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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.

First Solar is adding 45 million kWh of clean electricity

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First Solar, Inc. and BELECTRIC announced that they have broken ground on a new 46 megawatt (MWDC) utility-scale power plant, in Oxfordshire, Southern England. When completed, the facility will produce 45 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean solar electricity per year, sufficient to power approximately 14,000 average homes or approximately 25% of the estimated 55,400 households… Read More →

Wells Fargo hiring to fill teller, banker positions

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Wells Fargo announced it is currently accepting applications for 192 positions for tellers and personal bankers throughout the state, especially for Spanish-speaking tellers. Wells Fargo team members are a diverse group of individuals who enjoy helping our customers succeed financially.  Tellers and personal bankers spend nearly 100 percent of their time providing outstanding service to… Read More →

Holiday shopping identity theft prevention tips

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With the holidays quickly approaching, consumers across the country look to the internet and their favorite stores to pick up the hottest gift items. Investment professional Megan E. Koopman provides guidance on how to safeguard your finances during the peak season of identity theft. “The threat of credit card fraud looms heavily at this time… Read More →

BioInspire earns ‘Excellence in Innovation’ award

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BioInspire, the Peoria-based incubator for medical device companies, accepted an “Excellence in Innovation” award at WESTMARC’S Best of the West award ceremony this week. The award is the latest recognition for BioInspire, whose goal is to help start-up companies in the competitive field of medical device innovative gain a competitive edge. The BioInspire facility is… Read More →

SRP recognizes Champions of Energy Efficiency

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SRP honored seven innovative businesses and organizations for their energy-efficiency efforts and savings at the inaugural Champions of Energy Efficiency Awards event. The awards are part of SRP’s efforts to encourage commercial customers to take advantage of the SRP Business Solutions programs to reduce energy use and save money. “Utility costs can be one of… Read More →

Healthcare drives increase in Phoenix job openings

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Simply Hired, the largest independent job search engine with properties in 24 countries and 12 languages, today released its November 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds that job openings grew 3.17% month-over-month in October 2014.  This increase continues the ongoing job growth reported by Simply Hired over the past several months. “Steady growth in… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips named as Law Firm of the Year

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Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that the law firm has been named 2015 “Law Firm of the Year” for Labor & Employment Litigation by U.S. News – Best Lawyers. The firm also received “First-Tier Rankings” for its Employment and Labor Law practices. The firm has been included in all five editions of the prestigious rankings.… Read More →

Mattress Firm commits $1 million to TGen research

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Throughout November, the largest U.S. retailer of mattresses, Mattress Firm, hopes to raise visibility around the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death as it recognizes National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and makes a commitment to raise $1 million through the Mattress Firm Foundation. These funds will directly impact research at the Translational Genomics Research… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona team members donate $3.4M to nonprofits

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Wells Fargo & Company announced that its Arizona team members donated more than $3.4 million to nonprofit organizations and schools in Arizona as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign.  All donations were funded personally by team members. In addition to a 14 percent year-over-year increase in donations, the one-month campaign… Read More →

Ryley Carlock Named to the ‘Best Law Firms’

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Ryley Carlock & Applewhite announced that the firm has been listed by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” as a National Tier 3, Metropolitan Tier 1 and Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in 24 categories. National Tier 3 Rankings: • Environmental Law • Litigation – Labor & Employment Metropolitan Tier 1: Arizona •… Read More →

Arizona Forward, Univ. of Phoenix offer teachers scholarships

Diane Brossart -Describes Her First Step In The Industry, 2008

In an effort to strengthen and expand environmental education opportunities for Arizona teachers, Arizona Forward has joined with University of Phoenix to offer three full-tuition scholarships to deserving Arizona K-12 teachers. The scholarship program will grant three teachers from across the state the opportunity to complete either an undergraduate or master’s degree program at University… Read More →

Carrie Martz up for international business award

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Carrie Martz was named a Finalist in the Woman of the Year: Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations category in the 11th annual Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, and will ultimately be a Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winner in the program. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees… Read More →

84% of Phoenix buyers settle for ‘less than perfect’ home

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According to a survey released by BMO Harris Bank, Arizona house hunters visit an average of 11 homes before they buy, with the majority (84 percent) of buyers spending up to six months searching the market. The report, conducted by Pollara, also revealed: • Slightly less than half (48 percent) of home buyers currently on… Read More →

Valley Leadership honors Man & Woman of the Year

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Valley Leadership announced Tommy Espinoza and Judy Shannon as the organization’s 2014 Man & Woman of the Year. The pair will be honored for their long-term contributions and commitment to our community at the 66th Annual Man & Woman of the Year awards luncheon in March 2015. A native of Phoenix, Espinoza has demonstrated long-term,… Read More →

3,000 jobs available at ‘Diverse Workforce Job Fair’

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When you think diversity at the office, what comes to mind? It should be more than gender or skin color. Today’s workplaces are filled with people from different generations, religions and socioeconomic backgrounds. Companies that value employee differences will be on hand at the ‘Celebrating a Diverse Workforce Job Fair’ on Monday, November 3, at… Read More →