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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.

SRP recognizes Champions of Energy Efficiency

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SRP honored seven innovative businesses and organizations for their energy-efficiency efforts and savings at the inaugural Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards event. The awards are part of SRP’s efforts to encourage commercial customers to take advantage of the SRP Business Solutions programs to reduce energy use and save money. “Utility costs can be one of… Read More →

Healthcare drives increase in Phoenix job openings

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Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its November 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings grew 3.17% month-over-month in October 2014.  This increase continues the ongoing job growth reported by Simply Hired over the past several months. “Steady growth in… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips named as Law Firm of the Year

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Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that the law firm has been named 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The firm also received “First-Tier Rankings” for its Employment and Labor Law practices. The firm has been included in all five editions of the prestigious rankings.… Read More →

Mattress Firm commits $1 million to TGen research

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Throughout November, the largest U.S. retailer of mattresses, Mattress Firm, hopes to raise visibility around the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death as it recognizes National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and makes a commitment to raise $1 million through the Mattress Firm Foundation. These funds will directly impact research at the Translational Genomics Research… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona team members donate $3.4M to nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company announced that its Arizona team members donated more than $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations and schools in Arizona as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign.  All donations were funded personally by team members. In addition to a 14 percent year-over-year increase in donations, the one-month campaign… Read More →

Ryley Carlock Named to the ‘Best Law Firms’

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that the firm has been listed by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a National Tier 3, Metropolitan Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in 24 categories. National Tier 3 Rankings: • Environmental Law • Litigation – Labor & Employment Metropolitan Tier 1: Arizona •… Read More →

Arizona Forward, Univ. of Phoenix offer teachers scholarships

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In an effort to strengthen and expand environmental education opportunities for Arizona teachers, Arizona Forward has joined with University of Phoenix to offer three full-tuition scholarships to deserving Arizona K-12 teachers. The scholarship program will grant three teachers from across the state the opportunity to complete either an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University… Read More →

Carrie Martz up for international business award

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Carrie Martz was named a Finalist in the Woman of the Year: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees… Read More →

84% of Phoenix buyers settle for ‘less than perfect’ home

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According to a survey released by BMO Harris Bank, Arizona house hunters visit an average of 11 homes before they buy, with the majority (84 percent) of buyers spending up to six months searching the market. The report, conducted by Pollara, also revealed: • Slightly less than half (48 percent) of home buyers currently on… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Man & Woman of the Year

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Valley Leadership announced Tommy Espinoza and Judy Shannon as the organization’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the 66th Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon in March 2015. A native of Phoenix, Espinoza has demonstrated long-term,… Read More →

3,000 jobs available at ‘Diverse Workforce Job Fair’

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When you think diversity at the office, what comes to mind? It should be more than gender or skin color. Today’s workplaces are filled with people from different generations, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds. Companies that value employee differences will be on hand at the ‘Celebrating a Diverse Workforce Job Fair’ on Monday, November 3, at… Read More →

Arizona Lottery Unveils New Logo

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The Arizona Lottery announced today a new logo, refreshing the 33-year-old brand with a redesigned logo and new look aimed to excite players now and in the future. The new logo features a modern take and contemporary style, conveying the fun and entertaining qualities of the brand. In-depth research and analysis of how and why… Read More →

Phoenix Regional Sports Commission changes name

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Phoenix Regional Sports Commission Executive Director Alan Young announced today a new name for the organization that promotes and operates amateur sporting events in Arizona.  The organization will now be known as the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission. “Our mission is to enhance our communities through sports,” said Board Chairman Kemp Ellis.  “We feel that… Read More →

DLA Prepares attendees for Cultural Transformation

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An outstanding lineup of speakers and topics will headline the 13th Annual Diversity Leadership Alliance conference, set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, November 7, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Speakers Jermaine Davis, April Lewis, Carol French, Mesha Mott, and Meleika Wadley will lead engaging workshops catering to a diverse and multigenerational crowd.  Featured… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan grant empowers women

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Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of experienced adults with nonprofits that need their help, announced today it has received a grant of $60,000 from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant, which will be matched by local resources for a total value of $120,000, will be… Read More →