AZ Business Magazine Archives

Callahan Joins Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as Partner


Jones, Skelton & Hochuli announced that Charles M. Callahan has joined the firm as a Partner. Mr. Callahan has over 20 years of experience and focuses his practice on professional and personal liability defense, and bad faith/insurance coverage litigation. “I am very excited for the opportunity to bring my practice and experience to one of… Read More →

2014 ACC Awards


Az Business is recognizing the vital role that in-house counsel plays in business with the Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. The 2014 finalists and winners were honored at a reception on Thursday, January 16 at the Ritz Carlton, Phoenix. The 2014 ACC awards winners are: Public Company of the Year John Pons, Cole Real Estate Investments… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine November/December 2013


AZ Business Magazine November/December 2013 Didn’t See It Coming! Like an increasing number of people, I was the victim of cyber crime. And, like most people, I thought I did everything right to protect myself from becoming a victim. I never clicked on links from suspicious emails. I created complicated passwords that I changed frequently.… Read More →

CFO of the Year Awards 2013

CFO of the Year Awards
November 7, 2013 by in AZ Business Magazine | Blogs

The CFO of the Year Awards are given to professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. This program provides many benefits to the business community by highlighting the important roles that financial executives play within the region. In addition to the awards, a special report was published in the November issue… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine July/August 2013


AZ Business Magazine July/August 2013 Lenore Grobstein: 1944-2013 It’s fitting that in this issue of Az Business magazine, where we profile the “50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” we also remember a dynamic colleague who influenced everyone at AZ Big Media, which publishes this magazine and seven others. Lenore Grobstein, who passed away on… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine May/June 2013


AZ Business Magazine May/June 2013 Good economic news abounds This is one of those issues of Az Business magazine that was really fun to put together because it’s brimming with positive economic news. We learn in the residential real estate outlook — that runs in conjunction with the announcement of the winners of the Arizona… Read More →

AREA Awards 2013 Winners and Finalists


The Arizona Real Estate Achievement (AREA) Awards — selected by a panel of industry experts — honor the state’s best and brightest real estate companies, real estate agents, real estate brokers, mortgage companies, bankers, home builders, individuals who give back to the community, and those in the real estate business whose careers have left an… Read More →

2013 Foodist Awards Winners

Foodist Awards

The best, brightest and most innovative in the dining industry earn honors The Arizona Restaurant Association’s (ARA) quest to find the culinary standard-bearers that embody the pursuit and the achievement of excellence in Arizona’s food scene resulted in the first winners of the Foodist Awards. The official awards of the ARA showcase the restaurants, companies and talented people that are… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2013

Best of the Best Awards

On April 11, the 2013 Best of the Best Awards celebration was held at The Venue Scottsdale where Ranking Arizona recognized the companies that Arizona’s public ranked as their favorites to do business with. Congratulations to the 2013 Ranking Arizona Platinum Hall of Fame inductees: RAZZ’S RESTAURANT Category: Best fusion/eclectic restaurant Principal: Razz Kamnitzer, executive chef… Read More →

AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013


AZ Business Magazine March/April 2013 Economy has a Latin flavor There is no denying the strong Hispanic influence on the Valley. From the food we eat to the bilingual billboards on our highways, the impact is undeniable. But where the impact is growing in importance is on the economy of Arizona. Consider these facts from… Read More →

2013 Healthcare Leadership Awards Winners

HCLA 2013

They are the people we turn to when we need them the most. They help heal our wounds. They mend our children. They have the ability to create happy endings for tragic stories. They impact the communities they serve in ways that few other professions can. They are healthcare leaders. The editorial department of Az Business magazine scrutinized hundreds of nominations before deciding… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Executive

HCLA 2013

WINNER LAURA ROBERTSON Banner Heart Hospital/Banner Baywood Medical Center Robertson’s leadership has been pivotal in the successful planning and implementation of several key projects designed to enhance patient care and service. These include full implementation of the electronic medical record; a fully-operational electronic intensive care unit; and a cardiac robotic program. Robertson has also helped plan and manage several expansion projects at Banner Heart Hospital to… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Surgeon

HCLA 2013

WINNER DR. JOHN NIGRO Phoenix Children’s Hospital In the last year, Nigro and his team at Phoenix Children’s Hospital have performed 11 successful pediatric heart transplants. Prior to founding the comprehensive pediatric program at Phoenix Children’s, a large percentage of pediatric transplants were going to out-of-state facilities, putting a huge emotional and economic burden on families and stress on healthcare plans. A collaboration Nigro negotiated with… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Volunteer Of The Year

