Author Archives: Stephanie Lough

About Stephanie Lough

PR specialist in the Arcadia neighborhood.

Kids run branch of AmTrust Bank

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September 10, 2013 by in Banking | Business News

AmTrust Bank, a division of New York Community Bank, is opening a new branch, but this one is unlike any of the others: It will be run entirely by children. The latest location will be a part of Junior Achievement of Arizona’s (JAAZ) educational facility, JA BizTown. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Tuesday,… Read More →

Give a Little, Get a Lot at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale Thrift Shop

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It’s not often a store has something for everybody. But between the shelves of fine antique crystals, the display of vintage handbags and racks of dog-eared books, you’d be hard pressed not to find something that tickles your fancy at the seemingly small thrift shop just South of Thomas on Scottsdale Road. Once you step… Read More →

Summertime Cancer Risk – It’s Not What You Think!

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You slather on sunscreen with high SPF, don a floppy sunhat and shield your eyes with shades – all great defenses against skin cancer, especially in the sunny summer months. But despite your best efforts to avoid harmful cancer-causing UV rays, chances are you are still overlooking one major cause of many kinds of cancer:… Read More →

Junior Achievement, Microsoft Prepare Valley Students

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Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) and Microsoft announced a new collaboration as part of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative to help local students explore careers in the technology hardware and software industries. Through Microsoft YouthSpark, students from GateWay Early College High School, Girls Leadership Academy, Mesa High School and Skyline High School participated in the JA… Read More →

U of A President to Speak At AAED Luncheon

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April 11, 2013 by in Economy | Education | Events | Featured

University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart will be the speaker at the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED)’s May luncheon on Tuesday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Phoenix Country Club, located at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix. Hart will discuss the university’s role in economic development throughout the… Read More →

Listen Up! Hidden Danger In Popular Toys: Hearing Loss

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December 20, 2012 by in Prevention

Toys come with a lot of warnings: Not suitable for children under three years; small parts may present choking hazards; use under adult supervision. Labels on electronic toys list the voltage while others confirm non-toxic materials. If a toy proves to be harmful, it is quickly recalled as toy manufacturers make safety a priority. Or… Read More →

Valley High School Students Compete at JA Stock Market Challenge

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October 25, 2012 by in Business News | Economy | Education

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and more than 400 high schools students from nearly 20 Arizona schools will come together for Junior Achievement of Arizona’s Sixth Annual Student Stock Market Challenge, in which teams compete to see who can grow their mock-stock portfolio and create the highest net worth. The event will be held at the… Read More →

Junior Achievement JA You’re Hired! Challenge Teaches Students Workforce Skills

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March 26, 2012 by in Education | Events

Hundreds of Valley high school students learn workforce skills, compete for internships at the Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) JA You’re Hired! Challenge at the Tempe Center for the Arts According to a 21st Century Skills study, 42 percent of employers rate the overall preparation of high school graduates for entry-level jobs as deficient. On… Read More →