AZ Big Media » AZ Business Magazine http://azbigmedia.com Intelligent. In-depth. Innovative. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:52:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 New Level 1 Trauma Center opens in West Valley http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/level-1-trauma-center-opens-west-valley http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/level-1-trauma-center-opens-west-valley#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:07 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73559 New Level 1 Trauma Center opens in West Valley

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, announced that West Valley Hospital has earned a state designation as a Level 1 Trauma Center, which is the highest status attainable. As a result, the Level 1 Trauma Center at West Valley Hospital is officially open to the public beginning today. The Level… Read More →

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Dos and Don’ts when Paying for College http://azbigmedia.com/ab/columnists/dos-donts-paying-college http://azbigmedia.com/ab/columnists/dos-donts-paying-college#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:46:16 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73537 Dos and Don’ts when Paying for College

Back to school specials are about to take over our shopping experiences once again, but for many high school students, this is also the time to start shopping for college. It takes more than clipping out a coupon to make sure you get a good deal. To many, it can seem so intimidating that many… Read More →

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G&K Shareholder leads Hance Park Conservancy http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/gk-shareholder-leads-hance-park-conservancy http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/gk-shareholder-leads-hance-park-conservancy#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:39:44 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73534 G&K Shareholder leads Hance Park Conservancy

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder William F. Allison has been elected as executive vice president of Hance Park Conservancy. Hance Park Conservancy is an organization of stakeholders, cultural institutions, businesses and individuals working in collaboration with the City of Phoenix to produce and implement a redevelopment plan for Margaret T.… Read More →

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Internet speeds double for Cox customers http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/internet-speeds-double-cox-customers http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/internet-speeds-double-cox-customers#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:29:47 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73532 Internet speeds double for Cox customers

Cox Communications announced that said it will continue its commitment to customers by doubling the speeds on two of its most popular packages of Internet service for all customers this year. These speed increases will make multiple devices running simultaneously in the home a quicker experience. * Cox High Speed Internet Preferred level will increase… Read More →

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Most High-Net Worth Arizonans Enjoy Hobby Investing http://azbigmedia.com/ab/highnet-worth-arizonans-enjoy-hobby-investing http://azbigmedia.com/ab/highnet-worth-arizonans-enjoy-hobby-investing#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:22:47 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73529 Most High-Net Worth Arizonans Enjoy Hobby Investing

BMO Private Bank today released the results of a study on high-net worth Arizonans (those with at least $1 million in investable assets) and hobby (or passion) investing. The study, the fifth and last in a series by BMO Private Bank examining trends among the affluent, found that half of the state’s wealthy engage in… Read More →

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BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/bcbsaz-supports-mount-graham-safe-house http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/bcbsaz-supports-mount-graham-safe-house#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:15:46 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73527 BCBSAZ supports Mount Graham Safe House

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) continues its 75th anniversary statewide outreach campaign, “Arizonans First. Always.” in Graham and Greenlee Counties with essential program funding to Mount Graham Safe House and Greenlee County Library System. Mount Graham Safe House is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing 24-hour emergency and ongoing services for domestic violence… Read More →

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Fox Creek Extends ‘Leaseback’ Option http://azbigmedia.com/ab/leaseback-option-extended-fox-creek http://azbigmedia.com/ab/leaseback-option-extended-fox-creek#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:20:33 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73275 Fox Creek Extends ‘Leaseback’ Option

As construction officially commences at The Ridge, Brookfield Communities’ newest neighborhood at its Fox Creek development along the Colorado River in Bullhead City, a few select homebuyers will be able to participate in a unique “leaseback” program. Here’s how it works: Brookfield sells a home to an individual buyer who agrees to leaseback the home… Read More →

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Desert Schools Promotes Meshey to President http://azbigmedia.com/ab/desert-schools-promotes-meshey-president http://azbigmedia.com/ab/desert-schools-promotes-meshey-president#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:02:23 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73228 Desert Schools Promotes Meshey to President

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union has announced the appointment of the organization’s new president, Jeff Meshey. Desert Schools’ current CEO and President, Susan Frank, will retain the title of CEO and remain in the foremost executive leadership position. A former senior executive vice president and veteran of Desert Schools, Meshey assumes the role following 20… Read More →

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SRP Ranked No. 1 in Performance by J.D. Power http://azbigmedia.com/ab/srp-ranked-1-performance-jd-power http://azbigmedia.com/ab/srp-ranked-1-performance-jd-power#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:57:13 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73226 SRP Ranked No. 1 in Performance by J.D. Power

