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  • The Sweet Experience of Zak’s Chocolate Factory Tour, Free Public Event Announced May 6-7

    Forget everything you think Willy Wonka taught you about a chocolate factory. Zak’s Chocolate in Scottsdale gives visitors the opportunity to tour a real working craft chocolate factory, learn about and taste small batch, craft, single-origin chocolates and learn about the bean-to-boutique process that makes each bite of chocolate better than the last. Owners and husband and wife team Jim and ... Read More

  • CallSafe Positioning Itself to Revolutionize Mobile Personal Emergency Response System Industry

    Nicole and DJ Swartwout are happy to announce their new venture, CallSafe. Previously, the husband and wife duo were with CallTeks, a security solutions firm that focused on homes and businesses. If you recall the iconic commercial that says, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” CallSafe builds on the idea of a response system that embraces today’s burgeoning technology and takes it ... Read More

  • Elements Massage South Mesa Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Extends Special Offer

    Elements Massage South Mesa just celebrated its one year anniversary and franchise owners Ron and Troy Suzanne Gatza couldn’t be more pleased with their experience in offering the finest in a variety of massage therapy modalities. Ron Gatza explains, “It is a huge milestone for us to hit the one year mark and it leads to taking a look back at the year that flew by and reflecting on it. The thi ... Read More

  • The Herb Box at The Colony in Midtown Now Open

    New location the company’s first restaurant in Phoenix and third location in the ValleyOn Friday, April 8, The Herb Box was the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box has two existing locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the North Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town. The ne ... Read More

  • The Couples Expert –Creating the Loving Relationships You Desire

    The Couples Expert offers counseling for couples, individuals and families. There are tough issues that anyone can face in their unique relationships. Having a caring, experienced counselor assist you and your loved ones with challenging issues and situations can help you understand, reconnect, heal and grow. Counselors Stuart Fensterheim LCSW, known as “The Couples Expert,” Ariel Schulz Br ... Read More

  • Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Romantic Gift or Getaway

    The natural beauty of Canyon Lake is showcased on the Dolly Steamboat year round. The giant sternwheeler has hosted a wide array of special events and guests over several decades, but perhaps the romantic side of Dolly Steamboat is the most thrilling!PR Director and namesake for the Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy explains the appeal of the Canyon Lake surrounds. “The entire area was created by c ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Pizzeria Fosters Exceptional Employee Relationships

    Venezia’s Pizzeria has long been a Valley favorite, with menu offerings including scrumptious pizza, wings, salads, low-carb pizza bowls, sandwiches and much more, served up in fun, friendly and impeccably clean restaurants. It takes a special group of employees to make that Venezia’s magic happen for its guests each day and Derek Clark is an area manager who has shined throughout the years. D ... Read More

  • Raven’s SUMMER OF LOVE Birthday Bash Takes Place at The Rhythm Room June 25

    Raven Events creates, promotes, manages and hosts a variety of upscale, classy events such as holiday galas, theme parties, business networking mixers and special social gatherings which are generally held at the surrounding resorts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale. Raven Events has been elevating the quality of business and social events for business professionals, couples and singles since 2003 ... Read More

  • Actor, Director and Athlete, Sean Patrick Flanery Debuts First Novel, Jane Two

    Photos by John Schell Sean Patrick Flanery wears a lot of hats. The star of “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “The Boondock Saints,” Powder,” “The Young and The Restless,” “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter” and more than 100 films and television shows is also an accomplished director, writer and a black belt Jiu-Jitsu athlete and instructor. Now, he adds published author to that pr ... Read More

  • Barleens Arizona Opry Announces New 2016-2017 Season

    Barleens Arizona Opry Dinner Show has announced 13 different shows for its 2016-2017 season and will kick off ticket sales for the new season April 1. You will not find a better value for dinner and a show anywhere in the Valley, so get your tickets early!Among the new season offerings are two different variety shows--Arizona Opry Spectacular and Variety at Its Best; two country music shows--Jukeb ... Read More


    For the first time in team history, all 162 D-backs games will be televised and 25 games will be offered in a Spanish broadcast in 2016 PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that all 162 regular season games will be televised in 2016, including 158 games on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus, the exclusive home of D-backs baseball. The remaining four games will be bro ... Read More

