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Pangean Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music

Phoenix Orchestra Does More Than Deliver Music, 2011
April 26, 2011 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 →

Urban Dare Adventure Race In Tempe

urban dare adventure race tempe arizona
April 23, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events | Snapshot

It was the perfect, spring Saturday for an outdoor adventure. My good friend and I would be competing in the annual Urban Dare Adventure Race of Phoenix/Tempe. The Urban Dare Adventure Race is a 5- to 7-mile race, similar to the “Amazing Race.” First, we competed in the costume contest with our team name of… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Events

AZ News Roundup, Events

Welcome to the AZ News Roundup for April 18th This week we are focusing on events in Arizona. Some are coming up soon and others have already passed with great success. Tempe Company to Host “Green” Earth Day Event In celebration of Earth Day, Renewal by Andersen of Phoenix will host its third annual in-store… Read More →

Measures Taken By Maricopa County ESD Fails To Increase Number Of Employees With Food Handler’s Card

Some Maricopa County Restaurant Employees Fail to get Food Handler's Card

Restaurant employees in Tempe are not equipped to serve food without a food handler’s card, and the measures taken by the city are not increasing the number of employees who have obtained them. These cards are required for all those who are responsible for handling, preparing, serving or selling food suitable for human consumption, according… Read More →

Arizona Spa Girls Hosts 6th Annual Summer Spaaah Series

Summer Spaaah Series, Willow Stream
April 19, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Events | Healthcare

For those interested in having a unique spa experience this summer, Arizona Spa Girls is soon hosting their 6th annual Summer Spaaah Series from May 6th to August 12th. The event series has six separate events to choose from, one of which spans two days at the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort in… Read More →

Local Harvest: Where To Get Organic In Arizona

Photo:Flickr, NatalieMaynor
April 18, 2011 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 →

Top 5 Arizona State University Baseball Players

Arizona State Univeristy Packard Stadium - Image provided by wheelo28 from

As the Sun Devils return from their three-game road trip against Cal,  Arizona State University now needs to focus on finishing the second half of the season strong. They will hopefully muster up the necessary bits of strength and continue battling through the spring in hopes to make their 23 appearance in the College World… Read More →

Mile High Road Trip To Jerome

Jerome, Ariz. Main Street
April 16, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot | Travel

This week I took a mile-high road trip to the town of Jerome. I’ve been to Jerome, Ariz. a few times in the past few years, and every time is a new journey. There are so many different historical and artistic places to visit that it’s impossible to fit them all into one day. Not… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Health & Wellness

AZ News Health

Welcome to the AZ News Roundup for April 4th This week we are focusing on information and services offered for the health and wellness of Arizona residence both in and outside the medical field. They cover resources and information that help improve the mental and physical health of many.   BODY WORLDS & The Brain… Read More →

EMCC’s Fashion Wars II Spotlights Local Talent, Entreprenuers

Estrella Mountain Presents: Fashion Wars II, 2011, Scottsdale, Ariz.
April 5, 2011 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 →

Top 10 Places To Work In Arizona For Women

top 10 places 2011
April 3, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Lists | Workforce

Arizona has an increasing number of employers that women have seen as a beneficial place to work. The following are companies that have been selected as the best places for women to work . No matter what your background there is a company that is dynamic enough to fit your needs. 10. Bryan Cave LLP –… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Business Innovations

AZ News

Welcome to the AZ News Roundup for March 29th This week, we focused our list on the provision of innovative services or products to the Arizona community. Companies are offering new technologies, environments and improvements on past products to promote efficiency and productivity to both businesses and consumers. New Innovative Directory Service Virtualdex is an… Read More →

A Journey of Flavor at Oliveo Grill

Oliveo Greek Kouzina By Rachel Horne
March 29, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Dining

I have been to my fair share of restaurants that have served Mediterranean or, more specifically, Greek food. So I can say with confidence what I do and do not like about what I have sampled throughout the years. The most important aspect for me is the flavor. It has to have the right amount… Read More →

