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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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

AZ Big Media gives almost $17K to Make-A-Wish

Bradley Nynalek of Quarles & Brady; Paul Hickman, president and CEO of Arizona Bankers Association; Elizabeth Reich, CEO of Make-A-Wish Arizona; AZ Big Media Editor in Chief Michael Gossie; and AZ Big Media CEO Mike Atkinson.

AZ Big Media and the Arizona Bankers Association have teamed up to make wishes come true. The media company, which publishes Az Business magazine, AZRE, Ranking Arizona and five other Arizona-based publications, created Bankers Care, in which it donated a portion of all bank-related advertising revenue to Make-A-Wish Arizona. The Arizona Bankers Association is featured… Read More →

Arizona Business Magazine Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

AZ Big Media 25 years

An important lesson in the launch of any business or new product is to learn everything you can about your target consumer, and that’s exactly what Mike Atkinson did when he bought the Office Guide to Phoenix 25 years ago. He approached leaders in the community in such industries as health care and law, and… Read More →