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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.

Banner Health, UA health merger approved

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The biggest healthcare deal of the year is official. The state Board of Regent approved the $1 billion merger of the University of Arizona’s health network into Banner Health, a Phoenix-based nonprofit that operates numerous hospitals and other health-care facilities. The regents’ decision was made at a Wednesday afternoon meeting in Tucson. The board voted last… Read More →

Cox offers free WiFi during Super Bowl

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January 28, 2015 by in Business News | Featured | Tech

Cox Communications will open up their more than 1,200 Valley wide hotspots to the public for free during the Super Bowl XLIX week and will be adding additional temporary hotspots to high traffic areas to help keep Valley residents and tourists connected. In addition to the existing Cox WiFi hotspots located throughout the Valley, in places like… Read More →

NB|AZ will air ‘Elevate AZ’ Super Bowl ad

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In an effort to promote Arizona and the businesses that impact its communities and citizens, National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the airing of its official “Elevate AZ” commercial during the broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX. The commercial is a key portion of NB|AZ’s “Elevate AZ” campaign and will feature three Arizona businesses and two… Read More →

Az Business Magazine January/February 2015

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Next generation of business leaders will shape the future This is one of my favorite issues of Az Business because we get to showcase many of the organizations and leaders that are creating a vibrant economy in Arizona. » This issue contains our annual Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) supplement, which highlights the incredible work… Read More →

Arizona Commerce Authority awards grants to innovators

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) today announced the six winning companies in its Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge (AIC). These grant recipients represent innovative Arizona entrepreneurs who are creating technological solutions with the potential for global impact. The Fall 2014 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: ·       Iris PR Management – Phoenix, AZ (IT –… Read More →

All In hosts 3 days of Super Bowl parties

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The poker, fantasy sports and eSports experts at ALL IN Magazine are hosting three unique parties throughout Super Bowl weekend at one of the most elite private estates in Paradise Valley, AZ. The business objective is to solidify ALL IN as a premier brand and to deliver an experience that their fans appreciate. To accomplish… Read More →

Business customers rank SRP highest in West

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In a report issued by J.D. Power, Salt River Project ranks highest in customer satisfaction for business electric service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the second consecutive year — the fifth time in the last six years SRP has been ranked highest in the study. SRP’s overall customer satisfaction index is… Read More →

GPEC names Chris Camacho new CEO

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The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Board of Directors unanimously selected Chris Camacho as the organization’s fourth president and CEO during a special meeting today. Camacho has served as executive vice president of GPEC since joining the organization in 2008. He oversaw the organization’s top line performance measures, including domestic and international business development and… Read More →

Omar Abdul-Hadi joins CORE Institute

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Arizona’s #1 ranked orthopedic practice, The CORE Institute, announced the addition of Omar Abdul-Hadi, MD, a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee. “Dr. Abdul-Hadi joins The CORE Institute as an established physician who previously practiced in Southern Oregon.  He cares for patients in need of a… Read More →

Stanton: Super Bowl showcases re-branded Phoenix

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In the midst of the Super Bowl excitement, Mayor Greg Stanton and the city’s Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay have unveiled a new campaign to send a clear message: Phoenix is hot for new economic opportunity. “We are about to welcome more than 1 million people to our city, and it’s important that… Read More →

The cost to attend the Super Bowl in Glendale

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Unlike alleged Foxboro footballs, ticket and travel costs to pro football’s championship game did not deflate over the weekend.  They went up. Before the conference championship games took place, the average game ticket to Glendale cost $3,374, according to TiqIQ.  Now, the average ticket price is $4,174.50.  That price is only around 2 percent higher… Read More →

Banner Health unveils new leadership, facility names

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With an approval by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) on the merger agreement to bring the University of Arizona Health Network into Banner Health, and closure of the agreement on Feb. 27, an academic-focused division will be created at Banner that will result in new facility names and leadership appointments within the division. The… Read More →

WVNB buys branch from NB|AZ

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Candace Wiest, president and CEO of West Valley National Bank, announced WVNB has entered into an agreement with National Bank of Arizona to acquire all of the assets and deposits of the Gila Bend branch of NBA. The transaction is anticipated to increase WVNB’s asset size by 20 percent. “As the West Valley’s only locally… Read More →

Rayndon Law Group joins Clark Hill Phoenix

The attorneys and staff of Scottsdale-based Rayndon Law Group PLC have joined Clark Hill PLC effective January 1, 2015, Clark Hill Phoenix Managing Member Darrell Davis announced today. “This is a great opportunity for our firm to broaden our tax and estate planning practice and the range of services we can offer the local market,”… Read More →

State Farm plans to hire 600 in Phoenix

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State Farm will be holding a Career Fair January 20th, to help fill openings for its expansion in the greater Phoenix area. The company is currently hiring more than 600 hundred new employees and additional hiring is expected to continue throughout 2015. The one-day Career Fair will focus on generating a candidate pool for positions… Read More →