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Talking Stick Resort's main pool.

Talking Stick will host 3-day festival before mega events

The Talking Stick Cultural & Entertainment Destination and the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community announced the Talking Stick Festival: A Destination Celebration, a three-day festival leading up to the many events taking place next year. The Talking Stick Festival will be held Jan. 22-24 of 2015, and is designed to introduce visitors and locals to the many attractions within the Destination and become a point of pride for the Community.

“The Talking Stick Cultural & Entertainment Destination is a leading Native American cultural and entertainment tourism destination for the valley, state and nation,” said Marketing Project Manager Blessing McAnlis-Vasquez. “This festival will help us introduce visitors and friends to all our exciting amenities while infusing the experience with cultural elements that entertain and educate individuals of all ages about Native American communities in Arizona.”

Signature events will include an Indigenous Film Screening, a Native American Chalk Walk, traditional dance performances from various Arizona Native communities and cooking demonstrations at the Street Eats festival with Native American chefs. Other events include storytelling, hands-on crafts for kids, sculpture tours with SRPMIC artist Jeff Fulwilder and much more.

Save the date announcements were distributed at several events this past weekend along with the announcement of free trolley service that will run from now til April 2015. The trolley route will pick up guests from popular spots in Scottsdale and bring them to destination amenities like Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, Talking Stick Resort, Talking Stick Golf Club, the Pavilions at Talking Stick shopping center, Octane Raceway, and Topgolf. To learn more about the Talking Stick Cultural and Entertainment Destination and the Talking Stick Festival visit our website at www.TalkingStickArizona.com and follow us on Facebook.

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Topgolf’s Topgolf U Redefines Golf Lessons

Golf entertainment leader Topgolf International, Inc. today launched Topgolf U, a new golf instructional program developed to help grow the game. With lessons starting at $20, Topgolf® aims to attract a wide audience of player hopefuls, from juniors to adults and novices to experts.

Topgolf U combines the fun, high-energy environment of Topgolf with world-class, PGA-certified instructors using the latest mobile video technology from Ubersense to analyze and improve players’ swings. The lessons are being offered at all 10 existing Topgolf locations across the United States. The four types of Topgolf U lessons available include:

• Social Lessons – Priced at $20 for adults and $15 for youth, these 20-minute sessions are offered to anyone in a Topgolf bay who wants just a few quick tips. A video analysis of the student’s swing is emailed at the end of the lesson and is available for sharing on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

• Private Lessons – These hour-long sessions feature one-on-one instruction with a golf pro. Topgolf has partnered with sports app leader Ubersense to provide slow-motion video swing analysis. At Topgolf, the flight path of the ball is not simulated – instead, players get to see exactly where every shot lands.

• Weekly Clinics (Player Development Series) – Small group lessons, conducted once per week for four consecutive weeks, bring together players at similar skill levels. Topgolf provides separate development series lesson plans for each level as well as for juniors and ladies.

• Group/Event Lessons – Perfect for corporate entertainment or social parties, this special add-on offers professional instruction as part of the Topgolf private event experience.

“Topgolf is unlike anything else in the golf world, and we wanted to make the lesson experience just as remarkable,” said Topgolf Director of Strategic Partnerships Rodney Ferrell. “By combining the buzzing atmosphere of Topgolf with some of the finest teaching pros in the world using the latest technology, we’ve truly redefined the golf lesson. Put simply, Topgolf is making golf affordable, easy to learn and – most important – fun.”

Topgolf is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track the accuracy and distance of players’ shots. With climate-controlled hitting bays, Topgolf allows fans to enjoy playing the game year-round. The concept has been especially popular among the millennial generation, with more than half of its guests between the ages of 18 and 34. In July, Topgolf was recognized on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for helping revitalize golf.

Today, Topgolf employs up to three golf professionals at each location. The company has pledged to cover the costs associated with each professional’s PGA dues and certification process.

“The introduction of Topgolf U is one of the most important things this company has ever done,” said Topgolf CEO Ken May. “The program symbolizes our commitment to spreading the love for the game of golf and making it more accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds. We look forward to expanding Topgolf U and other programs like our Summer Academy for kids, our offerings for high school golf teams, and more. This is just the beginning of the golf programming Topgolf plans to offer.”

For more information regarding Topgolf U, visit www.topgolf.com/lessons.

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Topgolf Now Hiring for Second Arizona Location

Golf entertainment leader TopGolf International, Inc. today announced it has begun hiring associates for its Gilbert location, set to open in December. Approximately 450 new jobs have been posted online at topgolf.com/careers, and auditions will take place throughout the month of October.

