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Sam Fox opens first Flower Child location in Scottsdale

Flower Child, Sam Fox’s healthy fast-casual restaurant opened its first Scottsdale location yesterday, Tuesday, May 5, at Shea Boulevard & 90th Street. The latest locale will serve farm-to-table fare that’s healthy and served in a happy, fast-casual kitchen. 

Situated in a bright 3,572-square-foot space and 1,223-square-foot patio, surrounded by windows on every side with sunshine beaming in, the restaurant has the energy of a buzzing farmer’s market. Artwork is hand-painted and whimsical, and the open kitchen lets you watch the Chefs prepping fresh vegetables all day long. Here, where happy is the culture, guests can expect fresh flowers on every table, yoga mat parking, a to-go waiting area equipped with a grab and go fridge filled with healthy beverages, and a menu offering a wide selection of clean, nutrient-dense items for lunch and dinner. 

Flower Child believes healthy food makes happy people. Each dish is created with simple, quality, ingredients that are responsibly grown and humanely raised. The organic produce used is guided by the Dirty Dozen list while proteins are naturally raised without additives. That means 100% grass-fed beef, all-natural chicken, sustainably raised salmon, and organic, nonGMO tofu. The menu offers many options for vegans, vegetarians or those with a gluten free diet. In fact, every dessert offered at Flower Child is gluten free. Plus, everything is made from scratch, so guests know exactly what is in their food and where it came from. 

The menu includes a variety of starters, such as Simple and Avocado Hummus and an array of salads like The Granola with organic greens, fuji apple, pomegranate, clementine, sprouted almond, fennel, gorgonzola and chia seed vinaigrette. The heart and soul of the menu includes “build-your-own” Protein Plates with 100% grass-fed beef, all-natural chicken, sustainably raised salmon, and organic, or nonGMO tofu and from the vegetable and grain sides such as the Red Chili Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Simple Steamed Broccoli. For more healthy options, there’s whole grain wraps, like the Flying Avocado with grilled chicken, smoked gouda, romaine, tomato and avocado hummus, that are made from scratch daily and Bowls such as the Mother Earth, a medley of ancient grains, sweet potato, portabella mushroom, avocado, cucumber, broccoli pesto, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette, and hemp seed, where guests may add their own protein. 
  
Flower Child is located at 10460 N. 90th Street in Scottsdale and open Monday – Sunday from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information, visit www.iamaflowerchild.com or call 480-240-4400. Stay in the loop on Instagram at @EatFlowerChild #IAmAFlowerChild. 
 
Future of Technology - AZ Business Magazine January/February 2012

Microchip Announces FIRST Robotics results

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the results of the 2013 FIRST® Robotics Competition (FRC) Arizona Regional, held March 22-23, 2013 in Chandler.

Phoenix’s Carl Hayden High School; Tempe Preparatory Academy, Tempe; and Buena High School, Sierra Vista qualified to compete in the 2013 FIRST Robotics Competition Championship, April 25-27, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. Kingman High School/Kingman Academy of Learning, Kingman; Yuma High School, Yuma; and Rockwell-Collins & Escondido Charter High School, Escondido, Calif. were Regional Finalists.  Students had six weeks to build a robot capable of competing in this year’s competition, the game called Ultimate AscentSM, where teams joined forces to fling saucer-like discs through various slots during several two-minute and fifteen-second matches.  Extra points were scored for robots that could hang from a 10 foot tower in the final seconds of the match.  Any student participating on a FIRSTteam is eligible to apply for more than $16 million in scholarships.

“The engineering challenge presented by FIRST to build a functioning robot that must accomplish specific tasks inspires students to find creative solutions using math, science and engineering, while adhering to strict deadlines.  Working with industry mentors, students learn marketable skills such as working on a team, critical thinking, marketing and problem solving, while having fun at the same time,” said Steve Sanghi, president and CEO of Microchip Technology, co-chair of the FIRST Arizona Regional Planning Committee, FIRST sponsor and member of the FIRST Board of Directors.

Chandler, Ariz.-based Microchip Technology is the organizing sponsor of the FRC Arizona Regional.  Fifty high-school robotics teams competed in the 2013 FRC AZ Regional, including 44 teams from Arizona, three from New Mexico, two from California and one from Mexico.  AZFirst, a non-profit organization, awarded the Steve Sanghi Scholarship to Bianca Rodriquez, a senior at Carl Hayden High School, Phoenix, AZ.  Funded by Steve and Maria Sanghi, this scholarship totals $16,000 over four years, and is awarded to an outstanding FIRST participant who intends to pursue a college degree in science, technology, engineering or math.  Coconino High School won the Regional Chairman’s Award, which recognizes the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate, and embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST.  Christine Sapio, teacher at Coconino High School, Flagstaff, a FTC (FIRST Technical Competition) Affiliate Partner, received the “Outstanding Volunteer of the Year” award for her success in growing the FTC robotics program for middle-school and high-school students.

Additionally, Dave Thompson, FIRST coach at Coconino High School, received the Woodie Flowers Finalist Award, which recognizes a teacher or engineer who demonstrates excellence in teaching science, math and creative design.  Chris Brandt from Saguaro High School in Scottsdale was awarded the “Arizona Teacher of the Year,” based upon an essay written by his students.

Generous supporters of the 2013 FRC Arizona Regional included Organizing Sponsor Microchip Technology; Leader in Technology Sponsor Microchip Technology Employees; and Captain of Innovation Sponsors Army ROTC, Avnet, Craig and Barbara Barrett, Medtronic Foundation, Microchip Technology and Wells Fargo.  Friends of the Future Sponsors included Best Buy Children’s Foundation, Go Daddy, ON Semiconductor, and Steve and Maria Sanghi.  Regional Fan Sponsors included Chase Giving Foundation and Wishes in Stitches/Alan and Margaret Jannuzzi.

Due to the growth of local FIRST programs First Lego League, FTC and FRC), two separate FRC Arizona regional events are expected to be held in 2015.  Recruitment of FRC teams is currently occurring, with a goal of doubling the number of teams in the next two years.  For more information and to get involved, contact FIRST Regional Director Carol Popovich at carol.popovich@microchip.com or (480) 792-7938.