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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.

Enterprise University offers an inside look at Generation Y


The largest living generation, Millennials, are now moving into their prime spending years. How well do we know them? The seminar, on Oct. 18, is designed for business leaders, managers and marketers, this workshop will highlight the economic influence of this young generation in the United States, and in the Phoenix market. Topics discussed will… Read More →

Steve Case will showcase Phoenix startups on ‘Rise of the Rest’ tour

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Mayor Greg Stanton will join investor and tech pioneer Steve Case on a bus tour to local startup companies and tech hotspots on from 7:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 at locations in Tempe, Scottsdale and throughout downtown Phoenix. Immediately following the tour, Case will host a fireside chat and pitch competition between local startups —… Read More →

MJ Insurance records double-digit growth in Arizona

MJ Insurance

Once again, MJ Insurance has achieved double-digit revenue growth in Arizona capping fiscal 2016 with more the 22 percent growth in its employee benefits division and an increase of more than 33 percent growth within its property and casualty division. With offices in Indiana and Arizona, MJ Insurance has never had a year without revenue gains –… Read More →

Fulton Homes vet program honors Wounded Warriors


For the fifth consecutive year Fulton Homes is showing its appreciation for America’s veterans by encouraging everyone in the Valley to display the American flag this Veteran’s Day, and at the same time benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.              The Tempe-based homebuilder has again partnered with 100.7 KSLX for the “Fly the Flag for Veteran’s Day”… Read More →

Terrata Homes enters Phoenix market with Estrella neighborhood

Reviving the Construction Industry

Newland Communities today announced Terrata Homes as the latest new builder to join its Goodyear master-planned community of Estrella, with 92 lots in Montecito. Its “Mirador” neighborhood will mark Terrata’s debut in Arizona and feature four distinct floor plans, each exceeding 2,000 square feet. The homes will sit on 65-foot-wide lots and feature the luxurious… Read More →

UA’s Mini Medical school schedules fall events

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Mini Medical School for community members has resumed, with three important topics on tap this fall. Mini-Med is a lecture series open to the public that explores various cutting-edge science, medicine and health topics. When: • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., Heart Disease: The #1 Killer of… Read More →

Humana introduces affordable hearing aid benefit

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Medicare beneficiaries in select counties in Arizona will soon have better access to hearing examinations and affordable hearing aids due to a partnership between Humana Inc.(NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company, and TruHearing, a hearing health care services and hearing aids company. One in four Americans 70 years and over has a hearing impairment, according to… Read More →

Blackstone Country Club announces new dining leadership team

Blackstone Country Club

Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, located within the award-winning 7,100-acre Vistancia master plan community in Peoria, named Andreas Kappenhagen food and beverage director and Marissa Villalba assistant food and beverage manager of the 30,000-square-foot private country club. Kappenhagen, a native of Germany, is a 26-year veteran of the food and beverage industry. He most recently… Read More →

Steven A. Hirsch to be inducted into Maricopa County Bar Hall of Fame

Steven A. Hirsch

Quarles & Brady LLP Partner Steven A. Hirsch is going to be inducted into the Maricopa County Bar Hall of Fame during the organization’s annual luncheon, which will take place on October 27 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Phoenix. In addition, Hirsch, a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group, will honored by the… Read More →

Misty Hyman partners with CAP for Lake Mead campaign

Misty Hyman

Central Arizona Project has joined forces with an Olympic gold medal winner to promote its latest public awareness campaign. Misty Hyman, the former competitive swimmer and world record holder who captured a gold medal in the women’s 200-meter butterfly at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, will be a featured face and voice for “Project… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor to close one of three runways

Sky Harbor

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will close its north runway (Runway 8/26) Thursday Oct. 6 through Sunday Nov. 6 for several construction and maintenance projects. The north runway is one of three at Phoenix Sky Harbor. Arrival and departure delays of up to 30 minutes are possible during peak travel times: 7:30 a.m. – 10… Read More →

Qwaltec earns $19 million deal with U.S. Navy

NAVSOC Ground Station in California where Qwaltec will be working with the U.S. Navy. (Photo courtesy of Qwaltec)

Qwaltec, Inc. was awarded a five-year $19 million contract with the United States Navy. The contract is for Satellite Operations and Maintenance Services (SOMS) located at the Navy Satellite Operations Center (NAVSOC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The Qwaltec team consists of Qwaltec, Inc., a Tempe, Ariz.-based Women Owned Small Business (WOSB) and LJT & Associates, Inc., based in… Read More →

SRP and EVgo unveil electric vehicle charging stations

clear energy systems coming to tempe

Salt River Project is partnering with EVgo to provide five new electric vehicle fast-charging EVgo Stations in SRP’s service territory. In less than 30 minutes, EVgo’s dependable DC fast-chargers can deliver close to a full charge to nearly any fast charge-capable vehicle on the road today. The station, located at the Biltmore Fashion Park, is… Read More →

Sky Harbor checkpoint wait times now available online

A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration said lines at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport are usually less than 10 minutes, but they have “anomalies.” (Photo by Chloe Nordquist/Cronkite News)

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is offering a new customer service tool. Passengers may now view security wait times before they travel to Sky Harbor and again when they arrive at the Airport. Checkpoint wait times are now available: On the Airport’s website,; on Flight Information Displays in the Airport terminals and PHX Sky… Read More →

APS honors 6 employees for community commitment


As part of its ongoing commitment to community involvement, APS has created a community service award that honors full-time employees who have demonstrated dedication to the well-being of their communities by volunteering with a nonprofit organization. This is the second year APS has recognized deserving employees with the APS Community Service Award. The 2016 award… Read More →