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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.

How can you motivate Millennials in the workplace?

Millennials

Many millennials say they change jobs every two to three years. That’s not something that any company wants to hear.  What are the best ways to motivate, engage and retain your millennial employees, and what should you not do? Lisa Copeland is a global workplace expert specializing in culture, engagement, leadership and teamwork.  Her team… Read More →

UMB Bank expands team in Phoenix

Jim Patterson, CEO of UMB Bank in Arizona.

UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), has announced several promotions and new hires to its team in Phoenix. Frank Gorman and John Damiris have been promoted to commercial banking team leads, and Kevin Herbst was promoted to business banking team lead. Joseph Ponce has been hired as a private banking client… Read More →

Firetag Stoss & Dowdell Partners join Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner

Fennemore Craig

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. announced John L. Stoss and Paul F. Dowdell have joined the firm’s Scottsdale office as Partners. Mr. Dowdell’s practice is dedicated to business and real estate law and litigation, with a particular emphasis on real estate contracts and disputes, business contracts and disputes, post-judgment collections, title insurance and escrow matters, and… Read More →

SRP: 6 tips to prepare for summer monsoons

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As the Valley prepares for the first monsoons of the season, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the summer demand. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Arizona mining board

Fennemore Craig

Fennemore Craig Phoenix office director Dawn Meidinger was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Mining Association. “We encourage our colleagues to become actively involved in the industries we serve,” said Sarah Strunk, chair of the board of directors of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Dawn on her recent appointment to Arizona Mining Association’s board of directors,… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company needs $2M by Friday

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The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) fund-raising campaign launched in early 2016 to raise $2 million by Friday, July 1 to continue operations and produce the 2016-17 season has reached a critical juncture. ATC Board of Trustees Chair Cameron C. Artigue said that if the necessary funds are not secured, the company “will be forced step… Read More →

Polsinelli honored for emphasis on women in leadership

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For the second year in a row, national firm Polsinelli received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. With eligibility limited to U.S. firms with 300 or more attorneys, only 31 firms nationwide achieved this recognition, down from 44 in 2015 and… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a… Read More →

Slideshow: Four mountain views, one home

Mountain views

Just when we couldn’t think life could get more unfair, we see a home like this. Arizona has many beautiful views, but from this Fountain Hills home you can see four spectacular ranges from its backyard. Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, Red Mountain and Weaver’s Peak can all be seen from the backyard of this… Read More →

Real Trends ranks Walt Danley Realty No. 1

Walt Danley

Walt Danley Realty ranked as the No. 1 selling real estate team in Arizona by sales volume, according to the REAL Trends, “The Thousand: 2016 Teams by Sales Volume.” Walt Danley and his team are ranked No. 1 in the United States for sales volume, having sold $197,203,219 in residential real estate last year. Notably,… Read More →

Tempe Chamber elects chairman of the board

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The Tempe Chamber of Commerce elected Waste Management Senior District Manager Brian Wood as its chairman of the board. Wood will assume his role on July 1. He earned his MBA in 2014 from the University of Phoenix while balancing family, community involvement and work life at Waste Management. Wood also works as: A Certified… Read More →

MAG elects Mayor Stanton as chair

Presidential Award

At its annual meeting, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Regional Council elected Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to lead the organization as chair over the coming year. Other officers selected during the MAG Annual Meeting held Wednesday night include Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck as vice chair and Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney as treasurer. Helping make businesses export ready is on of… Read More →

Banner Health opens Northeast Valley center

Banner Health

Residents in the northeast Valley have a new one-stop option for their health care needs as a comprehensive new primary care facility, Banner Health Center, opens to new patients on Thursday, June 23. Community members are invited to get an up-close look, and can tour the center on Saturday, June 25 with a ribbon-cutting and… Read More →

Glendale Chamber reaches 1,000 members

Westgate entertainment district

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce reached a momentous milestone, reaching and exceeding 1,000 members. “Achieving 1,000 plus members is a great accomplishment for our Chamber and community as a whole,” said Chamber President and CEO Robert Heidt. “We take great pride in the fact our members bear witness to the value in not only belonging to… Read More →

Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation funds new ARCS Scholar

Ivy Foundation

The Ben & Catherine Ivy Foundation (Ivy Foundation) is providing a scholarship for John Heffernan, an Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar. Heffernan is currently pursuing a Ph.D in bioengineering at Arizona State University and plans to focus on glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain cancer research. The Ivy Foundation is the largest privately funded brain cancer… Read More →