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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.

Money Ranks Gilbert 22nd Most Livable City

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Gilbert, Arizona has received yet another recognition as one of the best places to live in the country. Time’s Money Magazine has ranked Gilbert as the 22nd Most Livable Small City in America. The study reviewed 781 cities with populations between 50,000 to 300,000, comparing factors ranging from the local economy and housing market to… Read More →

Digital Marketing Firm Pyxl Headed to SkySong

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Pyxl, a leading full-service digital marketing firm recently named to the Inc. 5000 list for fastest growing privately-held companies, is going to make its new home at SkySong. The company is relocating from another location on N. Scottsdale Rd. and will move to its expanded, 2,500 square feet location at SkySong in December. Pyxl designs… Read More →

SRP Surpasses Energy Efficiency Goals

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Salt River Project exceeded its annual goal of helping residential and commercial customers save energy and money through the utility’s Energy Efficiency programs and initiatives. Last year, SRP’s Energy Efficiency programs for both residential and commercial customers provided annual energy savings equal to 2.3 percent of SRP’s retail energy sales that resulted in a savings… Read More →

Alumni Mobilize To Save Frank Lloyd Wright School

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The words contained in the Last Will and Testament of Frank Lloyd Wright stand in contrast to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s announcement last month that it may close the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Wright’s Will, written in 1958, leaves no doubt about his wishes and priorities. It notes the Frank Lloyd Wright… Read More →

‘YOYO’ Economy Creates New Reality

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

With Social Security in its 79th year, and with real concerns about the future of the program, there is a different reality for retirement planning than when the agency started many years ago. Preparing for a secure retirement has changed drastically with today’s Baby Boomers living in what many call a YOYO (You’re On Your… Read More →

AZBio honors Fast Lane Award winners

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Three innovative and ground-breaking companies were honored by the Arizona Bioindustry Association at the AZBio Awards on Sept. 17 as AZBio Fast Lane Award honorees. The companies honored were: • Cancer Prevention Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing novel therapeutic agents, diagnostics, and lifestyle recommendations that make possible the treatment of risk factors for cancer. • Pinnacle… Read More →

Spirit of Enterprise Award Finalists named

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

Arizona is still recovering from the Great Recession, and many local businesses are playing a key role in the comeback. Today, some of the state’s best companies are being recognized as finalists for the 18th annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. The prestigious awards… Read More →

Gilbert Building its First CNG Station

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Gilbert is moving forward with plans for its first Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling station which will be located at Gilbert’s South Area Service Center on Greenfield Road. The facility is planned to have capacity to fuel up to 70 CNG truck in an eight-hour time frame at final build-out. With a program budget of… Read More →

Mooney leads State Bar’s Tax Law Section

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Kelly C. Mooney has been elected as chair of the Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona for 2014-2015. The Tax Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona provides leadership for tax attorneys and other tax professionals by furthering their education in… Read More →

Arizona Sunbelt Chapter MPI 2014: A Special Arizona Business Report

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Arizona’s 2014 Most Admired Companies: A Special Az Business Report

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Az Business Magazine September/October 2014

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This issue took 30 years to create A lot of history was made in 1984. • Ronald Reagan defeated Walter F. Mondale with 59 percent of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon’s 61 percent in 1972. • Apple Inc. placed the first Macintosh personal computer on sale in the United States. • The… Read More →

Cox names new Southwest Region manager

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Cox Communications announced today that John Wolfe will take the reins as senior vice president and southwest region manager, effective immediately. The region is Cox’s largest nationwide and includes Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson metropolitan areas. Wolfe comes to the Southwest from Cox’s Northeast region, where he served as the senior vice president and region… Read More →

New robotic surgery debuts at West Valley Hospital

Dr. Miles Howard, an OB-GYN on staff at West Valley Hospital, who performed the first surgery with the new da Vinci Xi.

The first surgery in the Valley using the new da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system was performed September 15 at Abrazo Health’s West Valley Hospital. West Valley Hospital in Goodyear is the only hospital in the Phoenix metropolitan area that has the da Vinci Xi, which is designed to offer patients minimally invasive procedures and… Read More →

Mesa Schools, Cox Begin Pilot Program

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Cox has announced the continuation of its participation in Connect2Compete for two more years and pledged $15 million in support of broadband adoption initiatives through 2016. The broadband adoption program offers discounted high speed Internet service to low-income families with children who qualify for the National School Lunch Program. Locally, Cox Arizona also announced a… Read More →