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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.

Educare Arizona names new directors

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The Educare Arizona Board of Directors has appointed two new members: Leela Brennan and Mitch Moore.  Brennan, an experienced communications professional, has had the opportunity to partner with some well-known brands and personalities, including GoDaddy and GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons. She is currently the Director of Marketing & Communications for Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG).  Brennan… Read More →

Visitors to The CORE Institute will witness a sea of R.E.D.

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On Friday, July 10, visitors to any of The CORE Institute’s facilities or clinics will witness a sea of red—red shirts that is.  More than 287 employees have purchased R.E.D. shirts to wear on Friday, and other select Fridays, instead of their normal work clothes.  R.E.D. stands for Remember EveryoneDeployed. The R.E.D. Shirt Friday program… Read More →

Tempe among Top 10 Best Foodie Cities

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Foodie culture continues to marinate in U.S. cities, along with its various cousins the farm-to-table and craft-beer movements. Many cities are encouraging restaurant districts and boutique eating, and reaping the benefits. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Best Foodie Cities, 2015. These cities strongly support local farmers, showcase regional cuisine, and… Read More →

Polsinelli earns honor for women in leadership roles

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The Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF) announced that national law firm Polsinelli has achieved the 2015 WILEF Gold Standard Certification, which awards firms that promote women as business leaders in the legal field.  Polsinelli is one of only 44 firms recognized nationally for its emphasis on women in leadership. “It’s wonderful to see our… Read More →

Arizona Medical Association honors TGen’s Von Hoff

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Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, Distinguished Professor and Physician-In-Chief of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), will receive one of the top awards May 29 from the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA). Dr. Von Hoff will receive the 2015 Wallace A. Reed, M.D. Award, recognizing his accomplishments in advancing innovative cancer treatments, said Dr. Nathan Laufer,… Read More →

Marriott earns Employer of the Year Award

From left to right: NDSC Executive Director, David Tolleson, Area VP and JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort GM, Steve Hart and NDSC Board President, Marilyn Tolbert
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The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) presented the 2015 Employer of the Year Award to Marriott International during the NDSC’s annual awards banquet at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort on Saturday, June 27. Marriott was honored with the same award in 1989 for the company’s commitment to training and hiring individuals with Down syndrome and… Read More →

Job search tips for summer slow-down

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During the summer, companies slow down their hiring processes for a variety of reasons; this could be summer vacations for the hiring authorities in those companies or it might be due to the economy, which appears to slow in the summer. Either way, hiring slows down in the summertime. Historically hiring begins again in early… Read More →

SRP expands biodiesel fleet to cut emissions

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When Salt River Project launched its biodiesel pilot program in 1999, there was no guarantee or expectation that it would grow or become as successful as it is 16 years later. To date, 41 percent of the vehicles in SRP’s fleet are powered by B-20 biodiesel fuel, which is a blend of 20 percent vegetable… Read More →

Gilbert Chamber adds new members to board

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The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce announced the new and renewing members serving on the board of directors effective the first of July. New members and renewing to the board include: Tim Bricker, Dignity Health-Mercy Gilbert Medical Center –second term Sheila Hunter, Macerich-SanTan Village- second term Joan Krueger, Bliss Lieberman Realty & Investments- second term Rustyn… Read More →

American Lung Association adds 4 female leaders

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The American Lung Association in Arizona Women’s Cabinet has added four new members. They join the volunteer women’s cabinet that provides executive leadership for LUNG FORCE. LUNG FORCE is the American Lung Association’s national health education movement with a singular mission to unite women to stand together against lung cancer and for lung health. “We… Read More →

Sky Harbor offers July 4th travel tips

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The busy summer travel season continues, and July 4 will see about a 15 percent increase in passenger traffic at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The busiest travel days will be Wednesday and Thursday before the holiday and Sunday, July 5. America’s Friendliest Airport® is offering the following travel tips: Convenient Parking at a Discount… Read More →

ACA announces spring Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge culminated today as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six winning companies. These grant recipients represent early-stage Arizona companies that are creating innovative technological solutions with the potential for significant economic impact.  The Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: • CampusLogic – Gilbert, AZ… Read More →

Greenberg Traurig named to best law firms list

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with an office in Phoenix, was named one of America’s Best Corporate Law Firms in the 15th annual America’s Best Corporate Law Firms study. The firm was ranked among the top 25 corporate law firms in the U.S. “We are extremely proud to be recognized as one of… Read More →

Phoenix ranked No. 1 for energy efficiency

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The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has ranked Phoenix the Number 1 big-city local government in the nation for energy efficiency. The Council lauded the city for achieving its 2015 goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in local government operations and then resetting its targets to be even more stringent. The City of Phoenix… Read More →

The CORE Institute expands Into Louisiana

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The CORE Institute®, powered by Excellence Headquarters®, announced its expansion into the Louisiana market by partnering with the world-class team of orthopedic surgeons and specialists at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists in Lafayette, Louisiana. The practice will be renamed The CORE Institute at Louisiana Orthopaedic Specialists. “This partnership marks the continued opportunity for The CORE Institute to… Read More →