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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.

Scottsdale’s AccountabilIT announces the acquisition of MITS&C

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AccountabilIT, LLC today announced the acquisition of MITS&C, the managed services division of Business & Decision, N.A.  MITS&C provides managed services related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and other enterprise applications and cloud computing technologies. AccountabilIT, a Scottsdale, Arizona based company, was recently formed by industry pioneer Chuck Vermillion with a management team of executives that have… Read More →

Banner and Aetna announce a joint venture

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Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Banner Health teamed up and created a jointly owned health plan company, Banner | Aetna, that will focus on improving quality, affordability and the patient experience. The partnership will combine Banner’s care management capabilities and high-quality facilities, providers and delivery system with Aetna’s leading health plan expertise, cutting-edge analytics and health information technology.… Read More →

Online video pioneer Brightcove relocating to SkySong

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SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center, will welcome a prominent new tenant to its newest office building. Brightcove, a pioneering force in the world of online video, signed a lease to occupy 13,000 square feet of the first floor of SkySong 4. The company, relocating from Tempe, has nearly 5,000 customers in 70 countries is a leading provider of cloud services for video. The company offers a… Read More →

Business fair to show kids’ entrepreneurial chops

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When most people think of children’s businesses, they likely imagine lemonade stands or dog walking services. But more than 100 Valley youth will break that stereotype on Nov. 5 as they unveil their unique goods and original services for judges and customers alike during the AZ Children’s Business Fair – Arcadia. Young entrepreneurs from across… Read More →

NAWBO endorses Kirkpatrick, Sinema

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The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has announced its endorsement of Ann Kirkpatrick in her bid for election as U.S. Senator from Arizona and  Kyrsten Sinema in her bid for re-election to Congress from Arizona’s 9th District. “The Phoenix Chapter of NAWBO is supporting these national endorsements,” said Phaedra Earhart, chapter president. NAWBO National screens candidates for endorsement solely on their history… Read More →

Instacart launches 1-hour grocery delivery service

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Instacart, the fast-growing retail delivery service whose personal shoppers hand pick and deliver items from trusted local stores, has expanded into Phoenix, its first market in Arizona. As of today, Phoenix residents can order from their favorite retailers like Costco, Smart and Final and Petco, and have their groceries delivered straight to their doorsteps in… Read More →

Sun Studios of Arizona will host ASU film courses

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Sun Studios of Arizona is about to become home to some of Arizona State University’s School of Film, Dance and Theatre’s Film and Media Production curriculum (FMP). The Tempe production facility has reached an agreement with the university to host the BA in Film classes, as well as to provide access to ASU students for production of their own film projects as part… Read More →

Humana plans to hire more than 100 in Tempe

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Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is hiring more than 100 new, full-time jobs this month. Humana Pharmacy, Humana’s mail-order pharmacy service, is hiring now for more than 100 Customer Care Specialist and Pharmacy Customer Care Advocates positions at its Tempe call center, located at 7333 S. Hardy Drive, Suite 102 in Tempe. Customer Care Specialists respond directly… Read More →

Walkers brighten up holidays at Phoenix Children’s Hospital

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Get ready to light up the night and the faces of patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The 5th Annual Ignite Hope candlelight walk is returning to Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 10. Spread light and celebrate patients during the 1.1 mile trek to Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The festivities kick off at North High School… Read More →

Southwest Behavioral & Health Services earns workplace honor

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The Arizona Psychological Association (AZPA) has recognized Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H)’s dedication and commitment to providing a positive, supportive workplace by presenting SB&H with a Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award. “We are honored and proud to receive this distinction from the AZPA,” said Jeff Jorde, SB&H President/CEO. “Our staff are the foundation of our… Read More →

Vixxo giving back to veterans in Downtown Phoenix

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Vixxo will help rehabilitate and renovate a Phoenix facility which will provide housing for more than 170 veterans. Vixxo is the nation’s leading provider of technology-enabled facilities management solutions. On Nov. 5-6, more than 60 Vixxo associates will transform a U.S. Vets facility at 3400 Grand Ave. in Phoenix by renovating the transitional housing project,… Read More →

SRP will begin 1st biomass test burn at CGS on Wednesday

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Salt River Project this week will begin a three-week test burn of more than 3,900 tons – or about 300 acres – of forest debris biomass at its Coronado Generating Station (CGS). The test is planned as part of the continued stewardship of Arizona’s water and power resources by evaluating the viability of reducing fire… Read More →

Is there a Donald Trump in your workplace?

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The rise of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president has opened the discussion among many about bullying in business. Research shows that a vast majority of people (72 percent) regularly deals with, or are victims of, this type of bullying behavior in their workplace. Sadly, the majority of workplace-bully situations are only resolved when… Read More →

Arizona Realtors host annual Ask a Realtor Hotline

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The Arizona Association of Realtors (AAR) will hold its annual free Ask A REALTOR® Hotline on October 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. As top industry experts, Arizona REALTORS® are uniquely equipped to address consumer questions and direct callers to additional resources as appropriate. “This is just another way Arizona REALTORS® are committed to helping… Read More →

Tips for Phoenix-bound Canadian Snowbirds

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RBC Bank, the market leader in cross-border banking and real estate financing for Canadian Snowbirds visiting or staying longer-term in the United States, is welcoming Canadians back to Phoenix and other popular U.S. destinations for another season of golf, warm weather and relaxation. However, because the Canadian dollar (CAD) experienced a 16 percent decline against… Read More →