Author Archives: Huan Vo


Pluggz Footwear Keeps You Grounded

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When electrons from the Earth enter the human body, they neutralize the excess positive charge and balance the electrical potential in the body, a process that is beneficial to our health, also known as “grounding.” This very concept is the driven force behind Pluggz, a brand of footwear that is embedded with a proprietary “grounding”… Read More →

Volunteers Use Combined Knowledge to 'Green' School

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  Changes can bring about benefits and overhaul the way something operates. In the case of Canyon State Academy in Queen Creek, the greening process changes the way the academy operates, saving cost and building a firm foundation for present students and future youth. The project started with a meeting in 2010 between the academy… Read More →

Stand Up Scottsdale Featured on "Bar Rescue" Airs April 14

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April 10, 2013 by in Events | Lifestyle

Despite being a small and little-known comedy club, Stand Up Scottsdale features national touring comedians who are talented enough to capture the laughter of comic enthusiasts. Ever since Owner Howard Hughes took over the mantle of the club last March, the club has been a destination for those seeking laughter and a good time. Unfortunately,… Read More →

Celebrate Summer With Latest Series From Musical Instrument Museum

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April 3, 2013 by in Events

With summer fast approaching, Musical Instrument Museum celebrates the season with a series that brings big names such as iconic hipster Rickie Lee Jones and folk singer Tom Rush to the Valley. The museum will also put the spotlight on the culture of India with live music and exhibit talks that guarantee a good time… Read More →

Arizona Offroad Tours Launches in Arizona

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April 2, 2013 by in Play

Arizona Offroad Tours offers a whole new way to explore the heart of Arizona by giving guests the freedom to drive their own ATV in Verde Valley starting April 1. The guided tours depart from Camp Verde, and guests have the choice to ride solo or ride with a companion on an ATV to take… Read More →

5 Easy Homemade Cleaning Products to Try

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April 2, 2013 by in DIY | Green Living | Home

Observed on April 22 each year, Earth Day demonstrates support for environmental protection, evident in events celebrated in more than 192 countries in the world. Being green and energy sufficient and producing less waste are solutions each person can adopt to protect the environment. In that spirit, homemade cleaning products are perfect, as they are… Read More →

Celebrate the London Way at Phoenix's First Feast on the Street

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March 28, 2013 by in Events

ASU Art Museum and Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation bring Feast on the Street to Phoenix, a London-inspired strolling celebration for the eyes and the palate Saturday, April 13. The urban harvest festival will link guests through a half-mile long community dining table, artist-driven street entertainment, demonstrations of sustainability and the shared joy of exploring… Read More →

Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse To Celebrate Reopening This Spring

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January 18, 2013 by in Eat | Events

Longtime owners of Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse are planning for a rebranding party in February to reintroduce the restaurant to the public as well as to celebrate its return to owner Harvey McElhanon who regained ownership after it was purchased and slated to be redeveloped into a resort.. Opened in 1957, Pinnacle Peak Patio is one of… Read More →

48 West Celebrates Tech, Food And Music In Chandler Feb. 15-16

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January 10, 2013 by in Events | Play

48 West Food, Music and Tech Festival is set to kick off President’s Day Weekend, Feb. 15-16, in Chandler, Ariz., with speakers discussing entrepreneurship, downtown restaurants bringing their best dishes, and local bands lighting up the night. As an attempt to put the Valley on the technology map that Silicon Valley and Austin, Texas are… Read More →

Direct Energy bringing 500 jobs to Valley

From left: Steven Murray, president of Direct Energy; Jim Lundy, chairman of GPEC; Kevin Sullivan and Matt George of the Arizona Commerce Authority. Photo by Huan Vo/Az Business
January 9, 2013 by in Business News | Economy | Energy

Wednesday marked the official announcement of the expansion into Arizona of Direct Energy, a multibillion-dollar energy company which promises to create about 500 new jobs by the end of this year. Based in Houston and specializing in upstream production and downstream delivery, Direct Energy is one of North America’s largest energy services providers with approximately… Read More →