provider Allbound’s first annual CO:LLABORRATE Conference, a two-day conference focused on digital innovation and disruption in channel sales and marketing will be held November 2-3, 2016 at… Read More →

Frutkin Law Firm announces new senior counsel

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Ajitav Mick Misra has joined The Frutkin Law Firm as senior counsel. His practice focuses on corporate and business law, tax law and renewable energy. Most recently, he was the general counsel of a hedge fund focused on renewable energy investments.  Prior to this role, he was a finance executive at an energy company as well as… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital will ‘Go Gold’ in September

Phoenix Children's Hospital

A child is diagnosed with cancer every three-and-a-half minutes and only a staggering 4 percent of U.S. federal funding is earmarked for childhood cancer research. That is why Phoenix Children’s Hospital is asking the Community to Go Gold this September during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month – with the goal of raising $1 million to support the Hospital’s Center for… Read More →

AERO Federal Credit Union opens Tempe branch

Enterprise Bank

AERO Federal Credit Union is opening its fourth community based branch to support the credit union’s newly expanded charter. AERO is open to those that live, work, worship, or go to school in their qualified field of membership. The new branch is located at 9845 S. Priest Dr., Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85284. A grand opening celebration and ribbon… Read More →

Pinal County’s Dolce Vita wins national industry award

Dolce Vita

Dolce Vita, the Apache Junction manufactured home community, earned 2016 Community of the Year honors for the Western region. The 55-plus, gated community was one of four national winners recognized by the Manufactured Housing Institute National Industry Awards. Murex Properties, a Florida-based company that owns and manages premier manufactured housing communities throughout the United States, purchased the community in conjunction… Read More →

Tempe Chamber honors Denise Hart

Denise Hart

The Tempe Chamber of Commerce has named Denise Hart as the 2016 Business Woman of the Year. She was honored at the 21st Annual Women in Business Conference on May 25 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Tempe. “I was deeply honored to be nominated for Tempe Business Woman of the Year among so many… Read More →

ACG-Arizona breakfast features CEO of StandardAero


The leader of one of the world aerospace industry’s largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul providers will be the featured speaker at the next Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast. Russell Ford, CEO of StandardAero, will be the featured speaker at the event, which will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June… Read More →

Travel Reminders from Sky Harbor Airport

Sky Harbor

The 100 degree temperature mark has been surpassed and anticipation is building for summer travel. The Memorial Day holiday will kick-off the official start to the busy summer travel season at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and America’s Friendliest Airport is offering the following tips for your summer getaways: Give Yourself Plenty of Time: The… Read More →

Ducey signs tax bill affecting business incentives


Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has signed into law legislation to improve one of Arizona’s main tax incentives administered by the Arizona Commerce Authority. House Bill 2666, sponsored by Representative Karen Fann, includes amendments and reorganizations that affect Arizona’s business incentives. Highlights of the bill include: Office of Economic Opportunity: Establishes the Governor’s Office of Economic… Read More →

Children’s Law Center names Polsinelli ‘Firm of the Year’

Maria Speth

The Children’s Law Center has named Polsinelli as its 2015 Law Firm of the Year, for the second time in the past three years. The firm was honored at a recent reception and pro bono awards ceremony put on by the Volunteer Lawyers Program, a civil law project of Community Legal Services and the Maricopa… Read More →

Sundt donates 150k water bottles to St. Joseph


Sundt Construction Inc., with help from its subcontractors and suppliers, hosted its seventh annual Thirst Aid water drive, delivering a semi-truck-load of nearly 150,000 bottles of water to St. Joseph the Worker, a Human Service Campus agency, on Friday, May 20. As Phoenix’s summer temperatures hit triple digits, employees from Sundt’s corporate headquarters in Tempe,… Read More →

AWEE launches website with focus on success stories

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) has launched a new, more interactive website with an emphasis on what makes AWEE the state’s preeminent workforce development organization: participant success stories. The website highlights a rotating series of success stories reflecting the diversity of AWEE participants using the organization’s expanding menu of programs and services that help women,… Read More →

Phoenix will get its first Kneaders Bakery & Cafe

Kneaders Bakery

Kneaders Bakery & Café, known for scratch-made artisanal European hearth breads has announced its first location in Phoenix. Set to open near the intersection of Indian School Road and 44th Street at the end of July 2016, this newest location will delight and nourish Phoenix diners. Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, the company… Read More →

Bartlett Lake Marina opens Bartlett Lake Grill

Bartlett Lake

The Bartlett Lake Marina opened up the Bartlett Lake Grill, the newest spot at Bartlett lake where folks can get their fill, on BBQ pulled-pork sandwiches and more. Co-owner and Operator of the marina, Eric Church, opened the restaurant just in time for Memorial Day, when lake-goers use the extra day off to have some boating fun.… Read More →