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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.

Significant investment will Fuel WebPT’s Growth

WebPT founder Heidi Jannenga

WebPT, the leading web-based electronic medical record (EMR) solution for rehabilitation therapists, announced it has received a significant investment from Battery Ventures. WebPT intends to use the new capital to accelerate growth. Founded by Brad and Heidi Jannenga in 2006, WebPT is the leader in the rehab-EMR industry. The company’s innovative technology has been adopted… Read More →

Maricopa Community Colleges strengthen STEM educaton

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As part of the State’s FY 2015 budget, the Maricopa Community Colleges received $1.4 million to bolster educational efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and Workforce areas. This additional funding is the first State appropriation for Maricopa in areas of the STEM and Workforce since 2009. The criteria used to determine the allocation… Read More →

Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum offers insight

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Members of Arizona’s business community are invited to the July meeting of the Arizona Aerospace & Defense Forum hosted at the Phoenix office of international law firm, Greenberg Traurig. Steven Shope, president of Sandia Research Corporation and a founder of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute (CERI), will be the guest speaker at the July event.… Read More →

Local Motors Announces Partnership with TechShop

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Local Motors, Inc., the world’s leading open-source hardware innovation company, today announced a new marketing partnership with TechShop. This new collaboration brings together two, like-minded communities of makers, and empowers the development of new products through a combination of online and physical innovation spaces. Local Motors is excited to celebrate this partnership on the heels… Read More →

Arizona State Credit Union Earns Excellence Award

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

For the sixth time, Arizona State Credit Union has been awarded the Peter Barron Stark (PBS) Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence. “It is with pride that we award Arizona State Credit Union with the 2014 Peter Barron Stark Companies’ Award for Workplace Excellence. Arizona State Credit Union’s commitment to providing caring service shines through their… Read More →

First Solar Building Latin America’s Largest Solar Plant

energy supply - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) today announced it has received board approval from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for financing to support construction of the 141MW(ac) Luz del Norte solar power plant in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The loans, which… Read More →

Merz acquires Mesa-based medical company Ulthera

Matt Likens - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Merz and Ulthera, Inc. today announced that they have entered a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which Merz will acquire global medical device company Ulthera, a deal which will accelerate Merz’s growth in the aesthetics area and expand the company’s portfolio of treatment options in facial aesthetics. Merz and Ulthera have entered a definitive merger… Read More →

East Valley Energized by New SRP Line

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A major new transmission project that will bring additional electricity and increased reliability to the Valley is now fully energized. The final phase of the Palo Verde-Southeast Valley-Browning (PV-SEV) 500-kilovolt (kV) project was placed into service for the first time this month. This marked a major milestone for SRP, as it was the last segment… Read More →

Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee Announces Board

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The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee announces its Board of Directors for Super Bowl XLIX. The board of directors is comprised of business leaders that volunteer their time to drive the state’s efforts for Super Bowl XLIX. The Host Committee is a private, non-profit Arizona corporation. The mandate of the Host Committee is to galvanize… Read More →

Each Class of Dropouts costs Arizona $7.6B

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The more than 18,000 Arizona students who dropped out of high school this year will produce $7.6 billion less economic activity over their lifetimes than if those same students had graduated, according to a new report by the Arizona Mayors Education Roundtable. Cutting the dropout rate in half would generate $3.8 billion more in economic… Read More →

APS names McCarthy Supplier of the Year

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McCarthy Building Companies was recently recognized by APS as an outstanding business partner at the 2014 APS Supplier of the Year Awards. In total, six companies were selected representing various supply chain-managed categories. McCarthy was recognized in the “Major Projects” category. McCarthy was selected out of more than 4,000 different APS suppliers through a nomination… Read More →

UMB Bank Announces New Camelback Location

Jim Patterson, CEO of UMB Bank in Arizona.

UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announces the opening of a new full-service banking center in Phoenix, Ariz. The new center will be located in the prestigious Camelback Corridor at 2777 E. Camelback Road and will replace the company’s current Raintree location. UMB plans to move into the new location… Read More →

Debit Cards Continue to Show Resilience

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The 2014 Debit Issuer Study, commissioned by PULSE, found sustained growth in both consumer and business debit in 2013. Financial institutions weathered the Target data breach and are looking for solutions to enhance security, with many issuers now planning to implement EMV debit, the study shows. Debit program performance continues to improve, as active cardholders… Read More →

SEED SPOT hosts program for students

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Do you know any high school students who are interested in business, and want to learn the ins and outs of launching a company, straight from successful entrepreneurs? SEED SPOT is the best place for these ambitious high school students to camp out this summer, and be part of the nonprofit’s first entrepreneurial program for… Read More →

Jaburg Wilk Attorney to Present at Social Media Day

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Jaburg Wilk attorney Laura Rogal will be presenting at the fourth annual Social Media Day Phoenix on June 28th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Rogal will present the first seminar: “The Not-So-Fine Line of Social Media & Copyright Infringement.” In this presentation, she will discuss the potential legal… Read More →