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AZ Business Magazine

AZ Business Magazine
Editor-in-Chief Michael Gossie
Categories Business magazine
Frequency Bimonthly
Year founded 1983
Company AZ Big Media
Country United States
Language English
Website /az-business.comazbigmedia
ISSN 1946-9152

Arizona Business Magazine, based out of Phoenix, Arizona, is the state’s leading monthly Business magazine. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.


Arizona Business Magazine began in 1985, when Publisher Michael Atkinson purchased a 2-year-old publication called Arizona Office Guide to Phoenix, a Quarterly controlled circulation magazine of 7,000 that focused solely on the Phoenix office market.

In 1986, the Publication’s name was changed to Arizona Business & Development Magazine. It also broadened its commercial real estate focus and increased circulation to 20,000.

In 1988, the publication’s name was changed to its current title, Arizona Business Magazine. The magazine began covering the entire Arizona business market and increased circulation to 25,000. In addition, Arizona Business Magazine moved to a bimonthly format.

Arizona Business Magazine also introduced special association groups, their work and their members. Arizona Business Magazine Re-prints copies of the supplements with their own covers free of charge to each association.

Arizona Business Magazine today

In February, 2008, Arizona Business Magazine became a monthly publication to increase its Market share and distribution. As a monthly, the magazine is now able to address more current issues affecting the Arizona business market. The magazine has become more streamlined a wiki-based open content dictionary, with eye-catching covers and Graphics. Editorially, the magazine has refocused on its core Audience of high-level executives and business owners by offering stories and special reports on work force issues, high-tech innovations, banking and financial concerns, legal topics and more. In addition, a series of awards sponsored by Arizona Business are highlighted in the magazine.

Since becoming Monthly in February, Arizona Business Magazine has featured stories on such Arizona-based companies as U.S. Airways, Shamrock Foods, Dial Corp. and AVNET. The magazine has also tackled major issues affecting the state economy, such as the Sub-prime collapse, the Credit crunch, International trade and Sustainability. In addition, the magazine has examined the state’s immigration issue.

Of the Arizona business and community leaders profiled in the magazine, the list includes Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, former NBA Phoenix Suns Owner Jerry Colangelo, Bashas’ Family of Stores Chairman Eddie Basha Jr., as well as Gov. Janet Napolitano and former Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Experts from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business are often Quoted within the pages of Arizona Business Magazine.

Despite the changes, the supplements still remain an important part of Arizona Business Magazine. Organizations featured in the supplements include the Greater Phoenix Economic Council,[1] Valley Forward,[2] East Valley Partnership,[3] the Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association,[4] and the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau.[5]

The magazine later returned to a bimonthly publication schedule.


The top leadership at AZ Big Media consists of:

Michael Atkinson, president and CEO
Audrey Webb, vice president of operations
Cheryl Green, publisher

Michael Gossie is Editor-in-chief of Arizona Business Magazine. In his capacity as editor-in-chief, Gossie oversees editorial content for all seven magazines and corresponding websites that are published by AZ Big Media.


  1. ^ Greater Phoenix Economic Council Collaborate - Innovate - Accelerate
  2. ^ Valley Forward The voice of balance for nearly 40 years
  3. ^ East Valley Partnership Regional coalition of community, business, educational, and government leaders
  4. ^ the Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association Stronger Together
  5. ^ the Greater Phoenix Convention & Visitors Bureau The Official Travel Resource for Greater Phoenix

External links

  • Arizona Business Magazine
  • AZ Big Media
  • Ranking Arizona
  • Home & Design Idea Center
  • Arizona Commercial Real Estate
  • Arizona Home and Design
  • Experience Arizona
  • The Arizona Home & Building Expos
  • Southwest Build-It-Green Expo & Conference
  • Phoenix news from KTVK and
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