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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:30 pm | Updated: 1:23 pm, Fri Jul 23, 2010.

RE/MAX New Heights Realty opens in Ahwatukee

RE/MAX New Heights Realty, recently named 2010 IMPACT Business of the Year in Arizona by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, is opening an office at 4425 E. Agave Road, Building 9, Suite 152, in Ahwatukee Foothills (northwest corner of 44th Street and Ray Road). A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house is set for noon to 4 p.m. July 22. Lunch will be provided by Jersey Mike's, and the event is open to the community.

Victor Vidales, CEO of RE/MAX New Heights Realty, will be joined by four agents who currently reside in Ahwatukee Foothills.

For more information, visit www.phoenixnewheights.com or call (602) 617-8293.

Active Lifestyle Chiropractic moves to new location

A grand opening took place July 15 at Active Lifestyle Chiropractic. Dr Jennifer West recently moved her offices from her prior Ray Road location to a newly expanded chiropractic office at 16515 S. 40th St., Suite 129, between Pecos Road and Chandler Boulevard.

New resturant set to open

The new Chandler BBQ Co., 2040 S. Alma School Road, will have a soft opening on July 20 and a grand opening on July 23.

For more information, visit www.chandlerbbqco.com or call (480) 688-8351.

Lewis joins JDRF board

Kimberly Lewis of Ahwatukee Foothills-based Sovereign Finance is one of five new members of the board of directors of The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Desert Southwest Chapter.

The board of directors drives the fundraising and outreach efforts of the Desert Southwest Chapter, which raised nearly $5 million in fiscal year 2009 through fundraising events such as The Promise Ball and annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.

For more information about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, visit www.jdrfdsw.org.

Liles named president, CEO of Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) Board of Directors has named Ahwatukee Foothills resident Laurie Liles as its new president and chief executive officer, following an extensive national search. Liles, who now leads AzHHA's legislative and regulatory advocacy team, will begin her new role on Sept. 7.

Currently senior vice president of public affairs, Liles joined AzHHA in 1991. Through her successful implementation of AzHHA's strategic advocacy agenda, Liles has positively influenced public policy on behalf of the state's hospitals and health care community.

Liles has had progressively more responsible positions during her 19-year career with AzHHA, culminating most recently with her multiple leadership roles in public affairs. She has worked closely with the chief executive officers of AzHHA member hospitals throughout Arizona.

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 www.asa-az.org or call (480) 424-7855 for more information.

Ahwatukee Chamber events

July 19, 26, 8 to 9 a.m., Ahwatukee Chamber Professionals Leads Group, Chamber offices.

July 21, 28, 8 a.m., LeadzSmart Networking Group, Chamber offices.

July 20, noon, Business Builders Leads Group, Chamber Offices.

July 29, 8 a.m., Get to Know Your Chamber, Chamber Offices. RSVP to info@ahwatukeechamber.com.

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

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 www.chandlerchamber.com 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 www.foothillsfloral.com.

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 evbizdev@gmail.com.

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 info@PhoenixMarketingLtd.com or Judy Young at judyyounghomes@cox.net.

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 www.itsuptomeaz.org.

 

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