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Jen of all trades: Scottsdale designer puts heart into homes

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In order to understand how Scottsdale designer Jennifer Adams transformed her life of cleaning houses, teaching aerobics and being a receptionist to becoming a successful entrepreneur, you would need to trace her journey all the way back to home. “I realized at an early age the power of home and what you do to your… Read More →

Local website calculates the ‘perfect gift’

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Lesley Morrison Midkiff’s husband always wanted to get her nice gifts for special occasions but found it difficult to think of the “perfect gift.” He didn’t want to ask Morrison Midkiff, because he didn’t want to ruin the surprise. “He would end up having to ask me what I wanted, but hated that asking me… Read More →

Sanctuary plans interactive dinner with Guy Fieri

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December 6, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

On Dec. 19, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s  Executive Chef Beau MacMillan welcomes fellow Food Network star and celebrity chef Guy Fieri for a special interactive dinner. Guests will break bread with the TV personality – famous for his top-rated Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – and get the inside dish on his culinary… Read More →

Valley Partnership seeks new president and CEO

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Valley Partnership announced Friday that Richard Hubbard stepped down from his eight-year post as president and CEO of the advocacy group. The terms of Hubbard’s resignation are effective immediately, said Cecilia Riviere, Director of Partner Services for Valley Partnership. There will be no acting president and CEO while a subcommittee of board members select Hubbard’s… Read More →

Phoenix Festival of the Arts kicks off today

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The Phoenix Festival of the Arts is bringing three days of live arts, entertainment and vendors to Margaret T. Hance Park, 1202 N. 3rd Street in Phoenix, on December 12-14. Admission to the three-day festival is free and events are family-friendly. The events will be running on Friday from 12-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-8… Read More →

The good, the bad and the ugly with Grant Woods

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December 5, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Blogs | Events | Featured

Valley Partnership continues an annual tradition with its end-of- the-year reflection by the always entertaining and provocative Grant Woods. The former Arizona Attorney General, prominent attorney and community leader will provide a morning of thought-provoking discussion about Arizona politics, education and business. The final Friday Morning Breakfast scheduled for 2014, the event is scheduled for… Read More →

Thrill-seekers will rappel CityScape office tower

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December 5, 2014 by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Featured | Play | Stay

In an unconventional fundraising effort for Special Olympics Arizona, 160 thrill-seekers will rappel 27 stories in downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s event is sure to soar to new heights with supporters such as Dallas Cowboys Announcer Kevin Ray. Sponsors CityScape Phoenix and RED Development host the… Read More →

Sprinkles ATM Launches in Scottsdale

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Just in time to kick off the holiday gifting season, Sprinkles Cupcakes announced the launch of their Cupcake ATM at its Scottsdale location on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The ATM will dispense freshly baked cupcakes 24-hours a day, seven days a week. To celebrate, beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday there will be 50 golden tickets… Read More →

UMB Bank opens Biltmore location

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In the back of a large, architecturally beautiful, glass building on Camelback and 28th Street resides the newest bank to the Biltmore area, UMB Bank. UMB Bank, a previous resident to the Biltmore area, has returned and brought with them hopes of improving their community. “We want to become focused and help the community. Most… Read More →

Cox Business wins technology leadership award

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Cox Business recently won the Best Application of the Year from the Metro Ethernet Forum, a global alliance comprising more than 220 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable companies and others for the company’s Mesa (AZ) Public School District implementation. Ethernet is the preferred data networking technology among businesses and non-profit organizations that require efficient,… Read More →

Arizona is the 5th least charitable state, study says

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America is obsessed with being No. 1. It dominates in military power, economic prosperity, high technology, even movie blockbusters. Recently, its glorious résumé was freshened up with yet another impressive credential: The world’s most benevolent country of 2014, a title it shares with Myanmar. With 30 percent of annual giving taking place in December, the… Read More →

Lovitt & Touché hires Robinson as sales executive

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Lovitt & Touché, an Arizona-based insurance brokerage and benefits solutions provider, has hired Jackie Robinson as a sales executive specializing in property/casualty risks and employee benefits within the human services and healthcare industries. She is based at the company’s Tempe office. Robinson has more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry, most recently… Read More →

Jeff Keck returns to Adolfson & Peterson as regional VP

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction (A&P) announced Thursday morning the return of Jeff Keck to the organization. Keck had previously been a vice president with A&P for 12 years before leaving the company in early 2013. Effective this week, he will return and assume the new position of Vice President of Operations for the Arizona region.… Read More →

Moreland Auto Group buys 22 acres in Avondale

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December 4, 2014 by in AZRE Magazine | Brokerage | Featured | Investment

Cassidy Turley* announced the sale of 22.6 acres of commercial land at the northwest corner of Avondale Boulevard and McDowell Road in Avondale, Ariz., for $2.2 million ($2.24 per square foot). Doug Moreland of Colorado-based Moreland Auto Group purchased the property under Moreland Arizona Properties, LLC from Rialto Capital Management LLC. Cassidy Turley Vice Presidents… Read More →