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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 →

Peak Performance Training Improves Athletic, Business Performance

Center For Peak Performance

We all know athletes go to the gym to work out their bodies, but did you know many of them are also working out their brains, too? Top athletic performance comes from more than just physical training, so more and more athletes are aiming to get that extra edge through peak performance training of the… Read More →

Verona Chophouse: Tuscan-Inspired Menu, Vegetarian Offerings Make For Fine Dining Experience

Verona Chophouse
August 18, 2011 by in Dining | Executive Lifestyle

One might ask why a vegetarian would dine at a restaurant that bills itself as a “chophouse,” but with such a large variety of delectable meatless dishes, the better question to ask is why more vegetarians don’t frequent it? Located inside Gila River Casinos’ Lone Butte Casino in Chandler, Verona Chophouse revamped its menu and… Read More →

Phoenix And Scottsdale Adopt Green Construction Code

Green Construction Code, Phoenix, Scottsdale

It has been almost one month since the City of Phoenix adopted a voluntary green construction code to promote energy efficiency and sustainability in construction activities. A keystone of the code is that both new and old projects can achieve the green standard without paying third-party fees; costly fees can often prevent projects from getting off the… Read More →

David Scott, Dave Scott & Associates: Small Business Leadership Academy

David Scott, Dave Scott & Associates, SBLA

David Scott discusses how his participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited his business, Dave Scott & Associates. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: David Scott Dave Scott & Associates, Inc. Tell us about your business: We are an office furniture and site furnishings company offering product sales and services throughout the Southwest,… Read More →

Social Media Etiquette for Businesses

Social media etiquette for business
August 11, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

Social Media Etiquette I follow a lot of companies on Twitter and Facebook. Especially technology companies that put out frequent updates and are good about keeping customers informed of said updates, and bugs, promotions, beta tests, etc. In a nutshell, I think it’s pretty cool to engage with the companies this way. I was absolutely… Read More →

International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2011 [Photos]

International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Every May in New York City, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) comes to the City. The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is “North America’s premier showcase for contemporary design,” and this year it was held at the Javits Conference Center, where the rain was pouring down like it was a monsoon. The ICFF hosts more… Read More →

Youfit Health Clubs: Break A Sweat, Not the Bank

Youfit Health Club, Phoenix, Arizona

Youfit Health Clubs: Ten dollars doesn’t go very far these days. A couple cups of coffee; a few gallons of gas; maybe two meals at a fast food joint. People looking to work out, however, can get a one-month membership to a new fitness club in the Valley for that amount. Rick Berks, president of… Read More →

Donna Stewart: Small Business Leadership Academy

Small Business Leadership Academy, Donna Stewart

Donna Stewart discusses how her participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefited her business, Stewart Electric & Communications. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Donna Stewart Stewart Electric & Communications Tell us about your business: I am a General, Electrical and Communications Contractor, and the majority of my business deals with anything that… Read More →

Lauri Leadley: Small Business Leadership Academy

Small Business Leadership Academy: Lauri Leadley

Lauri Leadley discusses how her participation in the Small Business Leadership Academy has benefitted her business, Valley Sleep Center. Small Business Leadership Academy Past Participant: Lauri Leadley Valley Oximetry, Inc dba Valley Sleep Center Tell us about your business: We diagnose and treat sleep disorders. We have five locations serving 6,000 patients a year, making… Read More →

Small Business Leadership Academy Five-Part Series

Small Business Leadership Academy, ASU

The W.P. Carey School of Business and the Salt River Project (SRP) have joined forces to provide an intensive executive program for small business leaders in Arizona — the Small Business Leadership Academy. This program is designed to strengthen these leaders’ acuity and is now in its fourth year. The Small Business Leadership Academy consists… Read More →

Online Collaboration Tools Keep Executives Connected And Productive

Online collaboration tools - AZ Business Magazine July/August 2011

By all accounts, the five-day work week is rarely applicable to today’s business world. For that matter, the standard brick-and-mortar office in which the entire team converges and collaborates Monday through Friday, 9-to-5, is becoming a thing of the past. Even in some of the largest enterprises, teams are spread out from coffee shops across… Read More →