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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.

Ballard Spahr launches ‘Year of Service’

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Ballard Spahr will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Phoenix through a “Year of Service” by giving back to the community. The first event will be on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Lana Turner Civitan House where lawyers and staff will spend the morning socializing with its residents and lending a hand with maintenance of the property.… Read More →

Littler Mendelson names Kristy Peters shareholder

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Kristy Peters, an attorney in the Phoenix office of Littler, an employment and labor law practice representing management, has been made a shareholder, which went into effect Jan. 1. The firm promoted a total of 15 new attorneys to shareholder across its U.S. offices. “Kristy is an exceptional attorney and has demonstrated outstanding leadership, hard… Read More →

7 steps to improve your brand

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Perhaps more than in any other time in history, in 2016, your name is your brand, said Pamela J. Green, a business and branding expert. “I think most of us get this concept – we live in a celebrity-obsessed society, so we understand how a person’s name can also be their brand,” she said. “Social… Read More →

Kellie Zimmet is new director for Central Phoenix Women

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Kellie Zimmet, co-founder and senior partner at the consulting firm Elevate Human Potential will take over as the new director for Central Phoenix Women, an established women’s organization in the Valley led by JoAnn Holland. Over the past two years Central Phoenix Women experienced double digit growth. Members include women in banking, law, marketing, commercial… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 1,000 new employees

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In the first half of 2016, State Farm plans to hire 1,000 employees in the greater Phoenix area, and will hold a job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Mesa. The insurance firm plans to add more employees as it expands in the Phoenix area throughout the year. State Farm announced earlier in January it… Read More →

Waste Management to host sustainability forum

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While the pros tee-off from the green during the Waste Management Phoenix Open, Waste Management will hold its sixth annual Executive Sustainability Forum in Scottsdale on Thursday, Feb. 4. Speakers and panel discussions will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, offering multiple perspectives on the sustainability of recycling and the circular economy. Corporate leaders… Read More →

SRP will supply green energy for football title game

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The College Football National Championship game between Alabama and Clemson will be powered by green energy provided by the Salt River Project, in support of the Arizona organizing Committee. The electricity needed to power the College Football Playoff National Championship, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, will be from 100 percent renewable energy resources to… Read More →

CTCA study may help battle small cell lung cancer

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In a recent study, researchers at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western), in collaboration with international colleagues, found that statins could be an effective therapeutic against metastatic small cell lung cancer (SCLC). The study of 876 late-stage SCLC patients, published today in the peer-reviewed scientific journal PLOS ONE,  showed… Read More →

Foundation for Senior living received $750k grant

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The Foundation for Senior Living received a $750,000 grant over a three-year period from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, which will fund a new program called Care by Design. Care by Design is an individualized, coordinated care program aimed at helping senior adults. “We are thrilled to be receiving funding from Virginia G. Piper… Read More →

Sky Harbor adds new deputy aviation director

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Chris Madsen will join  as the new Deputy Aviation Director for Business and Properties on January 11. Madsen has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently, she worked as the director of operations for a boutique consulting firm that specializes in concessions planning and financial analysis. In her new role,… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands energy and utilities practice

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Fennemore Craig, a regional law firm, announced Michelle De Blasi joined the firm as a shareholder in the firm’s natural resources, environment, energy and utilities practice group. “We are pleased to welcome Michelle to the firm,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “Michelle will be an integral member of our already robust energy… Read More →

Coldwell Banker associate advocated for VA decision

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G-II Varrato II, a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Phoenix Metro Branch associate abd Arizona State Director of Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP) — was instrumental in ruling changes by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to favor veterans. “No other veterans’ organization has ever accomplished what we just did. With my guidance, the… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli add Sarah Staudinger

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC announced that Sarah Staudinger has joined its firm, Thursday, as an associate. Staudinger focuses her practice on general civil litigation and insurance defense, construction litigation and automobile liability defense. She received a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Indiana University before attending law school at Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College… Read More →

VisionGate acquires exclusive rights to Iloprost

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VisionGate, Inc., a biotech company in the early lung cancer detection space, announced, Thursday, it acquired exclusive rights to the University of Colorado’s patent for the use of the drug Iloprost in the prevention of lung cancer. This makes VisionGate one of the first companies to evolve from a diagnostic company to a diagnostic and… Read More →

UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center Receives $1.69M Grant

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The University of Arizona Pediatric Pulmonary Center received a five-year, $1.69 million renewal grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). First funded in 2000, the UA Pediatric Pulmonary Center serves as a regional and national resource center for training and educating the next generation of… Read More →