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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.

‘Property Wars’ star merges his firm with Realty Executives Phoenix

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Valley-based Realty Executives Phoenix is expanding once again with a  merger with one of the Valley’s biggest names in real estate. RedBrick Realty, which was founded by “Property Wars” star Doug Hopkins, has merged with Realty Executives to join one of the largest real estate brokerages in Arizona. RedBrick Realty will rebrand as Realty Executives… Read More →

Bourgade student-led IT program raises bar for local schools

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Bourgade Catholic High School is raising the bar for the rest of the local valley schools in the realm of technology.  Bourgade Catholic boasts not only top of the line technology on campus, but has a student-run IT program called Hi Tech.  Bourgade Catholic has implemented the use of technology in every classroom throughout the… Read More →

Troon named Club Management Firm of the Year

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Golf course management, development and marketing firm, Troon, was recently selected by BoardRoom Magazine as the “Club Management Firm of the Year” for 2016 in the publication’s 18th annual “Excellence in Achievement” awards. This marks the third straight year Troon has been honored with this distinction from BoardRoom Magazine. BoardRoom Magazine, the official publication for the Association of… Read More →

Phoenix sees decline in consumer spending growth, report shows

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A recent report on the Local Consumer Commerce Index for August 2016, shows that Phoenix is among 12 U.S. cities in the report to see a decline in consumer spending growth with a 1.68 percent decline in growth. The JPMorgan Chase Institute Local Consumer Commerce Index  reports that all but three of the 15 major… Read More →

The James Agency adds Barrio Queen and Central Kitchen to client roster

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The James Agency (TJA), a Scottsdale-based full-service advertising, public relations and digital firm, added two restaurant clients to its growing roster, Barrio Queen and The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen. TJA has been named the PR agency of record for both restaurants, handling ongoing PR and social media efforts. TJA also will be redesigning Barrio Queen’s website and handling search engine… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor debuts modernized Terminal 3

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport just became friendlier and more efficient.  On December 5, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council rolled back temporary construction walls to officially open the first phase of the newly modernized Terminal 3.  The updated terminal offers spectacular views, an abundance of natural lighting and a more efficient… Read More →

Social Venture Partners Arizona announces semifinalists

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Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced the 20 local nonprofits selected as semifinalists for the 2017 Fast Pitch Competition, affectionately known in the business and philanthropic worlds as “American Idol with soul.”  Leaders from the following nonprofits will participate in a two-month mentoring program to sharpen their social impact and business plans, and to train… Read More →

Arizona Animal Welfare League celebrates 5,000 adoptions

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You can save more than money at Chandler Fashion Center – you can save a life. The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 5,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their furever families. Two… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital helps Child Crisis Arizona

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona to collect donations of clothing, hygiene products and toys to help Arizona’s abused  and neglected children have a better holiday.  “This season can be a tough time for children living at the Child Crisis Arizona who often face the holidays without parents, siblings or other… Read More →

The do’s and don’ts of holiday office party etiquette

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Every winter, business owners host formal and sometimes elaborate holiday parties. At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. How can you navigate the office holiday party like a pro?  Sharon Schweitzer, an international business etiquette expert, author, and the founder… Read More →

Abrazo Maryvale Campus named pediatric-ready ER

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The Abrazo Maryvale Campus has been certified as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care hospital by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP). This voluntary certification means that Abrazo Maryvale Campus, 5102 W. Campbell Ave., is ready to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. If necessary, Abrazo Maryvale… Read More →

Charitable tax credit changes help nonprofits with year-end giving

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Earlier this year the Arizona State Legislature made changes to the Charitable Tax Credit, which can help out local nonprofits from year-end giving. Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1216 this spring, which increases the tax credit for qualifying foster care organizations from $200 to $400 for an individual or household, and an increase from $400… Read More →

AAED will host policy impact dinner in January

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Policy Impact Dinner on Jan. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. The evening will celebrate policies, best practices and champions of economic development. The cost of the dinner is $100 for members, $125… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

Capital Lending Partners acquires Hanson Capital

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Capital Lending Partners LLC, an Arizona mortgage banking company acquired Arizona-based private mortgage lender, Hanson Capital LLC in early November. Founded by Chris Hanson in 2008, Hanson Capital focuses on making short-term, hard money loans on real property located in Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and Washington. The company’s multi-million-dollar pool of dedicated capital enables it… Read More →