Best of the Best Awards 2011: Tourism

Best of the Best Awards 2011, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Winner: Phoenix Convention Center The Phoenix Convention Center boasts 1 million square feet of rentable meeting rooms, exhibition halls and pre-function foyer space, positioning Phoenix among the nation’s top 25 largest convention centers. On the secluded second level of the West Building is an Executive Conference Center, perfect for upscale meetings catering to smaller corporate… Read More →

AZ News Roundup – Businesses Giving Back

AZ News

Welcome to the first installment of our weekly AZ News Roundup. Every Friday, AZNow.Biz will be sharing a list of Arizona headlines that have grabbed our attention throughout the week to help keep you informed about what’s going on in our state. For this first week, we are focusing on news concerning businesses and organizations… Read More →

The Fixx Coffee Bar Provides Creative Outlet For Local Artists And Musicians

The Fixx Coffee Bar, Photos: Macy Fuquay
March 24, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Small Biz

A new music venue and coffee shop in Tempe is providing the local art scene with a creative outlet to display artists’ work – The Fixx Coffee Bar. Managed by ASU student Robbie Pfeffer, 20, The Fixx is the beginning of a completely renovated Tempe and a new addition to the artistic community. “It’s a… Read More →

Rappelling a Frozen Arizona Waterfall

Canyoneers standing on frozen creek in front of frozen waterfall
March 19, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Snapshot

A group of us canyoneers had been trying to get to a frozen waterfall near Mingus Mountain for quite a few years. Last year the snow levels were too high and other years it was not frozen. In February, Phoenix had a rare cold front go through and dropped the daytime highs into the mid-40s.… Read More →

Make Arizona Your Destination To Get Away From It All

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

There’s No Place Like Home Arizona has something for everyone, which is probably why most of us choose to live here: sunshine, great scenery, Western history and multiple cultures. Our state is also a favorite destination for travelers seeking a reprieve from cold weather in the Midwest and East. It has golf and spring training… Read More →

Historic Route 66

Route 66 information

First established in 1926, Route 66 is an American legend. Though it was, for all intents and purposes, “decommissioned” in 1985, the road still lives on in the various states it passed through. In Arizona it exists today as State Route 66. Take a look at the infographic below for more information about the historic… Read More →

Arizona Places To See

Arizona Places to Visit - AZ Business Magazine March/April 2011

  1- Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Get your hands on more than 300 different exhibits, explore the planetarium and check out the latest film on its state-of-the-art, five-story theater screen. 2- Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Chinle Canyon de Chelly National Monument offers visitors the chance to learn about Southwestern Indian history, from the earliest… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Hosts Charity Event

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Concert
March 9, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events

From April 29 to May 1, music lovers are gathering together in the Phoenix area to “party with a purpose” at the 8th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF). “We started it as a charity element to our construction company Wespac,” says John Largay, founder of MMMF. “We quickly realized it was a three-legged stool:… Read More →

Alfresco Dining Like a True Arizonan

March 6, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Dining | Lists

Spring is almost here! What better way to enjoy such nice weather than to have a delicious, reasonably priced meal outdoors. Here are some fabulous restaurants with equally fabulous patios. 1. El Zocalo Mexican Grille – Chandler Cozy tables, candlelight, fountains and plenty of shade trees allow for private conversation while enjoying a gourmet Mexican… Read More →

Cactus League Baseball Is Back In Arizona

Cactus League - Spring Training is Back
February 24, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Events

February in Arizona means two things – gorgeous weather and spring training baseball. What initially began as minor league exhibition game in the early 1900’s has evolved into Major League Baseball’s conglomerate of Spring Training stadiums within the Phoenix area.  A long-­standing tradition for the Grand Canyon State, MLB’s Spring Training begins again later this month as the Cactus League kicks off… Read More →

Happy Hour Hotspots In The Valley

happy hour hotspots feature
February 20, 2011 by in Around Arizona | Blogs | Dining | Lists

Enjoy Valley happy hours with culture and style.  There are places to go in the Valley that have edgy appeal, cozy atmosphere and cheap prices. Our six valley locations will intrigue your taste buds, lift your spirits and cultivate your thirst for culture. Nakama Sushi Restaurant Nakama Sushi Restaurant opened in October 2010 in the… Read More →