Below you’ll find a listing of all of our past events. Check out the details for each and find out who went home a winner.

Past Events

Ranking Arizona 25th Anniversary Best of the Best Bash 2022

April 21, 2022 6:30 pm

Ranking Arizona is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary! It will be the biggest and best Ranking Arizona ever! Ranking Arizona VOTING CONTINUES through July 31, 2022 in categories: Advertising & Marketing, Business Services, Entertainment, Finance & Professional, Healthcare, Manufacturing & Technology, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Retail and Tourism. We will celebrate all the Ranking Arizona winners at a 25th Anniversary bash to be held 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at OdySea Aquarium, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Suite A-100, Scottsdale, 85256. Attire is fish-ness casual. Each ticket includes admission to the lower level of OdySea, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and a drink ticket good for wine or beer.

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2022 RED Awards

March 10, 2022 5:30 pm

The Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards — which are considered the Academy Awards of Arizona’s commercial real estate industry — honor the year’s top architects, contractors, developers and projects. We had well over 100 projects to consider and we will celebrate all finalists at an in-person awards event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort's Chaparral Conference Center. Tickets are on sale now! Az Big Media will have a company on-site at this event that will provide voluntary rapid COVID-19 testing. THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT FOR ATTENDANCE. AZ Big Media recommends event attendees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have received a negative COVID-19 test within the 72 hours prior to attending in-person events, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED. Additionally, we ask that all event attendees follow safety protocols based on CDC and local guidance at live events. AZ Big Media will have supplemental safety protocols in place for additional measure, such as hand sanitizing stations, available face masks and social distancing. Our staff will not be in attendance if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have knowingly been exposed to anyone who has COVID-19 within the past 14 days and expect all event attendees to do the same. You acknowledge that you are aware of the risks involved with attending an event during the COVID-19 pandemic and acknowledge that you are choosing to do so on your own accord. Furthermore, you agree to waive and release Az Big Media from liability for any claim, including any claim related to COVID-19.

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2022 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards

March 24, 2022 5:30 pm

In partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel and the State Bar of Arizona, Az Business magazine will recognize the important and vital role that in-house counsel plays at the 2022 Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards. Finalists represent the finest legal expertise across all industries in the private and public sectors. We will celebrate the finalists and winners at an in-person awards event 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort, 7200 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 85253. Attire is business.

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2022 Most Influential Women in Arizona

August 25, 2022 5:30 pm

Our Az Business and AZ Commercial Real Estate magazine will celebrate and honor the publications lists of the 2022 Most Influential Women in Arizona! The awards recognize women in real estate, business, nonprofits and other leadership or influential roles in the July/August 2022 issue, on its cover and at an awards ceremony to be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Chateau Luxe, at 1175 E. Lone Cactus Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85024. Attire is business and/or *bling*. Tables and sponsorship packages are available. Email Publisher Amy Lindsey at [email protected] with questions about sponsorships. Email Marketing and Events Specialist Lynette Carrington at [email protected] to confirm your attendance, purchase tickets, or with questions about the event.

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2022 Champions of Change

February 28, 2022 12:00 am

Champions of Change will recognize those dynamic innovators and trailblazers who are changing Arizona's business landscape through leadership, visionary thinking and philanthropy to earn the right to be called a Champion of Change. Champions of Change will honor both individuals and organizations. Nominations are closed. Honorees will be recognized and celebrated in the pages of the May/June issue of Az Business Magazine.

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2022 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona

February 3, 2022 5:30 pm

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Thank you for your interest in the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona networking event. Our top priority is the well-being of our clients, customers, partners, employees, and event attendees. With that well-being in mind, we have decided the current climate is not right to host a networking event, so we have canceled the Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona gathering for 2022. Anyone who bought a ticket to the networking event will be issued a full refund, or you can use it to attend our upcoming Arizona Corporate Counsel Awards on March 24, 2022, where we will be honoring the top in-house attorneys in Arizona. Thank you for understanding. Az Business magazine’s Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona are compiled each year by using an independent algorithm that weighs professional ratings, accomplishments and industry impact to determine the 100 most prolific attorneys in Arizona. The annual compilation is Arizona’s most distinguished legal list and accolade. All 100 lawyers will be featured in the January/February issue of Az Business Magazine.

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2022 Fueling the Economy – City of Tempe

May 17, 2022 3:00 pm

LIGHTS... CAMERA... ACTION! Get an in-depth look at the current trends in commercial and residential real estate and the hospitality industry in Tempe, with Fueling the Economy - City of Tempe. The event will include three panels of industry experts discussing the most relevant topics and what is on the horizon for Tempe real estate! Development, Hospitality and Housing Panels will all be included in the exciting discussions. We're rolling out the red carpet and holding Fueling the Economy - City of Tempe at a unique venue! The event takes place 3:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 at Harkins Tempe Marketplace, located at 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., #1160, Tempe, AZ 85281. A fun catered hors d'oeuvres and dessert box, and a wine or beer are included with the purchase price of a ticket. Tickets are on sale now! Mayor Corey Woods will be speaking at the event, providing valuable City of Tempe industry-related information and developments! Industry insiders will provide expert insight into the robust developments that are happening now and in the coming years in Tempe.

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2021 AZRE Forum

August 5, 2021 3:00 pm

Get ready for the 7th annual AZRE Forum! This year, we’ll gather in-person to bring together some of Arizona’s most influential commercial real estate leaders to share their thoughts for a mid-year industry update. The year 2020 was a momentous one, and we’ll have a lot of engaging topics to talk about at this event. The AZRE Forum takes place 3:00-6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 5, 2021 at The Clayton House, located at 3719 N. 75th Street, Scottsdale, 85251. Only 200 tickets are available and they are on sale now!

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2022 Edition PTK – People and Projects to Know

November 1, 2021 12:00 am


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2021 Fueling the Economy – City of Tempe

September 23, 2021 3:00 pm

Thank you for your interest in the Fueling the Economy – City of Tempe event originally scheduled for Thursday, September 23. Due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of an abundance of caution, we will be rescheduling this event for a future date.  

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