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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.

Abrazo will host job fairs for 450 positions

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Abrazo Community Health Network’s six hospitals are hosting job fairs for clinical and non-clinical positions from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on May 4. More than 450 positions are open including about 180 nursing positions. Applicants are encouraged to bring their resume to the event. The job fairs will be at: Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital,… Read More →

Shamrock Farms’ special packaging celebrates Olympics

Shamrock Farms

Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family-owned and operated dairies in the country with products found in more than 45,000 quick service restaurants nationally, is getting a new look this year. A variety of new initiatives will reinforce the brand’s commitment to purity, freshness and superb taste, with no added hormones and put its high… Read More →

Most Influential Minority Business Leaders of 2016

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Here’s a reason that Arizona businesses might want to embrace Latinos: Hispanics now make up more than 30 percent of the state’s population, while non-Hispanic whites have dropped to 56 percent of the population, according to Arizona’s latest census numbers. Now, consider this, nearly 45 percent of Arizonans under age 5 are Hispanic, outnumbering the… Read More →

Risas Dental & Braces plans 7 new locations

Southwest Human Development

Risas Dental & Braces, a Phoenix-based healthcare company, is expanding its roots in Arizona and Colorado with its next Valley location confirmed to open next month at Westgate in Glendale. Led by Managing Director Jeff Adams, Risas has been able to make a difference for communities by making proper oral care and flexible treatment options… Read More →

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus earns cardiac designation

Abrazo Arrowhead Campus

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona has designated Abrazo Arrowhead Campus as a Blue Distinction Center in the Blue Distinction Centers for Cardiac Care program. Blue Distinction Centers are nationally designated healthcare facilities shown to deliver improved patient safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical… Read More →

Local young entrepreneurs make it big In business

Entrepreneurs

Local middle and high school students from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Ahwatukee Class of 2016 will reveal seven new start-up businesses to the public, at the YEA! Trade Show on Saturday, April 30th, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm, at Arizona Mills Mall 5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Tempe, AZ 85282. The presentation is a culmination of… Read More →

Nominations open for 2016 Arizona’s Most Admired Companies

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Arizona’s Most Admired Companies is an awards program designed to recognize the contributions and impact all Arizona employers bring to our great state, and nominations for 2016 are now open. The nominations are open until June 3rd, so be sure to send in your nominations before it’s too late. Now in it’s 7th year, Arizona’s… Read More →

Phoenix Final Four countdown clock debuts

Dan Lewis, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, JoAn Scott, Managing Director of the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship, Debbie Johnson, Co-Chair of the Phoenix Final Four, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Vice Mayor Kate Gallego, Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring, Tempe Vice Mayor Corey Woods, and Dawn Rogers, Executive Director and CEO of the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee.

With 345 days and counting until the tip-off of the 2017 NCAA Final Four, the Phoenix Local Organizing Committee (PLOC), Governor Doug Ducey, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, several other elected officials from the Phoenix Metropolitan area unveiled the official countdown clock Thursday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The clock will mark the days, hours and minutes until… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli earns defense verdict

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli

Michael Halvorson and David Potts, attorneys at Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, obtained a defense verdict in favor of AAA Members Insurance Company in a two-week trial concerning a pedestrian-vehicle accident near Pinnacle High School in September 2012. The Plaintiff, a 15 year old sophomore at Pinnacle High School, was leaving a high school football game… Read More →

Finalists named for ‘Deal of the Year’ award

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Three finalists have been announced for the award recognizing the most significant mergers and acquisitions transactions that took place in Arizona in calendar year 2015. 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… Read More →

Quarles & Brady named best firm for female attorneys

Nicole Stanton is managing partner of Quarles & Brady's Phoenix office.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP – which has offices in Phoenix and Scottsdale – has been named the “Best BigLaw Firm For Female Attorneys” by Law360, underscoring its ongoing commitment to gender equality in the legal profession and workplace. In addition to its top ranking, Quarles & Brady is the only… Read More →

Report: Phoenix air quality has improved

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The American Lung Association’s 2016 “State of the Air” report found Phoenix fifth-most polluted city in the nation for ozone. Compared to the 2015 report, Phoenix has cut ozone slightly. This is in keeping with a trend seen across the nation of lower ozone pollution levels. “The 2016 ‘State of the Air’ report finds unhealthful… Read More →

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham expands insurance practice

family law

Jennings, Haug & Cunningham is pleased to announce that the firm has added Jennifer Erickson as a partner and Shawdy Banihashemi as an associate, expanding the firm’s insurance defense practice. Ms. Erickson has more than 20 years of experience representing personal and commercial line insurance carriers in coverage, first party and bad faith matters, as… Read More →

HomeSmart hits milestone, exceeds 10,000 agents

Matt.Widdows

HomeSmart International recently announced the company has exceeded the 10,000 agent mark in its United States-based franchises. The milestone comes off of several consecutive years of positive growth trends since the company first began franchising in 2009. Additionally, 77 percent of the franchises under the HomeSmart brand posted net positive agent growth numbers for 2015.… Read More →

Mayor: Phoenix will be ‘smart Gigabit community’

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Today during his State of the City address, Mayor Greg Stanton announced that Phoenix would be the newest “Smart Gigabit Community”.  Through a three-year private sector grant sponsored by Cox Communications, Phoenix joins 15 other communities nationwide participating in the “Smart Gigabit Communities” project. Initiated in 2015 by US Ignite in partnership with the National… Read More →