AZ Business Magazine Archives

UA’s Dr. Cecilia Rosales appointed to binational health network

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Cecilia Rosales, MD, MS, assistant dean of the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health — Phoenix, was appointed to the Academic Technical Council (ATC) of the Binational Border Health Network (BBHN). The network is comprised of experts from 10 border states to improve response to the challenges posed by public health conditions on the U.S.-México Border. Funded… Read More →

Cathy Valenzuela: Most Influential Women

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Cathy Valenzuela, president, Arizona Business Bank Greatest accomplishment: “The many ways I have been able to help my customers, co-workers and family achieve their goals and aspirations. And I sincerely believe my greatest achievements are yet to come.” Childhood aspiration: “I loved to draw, paint and create other artwork and was sure I was destined to… Read More →

How To Master LinkedIn

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Crystal Washington, owner of CWM Enterprises, is a social media guru. She has helped large companies such as Google and Microsoft harness the utility of the Internet’s networking tools and find freedom from any hesitation professionals have about promoting themselves on a limitless stage. Here are her top tips for women in commercial real estate.… Read More →

Sonoran Spine opens Prescott office

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Sonoran Spine, Arizona’s leading spine and back specialists, have added a new office in Prescott, Ariz. Located at 1000 Willow Creek Rd. Suite D, this new office will be shared with Integrative Pain Centre of Prescott LLC. This marks the sixth location for Sonoran Spine in Arizona with additional offices in Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, Scottsdale… Read More →

ACG-Arizona celebrates leadership for 10th Anniversary

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ACG-Arizona is celebrating its 10th Anniversary as a leader in the Valley business community by bringing in one of America’s most renowned military leaders at a time of increasing instability in the world. He’s Admiral Eric T. Olson (RET.), former commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command responsible for having built and trained Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special forces during a… Read More →

Christina Roderick: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Christina Roderick, principal, REDW Roderick, a CPA, has more than 17 years of experience in public accounting and leads REDW’s privately held business practice as a tax principal. Greatest accomplishment: “My promotion to principal at REDW. Being part of a firm with tremendous leadership, integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and client care is very exciting.” Childhood aspiration: “I wanted… Read More →

Arizona hospitals use innovation to create better patient care

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In the ever-changing face of healthcare, many Arizona hospitals have stepped up to the plate to provide some of the most innovative advances in treatment in an effort to provide patients with better care and better results. Beyond better treatment, the impact of healthcare on Arizona’s economy is undeniable. Twelve of the 50 biggest employers… Read More →

Lisa Sanchez: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Lisa Sanchez, COO, The CORE Institute Sanchez is COO of national clinic operations for The CORE Institute, which showed 40 percent growth for the first quarter of 2015. Greatest accomplishment: “I spent a year in Michigan integrating and rapidly growing our new Orthopedic practice including on-boarding several new providers and opening two new centers.” Childhood aspiration: “I… Read More →

AzHHA CEO sees encouraging trends in Arizona healthcare

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When he arrived in Arizona in 2013, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association President and CEO Greg Vigdor brought more than 30 years of experience in the evolving and ever-changing healthcare industry. With two years in Arizona under his belt, Az Business magazine sat down with Vigdor to hear his thoughts on industry trends and challenges,… Read More →

Big crowd honors Arizona’s Most Influential Women

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A crowd of nearly 500 people packed Chateau Luxe in Phoenix Thursday night to honor Az Business and AZRE magazines’ Most Influential Women in Arizona Business. “The Most Influential Women issue of both magazines is easily our most popular issue of the year,”said AZ Big Media  Publisher Cheryl Green. “This year, we had more than 2,000 women… Read More →

Lynne King Smith is the Valley’s ticket queen

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In 2010, Brad Smith did what a lot of entrepreneurs cannot do: he made his wife CEO of TicketForce, the Mesa-based company the couple co-founded in 2003. “He felt that my planning and forecasting skills were what we needed to take the company to the next level,” said Lynne King Smith. The move worked. Over… Read More →

Patricia Rourke: Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Patricia Rourke, market president, Bankers Trust Rourke began her banking career in Iowa. She joined Bankers Trust in 1983, and moved to Arizona in 2007 to serve as Phoenix market president. Greatest accomplishment: “Growing the Bankers Trust brand and learning a completely new market has been my greatest accomplishment.” Childhood aspiration: “Growing up I planned to… Read More →

Suzanne Pfister: Most Influential Women

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Suzanne Pfister, president and CEO, St. Luke’s Health Initiative Pfister led programs in state and regional government, was a partner in two small businesses, served as an executive at Dignity Health and now heads SLHI’s $120 million public foundation. Greatest accomplishment: “Continuing the legacy of service that my family started four generations ago in Arizona.” Childhood… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Coppersmith Brockelman attorneys

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Coppersmith Brockelman, a business law firm in Phoenix, has announced that 11 of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized as 2016 Best Lawyers®. Among the honorees, James Belanger was also named “Lawyer of the Year” for the criminal defense-white collar practice area in Phoenix, and Kent Brockelman was awarded this designation in employment law-management. Now in its… Read More →