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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.

Fennemore Craig appoints chief talent officer

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Fennemore Craig, a law firm, appointed  Robert Kramer, an attorney in the firm’s Phoenix office, as chief talent officer. In this position, he will oversee attorney recruitment, professional development and retention. In the role of chief talent officer, Kramer will guide attorney recruitment, onboarding and training, as well as attorney mentorship, leadership and development. He… Read More →

SRP ranked highest by business customers

solar panels, renewable energy

In a study issued Wednesday by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the third consecutive year. This is the sixth time in the last seven years SRP has been ranked highest in the study. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction… Read More →

Phoenix entry-level homes see appreciation

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Good news for folks owning homes priced below $250,000 as they appreciated the most in 2015 between 6 and 12 percent, according to the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University’s most recent housing report. Homes priced in the next tier, $250,000 to $500,000 saw modest appreciation at 2 to 6 percent while… Read More →

Mayor Greg Stanton reveals separation from wife

divorce

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and his wife Nicole Stanton, managing partner of Quarles and Brady’s Phoenix office,  have separated after 10 years of marriage. The two-term mayor made the announcement via a Facebook posting that said, “This is an amicable decision.” The Stantons released the following statement this morning: “After 10 years of marriage that brought us tremendous joy… Read More →

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earns heart accreditation

Arizona Heart Walk - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Abrazo Scottsdale Campus earned the Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care for achieving a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. To become a Chest Pain Center, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, at 3929 E. Bell Road, engaged in an evaluation for its… Read More →

Cigna in Arizona wins work site health promotion award

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Cigna in Arizona won the Process, Progress & Leadership in Work site Health Promotion award by the Wellness Council of Arizona at the 30th Annual Meeting Worksite Health Promotion Recognition luncheon in Tucson. The award is presented to organizations that can demonstrate they have a work site health infrastructure endorsed by senior management, robust employee engagement, programs… Read More →

Bob Parsons unveils state-of-the-art production studio

movie

Bob Parsons of GoDaddy fame is launching a production studio, Sneaky Big Studios, which will reside in a new 15,000 square foot studio that will house one of the largest sound stages in Arizona. Sneaky Big Studios will be near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Hayden Road in Scottsdale, and it will feature the most… Read More →

TGen finds protein that fuels invasive brain tumors

brain cancer

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) identified a protein called SGEF that promotes the survival of glioblastoma tumor cells and helps the cancer invade brain tissue. TGen researchers identified SGEF as a target for new brain cancer therapies in a study published Wednesday by Molecular Cancer Research, an American Association for Cancer Research journal. Glioblastoma multiforme, or… Read More →

Burch & Cracchiolo name two shareholders

shareholders

Tonya K. MacBeth and Kenneth J. Januszewski were named, Monday, shareholders of the firm at Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. MacBeth is a domestic relations attorney whose practice addresses a full range of family law concerns, including nuptial agreements, divorce, and post-decree modification and enforcement actions. She resolves issues in mediation but also takes cases to… Read More →

ABC supports bill to increase competition on Fed Contracts

construction worker

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) applauded the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s favorable reporting of the Government Neutrality in Contracting Act (H.R. 1671) out of committee. The bill, introduced by Rep. Mulvaney (R-S.C.), will increase fair and open competition on federal and federally funded construction projects by preventing federal agencies from requiring contractors… Read More →

Wasabi Ventures’ VidFall moves to Arizona

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Due to rapid market traction and user growth, VidFall founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa are moving the company to Arizona in January 2016. The startup’s current home is in Manchester, NH, where it has been in incubation. The team has worked closely with Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner TK Kuegler and the venture capital firm’s… Read More →

Ballard Spahr launches ‘Year of Service’

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Ballard Spahr will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Phoenix through a “Year of Service” by giving back to the community. The first event will be on Monday, Jan. 18, at the Lana Turner Civitan House where lawyers and staff will spend the morning socializing with its residents and lending a hand with maintenance of the property.… Read More →

Littler Mendelson names Kristy Peters shareholder

Tiffany & Bosco

Kristy Peters, an attorney in the Phoenix office of Littler, an employment and labor law practice representing management, has been made a shareholder, which went into effect Jan. 1. The firm promoted a total of 15 new attorneys to shareholder across its U.S. offices. “Kristy is an exceptional attorney and has demonstrated outstanding leadership, hard… Read More →

7 steps to improve your brand

branding - AZ Business Magazine April 2008

Perhaps more than in any other time in history, in 2016, your name is your brand, said Pamela J. Green, a business and branding expert. “I think most of us get this concept – we live in a celebrity-obsessed society, so we understand how a person’s name can also be their brand,” she said. “Social… Read More →

Kellie Zimmet is new director for Central Phoenix Women

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Kellie Zimmet, co-founder and senior partner at the consulting firm Elevate Human Potential will take over as the new director for Central Phoenix Women, an established women’s organization in the Valley led by JoAnn Holland. Over the past two years Central Phoenix Women experienced double digit growth. Members include women in banking, law, marketing, commercial… Read More →