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The valley of the sun is home to some of the best nightlife around.

10 SPRING TRAINING VENUES Arizona is considered one of the great states for Spring Training Baseball.


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As the summer heat begins to subside, Arizonans are getting warmed up. Phoenix comes alive with fashion, food, festivals and celebrating the holidays. The fun continues as we enter the new year of 2013, golfers are out, and baseball’s spring training is in full swing.

Editor in Chief/Publisher

Discover the Phoenix Region is excited to share 2012 Phoenix Fashion Week, opening the week of events with celebrities walking the runway for Fashionably Pink supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and closing the runway with International designers like Furne One from Dubai. You will meet Pat Simmons, PGA golf Pro who has played throughout the world and now calls Phoenix his home. Learn how Pat rates Arizona courses. Lick your hand, salt it up, slice of lime and sip on some local Tequila. You will also find, Health and Wellness, Business Coaching, Events and attractions, lifestyle and food and dining. Rounding third and heading home is Arizona’s March Madness Cactus League style.

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January 3 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ($) University of Phoenix Stadium

March 1-31 Cactus League Spring Training ($) Camelback Ranch Stadium-Glendale Goodyear Stadium Peoria Sports Complex Surprise Stadium

May 3 Catlin Court/58th Ave. Girl’s Night Out Catlin Court

All-American July 4 Festival ($) Peoria Sports Complex

January 5 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale January 12 Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party Historic Downtown Glendale January 25, 26 & 27 Buckeye Heritage Days ($) Heritage Park January 26 & 27 Native American Art Festival ($) Scout Park

February February 8, 9 & 10 Glendale Chocolate Affaire Historic Downtown Glendale February 8, 9 & 10 Gold Rush Days Downtown Wickenburg February 9 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale February 23 Arizona Major League Alumni Game and FanFest ($) Surprise Recreation Campus

March 2 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale March 2 Paris in the Spring French Market Historic Downtown Glendale March 9 & 10 Tres Rios Nature Festival 7602 S. Avondale Blvd.

May 4 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale May 11 Mother’s Day Celebration Historic Downtown Glendale

June June 6, 13, 20 & 27 47th Annual Glendale Summer Band Concerts Historic Downtown Glendale

July 4th Celebration Surprise Recreation Campus July 4, 11, 18 & 25 47th Annual Glendale Summer Band Concerts Historic Downtown Glendale July 20 Christmas in July Historic Downtown Glendale

March 30 Peoria’s Dolly Sanchez Easter Egg Hunt ($) Peoria Sports Complex

April April 6 Open Air Market Historic Downtown Glendale April 6 Sidewalk & Porch Sale Historic Downtown Glendale April 6 Peoria’s Pioneer Day Festival Osuna Park April 27, 28 & 29 Whoopee Daze Festival Tolleson Veterans Park

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The valley of the sun is home to some of the best nightlife around. With the summer season stretching far into November, crowds from around the country f lock to the valley to take in the beautiful weather and enjoy a fabulous night out on the town. The east valley boasts some of the most vibrant and unique nightspots in Arizona. The eclectic vibe found on Mill Avenue located just north of Arizona State University’s Tempe campus is laid-back and enjoyable.

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ightlife in Arizona

Sidebar is an intimate setting where 20th century brick walls meet a more modern layout, Sidebar feels welcoming and homey. Sidebar has a wine selection that includes over 40 different bottles. All juices used in the cocktails are freshly squeezed on daily basis; doubtlessly, the attention to detail from the Sidebar staff is what sets them apart from the rest. No cover.

Handlebar is one of the newest additions to the Mill Avenue line up is gaining popularity with bicycle riders and dog people alike. The patio to the bar is a large “L” shape that wraps around the front and side of the building and is pet and bicycle friendly. No cover.


World of Beer is a laid-back locale where you can wear your favorite pair of jeans and have a few drinks with your closest friends. WOB has over 500 beers to choose from, 58 of which are offered on tap. By teaming up with local brewers like Four Peaks, WOB has brought the best beer in Arizona to the valley (For how long?). Although WOB doesn’t serve food they provide a list of local restaurants that deliver to their location. No cover.

11 Bordered by west Phoenix is Old Town Scottsdale. Scottsdale is described as “a desert version of Miami’s South Beach” according to The New York Times. Late night buzzing club scene to little lowkey ice cream shops, Old Town seems to have it all.

However, the East Valley isn’t the only place you can find quality night hotspots. Catch the light rail on Mill Avenue and take a short ride to downtown Phoenix to experience the best Arizona can offer! Lustre Bar is said to be one of Central Phoenix’s bestkept secrets, Lustre Bar features the largest selection of scotches, bourbon and gins in the valley, with a wide variety of cocktails to choose from as well. Sip your cocktail while enjoying a breathtaking view of a painted Arizona sunset. No cover.

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AZ88 is famous for their martinis, AZ88 has been on the scene since 1988. The interior of AZ88 is filled with a coming and going swanky mixture of art that always leaves its patrons visually pleased. Attracting a wide range of loyal regulars, AZ88 modernist f lare has something for everyone. No cover.

Spanish Fly, with the glistening blue pool, cabanas and poolside bar, creates an ambiance like no other found in a landlocked state. From daytime to evening, Spanish Fly serves both drinks and food from both their indoor and outdoor bars. No cover.

