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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.

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 →

Keating Joins NewLAWu.s. as Member Attorney

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NewLAWu.s., an innovative, national law firm with a high quality, cost-effective business model, announced that Kristina R. Keating has joined the firm as a member attorney, to practice in Arizona. Keating has practiced with NewLAWu.s. as an affiliate attorney since its inception within the real estate and business law and transactions groups. Before joining NewLAWu.s.,… Read More →

Valley autism treatment centers open Oct. 18

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Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) announced the opening of its new treatment centers in Phoenix and Chandler with Family Fun Days scheduled on Saturday, Oct. 18.  CARD provides a variety of services using the evidence-based principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) to treat the delays and challenges commonly associated with autism spectrum disorder… Read More →

Phoenix Entrepreneurs Launch Global Exchange Program

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Phoenix entrepreneurs have teamed with Phoenix City Councilman Daniel Valenzuela to announce the world’s first coworking and entrepreneur cultural exchange program rooted in pro bono service called CO+EXCHANGES. The CO+EXCHANGES program, which will operate via the CO+HOOTS Foundation, an Arizona nonprofit, is designed to bring together the world’s most innovative entrepreneurs and coworkers in various… Read More →

Michelle Morris Joins Sherman & Howard

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The law firm of Sherman & Howard announced that Michelle M. Morris has joined its Phoenix office as a Member of the Business and Corporate Department. She brings more than 15 years’ experience to the firm. Michelle’s practice focuses on intellectual property and trademark matters, including development and implementation of brand strategies, trademark prosecution and… Read More →

Avnet Recognized for Diversity Leadership in STEM

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Avnet, Inc., a leading global technology distributor, announced today that Beth McMullen, vice president of IT for Avnet, Inc., was selected as one of STEMconnector® 100 Diverse Corporate Leaders in STEM. McMullen was honored in the STEMconnector® publication featuring top executives who have demonstrated a commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and diversity… Read More →

REDW, Comerica Host Succession Planning Seminar

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Research shows that 70% of family businesses will not make it to the second generation, and that 90% will not make it to the third.  Yet most family and privately held businesses do not have a leadership and capital succession plan in place. REDWLLC, one of the largest and most respected certified public accounting and… Read More →

FDA Puts Valley Fever Drug on Fast Track

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A potentially curative anti-Valley Fever drug has been given a boost in its development by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The University of Arizona has received word that its request has been granted to designate nikkomycin Z (NikZ) as a “qualifying infectious disease product” (QIDP). NikZ is an antifungal drug that the UA has… Read More →

TGen and NAU pandemic flu test patent approved

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The federal government has awarded a patent to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Northern Arizona University (NAU) for a test that can detect — and assist in the treatment of — the H1N1 pandemic flu strain. TGen and NAU initially developed this precise, genomics-based test during a significant global swine flu outbreak in… Read More →