Available positions range from servers and bartenders to kitchen, maintenance and guest services staff, plus many more. Interested applicants should register to attend one of the upcoming recruitment events, which feature several fun and interactive activities, including:

Idea Factory – Applicants get creative to plan a special event for Topgolf
Team-Building Challenges
One-on-one Interviews
X-Factor-style Panel Interviews – Applicants speak or perform for two minutes about a topic of their choice
Topgolf® opened its first Arizona location in Scottsdale this June near Talking Stick Resort. It is the only entertainment center of its kind, offering competitive golfing games for all ages and skill levels and advanced technology to track players’ shots. Those who just want to relax can enjoy the upscale, laid-back ambiance that boasts more than 230 high-definition flat-screen TVs and an extensive food and beverage menu.

“Topgolf puts its own flair on the hiring and training process,” said Topgolf Director of Talent Management Deslyn Douglas. “We take remarkable care in selecting our associates and equipping them with the information and tools they need to be successful. Of course, we make sure everyone has fun in the meantime.”

According to its website, Topgolf is “seeking dazzling people who are keen to share their ideas, inspire others and go above and beyond, approaching every task with energy and pride.”

Associates who are hired at the new 65,000-square-foot facility will receive free Topgolf game play, food and beverage discounts, the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) retirement savings program, and many other benefits.

“More than 1,500 people auditioned at the Topgolf opening in Scottsdale, so I would encourage interested Phoenix-area residents to apply early,” Douglas said.

Topgolf Gilbert recently began selling game credit and memberships, available for a one-time $5 cost or $80-250 per month, depending on the level of benefits desired. Phoenix-area residents can purchase a Lifetime Membership plus $45 worth of game credit on sale for $25 until Dec. 5. Additionally, the first 150 people to purchase a monthly membership will have the initiation fee waived and will receive an invitation for themselves plus a guest to attend the exclusive Topgolf VIP grand opening party. The evening will include complimentary food, drinks, entertainment and Topgolf play.

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No Ties Allowed: Five simple Father’s Day gifts

Dads — the patriarchs of society, the guys who fought refs and umpires for us when we were just in little league and too innocent to defend ourselves, the fellas who took you camping or golfing or bought you a book on investment when you were 15 years old and asked for a car. Once a year, (this year it’s June 15), we celebrate all those tough love lessons. Dads are not always perfect or easy to peg, but we’ve crafted five simple approaches to Father’s Day gifts based on a few common, non-empirically sourced “types.”

 

If your dad is: The original hipster
Gift: Growler

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It’s the gift that keeps on giving. When I was a kid, I never gave my pops a “No. 1 Dad” coffee mug, but now that I’m older I’m all about gifting people beverage containers. If you’ve already been there and done that with the coffee mugs, growlers cost about $12 at most local breweries. Plus: he can fill it as he pleases with the freshest craft beer on tap around the Valley. Heck, maybe you guys can make it a regular father-son/daughter thing to test out a new brew every other weekend.

 

 

 

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If your dad is: Going into the next decade kicking and screaming
Gift: Botox
Have all those years of calling him “old man” has struck him deep in his forehead creases? Help him smooth out that furrowed brow with the gift of botox. Everybody’s doing it. Seriously, it’s the Father’s Day gift this year.

 

 

178281231If your dad is: The man who has everything
Gift: Nostalgia
Your dad wants something? He gets it. His garage is full of gadgets. His office has every book he could ever want to own. His TV is just the right size. He has dozens of ties, socks, polos. He doesn’t need anything and even if you find something totally unique, he’s probably going to beat you to it by three days. But there’s still hope: Give the gift of memories. One of my coworkers gave his dad his first Ironman trophy for Father’s Day, for example. Now, that’s the kind of gift he can’t buy himself.

 

142091190If you dad is: Always polishing his clubs/outdoorsy
Gift: Day at TopGolf
You love your dad. Don’t let him die of a heatstroke. TopGolf just opened its first Arizona location earlier this month — and it’s awesome. It offers seven competitive games, 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, a restaurant, three bars and 230 high-def TVs. TopGolf at Riverwalk is located at 9500 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale — topgolf.com

 

160820358If your dad is: The keeper of life-hacks
Gift: Nothing — no, seriously!
I love giving gifts, but my dad is the best gift-giver I’ve ever met. He gives the best advice and he just always knows exactly what kind of tool or gadget will make your life easier. It’s just not fair to anyone else in my life, and it’s definitely not fair when I have to give him my stupid gag gifts every time a holiday rolls around. Now, he just tells me not to spend money on him. So, I send him a card, give him a call, and try to make sure he feels loved year-round. To the dad who already knows all the life hacks, that’s your best bet!

