Author Archives: 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.

Survivor gives preemies a fighting chance at St. Joseph’s

Cameron T. Haselhorst has fought for his life three times and won, beginning on the day he was born weighing a mere 2 pounds. With round-the-clock care in the nursery intensive care unit (NICU) at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cameron thrived and, before long, he was able to join his parents… Read More →

UA startup FishTail Technologies targets student information systems

The University of Arizona has licensed a tool to integrate student information systems and learning management systems to UA startup FishTail Technologies. The software, which simplifies the use of the University’s complex D2L curriculum management system, resulted from the inventive work of a collaborative, multi-unit team from the UA Office of Instruction and Assessment, or OIA, and University… Read More →

Maracay Homes closes on $12.42 million land purchase

Land Advisors Organization recently brokered the $12,420,000 purchase by Maracay Homes of 216 finished homesites in Gilbert, Arizona. Ryan Semro and Bret Rinehart of Land Advisors Organization brokered the cash transaction between Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Groupe, and the seller, Annecy Recovery Acquisition, LLC. The East Valley is rapidly… Read More →

Singleton Mom’s offers support to children battling cancer

childrens hospital

Singleton Mom’s announced the expansion of their organization with the new children’s program Singleton Peds. Prior to this program the local non-profit helped single parents battling cancer by providing them with support for their day-to-day needs. Singleton Peds is an extension of Singleton Mom’s that will offer support and services to single parents that have children… Read More →

Abrazo West Campus donates 55,000 bottles of water

To help those in need of relief during triple-digit temperatures, Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center have collected more than 55,000 bottles of water for the homeless.  The water bottles were donated on June 16 to All Faith Community Services Food Bank which serves the West Valley. The water drive included the Abrazo… Read More →

How hot is too hot? What the heat does to you

How hot is too hot? You might not realize it, but you have a maximum operating temperature, according to a University of Arizona physician who knows an overheated person when she sees one. When you heat up, your body has ways to keep you at a temperature where your enzymes work optimally, says Dr. Jaiva Larsen, Banner… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor will offer nonstop flights to Frankfurt, Germany

As a result of tireless efforts by the Phoenix Mayor and Council, Phoenix Sky Harbor will soon offer nonstop flights between Phoenix and Frankfurt, Germany. Condor Airlines, part of the Thomas Cook Group, will fly on Mondays and Fridays from next May through September between Phoenix Sky Harbor and the Frankfurt Airport.  The Phoenix City… Read More →

Did University of Arizona scientists find undiscovered planetary body?

An unknown, unseen “planetary mass object” may lurk in the outer reaches of our solar system, according to new research done at the University of Arizona on the orbits of minor planets to be published in the Astronomical Journal. This object would be different from — and much closer than — the so-called Planet Nine, a planet… Read More →

Most employees feel no stress relief upon returning from PTO

Stressful lady in office

With summer officially upon us, many employees are looking forward to their vacations, but paid time off (PTO) restrictions, lack of managerial support and stress upon returning can all affect that well-planned trip, according to a survey released today by leadership development and conversation experts at Fierce, Inc.  Fierce surveyed over a thousand full-time employees… Read More →

Susan G. Komen Arizona will cease operations effective July 31

Susan G. Komen Arizona announced today its decision to cease operations effective July 31, 2017. Consequently, the Phoenix Race for the Cure event, previously scheduled for October, has been canceled.  Local organizations that were selected for Komen grants in March will be funded through March 31, 2018.  In addition, despite the closure of the local… Read More →

SRP customers set another record for energy demand

For the second consecutive day, Salt River Project on Tuesday delivered a record amount of energy to its Phoenix-area retail customers. Between 5 and 6 p.m., SRP delivered an estimated retail peak demand of 7,219 megawatts. That peak topped Monday’s SRP system peak of 6,981 megawatts, which surpassed the 2016 peak of 6,873 megawatts. SRP,… Read More →

Troon will manage Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club

Troon, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage the Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Arizona. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club was created as a private club reserved exclusively for members and their guests. Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club is currently open to a… Read More →

First Western Trust names president for Phoenix market

First Western Trust announced new leadership for the Phoenix market. Chad Maze, who has assumed the role of president, has overall responsibility for the lending, private banking, commercial banking, trust, and investment teams in Phoenix, focused on addressing the unique financial goals of our clients. Chad brings more than 25 years of experience in the… Read More →

Mobile Mini announces the launch of MM Connect

Mobile Mini, Inc. the world’s leading provider of portable storage solutions and a leading provider of tank and pump solutions in the U.S., announced the launch of MM Connect, a customer service portal, as part of a continued investment in technology solutions that started with the introduction of SAP SE, a world-class enterprise resource planning… Read More →

Arizona’s grades improve in manufacturing report

Arizona improved its grades in human capital, productivity and innovation and tax climate, say a new manufacturing report from Ball State University. The 2017 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, prepared by Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) for Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing initiative, shows how each state ranks among its… Read More →