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Posted: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:00 pm

Chamber workshop set for Wednesday

The Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce will host its brown bad lunch workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at South Mountain Community College, 10429 S. 51st St.

Dave Sherman, professional speaker, trainer and best-selling author, will provide tips, tools and techniques necessary to not only survive this current economy, but to actually thrive in it. 

He will discuss three surefire ways to deal with this economy, how to meet more people, do more business and make more money, simple ideas to increase your sales in the next 30 days and more.

Cost is $5 for members, $15 for non-members. Registration begins at 11 a.m. Please RSVP to Jackie@ahwatukeechamber.com or (480) 753-7676.

 

Foothills Financial Planning opens

Foothills Financial Planning, Inc., a new company in Ahwatukee Foothills, provides a unique opportunity for residents of all income levels to obtain professional help they need to achieve financial peace-of-mind.

The company helps its clients with selecting 401(k) options, life insurance coverage needs, diversifying investments, building a college fund and anything else pertaining to their finances.

For more information, call (480) 445-9072 or www.foothillsplanning.com

 

Chiropractor adds therapeutic massage

Great Choice Chiropractic announces the addition of a massage therapist, Audrey Washington, to its Ahwatukee Foothills clinic.

Washington has experience in cancer massage, pre-natal, sports massage, neuromuscular techniques, therapeutic, Swedish, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, Thai yoga massage and reflexology.

Pricing and additional information can be found at www.greatchoicechiro.com. For more information, call (480) 704-6600.

 

 

Firm offers help to cut down on surprises

Trans-West Network Solutions will be offering consulting services to the business community at no cost until May 15.

The Arizona-based corporation would like to help community businesses cut costs and increase their productivity. Consultants will review all monthly Internet billing, review with department managers, their work flow to determine if they are using their current technology to the best of its ability and recommend upgrades and training from current vendors.

They will present new ideas for increasing productivity, and evaluate data networks in order to properly budget for the next 36 months.

These audits typically range in cost from $500 to $2,500 based on the size of the corporation. Trans-West Network Solutions is located at 5202 S. 39th St. For more information, call (602) 437-3010 or visit www.twns.com.

 

Goodwill offers employment to AZ businesses

Goodwill of Central Arizona said its Career Centers are on track for about 100,000 visits this year. Arizona businesses are able to post openings, as well as participate in weekly recruiting events at all nine Career Centers.

The organization operates a full-service staffing agency, known as Goodwill Staffing Solutions, which recruits, screens and places qualified employees in a wide range of positions on a temporary, temp-to-hire or direct-hire basis. 

Goodwill provides job opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment through a variety of services.

For more information, call (602) 535-4000 or visit www.goodwillaz.org.

 

Wild Horse Pass debuts ballroom, meeting space

Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa will debut its expansion project, a new ballroom and enhanced meeting space, on June 3.

The new ballroom is 15,000 square feet, divisible into seven sections, the two additional meeting rooms at nearly 1,000 square feet each and a foyer offering 8,884 square feet of pre-function space now bring the resort's total meeting space square footage to 70,000.

For more information, call (602) 225-0100 or visit www.wildhorsepassresort.com.

 

Arizona Grand offers renovation specials

Grossman Company Properties unveiled its newly redesigned Arizona Grand Resort in Phoenix - a $52 million redevelopment project inspired by the developer's passion for the popular Valley destination that pairs elegance with casual fun. A new 25,000-square-foot lobby features the resort's newest dining venues, The Lobby Grill and The Lobby Bar.

In celebration, stays through May 21 have rates starting from $199 for a newly redesigned suite and include two rounds of golf, $50 food and beverage credit at The Lobby Grill, $20 spa credit on a 50- or 80-minute spa treatment and up to six wristbands to the water park for each night of the stay.

Guests can call (602) 438-9000 or log onto www.ArizonaGrandResort.com and enter the promo code PROGOP. Limited time offer and based on availability.

 

 

 

Foreclosures drop

The Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at ASU's Polytechnic campus said foreclosure activity for March is down significantly compared with February.

