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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.

Apple approves Raadr’s anti-bullying app for kids

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Students now have the power to stop bullying in the palm of their hands. Raadr, Inc., a social media monitoring service based in Phoenix, announced its newest iOS app, BullyRAADR, has been approved by Apple. Raadr alerts subscribers whenever selected categories of keywords – such as bullying, drugs or sex, for example – are detected on… Read More →

UA College of Medicine develops organ-on-a-chip tech

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In partnership with the University of Luxembourg, scientists at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix have developed a new instrument for studying a biological model of the human gastrointestinal tract that mimics the actual conditions and processes that occur within the intestine. The research, published earlier this month in Nature Communications, will allow… Read More →

Arizona’s Catholic universities form coalition

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Arizona’s four private Catholic institutions of higher education have formed a coalition, Catholic Universities of Arizona, to support each other’s mission and to help students of all faiths complete an education that is meaningful and values-based. The four schools in the association include Benedictine University in Mesa, The College of St. Scholastica in Mesa and Phoenix, Saint Xavier University in Gilbert,… Read More →

Kids give donuts wacky names in Bashas’ contest

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Bashas’ Supermarkets has named 13 kid finalists who have come up with some of the most mouthwatering flavor suggestions as part of the grocer’s Donut Flavor Craze Contest. Arizona’s hometown grocer is now inviting the public to vote for their favorite donut flavor on Bashas’ Facebook page. Voting is open now through 11:59 p.m. MST on Sunday, May… Read More →

Natural Grocers opening stores in Phoenix, Chandler

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Natural Grocers will open stores in both Phoenix and Chandler, Arizona, on Tuesday, May 31. The addition of these two stores brings the total of Natural Grocers locations in the Greater Phoenix area to three and nine in Arizona. Both locations open at 8 a.m., with the Phoenix store located at 655 W. Indian School Rd. and the Chandler store at 5805 W. Ray Rd. In celebration of… Read More →

Ak-Chin Regional Airport completes upgrades

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The Ak-Chin Regional Airport, owned and operated Ak-Chin Indian Community, finished electrical upgrades to the facility, which include placing runway edge lights, utilizing the airport beacon and installing an automated weather observing system (AWOS). The runway edge lights run the entire length of the 4750 foot runway allowing the airport to be open 24 hours a… Read More →

Want to work in a wine tasting room?

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Wine aficionados based in the greater Phoenix area who have an interest in being a part of the blossoming Arizona wine scene and the biggest expansion in Carlson Creek Vineyard’s history. On Saturday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., AZ winery Carlson Creek Vineyard will be hosting their first-ever job fair to hire… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl Charities donates a total $1.5 million

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After record attendance numbers from both the 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl and 27th Annual Cactus Bowl and a successful bowl season, Fiesta Bowl Charities concluded its term by rounding up total beneficiaries from local state nonprofits and charities. The largest portion of community giving, which totaled $1.5 million in grants to 60 nonprofit organizations, provided… Read More →

Cities West Publishing CEO Bill Phalen dies

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Cities West Publishing is saddened to announce its Chairman and CEO William “Bill” R. Phalen passed away on Thursday. He was 73. In 1998, Phalen founded Cities West Publishing Inc., which is the parent company of PHOENIX magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden. Under his guidance, Cities West Publishing has become one of the leading city and regional… Read More →

Here are the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year

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The Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (GPCC) recognized eight outstanding Valley businesses at the 29th annual IMPACT Awards on Wednesday. Danzeisen Dairy and Cox Communications earned accolades as the 2016 IMPACT Businesses of the Year. The luncheon celebrated the remarkable contributions these companies and their employees make to the Greater Phoenix community. The IMPACTful Nonprofit Award… Read More →

Seed Spot director honored by president

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Committed to helping entrepreneurs locally, nationally and globally, SEED SPOT National Director of Expansion, C’pher Gresham was one of 125 individuals awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award by Winrock International and the Corporation for National & Community Service. Established in 2003, the award is available on an annual basis to individuals, groups, and families who have… Read More →

White House honors Arizona education professional

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On Wednesday, May 11th, the White House recognized Cynthia Tercero-Sandoval of Peoria, Ariz. as one of 12 education support professionals across the country as a “School Support White House Champion of Change.”  These individuals were selected by the White House for their leadership and tireless work to ensure that students in our nation’s schools receive… Read More →

Avnet, ASU launch innovation lab to spark growth

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Phoenix-based Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. The organizations collaborated to create the Avnet Innovation Lab, which is designed to spur economic growth in the technology sector and enable aspiring entrepreneurs to advance their innovations. The lab will provide critical business consultation and venture support to entrepreneurs… Read More →

ASBA hosts free event for business owners

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The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA), in collaboration with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Networking Phoenix and The Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host the AZ Small Biz CollaborMIX on May 24th, in recognition of Small Business Month. This will be the second event of the month ASBA has hosted in dedication to… Read More →

Biopharmaceutical sector supports 4.5 million jobs

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The biopharmaceutical industry supported nearly 854,000 direct jobs and another 3.5 million jobs and more than $1.2 trillion in economic output in the United States in 2014, according to new research prepared for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) by TEConomy Partners, LLC. The report, which analyzed state and national data across the… Read More →