Salt River Project’s electric customers continue to give SRP higher marks for customer satisfaction, according to a report issued today by J.D. Power. With an increase of 21 performance points from a year ago, SRP ranks highest for residential electric service in the western United States among Large electric utilities for the 13th consecutive year.… Read More →

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G&K Shareholder Joins AzAJ Board http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/gk-shareholder-joins-azaj-board http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/gk-shareholder-joins-azaj-board#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:47:54 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73223 G&K Shareholder Joins AzAJ Board

The law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy announced that shareholder Lincoln Combs has been elected to serve on the board of directors of the Arizona Association for Justice, also known as the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (AzAJ/AzTLA). The Association is an organization of lawyers dedicated to preserving, protecting and promoting a fair and effective justice… Read More →

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What companies have the worst customer service? http://azbigmedia.com/ab/companies-worst-customer-service http://azbigmedia.com/ab/companies-worst-customer-service#comments Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:12:35 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73201 What companies have the worst customer service?

Ranker.com, a platform that produces thousands of crowdsourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected nearly 14,000 votes on what people think are the companies with the worst customer service. Nearly 5,000 votes were also collected on what people think are the most evil Internet companies. Here are the current rankings for both lists: Companies With… Read More →

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Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/asteroids-named-2-asu-faculty-members http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/asteroids-named-2-asu-faculty-members#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 21:12:41 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73168 Asteroids named for 2 ASU faculty members

Two Arizona State University professors can add an unusual honor to the long list of accolades they have received: An asteroid has been named after each of them. This “out-of-this-world” honor has been conferred on professors Phil Christensen and Dave Williams. The two planetary geologists, both faculty members in ASU’s School of Earth and Space… Read More →

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Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant http://azbigmedia.com/ab/workforce/goodwill-30k-grant-bank-america http://azbigmedia.com/ab/workforce/goodwill-30k-grant-bank-america#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:57:11 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73165 Goodwill gets $30K Bank of America grant

Goodwill of Central Arizona recently received a $30,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation that will provide funding to Goodwill’s Computer and Customer Service Training (CCST) program. The grant is part of the bank’s focus on supporting local workforce development programs. Goodwill of Central Arizona offers CCST training programs on-site at four (West… Read More →

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Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business http://azbigmedia.com/ab/small-biz/phoenix-top-5-city-small-business http://azbigmedia.com/ab/small-biz/phoenix-top-5-city-small-business#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:55:08 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73140 Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business

Phoenix is one of America’s top five cities for creating small business opportunities and opening doors for entrepreneurs according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The national organization cites “Phoenix’s rebounding economy, favorable climate and entrepreneurial culture” as elements that attract small business owners. NFIB specifically recognized the City Council’s recent steps to improve… Read More →

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Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan http://azbigmedia.com/ab/politics/glendale-supports-tribes-casino-plan http://azbigmedia.com/ab/politics/glendale-supports-tribes-casino-plan#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:39:54 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73054 Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan

The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s proposal to build a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to back the plan that the tribe projects will have a $300 million annual economic impact. The Tohono O’Odham has been pushing a proposal… Read More →

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Banner Alzheimer’s Institute partners with Novartis http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/banner-alzheimers-institute-partners-novartis http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/banner-alzheimers-institute-partners-novartis#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:52:16 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73032 Banner Alzheimer’s Institute partners with Novartis

Researchers from the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute (BAI) today announced a partnership with Novartis in a pioneering medical trial to determine whether two investigational anti-amyloid drugs—an active immunotherapy and an oral medication—can prevent or delay the emergence of symptoms of Alzheimer’s in people at particularly high risk for developing the disease at older ages. The five-year… Read More →

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Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit http://azbigmedia.com/ab/navajo-nation-plans-tribal-energy-summit http://azbigmedia.com/ab/navajo-nation-plans-tribal-energy-summit#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:32:38 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73049 Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit

The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an energy summit. The tribe’s Division of Natural Resources is sponsoring the summit to be held July 23-24 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff. Navajo President… Read More →

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5 P’s for Social Media Marketing Success http://azbigmedia.com/ab/5-ps-social-media-marketing-success http://azbigmedia.com/ab/5-ps-social-media-marketing-success#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:00:40 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=73036 5 P’s for Social Media Marketing Success

Small businesses and nonprofits face a different set of circumstances when it comes to social media marketing than their larger for-profit counterparts, namely, smaller budgets, fewer employees and a greater priority on traditional forms of marketing. For those charged with marketing, the biggest first step toward making social media an integral component of the plan… Read More →