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Recently I had the opportunity to work in a corporate environment with a group of top performers on creating vision boards. There is truly a science behind the creation and use of vision boards. Jack Canfield in “The Success Principles” states that “visualization may be the most underutilized success tool you possess.” He believes that visioning can accelerate the achievement of success in three powerful ways: Activation of the creative powers of your subconscious mind; Focusing your brain by programming your reticular activating system (RAS) to notice available resources that were already there but had gone unrecognized, and; Magnetizing and attracting people, resources, and opportunities to achieve your goal. Canfield ends the discussion on visualization with the suggestion that one hour of visualization could be equal to seven hours of physical effort. While it might be a stretch and yet to be scientifically proven, it certainly might be worth the try! For many of us, life moves so fast that we don’t take the time to visualize what we want more of in our lives. We tend to “think” about what we want, maybe even affirm what we want yet we miss a vital scientifically proven step-visualization. In order to create a vision board, people must actively seek out representations of what they are trying to achieve. During this process, one has to narrow down specifics of what achievement and success would look like through the use of images. Making a vision board is one way used by many successful people to bring clarity to a general desire and turn it into an achievable goal. For those not familiar with vision boarding, it is a tool that focuses our attention on where we would like to go. It requires the use of imagestypically taken from magazines-to help us visualize into our futures. The purpose of the vision board is to help us zero in on what matters most to us while at the same time suppressing daily distractions that constantly invade our thoughts and routines. People have used vision boards to: Provide clarity on goals-both short-term and long-term; Reinforce what they want to achieve; Maintain focus on what matters most, and; Create and reinforce daily affirmations.

What is my perfect career? What is my contribution to the world? Where do I want to explore? This is a limited list to get your juices flowing towards creating a vision of your life that is more exciting, abundant and enriching. Once you have these ideas in mind, go through magazines to find pictures that represent your heart’s greatest desires and glue these pictures to construction board. You may be surprised by the pictures you are attracted to as they may answer these initial questions or not. You can also include words that you find in magazines and these can become powerful affirmations for you. The key here is staying open to what attracts your attention. One of the ways that I find vision boarding most enjoyable is to make the boards with friends. We have great conversations, lots of laughter and sometimes they even remind me of desires I had expressed in the past but had forgotten about. The final step for your vision board is to place it where you will be able to see it often. If you have a home office, that’s the perfect place. If not, on the inside of a closet door is another option. The goal is to ensure that you continue to use the images, pictures and words to reinforce what you want more of in your life!



To begin a vision board, you might want to think about the following questions: What makes you feel most alive? What do you want more of in your life? What would make your life more perfect? How do I want to be seen, rewarded, acknowledged? What legacy do I want to live into? What past and present do I still want in my life? What are symbols of success for me?

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Local First A R I Z O NA Founded in 2003 by Director Kimber Lanning, Local First Arizona

Local First Arizona (LFA) Fuerza

(LFA) is the largest alliance of independent businesses in the country, working to strengthen communities and local economies through supporting, maintaining, and celebrating locally-owned businesses

Fundada en 2003 por Director Kimber Lanning, es la mayor alianza

throughout the state of Arizona. With over 2100 members, LFA edu-

de negocios independientes en el país, trabajando para fortalecer las

cates citizens, stakeholders, business leaders, and legislators about the

comunidades y las economías locales mediante el apoyo, mantenimien-

significant environmental, economic, and cultural benefits of strong lo-

to y motivación de negocios de propiedad local en todo el estado de

cal economies.

Arizona. Con más de 2100 miembros, ALF educa a los ciudadanos, inversionistas , empresarios y legisladores acerca de los beneficios ambientales, económicos y culturales de una economía local fuerte.


El movimiento “Fuerza Local” ha sido un movimiento de rápido crecimiento en todo el país, motivado en parte por los estudios que indican

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que los consumidores que gastan su dinero en un negocio local en lugar de una cadena nacional, promueven que más dólares permanezcan y circulen a través de la economía local, creando empleos y apoyando

The “Buy Local” movement has been a fast growing movement across

al desarrollo comunitario. Local First Arizona ha encontrado que el

the country, motivated in part by studies that indicate when consum-

movimiento “Fuerza Local” ha sido extremadamente popular entre los

ers spend their money at a local business rather than a national chain,

consumidores, ya que estas redes de negocios han ayudado a man-

up to four times as many dollars stay and circulate throughout the local

tener su dinero donde está su casa sus vecinos y la comunidad local con

economy, creating jobs and supporting community development. Lo-

la promocion de una fuerte economía local.

cal First Arizona has found that the “Buy Local” movement has been extremely popular with consumers, as we connect the dots between

Arizona primer local trabaja en un sin número de maneras de pro-

keeping your money where your home is to your neighbors and local

mover el mensaje de “Fuerza Local”. La campaña de Arizona invita

community, and creating a strong local economy.

a los consumidores a cambiar sólo el 10% de su gasto para apoyar a los negocios locales. Cambiando el 10% de su gasto, los consumidores

