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Burton Barr library cafe opens to help autistic adults gain job skills

Burton Barr Library
by in AZ Business Magazine

Beneficial Beans inside the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix offers more than coffee. It offers adults with autism the chance to learn employment skills through an internship program. “Adults with autism who need employment skills come to us,” said Kate Thoene, social enterprise director of the Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center. “They’re with… Read More →

Bank of America awards $300K in grants

valley forward receives grant

Bank of America this week hand-delivered nearly $300,000 in grants in just three hours to 18 local nonprofits working to increase educational and workforce development opportunities in the Phoenix community, according to a Tuesday announcement. According to these nonprofits, a cumulative total of more than 225,000 low and moderate income people will receive job training,… Read More →

Balancing Act: Women Making a Difference in the Community

Welcome to our monthly series with Platform Scottsdale, a nonprofit organization that creates a forum for like-minded women to meet, mentor and build networking relationships with one another. This month’s fun feature is by founder and COO Pearl Woodring. Warning: The following article will inspire you to make a difference in your community and your… Read More →

Grammy Award Winner To Headline "Beauty of a Bonzer" Benefit Concert

Michael McDonald, Photo: Flickr, dbking
by in Events

WestWorld will welcome five-time Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald on Saturday, October 13 for the 12th Annual Beauty of a Bonzer benefit concert, raising money for local charities, including Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center, The Real Gift Foundation and Tom Crawford’s Leadership Children’s Foundation. McDonald’s career began singing back-up vocals for… Read More →

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

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

Winner: KPNX-TV, Channel 12 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… Read More →