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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.

Ogletree Deakins earns Best Lawyers recognition

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, has seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices that were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. The lawyers on the 2016 list were reviewed by their peers on the basis of… Read More →

Chamber announces 11 finalists for Athena Awards

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce has announced the 11 women chosen as finalists for its prestigious ATHENA Awards as it continues its 28-year tradition of recognizing outstanding Valley businesswomen. The ATHENA Businesswoman of the Year Award recognizes a woman in the public and private sector, in addition to highlighting an upcoming leader in the Valley as… Read More →

SRP, Liberty Wildlife release herons at Roosevelt Dam

Release of Rescued Herons at Roosevelt Dam

SRP and Liberty Wildlife released two rescued, great blue herons to the wild Tuesday morning. The three-month-old herons were rescued from the top of Roosevelt Dam by SRP employee Chris Cliburn. Last spring, Cliburn found a nest with three eggs on top of a stilling well he uses every day to measure the lake levels.… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority leads promotion initiative

Phoenix Sky Harbor, Economic Impact

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is launching a statewide promotion development project aimed at creating a fresh and unified message to enhance Arizona economic development and tourism, and encourage civic pride. The project – led by the ACA – will be a grassroots, public effort and engage leaders and Arizona citizens from all corners of the… Read More →

Hundreds of healthcare jobs added to Arizona labor market

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Arizona’s healthcare sector has grown faster than the national average in the past year, and HealthPlanOne’s recent announcement to add hundreds of new jobs with its new Gilbert facility continues this trend in the Valley. One in every five jobs added in the state over the past year was in healthcare. The HPOne Gilbert facility… Read More →

UA Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s set to open

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As the lone National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center headquartered in the state, The University of Arizona Cancer Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital is bringing the future of cancer care to downtown Phoenix. National Cancer Institute facilities are dedicated to fighting cancer through groundbreaking research and the Center’s goal is to have a clinical trial available… Read More →

Fingerpaint named to Inc. 5000 list for 3rd straight year

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Fingerpaint, a full-service marketing agency with offices in Scottsdale, announced it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately held companies for a third consecutive year. The rankings are based on revenue growth over the past three years, during which time Fingerpaint has seen a 371 percent increase. “This distinction is an extraordinary… Read More →

Alliance backs $2M loan for Gilbert business

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Alliance Bank of Arizona, a division of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bank, approved a $2 million loan for an innovative new EVO Swim School facility, as a part of the bank’s SBA Loan Program to construct the company’s second location in Gilbert. EVO Swim School officially opened its doors in the San Tan area of Gilbert… Read More →

DxNA LLC opens Valley Fever multicenter clinical trial

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DxNA LLC has started a multi-center clinical study of DxNA’s molecular diagnostic test for the detection of Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), using its proprietary diagnostic platform, The GeneSTAT® System. DxNA intends in 2015 to submit its 510(k) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for clearance of the test and the GeneSTAT System. Valley Fever… Read More →

Inc. 5000 includes Scottsdale-based HealthiestYou

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Arizona-based HealthiestYou, a leader in telehealth user engagement, has been named by Inc. Magazine to the 2015 Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Making its debut appearance as an Inc. 5000 company, HealthiestYou is ranked #846 on the prestigious list. The company will be honored at the 34th Annual Inc.… Read More →

PAC Worldwide expands to west Phoenix

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PAC Worldwide, a manufacturer of flexible protective packaging, has opened a second manufacturing location in the United States with a new location in Phoenix. A privately held company based outside of Seattle, PAC Worldwide also has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Ohio, Mexico and Malaysia. “PAC is excited to expand manufacturing to the West Coast,”… Read More →

Polsinelli earns No. 1 ranking in healthcare law

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National law firm Polsinelli has claimed the top spot on Modern Healthcare’s 2015 Healthcare Law Firms Survey, acknowledging that Polsinelli has built the largest Health Care Practice in the nation. Modern Healthcare’s rankings are based on a blended score of health care lawyers employed in 2014 and American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) memberships. “This recognition… Read More →

Groundwater pumping is changing Phoenix’s surface

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The ground level in portions of the metro Phoenix area is dropping at an annual rate of nearly two centimeters, or almost an inch a year. This is caused by the pumping of groundwater from subsurface aquifers, say two Arizona State University scientists. Apache Junction, at the east end of the valley, is seeing the… Read More →

INOV8 Golf hopes to impact market with new app

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INOV8 Golf announced today that it has named BIG YAM, The Parsons Agency as its marketing and public relations agency of record. BIG YAM is leading the INOV8 team to develop the branding and go-to market plan for the company and its initial product offerings which include an innovative mobile app. “As a new company,… Read More →

Save the Family elects new board members

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Christine Goldberg of Tempe, now retired from the Arizona Health Care Containment System, has been elected President of the Save the Family Foundation Board of Directors for 2015-16. Goldberg will be joined on the executive committee by Vice President Tom Bambury of Mesa, Finance Controller, ON Semiconductor; Treasurer Tom Kaupie of Gilbert, Senior Vice President,… Read More →