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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly 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.

Goodyear hires Rider as economic development director

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The city of Goodyear has named Michelle Rider as the city’s new economic development director, Goodyear City Manager Brian Dalke announced earlier this week. Rider was selected out of a field of more than 40 candidates and four finalists after a nationwide search. “I’m excited to add Michelle to our team,” said Dalke, who was… Read More →

Wells Fargo No. 1 SBA lender for Arizona

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Wells Fargo & Company announced it is the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars and number of loans  approved for fiscal year 2014.  Wells Fargo approved $89,034,400 and 197 loans to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. “Working with small business owners… Read More →

NB|AZ partners with Super Bowl Host Committee

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces a new partnership with National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ). The partnership is a fully integrated program providing Official Sponsor designation, a custom media plan with traditional, digital and social elements, business development assets, as well as Presenting Partner status of the CEO Forum. The recently announced CEO Forum… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers incentive to beat holiday traffic

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The evening before Thanksgiving is the busiest of the year on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s roadways, especially for travelers entering from the east.  In an effort to ease roadway congestion, America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering a special incentive for using the 44th Street PHX Sky Train® station for pick-up and drop off. On November… Read More →

E-cigarette tax could generate $6M a year for Arizona

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The Arizona Legislature’s budget analysts say a tax on electronic cigarettes could bring $6 million a year in new revenue into the state’s coffers. The analysis released by the Joint Legislative Budget Committee bases that figure on taxing the nicotine vapor smokes at the same ratio as the current $2 per pack tax on regular… Read More →

DISH Network plans to hire 150 in Phoenix

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DISH is now hiring 150 customer service representatives at its Customer Care Center in Phoenix. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates as well as those with solid work experience to advance their careers. Job seekers are invited to learn about the company and our open career opportunities at our open house. WHO: DISH… Read More →

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors expands in Arizona

Managing Receivables and Increasing Cash Flow

Beacon Pointe Wealth Advisors (BPWA), a comprehensive wealth advisory firm and national enterprise building partnership, recently welcomed four experienced advisors to its Scottsdale office. Brian Coughlan, MBA, Landen Lunsway, CFP®, Chris Palermo, CFA, CFP® and Andrew Reinhardt, CFP® officially joined the BPWA Arizona team as Partners and Managing Directors on Friday. The new team, which… Read More →

Creditsafe opens sales center in Phoenix

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Creditsafe, the world’s most-used supplier of company credit reports, announced today that it has opened a sales center in the greater-Phoenix area. The office will allow the fast-growing company to better serve customers in the western United States. Located at 1400 E. Southern Ave. in Tempe, the 9,500-square-foot office can accommodate up to 150 employees.… Read More →

GM Foundation donates $25,000 to Valley nonprofits

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The General Motors Foundation today made two donations to local organizations totaling $25,000 through its Plant City Grants program. Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer presented a $15,000 check to East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) and a $10,000 check to Make-A-Wish Arizona.  EVIT is a career and technical school offering more than… Read More →

2014 Arizona Forward: A Special Az Business Report

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10,000 reasons to care this year This is the season of giving. And you don’t have to look very far into Arizona’s business community to find individuals who will leave this world better than they found it. • Bob Parsons, the former CEO of GoDaddy and cover model for this issue of Az Business, has… Read More →

2014 Arizona Bankers Association: A Special Az Business Report

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10,000 reasons to care this year This is the season of giving. And you don’t have to look very far into Arizona’s business community to find individuals who will leave this world better than they found it. • Bob Parsons, the former CEO of GoDaddy and cover model for this issue of Az Business, has… Read More →

Az Business Magazine November/December 2014

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10,000 reasons to care this year This is the season of giving. And you don’t have to look very far into Arizona’s business community to find individuals who will leave this world better than they found it. • Bob Parsons, the former CEO of GoDaddy and cover model for this issue of Az Business, has… Read More →

Polsinelli named Law Firm of the Year in healthcare

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U.S. News & World Report has released its 2015 Best Law Firms report, naming Polsinelli the “Law Firm of the Year in Health Care.” The designation is based on Polsinelli’s overall performance in health care, incorporating both client feedback and peer review, and reflective of the firm’s growing talent pool, complete range of healthcare legal… Read More →

UA’s Michele Norin among Premier 100 IT Leaders

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IDG’s Computerworld announced Michele Norin, Chief Information Officer at the University of Arizona, as a 2015 Premier 100 IT Leaders honoree. This year’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges. “The Premier 100 awards program showcases the innovative… Read More →

Smith Paknejad PLC adds veteran litigator to roster

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Smith Paknejad PLC recently welcomed attorney J. Phillip Glasscock to the firm. He joins the firm as “Senior Counsel” offering a broad variety of business law and estate planning services to businesses, business owners, key executives, property owners, families and individuals in the state of Arizona. Glasscock brings his well-established business law and estate planning… Read More →