Executive Lifestyle Archives

What You Get With The New Facebook Profile

Facebook
December 16, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Tech

On December 5 Facebook introduced another change to their ever-rotating lineup of profile options. The latest update establishes a new layout for user profiles and more options for displaying work and education information. While the new profile is currently on an opt-in basis only, Facebook will be gradually rolling out the change and plans to… Read More →

Sellers Beware: Staging Can Help Sell Your Home!

Omer Faizi Room 3
December 15, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Real Estate

It wasn’t just the tall cheetah print chairs, luminous red and green chandeliers strung from the ceiling, that were distracting. When apartment hunters stepped into the 5-floor studio for sale, they found a white leather upholstered bed with red and orange shimmering pillows, funky artwork and a hanging L.E.D. lamp giving off different shades of… Read More →

The Entrepreneurs Of Today Can Reach High Levels Of Success — And Impact The World

Entrepreneurs Can Reach High Levels Of Success - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

In today’s fluctuating economy, the notions of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial leadership and entrepreneurial decision-making are receiving increased attention by citizens, academics, managers and politicians on a global basis. The current global financial crisis has put added pressure on creating new ideas and bringing these to the market, resulting in financial fruition, economic development and employment. Being… Read More →

Which Smartphone Is Right For You?

the majority own phones with Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile operating systems

Smartphones are becoming more and more a part of everyday life.  As of October 2010 data from the Nielsen Company shows that 29.7 per cent of U.S. mobile phone users have smartphones with full operating systems.  Of those, the majority own phones with Apple iPhone, Blackberry, Android or Windows Mobile operating systems.  However, as the… Read More →

Three Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors To Their Already Busy Work-Life Balance

Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Giving back to the community is an important component of being a true success in the business world. As the greatest minds in history have declared, responsibility is the companion of power and privilege. Regardless of workloads or fluctuations in the economy, true business leaders — whether they are corporate executives or entrepreneurs — have… Read More →

Charitable And Socially Responsible Shopping Sites

You don't have to be santa to give charitable gifts this season
December 5, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Lists

There are so many ways to share the spirit of giving to those that need it.  Many of your favorite online stores have special sections that donate portions of purchases to specific causes. Also, don’t forget the many independent artists and product-specific initiatives like (RED) and Tom’s Shoes that make contributions to improving quality of… Read More →

Cyber Monday Deals For 2010

Shop Cyber Monday Deals
November 28, 2010 by in Events | Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Lists

We all know – and sometimes dread – Black Friday. But Cyber Monday is something even the most antisocial person can get behind. Cyber Monday allows you to shop from the comfort of your computer. No need to even change out of those pajamas. Check out these smoking deals online. BestBuy.com Best Buy has great… Read More →

Regifting This Holiday Season

Regifting this holiday season

Ever get gift that’s too nice just to toss in the trash, but not something you would ever use? Most people have, that’s why regifting is so popular. This holiday season be prepared to receive plenty of regift-worthy gifts. AZNow.Biz created an infographic to let you know that you’re not alone when you regift that… Read More →

Shop Local For The Holidays

Shop local stores in the Phoenix area for the holidays
November 27, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Green | Lists

We all know major department stores have big holiday sales, but so do local stores. Local stores also have the added bonus of being good for your conscience. They’re greener – many of their products aren’t shipped in from all over the world – and they help the local economy more than chain stores. See… Read More →

Amazon And Twitter Are Resources For Savvy Shoppers This Weekend

Use Amazon to help you shop this holiday season
November 26, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Lists

There are many Web resources for the frugal shopper, like Groupon, LivingSocial, SocialBuy and BuyWithMe, but there are still ways to save on the Web without printing a coupon. Amazon Amazon’s daily Gold Box deals were intensified this week with the addition of Black Friday Week Lightning Deals. Everything from atlases to car seats were… Read More →

2010 Black Friday Deals

Black Friday deals in Arizona
November 25, 2010 by in Events | Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Lists

It’s almost Black Friday – get ready for crowded malls, packed parking lots and maybe even a bit of elbowing for that amazing deal. The malls will be teeming with eager shoppers hungry for a deal, especially since the National Retail Federation predicted a holiday sales increase of 2.3 percent this year. That’s a big… Read More →

China Mist’s Rommie Flammer Talks About Her First Job

Rommie Flammer President and CEO China Mist Tea Brands - AZ - Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Rommie Flammer Title: President and CEO Company: China Mist Tea Brands Describe your very first job and what lessons you learned from it. At 12 years old, a friend and I got together a bucket, soap and a sponge, then went door to door asking if we could wash our neighbors’ cars. When they would… Read More →

A Personal Health Plan Includes Screening Tests

Routine screening tests can be one of the most important personal health strategies

