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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.

Shea Homes says Phoenix housing market continues recovery


For a second consecutive quarter, sales are up for Shea Homes Arizona. Sales for the fourth quarter of 2016  beat 2015 Q4 sales by 22 percent. This gain followed a 12 percent increase in Q3 compared to 2015. “The Phoenix housing market is showing clear signs of recovery,” said Ken Peterson, VP of Sales and Marketing for… Read More →

AARP Arizona lays out legislative agenda for 2017

Key Elements to Retirement Planning

When state lawmakers convene January 9th for the 2017 legislative session, AARP Arizona will pursue an agenda that includes protecting retirement income, helping those needing long term care people stay in their homes , helping with out of pocket costs and easing stress for family caregivers and protecting seniors from financial exploitation. AARP’s non-partisan Arizona… Read More →

Phoenix-based Carvana makes $600M financing deal with Ally


Phoenix-based online automobile retailer Carvana is getting financing for up to $600 million of retail contracts from Ally, according to a Wednesday announcement. Over the next 12 months, Ally will make up to $600 million available to Carvana through financing and bulk purchases of contracts. Carvana was founded in 2013, and sells and lets customers… Read More →

MJ Insurance adds wellness coordinator to Arizona office

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MJ Insurance added Amanda Marenghi as its wellness coordinator to the Arizona benefits consulting team. In this new position, Marenghi will develop and employ wellness initiatives for MJ clientele and use data-driven strategies to provide them with the necessary tools and understanding to deliver a well-rounded program to their employees. MJ Insurance is a property-casualty and employee… Read More →

Dawn Meidinger appointed environmental group chair at Fennemore Craig

Maria Speth

Fennemore Craig Phoenix office Partner Dawn Meidinger has been appointed as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s natural resources, energy and environmental law practice group. “Dawn possesses a deep knowledge of the law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have her on… Read More →

Frutkin Law rebrands after Arizona Bar rule change


The Frutkin Law Firm has become the first Arizona practice to take advantage of the state bar’s trade name rule, and rebranded to Radix Law on Jan. 1 2017. There is a long tradition in the practice of law: the name of a firm includes the surnames of the most prominent partners. As law has become… Read More →

JDA Software CFO will speak at ACG Arizona breakfast

ACG Arizona

The chief financial officer of one of the Valley’s most dynamic high-tech companies will be the featured speaker at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast event on January 17.  Marc Levine, CFO of JDA Software, will speak at the ACG Arizona breakfast, which will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January… Read More →

Indian gaming compacts panel set for Jan. 7 in Scottsdale

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Tribal gaming compacts and case studies will be under the microscope in a Jan. 7 panel discussion led by Steve Hart of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie during the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Hart, leader of the firm’s Gaming practice group, will moderate “Tribal Gaming… Read More →

Sunny Plumber pledges $100K to help seniors with repairs

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The Sunny Plumber is donating $100,000 to Phoenix area Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) to help seniors with improvements within their homes. Ten grants, in the amount of $10,000 each will be given monthly from December 2016 through September of 2017. The purpose of this donation is to help FSL service seniors in the community by… Read More →

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona to host fun run


Help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy of Arizona at its 3rd Annual Fun, Run, Walk and Roll 10k/5k and one mile walk in February in Tempe. The event starts at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5 at the Kiwanis Park at 101 W. Baseline Rd. in Tempe. A Health & Wellness Expo will be at the run,… Read More →

Banker appointed to Junior Achievement of Arizona board

Todd Leveen

Todd Leveen, senior vice president at The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, was recently appointed to the Junior Achievement of Arizona central district board of directors. After volunteering for Junior Achievement’s signature JA BizTown program in the late 1980s, Leveen has continued his involvement with the organization ever since. He has also helped develop financial literacy… Read More →

Law firm to host seminar on new minimum wage compliance


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC is hosting a seminar that will go over the new minimum wage and paid sick time regulations that will be enacted through Prop. 206 next year. The seminar will be held on Jan. 18 with a presentation by Attorneys Chris M. Mason and Otto S. Shill, III. Check in for the event begins… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor receives more flights to London for 2017


Phoenix travelers will have a new opportunity to go across the “pond” to London when British Airways adds three additional nonstop flights to London this summer from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tickets for the new flights are on sale now. The flights will take off three days a week during May and June 2017, taking off… Read More →

Glendale library to open assistance center for innovators, entrepreneurs

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Business innovators, entrepreneurs and job seekers will soon have a new place to connect, collaborate and find resources when the Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance (IDEA) Center officially opens early next spring. The new IDEA Center, located within Glendale’s Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Ave., will provide a space where business people, entrepreneurs, innovators and networkers can… Read More →

Pioneer Title Agency opens first branch in Surprise


Pioneer Title Agency announced it has opened its newest branch, which is located at 14239 W. Bell Rd. in Surprise, and will focus on serving the organization’s Surprise customers and business members. Karrie Montana, who just joined Pioneer in July but has more than 24 years of experience in the title and real estate industries,… Read More →