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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.

HomeSmart expands partnership with Zillow Group

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HomeSmart, the largest real estate franchising company in Arizona, has expanded its partnership with Zillow Group, which houses a portfolio of real estate and home-related brands on mobile and web. HomeSmart has 11,000 agents through 17 states and 98 offices. Through this expanded agreement, HomeSmart’s listings on Zillow and Trulia have guaranteed listing agent exposure… Read More →

Tilted Kilt names The James Agency its advertising agency of record

Tilted Kilt

The James Agency (TJA), an award-winning, full-service advertising firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz., has been named Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery’s national advertising and digital agency of record. Based in Tempe, Ariz., Tilted Kilt is a popular national chain of contemporary Celtic-themed sports pubs with more than 95 restaurants in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada, and… Read More →

AWEE will honor 3 women as 2016 Faces of Success

Marie Sullivan leads Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), which offers a diverse range of training and support services throughout Maricopa and Yavapai counties.

Three Valley women from significantly different backgrounds and diverse worlds will take center stage for their perseverance in overcoming tremendous personal challenges to redirect and refocus their lives. These women will be honored as 2016 Arizona Women’s Education & Employment (AWEE) Faces of Success on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort… Read More →

The challenges to recruiting and retaining women in tech

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Technical recruiter Speak With A Geek (SWAG) is using its voice in the industry to raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by women in technology. The Bay Area agency hopes to educate and provide a deeper analysis into the topic of a lack of female representation in technology. “Beginning almost at birth, girls receive… Read More →

Mesa’s Beech Medical named to Entrepreneur’s 360 List

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Beech Medical Group, Inc., an integrated health solutions company that contracts with large employers, state agencies and insurance companies to improve patient outcomes while reducing healthcare costs, has been named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s 360 List of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” The Mesa based business ranked 108 out of 360 companies nationwide. This is… Read More →

KeatsConnelly appoints Sally A. Taylor as CEO

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Phoenix-based KeatsConnelly, the largest cross-border wealth management firm in North America that specializes in helping Canadians and Americans realize their dreams of a cross-border lifestyle, appointed Sally A. Taylor to chief executive officer and Bryant E. Andrus to president, respectively. In her new role, Taylor will be leading and setting the strategy for the company,… Read More →

Phoenix lands at No. 2 on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty Report

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Phoenix lands at number two on CBRE’s annual Tech-Thirty list, which analyzes the 30 leading technology markets in the U.S. and Canada in terms of high-tech software/services job growth. Second only to San Francisco, the Valley continues to see the strongest tech-sector job growth in North America, reporting 44.5 percent job growth and more than… Read More →

Banner Health completes acquisition of 32 urgent care facilities

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Banner Health officially completed the acquisition of Urgent Care Extra’s 32 existing Arizona locations Tuesday, and is in the process of re-branding these centers to reflect the new ownership. The new Banner Urgent Care facilities are located in the greater Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. As part of this acquisition, more than 400 Urgent Care… Read More →

CBRE report identifies Phoenix as ‘new city of finance’

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The U.S. financial services industry, faced with heightened regulations and competition for skilled labor from technology companies, increasingly is finding the workers it needs by expanding to cities like Phoenix, according to a new report from CBRE Group, Inc. In its inaugural annual report on the financial services industry, CBRE examines markets across the U.S.… Read More →

Report: Phoenix named a top city for homebrewers

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Celebrating the thriving community and culture of homebrewing, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading community for homebrewers—unveiled a list of cities across the U.S. where homebrewing is on the rise. By examining a number of factors including economic impact, proximity to craft breweries, homebrew clubs and membership, competition entries and more, the AHA identified budding areas for… Read More →

Scottsdale’s AccountabilIT announces the acquisition of MITS&C

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AccountabilIT, LLC today announced the acquisition of MITS&C, the managed services division of Business & Decision, N.A.  MITS&C provides managed services related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other enterprise applications and cloud computing technologies. AccountabilIT, a Scottsdale, Arizona based company, was recently formed by industry pioneer Chuck Vermillion with a management team of executives that have… Read More →

Banner and Aetna announce a joint venture

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Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Banner Health teamed up and created a jointly owned health plan company, Banner | Aetna, that will focus on improving quality, affordability and the patient experience. The partnership will combine Banner’s care management capabilities and high-quality facilities, providers and delivery system with Aetna’s leading health plan expertise, cutting-edge analytics and health information technology.… Read More →

Online video pioneer Brightcove relocating to SkySong

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will welcome a prominent new tenant to its newest office building. Brightcove, a pioneering force in the world of online video, signed a lease to occupy 13,000 square feet of the first floor of SkySong 4. The company, relocating from Tempe, has nearly 5,000 customers in 70 countries is a leading provider of cloud services for video. The company offers a… Read More →

Business fair to show kids’ entrepreneurial chops

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When most people think of children’s businesses, they likely imagine lemonade stands or dog walking services. But more than 100 Valley youth will break that stereotype on Nov. 5 as they unveil their unique goods and original services for judges and customers alike during the AZ Children’s Business Fair – Arcadia. Young entrepreneurs from across… Read More →

NAWBO endorses Kirkpatrick, Sinema

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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has announced its endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick in her bid for election as U.S. Senator from Arizona and  Kyrsten Sinema in her bid for re-election to Congress from Arizona’s 9th District. “The Phoenix Chapter of NAWBO is supporting these national endorsements,” said Phaedra Earhart, chapter president. NAWBO National screens candidates for endorsement solely on their history… Read More →