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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.

Guttman Financial Group offers well-being workshop

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Jerry Guttman of the Guttman Financial Group will be offering a free seminar on the topic, “Financial Blunders – Lessons We Never Learn.” The seminar will take place on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the Hampton Inn Suites, 8408 West Paradise Lane in Peoria. The seminar is open to people of all… Read More →

National leaders of localist movement gather in Phoenix

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Phoenix, home to the largest local business association in the world, has no shortage of progressive-minded entrepreneurs. But this week the city will welcome about 700 more. The 2015 BALLE Conference—the world’s largest gathering of local business owners—will convene in downtown Phoenix from June 10-12. Its attendees will exchange ideas about human-scale economies, community capital,… Read More →

Wells Fargo supports food banks in annual drive

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Wells Fargo will be conducting its annual summer statewide food drive June 9-23.  The event collects donations for food banks that span the entire state with collection bins in all 260 Wells Fargo Community Banking stores throughout Arizona. Donations will benefit members of the Association of Arizona Food Banks.  In 2014, Arizona food banks collectively… Read More →

REDW Stanley Financial Advisors makes top firms list

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REDW Stanley Financial Advisors LLC, an SEC registered subsidiary of REDWLLC,  has made CNBC’s list of the Top 100 Fee-Only Wealth Management Firms.  Coming in at number 90 nationwide, REDW Stanley is the only NM and AZ firm to make the list.  REDW Stanley  is a subsidiary of REDWLLC, one of the Southwest’s 10 largest… Read More →

Off Madison Ave opens offices in LA and Boulder

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Off Madison Ave, an integrated marketing communications agency, will be expanding to Los Angeles and Boulder, Colorado, with the opening of two new offices. Founded in 1998, the agency has established a significant presence in the West with notable clients in key markets throughout the region. Opening offices outside of its Arizona headquarters is a… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital ranked among top facilities

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, the only Arizona hospital to make the highly coveted list. This year, Phoenix Children’s ranked in nine out of 10 specialties. The following Phoenix Children’s subspecialties were ranked top-50 in the nation: • Neurology and Neurosurgery, ranked number… Read More →

16 Arizona companies make Fortune 1000 list

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Sixteen Arizona-based companies earned spots on the Fortune 1000 list, a reference list of the 1,000 largest American companies, ranked on revenues alone. The 16 Arizona companies on the Fortune 1,000: No. 108 Avnet, Phoenix No. 137 Freeport-McMoRan, Phoenix No. 323 Republic Services, Phoenix No. 386 PetSmart, Phoenix No. 493 Insight Enterprises, Tempe No. 502 Northern Tier Energy,… Read More →

Martz Parsons is rebranded Big Yam

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The Martz Parsons Agency has officially been renamed Big Yam, The Parsons Agency. Bob Parsons acquired Martz Agency in October 2013 and renamed it The Martz Parsons Agency. Since the original acquisition the agency has hired, trained and established a crew of nearly 50 agency professionals ready to execute on his vision for an all-encompassing… Read More →

St. Luke’s $125,000 grant boosts living wage initiative

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The Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) will use a $125,000 St. Luke’s Health Initiative (SLHI) innovation grant to design and implement Raise Arizona, a statewide living wage initiative to identify, recruit, certify and recognize employers that pay a living wage. In total, SLHI awarded grants totaling $475,000 to ACAA, City of Phoenix-FitPHX, Cultivate South Phoenix… Read More →

Arizona Manual Therapy Centers launch new website

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Arizona Manual Therapy Centers, one of only five therapy centers in the valley offering manual physical therapy techniques, has launched its new website (www.arizonamanualtherapycenters.com) and Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/ArizonaManualTherapyCenters offering Scottsdale/Phoenix residents information about the benefits of physical therapy and for injury prevention and rehabilitation.  The new site details how manual physical and orthopedic therapy approaches used… Read More →

TGen study may help stop spread of Staph

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Staphylococcus aureus — better known as Staph — is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational… Read More →

D-backs name 34th draft pick after Cory Hahn

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have announced the creation of the annual “Cory Hahn 34th Pick,” which will take place in next week’s First-Year Player Draft. The team’s 34th-round selection will be named after Hahn, who currently works in the D-backs’ scouting department after being selected with the 34th pick in the 2013 Draft. “When we drafted… Read More →

Quarles & Brady will sponsor golf tournament

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP will be the exclusive law firm sponsor of the 8th Annual White Mountain Steak Fry & Golf Tournament for local offices, which will take place June 19-20 at the Pinetop Lakes Golf & Country Club and will raise funds to provide scholarships to deserving local high school students… Read More →

Nominations open for Environmental Excellence Awards

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Arizona Forward is currently accepting nominations for its 35th annual Environmental Excellence Awards program, the state’s oldest and largest competition of its kind. The event – known as the Academy Awards of the local environmental community – is presented in partnership with SRP and recognizes significant contributions to the sustainability of the Grand Canyon State.… Read More →

13 Arizona venues unified under single brand

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Comcast Spectacor, a leader in the sports and entertainment industry, is  raising the bar on live event experiences by announcing today that its three divisions – Global Spectrum, Ovations Food Services and Paciolan – now operate as Spectra, a singular, new brand.  Clients and customers look for seamless experiences whether at a trade show, concert or… Read More →