HCLA 2013

WINNER MARIANNE TETLOW The Diabetes Coach Marianne Tetlow was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 12 and knows first-hand the ongoing emotional struggles and challenges a person with diabetes faces. As a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association, Tetlow is co-chair of the Youth Ambassador and Youth Leadership Council, hosted the Youth Zone at the organization’s Diabetes Health Fair, and offers mentoring services to… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Insurance Provider

HCLA 2013

WINNER BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF ARIZONA BCBSAZ’s mission is to provide the best value in health insurance and improve the quality of life for Arizonans. Its vision is to be recognized as Arizona’s trusted and effective health insurance leader, operating as an independent, not-for-profit, local Blue Cross Blue Shield plan. The company continues to distinguish itself, expanding upon the Walk On! program to incorporate 5-2-1-0 — a formula to help… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Special Achievement

HCLA 2013

WINNERS FRANK CAPUTO Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center Looking to improve the quality of produce available to CTCA’s kitchen, CTCA Executive Chef Caputo helped develop an on-site organic farm. After extensive research, Caputo forged a relationship with McClendon’s Select Organic Farms to convert an existing cotton field on the property to a certified organic farm. CTCA is the first cancer center in the… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Physician

HCLA 2013

WINNER DR. WALTER QUAN Cancer Treatment Centers of America — Western Regional Medical Center Quan, chief of medical oncology at CTCA, shows his commitment  to excellence through the unique treatment options he makes available to his patients. Quan has adapted the administrative schedule for the melanoma treatment Interleukin-2 (IL-2) to make it available to CTCA patients on an outpatient basis. Due to his efforts, CTCA… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Healthcare Manager

HCLA 2013

WINNER DANIEL KESSLER Southwest Human Development Kessler has always been ahead of his time as a leader in healthcare  for children with developmental and behavioral challenges. There has been a lot of recent interest in integrating medical and mental healthcare, but Kessler developed Southwest Human Development’s Children’s Development Center nearly two years ago, spearheading  a team of pediatric professionals who work together as an… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Researcher

HCLA 2013

WINNER DR. ROBERT KUSKE Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists Kuske is the pioneer of breast brachytherapy, a five-day radiation therapy alternative for women with early stage breast cancer. Brachytherapy, or partial breast irradiation, has been studied by Kuske since 1991 as a treatment method after lumpectomy. He’s co-principal investigator in the largest breast cancer radiation trial in history, testing six-week whole breast radiation versus brachytherapy. Kuske is… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Dentist

HCLA 2013

WINNER DR. REED H. DAY Oral & Facial Surgery Center PLC Oral and maxillofacial surgery includes the diagnosis, surgical and related treatment of diseases, injury and defects involving both the functional and esthetic aspects of the hard and soft tissues of the head, mouth, gums, jaws and neck. Day offers the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as complex jaw and… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Community Outreach

HCLA 2013

WINNER SHAKIRA SMALL AND RAMIRO CAMARILLO Magellan Health Services As community development managers, Small and Camarillo are helping to break down the stigma associated with mental health and substance abuse issues, especially among traditionally under-served populations, such as the Hispanic and African-American communities. They often volunteer on weekends and holidays to educate and bring information and resources to our community. Visit any health fair or community event,… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Educational Program

HCLA 2013

WINNER KATHLEEN GOEPPINGER Midwestern University Under Goeppinger’s leadership, Midwestern University’s Glendale campus has become the state’s  largest and most comprehensive university for health professionals, as well as a significant economic engine in the West Valley, as evidenced by WESTMARC, which awarded the university its economic engine award in 2012 for its outstanding contribution to the West Valley’s economy. In addition, Goeppinger extensive involvement in civic affairs helps… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Hospital

HCLA 2013

WINNER CHANDLER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Chandler, which opened as a 40-bed facility in 1961, has evolved into a 243-bed acute-care provider of emergency care, maternal child services, cardiovascular services, neurological services, wound healing, cancer treatment, and diagnostic services. It boasts more than 2,000 employees and more that 800 physicians who practice all major specialities. In 2013, Chandler Regional earned the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence from Healthgrades, a leading provider… Read More →

HCLA 2013: Lifetime Achievement Award

HCLA 2013

BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE As one of the world’s most-renowned medical facilities celebrates its 50th anniversary, surgeons at Barrow Neurological Institute are convinced their work is becoming so advanced they could put themselves out of business in the next half century. Ranked among the Top 10 hospitals in the nation for neurology and neurosurgery, Barrow has attracted royalty, rock stars, business moguls… Read More →