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Alison Bailin Batz

About Alison Bailin Batz

Alison Bailin Batz is a freelance writer and a senior account executive at HMA Public Relations.

Cancer battle inspires innovative healthcare business


AN IRON WILL Couple’s battle against cancer helps inspire an innovative healthcare business He’s a techie,” says Mary Purkiss of her husband, Ed. “And she’s a visionary,” says Ed Purkiss of his wife, Mary. Together, they took a pair of tumor-sized lemons and made more than lemonade – they made a future for themselves while… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day Raises Amost $1.4 million

charitable trust

The Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits and Arizona Grantmakers Forum, along with presenting sponsor FirstBank, announced that the 2014 Arizona Gives Day, a 24-hour online initiative encouraging Arizona residents to recognize and financially support the efforts of various nonprofits, raised $1,392,292 (up from $1,019,650 last year) for the nearly 1,000 registered organizations statewide, a 36% increase.… Read More →

Scottsdale Names 2014 Youth of the Year

All Honoree with Awards

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale – celebrating its 60th anniversary this year – is pleased to announce Dalia Jimenez, a senior at Coronado High School and 12-year member of the Club’s Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch, has been named as its “2014 Youth of the Year.” Jimenez was honored with the award… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs honor local teens

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale is pleased to announce its 2014 Branch Youths of the Year, each of whom will be honored at Celebrate Youth on Saturday, March 22 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort. They are: Melissa Ervin, a junior at Fountain Hills High School and 12-year member of the Mary… Read More →

How to shop for a business bank

Bank Teller Counting Money

Finally, after what feels like a decade of financial woe, Arizona businesses are on the uptick again. And not only businesses, it seems, but banks, too. So, with numerous local, regional and national banks in the area to choose from, how should one best go about choosing a bank for their business in this brave… Read More →

Kim Named to ASU Center for Emergency Management

Lizzie Kim

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Leezie Kim, a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office, has been named to the ASU Center for Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Council. The ASU Center’s advisory council executives provide extensive expertise from all sectors of emergency management and homeland security. The… Read More →

Parsons Foundation Donates $75,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs
October 10, 2013 by in Lifestyle

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has been given a $75,000 grant from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation. The grant will support the Fine Arts program set to take place throughout the year at the organization’s nine Clubs and multiple outreach sites. “Fine Art programming is crucial to youth development for many… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Announces New Phoenix Partners


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that the following Phoenix attorneys have been elected to partnership by the firm’s executive committee: Stanton E. Johnson is a commercial real estate lawyer with extensive experience in acquisitions and sales, development, leasing and property management. His experience includes representation of homebuilders, developers and… Read More →

Cancer Center Creates Synergy with Like-Minded Life Savers

September 24, 2013 by in Bioscience | Featured | Healthcare

Cancer is a scary word. “The word ‘cancer’ is actually the general name given to some 100-plus diseases from breast to lung to skin cancer, and is when cells in a specific part of the body begin to grow out of control,” said Dr. Daniel Reed, co-founder of Arizona Center for Cancer Care (AZCCC) in… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Elects First Female Chair

Kimberly Leach Johnson
September 16, 2013 by in Featured | Legal | Women In Business

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP and its chairman John W. Daniels Jr. today announced that Kimberly Leach Johnson has been selected as the firm’s next chairperson. Her term begins on October 1, 2013. Fredrick G. Lautz has been re-appointed as the firm’s managing partner. “There are many outstanding partners at Quarles… Read More →

Road Trip Alert: California Celebrates September Wine Month

September 11, 2013 by in Featured | Travel

Anyone looking for a quick getaway to get them through the (hopefully) final 100-plus degree days of the year? If so, just look to the Northwest to California, as September is officially wine month from Temecula to Paso Robles to Napa – and everywhere in between. California Wine Month in September was created by the… Read More →

31 Quarles & Brady Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

Quarles & Brady's Roger K. Ferland
August 20, 2013 by in Featured | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 31 attorneys from its Phoenix office, and a total of 162 nationwide, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014. The local Quarles & Brady attorneys distinguished for excellence in their practice areas are: ·         Scott M.… Read More →

Cutting Your Cancer Risk


Picture yourself in a room of 20 people. Of these 20 people, one will develop colorectal cancer in his/her lifetime. “Colon cancer is among the most common cancers diagnosed in this country, with more than 100,000 new cases each year,” said Dr. Murali Murty of Arizona Center for Cancer Care in Scottsdale. “What’s more, it… Read More →

CFOs Show Growing Confidence in U.S. Economy

Arizona Business Financing

During the past year, chief financial officers (CFOs) have grown significantly more confident in the U.S. economy, according to the 2013 Spring CFO Survey from Grant Thornton LLP. The survey findings reveal that 45 percent of respondents believe the state of the U.S. economy will improve during the next six months, compared to just 31… Read More →

Local Youth Honored at Digikids Film Festival

May 10, 2013 by in Events

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recently partnered with the Microsoft Store located at Scottsdale Fashion Square to showcase young Club members’ excellence in the area of multimedia art as part of the Digikids Film Festival. The program encourages Club members to learn and practice in digital arts, including movie making, music making,… Read More →