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IKEA Tempe Offers and Special Events for July

IKEA offers, events Tempe, July

The IKEA Tempe store does more than fulfill nearly every one of your home furnishing needs. It hosts events, too. The following lists some offers and special events for the month of July, events perfect for the entire family:   Win Tickets to see Barney Live in Concert July 1 to July 31 Register at… Read More →

Balancing Brainwaves with Brain State Technologies [VIDEO]

Brain State Technologies, Scottsdale, Ariz.

AZNow.Biz recently took a trip to Brain State Technologies in Scottsdale, Ariz. where thousands have balanced and harmonized their brainwaves using state-of-the-art technology. It’s called Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing, and it pinpoints the brain to become more clear minded, improve performance and increase one’s health and wellness. Thousands have tried it and have successfully… Read More →

New Retail And Restaurants To Attract People To Dowtown Phoenix

CityScape, Phoenix, Ariz. - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

With the opening of CityScape at One E. Washington St., Downtown Phoenix now has an urban-style, mixed-use development where people can eat, shop, meet friends after work, relax at a boutique hotel, and even blow off some steam at the gym or roll a few frames at a bowling center. Developers of CityScape envision retail… Read More →

iPic Theaters, The Luxury Experience On A Budget

iPic Theatre, The Luxury Experience On A Budget, 2011

Since its recent opening, iPic Theaters — located in Scottsdale Quarter — has been creating a local escape with a luxurious atmosphere for its guests on a budget. While the movie selection is similar to other theaters, the service is on a new level: to provide guests with selection, choice and comfort. Here, you’ll enjoy… Read More →

Westin Phoenix Downtown Offers Business Travelers An Intimate, Relaxing Stay

Westin Phoenix Downtown, CityScape - AZ Business Magazine May/June 2011

Welcome to the 11th floor, the first floor of the Westin Phoenix Downtown, a truly distinct experience that will cater to your senses — relaxing and rejuvenating from head to toe and from within and out. As the elevator doors open, you’re immediately engulfed in the Westin’s signature White Tea aroma, and tranquil music soothes… Read More →

Scottsdale Adventure Center Shows Visitors a Different Side of Scottsdale

Scottsdale Adventure Center, Scottsdale Fashion Square

While visitors may consider Scottsdale to be the golfing and spa mecca of the Valley, the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is working to change that by showing visitors a side of the city they may have never seen before. It’s sending the message that visitors can embark on an adventure of their own that… Read More →

Sustainability: Respect For Mother Earth On Earth Day

Sustainability, Recycle on Earth Day 2011
April 22, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Green

We all have choices; we can stay or go, engage or retreat. We can chose to join the growing number of individuals, companies, municipalities, state and federal government in the move to sustainability. Choosing to “go green” is a life-long commitment. It is not easy as some try to make it. It is not for… Read More →

Why Should You Hire An Interior Designer?

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Whether you are building a new home, remodeling a single room, or just thinking of changing colors and accessories in your home, hiring a professional interior designer will go a long way. You want someone with knowledge, style, who is in tune with today’s up coming trends. Someone you can trust, who is in sync… Read More →

Yoga: Pose of the Soul

woman performing yoga pose on wood floor

Yoga is a form of exercise that uses slow movements and stretching. It is good for increasing flexibility & balance, relieving stress and relaxing. Yoga has been used as a meditation technique for thousands of years. As you exercise, you meditate on what your body is feeling and try to be “one with the universe.”… Read More →

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace Offers Local, Organic, Natural Products

Luci's Marketplace - Exterior

As most people know, exercise plays a crucial role in weight loss, but even more important is eating a healthy and balanced diet. Eating healthy and completely changing the way you go about your day can appear to be somewhat of a daunting task, however if done right, it can prove to be extremely rewarding… Read More →

Splash Your Home With Color: The 2011 Color Guide And Trends

Add some color to your home!
January 27, 2011 by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

Thinking about giving your home a whole new look? Why not start by adding color? Here is your 2011 color guide and color trends to consider… GREEN Green is the color of nature, life and powerful organic energy. If you want to incorporate green into your home, remember that it represents harmony and growth so… Read More →

Delete Tattoo Removal Salon Erases The Past

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Excuses for not getting an unwanted tattoo removed may be a thing of the past with the opening of the Valley’s first free-standing tattoo removal salon. Delete Tattoo Removal and Laser Salon, which opened Nov. 8, uses three-wavelength technology combined with Alex TriVantage laser treatment that is safe, effective and affordable. Owner and founder Marci… Read More →

