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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.

Renowned surgeon joins VisionGate advisory board

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VisionGate, Inc. a company that has developed a non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, LuCED, announced that nationally renowned thoracic surgeon Dr. Harvey Pass has joined its Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Pass specializes in detecting, diagnosing and treating pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer. He is also a renowned cancer researcher widely known… Read More →

D-backs have lowest Fan Cost Index for 9th straight year

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks, @LosDbacks) have the lowest Fan Cost Index ($126.89) in Major League Baseball for the ninth consecutive season, it was announced by Team Marketing Report. The D-backs finished almost $85 below the industry average of $211.68. The Fan Cost Index is a representative look at the costs for a family of four… Read More →

FAA approves USAA request for drone research

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The Federal Aviation Administration has approved USAA’s request to test how unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, could help speed review of insurance claims from its members following natural disasters. USAA is one of the first insurers to be granted the approval for such testing. “Our members have grown accustomed to seeing us pave… Read More →

Troon celebrates 25-year anniversary

Dana Garmany, Troon's Founder, Chairman and CEO

Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to recognize the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2015. Since its beginnings in 1990 with the management of the iconic Troon North Golf Club, the company has grown to become the industry leader with more than 250 managed courses in 36 states and 27 countries… Read More →

Will Humble joins University of Arizona Center

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Will Humble, MPH, longtime director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has been appointed division director for health policy and evaluation at the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the Arizona Health Sciences Center. A Tucson native, Humble is scheduled to join the UA April 13 and will report to Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, associate vice president… Read More →

$47M ENVY Residences breaks ground in Scottsdale

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Envy Residences, the first and only luxury condominium tower to be built in downtown Scottsdale’s Entertainment District has broken ground at 4424 N. 75th St. Created by visionary developer Deco Communities, the highly-anticipated $47M project will bring 89 limited edition high-end residences to the heart of Old Town Scottsdale’s arts, entertainment and restaurants mecca.  The… Read More →

Roosevelt Row unites locals for Arizona Gives Day

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To promote arts and culture in downtown Phoenix, Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation (CDC) is hosting a unique community celebration event on April 7th as part of Arizona Gives Day, the single-largest day of online giving in the state of Arizona. Roosevelt Row CDC proudly exists because of its residents and supporters who invest energy… Read More →

Parsons Xtreme Golf arrives on PGA Tour

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Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has officially arrived on the PGA Tour. PXG, which designs and develops high-performance golf clubs using premium alloys and patented technology, announced that it has signed an equipment endorsement deal with PGA Tour Champion Ryan Moore. This is the first PGA Tour endorsement deal for the industry newcomer.The company first made headlines… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day supports nonprofits on April 7

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Arizona Gives Day is a powerful 24-hour online giving experience that encourages individuals across the state of Arizona to donate to their favorite nonprofit cause on April 7, 2015.   Presented by FirstBank and hosted by the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and the Arizona Grantmakers Forum, Arizona Gives Day is a day for individuals to… Read More →

Ranking Arizona party celebrates state’s top companies

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Hundreds of Arizona’s top business leaders descended onto The Venue Scottsdale Thursday for Ranking Arizona’s Best of the Best Bash. “This party tonight is to celebrate the nearly 2,000 companies that are featured in Ranking Arizona,” said Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media, which publishes Ranking Arizona. “You are the innovators. You… Read More →

Vertical Measures earns interactive marketing honors

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Phoenix-based Internet marketing agency Vertical Measures has been awarded two TIM digital marketing awards by AZIMA, the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association. The awards were held on Thursday, March 26th at the Phoenix Art Museum. Named after Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the renowned father of the internet, the AZIMA TIM Awards were created to highlight the outstanding efforts of… Read More →

APS asks to increase solar access fee

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APS requested today that the Arizona Corporation Commission increase the grid access charge established by the Commission in November 2013 from 70 cents per kilowatt – or approximately $5 per month – to $3 per kilowatt, or roughly $21 per month for future residential solar customers. Existing rooftop solar customers would be grandfathered under the… Read More →

Banner Health, Cerner form partnership

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Banner Health, headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. and Cerner Corp., headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., today announced a multi-year strategic partnership to advance and innovate health and care delivery by leveraging new developments in health information technology and population health management.  With increasing pressures on health facilities and providers, and shifting reimbursement models, both organizations are… Read More →

SocialWhirled contest promotes brands creativity

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SocialWhirled, the leading digital campaign publishing platform, launched its first in a series of contests to build a royalty-driven designer ecosystem. The series encourages visionary designers to showcase their talents by creating digital marketing campaign frameworks that can be accepted into the SocialWhirled library and then utilized by brands and their agencies of record. The… Read More →

Arizona schools ‘Go Blue’ for World Autism Awareness Day

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Pieceful Solutions, a K-12 school for children with autism spectrum disorders, commemorated Autism Awareness Month with a celebratory sunrise event today at its Chandler campus, Thursday, April 2 (World Autism Awareness Day), starting at 6 a.m. Faculty members, families, students and community supporters gathered to increase awareness about the increasing number of children in Arizona with… Read More →