Local First Arizona works in a number of ways to promote the “Buy

pueden contribuir a dirigir millones de dólares en nuevas actividades

Local” message. The Shift Arizona campaign encourages consumers to

económicas y la creación de miles de nuevos puestos de trabajo en

shift just 10% of their spending to support local businesses. By shifting

su comunidad. Los arizonenses ya se han comprometido al cambio de

10% of their spending, consumers can contribute to directing millions

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of dollars in new economic activity and creating thousands of new jobs in their community. Arizonans have already pledged to shift $67 !Local First Arizona también coordina y or-

million at! Local First Arizona also coordinates

ganiza la semana de compra Local , la semana de independientes,la

and organizes Buy Local Week, Independents Week, Devour Phoenix

coalición de Restaurantes ” Devour Phoenix Independent Restaurant

Independent Restaurant Coalition, Fuerza Local (LFA’s Spanish-Speak-

Coalition” , El Capitulo de Habla Hispana “ Fuerza Local” , el Festival

ing chapter), the Certified Local Fall Festival, and WeekendZona.

de otoño y la “ WeekendZona”.

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Surprise Stadium: The World Series is over, the crowds have all gone home, and Major League Baseball has entered its twilight, for this year at least. Unfortunately, with the offseason comes a dry period for baseball fans, meaning little to no news about your favorite teams and an utter lack of in-game action; however, there is always a way to get your baseball fix, particularly here in the Grand Canyon State: welcome to Arizona spring training! Home of the Arizona Cactus League, the premier Spring Training league for the Major Leagues, Arizona is considered one of the great states for Spring Training Baseball. Its warm, dry weather, sunny spring afternoons, and a landscape filled with a grace and splendor that must be seen to be believed, render Arizona one of the most enjoyable locales for baseball. But, more than anything else, it is the top notch stadiums spread throughout the valley that truly make this great state a mecca for Spring Training fans. With 10 incredible stadiums, and 16 teams spread throughout them, there’s always a game going on once spring training begins, and all you need to do is choose which ones to attend. Of course, your favorite team will always be a major influence on this decision. For those baseball fans that just need to scratch that baseball itch, it’s useful to know which stadiums are the best to visit!

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Surprise Stadium is the home of the Kansas City Royals and the Texas Rangers, and is without a doubt one of the best places to go for baseball fans and non-baseball fans alike! With kid friendly movie nights, fireworks shows, recreational tennis/racquetball complex, and a host of entertaining events going on throughout the year, there’s never a time when something isn’t going on. But, the true draw, of course, is the baseball, and you’d be hard put to find a nicer facility anywhere else! Built in 2003, it is one of Arizona’s newer stadiums and, as such, is outfitted with only the highest quality embellishments. From a beautiful veranda that provides fans with much needed shade, to a left field jumbotron overlooking the greenest fields imaginable, everything in this stadium is as good as it gets. Plus, the Korean National team will be using this stadium for their spring training, giving fans the opportunity to see what baseball is like on the other side of the pond!

Tempe Diablo Stadium:

For Arizona fans, this stadium is the main attraction of spring training, the offseason home for the home team Diamondbacks. And yet, this field is not just for home team players. In fact, this new stadium, complete with twelve beautiful practice fields and some of the most incredible mountain views in all of spring training, offers something for baseball fans of all walks. The Colorado Rockies also call the Salt River Fields their home during the spring months, giving Colorado fans a fantastic opportunity to see their team, and the state of the art grounds supply an unparalleled baseball experience, no matter what team you root for. Add in a bevy of events throughout the year, including the Arizona Fall League (October 1-November 15), Street Eats (January 12-January 13) and the Independence Day Music Festival (July 3), and you get one of the greatest spring training stadiums you’ll ever experience!

This is one of the older stadiums here in Arizona; however, old doesn’t mean unimpressive, especially with its recent renovations. Situated just minutes away from the ASU campus, the centrally located Tempe Diablo Stadium is one of the more picturesque fields you’ll ever see. Its old school charm, well-kempt field, and the stunning downtown Tempe backdrop make this older field one of the best places around to watch a spring training game. And, as home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim—one of the more popular spring training teams in the Cactus League—a loud and restless crowd will always be on hand, from the first pitch to the final out.


Salt River Fields:


Scottsdale Stadium: If you’re a Giants fan, or even a fan of baseball in general, the Scottsdale Stadium is doubtlessly the place to go. As “the GEM of the Cactus League ballparks”, according to Dave Nemetz of the Bleacher Report, and winner of AZCentral’s Critics’ Choice award, the Scottsdale Stadium lays claim to the most beautiful grounds, technologically advanced facilities, and perhaps the greatest locale for spring training baseball in the entire Major League. All it takes is one look at the beautifully manicured fields, the wonderful family friendly atmosphere, and the spectacular bleachers and fan facilities to see that this is the premier place for spring training in Arizona.

You’ll also find that the other stadiums spread throughout the valley, such as Camelback Ranch, Phoenix Municipal Stadium, Maryvale Park, Hohokam Stadium and Peoria Sports Complex offer incredible opportunities to watch your favorite teams duke it out in the spring training arena. Each have their strengths, whether that be a newer stadium or massive, fun loving crowds, and every single one of them is a perfect representation of the spectacle that is Arizona baseball. All in all, from Surprise Stadium to Salt River Fields, each and every Spring Training venue here in Arizona is sure to supply an unbelievable baseball experience. So, if you’re looking for a way to satiate your baseball desires, or simply for a great way to spend a nice, springtime Sunday afternoon, bring your friends and family to any one of these incredible stadiums. You’ll see why Arizona is so famous for its Spring Training baseball!