Arizona Wineries: Southeast Arizona

bottle of wine and glass on a picnic table in a vineyard

Looking for a good idea for a weekend getaway? Then visiting the wineries of Southeastern Arizona is the perfect trip for you. Crop Circle 3052 N. Fort Grant Rd. (888) 833-5951 January 1 – May 31: Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. June 1 – Dec 31: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. –… Read More →

IPic Theater In Scottsdale Quarter To Offer New Movie-Going Experience

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A traditional night out at the movies will be redefined in Scottsdale this December after the opening of IPic Theaters. The new, eight-auditorium cinema will seat between 71 and 91 people per theater featuring plush seats, pillows, blankets and state-of-the art technology. IPic movie goers will have the option of choosing between two types of… Read More →

Jobing.com’s Aaron Matos Talks About His First Job

Aaron Matos is the founder and CEO of Jobing.com. - AZ Business Magazine Jan/Feb 2011

Aaron Matos Title: Founder/CEO Company: Jobing.com Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. I was a bike mechanic at Swiss American Bicycles. I learned how to work for a boss who was demanding about service quality, timeliness and doing things right. When I was 14, I thought he was overbearing… Read More →

Have A Small Kitchen? Learn How To Make It Look Larger

Kitchen designed by Faizi Urban Design
January 13, 2011 by in Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

Phoenix Metro is the 5th largest city in the United States, and we are seeing that more urban living options are growing. Unfortunately, these new smaller, urban living options — like lofts, condos and townhouses — are not as roomy as a traditional single-family home in the suburbs. So, we end up compromising on some… Read More →

Get Fit Quick With Dr. Ben Bocchicchio’s 15 Minute Workout

Dr. Ben Bocchicchio

I’ll be honest; the thought of hopping on a treadmill or sweating through push-ups will easily evoke a “Do I really have to?” whine from me. But when I heard about a magical workout – 15 minutes, just two days a week – I thought it couldn’t get any easier. I was wrong. Dr. Vincent… Read More →

Michelle De Blasi’s Passion For The Environment Carries Through All Her Work

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady
December 31, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Michelle De Blasi Partner, Quarles & Brady Attorney Michelle De Blasi is passionate about the work she does on issues concerning the environment. After completing her undergraduate studies at Arizona State University, De Blasi attended law school at the University of  Washington and worked for the federal government for six years on oil spills and… Read More →

Electric Cars For The Eco-Friendly Commuter

TeslaRoadster Electric Car
December 28, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Green | Tech

“Going green” can be difficult in a city like Phoenix. You can keep track of your recyclables, buy organic and even compost, but what about that long commute every Monday through Friday? There are a few options open for those determined to reduce their carbon footprint: bus, light rail, carpool, bicycle or some combination thereof.… Read More →

Valley Forward’s Goals Are Important To Dan Litteral’s Company, Apollo Group

Green Law - Valley Forward’s Goals Are Important To Dan Litteral’s Company, Apollo Group
December 24, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Dan Litteral Vice President/Legal & Associate General Counsel Apollo Group/University of Phoenix Dan Litteral has been in higher education and has practiced regulatory law for more than 20 years, and that experience has enhanced his involvement with Valley Forward. Litteral joined Valley Forward in 2007 through Apollo Group and the University of Phoenix, which have… Read More →

AZNow.Biz Launches Health And Wellness Series For The New Year

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One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to become a healthier version of you in the next year. For some people that may mean hitting the gym, for some it means putting down the cupcake and picking up an apple, but however you intend to get healthy, AZNow.Biz’s Health & Wellness Series has… Read More →

Building A Better Body And Community

CrossFit Push Up

Plastered against the windows of the entrance to an intense workout company in Scottsdale is a sign that reads: Motivated People Only. CrossFit Scottsdale, started by husband-and-wife team Luke and Najla Kayyem in 2008, is striving to provide the best results to their clients while building a positive community atmosphere. The CrossFit method shies away… Read More →

Valley Forward Profiles Adrienne Howell Of Southwest Gas

Adrienne Howell Southwest Gas
December 20, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Green

Adrienne Howell Southwest Gas Administrator/Community and Consumer Affairs Adrienne Howell has a diverse background that allows her to excel in her current position at Southwest Gas. During her career, Howell has worked in human relations, communications, management, marketing and sales. As community and consumer affairs administrator, her responsibilities include developing and nurturing partnerships that strengthen… Read More →

Valley Forward Celebrates 30 Years Of Environmental Excellence Awards

Environmental Excellence Awards
December 17, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Finance | Green

Valley Forward’s focus today is on sustainability. Its mantra is that a community can be great only if it respects its natural and human resources, and adopts practices that will nourish and preserve them. Thirty years ago, when Valley Forward directors launched the Environmental Excellence Awards (EEA) program, we didn’t talk about sustainability. The word… Read More →