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McDowell Sonoran Preserve to close early July

by in Play

Fire danger prompts restrictions and increased patrols – Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 4, to reduce the threat of wild fires during the Independence Day holiday. Summer temperatures dry out vegetation and create an extreme fire threat that can endanger lives, property and the Valley’s fragile desert. The availability… Read More →

The MIM Needs YOU

by in Lifestyle

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is currently seeking volunteer Museum Guides for 2013. MIM invites friendly, high energy volunteers to join its upcoming Museum Guide training class. Museum Guides lead visitors of all ages on guided tours and engage guests in lively, thoughtful discussions about MIM’s collection. Training covers everything a Museum Guide needs to… Read More →

SRP Donates $94,500 to Nonprofit Agencies


Salt River Project employees are turning their volunteer hours into much-needed funds for the nonprofit organizations they assist through the SRP Dollars for Doers program. The program contributes funds, ranging from $250 to $1,000, directly to community nonprofits based upon the number of volunteer hours donated during the 2012 calendar year by SRP employees. The… Read More →

Wells Fargo employees get time off to volunteer

by in Banking | Featured | Nonprofit

Shirley Burns, David Decker, and Sandy Whitver have been awarded a Volunteer Leave Award from Wells Fargo. These awards are presented annually to a select group of Wells Fargo team members and enable them to take up to four months off, while still receiving full pay and benefits, to focus on a community-based volunteer project… Read More →

Komen Phoenix Race Seeks Volunteers

by in Business News | Nonprofit | Sports

Susan G. Komen Central and Northern Arizona seeks volunteer Race for the Cure committee members to help plan and implement various aspects of the 21st Annual Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure, set to take place Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Originally founded as the Komen Phoenix Affiliate, Komen CAN Arizona has been changing the lives… Read More →

Jones Lang LaSalle Completes $30M Sale of Phoenix Multi-family Property

by in Business News

Jones Lang LaSalle’s Capital Markets announced the firm closed the sale of La Palma in Phoenix on behalf of LAP LLC of Orange County, California. Purchased for $30.1M by Seattle-based Weidner Investment Services, the 548-unit apartment complex further cements the local market presence of Jones Lang LaSalle’s new multi-family investment sales practice, created when Executive… Read More →

Job Seekers: 10 Tips For Summer Job Searches

Job Seekers - Summer Job Search

Every year as summer approaches, most job seekers and career changers make the mistake of halting all their efforts. They believe there is no point in pursuing new opportunities during the summer, and that nobody is making hiring decisions until the fall. Ford R. Myers, career coach, speaker and author of “Get The Job You… Read More →

Wells Fargo Receives United Way’s Summit Award

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Wells Fargo & Company has received a 2012 Summit Award from United Way in recognition of its outstanding record of volunteer engagement. United Way presented the award to Wells Fargo at the organization’s Community Leadership Conference in Nashville on May 3. Wells Fargo was one of six companies, and one of two banks, receiving Summit… Read More →

Three Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors To Their Already Busy Work-Life Balance

Successful Business Women Add Philanthropic Endeavors - AZ Business Magazine Nov/Dec 2010

Giving back to the community is an important component of being a true success in the business world. As the greatest minds in history have declared, responsibility is the companion of power and privilege. Regardless of workloads or fluctuations in the economy, true business leaders — whether they are corporate executives or entrepreneurs — have… Read More →

Charitable And Socially Responsible Shopping Sites

You don't have to be santa to give charitable gifts this season
by in Executive Lifestyle | Lists

There are so many ways to share the spirit of giving to those that need it.  Many of your favorite online stores have special sections that donate portions of purchases to specific causes. Also, don’t forget the many independent artists and product-specific initiatives like (RED) and Tom’s Shoes that make contributions to improving quality of… Read More →

TEDxPhoenix Brings Together Local Minds

Photo: TED / James Duncan Davidson.
by in Education | Events | Green | Tech

TEDxPhoenix is bringing together Arizona’s thinkers and doers on Nov. 6 in the hopes of finding solutions to our local and global community’s problems. The TEDx program aims to provide communities with an experience similar to the international TED conference. TED began as a “Technology, Entertainment and Design” conference but has since become a forum… Read More →

2010 Most Admired Companies Winners – Workplace Culture

Most Admired Companies - AZ Business Magazine Sept/Oct 2010
by in Events

The Workplace Culture category recognizes companies with unique workplaces that offer employees benefits and perks, and emphasize diversity and other qualities that make the company a great place to work. Winner: BeachFleischman PC Category: Workplace Culture Headquarters: Tucson Year Est.: 1991 No. of Employees in AZ: 104 Recent Award: Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to… Read More →

Infographic: Who’s Volunteering In Arizona

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by in Featured | Infographics

Despite the economic downturn, Arizonans continue to volunteer. Here’s a look at who’s volunteering based on education, gender and ethnicity. Source: Morrison Institute

BIG Green Awards: Volunteer Of The Year

Amy Stephens Volunteer Of The Year - AZ Business Magazine Jul/Aug 2010

Twelve categories, hundreds of nominations — but only one will take home the green. It’s the first annual Southwest Build-it-Green Awards, where BIG teamed up with the USGBC to bring you the leanest sustainable leaders and projects in Arizona. Recipient: Amy Stephens, Co-Founder · Stephens ID & Associates Amy Stephens volunteers her time, creativity and… Read More →