AZ Business Magazine Archives

Kids compete to make the world a better place

Kids compete
by in AZ Business Magazine | Education

When faced with the problem of cleaning up a polluted petrochemical site in Ecuador, a team of urban planners from Arizona turned to “microbial degradation” and “phytoremediation” to biologically break down pollutants on the site. A team of urban planners who are still in middle school. The Veritas Homeschoolers were in Washington this week to… Read More →

Phoenix sets ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goal

Air Quality

The Phoenix City Council this week unanimously approved an ambitious new goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 percent within its own operations by 2025. The City Council took action after hearing an update on the city’s progress towards its long term goal of becoming a carbon-neutral city.   “Phoenix has authored one of… Read More →

Gov. Doug Ducey hopes feds cede power to states

Ducey
by in AZ Business Magazine | Politics

Gov. Doug Ducey joined other Republican governors who told an appreciative crowd of conservatives Thursday that the Trump administration presents a chance for state and local officials to take the reins back from the federal government. Ducey joined Republican Govs. Matt Bevin of Kentucky, Sam Brownback of Kansas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin to tell… Read More →

Hispanic-focused tech business wins PHX Startup Week competition

PHX Startup Week
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

A Hispanic-focused software company beat out nine other local startups on Wednesday to win a $50,000 investment in the first Street Pitch event as part of PHX Startup Week. The competition shut down a portion of Central Avenue in downtown Phoenix. OYE! Business Intelligence, a software company that focuses on Hispanic customer conversations, assists companies… Read More →

UA becomes 1st Adobe Creative campus in the West

Adobe

The University of Arizona entered an agreement with Adobe to provide its student body the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud software, making the institution the company’s first West Coast Adobe Creative Campus. With this agreement Adobe will make a $100,000 gift to the UA to support a planned student success district that will encompass… Read More →

Az Business names winners of 2017 Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards

Industry Leaders of Arizona

On Thursday evening, business leaders from across Arizona gathered at the Camelback Golf Club for the Industry Leaders of Arizona Awards. “Henry Kissinger once said the task of being a leader is figuring out how to get from where you are to where you have never been,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “Tonight,… Read More →

Report: Businesses feel better about U.S. economy

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Executives from midsize and small businesses feel dramatically better about the U.S. economy than a year ago, according to the 2017 JPMorgan Chase & Co. Business Leaders Outlook report released Wednesday. Middle market executives are twice as optimistic – 80 percent, up from 39 percent – about the U.S. economy than they were last year. Also, 62… Read More →

Legislator wants to add computer coding to Arizona’s schools

computer coding
by in AZ Business Magazine | Education | Tech

Recognize this language? ¿Cual es su nombre? How about this one? { console.log(“Name: “ + myString); } The first one is Spanish. The next, although those are English words, is JavaScript, a computer language. Computers are everywhere, from microwaves to phones, from cars to the international space station. They may have different functions, but they… Read More →

Orb Health moves into Monroe Building with expansion plans

health,informatics

A new Phoenix-based health IT startup has joined the mix of technology firms and startup companies that call Downtown Phoenix’s 111 Monroe Building “home.” Orb Health is one of the fastest growing disruptive healthcare technology companies in the industry and will open a new 6,000 square ft headquarters in the building with plans to double… Read More →

Industry Leaders of Arizona: Willmeng Construction

Photo courtesy of Willmeng Construction
by in AZ Business Magazine

Leadership: James Murphy, president and CEO Website: willmeng.com What it does: A shell and tenant improvement general contractor. How it leads: A recent survey showed that Willmeng’s emphasis on putting relationships first while being accountable for decisions were primary factors in clients’ decisions to continue to do business with Willmeng year after year. In the… Read More →

SRP offers new way for customers to support green energy

green-pic

Salt River Project is offering a new, simple way for customers to green up their energy through solar and other renewable energy sources via the SRP EarthWise Energy program. The program is attractive to customers who want to go green, but may not have the option to actually install solar systems on their homes or… Read More →

Colleen’s Dream helps TGen cancer research

Nicole Cundiff, CEO and co-founder of Colleen’s Dream Foundation.

Colleen’s Dream Foundation, a Scottsdale-based nonprofit, today announced a $30,000 grant to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to research new ways of treating ovarian cancer. The grant will help fund research that builds on TGen’s discovery that mutations in a gene known as SMARCA4 drive a specific type of extremely aggressive ovarian cancer —… Read More →

AFR Wholesale opens 1st regional office in Scottsdale

AFR

AFR Wholesale, a division of American Financial Resources, Inc., announced the opening of its first regional office, located in Scottsdale. AFR Wholesale, the wholesale/correspondent division of American Financial Resources, Inc., serves a nationwide network of more than 1,000 wholesale/correspondent brokers making it one of the largest providers of these services in the country. AFR Wholesale… Read More →

Impact Players: Arizona’s tourism industry pumps up economy

The official Final Four Phoenix 2017 logo on the podium at the Phoenix Convention Center on Jan. 25, 2017. (Photo by Nicole Praga/Cronkite News)
by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

November 29, 2016 was a significant day for the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA). Why? Take a seat – or jump out of one – this is good. On that chilly day in Tempe (by Arizona standards), an industry analysis by Oxford Economics revealed that in 2015, 42.1 million people enjoyed overnight accommodations in… Read More →