Author Archives: Shelby Hill

Shelby Hill

About Shelby Hill

Shelby Hill writes business and lifestyle articles for AZNow.Biz and Arizona Business Magazine. She recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor of arts in English and journalism. Shelby is pursuing a career in journalism.

Social Media Hasn’t Reached Luxury Brands, Yet

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October 21, 2010 by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Tech

With celebs tweeting about everything from their morning latte to a product they’re peddling and Facebook taking over the world one movie at a time, you can’t go a day without being involved in social media. However, luxury brands, like Chanel and BMW, have yet to catch the social media bug. This Forbes.com article explains… Read More →

Galaxies, Planets, Nebulas, Oh My!

NASA Star Vista

Novice stargazers and expert astronomers alike are welcome to Alamo Lake State Park’s Fourth Annual Night Under the Stars on Nov. 6. Since Alamo Lake State Park is almost 30 miles from the nearest town, the park offers dark skies that have some of the best unaided views of celestial objects such as the Andromeda… Read More →

Event Planning Chose Mindy Gunn

Mindy Gunn - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
October 17, 2010 by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy

Mindy Gunn, AVP, CMP Technology and Operations Group Event Manager Wells Fargo Bank www.wellsfargo.com Mindy Gunn didn’t choose event planning — it chose her. Gunn planned on attending law school, but she switched career paths when she was offered a job as a meeting planner with Wells Fargo Bank. “My start in the meetings and… Read More →

Jill Longfellow, Convention Group Sales Manager At EnterpriseHoldings Inc.

Jill Longfellow - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
October 16, 2010 by in AZ Business Magazine | Economy | Travel

Jill Longfellow Convention Group Sales Manager Enterprise
Holdings Inc. www.enterprise.com Jill Longfellow is grateful for her membership in the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and now she is helping others see the benefits as well. As the chapter’s director of Membership Retention and Global Community Challenge, Longfellow spends time speaking to members who want… Read More →

The University of Arizona Brings Online Education To Entrepreneurs

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October 12, 2010 by in Economy | Small Biz

As the state pulls itself out of the recessionary hole, small business owners and entrepreneurs have to re-think how they get things done. Getting advice from experts is critical, but who has the time? The University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management is making it easy for entrepreneurs and… Read More →

Electronic Health Records And Cancer Care Are On Pat Walz’s Radar For Yuma Regional Medical Center

Pat Walz VP - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Pat Walz President and CEO Yuma Regional Medical Center www.yumaregional.org As the new president and CEO of Yuma Regional Medical Center, Pat Walz is looking to the future. Walz, who was named to the top spot at Yuma Regional in June, has several plans to make the hospital a leader in the health care industry,… Read More →

Sapporo Spruces Up: The Scottsdale Restaurant Unveils Its New Look

Sapporo Unveils its new Look
October 5, 2010 by in Dining | Featured | Snapshot

Sapporo’s remodel reveal soiree was one for the books. Complete with sake tasting, teppanyaki demonstrations and loud music, parent company Tavistock Restaurants celebrated the remodel of the Scottsdale establishment. Sapporo’s exterior remains the same with the distinctive torches; flames shooting into the desert sky.  However, the interior has been remodeled to reflect iconic Pacific Rim… Read More →

Mike Johnson And Cody Howard Use Their Love Of Landscaping To Benefit Clients

Sonoran Water - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Company: Sonoran Rain Landscape Creations | Sonoran Waters Custom Pool and Spa Title: Owners Web: www.sonoranrain.com | www.sonoranwaters.com Est.: 2003, 2005 Mike Johnson took the saying, “If you want something done right, do it yourself,” to heart when he started his own business. Johnson began his career in landscape maintenance in 1983, and 20 years… Read More →

Through Tele-Medicine And Rural Clinics, Jim Dickson Serves Arizona

Jim Dickson Copper Queen Community Hospital - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010

Jim Dickson CEO Copper Queen Community Hospital www.cqch.org Having been in the health care field for 40 years, Jim Dickson is well suited for his position as CEO of Bisbee’s Copper Queen Community Hospital. Dickson has worked in hospitals of all sizes, from large ones with 440 beds to smaller hospitals, such as Copper Queen,… Read More →

Z’Tejas Offers Tasty, Spicy Food In A Relaxed Atmosphere

Z'Tejas' ancho fudge pie.  Photo: Z'Tejas
September 16, 2010 by in Dining | Featured

After hours of marathon shopping, or hours of watching the woman in your life try on every item of clothing in the mall, you’ve finally made it to the food court. You scan the possibilities and nothing looks appetizing. Not pizza. Not a sandwich. Not a teriyaki bowl. Luckily, at Scottsdale Fashion Square, there’s another… Read More →

Social Media And The Hiring Process: Your Profile Can Sink Or Save You

Social media sites are no longer just places to reconnect with childhood friends or college roommates.
September 14, 2010 by in Tech | Workforce

Social media has set up camp in the professional world and is there to stay. Social media sites are no longer just places to reconnect with childhood friends or college roommates. Companies now use social media websites to do unofficial background checks on potential employees. A Cross-Tab Marketing Service study, released earlier this year, reveals… Read More →

Government Secrecy About Terror Plots Sometimes Tolerated, Sometimes Not

A rendering of the memorial planned to be constructed at Ground Zero in New York City.  Rendering by Squared Design Lab from www.national911memorial.org
September 10, 2010 by in Featured | Politics

The ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks is tomorrow, and a study shows that Americans will tolerate government secrecy about terror plots, but only in certain circumstances. The study, which was led by professor V. Kerry Smith of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, surveyed more than 2,000 Americans… Read More →

Oil Absorbing Robots, Energy Awareness Month And More

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September 10, 2010 by in Blogs | Economy | Green | Tech

Here’s the latest green news on oil absorbing robots, energy awareness month, eco-moms going strong, and others. Fresh & Easy Opens First Store with CO2 Refrigeration A recently-opened Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market in Southern California is the first to use naturally-occurring carbon-dioxide refrigeration, and the first to be certified by the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership,… Read More →

The Cuisine And Atmosphere At Orange Sky At Talking Stick Resort Make For A Perfect Pairing

Orange Sky At Talking Stick Resort - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
September 8, 2010 by in AZ Business Magazine | Dining

Orange Sky at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale serves up class from the time you enter the restaurant, all the way to the dessert course. Guests board an elevator and are whisked to the 15th floor, where city and mountain views greet diners. The hostess escorted us down a long corridor, past private rooms… Read More →

IPad vs. Textbooks, A Greener Facebook And More

Ipad vs. Textbooks
September 3, 2010 by in Blogs | Green | Tech

Some really interesting things happening in sustainability this week. Check out these stories about: Facebook, Japan’s dolphin hunting season, Notre Dame using the iPad in a paperless course, and others. EarthFest Educators Night On Sept. 16, more than 400 educators will receive resources on how to make their schools greener.  At this free event, educators… Read More →