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Former Intuit executive joins Infusionsoft

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Infusionsoft, creator of the leading sales and marketing software for small businesses, announced that former senior Intuit executive Terry Hicks has joined the company as chief product officer. In this newly-created position, Hicks will drive the company’s global product strategy, including product management, payments and business development. He will also oversee Infusionsoft’s Marketplace, which is composed… Read More →

Tips for telecommuters and their managers

123rf.com: Freddy Arenas

Is telecommuting an option that employers and job seekers should consider? Nationally recognized employment expert Fred Coon believes that American business will continue to migrate to a telecommuting business model as costs are significantly reduced, morale is much higher and, with proper quality systems and controls in place, the product is generally better. Coon has… Read More →

Jackie Wright becomes 1st female president of AZIMA

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The Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA) has announced that Jackie Wright has been elected as the first female president in the organization’s six-year history, along with 18 new board members. Wright will lead the association in AZIMA’s mission of facilitating the understanding and application of interactive marketing and best practices amongst valley marketing professionals. The… Read More →

TGen finds gene giving children appearance of aging

Krauss Honored For Science

Researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)have identified a genetic mutation associated with the appearance of premature aging and severe loss of body fat in children. TGen’s Center for Rare Childhood Disorders found that the appearance of premature aging, a neonatal form of Progeroid syndrome, in a 3-year-old girl was caused by a mutation… Read More →

Tech startup Allbound wins free office space

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Allbound, an innovative partner sales and marketing software startup founded by local entrepreneur Scott Salkin, has won six months of free office space at 111 W. Monroe. The company will share the newly renovated mid-century modern building with other entrepreneurial and innovative tenants like Uber, Cannon Design and Inspire Data Solutions. Allbound is set to open shop at… Read More →

Goodyear defense contractor gets Air Force research grant

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Prime Solutions Group, an aerospace and defense consulting contractor located at the West Valley Technology Center near the Phoenix-Goodyear Airport, has received a prestigious Small Business Innovative Research grant from the United States Air Force. Joseph Marvin, president of the 17-employee firm, said the Phase I grant is a major accomplishment that will allow his… Read More →

Marker Test Diagnostics will relocate to Chandler

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Marker Test Diagnostics, Inc., a leading international supplier to the drug testing industry, announced today that the company has completed a corporate relocation for its U.S. headquarters from Leesburg, Va. to Chandler. The move will centralize critical business functions and key members of the company’s senior management team, creating operational efficiencies for Marker Test and… Read More →

How can your company be No. 1 in Ranking Arizona?

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Everybody wants to be the best. In business, being the best can boost a company’s bottom line. Ranking Arizona lets Arizona companies prove they’re among the 10 best in their industries. Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business, which is published annually by AZ Big Media, is the result of largest business opinion poll taken in… Read More →

ASU offers free media literacy course

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Arizona State University has launched its first-ever free online course titled “Media LIT: Overcoming Information Overload,” designed to help students understand, analyze and create media. The open, digitally-enabled course is the first of its kind offered by a major journalism program, and features guest speakers like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, Wikipedia co-founder… Read More →

ACA announces spring Innovation Challenge winners

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The Spring 2015 round of the Arizona Innovation Challenge culminated today as the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) announced the six winning companies. These grant recipients represent early-stage Arizona companies that are creating innovative technological solutions with the potential for significant economic impact.  The Spring 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge Grant Recipients are: • CampusLogic – Gilbert, AZ… Read More →

Is your mobile app putting customers at risk?

123rf.com: bloomua

Mobile apps are becoming big business for businesses. Many bank customers now check their account balances or transfer funds through an app on their cell phones. Savvy retail shoppers can use a favorite store’s apps to learn about discounts, access coupons and find daily deals. “The apps for financial institutions and retailers are getting greater… Read More →

Technology, preparation can help prevent fraud

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Fraud can come in many forms, from counterfeit checks to stolen credit cards and trusted employees to savvy hackers. For businesses, fraudulent activity is always bad news. According to the Association for Financial Professionals’ (AFP) 2015 survey, 62 percent of companies were targets of payments fraud in 2014 with financial losses that ranged anywhere from… Read More →

Cox doubles internet speeds for Arizona customers

123rf.com: Tetiana Vitsenko

Cox Communications has announced that customers who subscribe to Cox High Speed Internet Ultimate will benefit from even faster speeds beginning in September.  This latest surge in maximum download speeds from 150 Mbps to 300 Mbps is the most recent in a series of speed increases in Arizona. Earlier this year, the company made the… Read More →

AZ Big Media newsletters get a fresh look

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AZ Big Media’s e-newsletters have been given a new look. “We publish more than 300 news stories each month at azbigmedia.com,” said Editor in Chief Michael Gossie. “We wanted our newsletters to reflect the breadth of coverage on the website, while giving busy business executives enough information to stay on top of the latest business… Read More →