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Holiday Parties Bring Premises Liability Concerns

Holiday Parties and Premises Liability Concerns

November is the start of many things in Arizona ― cooler temperatures, the holidays and a significant number of charitable events. Unfortunately, amidst these festivities, homeowners and business owners face potential premises liability issues when hosting events at their homes or place of business. Residential and commercial property owners and renters face similar issues. Premises… Read More →

Zombies Vs. Vampires: Which Side Are You On?

Zombies Vs. Vampires: Which Side Are You On?
October 27, 2011 by in Events | Executive Lifestyle

I like zombies. Something about the walking dead has appealed to me since I was a kid. They are the working class of the monster realm. I have found that a gender gap exists when it comes to zombies. Guys tend to like them, and girls prefer vampires. Zombies and vampires are both undead and… Read More →

Stella Bella: Battling Cancer, One Eye Shadow At A Time

Stella Bella, Kristen Provvidenti's Makeup Line
October 25, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Small Biz

Kristin Provvidenti has come a long way since 2005. That year, her mother passed away from liver cancer. Just a few years later, Provvidenti began the battle with cancer herself. While going through chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer, Provvidenti experienced a common side effect from the treatments – extremely sensitive skin. The sensitive skin… Read More →

Women in Construction AZ Provides A Women-Only Environment To Network

Women in Construction AZ - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Women in Construction AZ provides a women-only environment to congregate, relate concerns and network The blueprint for success in the construction industry is no longer signed with ink and set in stone. It’s going through a few revisions, redrafting from a predominately male world to a more level, coed playing field. Women are throwing on… Read More →

AVEDA Concept Salons

AVEDA Concept Salons
October 16, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Lists

Everyone needs a little rub down every once in a while, but if you don’t have the time or the money to make it to one of Arizona’s world-renowned spas, there are still plenty of places in the East Valley that won’t leave your bank account sore — including AVEDA Concept Salons. AVEDA, a beauty… Read More →

Snapshot: Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

Phoenix Fashion Week 2011

I had the chance to go to Phoenix Fashion Week at the Talking Stick Resort and take as many pictures as I could manage! Getting a media pass is always fun for me. And this was no exception. I got to dive in with the rest of the photographers at the end of the runway.… Read More →

Q&A With Rochell Planty, AzMPI President

Rochell Planty - president of AzMPI - AZ Business Magazine September/October 2011

Rochell Planty, AzMPI President, discusses her role in the Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, its goals and more. Q: Tell us a little bit about your professional background. I have more than 18 years of experience in the industry. My scope of expertise includes public relations, meeting planning and special event coordination, and… Read More →

Q&A With Robert Black Of Fashion By Robert Black [VIDEO]

Fashion by Robert Black

AZNow.Biz sat down with Robert Black, who co-owns the vintage couture boutique Fashion by Robert Black, located in downtown Scottsdale, Ariz. Robert Black and co-owner Doreen Picerne traveled and shopped around the world, handpicking clothing and accessories for the store — items you won’t find anywhere else in Scottsdale, including vintage red carpet couture, special… Read More →

RidePlus Celebrates 1 Year, With Drivers At The Heart Of Its Success

RidePlus Celebrates 1 Year
September 29, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Small Biz

After just one year in business, RidePlus has accomplished more than just getting clients from point A to point B. RidePlus, which provides private transportation and optional assistance services, designed especially for older adults, has expanded its services to Florida, as well as building its demographic, creating opportunities and lasting relationships along the way. With… Read More →

Chef Kantak Of Citizen Public House Dishes About His Salad Favorites

Citizen Public House, The Original Chopped Salad
September 28, 2011 by in Dining | Executive Lifestyle

When your salad has its own Facebook page, that’s when you know you’ve made a culinary impact; and Chef Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House in Old Scottsdale is living proof of it. After years of chefs — both locally and nationally — replicating and recreating his Original Chopped Salad, Kantak jokingly created a Facebook… Read More →

The Raphaology Lifestyle: Make The Switch To Peak Foods

Raphaology, Peak Foods

The Raphaology Lifestyle: Make The Switch To Peak Foods Suffering from liver cancer, kidney disease, gluten intolerance and several other maladies, Dr. Morning Wolf knew she needed to find a cure, a way to heal. As part of her healing, she to traveled to different countries, where she learned the healing practices of other indigenous… Read More →

The Recipe for Success: Stephen Toevs, Executive Chef, Bistro 24

Executive Chef Stephen Toevs, bistro 24, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix
September 13, 2011 by in Dining | Executive Lifestyle | Small Biz

AZNow.Biz visited European-inspired bistro 24 at the Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix, and sat down with Executive Chef Stephen Toevs, who discussed how he creates an efficient working environment in the kitchen, as well as the inspiration behind his dishes and more. Learn how to make the steak in the video: Steak Au Poivre Created by: Executive Chef… Read More →

10 Sound Tips to Improve Your Home Theater

Improve your home theatre
September 4, 2011 by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Lists | Tech

You don’t need to buy new equipment to improve your existing home theater. Often, the television and other audio/video equipment you already have are not being used to their maximum potential. Here’s a list of 10 easy tips to help you make the most of your existing system. 1) Check the settings on your receiver: Many… Read More →

Steve Lanini: Small Business Leadership Academy

Steve Lanini, McDonald's, SBLA

Steve Lanini discusses how his participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited his McDonald’s franchises. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Steve Lanini McDonald’s   Tell us about your business: Restaurant operations: we operate all aspects of our operations including legal, insurance, payroll, hiring, maintenance, training, marketing, customer service, energy management, recycling, public relations,… Read More →