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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.

HomeStreet opens new locations in Maricopa and Mesa

Enterprise Bank

HomeStreet Home Loans opened two new Home Loan Centers in Arizona within Mesa and Maricopa. The two new locations mark HomeStreet’s sixth and sevenths locations in Arizona. The new branches are located at 1620 S. Stapley Dr., Suite 100, Mesa, and 21300 N. John Wayne Pkwy., Maricopa, Ariz. The Mesa Branch Manager Scott Mendez will lead… Read More →

Mother’s Grace to host fundraiser in May

Clear Title

Mother’s Grace is hosting its champagne brunch fundraiser on Thursday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to raise money for its efforts to support mothers and children who have endured life tragedies. The fundraiser will be hosted at El Chorro, and will feature luxury raffle prizes. Valley Toyota Dealers, Ducey Family Foundation, Steak… Read More →

Beverly Hills luxury real estate firm opening Phoenix office

Evny Residences

Beverly Hills-based real estate brokerage and lifestyle company, The Agency, is opening its ninth location in the globe in Scottsdale. The Agency will work on new luxury development projects in the Valley including ENVY Residences, Edison Midtown and Inspire Downtown Scottsdale by Scottsdale-based developer Deco Communities and Two Biltmore Estates by Phoenix-based Geneva Holdings. The… Read More →

Free flu shots at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

Free vaccinations for children and free flu shots for children and adults will be available from 3p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16 at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, 3929 E. Bell Road. The Phoenix Fire Department Baby Shots Immunization Program is providing the children’s vaccinations and the flu shots. The Phoenix Fire Department provides free vaccinations to children who are eligible under the… Read More →

9 finalists announced for ‘Fast Pitch’

Fast Pitch

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) selected nine finalists for the seventh annual Fast Pitch program, a spirited competition that connects social entrepreneurs with the business community and potential investors. SVPAZ selected the seven nonprofit finalists, plus one ASU student organization and a for-profit organization with a social mission, because they stand out for their innovative charitable… Read More →

CBRE to lease and market Buckeye Business Center


Five Star Development enlisted CBRE to lease and market its 698,853 square-foot, multi-tenant Buckeye Business Center in Phoenix. Pat Feeney, Dan Calihan and Rusty Kennedy with CBRE’s Phoenix office will lead the marketing and leasing efforts for the Class A facility (8585 W. Buckeye Road) located along Buckeye Road between 83rd and 87th Avenues. Built… Read More →

Southwest Airlines to invest $40M in Arizona

Southwest Airlines announced plans Wednesday to boost its presence at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport along with plans for a $40 million investment to expand its maintenance facility at the airport. The Dallas-based airline committed to occupying a future eight-gate concourse at Terminal 4. The announcement was made by Southwest Airline’s President Tom Nealon with Phoenix Mayor… Read More →

Pima Medical Institute instructor named Master Teacher 2017

Radiography instructor Mike Hawkes is the first to admit he’s basically a big nerd. He loves science fiction and technology—two things that inspired him to go into the radiography field in the first place. So it’s not surprising that he lets his inner nerd shine in the classroom, enriching students’ learning experiences through technology each… Read More →

How can Arizona improve higher education attainment rates?

Enterprise Bank

College Success Arizona released a new policy brief that explains the characteristics of a well-designed state grant aid program that would boost Arizona’s postsecondary attainment rate. The brief, “Investing in College Access, Supporting Completion: How Need-Based State Grant Aid Can Help Increase Higher Education Attainment Rates in Arizona,” provides insight to state leaders, legislators, and policymakers… Read More →

Greater Phoenix Chamber announces 2017 IMPACT Awards recipients


The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) selected eight local companies as recipients of its 30th annual IMPACT Awards, but only two will be selected as the 2017 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. “This year’s IMPACT Awards recipients are a testament to the success that can be achieved through dedication to leadership, innovation and community,” said Greater Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona Science Center receives $100,000 grant from Thunderbirds

Arizona School Choice Trust

Arizona Science Center is on a mission to bring an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics – the subjects commonly referred to as STEM – to teachers, students and families across Arizona through its innovative, signature STEM Extravaganza program. Thunderbirds Charities awarded Arizona Science Center $100,000 in grant funding to help provide customized… Read More →

OnTrac Relay For Life raises money for cancer research

OnTrac, a logistics company specializing in contracting regional shipping services in the Western United States, held their second annual Relay For Life event at the OnTrac Corporate office in Chandler, Arizona on Thursday, February 23, 2017. A total of 229 OnTrac employees at the Chandler office registered for the event in order to raise funds… Read More →

NAU lab using virtual reality for education

Virtual reality at NAU

You’re in the lecture hall listening to the professor. You read the book, analyzed every graph, example and photo, but you’re still not getting it. There’s just not enough context, but a lesson in virtual reality just may be the trick to help you along in class. One Northern Arizona University professor launched a lab… Read More →

itSynergy offers tips for deterring cyber thieves

cybersecurity cloud

Tax season is in full swing, which means cyber thieves are lurking online, ready to fool you with any number of phishing scams, password breaches and other deceptive activities in order to compromise your Social Security number. In 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) experienced its largest hack, when cyber criminals gained access to more… Read More →

Bashas’ partners with Instacart for grocery delivery service

Valley residents can now have their Bashas’ groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in as little as one hour via Instacart. Grocery shoppers who live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa and Ahwatukee can now get their Bashas’ groceries delivered through Instacart. “We’ve received an overwhelming number of requests from Bashas’ customers asking for… Read More →