Author Archives: 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.

Walgreens bringing nearly 500 jobs to Chandler

clinical research advantage

Walgreens today announced it will bring nearly 500 jobs, including 191 new positions, to Chandler, Arizona as part of the relocation of its Tempe pharmacy operations support center.  The current facility in Tempe will remain open as a pharmacy mail services support facility to allow for future growth. In addition to the 191 new quality… Read More →

SRP gets 1st approval for proposed Price Road Corridor project

At the conclusion of public hearings held July 24 and 25, the Arizona Power Plant and Transmission Line Siting Committee recommended approval of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility (CEC), for an SRP power line project that will help support economic development in the Chandler area known as the Price Road Corridor. The committee approval is… Read More →

Thunderbirds Charities awards more than $2.9M to 55 nonprofits

Thunderbirds Charities, the charitable giving arm of the Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by The Ak-Chin Indian Community – awarded more than $2.9 million in grants to 55 Valley charities during its spring funding cycle.  Most notably, Thunderbirds Charities granted $300,000 to UMOM New Day Centers, $250,000 to VOS YMCA,… Read More →

6,000 jobs may come from Attesa, the $1.1 billion motorsports project

Attesa Motorsports destination

The motorsports destination that’s in the works in the Casa Grande and Pinal County areas is projected to add more than 6,000 jobs to the area, according to a recent report released by the project’s developers. Approximately 61 percent of the future Attesa employees will reside in Pinal County, according to updated projections from an Economic… Read More →

Christopher Todd Communities creates A New Lease on Life


Christopher Todd Communities, a new innovative multi-family community developer in the Phoenix metropolitan area, has created a 501(c)3 a non-profit called A New Lease on Life™ to give those in need a hand up.  The first community outreach involves a partnership with The Veterans Directory.  One veteran will receive three-year rent-assistance at each of the… Read More →

Registration opens for Tee it up to Cure Leukemia

Tee it up to cure Leukemia

The seventh annual Tee It Up To Cure Leukemia charity golf tournament is set for Friday, Sept. 29, at Legacy Golf Course, 6808 S. 32nd St., Phoenix. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.; the tourney tees off at 1:15 p.m. The tournament is special to organizer Jana Brickey, associate and business development director at Dick & Fritsche Design… Read More →

Lovell Foundation, CFSA award nearly $3 million to nonprofits

Medical Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

The Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA) and The David and Lura Lovell Foundation announced their alliance to award almost $3 million to Arizona nonprofits to cooperatively address issues related to the awareness, understanding, and availability of end-of-life care, particularly for underserved and vulnerable communities. This vision is shared by all the participating nonprofits, many… Read More →

Arizona Office of Tourism unveils ‘unreal’ ad campaign for state

Road trip

The newest advertising campaign from the Arizona Office of Tourism showcases experiences in the state that are at once authentic and unexpected, comfortable and grand, real and unreal.  Iconic Arizona destinations such as the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley are front and center—but so, too, are lakes, snow and slot canyons. The campaign, “[un]real Arizona,” was… Read More →

State of Arizona increases investment in the arts

On July 20, 2017, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 234 grants to Arizona nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools, and community organizations. In total, the competitive grant review process for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) resulted in an aggregate investment… Read More →

Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of MPI installs new board

Meeting Professionals International – Arizona Sunbelt Chapter (MPI AZ) recently installed its Board of Directors who will lead the association in 2017-18. Installed were: The Executive Team: • President Lee Smith, Hotel Valley Ho • Immediate Past President David G. Rosenbaum, CHME, Carefree Resort & Conference Center • President-Elect Danielle Adams, WM Symposia • Vice… Read More →

Polsinelli among Top 10 law firms for best client relationships

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been recognized among 24 elite law firms nationwide for superior client relationships, ranking No. 10 on BTI Consulting Group’s 2017 Industry Power Rankings. This recognition places Polsinelli among only 24 firms that clients consider both as their leading provider and as the first firm they recommend to peers. As… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream grants $15K to UA College of Medicine

With the help of Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix researcher is paving the way to improve the outlook of ovarian cancer through a new class of natural compounds. Jerome Lacombe, PhD, was awarded a $15,000 grant by Colleen’s Dream Foundation on Behalf of its 2017 Golf Tournament and… Read More →

DigitalWire360, Local First Arizona launch Brand Camp

DigitalWire360 and Local First Arizona are excited to announce the launch of their new Brand Camp initiative, an opportunity for Arizona small businesses to be selected for a brand makeover and connect with local audiences. Each quarter, the DigitalWire360 branding experts will choose one small business to undergo a brand refresh, including digital marketing strategy,… Read More →

Record 43 million Arizona visitors equals $58 million per day

A record 43 million overnight visitors came to Arizona last year, and they collectively spent $58 million per day during their stays, according to new research focused on Arizona tourism from the Arizona Office of Tourism. “Over 43 million visitors—which is larger than the population of California—understand all that Arizona has to offer,” said Arizona… Read More →

Steptoe becomes certified Phoenix Green Business Leader

Steptoe & Johnson LLP, which is celebrating its 30th year in Phoenix, has been certified by the city of Phoenix as a Phoenix Green Business Leader, becoming one of the first law firms in the city to be designated with this title. The Phoenix Green Business Leader program recognizes and promotes businesses that volunteer to… Read More →