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fashion-minded have heard of and marked the famous New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Weeks. Marrying so eternally the art of runway and fashion design while showcasing a new collection isn’t a new concept to experienced designers. Now, right in our very midst, we have talented designers whose up-to-the-minute designs so graciously kiss our runway and pin Phoenix on the international fashion map. Phoenix is a frenzy of fashion forward fury to be reckoned with. This year, fashion week showed this to be unabashedly true when they hosted 12 emerging designers and 14 established designers at the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, AZ. With these local up-and-coming and prestigious established designers sprinkling the shows with their au courant styles, Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 was an utmost success in numerous ways.

Most triumphant were this year’s

“Designer of the Year”, “Model of the Year” and designer Furne One, whose talents gave inspiration to all in attendance. So, fashionistas, bloggers, and artists book your calendars for next year’s event, because the weather forecast shows that it is one that will be storming.


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Phoenix Fashion Week starts well before the day of. People at the head of fashion week have thoughtfully scoured the United States and parts of Mexico in order to find the best designers with the most potential. Conversely, buyers were brought in who can be bridged with designers and launch their clothing lines. The goal is to set up the designers for success. This was Phoenix Fashion Week’s recipe for launching new brands. Phoenix Fashion Week has shown that this method is successful the last couple years by becoming a backbone that launches up and coming designers. Additionally, Phoenix Fashion week focuses on accrediting established designers who are thriving in this white-hot industry.

Photography by: Marc Bigelow

During the four-day long stretch, phenomenal talents pulsed through the veins of the runway. Although there was a complete smattering of talent present, three emerging designers were definitely stepping up and hoarding the spotlight for themselves. They were JHaus, Ofra Style, and Bri Seeley. These emerging designers kept the competiveness up, runway presentations high, and left the crowds of fashion-seeks, fashionstruck. The authentic JHaus line, by a Las Angeles based emerging designer, is a premium denim line that represents strength and durability. JHaus is known for perfect fit denims inspired by American roots. The models wore the jeans perfectly to boot, making JHaus’s signature denims manifest. You’d think that a denim line would have a simple show, but this was not the case as their denim line was coupled with a live performance on electric violin. It served as the perfect backdrop. To punctuate their show was their head-snapping, burlap-inspired evening gown. The result was an instant beautification and extension of their simple, but strong, American roots inspired line.


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The show had a lot of components, which sequentially made it an unabbreviated success. The week started out with Fashionable Pink, a celebrity fashion show benefiting Susan G. Komen, Race for the Cure. All the designers meticulously crafted a pink outfit to be worn by breast cancer survivors and celebrities alike. This runway show was the precursor to the other shows and set a great aura for the rest of the fashion-packed week by supporting a worthy cause.


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Photography by: Ofra Style

Ofra Aricha, designer of OfraStyle, is a designer from Israel who was chosen to be an emerging designer at Phoenix Fashion Week 2012. She was next on our radars, and she was ever speeding fast in the lane of design success. Of course everyone is always a fan of looking drop-dead while still feeling comfortable and her line epitomizes that glorious feeling. Each piece can conveniently be worn 2 or 3 different ways. Stretchy jumpsuits, dresses, and tube tops make us die hard fans of her convertible clothing line. Her runway show was one to be ingrained to everyone’s minds and whether you embody contemporary chic, or like your outfits to go from night to day, it made you want to go out and break a sweat while simultaneously exuding sophistication.

The final emerging designer we kept our ever-so-watchful eye on was Bri Seeley. With the success of being “Designer of the Year” already under her patent-leather belt, she led the runway with vintage-inspired silhouettes. Bri was aware of the adage history always repeats itself when she drew inspiration from past decades to create her quality classic fashion collection. History was freshly reborn into a combination of timeless and contemporary attire that every woman can incorporate into her wardrobe. During the final minutes of Phoenix Fashion Week, she was rightfully proclaimed the “Designer of the Year” award! This award will help her become a more renowned designer. Not to mention she gets to continue working on her fashion designing and pristine runway presentation skills.



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Phoenix is also getting more intimate by letting local models rule the runway shows. This year, Smartwater sponsored a Smartwater Model of The Year competition. From this competition, the Top 40 models were chosen to showcase Phoenix Fashion Week’s designer clothing lines. The opportunity to sashay across the runway in cutting-edge apparel wasn’t easy to get. Over 200 models came out to Smartwater’s casting. To have the privilege of a national debut into the modeling world, the models had to first pass a series of challenges. From head-shots, to critiqued runway challenges, only the best emerged on the runway during Phoenix Fashion week. The winner, Madison Brown, received the title as “Model of the Year 2012” and received a highly acclaimed modeling contract from Agency Arizona.

