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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.

ASU supports efforts for Cronkite postage stamp

Walter Cronkite speaks at the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication during a 2005 visit.

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is joining the efforts of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association to honor Walter Cronkite with a postage stamp. The U.S. Postal Service is considering a joint request from the SPJ and the RTDNA for a stamp commemorating… Read More →

Uptime Magazine recognizes CAP’s maintenance program lightwise

Uptime Magazine and, a global leader in maintenance and reliability, recently recognized Central Arizona Project with its Uptime Award for “Best Leadership for Reliability Program.” The Uptime Award recognizes organizations that have achieved high levels of performance in maintenance reliability and encourages other organizations to adopt the practices of these high-performance programs. “This award is… Read More →

Phoenix nonprofits share $350K from Cox Charities

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Cox Charities has announced its selection of Phoenix-area nonprofit organizations to receive nearly $350,000 in grant funding. Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Homeless Youth Connection and Arizona Friends of Foster Children are among the 55 recipients. Since the program’s inception in 1996, Cox Charities has awarded more than $6 million to local Arizona nonprofits that support youth and education. “Local nonprofits, devoted to lifting up, supporting and educating youth − particularly… Read More →

UA receives $1.5M for firefighter safety research


Cancer is a leading cause of death among firefighters. Exposure to carcinogens occurs through skin contamination and inhalation of smoke, diesel exhaust and other chemical gases, vapors and particulates. To reduce cancer exposure rates among first responders and investigators, the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and UA College of Engineering have received $1.5… Read More →

Delta Dental of Arizona announces launch of DeltaVision

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Delta Dental of Arizona, the leading dental benefits provider in the state, announced DeltaVision® administered by Avēsis as a complement to its dental offerings. “As more employers are beginning to understand the relationship between oral health, vision health and overall health, the demand for reliable dental and vision care coverage is increasing,” said Corki Larsen,… Read More →

Eileen J. Sahai joins Jennings, Haug & Cunningham inq

Eileen J. Sahai has joined Jennings, Haug & Cunningham’s environmental and regulatory law group. Ms. Sahai joins the firm’s environmental attorneys Karen Gaylord and Ronnie Hawks, who represent clients throughout Arizona in environmental law matters ranging from permitting to highly-complex superfund matters. Ms. Sahai is experienced in a wide range of federal environmental law matters. Her… Read More →

TGen fundraiser helps children with rare disorders


The 3rd annual “Mito What?” barbecue and concert, a fundraiser for TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders, is set for 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Monastery in Mesa. The fundraising event for Phoenix-based non-profit TGen, the Translational Genomics Research Institute, is sponsored by Jayse’s Mito Rascals, Supporting Mitochondrial Disease Research. Mitochondrial diseases result from failures… Read More →

Tempe’s ECD Systems earns national award  Elnur Amikishiyev

ECD Systems, a Tempe, Arizona-based leader in fire/life safety, security and critical communications design and service, was awarded with the prestigious Diamond Distributor Award at the annual national Honeywell/NOTIFIER conference in San Antonio, Texas earlier this month. The Diamond Distributor Award is given out annually to businesses that partner with Honeywell to use their products… Read More →

Bankers Trust celebrates opening of new location

Bankers Trust Check Presentation

Nearly 150 community leaders, industry experts and customers joined Bankers Trust on Thursday as they celebrated the grand opening of its new location on the ground floor of Esplanade Building II (2525 E. Camelback Rd. Suite 100). The first Bankers Trust Phoenix location opened in 2007 and since that time the Bank has grown from… Read More →

Pima Medical’s nursing program ranked No. 2 in state

Pima Mesa Nursing

The Arizona Board of Nursing just released its 2014 statewide nursing program rankings, placing Pima Medical Institute’s Mesa and Tucson campuses in the top 10 out of 38 programs statewide. The Mesa campus was ranked at number two, placing it only two points below the University of Arizona’s nursing program. The Tucson campus was ranked… Read More →

ACC honors CellTrust assistant general counsel


CellTrust Corporation, has announced that K Royal, the company’s vice president, assistant general counsel and privacy officer, is this year’s recipient of The Association of Corporate Counsel’s (ACC) Robert I. Townsend, Jr. Member of the Year Award. One of the highest honors the ACC can bestow, Ms. Royal was selected from among over 40,000 fellow members… Read More →

Arizona nonprofit earns award from Microsoft

Earth Citizens Organization (ECO), an Arizona nonprofit based in Sedona, has been selected as one of five publically voted winners in Microsoft’s UpgradeYourWorld campaign. The UpgradeYourWorld campaign was conducted in 10 countries — Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ten organizations in each country will receive… Read More →

Tips for helping those in need


The poor are always with us – and in great numbers. In the United States, about 46.5 million people live in poverty, according to the Brookings Institution. Worldwide, the number of impoverished people is about 1.6 billion, according to a study by Oxford economists. “There is so much need out there and that’s why I… Read More →

Mountain Vista Medical celebrates first residency graduate


Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa announced Dr. Annette Lusko as the first graduate of its residency program, which started three years ago to expand postdoctoral education opportunities for osteopathic physicians in Arizona. Due to physician shortages, creating osteopathic residency opportunities in Arizona have become a top priority. According to Midwestern University, who academically sponsors… Read More →

City of Scottsdale invests to protect water supplies

Fresh Water is Becoming Scarcer with the Planet's Changing Climate

The Scottsdale City Council has approved a three-year partnership with the National Forest Foundation (NFF) to help protect Scottsdale’s water supply. The NFF’s work will consist of watershed improvement projects on National Forest lands in northern Arizona. Through the partnership, the City of Scottsdale Water Resources Division – Scottsdale Water – will invest $120,000 over… Read More →