Author Archives: 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.

Mercury and BBVA Compass promote female-owned businesses

Phoenix Mercury and BBVA Compass have teamed up for the second annual “Bright Futures Women in Business” promotion, an initiative designed to support women-owned businesses and create opportunity for a brighter future throughout the Valley. The four-week program encourages leaders from women-owned businesses to write a short essay expressing how $2,500 in cash and $5,000… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital celebrates staff retention efforts

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

With physician and nurse burnout reaching an all-time high nationwide, Phoenix Children’s Hospital knows that appreciation can go a long way toward helping to make sure their staff feels the love. “Expressing gratitude, honoring employees’ efforts and creating a culture of opportunity is a cornerstone of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, but we take the celebration to… Read More →

Cardinals and Shea Homes make a difference in Phoenix

On Saturday, May 6, 2017, Shea Homes and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated the complete makeover of the House of Helps Community and Worship Center in South Phoenix.  The celebration included a ribbon cutting, a check presentation, a tour, and time for the community to spend with five Arizona Cardinals players, Big Red and Arizona Cardinals… Read More →

Arizona Mining Association rallies support for Navajo Generating Station

Fennemore Craig

The Arizona Mining Association brought together policymakers, tribal leaders and industry members to demonstrate support for long-term operation of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) at a major Phoenix rally.  Leaders emphasized the importance of keeping the plant operating well into the future to protect affordable energy, skilled Navajo and Hopi jobs and economic strength in… Read More →

Bluemedia, Duality PR help kidpreneurs take a stand

There’s nothing better on a scorching summer day than a nice, tall glass of lemonade – except when it’s being served up by a pint-sized kidpreneur who’s helping the community. In celebration of their respective company anniversaries this summer, bluemedia – the national signage firm behind the design, printing, fabrication, and installation of the biggest… Read More →

Arizona ranked No. 9 in Chief Executive’s best states for business

 Advancing three places from a year ago, Arizona was ranked as the No. 9 state for business in Chief Executive magazine’s 13th annual Best & Worst States for Business survey, which was released today. The Chief Executive rankings reflect CEO perceptions of best and worst states based on a range of key measures. Arizona benefited… Read More →

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino employees surpass giving goals

Harrah's Ak-Chin Resort

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, long-known for its corporate giving and community support, impacted many local organizations in 2016 through its HERO program. HERO is an employee-based volunteer program in which Harrah’s staff and their families make noteworthy and visible contributions to the community by donating their time, skills, expertise and compassion to dozens of volunteer projects… Read More →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union boosts PCH program

For nearly 20 years, Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has played host to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children’s hospitals, medical research and public awareness of children’s health issues. Since the golf event’s inception… Read More →

Southwest Airlines, ASU Gammage earn IMPACT Awards

Southwest Airlines and ASU Gammage have been named the large and small/medium Businesses of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) during the 30th Annual IMPACT Awards held Wednesday, May 10 at The Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. Large Business of the Year: Southwest Airlines “We are very excited and this… Read More →

Sushi Brokers on Wheels launches crowdfunding campaign

Sushi Brokers on Wheels LLC announced today a fund raising alliance with Fund My Business AZ, “Arizona’s Crowdfunding Resource”. Sushi Brokers on Wheels LLC is using Governor Doug Ducey’s new crowdfunding law to raise money to purchase a custom food truck. The law is a job creation initiative designed to invigorate our state’s economy. The… Read More →

JPMorgan Chase announces $150,000 grant for export assistance

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton joined Curtis Reed of JPMorgan Chase and other members of the Metro Phoenix Export Alliance (MPEXA) to announce new export assistance programs, which will be administered by the nonprofit organization, Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI). Curtis Reed also announced that JPMorgan Chase has provided a $150,000 grant to support PEI’s implementation… Read More →

Arizona tourism creates jobs, lowers taxes for residents

Hiking Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

During the first three months of the year, more than 14,000 jobs were added in Arizona’s tourism and hospitality industry, and in March metropolitan Phoenix had the No. 1 occupancy rate among the top 25 markets in the United States. So it’s no wonder Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and the Arizona Office of Tourism are… Read More →

Robson Communities honored at MAME competition

Robson Communities took home multiple awards at the 32nd Annual Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence (MAME) competition. The awards ceremony was held April 29, 2017 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix and honored the exemplary efforts of builders, land developers, interior designers, architects, sales managers and sales associates. Presented by the Home Builders Association of Central… Read More →

Cox Charities seeks grant applicants for 2017 cycle

Tailoring Jobs

Cox Charities is asking Arizona nonprofits that focus on K−12 youth and education programs to submit proposals for grants valued at $10,000 or less. This year’s grant cycle is now open and closes on May 31. The grant application can be found online at www.azfoundation.org/grants and can be viewed once a login is created. In… Read More →

Fennemore Craig earns Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year

Fennemore Craig received the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year Award at M&A Advisor’s 2017 Distressed Investing Summit in Palm Beach Florida in March. The award recognized the successful bankruptcy reorganization and merger of two debtor hospitals by a team of attorneys and financial advisors that included Fennemore Craig shareholders, Gerald Shelley and Nancy March,… Read More →