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The ever-so-anticipated and striking moment of Phoenix Fashion Week came from Furne One, the designer and owner of brand, Amato Haute Couture. The designer’s roots lie in Dubai, but this doesn’t stop him from dressing Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and other American superstars. His runway show made everyone’s fashion heart throb with garment envy. These ethereal designers were nothing short of extrasensory, designed to influence women’s imagination and inner glamour. Every dress could stand-alone and speak volumes of itself, but the entire collection left you numb with a rarefied fashion high. The mood of the show was ornate dresses meets celestial brilliance. The influence of Phoenix Fashion Week 2012 extended from small local hotels being filled to larger than life designers like Furne One. This event created an awareness of the burgeoning fashion energy in the Phoenix area to the rest of the world. The designers it attracted, the manufacturers, and other industry periphery are the ones who contribute to the lasting impact related to the fashion industry we will see here in Phoenix. The greatest impact of all will be from the inspiration it gave to local designers and models and the cultivation of budding young fashion talent in the Phoenix Area. These impacts will only snowball as the Phoenix fashion sense continues to gain prominence. As long as Phoenix continues to host this note-worthy event, it’s safe to say that the fashion world better watch out for the southwest!

Avoid the Common Potholes of Entrepreneurship If you’re already in the driver’s seat of your company, or if you’re considering getting behind the proverbial wheel, it’s essential that you avoid the most common and treacherous potholes on your road to success: Making assumptions. Don’t assume people want or need your product or service. Don’t assume you’ll get financed. And don’t assume you won’t.

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You might be surprised to learn that over 90% of the clients who come to see us for career counseling express a strong desire to be self-employed. That’s a very telling statistic. Often, we hear individuals employed by organizations tell us they’re frustrated by such issues as “lack of leadership”, “stifling bureaucracies”, “micromanagement”, “lack of camaraderie and support” and “the inability to fully utilize skills and abilities.” Creative energies thwarted, they seek counseling to determine if their issues are their own – or their company’s. Typically, it’s a combination of the two. Corporations and organizations have the massive responsibility of generating substantial revenue, appeasing their boards and keeping both their internal and external customers happy. A daunting task, in my opinion, and one which I think most companies diligently attempt to do well. While many individuals thrive within the structure and protocols of corporate environments, others come to experience, often after many years of climbing the corporate ladder, the classic “square peg in a round hole” syndrome. Suddenly, they begin questioning whether or not their career is a good fit and if, perhaps, leaving it all behind to start their own business might be a viable possibility. It’s not uncommon for people to experience a significant shift in their value system, sometimes as early as age 30, but more frequently around the ages of 40-45. The

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Jumping in head first. I’ve heard entrepreneurs say they don’t need a business plan because they have the details “in their head” and they “know what they’re doing.” Unless you can communicate your vision so magnificently that investors are standing in line to give you money, you need a well-written plan. Sharing your ideas. Non-disclosure agreements only go so far. Be extremely careful about divulging your intellectual property. In business, nothing is sacred. Compromising your vision. Think long and hard before acquiescing to people who think they know what’s best for your company. If greater profits mean compromising your core values, product or service integrity, or customer base, you risk longterm success for short-term gain. Once you’re clear about your company’s mission, stick to it. Underestimating start-up costs and overestimating revenue. Your pro forma should be based on cautious realism, rather than what the numbers might look like in a perfect world. Bankers and investors prefer conservative forecasts over those that seem exceedingly optimistic. Overreacting to the competition. If you have a great business idea, it should be no surprise when copycats enter the marketplace. Heck, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But where entrepreneurs go wrong is by abruptly shifting strategy and straying off course in response to competitor activity. Forgetting CSR. Omitting corporate social responsibility from your company’s mission is, well, just plain irresponsible. Pick your cause(s) and make CSR a part of your culture. You can’t lose by giving. Hiring in haste. Don’t get yourself into an HR pickle with knee-jerk hiring practices. Plan ahead for anticipated personnel needs, utilize temporary workers when necessary and thoroughly screen potential new hires. You’d be amazed how many entrepreneurs never check references. Ignoring potential new markets. Being oblivious to potential hot markets can cost you. Keep abreast of trends, demographic shifts, and the global community. Many foreign markets are hungry for American goods and services. Likewise, within the US, be aware of trends within the Baby Boomer, Hispanic and college age demographics. Having a hum-drum work environment. Color stimulates mood, behavior and productivity. Enliven your office with bright hues, art and colorful plants. Your employees and customers will thank you, and your environment will nonverbally communicate positive messages about your business. Neglecting to reward your best people. Promote, acknowledge, recognize, reward and praise the people who give you their all. Without them, you’d be out of business. Overlooking your exit strategy. It’s easy to get excited about starting a business, but much less exhilarating to ponder the eventual exit. However, if you haven’t charted a definitive course for your business, it can be difficult to know which direction to take today.

Underestimating the power of the Internet. If you’re not proficient in Web 2.0, you’re losing revenue. Savvy entrepreneurs are incorporating Podcasts, blogs, My Space, You Tube, downloadable content, virtual reality, viral marketing and interactive Web-based promotions as part of their branding and business development strategies. Today, the Internet is your best friend in business. Going solo. Be sure to surround yourself with really smart people. Cull an advisory board and make it worth their while to be involved in your efforts. Skimping on legal services. While the law firm of Cheap and Cheaper might save you a few bucks, your business’ legal services should never be compromised because of cost. Get recommendations and select a firm with a stellar reputation. You might pay more, but there is no price tag when it comes to peace of mind.

