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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.

John C. Lincoln Recertified as Primary Stroke Center

Neurologist Victor Zach, MD demonstrates the telerobot he uses to coordinate care for stroke patients at John C. Lincoln Hospitals. The telerobot spans the miles between patient and specialist.

John C. Lincoln Deer Valley Hospital in North Phoenix has been recertified as a Primary Stroke Center by DNV Healthcare, an international certifying agency approved by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, according to hospital CEO John Harrington Jr. “Deer Valley Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards and guidelines… Read More →

Arizonans spend more on Cyber Monday than Black Friday

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Arizonans plan to spend more money shopping electronically on Cyber Monday ($556) than hitting the malls and super-stores on Black Friday, where they plan to spend $433, according to the BMO Harris Bank Holiday Report. The survey examined the buying intentions of consumers ahead of Black Friday – the day after Thanksgiving; and Cyber Monday,… Read More →

Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner earns honor

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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C. has been named the Small Business Honoree of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce’s 29th Annual Sterling Awards. The Scottsdale Chamber announced this year’s honorees at a ceremony Friday at the Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. “The Sterling Awards are among the most credible of all business award competitions in the… Read More →

Fingerpaint acquires Valley’s Olson Communications

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Fingerpaint, a strategic marketing agency headquartered in Saratoga Springs, today announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based Olson Communications, a 13-year-old firm known for its work in the film, entertainment, real estate and hospitality industries. The acquisition will add public relations, content marketing and promotions to Fingerpaint’s scope of services, while also expanding its footprint to the… Read More →

BCBSAZ launches open enrollment initiative

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Nine out of 10 people are unaware they can enroll in health insurance starting November 15, according to the recent  Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. To help educate Arizonans, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching a new program called, “Get In!”. It is designed to encourage Arizonans to get interested, to get informed and… Read More →

Medical records vital for travelers and snowbirds

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As thousands of seasonal travelers—also known as snowbirds—make plans to migrate to the Southwest for warmer weather, Scottsdale-based Medical Records Systems advises them to pack a personal health record along with their sunscreen and golf clubs. Members of Medical Records Systems have access to their complete and accurate health file, including print and electronic medical… Read More →

Wells Fargo gives $200K to Chicanos Por La Causa

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it has donated $200,000 to Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) through its 2014 Leading the Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative to  help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.   The Leading The Way Home® program Priority Markets Initiative provides grant support for neighborhood stabilization projects that are… Read More →

New Health Insurance Kiosk Launches in Valley

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Local Enrollment Services, the first health insurance kiosk in Arizona, will open at Christown Spectrum Mall in conjunction with the Affordable Care Act’s open enrollment for health insurance on November 15. Local Enrollment Services and its staff will provide self-service solutions for people to enroll in the healthcare marketplace and to educate Valley residents about… Read More →

Bill Gates Visits Rio Salado College

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Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann and other leaders from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation visited Rio Salado College on Thursday, Nov. 6 for a progress report on a student success program called RioAchieve, which is being developed by the college and supported by the foundation. Maricopa… Read More →

Cox launches Phoenix WiFi hotspots

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At today’s city of Phoenix Technology Summit, Councilman Bill Gates shared that Cox Communications has activated more than 500 city-wide Cox WiFi hotspots in the valley for Cox High Speed Internet customers and visitors to the valley who are cable internet customers in other areas of the country. The Cox WiFi hotspots are located in… Read More →

8 Banner Health hospitals earn safety recognition

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Eight Banner Health hospitals received top grades (A’s and B’s) for patient safety, an independent watchdog organization announced Wednesday. Four Banner Health hospitals, two in Arizona and a pair in Colorado, earned “A” scores while four additional Arizona hospitals received “B” scores. Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center in Sun… Read More →

Phoenix Earns Perfect Score on Equality Index

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For the second straight year, the City of Phoenix has earned a perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal equality index (MEI), which measures how supportive U.S. communities are of the gay and lesbian community. Last year, Phoenix was one of the most improved cities in the nation and became the first… Read More →

Zenefits will create 1,300 Jobs at new Scottsdale office

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Today the Greater Phoenix Economic Council was joined by the Arizona Commerce Authority, Maricopa County and the City of Scottsdale in welcoming Zenefits to the Greater Phoenix region. Zenefits, the free, cloud-based human resources technology company that automates and eliminates time-consuming paperwork for small and medium-sized businesses, announced today plans to create over 1,300 new… Read More →

Arizona Women Confident They Can Manage Finances

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A new study released today by BMO Private Bank has found that 88 percent of women in Arizona are confident in their ability to manage their finances if something were to happen to their spouse. The study found that, in the event of divorce or the death or the incapacitation of their spouse: Seventy-seven percent… Read More →

Roshka DeWulf & Patten earns recongnition

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Roshka DeWulf & Patten, a Phoenix-based business law firm representing clients in litigation and regulatory issues, announced the firm has been ranked among the 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. Roshka DeWulf & Patten achieved first-tier ranking both nationally and in the Phoenix Metro area. Firms included on… Read More →