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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.

Southwest Super Lawyers: Jaburg Wilk

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Phoenix business law firm Jaburg Wilk has seven attorneys listed as 2015 Southwest Super Lawyers. The 2015 edition of Southwest Super Lawyers magazine lists attorneys –Lawrence Wilk, Neal Bookspan, Roger Cohen, Mitchell Reichman, Lauren Garner and Nathan D. Meyer as “Southwest Super Lawyers.” Laura Rogal is a “Southwest Rising Star.”  Recognition is limited to the top 5% of attorneys… Read More →

Report ranks Arizona No. 22 for senior health

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Arizona ranked No. 22 for senior health this year, according to the third edition of United Health Foundation’s America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report: A Call to Action for Individuals and Their Communities. Nationwide, the report shows positive trends for senior health, especially for those measures that look at whether seniors are getting the right care in… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers Memorial Day travel tips

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Memorial Day weekend is the start of the busy summer travel season. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport anticipates Thursday, Friday and Monday as the busiest travel days with passenger traffic about 15-20 percent higher than an average day. America’s Friendliest Airport® offers you the following tips for your holiday travels: Use our best kept secret… Read More →

Chambers USA recognizes Coppersmith Brockelman

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Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, and seven of its lawyers have been recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA, an annual guide to the nation’s best attorneys and legal firms.  The 20-lawyer firm earned rankings in the Labor & Employment and Health Care practice areas, and individual attorneys were named Leaders… Read More →

Polsinelli earns top rankings in Chambers USA

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Chambers USA, a leading legal industry rankings organization, released its 2015 rankings for lawyers and practices. Polsinelli earned high placements by state, practice and attorney. Chambers rankings are based on information obtained from client interviews, submissions put forward by law firms and Chambers’ own database resources. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital names physician in chief

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Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Physician in Chief. In this role, he will be accountable for leadership and direction of the medical specialist divisions. Dr. Nicholson will also provide executive oversight to Phoenix Children’s medical education initiatives and programs. Dr. Nicholson will lead a myriad of medical divisions, including: Critical… Read More →

Comcast will add 1,125 jobs in Tucson

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Comcast along with Gov. Doug Ducey today announced plans to open a new customer support center in the fall of 2015 in Tucson. The state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot facility will be staffed by 1,125 customer service representatives and managers. Comcast will begin filling positions this year. With the addition of the call center, Comcast will have… Read More →

Julie Watters hired as Phoenix Public Info Director

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Julie Watters has been named Phoenix Public Information Director by City Manager Ed Zuercher, following a national recruitment. Watters comes from the city of Glendale where she spent 13 years, most recently as Communications Director. In Phoenix she will oversee the staff handling public information, and the city’s digital media team including the website, social… Read More →

Super Lawyers: Kercsmar & Feltus

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Kercsmar & Feltus, PLLC, a Scottsdale based litigation boutique, announced this week that seven of its attorneys were selected as either Super Lawyers or Southwest Rising Stars by the preeminent lawyer ranking service, Super Lawyers. Less than five percent of the state’s lawyers are ranked Super Lawyers. Kercsmar & Feltus’ founders Geoffrey Kercsmar and Todd… Read More →

Perkins Coie Phoenix office attains Chambers honors

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Perkins Coie announced that it has again been ranked by Chambers & Partners, publishers of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as one of the top law firms in the United States.  For 2015, the firm is recognized in 40 practice areas and increased individual attorney recognition to 131 attorneys from 128 attorneys. Of… Read More →

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck earns Chambers rankings

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Publisher Chambers & Partners recognized John C. West, a shareholder in Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Phoenix office, in its annual Chambers USA Guide as a Recognized Practitioner in healthcare.  Chambers & Partners has a staff of more than 100 full-time researchers who develop rankings of lawyers and practices based on written submissions provided by law… Read More →

Chambers USA: Ryley Carlock & Applewhite

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that four practices and 11 attorneys have been ‎recognized in the 2015 edition of Chambers USA. Shareholder Sheryl Sweeney received a coveted Band 1 ranking in Environment: Water Rights. The firm’s Arizona Labor & Employment practice also received a Band 1 ranking. The four practice areas recognized include:‎ Arizona Labor… Read More →

Arizona invests $1 billion in college savings

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The Arizona Family College Savings (529) Program has officially surpassed $1 billion in assets. This major milestone comes just 16 years after the first account was opened in 1999. Today the program comprises more than 75,000 savings accounts intended for the college expenses of future students. The Arizona Family College Savings Plan is a state… Read More →

Barrow Neurosurgical Associates appoints new CEO

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Barrow Neurosurgical Associates (BNA), the largest physician-owned neurosurgical and spine practice in Arizona, has appointed John Kinna as Chief Executive Officer. “Kinna brings strong leadership skills and the experience and knowledge necessary to help Barrow Neurosurgical Associates achieve success,” said Robert Spetzler, MD, president of BNA. “He will help us aim to position ourselves as… Read More →

Silicon Valley’s Wasabi Ventures heads to Scottsdale

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Wasabi Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm, announced today the formal launch of its operations in Arizona. After a nine-month due diligence process, Arizona was selected as the most promising location for a new office by the bi-coastal firm that has existing offices in Silicon Valley, Greater Boston, and Baltimore. “We see great potential… Read More →