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Posted: Thursday, October 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Special thanks Adam Carry PhotographyAFCCAhwatukee Foothills Family YMCAAhwatukee Foothills NewsAji Spa at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass ResortAll Brand Computer Services American Cancer SocietyAmeriprise Financial ServicesA-Peeling Faces Skin Care & Massage TherapyArbonne InternationalArizona Laser & SkinArizona’s VisionAZ Allergy & Asthma SpecialistsAZ-Tech RadiologyBeach BlingBear 2 Protection BeeKeeper Candle CompanyBella Vista DentalBig Brothers ProductionsChris’ Water & IceCrafter LSECulligan Water CurvesD & Q Treats, Inc.Edward Jones InvestmentsEmpire West Title AgencyEnergy Design & ConsultingEsau WilliamsExpressions of ThanksFarmer’s Insurance - Greg GeryackFit 2 a T LLCFoothills Family ChiropracticHeritage Makers (Scrapbooking)It Works Ultimate WrapJamba JuiceJuvenile Diabetes Research FoundationKate & Co. EventsKettle Corn Kyrene Early Learning CentersLeather MedicLifestyles ApparelMail & MoreMarket America/Transitions LifestyleMarketing MattersMax CrummMidFirst BankMile Auto RepairNationwide Insurance/Kendree AgencyNorma’s Fine Oriental Rug CleaningPapa JohnsPhoenix Holistic Health CenterPostal AnnexPremier Designs JewelryRP Ryan Insurance Inc.Ruffino Italian CuisineRWK ElectricSafety First Security DoorsSafeway (Chandler Blvd. and Foothills)Salt River Project (SRP)Seattle Sutton’s Healthy EatingShannon Allen PhotographyShellie E. CreationsSimply Skin by ParrishSky Renewable Energysmart fortwo smart center ChandlerSmart Saver South Mountain Community CollegeSportsClips Sun Devil AutoThe Art CompanyTLC Pediatrics PLLCTri-Lite BuildersVinago JewelryWax Hand ExpressionsWiggles and Wags K-9 TrainingWOW GreenYashi Fine FoodsY-Knot Party Rentals Recently, the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual business and community expo – Live SMART Expo. With over 75 businesses represented in one location, we were able to showcase our own community. It is the chamber member businesses of Ahwatukee that make the biggest impact. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it really takes a community to make a difference. The people and the businesses of Ahwatukee Foothills are always willing to support events.

Our business community members are willing to give not only of their time, but their talents, resources and volunteer hours to make a difference in our community.

A very special thank you to all of our business who contributed on Oct. 24 to the Live SMART Expo. Listed below are the businesses and sponsors who made a difference!

A very big thank you to Howard and Tammy Teeter of Wiggles and Wags dog training for coordinating over 200 volunteer hours for the Saturday expo. Girl Scouts Troop 2163, Holly Dickens, Eileen Hawkins, Ashley Eastman, Jessica Ebert, Gaye Clark, Bernie Reeves, Vera Graves, Paula Shippy, Dory Hansen, Alice Melgoza, Pacioni Family, Van Tress Family, Swink Family, Lori Wells, Sharon Salvati, Bob and Terri Bauer, Del Teille, Tami Horne, Patty Durant, Carola Tamarkin, Stephanie Fierro, Donna Turner, Dawna Gasgoine, Nina Teeter, George Kimble and the many others who were behind the scenes making the event happen.

Performers and guest speakers were Ahwatukee Children’s Theater, LA Boxing, Minus Four Band, YELP, Phoenix Holistic Health, All Brand Computer Services, Edward Jones, Max Crumm, and Chris Wagner – Darn Good Deals, Jane Stimmel – Covey’s Habits of Highly Effective People.

Thanks to the committee: chairperson Betty Teille, Howard and Tammy Teeter, Mark Deitchman, George Massar, Karen Starbowski, Holly O’Brien, Gayle Palms, Nancy Dudenhoefer, Nicole Gay, Jason Wojciechowski, Alain Bertout, Jackie VanTress, Paulette Pacioni and Mike Wells.

And, most of all, thank you to St. John Bosco and its staff for all of their support and use of the facility.

As you can see by the extensive list, Ahwatukee Foothills’ support and generosity make this the best place to live and work!


Terri Kimble is president and chief executive officer of the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at

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