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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.

We misread faces when tired, UA study reveals

After a rough night’s sleep, your ability to recognize whether those around you are happy or sad could suffer, according to a study led by a University of Arizona psychologist. The research, published in the journal Neurobiology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms, found that study participants had a harder time identifying facial expressions of happiness… Read More →

Vixxo has plans to hire 400 in 2017

Vixxo is celebrating its one-year anniversary with more than 800 associates aligned around its mission to reinvent the facilities industry – and establishing its presence as one of Arizona’s fastest growing companies. Vixxo, a national leader in facility and asset management solutions, blazed new trails in asset management and data analytics in 2016 and is positioned… Read More →

UA researchers will study airport safety

Phoenix Airport - AZRE Magazine January/February 2012

Air travel has increased the potential for international transmission of infectious diseases. As increasing numbers of people travel by air, the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious diseases by travelers is on the rise. The University of Arizona Regulatory Science Program has been awarded a contract from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,… Read More →

Tourism in Tempe generates $1 billion in business sales

Tempe

The Tempe Tourism Office released the findings from a comprehensive research project, conducted by Tourism Economics, that details the economic impact of the tourism industry in Tempe. This study, which quantifies the importance of tourism in Tempe, found that 3.7 million visitors to Tempe in 2015 spent $730.6 million in direct expenditures. When combining that… Read More →

Hexagon Mining selects downtown Tucson for headquarters

Hexagon Mining, an information technology provider of planning, operations and safety solutions for the mining industry, today announces the relocation and expansion of its Tucson, AZ-based North American headquarters to downtown Tucson. Hexagon Mining employs 140 people in Tucson and plans to add 120 jobs over the next five years. Hexagon Mining employs 580 people worldwide and is committed… Read More →

Shea Homes buys 23-acre parcel in Ritz-Carlton PV community

Five Star Development, owner and masterplan developer of the community known as The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, closed a deal this week with Shea Homes  who is debuting a new high-end brand called Shea Signature, for the sale of 23-acres within the 105-acre development. The sold parcel, which has always been part of the approved development plan,… Read More →

Arizona’s largest co-working facility opens for business

Workuity

The Phoenix Biltmore area is home to another co-working facility, and it may just be Arizona’s largest co-working space. Workuity, a 18,500-square-foot Class A office space, opened in March at 24th Street and Camelback Road and will be able to hold nearly 250 people. Workuity was built on the premise that professionals, entrepreneurs, start-ups and other individuals should… Read More →

Arizona in Top 10 for job creation

Researchers at Arizona State University completed an analysis of the latest revised data on 2016 employment growth among states and metro areas. Arizona, in 9th place, moved into the top 10 states for job creation in 2016 for the first time since 2013. The state ranked second in financial job growth and fifth in healthcare.… Read More →

Phoenix-based DeLex Realty launches reality show

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With realty programming serving as such a huge portion of what television watching consists of today, DeLex Realty in Phoenix is debuting its own reality television show — designed to help homebuyers find their perfect home. “Last Home Standing,” a new show airing on Cox 7, gives viewers an in-depth look at buyers making the… Read More →

Small businesses compete for expansion funds in ASBA contest

Small Business Administration Awards

The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) teamed up with Cox Business and 3TV to host the first-ever Small Business Boost Contest. In an effort to drive awareness of the impact small businesses have on the Arizona economy, the contest will reward one small business with a grant to help them expand. The winning small business… Read More →

Why do CEOs of failing companies jump ship … or don’t?

CEO

It’s a common scenario in the corporate world. A company begins to fail, and before long the CEO is out the door. Sometimes the person is asked to go, but other times it’s a voluntary move — a decision that may be driven largely by the executive’s so-called “social capital,” according to a new study… Read More →

A.T. Still University diversity campaign earns national recognition

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A.T. Still University’s (ATSU) marketing campaign, “Diversity Means More Than Hue at ATSU,” received an honorable mention at the Cynopsis Media Social Good Awards in New York on March 2. The campaign is a multichannel initiative integrating print, video, and online platforms to highlight ATSU’s commitment to diversity in education, while encouraging students from diverse… Read More →

Flinn Foundation program picks 7 bioscience startups

Seven Arizona bioscience startup firms were competitively selected to participate in the 2017 Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program, which was established to foster entrepreneurship and help early-stage bioscience companies develop into successful and sustainable businesses in Arizona. The firms—based in Flagstaff, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson—will receive $30,000 each in funding support and program services… Read More →

Women in Cybersecurity holding annual event in Arizona

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Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) will hold its 4th Annual Women in Cybersecurity event on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd., in Tucson. The event, which is hosted by the MIS department at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, is… Read More →

UA College of Pharmacy receives $12M in philanthropic commitments

University Of Arizona

Commitments totaling more than $12 million will help pave the way for expanding and renovating the Skaggs Pharmaceutical Sciences Center at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Tucson campus. The ALSAM Foundation provided a $10 million challenge grant to the UA College of Pharmacy – the largest commitment in the history of the college. Class of ’67… Read More →