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UA College of Medicine Accredited Through 2022 http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/ua-college-medicine-accredited-2022 http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/ua-college-medicine-accredited-2022#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:25:23 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72844 UA College of Medicine Accredited Through 2022

The medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, designed to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge, has earned accreditation through 2022, a full eight-year term. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation authority… Read More →

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Fisher & Phillips Updates FMLA Leave App http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/fisher-phillips-updates-fmla-leave-app http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/fisher-phillips-updates-fmla-leave-app#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:19:21 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72842 Fisher & Phillips Updates FMLA Leave App

Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has released Version 2 of its popular FMLA Leave Calculator App. The law firm has also added a web browser version of the app along with the iOS and Android versions. The earlier version of the app released last June has been downloaded more than 1,600 times and… Read More →

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TGen study finds origin of lung fungus http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/tgen-study-finds-origin-lung-fungus http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/tgen-study-finds-origin-lung-fungus#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:14:49 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72840 TGen study finds origin of lung fungus

Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global “public health vigilance,” according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was… Read More →

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Inilex Appoints Cichon as CTO; Promotes Ream http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/inilex-appoints-cichon-cto-promotes-ream http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/inilex-appoints-cichon-cto-promotes-ream#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:57:51 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72881 Inilex Appoints Cichon as CTO; Promotes Ream

Inilex, a leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions for vehicles, is strengthening its leadership team with the addition of Robert Cichon as the company’s new chief technology officer (CTO), and the promotion of Kelly Ream to director of training. Cichon joins as a seasoned technology veteran with more than 20 years of experience developing, implementing… Read More →

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UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/ua-shows-curcumin-effect-colon-cancer http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/ua-shows-curcumin-effect-colon-cancer#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:03:17 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72771 UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer

A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

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SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff http://azbigmedia.com/ab/green/srp-water-supply-good-sparse-2014-runoff http://azbigmedia.com/ab/green/srp-water-supply-good-sparse-2014-runoff#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:54:04 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72767 SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff

In case anyone missed it, the five-month 2014 winter runoff season finished quite a bit like the previous three January-through-May periods: DRY. In fact, this year’s five-month snowmelt season produced only 148,000 acre-feet _ the eighth-driest since Salt River Project has been keeping records for the last 116 years and the fourth consecutive year with… Read More →

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Goodnow Named To Lawyers of Color’s 2014 ‘Hot List’ http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/goodnow-named-lawyers-colors-2014-hot-list http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/goodnow-named-lawyers-colors-2014-hot-list#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:04:42 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72775 Goodnow Named To Lawyers of Color’s 2014 ‘Hot List’

Fennemore Craig, a leading Mountain West regional law firm, announced James Goodnow, a director in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the Lawyers of Color’s Second Annual “Hot List”, which recognizes early-to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys, and law firm associates and partners. “Fennemore Craig congratulates James Goodnow on… Read More →

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Expert offers advice on estate planning http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/expert-offers-advice-creating-estate-plan http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/expert-offers-advice-creating-estate-plan#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:44:49 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=71784 Expert offers advice on estate planning

Hope Leibsohn is an estate and tax planning attorney with Sherman & Howard. She has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of estate planning involving wills, trusts, charitable techniques, estate freezes, and other sophisticated wealth transfer strategies. Az Business got Leibsohn’s views on estate planning. Az Business: Who should have an estate… Read More →

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Bank of America Volunteers Help Students http://azbigmedia.com/ab/bank-america-volunteers-students http://azbigmedia.com/ab/bank-america-volunteers-students#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:22:24 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72755 Bank of America Volunteers Help Students

Nearly 1,100 Bank of America associates in the metro Phoenix area will be spending time helping school children prepare for the coming school year at the Back to School Clothing Drive. Volunteers will help in many areas, including as “personal shoppers” for the thousands of schoolchildren who will pass through Alhambra High School this week… Read More →

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Meritage Names Thrower South Region President http://azbigmedia.com/ab/meritage-names-thrower-south-region-president http://azbigmedia.com/ab/meritage-names-thrower-south-region-president#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:54:45 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72769 Meritage Names Thrower South Region President

Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced today that the company has created a new South Region to be based in Atlanta. Initially, the region will include Meritage’s recently acquired operations in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Atlanta and Greenville-Spartanburg markets to be added with the acquisition of Legendary Communities that was announced earlier this… Read More →

