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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.

Valley’s 1st Gigabit Internet home revealed

From left: Steve Atlas, Alice Atlas, Cox President Pat Esser, Allison Atlas and Jenna Atlas. The Atlas family is the first to sign up for the company’s coming gigabit Internet service.

Cox Communications senior executives visited the first Arizona home to sign up for gigabit Internet service. Cox Communications President Pat Esser, Cox Communications Senior Vice President and Southwest Region Manager John Wolfe and Cox Enterprises (parent company of Cox Communications) CEO John Dyer met the Atlas family and thanked them for signing up for Cox’s… Read More →

Tribal lands in Arizona get $19.5M for improvements

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $19.5 million in funding to invest in Arizona tribes for environmental programs, water infrastructure development, community education and capacity building.  The announcement was made at the 22nd Annual Regional Tribal Conference in Sacramento, Calif. “The federal government is committed to protecting human health and the environment in Indian Country,”… Read More →

Koerber-Walker will chair State Medical Technology Alliance

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The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) has named Joan Koerber-Walker as chair of the association’s State Medical Technology Alliance (SMTA). Koerber-Walker is president and CEO of the Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio), Arizona’s statewide life science trade association, representing emerging and established leaders across the full spectrum of medical technologies and industrial biotechnology. SMTA is a consortium… Read More →

Marriage Equality Coming to Arizona

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Today U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick ruled against Arizona’s constitutional amendment banning marriage equality, making Arizona the latest state to see such a ban struck down in court since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its historic marriage rulings last June. “This is a wonderful day for Arizona,” said Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton. “Today’s… Read More →

BestCompaniesAZ Hosts Women’s Career Event

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting a women’s career event on October 22nd from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center – the new state-of-the-art facility in Tempe, Arizona. Here you can meet with GoDaddy Customer Care recruiters, enjoy a tour of the new facility and explore career opportunities as an Internet Sales and… Read More →

Arizona Humanities Announces 2014 Humanities Awards

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Arizona Humanities has announced the recipients of the 2014 Humanities Awards. The public is invited to attend the awards reception on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. Arizona Humanities Board Member and host of PBS’ “History Detectives,” Dr. Eduardo Pagán, will present… Read More →

5 Things To Remember When Asking for a Raise

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A Wells Fargo employee emailed the company’s CEO asking for a $10,000 raise and cc’d 200,000 other employees. Then there’s Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella who said that women who don’t ask for raises will receive good karma.  So what is the correct way to ask for a raise? Jacqueline Whitmore is an internationally recognized etiquette… Read More →

GoDaddy, Spree Launch GoDaddy’s Online Store

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GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, and Spree Commerce, the company powering the technology behind the best storefronts, today announced the GoDaddy Online Store product is ready for public launch. With Spree technology supporting the backend, this new GoDaddy offering will make it truly simple for small businesses worldwide to start… Read More →

Arizona Science Center hosts energy expo

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Over the next several years, the utility industry expects to lose about 50 percent of its workforce to attrition. In an effort to build a sustainable pipeline of skilled, career-focused workers, the Arizona Sun Corridor- Get Into Energy Consortium (ASC-GIEC) will host the first Arizona Get Into Energy Education Expo at Arizona Science Center in… Read More →

GPEC honors Stanton’s development efforts

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Mayor Greg Stanton was honored by the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) with its Outstanding Regional Contribution award for his continuing efforts to promote regional economic development a priority. “Mayor Stanton has been a tremendous advocate for the greater Phoenix region, and an active voice at the economic development table,” said GPEC President and CEO… Read More →

iPhone glass manufacturer wants to close Mesa plant

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A manufacturer of sapphire glass that Apple Inc. uses in iPhones told a bankruptcy court Friday that it wants to shut down a Mesa factory that was once touted as a big job creator for Arizona. GT Advanced Technologies filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection this week. In a bankruptcy court filing Friday, the company… Read More →

Arizona Coyotes get new majority owner

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An agreement is in place for the Arizona Coyotes to change owners for the second time in 14 months. The current owners insist selling a majority stake to Andrew Barroway will only strengthen the franchise’s ties to Arizona. IceArizona agreed Friday to sell a 51 percent stake to Barroway for $155 million, a deal that… Read More →

Wells Fargo Offers Free Credit Scores to Customers

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In an effort to help customers succeed financially, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, 2014. For more information about this limited time promotion, visit https://www.wellsfargo.com/freecreditscore. “A recent Wells Fargo survey  said 27 percent of Americans are more worried about their financial… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Stirs Up Sweet Plans

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The Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation has announced its 22nd annual Beach Ball gala to benefit the Hospital’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. To be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015, at The Phoenician resort, this year’s theme is the Lemonade Soirée, inspired by the positive attitudes of Phoenix Children’s Hospital (PCH) patients who every… Read More →

FirstService Acquires Y Cross Management Group

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FirstService Residential, the leading residential property management company in North America, today announced it has acquired Y Cross Management Group, a leading Tucson-based community association management company.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Enhancing our leadership position in Arizona was a strategic priority and we are encouraged about the prospect of strengthening our leadership… Read More →