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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.

ASA all-girls robotics team wins statewide competition

all-girls robotics team

A team of seven Fifth through Eighth grade robotics students was recently named one of two winning teams selected to head to the FIRST LEGO League World Festival in Houston, Texas on April 19. The all-girls team of arts students from downtown Phoenix charter school Arizona School for the Arts (ASA) competed against 96 teams in… Read More →

Thunderbirds donate $250k to Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children's Hospital

Thunderbirds Charities, the charity wing of The Thunderbirds the organization that hosts the Waste Management Phoenix Open, donated $250,000 to help fund the construction of the new Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The donation was made in support of the Hope Lives Here campaign to build a new facility to care for children diagnosed with cancer and blood disorders. The… Read More →

Phoenix-based Teaspressa announces national expansion

Teaspressa creates tea lattes and coffee-inspired beverages with the use of tea instead of coffee grounds. (Photo courtesy of Teaspressa)

Teaspressa, a Phoenix-based gourmet beverage company, will be expanding locally and nationally with the grand opening of a flagship location in Phoenix and new products and partnerships. Starting at the beginning of February, Teaspressa will move out of its shared space in Scottsdale to a new location in the Arcadia area, that’s yet to be announced.… Read More →

ADP plans to add 250 jobs in Tucson


Looking for a job? New Jersey-based Human resources management software firm, ADP, is adding 250 jobs to its Tucson location. The company will now have 400 employees in Tucson and nearly 2,000 in Arizona with the additional 250 employees who will work at the 49,543-square-foot space at the company’s facility at 5451 E. Williams Blvd.,… Read More →

Business women invited to try out for mini-TED Talk

Business women

For the third consecutive year, Conscious Connections, a Valley-based organization that leads a community of highly conscious business women, is holding auditions for its Take the Stage program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Six business women will be selected to participate in Take the Stage where they will create a mini-TED Talk… Read More →

32 startups advance to next round of Venture Madness

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The top 32 startups have been picked to advance to the next round of Venture Madness by Invest Southwest, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority. Now, the selection panel will narrow down the list to 16 finalists to present at the bracket-style head-to-head live event on March 8 through 10 at the Hotel Valley Ho.… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Digital Air Strike continues growth

mobile tech

Scottsdale-based social media and digital engagement company Digital Air Strike is celebrating another year of growth, highlighting a 35 percent boost in its client base. During 2016, Digital Air Strike expanded to start serving strategic markets outside the automotive industry. This expansion contributed to 20 percent of the companies growth. The marketing firm also launched… Read More →

Study: Planned 2,510-acre motorsports destination expected to bring in $1.2 billion

Motorsports destination

An economic impact study for the construction and operation of a planned motorsports destination in Pinal County, released by the developers, estimates the project will generate $1.2 billion in economic impact while adding 15,000 jobs. The study released by Danrick Builders, estimates that Attesa, a planned 2,150-acre motorsports complex near Casa Grande, will generate $1.8 billion… Read More →

Fennemore Craig to start using AI for legal research

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Fennemore Craig is partnering with artificial intelligence technology company ROSS Intelligence to use artificial intelligence for the firm’s legal research. The firm will use this innovative artificial intelligence resource in the areas of intellectual property and bankruptcy with further development expected in the areas of tax as well as labor and employment in the coming year. Fennemore… Read More →

Photos: Paradise Valley home sells for $12.75M

Paradise Valley Home

A 14,150-square-foot luxury home in Paradise Valley sold for $12,750,000 million, making it one of the priciest home sales in Arizona.   Photos courtesy of The Joffe Group The home was built in 2009 and sits on a 2.5-acre gated estate. It’s a Georgian Revival-style mansion featuring seven suite bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, detached two-bedroom/two bathroom guest… Read More →

Sherman & Howard associate joins Arizona Educational Foundation board

Enterprise Bank

Matthew Hesketh, an attorney at Sherman & Howard, joined the board of directors of the Arizona Educational Foundation (AEF). AEF is a local nonprofit dedicated to the development and celebration of excellence in pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade public education throughout Arizona. “AEF’s board of directors is an incredible group of dedicated individuals who truly understand the power of… Read More →

Taylor Morrison awarded Most Trusted Homebuilder in U.S.

Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC), has been recognized as America’s Most Trusted Home Builder by Lifestory Research. This is the second consecutive year Taylor Morrison has been granted the award, which is based on the opinions of more than 31,000 home shoppers actively looking for a new home in the top housing markets in the United… Read More →

Maracay Homes building 2 LEED neighborhoods in East Valley

5 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

Home developers will be building two upcoming Gilbert and Chandler neighborhoods with plans to have both communities LEED Certified with the U.S. Green Building Council. Maracay Homes is building and registering all of the homes at the Preserve at Adora Trails in Gilbert and Hawthorn Manor in Chandler with the goal of having the homes LEED certified. The U.S.… Read More →

Audio visual company relocates to Chandler

audio visual company

Marx Productions Inc., an audio visual company that specializes in planning conventions, concerts, large meetings and special events, is relocating its operations from Phoenix to Chandler after the purchase of a building near the Stellar Airpark. Marx Productions Inc. recently purchased a 27,000 square foot building adjacent to Stellar Airpark and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway at 4151 W. Lindbergh Way… Read More →

Glendale firefighter to cook for charity

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Thirteenorth Grille will host its monthly Charity Guest Chef Night on Jan. 29 with a Glendale firefighter heating up the kitchen. The event benefits Glendale Fire Charities and Local 493 United Phoenix Firefighter Charities. It is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, for 5 to 9 p.m. at Thirteenorth Grille, 1301 E. Northern Ave. Cost is… Read More →