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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.

Mesa teen develops App to mitigate credit card debt

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Science Helps, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people through practical application of science, today announced that Antonio Ferris, a 15-year-old sophomore at BASIS Mesa High School has released a new Android Application called “Cost of Credit.”  The App is free of charge and can be downloaded here. “Someone with credit card debt shouldn’t have to… Read More →

ASU Cronkite program focuses on border issues

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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, longtime owners of the national chain of Village Voice alternative weeklies, will use proceeds from a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to establish a Chair in Borderlands Issues at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The $2M gift will support an… Read More →

Autism schools open in Phoenix and Chandler

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December 19, 2014 by in Blogs

Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of the CARD Academy schools in Phoenix and Chandler, Ariz. They are opening two private day schools for individuals with autism that use applied behavior analysis in the approach. CARD Academy is a place where children and families can learn, play and thrive.  The… Read More →

Super Bowl helps Arizona stay green

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and the NFL are teaming with Verizon to collect and safely recycle electronic waste in the Phoenix area.  The recycling event is open to the public and gives local residents an opportunity to actively participate in the “greening” of their community as part of Super Bowl. The collection takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 20,… Read More →

PHX Sky Harbor offers free gift wrapping

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If you are traveling for the holidays, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is offering important travel tips along with a parking discount and a free service for those traveling with gifts. The TSA recommends that travelers do not wrap their gifts when passing through security. For the sixth year, Phoenix Sky Harbor will be offering free… Read More →

ASU School program focuses on border issues

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Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, longtime owners of the national chain of Village Voice alternative weeklies, will use proceeds from a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to establish a Chair in Borderlands Issues at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The $2M gift will support an… Read More →

Pinnacle West declares quarterly dividend

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation’s Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.595 per share of common stock, payable on March 2, 2015, to shareholders of record on February 2, 2015. Pinnacle West Capital Corp., an energy holding company based in Phoenix, has consolidated assets of about $14 billion, nearly 6,400 megawatts of generating… Read More →

Magellan Health provides 2015 financial insight

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Magellan Health, Inc. announced that, for 2015, it expects to generate net revenue in the range of $4.25 billion to $4.49 billion, and net income in the range of $51 million to $67 million, which translates into diluted earnings per share (EPS) in the range of $1.90 to $2.50, inclusive of share repurchases to date.… Read More →

Tucson’s Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital makes history

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Carondelet St. Joseph’s Hospital and its Joint Replacement Center have accomplished something no other hospital in the United States has to date. All four total-joint replacement programs offered at St. Joseph’s—knee, hip, ankle and shoulder—were awarded the Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in… Read More →

Natural Brands president earns 3 Stevie Awards

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Carol May, president of Wisdom Natural Brands®, parent company of the leading stevia brand SweetLeaf®, was honored with three highly coveted awards at the 11th annual International Stevie Awards for Women in Business, held in New York City on November 14. May received her second Silver Award for Lifetime Achievement in Business and a Silver… Read More →

UMB acquires Marquette Financial Companies

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UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), a $16.3 billion diversified financial holding company as of September 30, 2014, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., and the Pohlad family of Minneapolis, Minn., announced the execution of a definitive agreement for UMB to acquire Marquette Financial Companies (MFC), a $1.3 billion financial-services company owned by the Pohlad family, in… Read More →

Plexus Worldwide donates $35,000 to Toys for Tots

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Scottsdale-based Plexus Worldwide, a leading direct-marketing weight-loss and health-supplement seller that was recently named No. 8 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies, presented a donation of $35,000 to Toys for Tots and a donation of $40,417 to Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The presentation occurred on December 15 at Plexus Worldwide’s headquarters… Read More →

Experts: Tucson economy is set to grow in 2015

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Things are looking up for Tucson, with an economy that is set to grow in 2015 and 2016. That was one of the key takeaways from today’s University of Arizona Eller College of Management annual Economic Outlook Forecast Luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. Some 540 people packed the room to hear… Read More →

iStar launches sales of final phase at Sage

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December 15, 2014 by in Blogs

Seventy-two new homes hit the market in Downtown Scottsdale when owner iStar Residential hosted a grand opening event for the final phase at Sage, the luxury condominium community located along the Scottsdale waterfront. The $35 million community is the first ground-up-construction condominium development to deliver new homes in Downtown Scottsdale in seven years. The two,… Read More →

Consortium buying PetSmart for $83 per share in cash

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PetSmart, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2, 2014. The consortium includes Funds advised by BC Partners… Read More →