arizona business magazine Archives

‘Top Lawyer’ voting opens

by in Business News | Featured | Legal

Voting is now open for Arizona Business magazine’s “Top Lawyers List.” To vote, simply go here: Top Lawyers The 2013 list will run in both the March 2013 issue of Az Business magazine, as well as the 2013 edition of Ranking Arizona. You can vote for attorneys who were nominated in these categories: BANKING BANKRUPTCY/REORGANIZATION… Read More →

Upcoming Arizona Technology Council Events

Arizona Technology Council Upcoming Events
by in Events | Marketing | Tech

The Arizona Technology Council strives to connect all aspects of Arizona’s budding technological and business expansion. Producing over 100 events a year, the Arizona Technology Council is driven by its vicious ambition to network. Arizona is exponentially getting bigger and better and by hosting a wide array of events all over the state, the Arizona… Read More →

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories And Tips

10 Great Customer Service Success Stories - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Troy Hazard, author of the best-selling book “Future-Proofing Your Business”, offers these 10 tips for great customer service: 1. THE ANGRY CUSTOMER: In an argumentative situation, think of how you would feel in your customer’s shoes. Take time to consider his or her personality and position. The faster you start talking in your customer’s language,… Read More →

Dave Forman, Owner, PourMasters Professional Bartending Service

Dave Forman, Owner, PourMasters Professional Bartending Service - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

[stextbox id=”grey”]COMPANY: PourMasters TITLE: Owner WEB:[/stextbox] Dave Forman had a whopping two weeks of experience in bartending when he decided to launch his own professional bartending service, PourMasters, in January 1992. He had been working in management and sales, but after taking a two-week course in bartending, Forman was hooked.  “Bartending seemed like a… Read More →

New Master Planned Communities Seek To Bring Back Customers

Trilogy at Vistancia, solar homes - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

With the residential market suffering through the Tepid Economic Recovery, homebuilders are devising ways to bring customers back to their new Master Planned Communities. These days, the magic word Is “Green,” as in sustainable. But it also represents energy and money savings for homebuyers. In the Valley, Shea Homes launched its green initiative (Shea Green… Read More →

Arizona Places To See

Arizona Places to Visit - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2011

  1- Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Get your hands on more than 300 different exhibits, explore the planetarium and check out the latest film on its state-of-the-art, five-story theater screen. 2- Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern Indian history, from the earliest… Read More →

Internship Opportunity At AZNow.Biz

Intern Opportunity at AZ Big Media
by in Workforce

AZNow.Biz is looking for interns. AZNow.Biz is a web companion to Arizona Business Magazine, Arizona’s largest and most reputable bi-monthly business magazine. AZ Big Media, AZNow.Biz’s parent company, is expanding rapidly and looking to create several websites in the next few years, which makes it the perfect place to gain priceless experience. We are looking… Read More →

2010 CFO Of The Year Awards

2010 CFO Of The Year Awards
by in Events | Finance | Snapshot

The 4th annual CFO of the Year Awards ceremony took place on Nov. 4, at the Fairmont Scottsdale. The awards recognized 28 CFOs for their outstanding performances in their roles as corporate financial stewards. Four overall winners from the categories of private, small public and large public companies and nonprofit organization were recognized. The Arizona… Read More →

What Is The “Most Admired Companies” Award?

Arizona's Most Admired Companies Awards
by in Events | Workforce

Most Admired Companies Award is presented by Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ LLC! What is “Most Admired Companies”? Arizona’s Most Admired Companies is a new statewide awards program designed to recognize the contributions and impact all Arizona employers bring to our great state. This will become the most prestigious awards program in the state, as… Read More →

2010 Most Admired Companies Award Winners

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in AZ Business Magazine | Events

Arizona Business Magazine and BestCompaniesAZ are honored to unveil the winners of our inaugural Arizona’s Most Admired Companies Awards. With 43 winners, we think you’ll agree the awards selection committee has done an outstanding job in determining some of the most admired companies in our state.  Our primary goal in developing this program was to… Read More →

CEO Series: Ron Butler

ron butler in a white shirt with a red tie

Ron Butler Arizona Managing Partner Ernst & Young What were some of the challenges the professional services industry encountered during the recession and what are the challenges during this recovery period? Some of the early challenges we had, just like all companies, were reacting to change. And it wasn’t change that was gradual, it was… Read More →

East Valley Energy: Leaders In Business, Government And Education Are Working To Keep The Region Growing

People in lab coats working in a wet lab office environment

The East Valley has experienced unprecedented growth since 1980. With nearly 1.7 million residents and more than 54,000 businesses, community and business leaders alike are looking to the future to prepare for greater global competition. They also are working to sustain a strong and vital economy that will protect and preserve the quality of life… Read More →

Outgoing AzHHA Leader John Rivers Talks About The Past, Present And Future Of Health Care In Arizona

After more than 23 years as president and CEO of the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA), John Rivers announced he will be stepping down in January of next year. Arizona Business Magazine asked Rivers about his tenure at AzHHA and the challenges facing the health care system. How has the Valley and state’s health… Read More →

Awarding Sustainable Excellence

Valley Metro Light Rail
by in Blogs | Education | Events | Green

On Saturday, September 12th Valley Forward held its 29th Annual Environmental Excellence Awards Gala. With Fox 10 News’ Troy Hayden as master of ceremonies for the event, there was never a dull moment. Title sponsor SRP and Diane Brossart, president of Valley Forward, put together another spectacular celebration of sustainability. More than 150 nominations came… Read More →