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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.

Timeline: Luke Air Force Base through its 75 years

Securing the F-35 mission for Luke Air Force Base is a high priority not only for the West Valley, but for the state of Arizona as well. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is the next generation of U.S. Air Force aircraft.

Located west of Phoenix, Luke Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary and is home to the 56th Fighter Wing, the largest fighter wing in the world and the Air Force’s only active-duty F-16 training wing. As part of Air Education and Training Command, and home to 23 squadrons with both F-35A Lightning II… Read More →

Thirsty Lion Gastropub looking to hire 100

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill is excited about the opening of its third Arizona location at SanTan Village in Gilbert, and is looking to fill 100 positions. Following the success of their first two valley locations that opened in the Valley, at Tempe Marketplace and at Scottsdale Fashion Square, the gastropub will open its doors of… Read More →

Ryan House to host annual fundraiser with Luis Gonzalez

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Ryan House, a nonprofit that provides respite care, therapy, pediatric palliative care and end-of-life care to children, is hosting its annual fundraiser on Friday, May 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Frank Lloyd Wright Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore. Special guests at this year’s fundraiser include former Arizona Diamondbacks player Luis Gonzalez, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton along… Read More →

Cancer Society hosts Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

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American Cancer Society Chief Cancer Control Officer Dr. Richard Wender is set to keynote the first-ever Arizona Colorectal Cancer Roundtable on Monday, April 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States for men and women… Read More →

Meadows Bank brings top-ranked SBA lending to AZ

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One of the top ranked Small Business Administration lenders, Meadows Bank, opened up its first Phoenix branch at 2141 East Camelback Road, Suite 100. Meadows has had an SBA loan production office in Phoenix for five years, but the Camelback branch is its first storefront, full-service location offering deposit and conventional loan products in addition to… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital among 1st to use new therapy

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Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital is among the first in the United States to offer a new treatment to provide relief for patients suffering from the painful symptoms of peripheral artery disease (PAD) – a condition caused by a build-up of plaque that blocks blood flow in the arteries of legs or feet. The device, Avinger’s… Read More →

Jeannie Blancq named VP of marketing at HomeSmart

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Jeannie Blancq has joined HomeSmart International, the largest residential real estate company in Arizona, as its vice president of marketing. “Jeannie’s experience and understanding of both B2B and B2C marketing in multi-layered industries is incredibly valuable to our company as a whole including franchisees, agents and  customers,” says Todd Sumney, chief marketing officer at HomeSmart… Read More →

Subaru Superstore of Chandler boosts education

Subaru Superstore of Chandler

Subaru of America, Inc. (“SOA”) and Subaru Superstore of Chandler presented two checks Tuesday for $36,000 & $48,000 to Chandler Education Foundation and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation. Chandler Education Foundation and Arizona Friends of Foster Children Foundation were both beneficiaries in the 2015 Subaru Share the Love event. From November 19, 2015 to… Read More →

IASIS Healthcare opens clinic in Downtown Phoenix

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The Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury and IASIS Healthcare announced the grand opening of a state-of-the-art Multi Specialty Clinic that will provide downtown residents and employees with their first comprehensive healthcare option in the area. The 28,000 square-foot clinic is located inside what was formerly the Phoenix Suns Athletic Club, on the southeast corner of the… Read More →

TGen pioneers RNA sequencing for patient care

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Uncovering the genetic makeup of patients using DNA sequencing has in recent years provided physicians and their patients with a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat the diseases that plague humanity. This is the essence of precision medicine. Now, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) are showing how an even more detailed… Read More →

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli moving downtown

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Phoenix-based law firm, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, is moving its offices from Thomas Road and Central Avenue to Central Avenue and Washington Street. The firm will move into its new space at Two Renaissance Square at 40 N. Central Avenue, Suite 2700, on April 4th. The firm has been at its old location for 25 years,… Read More →

Which Valley City is an All-America City Award finalist?

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The National Civic League announced today that City of Avondale, Arizona is a finalist for the 2016 All-America City Award (AAC). The award, given to 10 communities each year, celebrates and recognizes neighborhoods, villages, towns, cities, counties, tribes and regions that engage residents in innovative, inclusive and effective efforts to tackle critical challenges. The finalists represent the… Read More →

Meet the finalists for Healthcare Leadership Awards

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Each year, AZ Business magazine hosts the Healthcare Leadership Awards to honor the women, men and institutions that bring excellence and innovation to Arizona’s healthcare sector. Az Business is proud to announce the 2016 Healthcare Leadership Awards finalists, who were chosen by a panel of industry experts and will be recognized at the Healthcare Leadership… Read More →

HSMAI celebrates 34th Chinese Auction Fundraiser

HSMAI Arizona Board of Directors, back row from left: Wendy Johnson, SuperShuttle/ExecuCar; Oscar Mastrantuono, Phoenix Suns; Stephanie Liegeois, Café Bon Appetit at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM); Erik Dorr, GCommerce Solutions; Aime Brewbaker, Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company; Zachary Singh, Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona; and Kelly Murphy, CMP, CHME, Phoenix Convention Center and Venues. Front row, from left: Joanne Winter, executive director; Suzanne Hagberg, The Desert Belle; Rochelle Barton, TopGolf Gilbert. Not pictured: Michelle Huebner, CMP, WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center.

The Arizona Chapter of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will present the 34th Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser & Dinner, celebrating the “Year of the Monkey,” on Friday, June 24, 2016 the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Proceeds from this award winning event will help to support our association’s… Read More →

Joe Garagiola passes away at 90

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Joe Garagiola (Feb. 12, 1926 – March 23, 2016) passed away this morning following an unparalleled career in baseball spanning from his playing days in the 1940s to his role as a D-backs broadcaster through 2013. The 2014 Buck O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient and 1991 Ford C. Frick Award winner was known for his… Read More →