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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.

Banner Payson recognized for patient safety efforts

Banner Good Samaritan Hospital

Banner Payson Medical Center has earned Joint Commission recognition for its patient safety efforts and its evidence-based interventions for heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care and immunization. As part of its annual quality and safety report, The Joint Commission found Banner Payson to be a “Top Performer” with its key quality measures program which honors hospitals… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches initiative for emerging companies

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Ballard Spahr has launched a new program – Project SING – designed to support emerging companies and guide them through the legal challenges that come with starting a business. Project SING (Seed. Incubate. Nurture. Grow.) offers select emerging companies access to mentorship opportunities, educational sessions, networking, and alternative fee arrangements to accommodate the unique needs… Read More →

AT&T donates $15,000 to Genesis City program

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Genesis City, a youth services charity that serves disconnected youth by empowering them through a rigorous academic experience tailored to their individual needs, received a $15,000 donation from AT&T during their Annual Blues Night Fundraiser on Thursday, November 12. “Genesis City is so grateful for the support of AT&T,” said Karen Callahan executive director of… Read More →

Aerospace firms make LGBT inclusion a priority

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Aerospace and defense companies continue to work toward LGBT inclusion, according to a report by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. A full breakdown of the Corporate Equality Index (CEI) scores for the aerospace and defense sector, including ten… Read More →

UA, Banner adds Dr. Zoe González-Garciá

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The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center has added the new faculty member Zoe González-Garciá, MD, assistant professor, to the Division of Endocrinology. As a pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. González-Garciá will provide care for children suffering from endocrine disorders, such as type 1 diabetes, thyroid problems, hypoglycemia and obesity, among others. She will care for… Read More →

The Ridge at Fox Creek opens in Bullhead City

The Ridge at Fox Creek

The region’s most anticipated new residential communities becomes a reality with the Nov. 13-15 grand opening of The RIDGE at Fox Creek – Brookfield Communities’ newest and most innovative community in Bullhead City. Brookfield Communities is expecting up to 1,000 people to attend the grand opening weekend of The RIDGE. Chef Paul Terry will be… Read More →

Sonora Quest Laboratories teams up with Safeway


Sonora Quest Laboratories announced today a collaboration with Safeway to open Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers within select Safeway stores in Arizona, with the first now open in north Scottsdale. The Patient Service Centers will provide consumers access to convenient lab testing inside Safeway stores, directly next to the pharmacy. This retail collaboration will offer Arizona residents increased… Read More →

HGTV’s ‘A Sale of Two Cities’ features Valley realtor

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Scottsdale-based real estate agent, Jason Mitchell of The Jason Mitchell Realty Group at Realty Executives, announced today that he will appear on HGTV’s popular national television show, “A Sale of Two Cities,” which will debut on Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. MST. “A Sale of Two Cities” follows home-seekers as they explore properties in two different cities, at… Read More →

LA Fitness acquires 24 Hour Fitness gyms in Arizona


LA Fitness announced that it has acquired all 11 of the 24 Hour Fitness clubs in Arizona.  LA Fitness has been part of Arizona since 1993, and in an industry often associated with fad and fashion, it has steadily increased its presence by focusing on the one lifelong benefit valued by everyone: good health. All membership agreements acquired,… Read More →

Boeing grants Goodwill $25,000 to help veterans


The Boeing Company has awarded Goodwill of Central Arizona with a $25,000 grant for a program that that will serve 200 veterans by providing much needed job preparation skills to help them find civilian jobs.  Through the program, Goodwill anticipates serving and helping place 80 job seekers in gainful employment. “We’re extremely grateful for Boeing’s… Read More →

TGen finds drug that could help treat brain tumors


In a significant breakthrough, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) has identified a drug, propentofylline or PPF, that could help treat patients with deadly brain cancer. In a study published today in the Journal of NeuroOncology, TGen researchers report that PPF works to limit the spread of glioblastoma multiforme, or GBM — the most common primary tumor of… Read More →

Maracay Homes purchases $9 million in Chandler land parcels


Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the Tri Pointe Group, has closed on the $9 million purchase of 84 homesites in Chandler, Arizona. Located on nearly 36 acres near the southeast corner of Chandler Heights and Cooper roads, the 80-foot x 135-foot homesites sit on five parcels assembled by JEN Arizona 20, LLC. Maracay… Read More →

Mutual of Omaha Bank opens Scottsdale location

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Mutual of Omaha Bank will officially open the doors to its newest full-service location in Scottsdale on Monday, Nov. 16, Arizona Market President Kevin Halloran announced. Strategically located at 7373 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite A195, the location will feature a retail banking center, as well as space to accommodate a newly expanded commercial team that… Read More →

Brelby Theater Company wins FirstBank contest

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Brelby Theatre Company, a Glendale-based company that produces professional live theatrical shows and operates classes and workshops, has been named the winner of the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest.” Brelby Theater Company representatives learned they won on Friday morning when representatives of FirstBank arrived at the theater with an oversized check and balloons.  The… Read More →

Enterprise Bank expands with Scottsdale branch

Peter Benoist, president and CEO of Enterprise Bank & Trust; Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane; and Jack Barry, president and CEO of the Arizona region for Enterprise Bank & Trust, attend Enterprise Bank & Trust’s grand opening of the Scottsdale branch.

Enterprise Bank & Trust announced the expansion of a new north Scottsdale location, which opened Nov. 2, and strengthens its commitment to the community and clients in the northeast Valley. The new branch located at 8698 East Raintree Dr., Suite 104 will blend business banking and private banking under one roof. The Scottsdale location will provide… Read More →