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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.

UMOM New Day Centers elect Lauren Stine to board

Lauren Stein

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Phoenix partner Lauren Stine has been elected to the UMOM New Day Centers‘ board of directors. Founded in 1964, UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in Arizona. The organization aims to prevent and end homelessness, and it works to give people… Read More →

AXA Advisors Southwest awards scholarships

Dillan Micus

AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, has announced that Anvita Gupta, a high school senior attending BASIS in Scottsdale, will receive $25,000 as a national winner of the 2015 AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report.  Gupta is one of 52 students – one… Read More →

Subway Restaurants join forces for fundraising campaign

SOAZ Athletes at Subway

Special Olympics Arizona (SOAZ) announced it has partnered with Subway Restaurants of Arizona – including every single local restaurant and local owner – on “You Share, We Share,” a campaign that encourages the community to get out and share their weekends with Subway restaurants, and the locally owned restaurants will share right back by donating… Read More →

Washington Federal sees boost in earnings

A Guide to Applying for a Bank Loan

Washington Federal, Inc. parent company of Washington Federal, announced earnings of $40,361,000 or $0.42 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, compared to $38,657,000 or $0.38 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, an increase of 10.5%.   The quarter produced a return on average assets of 1.11% and a… Read More →

AXA Advisors Southwest earns Governor’s Award


The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism announced that AXA Advisors Southwest, a leading provider of financial services for consumers and businesses, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for its dedicating to volunteerism, fundraising and general community service. AXA Advisors Southwest was honored by Governor Doug Ducey’s office on… Read More →

Super Lawyers: ​Quarles & Brady


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 22 of its attorneys have been named by Southwest Super Lawyers magazine as among the top attorneys in Arizona for 2015. Additionally, 16 attorneys were named to the 2015 Southwest Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service that recognizes outstanding lawyers… Read More →

Carrington College students help Arizona Humane Society

Humane Society Donation - April 2015

More than 100 blankets and towels were delivered to the Arizona Humane Society thanks to efforts by students in the Veterinary Assisting program at Carrington College’s Phoenix North Campus, located at 8503 N. 27th Ave. The April 3 donation to the local Humane Society was the result of a month-long collection effort by students as… Read More →

Quarles & Brady Launches Privacy and Security Blog


The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP, which has three offices across Arizona in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson, today announced that the firm’s Data Privacy & Security Team has launched Safe & Sound, a blog that provides a practical, business-focused discussion of the legal issues relating to the privacy and security of a… Read More →

29 Quarles & Brady Attorneys make ‘Best Lawyers’

Nicole France-Stanton, office managing partner, Quarles & Brady.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that 29 of its Phoenix attorneys – and a total of 169 Quarles & Brady attorneys nationwide – have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015. Quarles & Brady Phoenix attorneys distinguished for excellence in their practice areas… Read More →

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 →