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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.

Phoenix Sky Harbor maintains its high bond ratings

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Photo: Flickr, flavouz

Standard and Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P) once again affirmed its ‘AA-’ rating on Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s senior-lien revenue bonds.  S&P also affirmed its ‘A+’ ratings on the airport’s junior-lien revenue bonds. In addition, the airport’s General Airport Revenue Bond ratings on the senior (Aa3) and the junior (A1) liens. The ratings agencies cite several… Read More →

Fingerpaint marketing expands in Arizona fffranz

Fingerpaint, a strategic marketing agency headquartered in Saratoga Springs, New York, announced plans to expand its Scottsdale, Arizona location to accommodate growth. “The expansion of our current space comes at an exciting time because it allows us to service our growing client base while staying in our prime location,” said Michelle Olson, who heads up Fingerpaint’s… Read More →

New independent financial advisory firm opens in Arizona


After serving the community for more than five years as a partner with Strategy Financial Group, Andrew Rafal announced the opening of his new, independent, investment advisory firm, Bayntree Wealth Advisors. With a new tag line “You Dream. We Plan.” Rafal will continue serving his clients throughout Arizona and the United States by working to help them… Read More →

TGen shows liquid biopsy improves cancer patient care

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A team of researchers, including scientists from the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), has reported that analyzing circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) can track how a patient’s cancer evolves and responds to treatment. In a study published today in Nature Communications, Dr. Muhammed Murtaza of TGen and Mayo Clinic, and colleagues, describe an extensive comparison between biopsy results… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy awarded 5 national rankings


The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced its inclusion in the national and metropolitan Phoenix and Santa Fe law firm rankings in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016 list of “Best Law Firms.” In total, the Arizona-based law firm was awarded five national rankings and 33 metropolitan rankings. Gallagher & Kennedy earned national rankings in… Read More →

Avondale Ranked No. 1 in 2015 Digital Cities Survey  Elnur Amikishiyev

For the third consecutive year, the City of Avondale came out on top in the 2015 Digital Cities Awards. Run by the Center for Digital Government, the awards are a competitive honor with hundreds of municipalities contending each year.  The program recognizes cities that use technology to engage their citizens, provide exceptional municipal services, innovate,… Read More →

Scottsdale-based trutankless begins global expansion

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Bollente Companies, Inc. has announced the formation of Bollente International, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary, as part of an international manufacturing and sales expansion for its trutankless line of electric tankless water heaters. Bollente International has partnered with an international manufacturing firm to increase production and efficiently handle distribution to customers in theUnited Kingdom and throughout Europe, Asia,… Read More →

Abrazo West’s Trauma Center earns national verification

Abrazo West Campus

The Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center has been verified by the American College of Surgeons. Abrazo West Campus underwent a voluntary review process by the American College of Surgeons. Verified trauma centers must meet the essential criteria that ensure trauma care capability and institutional performance. The program provides confirmation that Abrazo West Campus Trauma Center… Read More →

43% of Arizonans 45-65 care for kids or aging relatives

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A study issued today by BMO Harris Premier Services found 43 percent of Arizonans aged 45 to 65 are juggling the demands of caring for their children or aging relatives (i.e. parents, in-laws, grandparents, etc.). Seven percent currently care for both generations while 16 percent expect that they will have to care for the two… Read More →

TGen, HonorHealth study new therapy for pancreatic cancer


Patients with advanced pancreatic cancer now have access to the new FDA approved drug, Onivyde, that produced significant overall survival rates in an international clinical study conducted in part by researchers at HonorHealth Research Institute and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). “Results from our clinical trial research showed a patient survival rate of nearly… Read More →

Burch & Cracchiolo selected among Best Law Firms


Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. has achieved first-tier rankings in metro Phoenix in the 2016 US News Best Law Firms in America rankings. The practice areas represented are Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Litigation, Real Estate Law, Tax Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants. Nationally the firm ranked in Tier 2 in… Read More →

Ogletree Deakins named a ‘Law Firm of the Year’ Sebastian Duda

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced that the firm has been named a “Law Firm of the Year” for the fifth consecutive year. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. In… Read More →

A New Leaf receives $200K grant from Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it will donate $200,000 to A New Leaf as part of $6 million initiative in neighborhood stabilization grants awarded to 69 nonprofits through its 2015 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Priority Markets Program to  help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods impacted by the economy.  The Priority Markets Program provides grants to support… Read More →

Lewis Roca Rothgerber lawyers named ‘Litigation Stars’ garloon

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP is a “Highly Recommended” litigation law firm with 12 Arizona attorneys recognized as ‘Litigation Stars’ in the 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide focusing exclusively on leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States. Lewis Roca Rothgerber partners Robert Charles, Carla Consoli, Kimberly Demarchi, Susan Freeman, John Iurino, Lawrence… Read More →

Coppersmith Brockelman ranked among best law firms Yanik Chauvin

Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, announced the firm has been ranked among the 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.® Coppersmith Brockelman achieved high rankings both nationally and in the Phoenix Metro area. Firms included on the list of 2016 “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive… Read More →