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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.

Phoenix City Council approves 35-year streets, transit plan

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A comprehensive plan to modernize Phoenix’s streets and public transit system over the next 35 years was approved Tuesday by the City Council. Besides tripling the number of light rail miles by 2050, the transportation plan calls for significant expansion of bus service and upgrades to the city’s aging streets. An additional three-tenths of one… Read More →

Carrie Martz retiring from advertising

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Carrie Martz, President and CEO of Martz Parsons, announced she has decided to retire from the ad agency world. After a successful 35-year career, Martz says it’s time for her to hang up the advertising towel. Martz, a pioneer for women business owners in Arizona, started the Martz Agency in 1980. The agency grew to employ… Read More →

Silverleaf records strong 2014 sales

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Total sales in DMB’s exclusive Silverleaf community exceeded $175 million in 2014, a jump from 2013 sales of $120 million.  Homesite and homes continued to increase in value in Silverleaf and 2014 saw stronger sales volume.   “Silverleaf delivers a value that goes far beyond the prices of the homes.  Buyers here appreciate the unparalleled access to the… Read More →

ACG names finalists for ‘Deal of the Year’

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Three finalists have been named for an award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions in Arizona. The “Deal of the Year” is an award given by the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to recognize a company or private equity firm for their accomplishments regarding a merger, acquisition or capital market transaction.  The award will recognize a… Read More →

Mobile Mini opens new headquarters in Phoenix

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Mobile Mini, Inc., the world’s leading provider of portable storage solutions, joined Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Phoenix City Councilwoman Kate Gallego today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the company’s new headquarters and national sales center. Mayor Stanton and Councilwoman Gallego were joined by Mobile Mini President & CEO Erik Olsson at… Read More →

CORE Institute looks to hire 15 surgeons

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With its upcoming expansion into Tucson, Arizona’s largest orthopedic and neurology practice, The CORE Institute, announced it was seeking 15 highly qualified Board Eligible/Board Certified orthopedic surgeons to be part of its dynamic team dedicated to delivering the best in musculoskeletal healthcare in Southern Arizona.The CORE Institute plans to open its first Tucson facility this summer.… Read More →

Hundreds of pediatric physicians converge in Phoenix

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Phoenix Children’s Hospital will play host to more than 750 physicians and health care professionals from across the U.S. for the 38th annual Melvin L. Cohen Pediatric Update at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix. In the past four decades, the event has grown to become one of the largest pediatric health care conferences in the country. This… Read More →

UA hosts Native American Law Students event

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The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law will host the 2015 National Native American Law Students Association (NALSA) moot court competition, to be held March 6-7, in Tucson, Arizona. The annual event features law students representing 70 law schools from across the country. More than 120 lawyers and academic experts in American… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards paid volunteer leave

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Wells Fargo Community Affairs Representative Iain Hamp of Mesa has been awarded a Volunteer Leave Award from Wells Fargo, and will receive his full pay while volunteering at Phoenix Community ToolBank.  Volunteer Leave Awards are presented to selected Wells Fargo team members, enabling them to take up to three months of paid leave to focus… Read More →

SRP board approves reduced price hike

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Following an extensive three-month public process, Salt River Project’s publicly elected Board of Directors today approved changes in price plans effective with the April 2015 billing cycle that reduce a proposed 3.9 percent increase to 3.3 percent for the first full year it is in effect.  The full 3.9 percent increase will take effect beginning… Read More →

Deco Communities announces $42M ‘Inspire on Earll’

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Deco Communities has chosen an emerging area just south of Old Town Scottsdale to debut its latest, exciting residential concept: Inspire. The $42M project will offer contemporary-styled residences in a hip, up and coming area of South Scottsdale. Inspire on Earll, to be located at 7300 E. Earll Drive, combines exceptional location with superior design… Read More →

IO expands corporate office to SkySong

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IO, a leading data center services company, is unveiling its new corporate office space at SkySong, The ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. IO will move into nearly 15,000-square-feet of space with an open, collaborative environment for about 80 Arizona-based corporate employees. IO, the second-largest private data center company in the world, operates six state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Ohio, New Jersey, Singapore and London. IO utilizes… Read More →

Emailage raises $3.8 million to help prevent fraud

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Phoenix-based Emailage, the leader in fraud prevention, today announced it has received $3.8 million in funding led by Felicis Ventures. Since its founding in 2012, Emailage has tripled revenues year over year and helped hundreds of customers protect against various types of fraud: transaction, account opening, account takeover and loyalty. As online transactions grow globally, fraud… Read More →

Phoenix library a finalist for nation’s highest honor

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For making “significant and exceptional contributions” to the community, Phoenix Public Library is among 30 finalists for the nation’s highest library honor, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. “Our library system is second to none in the range of services and innovations it provides,” said Mayor Greg Stanton, who nominated the library for the… Read More →

Red Sky Solutions opens new Arizona office

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Red Sky Solutions, a leader in customized IT solutions, announced today that it has opened a new office in Arizona and has appointed industry veteran Don Shilliday as Director of Sales and Operations for Arizona and the Southwest region. Shilliday has more than 20 years sales and customer service experience in the IT field. In his… Read More →