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  • Top 5 Mother’s Day Restaurant Destinations in Mesa

    She cooked, cleaned, helped you do your homework, dried your tears, did your laundry and was always there with good advice, a Band-Aid and a hug. This year, celebrate all that your mother has done for you by giving her the day off! Take mom out for a memorable meal at one of these five dining establishments and show her that you care to share the very best culinary offerings that Mesa has to offer ... Read More

  • Joe Hidder with Automated Merchant Services Shares What Makes his Program Different

    Joe Hidder with Automated Merchant Services shares with Christina Wagner how 7 out of 10 merchants can save 35-40% in processing fees and what makes his program so different. Having been in the industry for 12 years he is the expert and provides a very honest approach. His clients enjoy a wholesale plus pricing model and there are no contracts, no early termination fees, no terminal leases and no ... Read More

  • Stella Artois DERBY DAYCLUB Sponsored by Raven Events - Turf Paradise Race Course

    You're invited to the only Kentucky Derby Party with live Racing and Gambling and we're sponsoring it! For the first time in Turf Paradise's 60 years the Stella Artois Derby DayClub is becoming a reality. Produced by the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the idea of a "party on the rail" with a DJ infused DayClub adjacent to the track has been years in the making. The Stella Artois Derby Day ... Read More

  • The Sweet Experience of Zak’s Chocolate Factory Tour, Free Public Event Announced May 6-7

    Forget everything you think Willy Wonka taught you about a chocolate factory. Zak’s Chocolate in Scottsdale gives visitors the opportunity to tour a real working craft chocolate factory, learn about and taste small batch, craft, single-origin chocolates and learn about the bean-to-boutique process that makes each bite of chocolate better than the last. Owners and husband and wife team Jim and ... Read More

  • CallSafe Positioning Itself to Revolutionize Mobile Personal Emergency Response System Industry

    Nicole and DJ Swartwout are happy to announce their new venture, CallSafe. Previously, the husband and wife duo were with CallTeks, a security solutions firm that focused on homes and businesses. If you recall the iconic commercial that says, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” CallSafe builds on the idea of a response system that embraces today’s burgeoning technology and takes it ... Read More

  • Elements Massage South Mesa Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Extends Special Offer

    Elements Massage South Mesa just celebrated its one year anniversary and franchise owners Ron and Troy Suzanne Gatza couldn’t be more pleased with their experience in offering the finest in a variety of massage therapy modalities. Ron Gatza explains, “It is a huge milestone for us to hit the one year mark and it leads to taking a look back at the year that flew by and reflecting on it. The thi ... Read More

  • The Herb Box at The Colony in Midtown Now Open

    New location the company’s first restaurant in Phoenix and third location in the ValleyOn Friday, April 8, The Herb Box was the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box has two existing locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the North Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town. The ne ... Read More

  • Snap Fitness Offers Expert Training and Convenience Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle

    In today’s hustle and hurry world, it can be a challenge to find the time and energy to work out and stay healthy. Snap Fitness makes it easy and convenient to work out, receive expert training advice and stay on track to meet your fitness goals. Owner Lyle Huntoon is the owner of the Snap Fitness location at Alma School and Baseline Roads in Mesa and he explains some of the ways that Snap Fitne ... Read More

  • The Couples Expert –Creating the Loving Relationships You Desire

    The Couples Expert offers counseling for couples, individuals and families. There are tough issues that anyone can face in their unique relationships. Having a caring, experienced counselor assist you and your loved ones with challenging issues and situations can help you understand, reconnect, heal and grow. Counselors Stuart Fensterheim LCSW, known as “The Couples Expert,” Ariel Schulz Br ... Read More

  • Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Romantic Gift or Getaway

    The natural beauty of Canyon Lake is showcased on the Dolly Steamboat year round. The giant sternwheeler has hosted a wide array of special events and guests over several decades, but perhaps the romantic side of Dolly Steamboat is the most thrilling!PR Director and namesake for the Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy explains the appeal of the Canyon Lake surrounds. “The entire area was created by c ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Pizzeria Fosters Exceptional Employee Relationships

    Venezia’s Pizzeria has long been a Valley favorite, with menu offerings including scrumptious pizza, wings, salads, low-carb pizza bowls, sandwiches and much more, served up in fun, friendly and impeccably clean restaurants. It takes a special group of employees to make that Venezia’s magic happen for its guests each day and Derek Clark is an area manager who has shined throughout the years. D ... Read More

  • Raven’s SUMMER OF LOVE Birthday Bash Takes Place at The Rhythm Room June 25

    Raven Events creates, promotes, manages and hosts a variety of upscale, classy events such as holiday galas, theme parties, business networking mixers and special social gatherings which are generally held at the surrounding resorts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale. Raven Events has been elevating the quality of business and social events for business professionals, couples and singles since 2003 ... Read More

  • Actor, Director and Athlete, Sean Patrick Flanery Debuts First Novel, Jane Two

    Photos by John Schell Sean Patrick Flanery wears a lot of hats. The star of “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “The Boondock Saints,” Powder,” “The Young and The Restless,” “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter” and more than 100 films and television shows is also an accomplished director, writer and a black belt Jiu-Jitsu athlete and instructor. Now, he adds published author to that pr ... Read More

  • Verve Wellness Center Welcomes Dr. Erin Hill, TCMD, LAc

    Verve Wellness Center has been an East Valley destination for those seeking expert and personalized medical care in a beautiful and upscale environment. In addition to chiropractic and massage treatments, patients will find doctors in family practice, internal medicine, general dental, cosmetic dental, oral surgery and endodontics and prosthodontics. Rounding out the Verve Wellness Center of servi ... Read More


    For the first time in team history, all 162 D-backs games will be televised and 25 games will be offered in a Spanish broadcast in 2016 PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that all 162 regular season games will be televised in 2016, including 158 games on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus, the exclusive home of D-backs baseball. The remaining four games will be bro ... Read More

  • Helping Hands For Freedom Partners with Indiana Candle Company for Military-Themed Fundraising Candles

    Indiana-based candle company, Warm Glow Candles, has created two military-themed candles specifically for Helping Hands For Freedom (HHFF) that will help raise funds for the nonprofit in support of The Route for the Brave and all the programs offered by the organization. Helping Hands for Freedom was co-founded by Fairland, Indiana resident, Patrick Shannon, a two-time Purple Heart recipient and B ... Read More

  • Artist Dyana Hesson Featured at Desert Botanical Gardens January 29 through May 22, 2016

    Career retrospective entitled “Return to the Desert, Celebrating the First 25 Years"Dyana Hesson, one of the Southwest’s most beloved botanical artists, will be celebrating her 25th year retrospective at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix from January 29 through May 22, 2016.“Return to the Desert, Celebrating the First 25 Years” will showcase the evolution of her original works as the ... Read More

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