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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.

Ballard Spahr launches political law group


Ballard Spahr formed a dedicated Political and Election Law Group to help individuals, organizations, and government officials navigate the increasingly complex regulatory environment governing political activity. The team of more than 15 lawyers will advise clients on issues such as campaign finance, redistricting, access, lobbying and electoral strategy, PAC formation and regulatory compliance. Litigators in… Read More →

Great Hearts Academies plans new Phoenix campus

Enterprise Bank

Great Hearts Academies plans to open a new campus in Phoenix that it will build at the northwest corner of 32nd Street and Hearn Road. The campus will serve as a new home to two of the network’s growing academies, Archway North Phoenix and North Phoenix Prep, which opened in 2011 and currently reside in a… Read More →

Valley’s Ronald McDonald Houses set record for visits

Ronald McDonald

With a third house now serving the Valley, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Phoenix recorded more family visits than ever during 2015. Ronald McDonald House posted 3,092 family visits during the 12-month period ending on Dec. 31 for a total of 19,926 nights. More than 90 percent of the families staying at Ronald McDonald houses… Read More →

Cronkite School, AZPBS launch crowdfunding campaign


Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Arizona PBS kicked off a crowdfunding campaign, Tuesday, to help Cronkite News students increase coverage of border and immigration issues during this election year. The Cronkite School is the first journalism program in the nation to establish a major partnership with Beacon, an… Read More →

Esperança names new development director


Esperança added McKenzie Simmons as the nonprofit’s development director, bringing 10 years of marketing, communications and fund development experience. “McKenzie is a great addition to our team, said James Hoyt, CEO of Esperança. “Her past experience will be valuable in her role overseeing our development and fundraising needs.” Simmons worked with with Girls Scouts- Arizona… Read More →

Valley Partnership will do CRE preview

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by in AZRE Magazine | Events

Valley Partnership’s first monthly breakfast of 2016 on Friday, Jan. 29., will be on a commercial real estate preview for the coming year. The panel will feature Alan Maguire, president and principal economist, The Maguire Company; Sheryl Palmer, president and CEO, Taylor Morrison; and Neil Giuliano, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Leadership. Moderating the panel… Read More →

UBER signs #OpenAZ unity pledge in Arizona


Uber was one of the latest businesses to sign the Unity Pledge in support of full inclusion and equality in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations for all Arizonans, including LGBT community members. Uber joins over 1,500 businesses and organizations including the Arizona Diamondbacks, Professional Firefighters of Arizona, PetSmart, Yelp and Coca-Cola in supporting a… Read More →

CopperPoint Insurance receives excellent rating


CopperPoint Insurance Companies’ A-, excellent rating, was reaffirmed by A.M. Best Company, an insurance-rating and information agency. A.M. Best Company gave the worker compensation insurance provider a “stable outlook” for both financial strength and credit rating. “Businesses know they can count on CopperPoint for stability and quality,” said Don Smith, CEO and president, CopperPoint. “To… Read More →

Gabriel Partners expands into Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix

An Ohio-based technology based anti-money laundering company, Gabriel Partners, expanded into Phoenix with plans of moving 20 employees downtown as well as up to 80 more by the end of the year. Savills Studley represented Gabriel Partners in its long-term lease agreement for the full 19,202 square-foot 22nd floor of 40 North Central Avenue in… Read More →

Emerging Artists III features work by ASU students

Emerging Artists

Emerging Artists is a series of dance performances featuring choreography from the graduating MFA in Dance students in the ASU School of Film, Dance and Theatre. These thesis projects are the accumulation of several years of study, exploring a variety of issues through movement, interactive media and performance. This year’s iteration of Emerging Artists III,… Read More →

$275K in grants propel New Pathways for Youth


New Pathways for Youth (NPFY) is receiving $275,000 in grant funds over three years from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, in support of the organization’s mission to empower at-risk youth to fulfill their potential through mentoring and life skill development. The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is… Read More →

Nussbaum Gillis and Dinner attorney to talk on business risk

Managing Downstream and Upstream Risks

Scott Richardson, from Nussbaum Gillis and Dinner Insurance and Administrative attorney, will present, Wednesday, on the ways to limit a business’s risk. Richardson will cover topics such as sub limits, exclusions, theft, dishonesty, and more. This workshop will cater to small, medium, large business owners, CEOs, and CFOs. The talk, “Bringing Business Sense to My… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli earn favorable opinion in AZ Supreme Court

Tiffany & Bosco

JSH Attorneys Lori Voepel, Don Myles and Josh Snell have obtained a favorable opinion from the Arizona Supreme Court in an important products liability case. In Watts v. Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation, No. CV-15-0065 (Jan. 21, 2016), the Arizona Supreme Court adopted the “learned intermediary doctrine,” under which a prescription drug manufacturer satisfies its duty to… Read More →

Scottsdale Mountain Villas break ground along Shea

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Semi-custom home community, Scottsdale Mountain Villas, broke ground in North Scottsdale along the Shea Corridor. An area that is currently seeing an infill boom, Scottsdale Mountain Villas is nestled among the Scottsdale Mountains at 134th Way and Coyote Road, just north of Via Linda. Consisting of 10 quarter-acre homesites, the development offers home buyers peaceful… Read More →

Textron acquires Mesa-based Able Aerospace

Able Aerospace

Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Thursday it completed the acquisition of Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace Inc., an industry-leading repair and overhaul company. Based in Mesa Able provides component repairs, component exchanges and replacement parts, among other support and service offerings for commercial rotorcraft and fixed-wing… Read More →