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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.

Inpro Corporation expands manufacturing to Mesa

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 Inpro CorporationTM recently acquired Fireline 520TM, LLC, one of the nation’s premier designers and manufacturers of fire barriers for expansion joints, to broaden their life-safety offerings, within Inpro’s JointMaster Division. Now, in addition to the Fireline 520 facility in Buffalo, New York, they are manufacturing Fireline 520 products out of their Mesa, Arizona facility, underscoring… Read More →

Chambers USA: Sherman & Howard

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Six attorneys from Sherman & Howard in Arizona  were recognized in the 2015 release of Chambers USA – America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.  This honor follows a rigorous and independent law firm research and evaluation process that seeks to identify and rank the world’s best lawyers (i.e., those who perform best according to the criteria… Read More →

TGen, Phoenix Children’s Hospital look for new ways to store blood

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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Phoenix Children’s Hospital are developing new economical methods of preserving, storing and transporting high-quality blood plasma proteins for use in diagnosing and treating disease. Under a $698,502 three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Biorepository and TGen’s Proteomics Division are using special filter… Read More →

Homeowners Financial Group continues to grow

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Scottsdale-based Homeowners Financial Group USA, LLC has announced that it recently opened two new offices – Tampa and Orlando – enlarging the award-winning mortgage company’s footprint to 21 offices in 10 states nationwide.  Since January 2015, Homeowners Financial Group’s Florida Regional Manager Ted Jeschke has increased the company’s Florida team to 17 employees between the… Read More →

Severe heat can be deadly, experts warn

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The heat is on for Arizona – specifically the Phoenix area – and it’s more than just an annoyance. “It’s particularly dangerous for folks that either have outdoor occupations or that do outdoor work or even are exercising in the heat of the day, if they haven’t ‘cameled’ up with water before hand,” said Will… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to lawyers board

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Fennemore Craig, a Mountain West law firm, announced Cathy Reece, chair of the firm’s Bankruptcy, Creditors Rights and Restructuring practice group, has been elected to the Board of Regents for the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers. She will serve a 4-year term. “The firm’s strength is built on our attorneys reputation and commitment to… Read More →

MJ Insurance adds 4 new team members

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MJ Insurance has added four individuals, three joining the team in Indianapolis and one at the Phoenix location. In the Indianapolis branch, Natasha Clements, Andrew Losinski and Shannon Lyons were hired as a senior analyst, analyst and account manager, respectively, in the Benefits Consulting department. Also in the Benefits Consulting department, Jessaca Latteier was hired… Read More →

Bank of America awards $275K to 20 nonprofits

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The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has announced $275,000 in grants to 20 nonprofits providing workforce development and education opportunities in Valley communities including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler. The grants are part of Bank of America’s focus on employment opportunities and preparing the under-employed and the next generation of workers with the skills needed… Read More →

Abrazo cereal drive collects 48,000 meals

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s hospitals collected cereal and money that will provide more than 48,000 breakfasts for hungry children this summer. The donations were collected at nine Abrazo facilities as part of the Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive which ended this month. St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance received donations from staff and community members at… Read More →

PayPal adds 150 jobs to Phoenix market

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PayPal, one of the world’s largest e-commerce firms, is planning to add 150 new employees to its Chandler location this summer. PayPal’s Arizona facility was voted the Best Place to Work in 2014. Arizonans interested in exploring a career with PayPal are invited to the PayPal Job Fair next week, where recruiters will accept resumes… Read More →

Polsinelli rolls out new bankruptcy app

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Polsinelli has announced the official release of the “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms,” the electronic version, or app, of the original publication, “The Devil’s Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terms for Commercial Lenders,” now in its 2nd edition. The “Devil’s Dictionary” is a guide for commercial lenders and other restructuring professionals to obtain a quick reference to… Read More →

Local VC Tallwave Capital adds new principal

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Tallwave Capital has announced that the company has hired Nathan Mortensen as a Principal to source potential companies, conduct due diligence, provide investment recommendations and oversee day-to-day operations of its $13.15 million Tallwave Commercialization Fund I. Closed in October 2014, the fund is concentrating on early-stage software, marketing, advertising and technology companies across a variety of… Read More →

Deborah Ostreicher named assistant aviation director

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Following a national search, Deborah Ostreicher has been selected as the newest Assistant Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix. The Aviation Department oversees Phoenix Sky Harbor, Deer Valley and Goodyear airports and is an active member of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority. Ostreicher has been with the city since 1996 where she began as… Read More →

Pieceful Solutions hires psychologist Karen Delaney

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Pieceful Solutions, a K-12 school in Arizona for children with autism spectrum disorders, recently hired Karen Delaney, Ph.D. as its School Psychologist for its three school campuses in Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert. Dr. Delaney is a licensed psychologist in the state of Arizona, and has more than 35 years of experience in the field. She most… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected president of AADC

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, has announced Scott Day Freeman, a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been elected President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. “We congratulate Scott on his election as president of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “The… Read More →