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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly 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.

Phoenix Regional Sports Commission changes name

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Phoenix Regional Sports Commission Executive Director Alan Young announced today a new name for the organization that promotes and operates amateur sporting events in Arizona.  The organization will now be known as the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission. “Our mission is to enhance our communities through sports,” said Board Chairman Kemp Ellis.  “We feel that… Read More →

DLA Prepares attendees for Cultural Transformation

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An outstanding lineup of speakers and topics will headline the 13th Annual Diversity Leadership Alliance conference, set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, November 7, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Speakers Jermaine Davis, April Lewis, Carol French, Mesha Mott, and Meleika Wadley will lead engaging workshops catering to a diverse and multigenerational crowd.  Featured… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan grant empowers women

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Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of experienced adults with nonprofits that need their help, announced today it has received a grant of $60,000 from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant, which will be matched by local resources for a total value of $120,000, will be… Read More →

GCU considers return to nonprofit status

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Grand Canyon University announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives to its investment-based business model, including a return to the nonprofit status it held from 1949 to 2004. In particular, the Board chose to form the committee after the university’s management expressed a desire… Read More →

Abrazo recognized for patient safety

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead, Maryvale, Paradise Valley and West Valley hospitals received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee aims to reach Hispanics

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Urias Communications, a full service multicultural advertising and public relations agency was named Hispanic agency of record for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Urias Communications will be responsible for advertising, public relations and community engagement within Hispanic and other multicultural markets leading up to Super Bowl XLIX – 2015 in Arizona on February 1,… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy earns distinction

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that it has been named a “Highly Recommended Arizona Litigation Firm” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, six Gallagher & Kennedy shareholders have been named 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” in the rankings. Gallagher… Read More →

7 Reasons to Bite Your Tongue in the Office

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Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas. Here are some of Gottsman’s tips and reminders to follow while you’re at work to keep your reputation intact and to avoid any turmoil with your peers: 1. You… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl gets Vizio as new title sponsor

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The Fiesta Bowl, one of the bowls that is part of the new College Football Playoff rotation, has a new title sponsor, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. Electronics giant Vizio will sponsor the Fiesta Bowl. Vizio had sponsored the Rose Bowl for the previous four seasons. For the past 18 years, Tostitos had sponsored the… Read More →

Ventana Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award

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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will bestow upon Ventana Medical Systems Inc. a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. Vice President of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council Michael Bremer will visit Ventana on Oct. 29 to present the award. The company will officially be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14… Read More →

SEED SPOT hires Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives

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Phoenix-based SEED SPOT, one of six incubators in the country focused on social entrepreneurs in the fields of health, education, energy and environment, human and basic rights, civic engagement, and community impact, hired C’pher Gresham as its Director of Entrepreneur Initiatives. In his new role at SEED SPOT, Gresham will be responsible for enhancing programs,… Read More →

Arizona economy rising, report shows

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Phoenix and the broader Arizona economy are expanding again after an extremely difficult recession, although growth will be more modest than the boom times of a decade ago, according to a report released today by BMO Economics. The labor market is a bright spot, with the city remaining consistent in its job growth performance.  “The… Read More →

Fulton Homes, Phoenix Suns Partner Again

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If the last NBA season is any indication, Fulton Homes, the Phoenix Suns, andthe Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association are about to have a big year. For the third consecutive year Fulton Homes is uniting with the Phoenix Suns for the Fulton Homes “Proud to Own the Three-Point Zone” program. This season when a Phoenix… Read More →

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country.  Time’s Money Magazine has ranked Gilbert as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to schools… Read More →

State ready to buy homes for Loop 202 extension

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Plans to extend the Loop 202 freeway around the Phoenix area’s southern edge are nearing final approval, and owners of approximately 200 homes are being told they’ll soon have to find new places to live. The proposed South Mountain Freeway would extend from Interstate 10 near the Ahwatukee section of southeast Phoenix with I-10 on… Read More →