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New to Market: September/October 2013

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Wester Terminal Expansion

Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Wester Terminal Expansion

1. Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport West Terminal Expansion

Developer: Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Authority

General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction

Architect: DWL Architects + Planeers

Location: Mesa

Size: 6,000 SF

The $4.8M project included the design and construction of two additional gates and an outdoor courtyard space north of the existing terminal building. Additionally, there will be space for a future Federal Inspection Station facility. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

 

2. El Mirage Police Facility

Developer: City of El Mirage

General Contractor: D.L. Withers Construction

Architect: Arrington Watkins

Location: Gateway Park, El Mirage

Size: 22,000 SF

The $5.1M new police station will be the first building in a civic area with will eventually include other structures. The site is south of the city’s award-winning Gateway Park. The are is planned to be a civic and retail area. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

 

3. DC Ranch Tennis Center

Developer: DC Ranch Village Health Clubs and Spa

General Contractor: A.R. Mays Construction

Architect: Esencia

Location: 9800 E. Horseshoe Canyon Dr., Scottsdale

Size: 2,500 SF, 5.4 acres

The $2.5M DC Ranch Tennis Center will have 10 outdoor lighted tennis courts and a 2,500 SF clubhouse with men’s and women’s locker facilities, a lounge, childcare area and patio. Expected completion is 3Q 2013

 

4. District 5 Multi-Purpose Building

Developer: Gila River Indian Community

General Contractor: W.E. O’Neil Construction

Architect: DLR Group, Tucson

Location: Casa Blanca

Size: 31,000 SF

The $7M multi-purpose building will serve he Gila River Indian Community and will include a full gymnasium, classrooms, craft rooms, administrative areas and full kitchen. There also will be outdoor landscaped play areas and a splash pad. Subcontractors include Ellison Mills, G&G Masonry, AME Electric, JD Sun Mechanical, IMCOR, Mirror Works, California Pools and ELS. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

 

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5. TopGolf at Riverwalk

Developer: TopGolf International

General Contractor: ARCO/Murray National Construction Company

Architect: HKS Architects

Location: 101 and Indian Bend, Scottsdale

Size: 59,850 SF

The $15M golf entertainment facility will feature 102 climate-controlled hitting bays that can host up to six players at a time; 2,900 SF of private event space, a rooftop terrace and full-service restaurant and bar. Subcontractors include Levake Construction, Indicomm, Native Plumbing, Red Mountain Engineering, Ace Fabricators, Brothers Masonry, Torrent, Arizona Glass and Schindler. Expected completion is 2Q 2014.

 

Sumomaya

Sumomaya

6. Sumomaya

Developer: German Osio

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: PHX Architecture (Phoenix Butler Design designed the shell building for Marketplace at Lincoln and Scottsdale roads).

Location: 6560 N. Scottsdale Rd.

Size: Interior, 4202 SF; Patio, 1,210 SF

Sumomaya will be a restaraunt that fuses East and West influences of Asian and Mexican with a modern design. With concrete and CMY as dominant materials on the exterior, the interior will feature a softer palette of materials, including wood and greenery. Subcontractors include NP Mechanical, NP Engineering, Redmond Foodservice Planning, Light Control, PK Associates and McKay Conant Hoover. Expected completion is 4Q 2013.

 

Mixed Use

Rivulon

Rivulon

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Developer: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: TBD

Location: Intersection of Gilbert Rd. and Loop 202, Gilbert

Size: Finished project — 3 MSF of Class A office; 500,000 SF restaurant and retail use

Phase one of this mixed use project, with site work underway, will include a 4-story, 120,000 SF office building and a 45,000 SF L.A. Fitness. At buildout, the 250-acre site will offer office space, a wide selection of dining options, a strong retail element, a hotel and upscale multi-family residential.

 

Aspen Place at the Sawmill

Aspen Place at the Sawmill

8. Aspen Place at the Sawmill

Developer: RED Development

General Contractor: TBD

Architect: TBD

Location: Butler Ave. and Lone Tree Rd., Flagstaff

RED Development’s Flagstaff mixed-use project will add an REI store and launch phase two with 30,000 additional SF of retail space and 222 luxury apartments. REI, an outdoor gear and clothing store, will utilize 23,550 SF in a separate building at Aspen Place. The apartments, The Village at Aspen Place, will be developed by ePartment Communities of Kansas City, Mo. RED Development also is bringing a 6,000 SF Alliance Bank to the property in 3Q 2014. Aspen Place at the Sawmill currently features 68,000 SF of retail and restaurants and ultimately will include a total of 135,000 SF when all phases are fully built.