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Arizona Business Magazine
celebrates 25 years in 2009. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, AZ Business Magazine has grown to encompass a whole host of awards and signature events, and it is the state’s leading monthly 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.



January/February 2012

Forward Thinking: Some of Arizona’s greatest minds look ahead at the state’s next century

November/December 2011

Back in the Game: Time is right for growing businesses to reach out to banks for financial punch

September/October 2011

Fennemore Craig Still Making a Difference: Reflections of one of the state’s oldest law firms

July/August 2011

A Grand Place to Visit: Arizona’s tourism industry has a legacy going back more than 100 years

May/June 2011

All-Star Boost: Baseball’s ‘Midsummer Classic’ arrives in Arizona just in time

March/April 2011

A Century of Care: From cottages to world-class facilities, Arizona’s health care industry has flourished

January/February 2011

Ready For Recovery?: Businesses will be tasked with retaining key talent in the months ahead

November/December 2010

Financial Support: Two valley groups are working to advance and retain women’s role in the financial field

September / October 2010

Solar Savings: Act Fast: Time is running out to cash in on solar stimulus funds

July / August 2010

Economic Forecast: Partly Cloudy: The state’s economic forecast forecast for the rest of the year calls for a slow recovery. But how slow?

June 2010

Bracing for Impact: Business leaders are concerned about the repercussions the state’s tough, new immigration law will have on Arizona’s still struggling economy

May 2010

Thinking Outside the Big Box: A new home and remodeling concept debuts in Scottsdale

April 2010

Staycations to the Rescue: Courting the locals could be the key to keeping Arizona’s struggling tourism industry viable
Top Lawyers List

March 2010

Can Green Save The Day? Leaders across the Valley and state are betting that sustainability will help lead to economic stability

February 2010

A Long Road: The worst may be past, but the Valley’s housing troubles are far from over

January 2010

Who to Watch 2010:
John Chadwick, President, Southwest Area Pulte Homes – Construction / Real Estate
John Chan, Interim Director Phoenix Convention Center – Tourism
Gary Naumann, Director ASU Spirit of Enterprise CenterSmall Business
Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent, President and Research Director TGen – Health Care
Roy Vallee, Chairman of the Board and CEO Avnet – High Tech

December 2009

The Charitable Challenge: Nonprofits are struggling to provide more services to more people at a time corporate donations are tapering off

November 2009

Catching the Social Bug: How to get the most out of social media

October 2009

A Steady Pulse: Hospitals and health care organizations are making tough decisions to ride out the recession

September 2009

An End in Sight?: Hit harder than the rest of the nation, the Valley’s economy is starting to show faint signs of recovery.

August 2009

Cutting Class: The business community is ringing a cautionary bell on further cuts to the state’s education system.

July 2009

25th Anniversary Special Coverage
Small Business:
Donna Davis Small Business Association
Top Lawyers List

June 2009

Super-Powered Small Businesses: Tattoo Manufacturing Inc., in Tucson is a well-kept secret of success.

May 2009

The Stimulus Effect: Infrastructure companies are the big winners under a plan to jumpstart the economy

April 2009

Destination Red Rock: Strong ties to NASA’s Mars program fuel new research and pour money into the state’s economy

March 2009

Green is Here to Stay: The ubiquitous topic of green is popular for a reason — it works

February 2009

Rough Riders: Arizona Businesses that are succeeding despite the recession offer lessons and hope

January 2009

Tourism: Craig Jackson CEO, Barrett-Jackson
Health Care: Susan Edwards President, Arizona region, Banner Health Systems
High Tech: Steven Lockard President and CEO, TPI Composites
Small Business: Bob McGee President and CEO, Southwestern Business Financing Corporation
Real Estate: Jeff Roberts Vice President of Real Estate Development, Opus West

December 2008

A Shared Mission: Nonprofits and corporations continue to work together to help the community as the economy falters

November 2008

The New Frontier: America is staking a claim in bioscience territory

October 2008

America’s Next Leader? Arizona Sen. John McCain is in a history-making race for the presidency

September 2008

Fueling Change: Higher energy costs are forcing Valley companies to look for alternatives

August 2008

Future Shock: State leaders race to prepare the Copper State for explosive growth

July 2008

All in the Family: Family-owned businesses share their secrets for success and sanity

June 2008

Wonder Women: Female entrepreneurs look to the bottom line and see the big picture

May 2008

Border Battle: Supporters and opponents are lining up around Arizona’s employers sanctions law

April 2008

The World’s a Stage: Arizona leaders are pushing the state’s businesses to the international forefront

March 2008

The Business of Sports: The economic reach of the Valley’s pro sports teams extends beyond the games

February 2008

Subprime Shake Out: Will a house of cards trump Arizona’s economy?

December 2007 / January 2008

Who to Watch 08 Head Coach: Gov. Janet Napolitano is the public face of Super Bowl XLII

October / November 2007

He Shoots… Will former Sun Dan Majerle score in real estate?

August / September 2007

Waiting to Awake Scottsdale-based Alcor Life Extension Foundation offers a possible present in the future

June / July 2007

Clarity in Chaos Diving into the mind of Todd McFarlane, creator of “Spawn” and business entrepreneur

April / May 2007

High Octane PIR revs up the Arizona economy

February / March 2007

Into the Blue Luke Air Force Base continues its mission

December / January 2007

Who to Watch ’07 Seven in ’07

October / November 2006

Kyle vs. Pederson The race for the U.S. Senate gets heated and expensive

August / September 2006

State of the Navajo Nation: A president and the window to his nations future