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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.

John C. Lincoln Named to U.S. News’ Best Hospitals List

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John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is included in the 2014-2015 Best Regional Hospitals rankings released by the editors of U.S. News & World Report. It was recognized as high performing in geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology, urology and gastroenterology and gastrointestinal (GI) surgery. “John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital is proud of our excellent physicians,… Read More →

Lynne King Smith – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lynne King Smith – CEO, TicketForce Smith co-founded TicketForce in 2003 and manages daily operations. Greatest accomplishment: “I took over as CEO in 2010 when the economy was still shaky. I made some deep budget cuts … We remained strong, had no layoffs and were set for the next several years of solid growth.” Surprising… Read More →

Seed Spot seeks best and brightest entrepreneurs

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Have an idea that’s going to help make the world a better place? Ever daydream about what it would look like if your vision came to life? Look no further, because Phoenix is home to Seed Spot, a nonprofit business incubator that helps entrepreneurs turn their world-changing dreams into realities. Arizona entrepreneurs are invited to… Read More →

Fennemore Craig Attorneys on State Bar Committees

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced has been appointed to the State Bar of Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and Patrick Irvine has been elected to serve a three-year term as an at-large member of the Executive Council of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. “We congratulate Janice and Patrick on… Read More →

Advice for Parents on Back-to-School Spending

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Back-to-school spending can take its toll on the family budget, with parents paying considerable cash for clothes, backpacks and other must-haves. The National Retail Foundation expects consumers to spend about $74.9 billion this year to send their children and college students back to school, up 12 percent since 2013. “Back-to-school spending is second only to… Read More →

T.W. Lewis Foundation awards scholarships

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The T.W. Lewis Foundation and Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University have established a partnership to help honors students develop strong leadership skills. Together they are creating specialized classes to enhance the honors curriculum and better prepare students for their chosen careers. The focused classes are under development and will be available beginning… Read More →

Kara Kalkbrenner – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Kara Kalkbrenner – Acting Fire Chief, City of Phoenix Kalkbrenner is a Phoenix native who manages nearly 2,000 personnel and a $300 million budget for the Phoenix Fire Department. She is the first woman to lead the department. Greatest accomplishment: “To have the honor and privilege of serving the citizens of Phoenix for nearly three… Read More →

Arizona consumer spending remains weak

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A new government report shows Arizona had the second-weakest growth in consumer spending since the recession ended Spending increased 6.2 percent in Arizona from 2009 through 2012, the latest year for which figures are available. The only state with lower growth was Nevada, where spending eked out a scant 3.5 percent increase. Home values plummeted… Read More →

NIH awards BAI, Mayo $8.3 million

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) renewed funding for the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) and Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, longitudinal study of the earliest changes associated with the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease at older ages. The award, an estimated $8.3 million over the next five years, continues NIH’s long-term support of the investigation. The study,… Read More →

Heidi Jannenga – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Heidi Jannenga – Founder, WebPT Jannenga, who has 15 years of experience as a physical therapist and clinic director, is WebPT’s co-founder and chief operating officer. As COO, she leads the product strategy and oversees the WebPT brand vision. Greatest accomplishment: “Launching a sustainable technology company in Phoenix that now provides more than 200 local… Read More →

Partnership unites Largest Neurological, Orthopedic Practices

David J. Jacofsky, MD, chairman and CEO of The CORE Institute.

Arizona’s largest and No. 1 ranked Phoenix-based orthopedic group, The CORE Institute, announced it has signed a partnership agreement with providers at the Arizona Neurological Institute, the largest comprehensive neurological practice in Arizona. The agreement combines the largest orthopedic and neuroscience practices in Arizona effective October 1, 2014. Details of the new partnership are still… Read More →

Record number of physician residents at Banner Good Sam

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A historic number of doctors are being trained now for the future of medicine at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center. There are 291 doctors training in Banner Good Samaritan’s eight medical residency and nine fellowship programs for the 2014-2015 academic training year as part of the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program which is accredited… Read More →

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 →