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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.

Patrice Strong-Register – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Patrice Strong-Register – Managing Partner, JatroBiofuels Strong-Register has an Executive MBA, is the managing partner of JatroBioFuels and CEO of PLR Services. She also spends her spare time being a mentor for start-up companies and teaching at-risk students life skills. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming a partner in a renewable energy company and finding ways to improve… Read More →

Highest residential sale recorded in N. Arizona

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Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty closed what is now the highest residential sale ever recorded in Northern Arizona, including the Sedona MLS and the Flagstaff MLS. The sale of 51 Moonlight Drive, Sedona, closed for $4.5 million. It was selected by Sotheby’s International Realty as one of the 12 most beautiful homes in the world… Read More →

WebPT Among Fastest Growing For 2nd Year

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WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehab therapists, today announced it has ranked No. 362 on the Inc. 500 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Touting a three-year growth rate of 1,316 percent, WebPT boasts two consecutive appearances on this prestigious annual list of elite independent businesses. “We are honored… Read More →

ASU, TGen Team Up for Concussion Research

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Riddell, the leader in football helmet technology and innovation, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a leader in cutting-edge genomic research, today announced that the Pac-12’s Arizona State University and its Sun Devil football program will again participate in a genetic research study designed to advance athlete concussion detection and treatment. Now in its… Read More →

Jewett Named Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year

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Jack B. Jewett, President & CEO of the Flinn Foundation, will be honored with the Jon W. McGarity Arizona Bioscience Leader of the Year Award by the Arizona BioIndustry Association. “Great leaders embrace possibilities and take the steps to make them reality. Jack B. Jewett has done more than just take steps,” shared Joan Koerber-Walker,… Read More →

PCH helps patients understand health care coverage

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In an effort to stem widespread confusion about changes in health care coverage, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has introduced Family Financial Services, a team within the Hospital dedicated to helping parents understand their health care coverage options. The Hospital created the team in response to rapid changes in insurance coverage that are often overlooked or misunderstood… Read More →

Beth Soberg – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Beth Soberg – CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Soberg brings more than 25 years of industry experience to her leadership role overseeing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Greatest accomplishment: “The multi year integration of two companies post-merger that leveraged the strengths of each to build a sustainable and differentiated offering that resulted in 20 percent… Read More →

Gena Sluga – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Gena Sluga – Partner, Christian Dichter & Sluga Sluga maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating and was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers in 2013 in both the Insurance Coverage category and as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming named partner in a nationally-recognized law firm before the age of… Read More →

University of Phoenix founder dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to the Apollo Education Group. He was 93. Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause of death was given. “Dr. Sperling’s vision, pioneering spirit and boundless resolve to improve the world through accessible… Read More →

Joyce Santis – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Joyce Santis – Shareholder, Sonora Quest Santis has more than 30 years of laboratory management experience and works with numerous local and national charities and community organizations. Greatest accomplishment: “The opportunity to contribute to the business turnaround, growth and success of Sonora Quest Laboratories.” Surprising fact: “My secret ambition was to be a writer or… Read More →

Marian Rhodes – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Marian Rhodes – Senior Vice President, Arizona Diamondbacks With 27 years of Major League Baseball experience, Rhodes has re-developed the D-backs human resources while reinforcing a culture where the best and brightest want to work. Greatest accomplishment: “I built two highly effective Human Resources departments for two different sport franchises.” Surprising fact: “Despite the fact… Read More →

Arizona Lottery Breaks Sales Records

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The Arizona Lottery reports a record-breaking $724 million in sales, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and the highest amount in the Arizona Lottery’s 33-year history. Lottery beneficiaries received more than $175 million in net funding during the year. As a result of revenues for beneficiaries increasing 33 percent over the past… Read More →

Banner Health acquiring all UA medical facilities

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In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize… Read More →

GM Officially Opens Information Technology Center

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General Motors is adding to its roster of Information Technology Innovation Centers with today’s grand opening of a facility in the Phoenix area. The center, which will enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities and tap into a pool of new and experienced IT talent, joins innovation centers already operating in Warren, Mich., Austin,… Read More →

Barb Rechterman – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Barb Rechterman – Chief Marketing Officer, GoDaddy Rechterman oversees all facets of corporate marketing, including making GoDaddy’s edgy and viral Super Bowl spots. Greatest accomplishment: “We’ve gone from a company no one knew existed, to a brand with ‘household name’ recognition in the U.S., to a global powerhouse doing business in 42 markets around the… Read More →