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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.

Tempe St. Luke’s offering new allergy and sinus relief procedure


Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital is helping patients who opt for surgery to relieve suffering from chronic sinusitis, a condition shared by one-in-eight adults, a groundbreaking treatment that will help them recover and get back to enjoying life sooner. Since learning about Intersect ENT’s PROPEL Sinus Stent, Dr. David Mendelson, director of The Center for Sinus… Read More →

Scottsdale-based WGM expands cybersecurity investigating services


WGM, a leading information technology consulting, data analytics and cybersecurity services firm, expanded its offering to include a complete set of investigative services for clients to include both internal and external investigation capabilities. Internal issues may involve investigating employee issues of theft, misuse of company property, policy violations, threats against employees, difficult terminations and other… Read More →

Maracay Homes buys 37 Mesa homesites

McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Photo: Flickr, Dru Bloomfield - At Home in Scottsdale

Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), purchased 37 homesites for $2.1 million. The sites are located near the Superstition Mountains in north Mesa, Arizona, the homebuilder announced Friday. The parcel, situated east of Brown and Crimson Roads, two miles east of the Loop 202, is zoned and pre-platted for… Read More →

The 7 essential tips of business dining etiquette


Business meals are more than just talking shop. They are a way to distinguish your demeanor from the dinner table to the boardroom. You can be the best in your field or tops in your company, but if you mess up the business meal, no one is going to be impressed. What do you need… Read More →

Impress Labs’ parent company adds creative director


KiteRocket LLC, the parent company formed by the recent merger of Impress Labs and Duo Public Relations Inc., appointed Paco Allen as its executive creative director. In this role, Allen will oversee the agency’s creative, content and digital marketing divisions to integrate with public relations cohesively across all media platforms. This appointment is the next step in executing KiteRocket’s… Read More →

U.S. Secretary of Commerce: Phoenix area breaks export record

Mariposa port

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently released a report highlighting goods exports from U.S. metropolitan areas for 2015. The International Trade Administration’s 2015 Metropolitan Area Export Overview indicates that goods exported from the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ metro area reached a record $13.8 billion. Phoenix’s goods exports increased by $1.1 billion, or 8.3 percent, from 2014 to 2015, and is… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Blood Systems


Blood Systems Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Dan Connor, CEO What it does: Provides blood, blood components and special services to patients in nearly 600 hospitals across the country. Admirable quality: Blood Systems and United Blood Services makes a difference in people’s lives by bringing together the best people, inspiring individuals to… Read More →

Bank of America awards $205,000 to 10 local nonprofits

Higher Ed Growth

With a goal of helping to build thriving communities, Bank of America this week distributed $205,000 in grants to 10 Phoenix-area nonprofits working to increase housing and educational opportunities for families. In addition to the dollars donated, Bank of America encourages its employees to volunteer their time with many of the recipient agencies also benefiting… Read More →

Fulton Homes opening new communities in Gilbert

Fulton Homes

Homebuyers looking for two-story homes that live like a single-story will soon have three new Gilbert communities to choose from. This fall, Fulton Homes will open its Santa Fe and Central & Vermont communities at Cooley Station, located at Recker Road north of Williamsfield Road in Gilbert. The Santa Fe community will open in September; Central… Read More →

Buy a former gold mine for $28M


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lake Havasu City office has listed a once-operating gold mine for $28 million. On approximately 119-acres, the iconic Mohave County gold mine, located at 9880 Windy Point, Chloride, Ariz., includes all mineral and water rights on the land. “This property represents a unique opportunity for a buyer willing to invest in… Read More →

Abrazo hosts free public forum about heart health


A free public forum about heart health featuring broadcasts of live surgery, health screenings, patient storytelling and a physician panel question-answer session will be presented by Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital on Sept. 23. The multi-media event, A Matter of the Heart Public Forum, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort’s Highland… Read More →

Tucson-based World View completes NASA balloon mission

World View

World View has successfully completed a high-altitude balloon mission for the Southwest Research Institute, a flight funded by the NASA Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) office. Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is one of the oldest and largest independent, non-profit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. For this mission, SwRI flight tested a miniature… Read More →

Care1st Health Plan signs pledge in support of equality

Care1st joins over 2,000 businesses and organizations in supporting a fully inclusive Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Care1st Health Plan Arizona)

This month, Care1st Health Plan Arizona signed the UNITY Pledge in support of fully inclusive non-discrimination policies in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including gay and transgender people. Care1st joins over 2,000 businesses and organizations including GoDaddy, Fry’s Food Stores, Yelp, Uber, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart and Coca-Cola in supporting a… Read More →

Tech Council announces winners, finalists for Innovation Awards

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

The Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Commerce Authority announced Individual Award winners, Company Award finalists and Student and Teacher Awards for the 2016 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards (GCOI) presented by Avnet. The awards honor the visionaries of Arizona’s technology ecosystem whose passion and dedication energize Arizona’s rapidly growing technology community. “We were pleased to… Read More →

TGen, NAU ID anthrax linked to Soviet-era disaster


A new study by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) used deep DNA sequencing methods to generate the anthrax genome sequence from the victims of the 1979 anthrax outbreak in Sverdlovsk, Russia, when it was part of the USSR.   The Soviet Union produced anthrax spores on an industrial scale but repeatedly denied the… Read More →