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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.

SynDaver Labs hits goal through private funding

SynDaver Labs, a synthetic human manufacturer headquartered in Tampa with an advanced research facility located in Phoenix, Arizona, has successfully completed their initial round of funding through a private placement. SynDaver reached their target of $1 million through a private offering of common stock on July 10, prior to the cutoff on July 31. More… Read More →

Phoenix Children’s Hospital names medical directors

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital has appointed medical directors for inpatient services provided at TMC for Children. Kevin Carter, MD, leads the pediatric hospitalist program, and Heather Hanley, MD, leads the pediatric intensive care unit. Dr. Carter, a board certified pediatric hospitalist, joined the Phoenix Children’s team in May. He brings experience and expertise gained while working… Read More →

Telemedicine startup eVisit quickly hits funding goal

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eVisit®, a physician-first telehealth software company based in Phoenix, AZ, has successfully filled their $1 million Seed Round of fundraising in under 7 months. Offering a telehealth solution that allows healthcare providers to treat their patients remotely via an online, secure, video chat platform, eVisit is quickly becoming a premier healthtech startup. The company has… Read More →

Lavidge COO will lead Intermarket Agency Network

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Alicia Wadas, chief operating officer of LAVIDGE, has been named president of the Intermarket Agency Network (IAN), a closed forum where prestigious and noncompetitive agencies connect to share ideas and business strategies. As president of IAN, Wadas will facilitate national business meetings as well as oversee the 15 elite agency affiliates of the organization and their activities.… Read More →

UnitedHealthcare awards $1.2M in bonuses for quality care

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Approximately $1.2 million in bonus payments went from UnitedHealthcare to 30 Arizona care providers named winners of the PATH Excellence in Patient Service Awards.* The recipients achieved the highest adherence levels for key quality measures by successfully closing gaps in care when treating UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members. They are among more than 4,000 care providers… Read More →

Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation raises more than $120K

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Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation’s tenth annual Golf4Smiles Tournament held May 8 at Grayhawk Golf Club, broke the previous fundraising record, raising a total of $120,042. The event is held by the Foundation to raise money to fight tooth decay in children, including providing for dental screenings, sealants, fluoride varnish applications, dental supply distribution and… Read More →

TriWest Healthcare Alliance adding 300 jobs in Tempe

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Phoenix-based TriWest Healthcare Alliance held a leadership reception to celebrate the official opening of the TriWest Healthcare Alliance Administrative Service Center in Tempe. The opening of this facility is part of a company-wide workforce expansion and will bring 300 new jobs to Tempe, Ariz. As a partner to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), TriWest… Read More →

Healthcare Trust of America reports strong earnings

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Healthcare Trust Of America (NYSE:HTA), a Scottsdale-based real estate investment trust, reported $0.38 earnings per share for the quarter on Wednesday, hitting analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.38. The firm earned $99.30 million during the quarter and quarterly revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.36 EPS. Second… Read More →

St. Scholastica partners with Mesa Community College

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 103-year-old independent Catholic Benedictine college, has forged a partnership with Mesa Community College (MCC) that will strengthen its community presence and expand its social work course offerings. St. Scholastica will offer a bachelor of arts in social work program on the MCC campus. Fall 2015 classes commence in September… Read More →

MBA students raise taxes in capitol day exercise

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In a twist of irony, about 40 executive MBA students acting as legislators and advocates voted in a slight increase in taxes to balance a mock state budget on Wednesday, July 22nd. The students, many of whom are employed in Arizona businesses, passed the final vote after two days of learning about policy making and… Read More →

UMB hires Richard Ziegner as director of healthcare banking

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UMB Bank, n.a., a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), announced that it has hired Richard Ziegner as executive vice president and director of healthcare banking. Ziegner is responsible for leading the bank’s efforts in the healthcare sector and providing capital and financial solutions to healthcare providers. Ziegner has more than 20 years of… Read More →

Gilbert’s Wisdom Natural Brands earns recognition

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The Stevia Tasteful Award recognizes the best-tasting stevia extract in the world. Awarded to SweetLeaf® Organic Stevia by the World Stevia Organization at the recent international Stevia Tasteful 2015 gathering in Berlin, this is a tremendous accolade for the SweetLeaf family. SweetLeaf Organics received the highest distinction of three leaves along with the WSO Best… Read More →

Former Intuit executive joins Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, announced that former senior Intuit executive Terry Hicks has joined the company as chief product officer. In this newly-created position, Hicks will drive the company’s global product strategy, including product management, payments and business development. He will also oversee Infusionsoft’s Marketplace, which is composed… Read More →

UA golf tourney supports medical school scholarships

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Lowering your golf score is a good thing – so are scholarships to help lower debt for medical school students. DPR Construction and Sundt Construction, Inc, Joint Venture will be the presenting sponsor for the fourth annual University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, Sept. 11, at Legacy Golf… Read More →

Banner Health facilities among ‘Best Hospitals’

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson have each been named to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital ranking, and nationally recognized for specialty services. Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, ranked as the second best hospital in Arizona, is also recognized nationally for geriatrics, nephrology, diabetes/endocrinology and… Read More →