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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.

Sapporo Throws Scottsdale's Pinkest Party, Breast Of Scottsdale

Breast of Scottsdale 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
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

BGCGS
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 →

Women At Grant Thornton Initiative Create An Environment Where Females Can Thrive

Grant Thornton

Stella(r) Leadership For Stella Shanovich, an audit partner at Grant Thornton in Phoenix, her team is anything but a Good Ol’ Boys’ network or a Women-Only Club. It’s a group of men and women focused on building a dynamic, talented team. “However, while inclusivity is key, it is also important to understand women and men are different in the… Read More →

More Than 100 BGCGS Youth Take Part In Kohl's Back-To-School Spree

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

On Saturday, August 4, more than 100 youth in need from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale gathered at the Kohl’s North Scottsdale location on the Loop 101 and Raintree Drive to shop for back-to-school items as part of the annual Kohl’s Back to School Shopping Spree. During the event, each child was… Read More →

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 →