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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.

Polsinelli Honored for its Pro Bono Work

Troy Froderman, Chair of Polsinelli’s Pro Bono Committee and a shareholder in the firm’s Phoenix office, accepting the award in Washington D.C. from Jo-Ann Wallace, the President and CEO of the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA.)

The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) honored national law firm Polsinelli at its 2014 Exemplar Award Dinner. Polsinelli earned the prestigious Beacon of Justice Award for its commitment to the delivery of pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford counsel including volunteer work done in connection with the Volunteer Lawyers Program… Read More →

Thunderbird School signs letter of intent to join ASU

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The Thunderbird School of Global Management has signed a letter of intent to join Arizona State University. The two schools released a statement Thursday that said both sides are working on a possible integration. “This merger offers significant advantages to both institutions,” said ASU President Michael M. Crow. “Through the integration of Thunderbird with ASU,… Read More →

DOI decision keeps Glendale casino plan alive

New Construction on Vee Quiva Casino

The Tohono O’odham Nation says the U.S. Department of the Interior has reaffirmed its decision that the tribe’s property lies within unincorporated Maricopa County. Tribal officials say that’s a key requirement for taking the land into trust. They still hope to build a massive resort and casino on the edge of Glendale and have been… Read More →

Phoenix eyes Mexico City Trade Office

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The Phoenix City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to move forward with plans to partner with the Arizona Commerce Authority to open an Arizona Trade Office in Mexico City. “Phoenix is taking the right steps to become a global city, and we’re ready to open our first trade office in Mexico City,” said Mayor Greg… Read More →

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation Selects Board

Joan Brubacher, president and CFO, Beamz Interactive, Inc.

Fresh Start Women’s Foundation announced newly appointed leadership for fiscal year 2014 – 2015. * Joan Brubacher, President, Chief Financial Officer, Beamz Interactive, Inc., Board Chair * Terry Roman, Partner, Snell & Wilmer, L.L.P., Vice-chair * Katie Scardello, Senior VP & Senior Client Manager, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Treasurer/Finance Chair * Jude Miller-Burke, Ph.D.,… Read More →

Sky Harbor Offers Holiday Travel Tips

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July is a busy travel time at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and passenger traffic for the July Fourth Holiday is expected to peak before the holiday on July 2nd and 3rd and after on July 6. America’s Friendliest Airport® has several travel tips to make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Save Money with… Read More →

Health Choice Integrated Care will serve N. Arizona

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Health Choice, the managed care solutions division of IASIS Healthcare, has signed an agreement with the Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (“NARBHA”) to form a joint venture called Health Choice Integrated Care to pursue new opportunities to deliver integrated behavioral and physical healthcare services in Northern Arizona. This collaboration between Health Choice and NARBHA… Read More →

Fireworks safety tips from Abrazo Health

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While fireworks are beautiful to watch, they are dangerous to play with, Abrazo Health medical professionals warn. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause severe injuries to eyes and skin. Even just watching a friend light fireworks can put you at risk. Play it safe, allowing for everyone to enjoy the holiday, said Kevin Haselhorst,… Read More →

GoDaddy Unveils ‘Get Paid’ to Help Small Businesses

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, today unveiled Get Paid, a new offering designed to help small businesses ‘get paid’ anytime, anywhere, and by any digital method. Get Paid is the newest addition to GoDaddy’s family of technology solutions, which are designed to make it easier for small business owners to… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan Completes Acquisition in Gulf of Mexico

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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced that its oil and gas subsidiary, Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (FM O&G), has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain part of Apache Corporation’s (Apache) (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) interests in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico (GOM). Following the exercise of preferential purchase rights by other working interest… Read More →

Mobile Mini Completes 3 Acquisitions

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Mobile Mini, Inc. (Nasdaq GS:MINI) announced it has completed the purchase of the assets and operations of two portable storage businesses with operations in Connecticut, Memphis, Tennessee and Dallas, Texas. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed. “We continue to execute on our strategy of making acquisitions in growth markets where we can acquire… Read More →

TGen, SHC begin clinical trial for anti-tumor drug

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The Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are studying the safety and effectiveness of a new drug, AG-120, for treatment of patients with solid tumors, especially those with brain tumors and gallbladder bile duct cancer. “AG-120 is designed specifically for those patients who carry the IDH1… Read More →

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges strengthen STEM educaton

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As part of the State’s FY 2015 budget, the Maricopa Community Colleges received $1.4 million to bolster educational efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Workforce areas. This additional funding is the first State appropriation for Maricopa in areas of the STEM and Workforce since 2009. The criteria used to determine the allocation… Read More →

Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum offers insight

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the July meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum hosted at the Phoenix office of international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Steven Shope, president of Sandia Research Corporation and a founder of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI), will be the guest speaker at the July event.… Read More →