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Posted: Sunday, October 26, 2008 11:00 pm

Job fair Nov. 1

Cookies From Home is inviting grandmas - and grandpas, too - to share their love of baking while making some holiday dough this Christmas season.

The 27-year-old mail order and gift company will be hosting a job fair on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the company's bakery and showcase Gift Shop, 1605 W. University Drive, Suite 106, in Tempe. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for a social gathering, with interviews beginning at 2 p.m.

For details, visit"> or call (480) 894-1944.


Eye Priority offers free screenings for Convergence Insufficiency

Mayo Clinic researchers, as part of a nine-site study, helped discover the best of three currently-used treatments for convergence insufficiency in children.

Convergence insufficiency is a common condition characterized by a person's inability to maintain proper binocular eye alignment on objects as they approach from distance to near. Symptoms may include double vision, eye strain, transient blurred vision, difficulty sustaining near-visual function, abnormal fatigue and headache, corresponding issues in reading and concentrating, which ultimately impact learning.

The findings of the study show children improve faster with structured therapy sessions in a doctor's office, with reinforcement eye exercises at home. Such vision therapy is provided at Ahwatukee's Eye Priority, located at 4810 E. Ray Road. Dr. Kelly de Simone leads to normalized vision in the shortest interval of time - sometimes just 12 weeks.

For more information, call Eye Priority at (480) 893-2300.


BAR Fitness fights tough economy

For consumers looking to get more for their money in a tough economy, having a gym membership might be costing you money and may not be helping you get healthy and fit.

The philosophy at The BAR Fitness is that people are looking for more than just a place to workout - they are looking for an experience that combines customer service with fitness guidance, support and education. The BAR also offers training and membership packages that can fit any budget, without compromising the quality of service provided.

For more information, call Brad at (480) 213-4931.


Sterling Grant hosts crime prevention training for local businesses

Sterling Grant & Associates will present Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, a seminar to educate attendees on risk management, crime and loss prevention, and key steps for creating a safe and secure environment.

The Phoenix-based insurance brokerage has teamed up with former Mesa police officer and crime prevention expert, Timothy Zehring, to present the certification program geared specifically to property/business owners.

The seminar will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, 2575 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Cost is $250 per person, the registration fee includes class materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments.

For more information or to register, call John Milne at (602) 954-7200.


Academy launched

Salt River Project and Arizona State University's W. P. Carey School of Business Center for Executive and Professional Development will join to launch the Small Business Leadership Academy.

Each course will take place over a two-week period, with classes held one evening each week. Participants will graduate Nov. 20, earning a Certificate of Participation from SRP and the W. P. Carey School of Business, and four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from ASU.

For more information on scholarships and admission requirements, contact Art Oros at (602) 236-8773 or


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