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Women of Scottsdale announces 2014 Woman of the Year & 2015 Philanthropy Partner

Women of Scottsdale has announced the 2014 Woman of the Year, Dr. Cie Scott.  Dr. Scott moved to Scottsdale in 2003 and for the past nine years has been a member of Women of Scottsdale.  In 2008, Dr. Scott was awarded Art Renaissance Woman of the Year.  Dr. Scott has a Ph.D. in psychology and has presented seminars internationally and in Scottsdale on the fields of health, beauty and fitness.  Prior to moving to Scottsdale, she has hosted a national television show for FOX and ABC networks, highlighting strategies and principles for transforming the mind and body; Infinite Power was punctuated with daily inspiration and interviews from Hollywood’s biggest stars.  With her extensive television career she earned 8 Tellys, 2 Vision Awards, and 2 Emmy nominations for TV hosting and producing.  Dr. Scott continues to be a voting member of th Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, producing the Primetime Emmys and creating positive television projects. Dr. Scott will be honored on Friday, February 20, at the Women of Scottsdale luncheon. Past Woman of the Year honorees include Billie Jo Herbeger, Pam Gaber, Janie Ellis, Donna Reagan, Paula Cullison, Mayor Mary Manross, Debbie Gaby, Vicki Collins Edwards, Ellen Andres-Schneider, Wink Blair, Senator Carolyn Allen, Joan Fudala,  Linda Milhaven, Lois McFarland,  Sam Campana.


C-CAP (Careers through Culinary Arts Program) is the Women of Scottsdale’s 2015 Philanthropy Partner.Careers through Culinary Arts Program is a national non-profit that prepares at-risk high school students for college and careers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. For the past 25 years, C-CAP has provided job training and internships, scholarships, teacher training, cooking competitions, college and career advising and product and equipment donations.  C-CAP Arizona’s program supports over 6,000 students, teachers and educators statewide.


“We are thrilled Dr. Cie Scott is our 2014 Woman of the Year! And we are excited to partner with C-CAP to further their mission of helping students find rewarding careers in the foodservice and hospitality industry,” said Women of Scottsdale President & CEO, JoAnn Holland. “We will celebrate Cie on February 20th and with our philanthropy partner we will collect funds from the Women of Scottsdale to create a Women of Scottsdale Scholarship to be presented to a C-CAP student in March 2016.”


Also announced last month, The 2015 Director for Women of Scottsdale will be Nancy McCutcheon from Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

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Arizona Cocktail Week To Kick Off February 16 At Hotel Valley Ho

Charlotte Voisey

Save money. Help out a nonprofit.

This is exactly what participants of Arizona Cocktail Week will have the chance to do for one week in February (February 16-22, 2013) — and it’s a statewide event.

For those interested in sampling cocktails, learning from nationally renowned mixologists and helping the community, purchase an Arizona Cocktail Week Tony Abou-Ganimwristband for $10, and take part it in all. Proceeds from the wristbands will benefit the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Arizona, a nonprofit organization that works with public schools across the country to provide career opportunities in the foodservice industry for underserved youth through culinary arts education and employment.

Wearing the wristband guarantees half off drinks at participating restaurants and bars throughout the state, for the entire week. The wristband will also give Yelpers Steve Olsonaccess to dining specials and exclusive taxi deals to ensure everyone gets home safely.

But that’s not all. Wristband wearers will also receive RACK alerts (Random Acts of Cocktail Kindness), sent out via social media and email, informing attendees of special giveaways and pop-up events/bars, which will spring up around town headed by mixologists from Los Angeles, New York City and St. Louis.Angus Winchester

Arizona Cocktail Week will kick off with the Cocktail Carnival at the Hotel Valley Ho. Here, you’ll find the latest innovations from the nation’s top mixologists and bartenders, including booze-infused cotton candy.

Other notable events happening during AZCW:

  • Tony Abou-Ganim, author of “The Modern Mixologist: Contemporary Classic Cocktails” and “Iron Chef: America” contestant will host a ladies-only cocktail seminar.
  • Steve Olson, Wine & Spirits writer for Bon Appétit Magazine and cocktail consultant to the top restaurants in the country (Grammercy Tavern, Mayflower Inn) will host a cognac seminar and pub crawl.
  • Two other confirmed mixologists include Charlotte Voisey, company mixologist with William Grant & Sons USA and recognized by the James Beard Foundation in 2009 for contribution to mixology; and Angus Winchester, Wine Enthusiast’s 2012 Brand Ambassador/Mixologist of the Year.
  • This year will launch a Light Rail Pub Crawl in Phoenix.

Schedule for the week:

Saturday, Feb. 16

  • Cocktail Carnival

Sunday, Feb. 17

  • Bloody Bar
  • Seminars
  • Pool Party Fiesta
  • Imbibe n’ Dine

Monday, Feb. 18

  • Bloody Bar
  • Seminars
  • Artisanal Happy Hour
  • Last Slinger Standing
    Cocktail Competition

Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • Imbibe n’ Dine
  • To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion Event

Wed., Feb. 20

  • Light Rail Safari

Thursday, Feb. 21

  • Imbibe n’ Dine

Friday, Feb. 22

  • Last Call Closing Party

For more information about Arizona Cocktail Week, including the schedule of events for the week, visit arizonacocktailweek.com.

Arizona Cocktail Week
When: February 16-22, 2013
Where: View a list of participating restaurants/bars
Cost: $10 wristbands