Foreclosure activity in March represented 31 percent (2,670 transactions) compared with 51 percent (4,295 transactions) in February. The slowdown can be attributed to the hiatus programs lenders instituted, while awaiting the new loan modification and refinancing programs from the federal government.

For more information, visit www.poly.asu.edu/msma.

 

Suns season scores big with Trader Joe's

The Phoenix Suns and Trader Joe's teamed up to fight hunger this season through the "Hoops Against Hunger" campaign.

Trader Joe's committed to donating $150 to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance for each Suns win during the 2008-09 regular season to fight hunger in the Valley.

The Suns 43 wins to date generated $6,450 in funds to benefit the organization. Suns forward Louis Amundson also bagged groceries for donations this past March, adding an additional $500 to the cause. Trader Joe's then contributed an extra $1,050, bringing the grand total to $8,000.

Since the campaign's inception prior to the 2006-07 season, Trader Joe's has donated more than $30,000 to St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance. Locally, Trader Joe's is located at 4025 E. Chandler Blvd.

For more information, call (480) 759-2295 or visit www.traderjoes.com.

 

Wild Horse Pass adds HR assistant

The Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa announced the arrival of Sarah Mackin as assistant human resources director.

Mackin will oversee recruiting, hiring, benefits, training, leaves of absence and the be well and be safe initiatives. 

Mackin is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, with a business administration degree and an emphasis in human resources management.

 

Big Daddy's Smokehouse gives back

Big Daddy's Smokehouse Sports Grill has given more than $500 back to the Ahwatukee Foothills community in the last 45 days. 

The restaurant's goal is to be able to give back an average of $2,000 a month to its Ahwatukee family.

If your school, sports group, church, social group or charitable group is interested in Big Daddy's Smokehouse Sports Grill give back program, contact Staci Ames at staci@bigdaddyssmokehouse.com.

 

AAA Arizona appoints Michael Tully as CEO

The AAA Arizona board of directors has appointed current President Michael Tully as the new chief executive officer of the auto club, where he will assume the reigns held by Jim McDowell for the past 12 years. 

AAA Arizona is the state's largest membership organization and has served as an advocate for motorists and travelers for nearly 85 years. McDowell will become vice chairman of AAA Arizona's board of directors. In addition, he will continue to remain active on a number of community boards and organizations, including the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, the Valley of the Sun United Way and the Grand Canyon Association. McDowell will also act in a consulting capacity for AAA Club Affiliates, a holding company headquartered in San Francisco.

For more information, visit www.AAAAZ.com

 

Affiliated Psychotherapists

Affiliated Psychotherapists is an association of independent licensed professional counselors sharing resources to proficiently serve the behavioral, emotional and mental health needs. Children, adolescents and adults are served using a variety of therapeutic models and approaches.

Affiliated Psychotherapists is located at 11011 S. 48th St., Suite 101.

For more information, call (480) 775-6423 or visit www.affiliatedpsychotherapists.net.

 

The Back Rub Company expands nationally

The Back Rub Company, an Arizona provider for on-site employee wellness recently announced their national expansion. 

The Back Rub Company provides workplace wellness programs that include seated chair massage, fitness classes and lunch & learn workshops, in addition to event and trade-show massage.

The American Journal of Health Promotions shows that for every dollar spent on wellness, employers can get up to $10 back through fewer medical claims, reduced absenteeism, improved productivity and other factors.

For information about The Back Rub Company's Workplace Wellness Programs, call (480) 330-2066 or visit www.thebackrubcompany.com.

 

Limo package makes prom a night to remember

High school students looking for a limousine package with something extra can book the prom special offered by Aloha Limousine, a Tempe-based transportation company.

Prom-goers receive Aloha's signature service, complete with Hawaiian music, Hawaiian drinks, macadamia nuts, soda and water. The prom special also includes free sparkling cider and leis. The student booking the service will receive a free one-hour voucher for limousine service. The voucher can be used for a future event.

Aloha Limousine offers sedans and limos, as well as a party bus that can transport up to 18 people. They are located at 947 S. 48th St., Suite 101, in Tempe. Reservations are taken Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., at (480) 642-5642 or at reservations@alohaarizonalimo.com.

For more information, visit www.alohaarizonalimo.com.

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