Native New Yorker celebrates founder's day with free wings

Native New Yorker locations across the Valley will be celebrating its 31st year in business July 28 by offering six free wings to each customer with the purchase of a beverage.

The Native New Yorker, located at 5030 E. Ray Road, has been open for more than 17 years. The location at 1339 E. Chandler Blvd., Suite 101 has been around for a little more than two years. Both restaurants are open from 11 a.m. to midnight. For more information, call the Ray Road location at (480) 496-5717 or the Chandler Boulevard location at (480) 283-9600, or visit

The Neighbor Ladies offer helping hand

Have you ever needed a helping hand or a mother's comforting touch, but help was no where to be found? The Neighbor Ladies, a new Ahwatukee Foothills-based non-medical in-home care company, has arrived, and they provide just these types of services to anyone in need.

The Neighbor Ladies will do just about anything that a family member would do. Many times this will include shopping for a special item, cooking a favorite meal or participating in a shared hobby. When serving as a mother's helper, The Neighbor Ladies care for baby or child, prepare meals, do light housekeeping, laundry, shop, run errands, help organize and keep the home running smoothly. Seniors will find companionship, help with meals, transportation to appointments and medication reminders, grooming, bathing and virtually any other in-home assistance imagined.

Fees range from $12 to $17 per hour, depending on the type of service provided. Special rates for overnight, weekends and holidays may apply. Costs for weekly or 24/7 care are generally estimated at a reduced hourly rate.

Contact Valerie Sanders at (480) 577-6933 for more information.

Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction, according to survey

For the fifth year out of the past six, financial services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, announced the Edward Jones offices of Ahwatukee Foothills.

The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, portfolio performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. The J.D. Power and Associates study found that Edward Jones "performed particularly well across the two highest-weighted factors: investment advisor and investment performance."

The 2010 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 4,460 investors who primarily invest with one of the 12 firms included in the study. The study was fielded in May 2010.

For more information, visit

The BAR Fitness offers back-to-school special

The BAR Fitness is offering a back-to-school special for the entire month of August - sign up for the Hybrid X program for one year for $99 a month. Hybrid X is a program that incorporates sledge hammers, tractor tires, kettlebells and monster ropes to create fun and exciting workouts for kids ages 10 to 18.

The BAR Fitness is located on 44th Street, just north of Ray Road.

For more information or to schedule your first workout, call (480) 961-5411 or

Ahwatukee chamber events

July 29, 8 a.m., Get to Know Your Chamber, chamber Offices. RSVP to

The chamber offices are at 10235 S. 51st St., Suite 185. For more information, call (480) 753-7676 or visit

ASA of Arizona hosting networking social

Members and industry supporters of the American Subcontractors Association of Arizona (ASA of Arizona) are invited to a free "sweet summer fun" networking social from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, hosted by Morrison & Associates, CPAs, 5650 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 2, Chandler.

Enjoy summer treats and mingle with new and old acquaintances. Bring a friend or nonmember along to enjoy the fun.

Registration is required. Visit or call (480) 424-7855 for more information.

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA) represents both union and non-union construction subcontractors and suppliers exclusively. The association represents more than 5,000 member companies through a nationwide network of local and state chapters. Established in Arizona in 1984, ASA membership provides opportunities for business development, education, information sharing, networking and access to the latest trends in construction.

M&I Bank hosting school supply drive

Across Arizona, schools are facing record budget cuts. Even in the best financial years, it is estimated that a teacher will spend between $400 and $700 of their own money on supplies for their classroom. This includes writing and creative tools, motivational materials, audio/visual aids and books, among other things.

M&I Bank Arizona is helping support these valuable community members by hosting a school supply drive during the month of July. Each branch has partnered with a neighborhood school to help teachers provide the most enriching educational experience possible. The M&I branch at 4835 E. Warner Road (at 48th Street) has partnered with Ahwatukee Foothills Prep, and community members are invited to stop in and donate school supply items. All supplies are appreciated; the most requested items are Kleenex, hand sanitizer and pencils.

"Teachers are some of the most valuable and impactful people in each of our lives, which is why every community should value and support them," said Stephen Johnson, M&I Bank Arizona President. "At M&I Bank, we enjoy taking an active role in aiding local educators and encouraging residents to do the same. This year, most school requests include items as simple as pencils, copy paper, Kleenex, and hand sanitizer."

Chandler Chamber needs golfers

The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is looking for people who want to have a fun day of golfing while helping raise funds at the annual Chandler Chamber Golf Challenge. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Ocotillo Golf Resort in Chandler and features breakfast, goodie bags for golfers, raffles, a silent auction, team photos, golfer gift and awards luncheon.

Tournament fees are $175 for an individual player or $700 for a foursome. Corporate sponsorship foursomes are available. Raffle and auctions donations are also requested. Registration forms are available on the Chamber's website at or by calling the Chamber.

Proceeds will be returned to the community through many business development programs and events presented by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce throughout the year.

To reserve your foursome or to advertise your business by donating a raffle item, call Karen Hall at (480) 963-4571.

Foothills Floral Gallery hosts weekly flower happy hours

Foothills Floral Gallery at 4910 E. Ray Road hosts flower happy hours from noon to 5 p.m. every Friday featuring half price on select loose stems and 30% off all gift items (through July 31).

For information, call (480) 496-0202 or visit

Promote your business, cater Chamber breakfast

Are you a new business? Or, maybe an existing one that would like to donate your culinary selections to let people in the community get a taste of what you are all about? Then the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce's monthly Get to Know Your Chamber breakfast is the place for you! The breakfasts are generally attended by about 30 people that you would need to cater for.

If this is something you are interested in, contact Christine Hamel at (480) 753-7676.

East Valley Business Breakfast Group

The East Valley Business Breakfast Group meets on the third Thursdays of each month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the Chandler Police Department, 251 N. Desert Breeze Blvd., Chandler.

The EVBBG is a not-for-profit volunteer organization promoting growth of small, minority, women and diverse business owners. No membership is required, and services are provided by experts and professional mentors.

For more information, e-mail

LeadZSmart business meetings on Wednesdays at chamber

A LeadZSmart Leads Group meets every Wednesday at the Ahwatukee Chamber of Commerce, 10235 S. 51st Street, Suite 185. A meet and greet starts at 7:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 8 to 9 a.m.

All who attend will have a 60-second intro at the beginning of the meeting, followed by a 10-minute member presentation. The meeting will also include a helpful lead referral lesson and group discussion.

For more information, e-mail Christine Marek at or Judy Young at

Interested in hosting a chamber event?

Hosting an event for the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce is a great way to get your business noticed.

Tuesday morning mixers are from 8 to 9 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month, and Wednesday evening mixers are from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

For detailed hosting information, contact Christine at (480) 753-7676.

Organizations come together to advance civic engagement and civil dialogue

Five of Arizona's premier organizations have joined forces as a collective catalyst for civic action to help advance the important interests of Arizona. The organizations involved in this special collaboration will host a unique event, It's Up to Me AZ: A Day of Civic Action, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Wyndham Phoenix Downtown, 50 E. Adams St.

All concerned Arizonans are invited to attend either half or full day. Individual full day tickets are $225, the luncheon only is $125 and dinner only is $150. Corporate tables and sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact Tara at (602) 252-9600 or Mary Lee at (602) 452-7000, ext. 7043. A special online portal has been established for this collaboration and event day registration at


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