Forgetting the “e-myth.” Don’t become so inundated in minutiae that you have no time to direct the vision and growth of your company. Be a leader, not a technician. Failing to outsource. Why pay full-time salaries and benefits when you can outsource most services? Being too nice. Deadbeat clients or customers? Delegate the collection process to people who know their business. Apathy. If you have no passion for your business, how can you expect your customers to get excited about what you’re selling or your employees to be enthusiastic about working for you? Not to mention entrepreneurs put in more hours than most, so wouldn’t it make sense to love what you do? The bottom line: Clear the clutter. Have an unambiguous business concept and a streamlined process for achieving success. Cut the fat, delegate, be strategic and stay focused. Most important, never take your eye off the prize

How do you know if it’s time to spread your wings? Ask yourself the following questions: • • Do you feel stifled in your current career and/or work environment? • • Do you feel as though you’ve accomplished all that you can in your present job? • • Do you often find yourself giving professional advice, direction and guidance to your superiors as well as your peers? Do you see solutions before others do? • • Are you drawn to publications and other media that focus on self-employment, entrepreneurship, management and leadership? • • Do you visualize yourself running the ship? • • Are you often bombarded with ideas for business ventures?

If you answered yes to 3 or more questions, you are definitely a candidate for selfemployment. Now, let’s take a look at the intrinsic factors that make a successful entrepreneur.

OPTIMISM Can you be totally positive about yourself, your skills, and your business idea? Do you truly believe in yourself?

PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS Do you have an intense and consistent desire to drive toward completion of a task or solve problems?



Do you have stamina to work long hours and maintain a positive demeanor?

Can you make a long-term commitment to your business and to creating success which may take 3-5 years?

SELF-RELIANCE Do you have self confidence, a belief in your ability to achieve goals, and a sense that events in your life are determined primarily by you?


Even if you believe your scores are not ideal, it may still be a wise option for you to consider the self-employment route. There are no hard and fast rules here – only the desire to create and manage your own picture of success, whatever that might be. Due diligence is key, as is culling a team of savvy advisors and support personnel.



If you think you have what it takes, it’s never too late to go out on your own. The experience alone will catapult your career – and your life – to an entirely new level.


Do you feel comfortable knowing that you may not have a guaranteed income while your business is getting off the ground? Do you feel OK with the fact that your business depends solely on you and your business decisions?

Can you set and reach goals that others may find too difficult or challenging?

Do you seek and take initiative and assume responsibility for the success or failure of a project?

Can you grow and learn from setbacks? Do you handle setbacks with maturity and not become frustrated, angry, or discouraged?

NURTURING SKILLS Can you effectively identify and utilize the abilities of others? Can you delegate effectively?

SALES SKILLS Can you sell? Can you convince others that you have something they want / need and influence them to take action?


Overlooking your banker. Your banker has the power to make your life easier. Developing this relationship is one of the smartest things you can do for your business.

desire to make a difference, help others, have more time freedom, make decisions, take risks and realize a life purpose is often the catalyst that launches a new business.



Market on the M ove Market on the Move has been providing Arizona families with fresh fruits and vegetables at rock bottom prices since 2010. Born out of a desire to rescue over 30 million pounds of produce that goes unsold at the distribution center in Nogales, MOM now distributes $45 million dollars’ worth of produce to Arizona annually. The market hauls their semis full of fruits and vegetables to parking lots at various churches, schools, and other locations throughout the valley and Tucson on Saturdays. Those attending can then purchase 60 pounds of produce for the nominal fee of $10! The markets are set up in Anthem, Buckeye, Cave Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Laveen, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Surprise, Tolleson and also Tucson. Check their website for the schedules and locations. In addition to distributing the food to the markets, MOM makes sure that none of the unsold produce goes to waste. They are now partnered with East Valley Institute of Technology and Metro Tech culinary students to create healthy recipes, teach canning classes, and use dehydration to save more of the ‘less than perfect’ produce. Furthermore, any spoiled produce is shared with farm animals or sent to the compost pile – in other words, nothing is wasted! There are various volunteering opportunities at MOM, and of course, donations are gladly accepted so that they can continue to provide Arizona families with an inexpensive source of fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables. For more information you can contact them at 602.549.1011 A rizona Community Farmers Markets The markets in this association are certainly familiar to most of us. From Roadrunner Farmer’s Market at Roadrunner Park to Old Town Scottsdale Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings, most of us in the valley have attended a few of them. Also on this list is: Ahwatukee, Avondale, ASU Tempe, Twilight Farmers Market, Mesa Community Farmers Market, Carefree Farmers Market, and Peoria Farmers Markets & Sunday Art Stroll. All vendors must be direct producers, and in addition to produce, you will also find food products, arts & crafts, information and demonstrations booths, mostly focusing on cooking and gardening. It is easy to spend several hours exploring the various stalls, where the norm is pesticide free & organically produced. At all times a great opportunity to get to know local growers, there is always a lot to learn about how the food you purchase

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arrived at the market. With increasing concern on the quality and source of the food that we eat, buying from Arizona growers can give you the peace of mind that you are buying the freshest available food for your family. In addition, it feels great to be supporting our local growers, so that they can continue to provide high-quality fruits and vegetables to Arizona families. To find the schedule for all of the abovelisted markets, visit where the winter schedule is now available and checking out the vendor directory can help you find your favorite booths. You can also call 623.848.1234 for additional information.

