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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.

Forum to focus on ‘Doing Business in Mexico’

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Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, together with the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a comprehensive forum focused on “Doing Business in Mexico.” The forum will be on Oct. 6 from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and it will be held at The Camby at 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. The… Read More →

HEAT Forum panelists to discuss Arizona’s innovations

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On Oct. 5, a panel of experts from the healthcare, energy, aerospace and technology industries will convene to talk about Arizona’s knowledge-based economy and its successes. The inaugural HEAT Forum will spotlight the developments and innovations happening in Arizona and explore how those breakthroughs are impacting the state and changing the world. The time’s have changed since… Read More →

Report: Disabled Americans more engaged with 2016 election

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A new Pew Research Center analysis shows that Americans with disabilities are more engaged with the current election than the general public, although they are less likely to turn out on election day because “they face a number of obstacles to voting.” The report, A Political Profile of Disabled Americans, found that nearly three-quarters of the… Read More →

Desert Schools subsidizes financial literacy website

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Financial literacy and education is a critical life lesson, one that can have a big impact throughout life. Recent studies show that Americans have a “low level” of financial literacy – struggling to understand basic principals. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union wants to change this by preparing students early in their life. By partnering with… Read More →

Ampsy and Bluemedia form sports entertainment partnership

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Ampsy and Bluemedia formed a partnership which unites the two Phoenix-based companies in delivering best-in-class hyperlocal visualization and analytics technology to the $7 billion Out-of-Home (OOH) advertising and media industry. Ampsy, which recently relocated its headquarters to Scottsdale, is a worldwide leader in the delivery of hyperlocal social content aggregation, visualization and analytics to brands, agencies and venues.… Read More →

Phoenix Rescue Mission collects 1 million water bottle for homeless

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Phoenix Rescue Mission announced today it reached a record-breaking milestone during its 4th Annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign, collecting 1,157,845 bottles of water for the homeless and elderly shut-ins during the four-month campaign. In celebration of the achievement, Phoenix Rescue Mission hosted its first-ever Code:Red Donor Appreciation Breakfast, last Thursday. “This milestone is a direct reflection… Read More →

NAU president sees ‘possibilities in every direction’

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“At Northern Arizona University, we see possibilities in every direction,” President Rita Cheng told the Arizona Board of Regents during Friday’s annual Operational and Financial Review. During her presentation, the president highlighted the university’s many accomplishments over the last year, thanking the members of the campus community, Flagstaff and board for their contributions. “Northern Arizona University… Read More →

Arizona cyclist wins gold after hip replacement

Photo by Ed Aldridge via St. Luke’s Medical Center

Karl Baumgart, a 44-year-old Scottsdale resident and cycling competitor, won a national championship, four silver medals, and the overall “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship. Just six weeks later, Karl continued on winning two silver medals at the 2015 Masters World Track Championships. These accolades were earned just… Read More →

GoDaddy plans open house and culture tour for veterans

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting an open house and culture tour at GoDaddy for Arizona veterans and their spouses.  The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center, 2150 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Attendance is free, but registration is required at GoDaddyCultureTour, or http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com/veterans-godaddy-culture-tour. This is an opportunity for… Read More →

Mountain Shadow Resort homes sales gallery opens

A rendering of one of the homes that will be available at Mountain Shadows Resort. (Photo courtesy of The New Home Company)

With construction underway, California-based The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) is opening an on-site sales gallery for its first housing development in Arizona. New Home is building luxury homes at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley. The resort is expected to open in early 2017. Mountain Shadows is the newest community of resort… Read More →

Rio Salado College hosts resource fair for veterans

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Rio Salado College is hosting a free resource fair for veterans on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, where veterans and their family members can access educational, employment and community services. The Stand for Vets resource fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC), 3320 S. Price Road,… Read More →

Colon Cancer Alliance will host Undy Run/Walk

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On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three… Read More →

Meritage Homes donating mortgage-free home to veteran

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Operation Homefront and Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH) are joining forces to thank a Phoenix-area veteran for his service by presenting his family with a new mortgage-free home on Veterans Day.   U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Moncreif will receive the keys to his new 2,278-square-foot home, in a ceremony on November 11. The three-bedroom,… Read More →

Arizona poverty rate down, but many still hungry

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Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing the official poverty rate had its largest one-year decline since 1968. The U.S. poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent to 13.5 percent. In Arizona, the official poverty rate is now 17.4 percent, down from 18.2 percent the previous year. The child poverty rate is 24.7 percent,… Read More →

New study reveals key to gender gap in C-suite

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Countless studies have shown women to be great leaders who improve company performance. Organizations across a multitude of industries that have embraced the business case for increased gender diversity are spending millions of dollars on programs to help women advance. Yet, gender parity in the C-suite has not bee reached. A new study, released Wednesday by the coaching and… Read More →