Author Archives: Alison Bailin Batz

Alison Bailin Batz

About Alison Bailin Batz

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

Be Proactive: Health Screenings 101

Health Screenings 101
by in Prevention

Everyone has heard it: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This oft-used quote from the one-and-only Benjamin Franklin could not be truer for anyone more than seniors. From arthritis to Alzheimer’s, Scottsdale residents need to take control of their health and wellness at the most proactive level possible. Among the most… Read More →

Father-Son Bank On Arizona Business

Biltmore Bank - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2012

Family-built Biltmore Bank of Arizona has assets totaling more than $260 million The Lehmann family has a lot of baggage. “When I finished grad school back in 1969, I got two job offers,” says Richard J. Lehmann. “One was with Ford Motor Company; the other with Citibank.” The banking gig, however, meant moving to Europe,… Read More →

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale Scores No. 1 Status

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale’s Vestar Branch has been chosen from nearly 4,000 chartered clubs as the top branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The award was recently given to the Vestar Branch at the nonprofit’s national conference held in San Diego earlier this summer. “This award is… Read More →

MLB Goes To Bat For Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Scottsdale

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale
by in Connections | Events

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Lehi Branch, which serves youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, is pleased to announce renovations to its facility, which includes the construction of a performance stage complete with lighting and sound system, upgraded fitness equipment, a computer lab, décor improvements and a painted mural representing… Read More →

The Be Kind People Project, Cycle For Success Combat Bullying

The Be Kind People Project

What started out as a small gathering of women who shared a commitment to learning, creating, helping and supporting others in meaningful ways may very well help the state of Arizona combat bullying in its schools. The program – The Be Kind People Project. “We actually got our start in my home,” said Marcia Meyer,… Read More →

Taste Talavera Serves Extensive, Seductive Wine Pairings

Talavera - Scottsdale Living Magazine Spring 2012

Tasting Talavera: Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale’s Talavera serves extensive, seductive wine pairings Did you know that one of Scottsdale’s most comprehensive and innovative wine programs has — of all things — a boss’s daughter to thank? “I grew up in Long Island where you either worked at the local mall or worked at the local… Read More →

POSH Goes Loco For Locavore

Joshua Hebert, POSH
by in Events

The culinary masterminds at POSH in Scottsdale are partnering with Chow Locally for a true “Locavore Dinner” on Monday, April 30. The four-course feast for the senses will feature local farmers, including Agritopia, Blue Sky Organic Farms, JH Grassfed and Maya’s Farm. To kick the event up another notch, POSH’s Joshua Hebert will also be… Read More →

AZ Wine & Dine Makes Use Of Forks, Corks [PHOTOS]

AZ Wine & Dine
by in Events

The mission of first-ever AZ Wine & Dine on April 12 at Scottsdale Quarter, which took the place of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s long-running culinary event Forks & Corks, was to highlight the distinct variety of culinary outlets at Arizona hotels, resorts and restaurants while offering a variety of wines and craft beers… Read More →

Never Quiet On Cancer Care: Center To Focus Breast Cancer

Dr. Quiet with a breast cancer patient - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2012

Valley doctor creates first center to focus exclusively on women fighting breast cancer Dr. Coral Quiet is anything but … quiet, that is. This busy mother of two has been one of the loudest voices in Arizona’s war against breast cancer for more than two decades. “When I moved to Arizona in the early-1990s, I… Read More →

A Scottsdale Breast Cancer Survivor’s Story

Breast Cancer Survivor's Story
by in Prevention

Each year, nearly 4,000 women in Arizona are diagnosed with breast cancer. “Within hours of learning of their diagnoses, all 4,000 women — our mothers, sisters and daughters — will be charged with making life-altering decisions,” says Dr. Coral Quiet of Arizona Breast Cancer Specialists in Scottsdale. Here is one brave Scottsdale woman’s inspiring story.… Read More →

ONEHOPE: Scottsdale Wine Saving Lives!

by in Blogs

ONEHOPE Wine is saving lives and has raised more than $600,000 since launching in 2007. Find out how this began and its major causes to date. According to wine-loving Scottsdale resident Kristen Shroyer, giving back is good business. After graduating from UA in 2005, she managed to merge her aptitude for business and passion for… Read More →

Regional And Scottsdale Wineries 101: Learn All About Your Favorites

Scottsdale, Regional Wineries
by in Blogs

We all know that Scottsdale is full of fabulous eats, but there is also much to be said for the growing portfolio of fine wines popping up at your friendly, neighborhood resorts, bistros, bars and even breweries. Why not take some time to learn more about some of the up-and-comers to the area? Below, we… Read More →