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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.

Glendale votes Tuesday on casino plan

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The Glendale City Council will consider an agreement next week with the Tohono O’odham Nation over its plan to build a casino resort near the city’s sports and entertainment district. City officials posted a draft agreement of the deal Wednesday. The council is scheduled to vote on the project Tuesday night. The southern Arizona tribe… Read More →

Arizona Super Bowl Countdown Clock Unveiled

Unveiling the countdown clock are Phoenix Councilwoman Laura Pastor, CEO of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Jay Parry, Phoenix Councilwoman Kate Gallego, Phoenix Councilman Bill Gates, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Chairman of the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, David Rousseau.

With 179 days and counting until Super Bowl XLIX, the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee and Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton today unveiled a countdown clock at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport which will mark the days, hours and minutes until the opening kick-off of the State’s third Super Bowl since 1996. “We’re thrilled to have… Read More →

Chevy Humphrey – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Chevy Humphrey – President and CEO, Arizona Science Center Humphrey oversees the $12 million operation of Arizona Science Center, a 164,000-square-foot facility with more than 330 employees and volunteers that welcomes 500,000 visitors every year. Greatest accomplishment: “Inspiring and helping others succeed. I am humbled to play a role in their achievement.” Surprising fact: “I am… Read More →

Fennemore Craig real estate practice receives high rankings

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced the firm’s real estate practice received high rankings from the prestigious 2014, The Legal 500 guide. The Legal 500 also named four leading Fennemore Craig real estate attorneys in the areas of real estate and construction and land use and zoning. “We are honored to… Read More →

Phoenix Baptist Hospital uses innovative brain surgery technology

A computerized image of the brain fibers shows the sheath, deployed in conjunction with the BrainPath, inserted into the brain. The sheath allows a neurosurgeon easy access to the surgical site inside the brain.

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced that Phoenix Baptist Hospital is the first in Arizona to provide a breakthrough surgical approach to remove once-inoperable brain abnormalities while minimizing damage to healthy brain tissue. Dr. Marco Marsella, a neurosurgeon on staff at Phoenix Baptist has successfully performed this new… Read More →

First Solar Builds Highest Efficiency Thin Film PV Cell

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First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced it has set a world record for cadmium-telluride (CdTe) photovoltaic (PV) research cell conversion efficiency, achieving 21.0 percent efficiency certified at the Newport Corporation’s Technology and Applications Center (TAC) PV Lab. The record-setting cell was constructed at the company’s Perrysburg, Ohio manufacturing factory and Research & Development Center,… Read More →

Camille Hill – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Camille Hill – President, Merestone Hill began her career as a theatrical designer in New York, then ended up in Arizona and co-founded Merestone in 1974. Greatest accomplishment: “Having a company which values individual growth and group compatibility. This formula allowed Merestone to double in size in one year. Surprising fact: “I gave up an… Read More →

Scottsdale Agency Earns Advertising Award

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Scottsdale-based agency Nomadic won the Gold medal for Agency of the Year, Southwest Region at the 2014 Ad Age Small Agency Awards in Austin last night. Presented by Ad Age, the leading global source of news and intelligence for the marketing and media community, the Small Agency Awards are the premier honors saluting outstanding work… Read More →

Expert offers tips on heat-related emergencies

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Dr. Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency medicine physician at ’s Arrowhead and West Valley hospitals, answered questions about how to prevent heat-related emergencies. Question: What can be done to prevent heat-related medical emergencies? Answer: The high temperatures we experience in Arizona make us vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, so it is important to know how we can… Read More →

Survey: Half want to own their own business

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Half (50 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own businesses, according to a new national University of Phoenix School of Business survey. Of working Americans who do not currently own a business, nearly two in five (39 percent) hope to do so in the future. Age… Read More →

Fennemore Craig Expands Healthcare Practice

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Victoria Stazio has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate practicing in the areas of healthcare litigation, professional liability, long term care and catastrophic injury defense. “We are thrilled to welcome Victoria Stazio to Fennemore Craig,” said, Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “Victoria’s… Read More →

CenturyLink launches gigabit service for Phoenix businesses

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CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability, as of August 18, of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for a significant percentage of Metro Phoenix businesses as part of a fiber network infrastructure expansion announced today in 16 cities. “CenturyLink continues to make significant upgrades in Metro… Read More →

AZBio honors ASU scientist Curtiss

AZBio Pioneer Honoree Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D. of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Photo Courtesy of ASU.

Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D., of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. “During his career, Roy Curtiss has had a profound impact on microbiology research and been a true pioneer in developing salmonella-based vaccines that… Read More →

Catherine Hayes – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Catherine Hayes – Principal, hayes architecture/interiors inc. Shaping Valley architecture and interior design for more than 20 years, Hayes’ award-winning projects include the Valley’s most enjoyable restaurants and resorts, beautiful residences and inspiring offices. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to strengthen our community through the designs of homes, resorts and restaurant/retail projects.” Surprising fact: “Not having a… Read More →

Maria Harper-Marinick – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Maria Harper-Marinick – Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges Harper-Marinick helps develop and implement the District’s strategic plan; leads initiatives to enhance access and increase student success; and build the stature and recognition of the District and its 10 colleges locally, nationally, and internationally. Biggest challenge: “Balancing multiple roles — professional, mother, wife,… Read More →