  • Helping Hands For Freedom Partners with Indiana Candle Company for Military-Themed Fundraising Candles

    Indiana-based candle company, Warm Glow Candles, has created two military-themed candles specifically for Helping Hands For Freedom (HHFF) that will help raise funds for the nonprofit in support of The Route for the Brave and all the programs offered by the organization. Helping Hands for Freedom was co-founded by Fairland, Indiana resident, Patrick Shannon, a two-time Purple Heart recipient and B ... Read More

  • Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence helps take customer service to the next level at Bashas'

    Scottsdale.com speaks with Bashas' Customer Relations Manager, Rob Johnson about the overwhelmingly positive impact that its mystery shopping program is having in its stores!For additional information on Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence, visit www.eagleeyeshops.com or call (480) 454-5567Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence is changing every facet of the mystery shopping industry. Through the extensive use o ... Read More

  • NAK Productions Expertly Covers a Diverse Collection of Businesses, Events and People in the Valley

    Owner of NAK Productions, Nathan Kinkel is entirely flexible when it comes to the kinds of events he captures for his clients. Whether it’s a fundraiser, a gala, a one-on-one interview, weddings, drone footage or just about anything else, Kinkel’s clients are ensured an expertly prepared and quality experience completed in a timely fashion. During the month of February, Kinkel completed a dive ... Read More

  • Verve Surgical Institute Now Open in Mesa

    Verve Wellness Center has been a well-respected destination in the East Valley for patients to be seen for internal medicine, general dental, cosmetic dental, oral surgery, endodontics and prosthodontics and now, acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Verve has also grown to include a state-of-art surgical institute located near Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa. Verve Wellness is the brain child of Dr. ... Read More

  • Barleens Arizona Opry Serves Up Exceptional Live Entertainment and Dinner for One Low Price

    When it comes to variety entertainment, nobody does it better than Barleens. With 17 different shows to choose from this season, you are sure to find a number of ways to please your musical palate and keep coming back for more!Variety Show One is a banquet of musical styles that includes country, rock and roll, blues, boogie woogie, big band and even some timeless classical masterpieces. Musicians ... Read More

  • Artist Dyana Hesson Featured at Desert Botanical Gardens January 29 through May 22, 2016

    Career retrospective entitled “Return to the Desert, Celebrating the First 25 Years"Dyana Hesson, one of the Southwest’s most beloved botanical artists, will be celebrating her 25th year retrospective at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix from January 29 through May 22, 2016.“Return to the Desert, Celebrating the First 25 Years” will showcase the evolution of her original works as the ... Read More

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  • Your Spiritual HomeConnecting with individuals and assemblies for the maintenance of spiritual growth and expression is important. Finding your spiritual home is a significant step in the process of b...Read More
  • The 19th Annual Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival will be taking place this weekend in Flagstaff where it is a cool 85 degrees today! Taste beer from breweries all over the Southwest while enjo...Read More
  • CARE is one of the world’s largest private humanitarian organizations. It was founded in 1945, when 22 American organizations came together to rush lifesaving CARE Packages® of food to survivors of...Read More
  • Solar energy has been around for a very long time, but recently, the technology used to harness it has been improving to the point that is becoming more readily available. Especially in Europe, mos...Read More
  • With over 250 golf courses in Phoenix and a few of them known as the world's best golf destinations, you would think that almost everyone has the opportunity to golf.  Not so for the disabled. ...Read More
  • Here's your chance to take a final swing in the "TriWest Healthcare Alliance Shot at Glory" at this year's Waste Management Phoenix Open. Sink a hole-in-one at the Shot at Glory and you could win $...Read More
  • Bullion may be a smarter investment than many experts believe. The previous decade has seen a remarkable increase in the value of bullion over the value of finished precious metal products. This in...Read More
  • Finding quality care for a pet can be a challenge, but the new site DogGroomers.com makes it easy for dog owners to find reliable dog groomers and grooming services in their local area. DogGroomers.c...Read More
  • Are you trying to find gold quotes online? Gold has had quite a year in 2010. It did continue a ten-year trend of annual increase, and also hit a new all time peak on December 7 of $1,432.50. While...Read More
  • In every movie written about treasure, there is always a room piled full of gold as high as the eye can see. When Hernando Cortez made his voyage to the Americas, he searched far and wide for El Do...Read More

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