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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.

APS, Suns award $50K to teachers for STEM projects


New technologies are changing the ways we live and work. Soon, driverless cars, artificial intelligence and virtual reality will be the norm. Today’s students must equip themselves with knowledge in the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and math to prepare for the jobs of the future. APS and the Phoenix Suns are investing in… Read More →

MRA Associates recognized on prestigious list


Phoenix-based MRA Associates, an independent wealth management firm, was recently recognized in the Best Places to Work in Money Management list by Pensions & Investments Magazine of firms with less than 50 employees. Presented by Pensions & Investments, the global news source of money management, the fifth-annual Best Places to Work in Money Management survey and recognition program… Read More →

VisionGate presents trial data at lung cancer conference


Many physicians have to take a wait and see approach when a nodule is found inside of a patient’s lung. But VisionGate recently revealed a non-invasive LuCED test on sputum for the early detection of lung cancer may offer an alternative, non-invasive next step for patients. More than 1.5 million people in the United States will… Read More →

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. acquires The MW Bagnall Company


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) announced the acquisition of The MW Bagnall Company, located in Phoenix.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Bagnall will immediately begin operating as a subsidiary of Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS), a division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and the name change will be effective as of July 1, 2017.  The… Read More →

Take Charge America offers tips to nail financial resolutions


The New Year is about new beginnings, whether they’re personal or financial, and to help you from failing with your lofty resolutions like every year Take Charge America offers up some tips for success for financial goals. “Many of us come out of the gate raring to go, but our enthusiasm quickly dies because our… Read More →

Maracay Homes closes on 9.4 acres near South Mountain

South Mountain preserve (Copyright: mtkitchn / 123RF Stock Photo)

Home developer, Maracay Homes, closed on 9.4 acres of land near the South Mountain Baseline Road corridor in Phoenix for $1.65 million. The property purchase will be combined with a second property Maracay is expecting to close on at the beginning of next year. The recently purchased property and the second property will total 23.5… Read More →

Google’s self-driving car project will be Alphabet Inc. company

Google self-driving car

Google’s self-driving car company has been spun into an independent company, now called Waymo. Waymo will be an independent company part of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. The self-driving cars have been driving around the Phoenix area since April as part of tests for the new technology. In a statement, Waymo says it will start commercializing… Read More →

Small business optimism rises after election

small business grant

Small business optimism saw a boost after the Nov. 8 election, which resulted in Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton, according to a special edition of the monthly National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday. The full November index moved up 3.5 points to 98.4, which is just above the 42-year average and… Read More →

NCI funds TGen-led cancer study training

brain cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) awarded a 5-year, $1.125 million grant to continue an innovative and unique oncology training program for newly minted physicians developed and overseen by Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, distinguished professor and physician-in-chief at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Convened by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society… Read More →

Is tech sinking your business? Here’s how you can protect your company

tech sinking

Technology is a disrupting force, continuously bringing a wave of both good and bad to businesses, our personal lives and everything in between — whether we want it to or not. Pokémon Go levied questions about workplace productivity; while smart watches, cloud computing and employees bringing their own technology devices into the workplace raise concerns about cybersecurity… Read More →

Tucson’s economy to grow in 2017, experts predict

An Aerial Shot of Downtown Tucson, Arizona

Tucson’s economy continues to gain momentum with faster growth predicted for the next two years. That was one of the key takeaways from Friday’s University of Arizona Eller College of Management annual Economic Outlook Luncheon at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson. More than 500 people packed the room to hear presenters George W. Hammond, director and… Read More →

Desert Schools helps deliver holiday cheer to our troops


Arizona’s largest federal credit union, Desert Schools, is partnering with Packages From Home to provide gifts and needed supplies for soldiers who are deployed overseas this holiday season. Faced with diminishing supplies during the holidays, the Glendale-based non-profit lists several items needed for the military, however, the largest need comes in the form of monetary donations that provide… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands environmental practice

Fennemore Craig

Fennemore Craig‘s Phoenix office added Darcy Elgin to the team, who will be working on environmental compliance and litigation. “The firm continuously seeks to add exceptional lawyers, and we are pleased to welcome Darcy to our team,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are confident that Darcy will be a strong contributor towards the firm’s continuing efforts… Read More →

DLP Marketing grows 137% in one year

Marketing and strategy

DLP Marketing, the premier marketing firm for luxury real estate developments, is celebrating the end of 2016 with 137 percent growth and looking forward to an action-packed New Year of prosperity for clients. The Scottsdale-based company is well positioned for further success as Phoenix is projected to be the top housing market in the country,… Read More →

Physician Group of Arizona expands with new surgical specialists

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Physician Group of Arizona Inc. (PGA), an organization comprised of primary and specialty care physicians, is expanding with a new practice: PGA Surgical Specialists. The expansion allows PGA to offer a wide range of bariatric and general surgical services, from major operations to minimally-invasive laparoscopic and outpatient procedures. PGA Surgical Specialists is affiliated with three… Read More →