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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.

New ASU center to research future of transportation

Transportation corridor in the east valley, the Superstition Freeway, U.S. Route 60 viewed from above looking west from Mesa towards Tempe and Phoenix. (Copyright: hideftrphoto / 123RF Stock Photo)

Arizona State University has been named the lead institution for a new U.S. Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center that plans to focus on improving regional travel demand forecasting. ASU will have a new research center that will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation on improving regional and local transportation systems. Through… Read More →

Banner Health and The CORE Institute expand partnership

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Banner Health and The CORE Institute are expanding their joint venture, which aims to improve the quality of musculoskeletal care for Arizonans, while adding an Orthopedic High Value Network for Banner Health Network patients. This new network available to Banner Health Network patients includes facilities, IT solutions and ancillary programs for patients. This program is structured… Read More →

Banner Health gets national recognition for bariatrics work

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Four Banner Health facilities in Arizona have met rigorous criteria to earn national accreditation for metabolic and bariatric surgery. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix join Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert and Banner – University Medical Centers in Tucson to achieve national accreditation from the Metabolic and… Read More →

Tips to identify student loan repayment scams

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With the U.S. Department of Education reporting that more than 40 percent of all borrowers are late or in default, it’s no wonder fake or unethical student debt relief companies are popping up everywhere. “Borrowers are more stressed than ever before about repaying their loans,” said Sarah Hamilton, student loan supervisor for Take Charge America, a national nonprofit… Read More →

Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced townhome models available to view

Frank Lloyd Wright

Model units for North Central Phoenix townhomes influenced by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright are now available to be viewed. The Mason is a 33-unit townhome community located near 16th Street and Bethany Home Road by developers Liv URBN, a joint venture between Baron Properties and Denver-based Haselden Construction.   Photos courtesy of Liv… Read More →

Mobile app puts control at SRP customers’ fingertips

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Salt River Project’s nearly 1 million residential power customers and 25,000 irrigation customers now have even more ways to stay connected with two, new SRP Mobile Apps for smart phones and tablets. SRP launched two mobile apps for on the App Store for iOS users or the Google Play store for Android users. The SRP Power… Read More →

Tickets on sale for 2017 Industry Leaders of Arizona awards

Industry Leaders of Arizona

Each year, Az Business magazine is proud to present the Industry Leaders of Arizona (ILoA) Awards, which recognize the contributions and impact of Arizona-based companies on both the economy of Arizona and in the communities they serve. Tickets are now on sale for this year’s dinner reception and awards ceremony. Join us and celebrate the… Read More →

KinetX to support NASA’s upcoming mission to Jupiter

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Tempe-based KinetX Aerospace has been selected by NASA for navigation and mission design support of a new interplanetary space science mission named ‘Lucy’. Lucy will be the first exploration to determine physical characteristics of the far-off, mysterious Jupiter Trojan bodies through a series of close-up flybys. “As the only private company NASA has ever certified to… Read More →

Downtown Dunkin’ Donuts opening benefits Make-A-Wish

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Dunkin’ Donuts is opening its first Downtown Phoenix location at 102 N. Central Ave. on Wednesday, January 11. To celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant will be offering 50 cent cups of medium hot and iced coffee from Wednesday to Friday, Jan. 13. For each sale of medium hot and iced coffee, 100 percent of the proceeds… Read More →

Az Business announces 2017 ACC Awards finalists

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Effective corporate counsel has never been more important than it is in today’s new and ever-evolving knowledge-based economy. Az Business magazine is recognizing the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays in the success of a business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards (ACC Awards). The 23 finalists and winners will be honored during… Read More →

College of St. Scholastica opens new midtown office

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The College of St. Scholastica’s administrative staff moved into new offices at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty already have office space at Mesa Community College (MCC) and at Phoenix College. The new 2,300-square-foot office, in midtown Phoenix along the light rail, will house the College’s administrative team and nursing faculty… Read More →

HomeSmart International expands in northern California

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HomeSmart International added a new franchisee to align with the fast-growing franchise brand. HomeSmart Bay Area, which is owned by Michael Young, recently just joined the ranks of other top brokers in the real estate industry who call HomeSmart their brand of choice. Young’s first HomeSmart office is located in the high value real estate market… Read More →

Shea Homes says Phoenix housing market continues recovery

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For a second consecutive quarter, sales are up for Shea Homes Arizona. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2016  beat 2015 Q4 sales by 22 percent. This gain followed a 12 percent increase in Q3 compared to 2015. “The Phoenix housing market is showing clear signs of recovery,” said Ken Peterson, VP of Sales and Marketing for… Read More →

AARP Arizona lays out legislative agenda for 2017

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

When state lawmakers convene January 9th for the 2017 legislative session, AARP Arizona will pursue an agenda that includes protecting retirement income, helping those needing long term care people stay in their homes , helping with out of pocket costs and easing stress for family caregivers and protecting seniors from financial exploitation. AARP’s non-partisan Arizona… Read More →

Phoenix-based Carvana makes $600M financing deal with Ally

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Phoenix-based online automobile retailer Carvana is getting financing for up to $600 million of retail contracts from Ally, according to a Wednesday announcement. Over the next 12 months, Ally will make up to $600 million available to Carvana through financing and bulk purchases of contracts. Carvana was founded in 2013, and sells and lets customers… Read More →