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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.

O’Connor House becomes Sandra Day O’Connor Institute

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O’Connor House is now the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute.  O’Connor House, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to solving complex issues through civil discourse and collaborative action.  In recognition of the need to continue to expand and enhance its endeavors, the Board of Directors voted to change the name of the organization from O’Connor House to… Read More →

Bob Michaels receives Spirit of ABIL Award

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As an advocate for the disabled for more than 30 years whose passionate commitment to independent living has taken him from board rooms to the halls of Congress, Bob Michaels has lived on both sides of disability. When he served as Executive Director for Arizona Bridge for Independent Living (ABIL) from 1984 to 1991 and… Read More →

TankGirl Marketing hires Nicole Rodriguez

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TankGirl Marketing has welcomed to the team, Nicole Rodriguez. Nicole brings 10 years of experience providing graphic design, branding, and business development services to a wide variety of clients. An SMPS award-winning marketer, Nicole injects strategic marketing initiatives with creative humanity – crafting client-centric messaging with impactful design. She gives a fresh viewpoint from the… Read More →

East Valley Partnership hosts Statesperson’s Luncheon

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The East Valley Partnership, a business advocacy group dedicated to improve business and quality of life in the East Valley region of Greater Phoenix, is hosting the Statesperson’s Luncheon at noon on Monday, March 30 at the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) located at 1601 W. Main Street in Mesa, Ariz. Attendees of the… Read More →

Governor’s Arts Awards honors Arizona’s best

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March 27, 2015 by in Featured | Nonprofit

Guitar artist, musician and luthier William Eaton of Sedona, Tucson arts advocate I. Michael Kasser and Arizona State University strings professor Dr. Margaret Schmidt captured the top individual awards at the 2015 Governor’s Arts Awards at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel. More than 600 arts supporters, artists, advocates and business leaders were on hand for… Read More →

Illusionist headlines 2015 AWEE After Dark

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Mentalist and illusionist Simon Winthrop, an award-winning magician considered one of the best in the world, will engage, entertain and interact with guests at the 2015 AWEE After Dark, a casual, no-black-tie evening of appetizers, signature cocktails, friends and live and silent auctions on Friday, April 10 from 5:0-10 p.m. at The Clayton on the… Read More →

UA grant will boost Native American healthcare workforce

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One of only two university programs selected for the grant nationwide, the Native American Research and Training Center(NARTC) at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, was awarded a five-year, $975,000 Indians into Medicine (INMED) grant from the Indian Health Service.    “According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, Arizona will suffer a shortage… Read More →

Vantage West introduces scholarship program

Arizona State Credit Union Awards Scholarships

Vantage West Credit Union, Southern Arizona’s largest credit union, has introduced a new scholarship program as part of its continued commitment to financial readiness.  The program, which selects recipients based on a number of criteria, including academic merit, the quality and content of a written essay, and a student’s character as demonstrated by activities and volunteerism,… Read More →

R&R Partners selects 3 LaunchPad project winners

The R&R Partners Phoenix office named three local businesses as winners of its inaugural “LaunchPad” project, which was developed by R&R to elevate up and coming Arizona businesses.  Arizona Distilling Company, Broken Plate Concepts, and State Bicycle Co. will each receive at least $25,000 in free marketing and/or public relations services from R&R, an integrated communications… Read More →

Avnet’s MaryAnn Miller makes Most Powerful Women in Tech list

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Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced that MaryAnn Miller, senior vice president, chief human resources officer and corporate communications, was named among the National Diversity Council’s 2015 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. The National Diversity Council’s list features the highest-ranking female executive leadership in America’s corporations. This is the second… Read More →

Arizona research saves lives of cardiac arrest victims

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Survival rates for victims of cardiac arrest are increasing dramatically – all because of research being done right here in Arizona. You can learn about that and how to do CPR at the next session of Mini-Medical School 2.0 at The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Mini-Medical School 2.0 is a community lecture… Read More →

Discount Tire earns Brand of the Year Award

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Discount Tire, the world’s largest tire and wheel retailer, today announced that the company has earned the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Auto Service Center Brand of the Year award for the third consecutive year.   Discount Tire was ranked higher than the nation’s other top auto service center brands by consumers nationwide. The complete 2015 rankings for… Read More →

Arizona Summit Law School among best for diversity

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Arizona  Summit Law School was named one of the “2015 Most Diverse Law Schools” in the United States by PreLaw Magazine. The private law school, located in downtown Phoenix, earned an A+ rating and was named among the top ten law schools for diversity by the publication, which regularly evaluates law schools across the country accredited by the American Bar… Read More →

University of Arizona launches new UA online campus

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The University of Arizona is now registering students for 21 undergraduate degree programs offered under the newly launched UA Online campus. The undergraduate degree programs join a robust slate of over 40 online graduate school degrees and certificates the university has offered for several years. Scheduled to begin in August 2015, the new online degree… Read More →

Stephanie Teslar now bar ambassador for Kimpton

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Phoenix Mixologist Stephanie Teslar is shaking up the cocktail menus at three resorts throughout the state. Teslar will now serve as Arizona Bar Ambassador and Mixologist for all three Kimpton properties in the state including Phoenix’s Hotel Palomar (Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, LUSTRE Rooftop Garden), Scottsdale’s FireSky Resort and Spa (Taggia Restaurant) and Amara… Read More →