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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.

Audio visual company relocates to Chandler

audio visual company

Marx Productions Inc., an audio visual company that specializes in planning conventions, concerts, large meetings and special events, is relocating its operations from Phoenix to Chandler after the purchase of a building near the Stellar Airpark. Marx Productions Inc. recently purchased a 27,000 square foot building adjacent to Stellar Airpark and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway at 4151 W. Lindbergh Way… Read More →

Glendale firefighter to cook for charity

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Thirteenorth Grille will host its monthly Charity Guest Chef Night on Jan. 29 with a Glendale firefighter heating up the kitchen. The event benefits Glendale Fire Charities and Local 493 United Phoenix Firefighter Charities. It is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, for 5 to 9 p.m. at Thirteenorth Grille, 1301 E. Northern Ave. Cost is… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Envoy America expands into 2nd market

Envoy America

Scottsdale-based Envoy America, a ride-sharing program for seniors, is expanding into Tucson as its second market, with other markets being considered in future months. Cindy Hartin will serve as senior vice president of Operations for Envoy America – Tucson. Envoy America provides door-to-door service for its riders by having drivers help passengers to the door during a drop-off. Each driver is 50+ in… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts heart event for women

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will host Go Red for Women, a free community event to raise awareness about women and heart disease on Feb. 3. Go Red for Women raises awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year, said Cindy Roberts, a registered nurse who is organizing the Go… Read More →

Nominations open for 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Doctor, Vacancy

Nominations are now open for Az Business magazine’s 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 24. Once again, Az Business magazine is celebrating the best of the medical industry in Arizona with its 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona is home to many influential healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates who make healthcare in Arizona… Read More →

Hughes Federal Credit Union reaches $1 billion in assets

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Tucson-based Hughes Federal Credit Union has doubled its assets and membership since the recession seven years ago, after reaching $1 billion in assets and 106,000 members, according to an announcement. “To put our growth in perspective, the Credit Union’s assets grew 20 percent in 2016 or one-fifth our size in one year,” said John Sansbury, chairman… Read More →

St. Joseph’s Foundation names new leader

promotion

Terri Hoffman has been named president of St. Joseph’s Foundation, where she is responsible for developing and directing all aspects of philanthropic fundraising for Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s and St. Joseph’s Westgate Medical Center. Hoffman has worked with Dignity Health’s philanthropy team for five years, working on fundraising initiatives… Read More →

Former FBI agents added to WGM cyber/forensic team

cyberbullying

Scottsdale-based technology firm WGM added two former FBI agents to its fraud and cyber protection services team. Michael McAndrews recently joined WGM as its director of Network Security Services and Jeffrey D. Evans joins as its senior Forensic Consultant. McAndrews worked as a special agent at the FBI, investigating computer crimes including intrusions, Internet fraud and… Read More →

AAED to examine self-driving cars

Waymo

The impact of self-driving cars and other vehicle technologies on Arizona will be examined at the Arizona Association for Economic Development‘s (AAED) February luncheon. Speakers will discuss self-driving cars, and new transportation partners that are operating in the state, as well as Arizona taking the charge with these emerging technologies. The luncheon, on Feb. 14… Read More →

64 startups picked for 2017 Venture Madness competition

startup

This year’s startup lineup has been picked by Invest Southwest and the Arizona Commerce Authority for the 2017 Venture Madness competition. On Jan. 25, the top 64 companies picked this year will be narrowed down to 32, and then by Feb. 3, 16 finalists will be chosen to move to the live, bracket-style head-to-head competition… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ hosting military career event Feb. 22

bestcompaniesaz

Better polish those resumes, because the annual BestCompaniesAZ Military Career Event is just around the corner. Attendance is free, but registration is required at BestCompaniesAZ’s military career event on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the North Phoenix Baptist Church Conference Center at 5757 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Ariz. This hiring… Read More →

Lunch & Learn Recap: Working with the media

Lunch & Learn

On Thursday, AZ BIG Media hosted an Arizona Technology Council Lunch & Learn about grabbing an editor’s attention with your business story pitch. Nearly 50 people were in attendance to listen to AZ BIG Media Editor-in-Chief Michael Gossie, Loud Rumor Founder and CEO Mike Arce and TechTHiNQ Principal Linda Capcara discuss the ins and outs of… Read More →

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Transportation corridor in the east valley, the Superstition Freeway, U.S. Route 60 viewed from above looking west from Mesa towards Tempe and Phoenix. (Copyright: hideftrphoto / 123RF Stock Photo)

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

Banner Health and The CORE Institute expand partnership

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Banner Health and The CORE Institute are expanding their joint venture, which aims to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care for Arizonans, while adding an Orthopedic High Value Network for Banner Health Network patients. This new network available to Banner Health Network patients includes facilities, IT solutions and ancillary programs for patients. This program is structured… Read More →

Banner Health gets national recognition for bariatrics work

Banner Health

Four Banner Health facilities in Arizona have met rigorous criteria to earn national accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix join Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert and Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson to achieve national accreditation from the Metabolic and… Read More →