Everyone should develop a lifetime plan to stay healthy. A healthy lifestyle, an understanding of personal health risks and the appropriate use of screening tests are all important parts of a plan. Routine screening tests can be one of the most important personal health strategies.  Screening tests are designed to detect disease or risk factors… Read More →

Valley Doctors Balance Offices With House Calls

House Call

Sitting impatiently in a packed waiting room past your appointment time just hoping to be called next, seems like a far cry from the comfort of the old country doctor that made house calls. A few Valley doctors are resurrecting this relationship-oriented style of medicine through a hybrid concierge model; some even make house calls… Read More →

Social Media Hasn’t Reached Luxury Brands, Yet

Photo: www.designerclothesonline.co.uk
October 21, 2010 by in Blogs | Executive Lifestyle | Tech

With celebs tweeting about everything from their morning latte to a product they’re peddling and Facebook taking over the world one movie at a time, you can’t go a day without being involved in social media. However, luxury brands, like Chanel and BMW, have yet to catch the social media bug. This Forbes.com article explains… Read More →

Plenty Of Food And Fun At The Taste Of Biltmore Culinary Event

The annual Taste of Biltmore - Seasons 52 had just the right treat. A unique twist on traditional desserts, the restaurant was offering little shot glasses filled with sweet treats such as old-fashioned carrot cake and rocky road.

At the annual Taste of Biltmore held Oct. 7th 2010 on the front lawn of the National Bank of Arizona headquarters in Phoenix, guests gathered to sample cuisine from 14 premier Biltmore-area restaurants. Created in 2007, the 4th annual block party brought together residents to try local food favorites while enjoying the sounds of jazz… Read More →

Galaxies, Planets, Nebulas, Oh My!

NASA Star Vista

Novice stargazers and expert astronomers alike are welcome to Alamo Lake State Park’s Fourth Annual Night Under the Stars on Nov. 6. Since Alamo Lake State Park is almost 30 miles from the nearest town, the park offers dark skies that have some of the best unaided views of celestial objects such as the Andromeda… Read More →

Cool Gadgets For The Cool Executive

Executive gadgets

  Getting a shiny new toy for the office doesn’t always have to be justified by how much money it will save or how much more productive it will make you (unless you’ve got one of those CFOs). Sometimes you just want cool gear. Here are some fun gadgets just out that get business execs… Read More →

Listen To Mother: Eat Your Vegetables And Reduce Your Diabetes Risk

Food Basket

Eat your vegetables. Your grandma said it, your mom said it — even Popeye said it — and now your doctor should be saying it regularly as well. A new analysis of existing research suggests that eating more green, leafy vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Why is this important?… Read More →

Olympic Athletes Train Phoenicians To Become Triathletes

Cyclist

Want to become a triathlete? The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has a program for you. From now until May 16, the Sanctuary will be offering a series of three-day training programs that allow people to train with Olympic-caliber athletes. “We can train the well-conditioned athlete or someone who is a beginner and wants to get… Read More →

Yoga Studios Around Arizona

woman balancing on her forearms with her heels curving toward her head
September 10, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Healthcare | Lists

Whether you’re looking to Bikram, Astanga or modern yoga for flexibility, weight loss or relaxation, one of the following yoga studios will definitely fit your needs. These studios from around the Valley come highly recommended by friends of AZNow.Biz. At One Yoga www.atoneyoga.com Valleywide LifePower welcomes yoga students from the beginner of any age to… Read More →

Meetup Menagerie

meetup
September 3, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Lists | Marketing

September’s Picks Arizona Camping Club & Outdoor Adventure Group Members: 1074 Number of Meetups to date: 284 Founded: July 31, 2006 Star Rating: 5 Arizona Winebats Members: 1391 Number of Meetups to date: 137 Founded: Jan. 20, 2008 Star Rating: 4.5 AZ Raw Food Members: 642 Number of Meetups to date: 42 Founded: Jan. 8,… Read More →

Luxury Residential Ship Allows People To Live And Work Onboard

Luxury Residential Ship Live And Work Onboard
September 1, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Travel

You know what a cruise ship is — a small floating city packed with people, all-you-can-eat buffets, frosty umbrella drinks and a few families wearing matching T-shirts that say things like, “Thompson Family Reunion.” But have you heard of a “community at sea”? Imagine, if you will, a luxury community where residents have access to… Read More →

Arizona Urban Lakes

Arizona Urban Fishing Progam
August 8, 2010 by in Executive Lifestyle | Featured | Lists

There are currently 20 Arizona Urban Lakes If you have had a good or bad experience at one of the Arizona Urban Lakes, please comment and let us know about your experience. Desert Breeze Lake Desert Breeze Park 660 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. East Chandler AZ 85226 Open: 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Size: 4… Read More →