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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.

Cyber attacks top business threats for second year

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A cyber attack is the top threat perceived by businesses, according to the fifth annual Horizon Scan report published today by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), in association with BSI. Similarly, the threat of a data breach rises to second in the list, up one place from 2015. The annual BCI Horizon Scan assessed the… Read More →

Census report shows record year for Arizona exports

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Preliminary data released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau notes that Arizona’s 2015 exports were $22.56 billion, representing Arizona’s largest export year in recorded history. Additionally, Arizona exports were 6.2 percent higher than 2014, making it the 4th fastest growing export economy in the U.S. “These impressive trade figures are further evidence that Arizona is… Read More →

Abrazo’s red hats raise heart disease awareness

Heart Disease Awareness

Hundreds of babies born at Abrazo Community Health Network hospitals in February will receive little red hats to help the American Heart Association raise awareness about heart disease. The little red hat is a simple reminder for parents to talk about the future health of their newborn babies and make sure that they and their… Read More →

UA working to treat pulmonary diseases with inhalers

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Heidi M. Mansour, PhD, assistant professor in the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy, is working to develop advanced dry powder inhalers to treat and prevent pulmonary diseases. Mansour investigates pulmonary states and diseases that have unmet medical needs, including lung transplants, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome, cystic fibrosis,… Read More →

Wells Fargo opens new Glendale location

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Wells Fargo will open its newest Arizona location ­– a 2,529-square-foot community banking store at 6525 Happy Valley Rd. on February 8.  A grand opening celebration is planned in March. “We’re very pleased to bring Wells Fargo’s financial services to this convenient new location serving the Glendale community,” said Trushna Patel, store manager. “We’re looking forward… Read More →

Scottsdale expands efforts to support startups

Scottsdale

The City of Scottsdale is expanding efforts in support of its small business and start-up community after being named one of the Top 10 locations to launch a startup.  Scottsdale economic development is working closely to assist local businesses and entrepreneurs grow and develop both locally and globally through a series of workshops, seminars and… Read More →

TGen: Dogs help advance new cancer treatments

Cancer research

A Science Translational Medicine review suggests integrating dogs with naturally occurring cancers into studies of new drug therapeutics could result in better treatments for our four-legged friends while helping inform therapeutic development for human cancers. The review, conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Science, including faculty at the Translational Genomics Research Institute… Read More →

ADOT hosts small business transportation expo

Arizona Small Business Association seeks new CEO

The Arizona Department of Transportation and partner agencies will hold an event Wednesday, Feb. 10, offering tips and tools to owners of small businesses and companies qualifying for the agency’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. The DBE & Small Business Transportation Expo, scheduled for 7 a.m. to noon at Glendale Civic Center, will allow attendees… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosts military career event

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Register now for the 2016 BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event, taking place on Wed., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center, 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, 85012. Attendance is free. Advance registration is required at http://bit.ly/BCAZMilitary16. Career opportunities and resources are being offered at this free event, which is open to all active-duty… Read More →

Sherman & Howard expands in Scottsdale

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Sherman & Howard L.L.C. expanded its offices,  located at 7033 East Greenway Parkway in the Kierland Corporate Center, in Scottsdale, adding four new attorneys and staff members. “We are pleased to announce our expansion in Scottsdale,” said Gregory Falls, managing partner of the firm’s Arizona offices. “Our lawyers are focused on expanding our services to… Read More →

FirstBank ‘overshares’ in new Super Bowl ad

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FirstBank, which has 17 branches in Arizona, has developed a reputation for its innovative, on-trend and entertaining ad campaigns. This year they’re encouraging consumers to save money by taking on the “sharing” culture trend among Millennials. The public can viewFirstBank’s Super Bowl ad online ahead of Sunday’s release in Arizona and Colorado. Check it out.… Read More →

Retailer Web Services among ‘Most Promising’ for 2016

internet

Retailer Web Services (RWS) was selected to CIOReview’s top E-Commerce Solution Providers list for its expertise in providing exceptionally high performing and effective web solutions. The annual list showcases the 20 Most Promising E-Commerce Solution Providers of 2016. According to CIOReview, the positioning is based on a thorough evaluation of RWS’s specialties of creating smart… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies hosts community gala

Great Hearts Academies

Great Hearts Academies, a network of non-profit public charter schools, announced plans for an inaugural gala event on Oct. 1 to support its esteemed body of teachers. The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix and is being co-chaired by Great Hearts parents and community leaders Bonnie and Jon… Read More →

Candace Wiest helps launch AZ Physicians Bank

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, WVBI and AZ Dental Bank, announced the launch of a new specialty division, AZ Physicians Bank.  The group will focus on providing loans to physicians for practice acquisitions, equipment, working capital, owner occupied commercial real estate.  “This specialty group will provide capital and expertise to the medical industry… Read More →

Mesa reaches for Millennials in new music video

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Visit Mesa, the official tourism marketing arm for the City of Mesa, completed the Downtown Mesa video, a new destination marketing tool that shows off the activities, businesses and new experiences along Main Street. The video features the vocal talent of local Arizonans Sara Robinson and Levi Waskom as they get ready to enjoy their… Read More →