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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.

Impress Labs and Duo PR merge, form KiteRocket

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Impress Labs and Duo Public Relations Inc., both flourishing U.S. West Coast public relations and marketing firms, today announced the two agencies have merged. For the immediate future, the two brands will continue to operate under their existing agency names, though now they are part of the newly formed parent company KiteRocket LLC. The move… Read More →

Childhelp, ASU join forces to combat child abuse

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Childhelp, a nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children, and Arizona State University (ASU) have officially signed on to the second year of a five-year partnership to make a national, measurable impact on the prevention of child abuse, through prevention education. The Childhelp Speak Up Be Safe curriculum is a research-based program that engages children… Read More →

Matrix buys building for Real Estate Investing School

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The Matrix Real Estate Investor Network recently purchased a downtown Phoenix office building with plans to turn it into a Real Estate Investing School. The building, located at 2406 S. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034, is finished being renovated and now accepting the real estate investing classes. At the facility, students learn everything from real estate… Read More →

ASBA will present its Marketing Bootcamp in August

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) proudly presents the 2016 Marketing Bootcamp on August 15, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Business Education Center at 4600 E. Washington St., Ste. 341 Phoenix, 85034 . Tickets are now available at the ASBA’s website. The all-day affair will feature a series of educational sessions that… Read More →

How much freedom of speech is allowed in the workplace?

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The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) recently fined basketball teams Indiana Fever, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and their players after the women wore all-black warmup gear to support the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Due to public outcry against the decision, the WNBA later removed the fine. However, the issue sparked a debate across the… Read More →

Local First Arizona gets boost from Pokémon Go

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Local First Arizona made it easier for Pokémon Go players across Arizona to “catch ‘em all,” by updating its online local business directory to allow users to search the directory to find which local businesses serve as or are located near PokeStops and Gyms in the game. Pokémon Go, a mobile phone game that has taken the world… Read More →

Amazon Locker installed at 37 Phoenix apartments

Amazon Locker will be installed at 37 Mark-Taylor managed apartment communities in Phoenix (Photo courtesy of Mark-Taylor)

Amazon’s latest advancement in the pursuit of getting packages to consumers most efficiently is underway in the Phoenix metropolitan area, as Amazon Locker, a fully-automated package storage locker, is installed at a large number of Class-A apartment communities managed by  multifamily manager Mark-Taylor. Mark-Taylor installed the Amazon Lockers in 37 of its communities. In recent… Read More →

Maracay Homes buys 142 acres in Peoria

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Maracay Homes, a wholly owned company of the TRI Pointe Group (NYSE:TPH), closed on a two-parcel, $31 million land purchase at The Meadows, a master-planned community located in the fast-growing northern section of Peoria, Ariz.. The acquisition — in combination with an additional $17 million land purchase by the homebuilder 15 months earlier at the… Read More →

Ryan House and Dutch Bros team up to help kids

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It is time to Shake it for Ryan House at all Dutch Bros Phoenix-area locations from Monday, July 25 to Sunday, July 31. Dutch Bros will donate $1 from every Dutch Frost sold throughout the duration of the week to Ryan House. Ryan House is a local non-profit that offers world-class respite and end of… Read More →

U.S. Army veteran Deuce Mangine joins Brokers Alliance

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Brokers Alliance announced it has hired U.S. Army veteran Deuce Mangine as its human resources manager. Mangine will be responsible for the Fountain Hills-based financial service company’s human resources, payroll and hiring efforts. Before joining Brokers Alliance, Mangine served 20 years in the Army – more than a decade of which included HR experience. His previous… Read More →

The Villas at Baker Park launch as $35M Phoenix infill project

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The Villas at Baker Park, a gated community of 44 new semi-custom homes, is currently under construction at the NW corner of Osborn and 40th street in East Phoenix, on what was formerly the site of Baker Nursery. Richard Felker and Rich Zacher, Principals of Empire Residential, the newly-launched community development component of The Empire… Read More →

Marines get $1M from Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation

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During a special dedication ceremony in April, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation presented an unexpected $1 million gift to the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The donation will help fund the final phase of the National Museum of the Marine Corps’ construction, which is scheduled to finish in 2017. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation… Read More →

APS Foundation continues focus on STEM education

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Fourteen nonprofit organizations located throughout Arizona and the Four Corners area will receive more than $1.2 million in STEM-supported grants, the APS Foundation announced. Supporting science, technology, engineering and math (also known as STEM) and other education programs has been the Foundation’s principal focus since 2012. “Arizona is blessed to have a number of local organizations… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital procedure breaks ground

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As part of a nationwide clinical trial for patients with complex heart conditions, Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is the first in Arizona to perform the first Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures on low-risk patients. The procedures are being performed by a team of physicians and other caregivers from the hospital’s Institute for Valvular Diseases… Read More →

New weight loss surgery at Abrazo Scottsdale Campus

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Abrazo Scottsdale Campus has opened its new Bariatric Wellness Institute featuring customized medical and surgical weight loss programs that focus on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification as well as minimally invasive bariatric surgery. “We are committed to helping our patients achieve weight loss success through individualized plans developed by our team of healthcare professionals including… Read More →