AZ Big Media Archives

Vote now to decide FirstBank ‘Elevator Pitch’ winner


FirstBank, which has 17 banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan area, announced the five Arizona finalist companies of its the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” where it will award one Arizona-based winner with $20,000. The five companies are: Pinspiration Co+Hoots Brelby Theatre Company Cake Art Studio Nancy’s Jewelry and Clothing The public is invited… Read More →

WESTMARC honors winners of Best of the West Awards


WESTMARC, the Western Maricopa Coalition, honored West Valley individuals, businesses, and projects at the 23rd Annual Best of the West Awards held on November 5. Nearly 500 business and community leaders and elected officials from throughout the valley gathered in a celebration of the Best of the West. Dr. Marwan Sabbagh was presented with the West Valley Inspiration… Read More →

Erin Davis named associate editor of AZRE magazine

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AZ Big Media has named Erin Davis associate editor of AZRE: Arizona Commercial Real Estate Magazine. Davis, a graduate of Park University, has been published in a number of McClatchy Tribune (now Tribune Content Agency) publications, including, The Sacramento Bee, Livewell Nebraska, San Luis Obispo Tribune, The Kansas City Star, Sun Herald, The Idaho Statesman… Read More →

FirstBank launches ‘Elevator Pitch’ contest in Arizona

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FirstBank, which has multiple banking locations throughout the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, announced a new competition for businesses in Arizona. The competition, called the “FirstBank $20,000 Elevator Pitch Business Contest” will kick off on Tuesday, October 12 and, only a few weeks later, award one winner with $20,000, courtesy of the bank. Contest participants will be… Read More →

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


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 →

Ranking Arizona voting for 2016 ends tomorrow

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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 →

AZ Big Media newsletters get a fresh look


AZ Big Media’s e-newsletters have been given a new look. “We publish more than 300 news stories each month at,” 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 →

Ranking Arizona party celebrates state’s top companies


Hundreds of Arizona’s top business leaders descended onto The Venue Scottsdale Thursday for Ranking Arizona’s Best of the Best Bash. “This party tonight is to celebrate the nearly 2,000 companies that are featured in Ranking Arizona,” said Michael Gossie, editor in chief of AZ Big Media, which publishes Ranking Arizona. “You are the innovators. You… Read More →

Thousands attend AZ Big Media’s home, travel shows

Thousands of people got a chance to see the best home services, home products, home furnishings and travel opportunities in one place at WestWorld of Scottsdale. On March 28-29, AZ Big Media hosted the first Home Furnishing & Design Show and first Scottsdale Home & Travel Show under the same roof. The combination of the… Read More →

AZ Big Media starts social media merger


AZ Big Media is merging all of its social media accounts into one account for each social media platform to keep its readers better informed of the latest and most important business, real estate and lifestyle news. Currently, AA Big Media is maintaining separate Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts for each of its popular magazines, including Az Business, AZRE, Az… Read More →

Get free tickets for Home Furnishing & Design Show

The Home Furnishing & Design Show will debut March 28-29, 2015, at WestWorld of Scottsdale.

AZ Big Media is preparing to host Scottsdale’s biggest home furnishings and design show. “The Home Furnishing & Design Show will feature the very best Arizona has to offer,” said Mike Atkinson, president and CEO of AZ Big Media. “Homeowners are going to see the newest and highest-quality items, unique countertops and floors and meet… Read More →

People & Projects to Know nominations open Feb. 3, yanlev

AZRE magazine is dedicated to bringing the stories about innovative and outstanding real estate development to its readers in each issue. Every year, it shines a special spotlight on the industry leaders and superior developments in People & Projects to Know magazine. However, this issue will be a little different. Arizona’s commercial real estate industry… Read More →

AZ Big Media launches elite job board


To help aid in the surging job market and provide like-minded employers and employees with a direct link to each other, AZ Big Media has launched a free job board. “We wanted to provide the best businesses in Arizona with access to the most elite, business-minded employees in Arizona,” said Mike Atkinson, president and CEO… Read More →

AZ Big Media honors Az Business Leaders


The are the deal makers. They are the innovators. They are the movers and shakers. And on Thursday, AZ Big Media recognized almost 500 of the most influential business leaders in Arizona during a reception at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. The men and women recognized at the event were all featured… Read More →