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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.

Camille Hill – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Camille Hill – President, Merestone Hill began her career as a theatrical designer in New York, then ended up in Arizona and co-founded Merestone in 1974. Greatest accomplishment: “Having a company which values individual growth and group compatibility. This formula allowed Merestone to double in size in one year. Surprising fact: “I gave up an… Read More →

Scottsdale Agency Earns Advertising Award

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Scottsdale-based agency Nomadic won the Gold medal for Agency of the Year, Southwest Region at the 2014 Ad Age Small Agency Awards in Austin last night. Presented by Ad Age, the leading global source of news and intelligence for the marketing and media community, the Small Agency Awards are the premier honors saluting outstanding work… Read More →

Expert offers tips on heat-related emergencies

Exercise Addiction: Do You Know When To Stop?

Dr. Kevin Haselhorst, an emergency medicine physician at ’s Arrowhead and West Valley hospitals, answered questions about how to prevent heat-related emergencies. Question: What can be done to prevent heat-related medical emergencies? Answer: The high temperatures we experience in Arizona make us vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, so it is important to know how we can… Read More →

Survey: Half want to own their own business

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Half (50 percent) of working adults in the U.S. either currently own or want to own their own businesses, according to a new national University of Phoenix School of Business survey. Of working Americans who do not currently own a business, nearly two in five (39 percent) hope to do so in the future. Age… Read More →

Fennemore Craig Expands Healthcare Practice

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Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional firm, announced Victoria Stazio has joined the firm’s Phoenix office as an associate practicing in the areas of healthcare litigation, professional liability, long term care and catastrophic injury defense. “We are thrilled to welcome Victoria Stazio to Fennemore Craig,” said, Tim Berg, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “Victoria’s… Read More →

CenturyLink launches gigabit service for Phoenix businesses

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CenturyLink, Inc. today announced the availability, as of August 18, of symmetrical fiber-based Internet and data connection speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) for a significant percentage of Metro Phoenix businesses as part of a fiber network infrastructure expansion announced today in 16 cities. “CenturyLink continues to make significant upgrades in Metro… Read More →

AZBio honors ASU scientist Curtiss

AZBio Pioneer Honoree Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D. of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University. Photo Courtesy of ASU.

Roy Curtiss, III, Ph.D., of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Arizona Bioindustry Association. “During his career, Roy Curtiss has had a profound impact on microbiology research and been a true pioneer in developing salmonella-based vaccines that… Read More →

Catherine Hayes – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Catherine Hayes – Principal, hayes architecture/interiors inc. Shaping Valley architecture and interior design for more than 20 years, Hayes’ award-winning projects include the Valley’s most enjoyable restaurants and resorts, beautiful residences and inspiring offices. Greatest accomplishment: “Helping to strengthen our community through the designs of homes, resorts and restaurant/retail projects.” Surprising fact: “Not having a… Read More →

Maria Harper-Marinick – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Maria Harper-Marinick – Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost, Maricopa Community Colleges Harper-Marinick helps develop and implement the District’s strategic plan; leads initiatives to enhance access and increase student success; and build the stature and recognition of the District and its 10 colleges locally, nationally, and internationally. Biggest challenge: “Balancing multiple roles — professional, mother, wife,… Read More →

Diane Haller – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Diane Haller – Partner, Quarles & Brady Haller is national chair of Quarles’ Real Estate and Land Use Practice Group; vice-chair of the Phoenix Community Alliance; and was named one of the Top 25 female lawyers in Arizona in 2014 by Southwest Super Lawyers. Greatest accomplishment: “Pro bono work I’ve done for Habitat for Humanity… Read More →

Fulton Homes Utilizes Interactive Touch Screen Display

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Fulton Homes has always had the touch when it comes to quality homebuilding. Now the Tempe-based residential builder is integrating a modern “touch” with innovative technology. Fulton Homes will unveil a massive interactive 46-inch touch screen at its newest community “Legacy” in Gilbert when sales commence in August. Located in the main sales office, the… Read More →

Microchip Sets Record Net Sales Quarter

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Microchip Technology Incorporated (NASDAQ: MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2014. Consolidated GAAP net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were a record $528.9 million, up 7.2% sequentially from net sales of $493.4 million in the immediately preceding quarter,… Read More →

United Way Announces New Board Members

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Valley of the Sun United Way welcomes six new Board Members: Ruben Alvarez, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Molera Alvarez, LLC; Bridget Olesiewicz, Principal, The Vanguard Group; Steve Purves, President and CEO, Maricopa Integrated Health System; Todd Sanders, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce; Rob Schaffer, Vice President and General Manager, USAA; and Farzana… Read More →

Deb Gullett – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Deb Gullett – Senior Specialist, Gallagher & Kennedy Gullett is the executive director of the Arizona Association of Health Plans and senior specialist in G&K’s governmental affairs and lobbying practice. Greatest accomplishment: “While I’ve had fabulous jobs, being a part of the Medicaid restoration was my proudest accomplishment.” Surprising fact: “Back in my salad days… Read More →

Taylor Morrison Donates Land for Elementary School

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A new elementary school is underway for the Liberty Elementary School District, thanks to a land donation by local homebuilder Taylor Morrison. The Phoenix homebuilder, currently developing Las Brisas in Goodyear, donated approximately 15 acres needed for the new elementary school earlier this year, with design on the brand new school currently underway by the… Read More →