AZ Business Magazine Archives

NAU president sees ‘possibilities in every direction’

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“At Northern Arizona University, we see possibilities in every direction,” President Rita Cheng told the Arizona Board of Regents during Friday’s annual Operational and Financial Review. During her presentation, the president highlighted the university’s many accomplishments over the last year, thanking the members of the campus community, Flagstaff and board for their contributions. “Northern Arizona University… Read More →

Arizona cyclist wins gold after hip replacement

Photo by Ed Aldridge via St. Luke’s Medical Center

Karl Baumgart, a 44-year-old Scottsdale resident and cycling competitor, won a national championship, four silver medals, and the overall “Best All Around Rider” award at the 2015 USA Masters Track National Championship. Just six weeks later, Karl continued on winning two silver medals at the 2015 Masters World Track Championships. These accolades were earned just… Read More →

GoDaddy plans open house and culture tour for veterans

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BestCompaniesAZ is hosting an open house and culture tour at GoDaddy for Arizona veterans and their spouses.  The event takes place Thursday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the GoDaddy Global Technology Center, 2150 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284. Attendance is free, but registration is required at GoDaddyCultureTour, or http://www.bestcompaniesaz.com/veterans-godaddy-culture-tour. This is an opportunity for… Read More →

Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: Nextiva

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

Nextiva Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Tomas Gorny, CEO What it does: Provider of cloud-based unified communications, hosted PBX and online fax services. Admirable quality: Nextiva’s technology is vastly forward-thinking and the company prides itself on being the architects of the future. Nextiva recently broadened its scope again with the launch of Nextiva Analytics. This solution… Read More →

Mountain Shadow Resort homes sales gallery opens

A rendering of one of the homes that will be available at Mountain Shadows Resort. (Photo courtesy of The New Home Company)

With construction underway, California-based The New Home Company (NEW HOME, NYSE: NWHM) is opening an on-site sales gallery for its first housing development in Arizona. New Home is building luxury homes at the Mountain Shadows Resort in Paradise Valley. The resort is expected to open in early 2017. Mountain Shadows is the newest community of resort… Read More →

Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: Lovitt & Touché

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Legal

Lovitt & Touché Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Charles Touché, CEO What it does: Insurance agency offering personal lines, property and liability protection, employee benefits, claims administration, workers compensation and more. Admirable quality: Recognizing the changing healthcare landscape, Lovitt & Touché developed a proprietary private healthcare exchange, ClearPath Prime, to better serve small and… Read More →

Feds take the wheel before driverless cars hit the market

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The federal government got into the debate over driverless vehicles Tuesday, proposing new regulations and model legislation aimed at smoothing the development of the high-tech cars and heading off a state-by-state patchwork of laws for them. Arizona transportation officials said Tuesday they could not comment on the new rules until they have had a chance… Read More →

Rio Salado College hosts resource fair for veterans

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Rio Salado College is hosting a free resource fair for veterans on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, where veterans and their family members can access educational, employment and community services. The Stand for Vets resource fair takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Valley Veterans Education Center (EVVEC), 3320 S. Price Road,… Read More →

Colon Cancer Alliance will host Undy Run/Walk

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On October 22 at 9:00 a.m., hundreds of Phoenix residents will run brave through the city streets wearing boxers and briefs during the family-friendly Undy Run/Walk. Hosted by the Colon Cancer Alliance, this lighthearted event encourages participants to wear silly boxers, briefs or costumes in support of knocking colon cancer out of the top three… Read More →

Meritage Homes donating mortgage-free home to veteran

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Operation Homefront and Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE: MTH) are joining forces to thank a Phoenix-area veteran for his service by presenting his family with a new mortgage-free home on Veterans Day.   U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Moncreif will receive the keys to his new 2,278-square-foot home, in a ceremony on November 11. The three-bedroom,… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company Spotlight Award Winner: GoDaddy

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by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

GoDaddy Video by Merestone Most Admired Company: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Blake Irving, CEO What it does: Internet domain registrar and web hosting company. Admirable quality: Collaboration and innovation are key components to GoDaddy’s culture. Work spaces are designed to integrate innovation and creativity, enabling employees to easily join forces. GoDaddy’s… Read More →

Arizona poverty rate down, but many still hungry

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Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data showing the official poverty rate had its largest one-year decline since 1968. The U.S. poverty rate fell from 14.8 percent to 13.5 percent. In Arizona, the official poverty rate is now 17.4 percent, down from 18.2 percent the previous year. The child poverty rate is 24.7 percent,… Read More →

Marijuana legalization could boost education funding

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Proposition 205, the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, could be a boon for the state’s public education system, with the potential of bringing in $55 million a year should it win at the ballot box on Nov. 8 Sen. Martin Quezada said, on the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol website, Arizona schools are in desperate… Read More →

New study reveals key to gender gap in C-suite

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Countless studies have shown women to be great leaders who improve company performance. Organizations across a multitude of industries that have embraced the business case for increased gender diversity are spending millions of dollars on programs to help women advance. Yet, gender parity in the C-suite has not bee reached. A new study, released Wednesday by the coaching and… Read More →