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Az Business Magazine July/August 2014 http://azbigmedia.com/ab/az-business-magazine-julyaugust-2014 http://azbigmedia.com/ab/az-business-magazine-julyaugust-2014#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 23:09:16 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72724 Az Business Magazine July/August 2014

THEY ARE WOMEN, HEAR THEM ROAR By most accounts, Arizona is a great state for women in business. While Arizona is ranked 15th among U.S. states and territories by population, it ranks 6th in terms of growth and economic clout among women-owned businesses, according to an American Express OPEN report. Arizona has about 137,600 women-owned… Read More →

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Innovators get boost from Arizona Commerce Authority http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/innovators-boost-arizona-commerce-authority http://azbigmedia.com/ab/tech/innovators-boost-arizona-commerce-authority#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:46:44 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72687 Innovators get boost from Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has selected 18 recipients for AZ Fast Grant, a highly competitive grant program that provides qualified Arizona-based, early stage technology companies with intensive training and technical assistance to help them commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs. “Early stage companies play a key role in developing innovations… Read More →

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Arizona MPI honors excellence with awards http://azbigmedia.com/travel/arizona-mpi-honors-excellence-awards http://azbigmedia.com/travel/arizona-mpi-honors-excellence-awards#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:00:19 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72553 Arizona MPI honors excellence with awards

The Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI) recently recognized its members who went above and beyond to volunteer for the chapter. Winners include: Rising Star Award presented to Troy Peters with Video West; James A. Fausel Student of the Year Award presented to Shelby Wray, ASU; Committee of the Year Award presented to… Read More →

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Snell & Wilmer Significantly Expands Environmental Group http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/snell-wilmer-significantly-expands-environmental-group http://azbigmedia.com/ab/legal/snell-wilmer-significantly-expands-environmental-group#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:52:28 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72565 Snell & Wilmer Significantly Expands Environmental Group

Snell & Wilmer announced the addition of seven attorneys and a policy advisor to the firm’s environmental and natural resources group in Phoenix. These additions significantly expand Snell & Wilmer’s existing practice group to over 40 attorneys across its multiple offices throughout the western United States. The group joins the firm from Polsinelli, where it… Read More →

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union hosts job fair July 12 http://azbigmedia.com/blogs/desert-schools-federal-credit-union-hosts-job-fair-july-12 http://azbigmedia.com/blogs/desert-schools-federal-credit-union-hosts-job-fair-july-12#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:51:50 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72549 Desert Schools Federal Credit Union hosts job fair July 12

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union is looking to hire 25 people through a job fair this Saturday, July 12 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at its Phoenix headquarters (148 N. 48th St.). Come prepared for an interview (e.g. bring a resume, dress for success). Here are three helpful tips from Az Business magazine on… Read More →

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Phoenix Housing Shortage Coming? http://azbigmedia.com/ab/economy/phoenix-housing-shortage-coming http://azbigmedia.com/ab/economy/phoenix-housing-shortage-coming#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:13:39 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72545 Phoenix Housing Shortage Coming?

The Phoenix area could soon see another shortage of homes for sale, like the one it endured from 2012 to 2013. According to a new report from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, very weak demand is masking the fact that relatively few homes are coming onto the market for… Read More →

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TGen teams up with Ceres Nanosciences http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/tgen-collaborate-ceres-nanosciences http://azbigmedia.com/ab/health-care/tgen-collaborate-ceres-nanosciences#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:46:39 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72530 TGen teams up with Ceres Nanosciences

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres) today announced a development collaboration to benefit patients with cancer, infectious diseases, and other life-threatening illnesses. TGen, at the heart of Phoenix’s Biomedical Campus, is recognized as a pioneer in studying genomics, or DNA, to uncover the underlying molecular causes of disease, as well… Read More →

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Arizona Commission on the Arts Awards $1.9M in Grants http://azbigmedia.com/ab/arizona-commission-arts-awards-19m-grants http://azbigmedia.com/ab/arizona-commission-arts-awards-19m-grants#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:39:16 +0000 http://azbigmedia.com/?p=72528 Arizona Commission on the Arts Awards $1.9M in Grants

The Arizona Commission on the Arts, an agency of the State of Arizona, announced 256 grants to nonprofit arts organizations, local arts agencies, schools and community organizations across the state of Arizona in the categories of Community Investment, Arts Learning and Festivals. In total, $1,874,910 was invested through the annual competitive grant review process for… Read More →

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