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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.

UA researchers produce new guidelines for Valley Fever

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Updated guidelines for treating people infected with Valley Fever, a disease caused by a fungus that is common in the U.S. Southwest, have been produced by a panel of experts led by John N. Galgiani, MD, director of the Valley Fever Center for Excellence at the University of Arizona Health Sciences. The recommendations include suggested treatment options for… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $500K for Phoenix revitalization efforts

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) dulled out a total of $500,000 in donations for seven local nonprofits that will help revitalize Maricopa County neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program. The local grant recipients were identified in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor Greg Stanton. The Wells Fargo Foundation is providing grants to the following… Read More →

Look back: Six years of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies winners

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Arizona’s Most Admired Companies awards program is gearing up for its seventh year of honoring excelling firms that have made a huge impact on the state. The awards program is designed to recognize the contributions and impact all Arizona employers bring in five categories: customer opinion, innovation, leadership excellence, social responsibility and workplace culture. As… Read More →

CTCA is world’s first with new immunotherapy treatment for cancer

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) has dosed its first three patients as part of the launch of a Phase I clinical trial using a novel antibody to treat patients with advanced solid tumors. CTCA® at Western  — located in Goodyear, west of Phoenix — is the first site… Read More →

Sonora Quest expands Safeway partnership

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Sonora Quest Laboratories and Safeway are opening six new Sonora Quest Laboratories Patient Service Centers (PSCs) located at Safeway stores statewide throughout Arizona. The new locations in Arizona are in addition to the two PSCs opened in November 2015. Customers will enjoy convenient lab testing services, the most accurate diagnostic capabilities and direct access testing at the new… Read More →

Some tips to handle the federal overtime rule change

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Barring any sudden changes, a significant change to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is scheduled to go into effect on December 1, making an estimated 4.2 million additional salaried white collar American workers eligible for overtime pay. In approximately three months, the federal minimum salary level for overtime pay for FLSA-covered workers will increase… Read More →

2016 Arizona primary results

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Last night’s Primary races in Arizona ran much smoother than the state’s Presidential Primary (unless you were tracking the election on the Arizona Secretary of State website, which crashed much through the night) and the results are in. Some precincts are still reporting, according to the Dorn Policy Group, but the group stated many of the… Read More →

PPO deductibles increase 50% in 2016, survey shows

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The median in-network deductible on an employer-sponsored PPO health plan increased 50 percent, from $1,000 to $1,500 in 2016, yet employer costs remain steady, according to the newly released 2016 Health Plan Survey from United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s largest independent survey of employer-sponsored benefits. Despite these significant deductible increases, nearly half of all… Read More →

Photos: $6.75M Forest Highlands Golf Club renovation

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Flagstaff mountain and golf community, Forest Highlands Golf Club, recently completed a $6.75 million renovation to both its clubhouses, and the new look is beautiful. Photos courtesy of Forest Highlands Golf Club The clubhouses are located adjacent to the award-winning Tom Weiskopf-designed courses: The Canyon Course and the Meadow Course. “Our members trusted us with… Read More →

Tempe tech center to add 400 jobs

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Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) will bring more than 400 jobs to its new 92,000-square-foot technology hub and service center located at 1144 W. Washington St., Tempe. Willis Towers Watson is hiring over 400 professionals, including software engineers, licensed benefit advisors, and other service experts. The center is designed to eventually house up to 800… Read More →

W. L. Gore & Associates innovation minimizes blood loss

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W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the commercial availability of the GORE® DrySeal Flex Introducer Sheath, after recently gaining clearance for use by regulatory bodies in the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Australia. The device is designed with a distinct combination of enhanced flexibility, kink resistance, and a hydrophilic coating to facilitate access… Read More →

Banner Health reports record year in ACO Program

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Through a fourth year of top financial performance in the Pioneer ACO Model, while simultaneously improving its quality score year-over-year for four consecutive years, Banner Health Network demonstrated that it is possible to bend the Medicare cost curve while providing the best in quality care as part of this ACA demonstration program. In 2011, Medicare… Read More →

WESTMARC seeks nominations for Best of the West Awards

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WESTMARC is seeking nominations for its 24th Annual Best of the West Awards Dinner scheduled for Thursday, November 10th, at the University of Phoenix Stadium. WESTMARC is accepting nominations in three categories: Economic Engine, Quality of Life Enhancement, and Excellence in Innovation. The deadline for nominations is 10 pm on Friday, September 2nd. Nominations can be… Read More →

Nationally renowned surgeon joins Banner Health facilities

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Elbert Kuo, MD, considered one of the top cardiothoracic surgeons in the country, joined the medical staff of Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center in Gilbert and Banner Boswell Medical Center as an employed physician. Dr. Kuo previously served as the director of the Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery Program, Mediastinal Staging Clinic and the Lung… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →