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Wasabi Ventures’ VidFall moves to Arizona

Self-Service Technologies, Technology

Due to rapid market traction and user growth, VidFall founders Joel Robinson and Steve Messa are moving the company to Arizona in January 2016. The startup’s current home is in Manchester, NH, where it has been in incubation. The team has worked closely with Wasabi Ventures Managing Partner TK Kuegler and the venture capital firm’s… Read More →

UMB Bank ranks among nation’s top farm lenders

Shamrock Farms

The American Bankers Association recently released its Top 100 Farm Lenders by Dollar Volume for Q3 2015 and UMB Bank, a subsidiary of UMB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: UMBF), is ranked No. 33 on the list. The rankings are based off information from FDIC data in Q3 2015 and loans within the Agricultural and Farmland FRB Codes.… Read More →

Apache Railway poised for growth with new ownership

Growth expansion

The 98-year-old Apache Railway Company, a short-line railroad operating in Navajo County, Ariz., announced that it has been purchased by an entity formed by Aztec Land and Cattle Company Limited and related entities. The deal will enable the railway to see its centennial and beyond. The three-year effort to save the Apache began after the… Read More →

Tips to manage financial stress this holiday season

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The holidays should be a joyous time spent with friends and family; however, stressing over finances can put a damper on the fun. The holidays can be especially concerning for those who are unemployed or at risk of losing their jobs. “If you’re feeling anxious during the holiday season, the first thing you want to… Read More →

Scottsdale startup HealthiestYou secures $30M investment

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Arizona-based HealthiestYou (HY Holdings, Inc.), the nation’s leader in telehealth user engagement, announced a $30 million growth investment from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Frontier Capital. The company will use the investment for more aggressive sales and marketing efforts, technology enhancements and leadership to increase its share of the large and rapidly growing telehealth market. Over 4,000 employer groups… Read More →

FEI Arizona Chapter honors CFO of the Year winners

CFO of the Year

Nearly 500 people packed the Camelback Inn Thursday as the Arizona Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI) presented the 2015 CFO of the Year Awards. 2015 CFO Of The Year Awards The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards and highlights the important roles that financial… Read More →

Miller Russell Associates named to prestigious list

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Phoenix investment advisor and wealth manager Miller Russell Associates was recently ranked on the WealthManagement.com’s Top 100 RIAs of 2015 ranking. Miller Russell Associates was the only Arizona firm recognized on this esteemed list.  Miller Russell Associates is a registered investment advisory firm providing a full range of investment, wealth management, tax compliance and consulting… Read More →

Best practices to effectively utilize letters of credit

5 C's of Credit

In brief, a letter of credit is a document from a bank guaranteeing that a seller will receive full payment, as long as certain terms and conditions have been met. In the event that the seller is unable to cover the full payment the bank will put up the outstanding amount. A letter of credit… Read More →

Ranking Arizona® will get a new look for the 2016 edition

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The 19th edition of “Ranking Arizona®: The Best of Arizona Business” will feature a makeover of the editorial content to help readers learn more about their favorite Arizona-based businesses. “Historically, we have published traditional profiles of each company,” said AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “This year, we are going deeper. We are… Read More →

Meet Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015

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Each year, Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ chooses 40 companies as winners of Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. When developing the Most Admired Companies program, the primary goal of Az Business magazine and BestCompaniesAZ was to recognize those companies that excel in workplace culture, leadership, social responsibility, customer opinion and innovation. Here are Arizona’s Most Admired Companies of 2015: Alliance Residential Company Most… Read More →

FirstBank surpasses $1B in Arizona loan originations

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FirstBank Holding Company, a holding company with 16 banking locations throughout Arizona, announced the bank has surpassed $1 billion in loan originations since opening its first state branch in 2007. The loans are a mixture of commercial real estate, business, individual home loans and for non-profit organizations. To celebrate, all 16 FirstBank branches in Arizona will have… Read More →

Cynthia Walter: Most Influential Women

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Cynthia Walter, president, BAGNALL Cynthia Walter is the president of BAGNALL, an employee benefits and HR consulting firm, and one of the only female company presidents in the industry. Greatest accomplishment: “I’ve been a member of Vistage, an executive leadership program, since 2010. This involves a full day each month of strategic planning with other VP’s,… 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 →

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 →