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Community Tire Salsa Garden Howard and Pat Fleischmann of Community Tire Pros kept looking out at their two empty lots across the street from their company headquarters on Durango Street, knowing that they would find the inspiration to do something for the neighborhood with it. Howard said ‘You know what? We need to turn that lot into a community garden”. They broke ground in October, with members of the community, including Governor Rose Mofford, city officials, and students from next door’s Friendly House. They knocked on every door, letting the residents in the area in on their big plans for the lot that had been an eyesore on the block. Planting is scheduled for February, but between now and then there is a laundry list of projects that will need volunteers and donations. Many have already offered their labor and expertise to get the garden up and running, the Mayor’s Office and City of Phoenix have been very supportive in expediting permits, etc., and the plan is complete for making this a self-sustaining garden going forward. Far more than just a garden, this plan includes an educational component, ready to teach the neighborhood residents the value of growing your own food, the nutritional advantages of eating fresh, wholesome vegetables, harvesting seeds to sustain the garden, and pride in creating and nurturing a garden for all to benefit from. The Fleischmann’s see this Salsa Garden as the first of many. Howard states that the garden represents what we need to be teaching our young people, to help prevent the prejudices of years past, to see every plant as one needing a solid foundation. Each plant will look different, smell different and have its own unique flavor. To maintain it, we will need to improve the soil for future planting, prevent predators from damaging it, and only when we have nurtured and protected it we will put all of these pieces together to make our garden and our community better.

Passionate about their tequila, Cruz Tequila co-founder Saulo Katcher described their product, “Cruz tequila is hand-crafted, ultra-premium tequila made with 100% blue agave.” To top it off, the bottles are packaged in eco-friendly (and recycled) materials. Unfortunately, the production facilities consist of a heavy operational environment, so it is unlikely open tours are going to be scheduled. Cruz Tequila climbed the market at a respectable rate. Pep Katcher, President of Cruz Tequila, explained their history to Discover the Phoenix Region magazine, “After experiencing year over year growth, (Cruz Tequila became) the flagship


Tequila culture


Discover the Phoenix Region scoured the Valley in order to bring you the best local tequilas. After several tastings, interviews, and tours, there were three that were simply a cut above their competition. Their unique stories and quality flavors are detailed in this edition of Discover the Phoenix Region’s Best of.

CRUZ TEQUILA Cruz Tequila was originally created by Pep Katcher, his brother Saulo, and friend Todd Nelson seven years ago. Confident they could produce the finest quality tequila on the market, the trio traveled to Los Altos in 2005. The three co-founders graduated ASU together, and the group was adamant about building on their heritage by working with their family in the Highlands of Jalisco. Cruz Tequila was born. The concept may have come easily to the three Phoenix friends, but it took a lot of research and development to perfect. In fact, it took the co-founders three years and over 36 batches before they decided on today’s unique flavor profile. It is claimed to be so smooth and so light, it is unlike any other tequila. Since then, Cruz tequila has won over 16 international awards.


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spirit for the Trinchero Family Estates…” Cruz Tequila can be found in more than 1,100 locations in Arizona, regions of Canada, and soon to be available in over 12 states.

ROGER CLYNE’S MEXICAN MOONSHINE Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine has perhaps one of the more unique backgrounds of any beverage. In 2004, Roger teamed up with a small tequila distillery to produce the first bottling of Mexican Moonshine Tequila for sale at a Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers concert in Rocky Point, Mexico. It was a success, and it caught Roger Clyne’s attention resulting in the sale of one thousand bottles of Mexican Moonshine in a single weekend to fans attending the event. Other than making it one of the craziest concerts in history, it made the tequila a phenomena. In July of 2010, fans of Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers were asked to list their zip codes on the website if they were still interested in


Mexican Moonshine. The response was unprecedented. Zip codes from over


40 states, three provinces, the British Virgin Islands, and Great Britain were all offered on the site from those wanting some more of the goods. While some agents are frothing at their mouth at the thought of slapping their celebrity client’s face on the front of a liquor bottle, that’s not what happened here. For over 15 years, Roger Clyne had incorporated tequila into his music. It was a match made in southwest heaven, and Roger personally travelled to the distillery in the city of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico to hand-select the blends that are found in each bottle today. It is currently distributed at over 275 locations throughout Arizona, as well as the states of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Iowa, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and of course, Rocky Point.

3 AMIGOS 3 Amigos Tequila has been around since 2007 and has made quite the impact around the Valley. A USDA certified organic tequila, it has been the choice tequila for many locals. In a recent 2012 New Times, it won “Best of Phoenix” for its overall taste.

The most difficult obstacle for the family was dividing up in order to continue

The group boasts it’s price by quality comparisons, with spokesperson Rafael

their work. Half stayed in Arizona while the other half moved to their hard

Gonzales stating, “Our tequila that is priced under $20.00 has gone up against

earned land. A challenge for such a close family would eventually prove fruitful.

tequila more than ten times its price and has beaten them in these competi-

Later, they would come to produce the 3 Amigos Tequila in Jalisco, Mexico. The

tions.” According to Rafael, 3 Amigos Tequila has actually won in every compe-

tequila is hand-crafted by the family from start to finish, with their own agave

tition they have entered to date.

on their own land.

