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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly 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.

PCH helps patients understand health care coverage

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In an effort to stem widespread confusion about changes in health care coverage, Phoenix Children’s Hospital has introduced Family Financial Services, a team within the Hospital dedicated to helping parents understand their health care coverage options. The Hospital created the team in response to rapid changes in insurance coverage that are often overlooked or misunderstood… Read More →

Beth Soberg – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Beth Soberg – CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Arizona Soberg brings more than 25 years of industry experience to her leadership role overseeing Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Greatest accomplishment: “The multi year integration of two companies post-merger that leveraged the strengths of each to build a sustainable and differentiated offering that resulted in 20 percent… Read More →

Rattlers win three straight with 72-32 defeat over Cleveland Gladiators

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The Arizona Rattlers defeated the Cleveland Gladiators 72-32 in the Arena Football League’s (AFL) ArenaBowl XXVII at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. ArenaBowl XXVII marks the team’s third-consecutive ArenaBowl title and fifth in franchise history with championships in 1994, 1997, 2012 and 2013. The Rattlers are just the second team in AFL history to… Read More →

Gena Sluga – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Gena Sluga – Partner, Christian Dichter & Sluga Sluga maintains a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating and was recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers in 2013 in both the Insurance Coverage category and as one of the Top 25 Women Lawyers in Arizona. Greatest accomplishment: “Becoming named partner in a nationally-recognized law firm before the age of… Read More →

University of Phoenix founder dies

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The founder of the University of Phoenix, Dr. John G. Sperling, has died, according to the Apollo Education Group. He was 93. Sperling passed away Friday at a hospital in the San Francisco Bay area. No cause of death was given. “Dr. Sperling’s vision, pioneering spirit and boundless resolve to improve the world through accessible… Read More →

Joyce Santis – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Joyce Santis – Shareholder, Sonora Quest Santis has more than 30 years of laboratory management experience and works with numerous local and national charities and community organizations. Greatest accomplishment: “The opportunity to contribute to the business turnaround, growth and success of Sonora Quest Laboratories.” Surprising fact: “My secret ambition was to be a writer or… Read More →

Marian Rhodes – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Marian Rhodes – Senior Vice President, Arizona Diamondbacks With 27 years of Major League Baseball experience, Rhodes has re-developed the D-backs human resources while reinforcing a culture where the best and brightest want to work. Greatest accomplishment: “I built two highly effective Human Resources departments for two different sport franchises.” Surprising fact: “Despite the fact… Read More →

Arizona Lottery Breaks Sales Records

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The Arizona Lottery reports a record-breaking $724 million in sales, a 4.5 percent increase over the previous fiscal year, and the highest amount in the Arizona Lottery’s 33-year history. Lottery beneficiaries received more than $175 million in net funding during the year. As a result of revenues for beneficiaries increasing 33 percent over the past… Read More →

Banner Health acquiring all UA medical facilities

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In a historic move that will transform the health care landscape in Arizona, the University of Arizona Health Network (UAHN) and the University of Arizona (UA) executed a Principles of Agreement document with Banner Health, to create a statewide health care organization and a comprehensive new model for academic medicine. This ground-breaking agreement will formalize… Read More →

GM Officially Opens Information Technology Center

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General Motors is adding to its roster of Information Technology Innovation Centers with today’s grand opening of a facility in the Phoenix area. The center, which will enable GM to in-source the company’s innovation capabilities and tap into a pool of new and experienced IT talent, joins innovation centers already operating in Warren, Mich., Austin,… Read More →

Barb Rechterman – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Barb Rechterman – Chief Marketing Officer, GoDaddy Rechterman oversees all facets of corporate marketing, including making GoDaddy’s edgy and viral Super Bowl spots. Greatest accomplishment: “We’ve gone from a company no one knew existed, to a brand with ‘household name’ recognition in the U.S., to a global powerhouse doing business in 42 markets around the… Read More →

Barrow docs conquer Ice Bucket Challenge

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Nearly 30 doctors, researchers, residents and staff from the Gregory W. Fulton Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Neuromuscular Disease Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix joined the Strike Out ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on August 15 after being challenged by the staff at the ALS Clinic at SUNY. The doctors poured buckets of ice water… Read More →

Stanton Joins Arizona Summit Law School Faculty

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This fall, Arizona Summit Law School will welcome Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton to the faculty as an adjunct distinguished lecturer-in-residence. Mayor Stanton will bring his experience as a practicing attorney and public servant into the classroom, teaching Designing Land-Use Policies, and providing valuable instruction to future real-estate-transactional and land-use attorneys. “This will be a great… Read More →

7 Ogletree Deakins attorneys earn honor

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Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (Ogletree Deakins), one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, announced today that seven attorneys from the firm’s Arizona offices were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015. The 2015 list was compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review survey… Read More →

Heat Increases Danger for Seniors Taking Prescriptions

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A potentially deadly danger lurks in the medicine cabinets of local seniors this summer. Did you know that heat, when combined with certain medications, can seriously harm seniors? That’s why SYNERGY HomeCare, one of the nation’s largest non-medical in-home care franchises, with local offices in our area, recommends that families pay special attention to seniors… Read More →