AZ Business Magazine Archives

Taylor Morrison awarded Most Trusted Homebuilder in U.S.

Taylor Morrison

Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE: TMHC), has been recognized as America’s Most Trusted Home Builder by Lifestory Research. This is the second consecutive year Taylor Morrison has been granted the award, which is based on the opinions of more than 31,000 home shoppers actively looking for a new home in the top housing markets in the United… Read More →

How has Phoenix lost its ‘low-cost alternative’ label?

Copyright: f11photo / 123RF Stock Photo
by in AZ Business Magazine

For a long time, Phoenix was touted as the low-cost alternative for companies looking to relocate or expand. While Metro Phoenix still competes heavily on cost as an advantage, the Valley offers so much more value to companies – a skilled workforce, strong communities, public-private partnerships, the leading university for innovation for two years in… Read More →

Maracay Homes building 2 LEED neighborhoods in East Valley

5 Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades

Home developers will be building two upcoming Gilbert and Chandler neighborhoods with plans to have both communities LEED Certified with the U.S. Green Building Council. Maracay Homes is building and registering all of the homes at the Preserve at Adora Trails in Gilbert and Hawthorn Manor in Chandler with the goal of having the homes LEED certified. The U.S.… Read More →

Trouble sleeping? Don’t let it persist

Copyright: ocusfocus / 123RF Stock Photo
by in AZ Business Magazine

A person’s sleep, or lack thereof, can be affecting them more seriously than realized. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 35 percent of U.S. adults do not get enough sleep, but Arizona sleep experts are finding new methods to help people rest. Local mattress guru Wes Harrington, CEO and co-founder of Bed DRS,… Read More →

Audio visual company relocates to Chandler

audio visual company

Marx Productions Inc., an audio visual company that specializes in planning conventions, concerts, large meetings and special events, is relocating its operations from Phoenix to Chandler after the purchase of a building near the Stellar Airpark. Marx Productions Inc. recently purchased a 27,000 square foot building adjacent to Stellar Airpark and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway at 4151 W. Lindbergh Way… Read More →

Glendale firefighter to cook for charity

Copyright: splinex / 123RF Stock Photo

Thirteenorth Grille will host its monthly Charity Guest Chef Night on Jan. 29 with a Glendale firefighter heating up the kitchen. The event benefits Glendale Fire Charities and Local 493 United Phoenix Firefighter Charities. It is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29, for 5 to 9 p.m. at Thirteenorth Grille, 1301 E. Northern Ave. Cost is… Read More →

Scottsdale-based Envoy America expands into 2nd market

Envoy America

Scottsdale-based Envoy America, a ride-sharing program for seniors, is expanding into Tucson as its second market, with other markets being considered in future months. Cindy Hartin will serve as senior vice president of Operations for Envoy America – Tucson. Envoy America provides door-to-door service for its riders by having drivers help passengers to the door during a drop-off. Each driver is 50+ in… Read More →

Western mayors talk water conservation, stay mum on drought allotments

Water conservation
by in AZ Business Magazine | Green

Nearly a dozen Western mayors gathered Wednesday to discuss anything and everything “water” except the region’s drought contingency plan – what Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” Stanton, speaking after a panel on the issue at the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting here, said the federal contingency plan is under… Read More →

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital hosts heart event for women

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital

Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital will host Go Red for Women, a free community event to raise awareness about women and heart disease on Feb. 3. Go Red for Women raises awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year, said Cindy Roberts, a registered nurse who is organizing the Go… Read More →

Nominations open for 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards

Doctor, Vacancy

Nominations are now open for Az Business magazine’s 2017 Healthcare Leadership Awards. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 24. Once again, Az Business magazine is celebrating the best of the medical industry in Arizona with its 10th Annual Healthcare Leadership Awards. Arizona is home to many influential healthcare leaders, innovators, researchers and advocates who make healthcare in Arizona… Read More →

Hughes Federal Credit Union reaches $1 billion in assets

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Tucson-based Hughes Federal Credit Union has doubled its assets and membership since the recession seven years ago, after reaching $1 billion in assets and 106,000 members, according to an announcement. “To put our growth in perspective, the Credit Union’s assets grew 20 percent in 2016 or one-fifth our size in one year,” said John Sansbury, chairman… Read More →

Former FBI agents added to WGM cyber/forensic team

cyberbullying

Scottsdale-based technology firm WGM added two former FBI agents to its fraud and cyber protection services team. Michael McAndrews recently joined WGM as its director of Network Security Services and Jeffrey D. Evans joins as its senior Forensic Consultant. McAndrews worked as a special agent at the FBI, investigating computer crimes including intrusions, Internet fraud and… Read More →

Arizona takes steps toward embracing sharing economy

sharing economy
by in AZ Business Magazine | Tech

This January, Arizona has taken two major steps toward embracing the peer-to-peer “sharing economy”. First, on January 1, 2017 a new law took effect which, among other things, prohibits municipalities and cities from banning people from listing short-term rentals on sites like Airbnb and VRBO. Second, the Arizona Department of Revenue began a partnership with… Read More →

AAED to examine self-driving cars

Waymo

The impact of self-driving cars and other vehicle technologies on Arizona will be examined at the Arizona Association for Economic Development‘s (AAED) February luncheon. Speakers will discuss self-driving cars, and new transportation partners that are operating in the state, as well as Arizona taking the charge with these emerging technologies. The luncheon, on Feb. 14… Read More →