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Fulton Homes helps launch ‘Character Counts’ program

Bricks and cement may create a home’s foundation, but honesty and character build a solid foundation for young adults.

Tempe-based homebuilder Fulton Homes is partnering with KTAR Sports Radio 620 for the Fulton Homes Character Counts program. KTAR listeners will be encouraged to nominate a 12- to 17-year-old student athlete who has exhibited character. Beginning in November and continuing through April, one winner from all of the nominees will be chosen each month to win a $100 gift certificate to Sports Authority. At the end of the school year a celebratory banquet will be held for the top 12 finalists who exemplified true character and good sportsmanship, and one athlete will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship courtesy of Fulton Homes.

Every Tuesday a “Character Counts” segment will air on Sports Radio 620 during the Doug and Wolf Morning Show. Former NFL player Ron Wolfley and sports radio personality Doug Franz will discuss what builds great character in sports and the importance of good sportsmanship. Listeners will be invited to visit CharacterCountsAZ.com to nominate a local athlete who exemplifies great character through their actions. Each monthly winner – or “Good Sport” – will be interviewed on video by Ron Wolfley, and will be featured both on-air and online.

“Character is not something a person is born with; we must take responsibility to form and mold it,” Doug Fulton, Fulton Homes CEO, said.  “This program acknowledges the many young adults in our community who are excelling in both sports and in their own lives. Fulton Homes is proud to recognize good character in our young adults and the outstanding model of character they are exhibiting for others.”

The Character Counts program is another in a series of programs which include the Fulton Homes Noon Salute, Teacher of the Week, 2 Seconds is Too Long and Fence Patrol. For more on the Fulton Homes Character Counts program and others, visit www.fultonhomes.com.

Copper Wind

Arizona's First Full-Length Western, "Copper Wind," Under Way

This summer, writer/director Chaz Lee and Valley production company Six Gun Entertainment, LLC are filming the first-ever feature length western, “Copper Wind,” filmed exclusively in Arizona. The production, which centers on love, hate, vengeance and discovery, will feature all Arizona scenery and talent.

Production began on June 6, with a cast of more than 25 Arizona professionals. Numerous other Arizona personalities will make cameo appearances in the film, including:

• Cory McCloskey (FOX 10 news),
• Bill Thompson (Wallace and Ladmo show),
• Bobbi Jeen Olson (Arizona Country TV),
• Bob Roloff (the Arizona Duuude, Arizona character),
• Pat McMahon (KTAR FM),
• George Nelson (famous stuntman), and
• Patrick Heigl (Sanderson Lincoln), among others.

According to Lee, Copper Wind will showcase all that Arizona has to offer.

“In addition to being the first, full-length western to feature all Arizona talent and incredible scenery, this film has the lingo, locations and wardrobe of 1881,” says Lee. “This is the first Arizona western to be shot exclusively in our state from start to finish. While it is a fictitious tale, moviegoers will experience the turbulent era that was characteristic of the Wild West more than 100 years ago. Six Gun Entertainment decided to move forward in producing this film during the summer of 2012 because a strong production company needed to step up and showcase Arizona, its history and its ability to complete an exciting movie that will stimulate interest in our state’s film community.”

For more information about “Copper Wind,” visit indiegogo.com/COPPER-WIND.

 

Best of the Best Awards 2011, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

Best of the Best Awards 2011: Advertising, Marketing & Media

Winner: KPNX-TV, Channel 12

KPNX, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 12 News is Arizona’s leading source for local news on television, online with top-viewed website azcentral.com, and on-the-go with text and video available on mobile devices. With the combined resources of NBC News, The Arizona Republic and USA Today, 12 News is consistently the first choice for information whenever a major story breaks. 12 News is one of the top-performing NBC affiliates in the country, with ratings that frequently exceed the network’s national average. With a long history as the leader in innovation, 12 News was the first to deliver a local newscast in high-definition. Whenever and wherever consumers want quality news and information, 12 News is positioned to meet their needs.

Year Est: 1953
Weekly Audience: 1.1M
Principal(s): John Misner

12 News Logo,  AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 200 E. Van Buren Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-257-1212
www.azcentral.com



Finalist: News Talk 92.3 KTAR

KTAR, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 What started as one radio station 88 years ago has now evolved into one of the state’s leading media companies, delivering content to not only radios, but also cell phones and Internet browsers. KTAR’s news team is one of the largest in the state and is the winner of the coveted Edward R. Murrow Award for journalistic excellence. In the world of sports, KTAR is the play-by-play home of the state’s most popular teams. And, when it comes to on-air personalities, KTAR is the place to interact with the biggest names in news and sports talk. Also, its commitment to the community has generated more than $3 million in listener donations to Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center.
Year Est: 1922
AZ STAFF: 100
Principal(s): Scott Sutherland
KTAR News Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 7740 N. 16th St., #200
Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-274-6200
www.ktar.com



Finalist: The Lavidge Company

Lavidge Company, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 Lavidge Interactive’s roster of clients includes Massage Envy, LifeLock and Phoenix International Raceway, just to name a few. This specialized division is made up of creative strategists, marketers, software engineers and developers. Together, they work to create websites, online marketing campaigns, mobile apps, digital assets, social media strategies and more — transforming businesses that merely exist on the Web to Digital Magnets that profit on it. Also known as Internet Marketing Agency, Lavidge Interactive is a division of The Lavidge Company, an independently owned full-service advertising, interactive and public relations agency serving local, regional and national clients since 1982.
Year Est: 2006
AZ STAFF: 18
Principal(s): Bill Lavidge
Lavidge Company Logo, AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011 2777 E. Camelback Rd., #300
Phoenix, AZ 85016
480-998-2600
www.lavidge.com


Arizona Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

2010 Best of the Best Awards

2010 BOB Awards: Advertising, Marketing & Media

The following companies won the Gold, Silver and Bronze rankings in the Advertising, Marketing & Media category of the 2010 Best of the Best Awards.

2010 Best Of The Best Awards: Advertising, Marketing & Media


2010 Best of the Best AwardsKPNX-TV, Channel 12
Television Stations

 

2010 Best of the Best AwardsYear Est.: 1953
Weekly Audience: 1.1M
Principal(s): John Misner
azcentral.com

Channel 12 is Arizona’s leading source for local news on television, online with top-viewed website azcentral.com, and on-the-go with text and video available on cell phones. With the combined resources of NBC News, The Arizona Republic and USA Today, 12 News is consistently the first choice for information whenever a major story breaks. Channel 12 is one of the top-performing NBC affiliates in the country, with ratings that frequently exceed the network’s national average. Channel 12 also was the first to deliver a local newscast in high-definition.


2010 Best of the Best AwardsNews Talk 92.3 KTAR
Radio Stations

2010 Best of the Best AwardsYear Est.: 1922
AZ Staff: 100
Principal(s): Scott Sutherland
ktar.com

2010 Best of the Best AwardsThe Lavidge Company
Graphic Design Firms

2010 Best of the Best AwardsYear Est.: 1982
AZ Staff: 9
Principal(s): Bill Lavidge
lavidge.com

2010 Best of the Best Hall of Fame