Author Archives: Stacy Ayiers

About Stacy Ayiers

Stacy Ayiers is a graduate student at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism Arizona State University. She has written articles for Arizona Republic and West Valley View. A published Author of The Elevator Ride and working on her second book, Married Women, Stacy started writing in a journalism course as a freshman at Mountain Pointe High School. Her goal is to continue to learn how to provide real news efficiently.

Arizona Centennial Series: 10 Historic Buildings Still Standing

Arizona Centennial Series: 10 Historic Buildings Still Standing
by in Around Arizona | Real Estate

Historic Buildings – Arizona has a history that ranges from historic wonders, such as the Grand Canyon, to remarkable buildings. Each year the Arizona Preservation Foundation releases their Arizona Most Endangered Historic Places List which informs the public and increases awareness. The following includes 10 historic buildings still standing, significant from Arizona’s past: 10. Strawberry Schoolhouse –… Read More →

Roosevelt Row: Vintage, Recycling And Growth

Roosevelt Row: vintage, recycling and growth, 2011 Photo: Stacy Ayiers

One area — or street, to be specific — in downtown Phoenix has businesses teaming up to benefit, cater to and converge the community via consignment goods, community gardening and recycling. It’s called Roosevelt Row, home of the GROWop Collective, the Greenhouse and Butter Toast. GROWop features items you wouldn’t find in your local retail… Read More →

SRP and Banner Strive for Energy Efficiency

SRP and Banner Strive for Energy Efficiency, 2011

Banner Estrella Medical Center and Salt River Project (SRP) are teaming up to save money, conserve energy and promote sustainability. Banner was the first recipient of the SRP PowerWise Retrocommissioning Solutions Program. Instead of purchasing new equipment, Banner has received a tune-up on its existing systems, includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning, central plants, lighting systems… Read More →

iPic Theaters, The Luxury Experience On A Budget

iPic Theatre, The Luxury Experience On A Budget, 2011

Since its recent opening, iPic Theaters — located in Scottsdale Quarter — has been creating a local escape with a luxurious atmosphere for its guests on a budget. While the movie selection is similar to other theaters, the service is on a new level: to provide guests with selection, choice and comfort. Here, you’ll enjoy… Read More →

Macy’s Announces New Sustainability Practices

Macy's Announces New Sustainablility Practices, 2011
by in Economy | Green

The department store giant plans to enforce new sustainable practices by the end of 2011. Macy’s, a United States department store chain of mid-to-high range, has announced the store will perform a new series of steps in its ongoing drive to operate with more sustainability and to improve the environment.  The company noted that in… Read More →

Road Trip to Sedona

by in Play

In 2009, my eight brothers and sisters wanted to do something fun for my father who was turning 63 years old that year. We chose to spend the weekend in Sedona because we always did things that were active, like going to Magic Mountain. The day we were to leave, we loaded up six Tahoe’s… Read More →

Pangean Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music

Phoenix Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music, 2011, Pangean Orchestra
by in Around Arizona | Events

The Pangean Orchestra, based in Phoenix, opened just a year ago and has established an orchestra with people, instruments and sounds from all over the world. In fact,this is the first orchestra of its kind. The unique thing about this group of 29 performers is they don’t play the typical instruments. Their music comes from… Read More →

Eco-Friendly Clothing Raising The Organic Cotton Production

Eco-Friendly Clothing Raising The Organic Cotton Production, 2011

Fashion to some is matching the right top with the perfect pants or skirt. To others it’s creating a style about them that tells the type of person they are. Businessmen and women wear suits to express their professionalism. Athletes wear their sporty gear to reflect their enthusiasm for the sport in which they play.… Read More →

Workout Plan For The Busy, On-The-Go Person

Photo: Flickr, lululemon althletica, Workout Plan
by in Education | Healthcare

In today’s society there is little time to have dinner at the table, let alone a full, effective work-out plan. Many people work full-time, go to school, have kids, volunteer with an organization or all of the above. It is important to stay fit and keep your metabolism working even when you don’t think you… Read More →

Wal-Mart Agrees To Acquire Social Media Site Kosmix

Walmart aquiressocial media, 2011
by in Blogs | Business News | Tech

Wal-Mart announced they have an agreement to acquire a social network site called Kosmix. Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., developed a social media technology website that filters and organizes context from other social media networks. It is designed to connect people with real-time events and information that they want to see. Founded by Venky… Read More →

Local Harvest: Where To Get Organic In Arizona

Photo:Flickr, NatalieMaynor
by in Around Arizona | Green | Healthcare

We hear people tell us to be “green” and shop “green;” however, no one tells us were to get our products to eat green. I am not talking about eating your green beans; I am talking about purchasing things that are locally grown and harvested. In Arizona there are farms, stands and local orchards that… Read More →

Mobile Applications Can Help Business Sustainability

Photo by Flickr, okalkavan
by in Economy | Green | Tech

Smartphones have become a communication necessity in business. They can do just about anything, from tracking packages to depositing a check into the bank. Business owners and entrepreneurs are embracing smart phones because they are better, faster and have applications that focus to specific business needs. Now these phones are helping companies go green. With… Read More →

Top Inexpensive At-Home Career Ideas For 2011

Top Inexpensive At-Home Career Ideas For 2011
by in Lists | Small Biz | Workforce

As unemployment rates continues to rise people have turned to doing things themselves, including working for themselves. There are numerous opportunities to being your own boss and working from home. Below is a list of inexpensive at-home businesses that can be started up with minimal cost. Whether you will depend on this income or just… Read More →

EMCC’s Fashion Wars II Spotlights Local Talent, Entreprenuers

Estrella Mountain Presents: Fashion Wars II, 2011, Scottsdale, Ariz.
by in Around Arizona | Events

Estrella Mountain Community College’s (EMCC) Fashion Club is holding their second annual Fashion Wars Fashion Show. The up-and-coming club is designed to bring a trend-based audience to the West Valley. “I expect a big turn out for Fashion Wars II; the first show had 250 people in attendance,” says Jennifer Complot, registration coordinator and backstage… Read More →

Paradise Valley Gets The First Ever LEED Certified Home

Desert Star Construction's First LEED Home, Paradise Valley
by in Economy | Green

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Desert Star Construction, Inc. (DSC) has placed the first ever LEED home in Paradise Valley. DSC specializes in luxury commercial properties and luxury homes in the Paradise Valley and  Scottsdale areas. They stand out by doing complex projects that offer the leading green standards. “Our clients range from local leaders to presidents of… Read More →