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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.

Abrazo Central Campus employees give back to schools

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Abrazo Central Campus employees donated more than 100 children’s books as well as backpacks and school supplies to Washington Elementary School. Staff at Abrazo Central Campus (previously known as Phoenix Baptist Hospital), 2000 W. Bethany Home Road, collected donations over the summer. Donated school supplies included backpacks, notebooks, markers, glue sticks, pencils and crayons. Tissues… Read More →

Actress Julianne Moore joins TGen Key to the Cure campaign


Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore is the 2015 Ambassador for Saks Fifth Avenue’s Key to the Cure campaign, locally supporting cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). During Key to the Cure’s Oct. 15-18 charity-shopping weekend, Saks Fifth Avenue at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road, will donate 2 percent of sales to support cancer research at… Read More →

Bashas’ embraces technology to help customers


In an effort to enhance the shopping experience for customers and complement its training program for team members, Bashas’ Family of Stores has equipped all of its store directors with iPads, and teamed up with the Ibotta app and The Like MachineTM. Ibotta is a smartphone app that allows Bashas’ shoppers to earn cash back on… Read More →

SRP recycling initiative results in 20 percent increase

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In 2013, SRP’s average facility recycling rate was 11 percent. Two years and many strategically placed recycling bins later, the ‘PAB (Project Administration Building) Recycling Initiative’ reached a 31 percent recycling rate. The 20 percent bump— led by the collective action of employees— has pushed the utility to be on par at PAB with the… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Jones, Skelton & Hochuli garloon

Congratulations to the 16 lawyers from Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. that were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. New to the list this year are J. Gary Linder and Ryan J. McCarthy. Donald L. Myles, Jr. has also been named the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”… Read More →

Medicare ACOs improve quality of care, report shows

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while generating financial savings. As the number of Medicare beneficiaries served by ACOs continues to grow, these results suggest that ACOs are delivering higher… Read More →

ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission

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A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the Moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built, and operated at Arizona State University, and is one piece of the agency’s larger mission to fully characterize the water content at the… Read More →

Tips on what NOT to do during an interview tomwang

There are lots of articles for what to do during an interview, but few focus on what NOT to do. Why is this important?  Because while leaving a positive impression during an interview may be hard, leaving a negative impression is easy.  With lots of candidates available, it doesn’t take much to be removed from… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales appointed to binational health network


Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health — Phoenix, was appointed to the Academic Technical Council (ATC) of the Binational Border Health Network (BBHN). The network is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions on the U.S.-México Border. Funded… Read More →

Sonoran Spine opens Prescott office


Sonoran Spine, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists, have added a new office in Prescott, Ariz. Located at 1000 Willow Creek Rd. Suite D, this new office will be shared with Integrative Pain Centre of Prescott LLC. This marks the sixth location for Sonoran Spine in Arizona with additional offices in Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale… Read More →

ACG-Arizona celebrates leadership for 10th Anniversary

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ACG-Arizona is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a leader in the Valley business community by bringing in one of America’s most renowned military leaders at a time of increasing instability in the world. He’s Admiral Eric T. Olson (RET.), former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command responsible for having built and trained Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces during a… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare


When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson studies pancreatic cancer drug

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August 27, 2015 by in Blogs

Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a difference in treating pancreatic cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Despite recent improvements in treatment options, pancreatic cancer continues to carry a poor prognosis and… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys


Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, has announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers®. Among the honorees, James Belanger was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for the criminal defense-white collar practice area in Phoenix, and Kent Brockelman was awarded this designation in employment law-management. Now in its… Read More →