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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.

The James Agency adds Barrio Queen and Central Kitchen to client roster

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The James Agency (TJA), a Scottsdale-based full-service advertising, public relations and digital firm, added two restaurant clients to its growing roster, Barrio Queen and The Phoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen. TJA has been named the PR agency of record for both restaurants, handling ongoing PR and social media efforts. TJA also will be redesigning Barrio Queen’s website and handling search engine… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor debuts modernized Terminal 3

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Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport just became friendlier and more efficient.  On December 5, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and members of the Phoenix City Council rolled back temporary construction walls to officially open the first phase of the newly modernized Terminal 3.  The updated terminal offers spectacular views, an abundance of natural lighting and a more efficient… Read More →

Social Venture Partners Arizona announces semifinalists

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Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced the 20 local nonprofits selected as semifinalists for the 2017 Fast Pitch Competition, affectionately known in the business and philanthropic worlds as “American Idol with soul.”  Leaders from the following nonprofits will participate in a two-month mentoring program to sharpen their social impact and business plans, and to train… Read More →

Arizona Animal Welfare League celebrates 5,000 adoptions

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You can save more than money at Chandler Fashion Center – you can save a life. The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) is celebrating 5,000 adoptions at its PetMatch Adoption Center. Since it took over a former puppy mill store location in 2012, the shelter’s center has helped homeless animals find their furever families. Two… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital helps Child Crisis Arizona

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is partnering with Child Crisis Arizona to collect donations of clothing, hygiene products and toys to help Arizona’s abused  and neglected children have a better holiday.  “This season can be a tough time for children living at the Child Crisis Arizona who often face the holidays without parents, siblings or other… Read More →

The do’s and don’ts of holiday office party etiquette

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Every winter, business owners host formal and sometimes elaborate holiday parties. At the very least, excess celebration and etiquette mistakes can become fodder for next day stories and eventually legend for future parties. How can you navigate the office holiday party like a pro?  Sharon Schweitzer, an international business etiquette expert, author, and the founder… Read More →

Abrazo Maryvale Campus named pediatric-ready ER

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The Abrazo Maryvale Campus has been certified as a Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care hospital by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP). This voluntary certification means that Abrazo Maryvale Campus, 5102 W. Campbell Ave., is ready to provide emergency care resources and capabilities for pediatric patients every day. If necessary, Abrazo Maryvale… Read More →

Charitable tax credit changes help nonprofits with year-end giving

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Earlier this year the Arizona State Legislature made changes to the Charitable Tax Credit, which can help out local nonprofits from year-end giving. Gov. Doug Ducey signed SB 1216 this spring, which increases the tax credit for qualifying foster care organizations from $200 to $400 for an individual or household, and an increase from $400… Read More →

AAED will host policy impact dinner in January

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The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) will hold a Policy Impact Dinner on Jan. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. The evening will celebrate policies, best practices and champions of economic development. The cost of the dinner is $100 for members, $125… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M to study cancer in firefighters

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Cancer is the leading cause of death among firefighters, and the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is leading to collaborative project to develop the framework for a long-term study of cancer in firefighters. The UA program received a $1.5 million in funding from the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency Assistance… Read More →

Capital Lending Partners acquires Hanson Capital

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Capital Lending Partners LLC, an Arizona mortgage banking company acquired Arizona-based private mortgage lender, Hanson Capital LLC in early November. Founded by Chris Hanson in 2008, Hanson Capital focuses on making short-term, hard money loans on real property located in Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and Washington. The company’s multi-million-dollar pool of dedicated capital enables it… Read More →

TGen forges alliance with City of Hope

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City of Hope, an independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center, and Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), a biomedical research institute, have formed an alliance to make precision medicine a reality for patients, according to a Wednesday announcement. TGen remains an Arizona-based nonprofit with headquarters in Phoenix. As part of the agreement, TGen will join… Read More →

CenturyLink announces 1 gigabit per second broadband speeds for 22,000 businesses

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Many Small and large businesses in multi-tenant unit office buildings in Arizona now have access to fiber-ready broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second, CenturyLink Inc. announced Tuesday. Now, 22,000 Businesses within 2,500 buildings in the state now have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fiber, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network… Read More →

$700M electric car manufacturing facility in Casa Grande announced

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Casa Grande will soon be home to a $700 million electric car manufacturing facility that plans to employ 2,000 full-time workers, according to an announcement made by Gov. Doug Ducey. California-based Lucid Motors picked Casa Grande as the site for a manufacturing facility that will build the firm’s luxury electric cars, Ducey said during the Tuesday afternoon… Read More →

UA Eller MBA ranked 6th in ROI by U.S. News & World Report

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The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked sixth nationally for its return on investment as a degree, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The… Read More →