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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.

Picking The Perfect Champagne For New Year's Eve: Brand And Venue Picks

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New Year’s Eve, the one time of year that our wine glasses sparkle as brightly our winter wardrobes. But how does one choose the best champagne or sparkling wine to enjoy during this, the fizziest of holiday seasons? “Simply put, one must decide how much of a brut he/she wants in order to determine the… Read More →

Brubacher is fueled for success

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December 24, 2012 by in Featured | Finance

Joan Brubacher is a gas. Well, she knows gas – and how to account for it. “Growing up in Kansas, my dad was a fuel distributor,” said Brubacher, chief financial officer for Resolute Commercial Services, a Scottsdale-based receivership and corporate renewal firm,. “He also loved math, just like me.” At only 14, number-loving Brubacher was… Read More →

The (Too) Sweet Life: Can Sugar Lead to Heart Attack, Cancer?

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December 19, 2012 by in Prevention

Life is sweet. But is too much sweetness in one’s life dangerous? According to 60 Minutes’ Dr. Sanjay Gupta, sweets – sugar to be exact – may very well be toxic. In a recent report, Dr. Gupta reported that according to estimates, nearly 20 percent of the total calories in American diets comes from added… Read More →

Veolia, Subway partner to help those in need

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Veolia Transportation, provider of quality bus service to the City of Phoenix, and Subway Restaurants of Arizona, are asking residents from across the Valley to join them in “stuffing a bus” for those in need this holiday season. On three consecutive Fridays, Veolia Transportation and the City of Phoenix will park a festive holiday-themed bus… Read More →

Health Resolutions To Make Before The New Year

Health Resolutions to Make Before the New Year

Each year, we spend New Year’s Day resolving to improve mind, body and spirit. However, in most cases, those resolutions are often broken, forgotten and shelved for yet another year before the holiday lights even come down. So, this year, why not get a head’s start on make better choices before the New Year arrives?… Read More →

Dynamic Duo Doing Good For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale

E.J. and Jen Hughes, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
December 3, 2012 by in Connections | Events

E.J. Hughes is a “middle kid.” “Actually, I am the oldest of two, but I am definitely what you call a ‘middle,’ ” Hughes says. To Hughes, a “middle kid” is neither the top 10 percent of kids who always overachieve, nor the bottom 10 percent of kids who are always in trouble. Both of… Read More →

Grant Thornton Give Back Day

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November 16, 2012 by in Business News

On Thursday, Nov. 15, nearly 800 current and retired partners and managing directors from Grant Thornton LLP offices across the globe gathered in the Valley during their annual meeting, which was held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, to help give back to the local area community. During the day, the firm made a check presentation… Read More →

From Bugles To Breasts: Dr. Robert Kuske's Advances In Breast Cancer Treatment

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November 7, 2012 by in Prevention

Not all heroes wear capes or carry Batman-like toys. In fact, in breast cancer pioneer and Scottsdale resident Dr. Robert Kuske’s case, he wears a lab coat and carries a bugle. Yes, a bugle. “When I was 18 years old, I left my hometown in Ohio for the bright lights of Wisconsin to play in… Read More →

Taste Talavera At Four Seasons Resort Brings Fall Flavors

Executive Chef Mel Mecinas
October 16, 2012 by in Date Night | Events

Here are two Taste Talavera evenings this fall at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North that are a must-attend for any Scottsdale wine lover or foodie: October: Ode to Proof The October dinner provides a sneak peek of the new Proof restaurant debuting November 2012 at the Resort, while the November event brings together… Read More →

Events That Give Back: Olive & Ivy Pink Light, Weekend Jetaway And More

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October 10, 2012 by in Date Night | Events

Don’t believe the hype — good girls aren’t that into bad boys. Given the choice, in fact, most women would choose George Clooney over Charlie Sheen any day of the week. Not to mention that all-time good guys Tom Hanks, Larry Fitzgerald and Phil Mickelson all look a lot happier than Nicolas Cage, Jesse James… Read More →

Remedy Pilates And Massage To Host Grand Re-Opening Celebration

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October 4, 2012 by in Events | Mental Health | Shape

Remedy Pilates and Massage, a recently expanded wellness studio in Scottsdale focused on offering the community world-class Pilates exercise, group fitness programs and the latest in specialty massage, is pleased to announce its grand re-opening celebration, which will take place on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grand re-opening will feature… Read More →

Sapporo Throws Scottsdale's Pinkest Party, Breast Of Scottsdale

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September 14, 2012 by in Events

On Wednesday, September 12, Sapporo proudly opened its doors to breast cancer survivors, their family and friends with its first-ever Breast of Scottsdale, benefitting Arizona Institute for Breast Health (AIBH). Their event, which included half off all bottles of wine along with a pink theme, complimentary pink Belvedere signature drinks and pink treats all night… Read More →

Sexy Sushi Night: Date Night At Sushi Bars

Date Night: Sushi Bars

Sexy Sushi Nights: When the only thing fishy is your food — not your date’s behavior. Take your next date night to one of many sushi bars throughout Scottsdale. Eating sushi is a lot like dating. “Think about the first time you went out for sushi – and a typical first date,” says Stephen Stromberg,… Read More →

Phoenix Cooks Winemakers: Concha y Toro & Sledgehammer

Phoenix Cooks Winemakers
August 16, 2012 by in Profiles

Leading up to Phoenix Cooks — which is a colorful landscape of ingredients, products, talents and passions designed to intrigue the palette and zest for culinary experiences put on to support the Phoenix Children’s Hospital on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale — we are pleased to bring… Read More →

BGCGS's Red Mountain Branch Nationally Recognized For Program Excellence

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August 10, 2012 by in Connections

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s (BGCGS) Red Mountain Branch recently received the prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Health & Life Skills from Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 106th National Conference in San Diego, Calif. Merit Awards for Program… Read More →