AZ Business Magazine Archives

Arizona Lottery Unveils New Logo

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The Arizona Lottery announced today a new logo, refreshing the 33-year-old brand with a redesigned logo and new look aimed to excite players now and in the future. The new logo features a modern take and contemporary style, conveying the fun and entertaining qualities of the brand. In-depth research and analysis of how and why… Read More →

Do’s and Don’ts of Spending Money Outside of U.S.

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Just last month, I took a ten-day business trip to Australia. I was eager to see the sights and spend time doing business in a beautiful landscape, but I also wanted to be smart about my money while abroad. To make sure that I wouldn’t overpay for my business and personal expenses on this trip,… Read More →

Phoenix Regional Sports Commission changes name

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Phoenix Regional Sports Commission Executive Director Alan Young announced today a new name for the organization that promotes and operates amateur sporting events in Arizona.  The organization will now be known as the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission. “Our mission is to enhance our communities through sports,” said Board Chairman Kemp Ellis.  “We feel that… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Launches Privacy and Security Blog

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The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, which has three offices across Arizona in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, today announced that the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Team has launched Safe & Sound, a blog that provides a practical, business-focused discussion of the legal issues relating to the privacy and security of a… Read More →

DLA Prepares attendees for Cultural Transformation

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An outstanding lineup of speakers and topics will headline the 13th Annual Diversity Leadership Alliance conference, set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, November 7, at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown. Speakers Jermaine Davis, April Lewis, Carol French, Mesha Mott, and Meleika Wadley will lead engaging workshops catering to a diverse and multigenerational crowd.  Featured… Read More →

Freeport-McMoRan grant empowers women

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Experience Matters, an organization that is creating a stronger, more vibrant community by connecting the skill and passion of experienced adults with nonprofits that need their help, announced today it has received a grant of $60,000 from Freeport-McMoRan. The grant, which will be matched by local resources for a total value of $120,000, will be… Read More →

GCU considers return to nonprofit status

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Grand Canyon University announced Wednesday that its Board of Directors has formed a committee of independent directors to explore strategic alternatives to its investment-based business model, including a return to the nonprofit status it held from 1949 to 2004. In particular, the Board chose to form the committee after the university’s management expressed a desire… Read More →

Abrazo recognized for patient safety

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Abrazo Health’s Arrowhead, Maryvale, Paradise Valley and West Valley hospitals received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services. The Leapfrog Group Hospital Safety Score is a rating system designed to give consumers information they can use to make healthcare decisions for… Read More →

Super Bowl Committee aims to reach Hispanics

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Urias Communications, a full service multicultural advertising and public relations agency was named Hispanic agency of record for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee. Urias Communications will be responsible for advertising, public relations and community engagement within Hispanic and other multicultural markets leading up to Super Bowl XLIX – 2015 in Arizona on February 1,… Read More →

Gallagher & Kennedy earns distinction

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The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced today that it has been named a “Highly Recommended Arizona Litigation Firm” in the 2015 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys. In addition, six Gallagher & Kennedy shareholders have been named 2015 “Local Litigation Stars” in the rankings. Gallagher… Read More →

7 Reasons to Bite Your Tongue in the Office

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Diane Gottsman is a national modern manners and etiquette expert, sought out industry leader, accomplished speaker, author and the owner of The Protocol School of Texas. Here are some of Gottsman’s tips and reminders to follow while you’re at work to keep your reputation intact and to avoid any turmoil with your peers: 1. You… Read More →

Arizona drops from Top 10 for job growth

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We’re still slowly recovering from the staggering loss of jobs during the Great Recession, but some cities and states are rebounding faster than others. The job-growth numbers for the first three quarters of 2014 are now out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings… Read More →

Fiesta Bowl gets Vizio as new title sponsor

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The Fiesta Bowl, one of the bowls that is part of the new College Football Playoff rotation, has a new title sponsor, according to ESPN.com’s Brett McMurphy. Electronics giant Vizio will sponsor the Fiesta Bowl. Vizio had sponsored the Rose Bowl for the previous four seasons. For the past 18 years, Tostitos had sponsored the… Read More →

Ventana Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award

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The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will bestow upon Ventana Medical Systems Inc. a 2014 Manufacturing Excellence Award. Vice President of the AME Manufacturing Excellence Awards Council Michael Bremer will visit Ventana on Oct. 29 to present the award. The company will officially be honored during the 2014 AME International Excellence Inside Conference, Nov. 10-14… Read More →