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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.

ACG names finalists for Arizona Deal of the Year

Three finalists have been announced for the award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2016. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital… Read More →

Tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan

5 C's of Credit

Ahead of happening April 30 – May 5, Alliance Bank of Arizona is sharing valuable tips for businesses looking to secure their first loan, which is the initial step for many entrepreneurs who realize it’s time for their business to grow and expand. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses across the country… Read More →

New solar plant will charge huge battery for SRP

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

SRP announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery project that will be located in Pinal County.  SRP will purchase all of the energy produced at the Pinal Central Energy Center, located near Coolidge, which will be constructed and owned by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources. A subsidiary of… Read More →

Shea Homes opens sales gallery for Azure in Paradise Valley

Housing and transportation

Shea Homes has opened the Sales Gallery for its newest high-end development, Azure, a Shea Signature™ Community with 66 homes located within the 105-acre master-planned community known as The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley that is currently under development. Shea intends to offer five different residence plans sized at 4,000 square feet and up with multi-level options.… Read More →

Wells Fargo expands middle market banking in Southwest

bank loan

Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC), the  No. 1 lender to U.S. middle market companies, announced today that it has established a new Southwest Division of its Middle Market Banking business. The new division will expand local, dedicated expertise for the bank’s Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada customers. Selected to lead the new division is Neal Crapo,… Read More →

Banner Desert Medical Center launches trauma services

Banner Desert Medical Center has received provisional designation as a State Level I Trauma Center, from the Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, enabling the facility to provide the highest level of trauma care for patients ages 15 and older. Banner Desert expects to see more than 2,200… Read More →

CVS takes step to address chemicals of consumer concern

clinical research advantage

CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, took a major step forward in advancing its efforts to address chemicals of consumer concern by announcing the removal of parabens, phthalates and the most prevalent formaldehyde donors across nearly 600 beauty and personal care products from its store brand CVS Health, Beauty 360, Essence of Beauty, and Blade… Read More →

Arizona Health-e Connection rebrands as ‘Health Current’

Arizona Health-e Connection (AzHeC), a statewide nonprofit that has advanced health information technology and exchange in the state since 2007 is rebranding and launching the new name and brand of Health Current.  Incorporated in 2007, AzHeC has assisted more than 3,000 Arizona providers with the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) and has driven EHR… Read More →

Two-Thirds of American households regularly play video games

Sixty-five percent of American households are home to someone who plays video games regularly, according to a new study released today by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA). The report, 2017 Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry, also reveals 67 percent of American households own a device used to play video games. “America… Read More →

Scottsdale-based SpearmintLOVE earns national recognition

One of the fastest-growing online baby and children’s clothing and accessories store, SpearmintLOVE, today announced that its vision for offering unique, “must have” brands have led to tremendous sales growth, a tripling of workforce, quadrupling of warehouse footprint and landed the company on Facebook’s 2017 U.S. Small Business Council.  With millions of small businesses using the social media giant to… Read More →

How to avoid getting taken by scammer debt collectors

The IRS announced that it’s hired four debt collection agencies to round up outstanding payments from taxpayers who have been contacted numerous times and have not paid.  The goal of the debt collection program is to drastically reduce debt, but many consumer advocates worry that this roll out will lead to confusion and be an… Read More →

Valley-based telemedicine startup Akos launches hiring effort

Telemedicine provider Akos announced today that it will hire more than  100  board-certified physicians, following their launch earlier last month.  According to founders Dr. Kishlay Anand and Dr. Swaraj Singh, the new positions will be instrumental in helping Akos redefine healthcare and expand access to affordable healthcare services by 2018.  “We believe we have talented… Read More →

SRP helps customers choose solar installer

Clean Energy

Installing solar on a home can be a complex process, and Salt River Project has a new Preferred Solar Installer Program to help customers make the best, informed decisions for their particular needs. The program provides a resource for customers to find participating solar installers to guide them through the process.  Qualified SRP Preferred Solar… Read More →

HGTV star partners with Desert Schools Federal Credit Union

Arizona fans of HGTV’s top-rated show “Love It Or List It” will be ecstatic to learn that the show’s star, Hilary Farr, has signed an exclusive contract to partner with Desert Schools Federal Credit Union for the “Love My Home” sweepstakes. The contest, open to all Arizona homeowners in Maricopa, Gila and Pinal Counties, will award $100,000… Read More →

UA expert warns of challenges posed by wildland fires

Addressing congressional staff in Washington, D.C., ecologist Donald Falk warned that decades of fire suppression, coupled with drier and warmer temperatures in some regions, are leading to longer fire seasons, larger fires and greater area burned in the U.S. “The problem is not going away,” said Falk, an associate professor in the University of Arizona’s School… Read More →