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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.

31 Quarles & Brady Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers

Quarles & Brady's Roger K. Ferland
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

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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

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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

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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 →

22 Quarles Attorneys make Southwest Super Lawyers

by in Business News | Legal

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that twenty-two of its local attorneys have been named by Southwest Super Lawyers® magazine as among the top five percent of attorneys in Arizona for 2013. Susan Boswell, James Ullman, and Jeffrey Wolf were named among the Top 50 attorneys in Arizona and Susan Boswell,… Read More →

U.S. Business Leaders Showing Signs of Optimism

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by in Economy | Featured

On the heels of a pessimistic outlook during the fourth quarter of 2012, US business leaders show signs of increased optimism in the performance of the nation’s economy according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a survey of 3,200 business leaders in 44 countries. In first quarter 2013, optimism among… Read More →

Support Local on Arizona Gives Day

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Every single resident in Scottsdale and beyond (this means you!) is being asked to do one simple thing today – give. Why? “On March 20, all Arizonans will be asked to participate in the first-ever Arizona Gives Day,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, who helped to develop the… Read More →

Arizona Gives Day

Goodwill of Central Arizona

This month, every single resident in Arizona (ahem – this means you!) is being asked to do one simple thing – give. Why? “On March 20, all Arizonans will be asked to participate in the first-ever Arizona Gives Day,” said Patrick McWhortor, president and CEO of the Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits, who helped to develop the… Read More →

U.S. Business Leaders Show Declining Optimism about Economy

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by in Economy | Featured

U.S. business leaders continue to show a lack of optimism about the performance of the nation’s economy, according to the latest data from the Grant Thornton International Business Report, a survey of 3,200 business leaders in 44 countries. In fourth quarter 2012, optimism among US business leaders fell to -4 percent, the lowest since the… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale: 16,000 Happily Served and Counting

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
by in Connections

Each day, the staff at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale gets asked two questions – one by parents and one by kids. Parents: Will my child benefit from being a part of the Club? Kids: Am I going to have fun? The short answer to both questions is a resounding, “YES!” But,… Read More →

Cervical Cancer: Prevention & Treatment

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by in Prevention

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be more than 12,000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed this year in the United States alone, making it the third most common cancer in women. The disease forms slowly, but has very few symptoms in early stages. Every January, we observe Cervical Cancer Awareness Month to… Read More →

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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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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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 →