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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.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital earns recertification

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has earned recertification from the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care, Emergency Department. This recertification means the Phoenix Children’s facility continues to be prepared to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. Certification is voluntary and is a quality… Read More →

Lavidge adds several new clients to roster

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Lavidge, a full-service advertising, public relations, communications, consulting and interactive marketing agency, added several new clients to its roster. Lavidge has partnered with East Valley Partnership, a coalition of civic, business, educational and political leaders dedicated to the economic development and promotion of the East Valley of Greater Phoenix. The partnership advocates for changes/improvements in… Read More →

Anthony Spano named president of DeVry in Phoenix

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DeVry University recently announced the appointment of Anthony Spano as president of the Phoenix campus in Arizona. Spano will provide executive leadership at the university’s Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa locations (collectively known as the Phoenix metro). Spano has more than 24 years of academic leadership experience and has served as the campus director of DeVry University’s… Read More →

Fennemore Craig expands estate and probate practice

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West law firm, announced Stacey Johnson and Paul Omerza have joined the Estate Planning and Probate practice in the firm’s Phoenix office. “We are pleased to welcome Stacey and Paul to the firm,” said Jim Lee, practice group chair of Fennemore Craig’s Estate Planning and Probate practice. “The combined depth… Read More →

Refresh Glass will be featured in documentary

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After years spent working in the automotive and aerospace industries, Ray DelMuro quit his job and set out to combine his passions for engineering and art. Now, DelMuro and his business Refresh Glass, which creates beautiful products from recycled wine bottles, is getting national attention from Deluxe Corp. and its Small Business Revolution documentary project.… Read More →

Banner Health earns award for technology work

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The Technology Management department at Phoenix-based Banner Health was recently awarded the 2015 ‘Department of the Year’ by TechNation Magazine. The publication began the award in 2011 to recognize the top technology management departments across the nation in terms of customer service, efficiency and exemplary procedures. “Receiving the department of the year award by the… Read More →

Avnet ranks among top business technology innovators

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, today announced that it ranked No. 4 on the InformationWeek Elite 100 – a list of the top business technology innovators in the U.S. Avnet was recognized for the development of an innovative cloud-based training system that serves as the foundation for Avnet Academy – the company’s education… Read More →

3 Abrazo Health hospitals receive top patient safety rating

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley hospital each received an “A” rating in The Leapfrog Group’s Spring 2015 Safety Score, demonstrating the hospitals’ commitment to deliver safe, high-quality patient care.  The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions… Read More →

The Jennings Strouss Foundation Supports Girls on the Run

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Jennings, Strouss & Salmon’s charitable foundation, the Jennings Strouss Foundation, recently teamed up with the non-profit organization Girls on the Run as the Presenting Sponsor of its April 26th 5K event. Girls on the Run is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly… Read More →

Ritz-Carlton Phoenix will close in July; re-branding planned

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Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (REIT), announced that the iconic Ritz-Carlton, located near 24th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix, will be closed and re-branded. During the second quarter the company completed an agreement to convert The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix to an independent hotel to be operated by… Read More →

SRP customer shares ways to save on utility bill

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With a little planning, Aprilee Peña, a Gilbert mother of three, will save money on her energy bills this summer, while keeping cool and comfortable. The Peña family is one of more than 100,000 customers who are already on the SRP EZ-3™ Price Plan. Last year, the Peña’s saved close to $300 by limiting energy use… Read More →

Fulton Homes earns Energy Star award

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Fulton Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a 2015 ENERGY STAR “Partner of the Year.” The Tempe-based homebuilder was presented with the New Home Builder Award in front of more than 900 people at a gathering in Washington, D.C. on April 20. Fulton Homes joined 128 other winner from top… Read More →

FAA approves FPV Catalog for commercial use of drones

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An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) related business in Southern Arizona received a Federal Aviation Administration exemption to fly drones. FPV Catalog, an online source for multirotors and winged aircraft parts and accessories, is one of the first retail sites in Arizona to be granted authorization from the FAA to fly its UAVs for commercial and… Read More →

Survey shows Arizonans favor shopping small businesses

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An overwhelming number of Arizona consumers (88 percent) support small businesses in their communities by patronizing these establishments at least once a week, according to the 2015 Cox Consumer Pulse on Small Businesses. In fact, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Arizona consumers visit a small business two or more times a week. Cox Business commissioned… Read More →

Beazer Homes offers summer savings for buyers

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Beazer Homes Phoenix, a Top 10 national homebuilder, is offering summer savings opportunities to buyers through the Come Home to More Event May 1-17. “This is a great opportunity for homebuyers to see how they can get more out of a new home,” said Tim Little, Division President for Beazer Homes Phoenix. “All of Beazer’s… Read More →