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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.

SRP recycling initiative results in 20 percent increase

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In 2013, SRP’s average facility recycling rate was 11 percent. Two years and many strategically placed recycling bins later, the ‘PAB (Project Administration Building) Recycling Initiative’ reached a 31 percent recycling rate. The 20 percent bump— led by the collective action of employees— has pushed the utility to be on par at PAB with the… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

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Congratulations to the 16 lawyers from Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C. that were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. New to the list this year are J. Gary Linder and Ryan J. McCarthy. Donald L. Myles, Jr. has also been named the 2016 “Lawyer of the Year”… Read More →

Medicare ACOs improve quality of care, report shows

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued 2014 quality and financial performance results showing that Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) continue to improve the quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries, while generating financial savings. As the number of Medicare beneficiaries served by ACOs continues to grow, these results suggest that ACOs are delivering higher… Read More →

ASU chosen to lead lunar CubeSat mission

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A spacecraft the size of a shoebox with Arizona origins will soon be orbiting our nearest neighbor to create a map of water-ice on the Moon. The NASA-selected CubeSat will be designed, built, and operated at Arizona State University, and is one piece of the agency’s larger mission to fully characterize the water content at the… Read More →

Tips on what NOT to do during an interview

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There are lots of articles for what to do during an interview, but few focus on what NOT to do. Why is this important?  Because while leaving a positive impression during an interview may be hard, leaving a negative impression is easy.  With lots of candidates available, it doesn’t take much to be removed from… Read More →

UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales appointed to binational health network

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Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health — Phoenix, was appointed to the Academic Technical Council (ATC) of the Binational Border Health Network (BBHN). The network is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions on the U.S.-México Border. Funded… Read More →

Sonoran Spine opens Prescott office

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Sonoran Spine, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists, have added a new office in Prescott, Ariz. Located at 1000 Willow Creek Rd. Suite D, this new office will be shared with Integrative Pain Centre of Prescott LLC. This marks the sixth location for Sonoran Spine in Arizona with additional offices in Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale… Read More →

ACG-Arizona celebrates leadership for 10th Anniversary

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ACG-Arizona is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a leader in the Valley business community by bringing in one of America’s most renowned military leaders at a time of increasing instability in the world. He’s Admiral Eric T. Olson (RET.), former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command responsible for having built and trained Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces during a… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare

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When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Banner MD Anderson studies pancreatic cancer drug

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Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is testing the safety and effectiveness of a drug that, when combined with chemotherapy, may make a difference in treating pancreatic cancer in patients who carry harmful mutations of either the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. Despite recent improvements in treatment options, pancreatic cancer continues to carry a poor prognosis and… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys

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Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, has announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers®. Among the honorees, James Belanger was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for the criminal defense-white collar practice area in Phoenix, and Kent Brockelman was awarded this designation in employment law-management. Now in its… Read More →

Berkshire Hathaway donates 105,000 bottles of water

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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties donated 105,568 bottles of water to the Phoenix Rescue Mission this week. The company’s annual Code Red Water Drive provided nearly 9,000 more bottles of water over its 97,000 bottle donation in 2014. “This is the fourth year we have held a summer water drive for the Phoenix Rescue Mission,… Read More →

UMB Bank promotes Ashley Hawkins in Phoenix

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UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation, has announced that it has promoted Ashley Hawkins to client relationship manager in Phoenix. In her new role, Hawkins is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with clients and leading the bank’s consumer sales efforts. Hawkins has more than five years of experience in the financial… Read More →

Best Lawyers recognizes 23 from Greenberg Traurig

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Twenty-three attorneys from international law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP’s Phoenix office are recognized in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, for the ninth consecutive year, Greenberg Traurig is top-listed by Best Lawyers in America for having the highest number of attorneys listed in the 2016 edition – over 350 attorneys are listed from across the firm’s U.S. offices.… Read More →