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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.

Ducey signs executive order revoking public funds for lobbyists

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Governor Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday that ends state contracts with professional lobbyists, ending a long-standing practice of state government entities spending public money on lobbying, according to the governor’s office. The executive order affects all government-funded contract lobbyists at all state agencies, boards and commissions. Ducey signed the order in an effort… Read More →

Tucson business leader will match $1M for Arizona Theatre Company

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Tucson business leader and Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board member Mike Kasser will guarantee $1 million toward ATC’s $2 million fund-raising goal if an equal amount can be raised through the outreach effort now underway. As a result, the ATC Board of Trustees has extended the fund-raising deadline for this effort from Friday, July 1… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Caliber launches mini-IPO

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Merriman Holdings, Inc. ( MERR ) will be advising Caliber Companies on the process toward a Regulation A+ offering. The anticipated offering will allow Caliber to raise up to $15 million and the transaction is expected to be offered through a syndicate of investment banks. A Regulation A+ offering is a newly Securities and Exchange… Read More →

Uber offers free rides to help cancer patients

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Want to help raise money for cancer patients while receiving a free ride from Uber to your destination? Starting June 30 and running through Dec. 31, anyone who downloads the Uber app and uses the new user promo code, GIVEHOPE, will receive their first ride with Uber for free (up to $15), with an additional… Read More →

Nicholle Harris is president-elect of Arizona Black Bar

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The Arizona Black Bar has announced that Gust Rosenfeld partner Nicholle Harris will serve as President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year. The Arizona Black Bar (ABB), formerly known as the Hayzel B. Daniels Bar Association, was founded in 1971.  ABB has a statewide membership of attorneys, judges, paralegals, law students and community members who work tirelessly… Read More →

Realty Executives expands with Gilbert headquarters

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Valley-based Realty Executives is expanding with a new office in Gilbert, which will serve as the East Valley headquarters for its professional agents.  With the rapid growth of the area, Realty Executives Gilbert will serve the every growing demand for real estate agents with expert local market knowledge throughout the East Valley. “Gilbert continues to… Read More →

How can you motivate Millennials in the workplace?

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Many millennials say they change jobs every two to three years. That’s not something that any company wants to hear.  What are the best ways to motivate, engage and retain your millennial employees, and what should you not do? Lisa Copeland is a global workplace expert specializing in culture, engagement, leadership and teamwork.  Her team… Read More →

UMB Bank expands team in Phoenix

Jim Patterson, CEO of UMB Bank in Arizona.

UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), has announced several promotions and new hires to its team in Phoenix. Frank Gorman and John Damiris have been promoted to commercial banking team leads, and Kevin Herbst was promoted to business banking team lead. Joseph Ponce has been hired as a private banking client… Read More →

Firetag Stoss & Dowdell Partners join Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner

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Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner P.C. announced John L. Stoss and Paul F. Dowdell have joined the firm’s Scottsdale office as Partners. Mr. Dowdell’s practice is dedicated to business and real estate law and litigation, with a particular emphasis on real estate contracts and disputes, business contracts and disputes, post-judgment collections, title insurance and escrow matters, and… Read More →

SRP: 6 tips to prepare for summer monsoons

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As the Valley prepares for the first monsoons of the season, Salt River Project is prepared to handle the heat and storms. SRP’s transmission, distribution, generation and planned energy purchases are equipped to serve the summer demand. SRP plans for the summer heat and storms throughout the year by maintaining its transmission and distribution systems… Read More →

Fennemore Craig attorney elected to Arizona mining board

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Fennemore Craig Phoenix office director Dawn Meidinger was elected to the Board of Directors for the Arizona Mining Association. “We encourage our colleagues to become actively involved in the industries we serve,” said Sarah Strunk, chair of the board of directors of Fennemore Craig. “We congratulate Dawn on her recent appointment to Arizona Mining Association’s board of directors,… Read More →

Arizona Theatre Company needs $2M by Friday

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The Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) fund-raising campaign launched in early 2016 to raise $2 million by Friday, July 1 to continue operations and produce the 2016-17 season has reached a critical juncture. ATC Board of Trustees Chair Cameron C. Artigue said that if the necessary funds are not secured, the company “will be forced step… Read More →

Polsinelli honored for emphasis on women in leadership

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For the second year in a row, national firm Polsinelli received “Gold Standard Certification” from the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) for incorporating women into the highest levels of firm leadership. With eligibility limited to U.S. firms with 300 or more attorneys, only 31 firms nationwide achieved this recognition, down from 44 in 2015 and… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database

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The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers. The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a… Read More →

Slideshow: Four mountain views, one home

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Just when we couldn’t think life could get more unfair, we see a home like this. Arizona has many beautiful views, but from this Fountain Hills home you can see four spectacular ranges from its backyard. Four Peaks, the Superstition Mountains, Red Mountain and Weaver’s Peak can all be seen from the backyard of this… Read More →