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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.

SARRC expands leadership team

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Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) has added Paige Raetz as its Residential Transition Academy Director and Kate Thoene as its Social Enterprise Director.  Both Raetz and Thoene join SARRC as part of its leadership team. This month, SARRC named Paige Raetz Director of the Residential Transition Academy, a new two-year residential student program, created… Read More →

Shea Homes opens 3rd Vista Montana community

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Shea Homes Arizona has found much success in the Northwest Valley for its luxury home product and recently opened the third installment of its popular community, Vista Montaña, a gated community located south of Happy Valley Road at 77th Ave. in Peoria. Vista Montaña III is an expansion of the Vista Montaña II community, which… Read More →

Uber opens headquarters in downtown Phoenix

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One of Phoenix’s most recognizable mid-century modern landmarks is undergoing a significant renovation project aimed at embracing the building’s vintage design features with a modern twist of style and technology. With the improvements already underway, the new digs are attracting a  premier set of technology, design and entertainment tenants to Downtown Phoenix in addition the… Read More →

Casino Del Sol Resort announces new CEO

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Casino Del Sol Resort, an enterprise of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, announced the promotion of Kimberly Van Amburg to chief executive officer. Van Amburg has played an integral role in much of the casino resort’s success over the past seven years, previously serving as senior vice president and general counsel. As CEO, Van Amburg oversees… Read More →

Mesa Airlines strikes deal with Bombardier

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Mesa Airlines, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement in principle, subject to definitive documentation, with Montreal-based Bombardier Inc. for the purchase of seven new CRJ900 NextGen aircraft to operate under a long-term capacity purchase agreement with a major U.S. airline. The aircraft will be purchased new from Bombardier and will bring the total… Read More →

Santé will build state-of-the-art facility in Tucson

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Santé announced its plans to build a state-of-the-art transitional rehabilitation facility in Tucson. The groundbreaking will take place in June 2015, and the center is scheduled to open in April 2016. The Santé of Tucson transitional rehabilitation center will be a two-story, 68,000-square-foot building with 87 patient units and 89 beds, with the potential to accommodate an… Read More →

Pediatrics Foundation elects G&K’s Stacey Lihn

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 The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that Stacey L. Lihn has been elected as a public member of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Foundation. She will serve a three-year term beginning January 2015. In her role, Ms. Lihn will serve as the first parent representative for the ABP Foundation, bringing a… Read More →

Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry reaches 100,000

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The Alzheimer’s Prevention Registry today enrolled its 100,000th volunteer interested in participating in studies aimed at preventing the disease, a significant milestone in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Championed by Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI), in collaboration with partner organizations and leading scientists, the Registry (www.endALZnow.org) aims to accelerate prevention research by establishing an online community of healthy individuals who are committed… Read More →

Dignity Health in Arizona invests in VisionGate

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VisionGate has received financial backing from Dignity Health in Arizona for development of a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer, the world’s deadliest cancer. Patient sputum samples are processed on the company’s patented Cell-CT® system – aptly named because it takes an optical CT scan of individual cells to generate digital,… Read More →

Apple plans $2B expansion in Arizona, Ducey says

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Governor Doug Ducey announced Monday that Apple will be expanding in Arizona, with a $2 billion investment in Mesa on a command center for the company’s global networks — representing one of the company’s largest investments in history. Apple said it will invest $2 billion over 10 years to open a data center in the Phoenix… Read More →

Small businesses struggle with marketing

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Sales and marketing activities are among the most challenging tasks for small business owners, according to Infusionsoft’s new Small Business Sales & Marketing Survey. Generating leads, getting new customers and gaining marketing expertise are some of the biggest challenges small businesses face today. The full report is available for download here. Here is a summary of key findings from… Read More →

Ipro Tech adds industry veteran for growth

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Ipro Tech, LLC, a worldwide leader in the design of eDiscovery software,  announced industry expert, Sarai Guerra has joined the growing company as Vice President of Client Strategy. Guerra’s primary responsibilities will include managing client relationships, implementing best practices, and assisting with maximizing workflows and ROI.  She will also explore ways to improve internal Ipro… Read More →

WGM hires leader for Security Services Division

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Industry technology veteran Scott Shedd has joined Scottsdale-based IT firm WGM Associates as Practice Leader as WGM continues to bolster its company leadership to meet ongoing demand for critical IT security and technology services. Shedd joined WGM in late 2014 and leads WGM’s Information Security Services Division. Shedd brings key experience with information security consulting,… Read More →

UA branding expert says NFL image will recover

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A bad-news NFL season that began with a shocking elevator video and is ending with “Deflategate” might make you wonder if the league is the damage-control center of the universe. To which Hope Schau says: Don’t worry about the NFL. It has survived scandals in the past, and it’s going to take much more than… Read More →

Discover’s Phoenix facility has 250 job openings

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Discover, which operates several customer care centers across the country, has announced more than 250 open positions at its Phoenixl office. The hiring initiative will include customer care representatives, analyst positions and service support. Customer care center representatives will handle inbound calls, share features about Discover’s card options and provide helpful information to Discover’s cardmembers.… Read More →