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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.

Az Business names 2017 Industry Leaders of Arizona

Industry Leaders of Arizona

On Thursday evening, business leaders from across Arizona gathered at the Camelback Golf Club for the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards. “Henry Kissinger once said the task of being a leader is figuring out how to get from where you are to where you have never been,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “Tonight,… Read More →

Phoenix sets ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal

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The Phoenix City Council this week unanimously approved an ambitious new goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent within its own operations by 2025. The City Council took action after hearing an update on the city’s progress towards its long term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city.   “Phoenix has authored one of… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare announces new chief nursing officer

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IASIS Healthcare has announced a new addition to its leadership team with Elizabeth Kearney accepting the role of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) for Mountain Vista Medical Center, a full-service hospital in east Mesa. The Chief Nursing Officer title is the highest nursing management position in a hospital and is responsible for overseeing the 178-bed acute… Read More →

UA becomes 1st Adobe Creative campus in the West

Adobe

The University of Arizona entered an agreement with Adobe to provide its student body the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software, making the institution the company’s first West Coast Adobe Creative Campus. With this agreement Adobe will make a $100,000 gift to the UA to support a planned student success district that will encompass… Read More →

Report: Businesses feel better about U.S. economy

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Executives from midsize and small businesses feel dramatically better about the U.S. economy than a year ago, according to the 2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Business Leaders Outlook report released Wednesday. Middle market executives are twice as optimistic – 80 percent, up from 39 percent – about the U.S. economy than they were last year. Also, 62… Read More →

UMB Bank adds Lana Harris as vice president

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announces it has hired Lana Harris as vice president of commercial business development. In her role, she is responsible for leading business development activities while supporting clients and associates. Harris has more than six years of business development experience in the construction industry. Prior to joining UMB,… Read More →

Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

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A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →

SRP offers new way for customers to support green energy

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Salt River Project is offering a new, simple way for customers to green up their energy through solar and other renewable energy sources via the SRP EarthWise Energy program. The program is attractive to customers who want to go green, but may not have the option to actually install solar systems on their homes or… Read More →

AFR Wholesale opens 1st regional office in Scottsdale

AFR

AFR Wholesale, a division of American Financial Resources, Inc., announced the opening of its first regional office, located in Scottsdale. AFR Wholesale, the wholesale/correspondent division of American Financial Resources, Inc., serves a nationwide network of more than 1,000 wholesale/correspondent brokers making it one of the largest providers of these services in the country. AFR Wholesale… Read More →

Are you concerned about identity theft this tax season?

tax season

In its second annual Tax Season Risk Report, CyberScout, the a data security and identity theft protection firm, reported on taxpayer attitudes about identity theft and saw a pattern of poor practices that leave much of the public vulnerable. While the IRS is taking steps that have reduced tax identity theft, taxpayers must still take ownership to… Read More →

ASU Innovation Open will award $100K to startup

ASU Innovation Open

ASU is hosting a venture acceleration competition that is meant to help fuel startups from collegiate founders. The winning startup at the ASU Innovation Open will win $100,000, sponsored by Avnet, to help grow the startup. Dozens of teams from across the world have submitted video pitches for the competition. The ASU Innovation Open will… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day rallies support for state’s nonprofits

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Arizona Gives Day is a grassroots, statewide day of giving that invites Arizonans to support their favorite causes by visiting azgives.org and donating either the day-of — April 4 — or scheduling their gift in advance to be processed on April 4. Hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum and presented… Read More →

UA Eller College expanding in downtown Phoenix

Dean Paulo Goes greets UA Foundation trustee  and donor Maxine Henig outside the newly renovated Phoenix Union High School building on the UA Biomedical campus. Photo by Chris Richards.

Ten years after the University of Arizona Eller College of Management entered the Phoenix market to offer an evening Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, the top-ranked business school is expanding its presence in downtown Phoenix with more opportunities for Valley organizations and professionals. The increased presence of the Eller College in Phoenix aligns with… Read More →

Laveen gets 1st pediatric office with MVP Kids Care

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Laveen families looking for a local, board-certified pediatric group can now count on the best physicians in the Valley to be there five days a week. MVP Kids Care has been a leading provider of pediatric care in Arizona for more than 50 years, and the facility is gearing up for a grand opening celebration… Read More →

UA Center for Integrative Medicine receives $1M gift

Iris Cantor

Thanks to a $1 million commitment from Iris Cantor, a lifelong philanthropist, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine will develop new curricula, train a new generation of integrative health professionals and empower individuals and communities to optimize health and well-being through the establishment of the Iris Cantor Research and Innovation Fund. An advocate… Read More →