3 Amigos Tequila believes family comes first, and the story behind the drink

3 Amigos Tequila is available in 22 states, not least of which is Arizona, being the

is standing proof. In the 1960’s, the Gonzales family moved to Arizona with

Gonzales family’s second home. Many of you have more than likely run across

a shared dream: to be successful, and to be together. Working vigorous, de-

this tequila inside a Bashas, Fry’s, or a BevMo! They’re also locally distributed to

manding hours, the founding family saved up enough money to purchase land

many restaurants and bars like America’s Taco Shop, Majerle’s Sports Grill, Pita

in Mexico.

Jungle, and Lucky Strike.




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A visit to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous home and architectural laboratory, immerses guests in the unique experience of a powerful and extremely personal National Historic Landmark. Guests are welcomed into every room and space—nothing on the tour is left behind ropes or under glass. The tours—which variously include such attractions as the Cabaret Theater, Music Pavilion, Garden Room, Desert Shelters, and Wright’s living quarters and private office—are filled with surprise, majestic views, and intimate interior details. Tour visitors are inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative principles, beautiful creations, technological experiments, and unparalleled body of work. As a result, guests find the Taliesin West tour experience delightfully engaging and deeply relevant. Frank Lloyd Wright first visited Arizona in 1927 when he was asked to consult on designs for the Arizona Biltmore. In 1929, Wright re-visited Arizona, and constructed a desert camp near Chandler named “Ocatilla.” By 1937, Wright acquired several hundred acres of raw, rugged desert at the foothills of the McDowell Mountains near Scottsdale where he chose to construct his winter home. Here, he and his apprentices built Taliesin West, an architectural wonder. Taliesin West was a bold, new endeavor for desert living, yet the designs for Taliesin West reflect Wright’s basic architectural ideas and principles of “organic architecture.” These principles dictated that buildings be integrated with their surroundings and draw inspiration from nature. Taliesin

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West is intimately connected to its surroundings. It was here that “Desert Masonry,” or building from the Sonoran Desert’s stone and sand, was first executed. The sloping walls and upturned beams echo the forms of the surrounding mountains. The broad walkways and spacious terraces mimic the desert valley that Taliesin West overlooks. Today, Taliesin West is the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is dedicated to inspiring people with the living experience of Frank Lloyd Wright’s body of work. The Foundation owns Taliesin West and Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, stewards the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives and the intellectual property of everything Wright created, and engages in a variety of meaningful outreach program and partnerships. Many of the apprentices who worked and live alongside Wright still live at Taliesin West, as do the current students and faculty of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture—making Taliesin West an ongoing, vibrant community.

olfing Arizona B Y C L A R I S S A B U RT & T YLER FLECK

London, the greens of Europe, the base of Mount Fuji; all scenic, all wild, all unique, and all host among the most unique and incredible golf courses in the world. Ever since the sport swept the surface of our little blue planet, these places have been known as the perfect golf locations, the ideal in a world full of “almost there’s” and “decent substitutes”. But what do they all have in common, besides being world class golf destinations? Pat Simmons, local golf guru and owner of Pat Simmons Golf, has played their courses.

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A father, a widower, and a part-time professional golfer for 28 years, Pat Simmons has played all these courses and more in his time on the green. And yet, even with these years of experience under his belt, Mr. Simmons argues that Arizona has courses that are among “the prettiest [he has] ever played”. He, who has created a number of useful golf gadgets and gizmos—including the Titanalloy shaft, Tiger Shark fairway wood, and the Hammer Head putter—who has played some of the most beautiful pro level courses in the entire world, and who has seen more in his life than most ever will, believes that Arizona has a chance in the golfing world.

Fortunately, these are the conditions you’ll almost always find when golfing here in Arizona. No matter where you go, no matter what your preference, Arizona golf courses provide precisely what any golfer looks for. From smooth greens and beautiful weather to challenging holes and scenic backdrops, Arizona has it all, and all you have to do is go out and experience it. Though not as f lashy as many of the other places you may hear about, Arizona is undoubtedly one of the premier golfing locales not only in the entire United States, but the world. One of the great aspects of golf here in Arizona is that you don’t have to belong to a Country Club—or spend hundreds of dollars per game—to experience an amazing golf course. A perfect example of this is Sundance Golf Club, a discount course set in the heart of Buckeye Arizona. This course, labeled a “favorite” by Mr. Simmons, is among the most beautiful, public golf clubs in Arizona. And, according to Mr. Simmons, it is also one of the “top 10-20 most difficult courses [he’s] played”. Players love the beautiful landscape and wonderfully designed holes, and they absolutely adore the Sundance Grille! With nice greens, cheap prices, and a ringing endorsement, you simply cannot miss out.

Now, if you want to get away from the desert heat, the Canyon golf course at Forest Highlands is one of the most picturesque courses you’ll ever find. Sweeping Ponderosa pines line picture perfect fairways and some of the smoothest greens around. Furthermore, the entire course runs through impeccable canyon vistas, and many of the holes have you literally teeing off from the cliff face into the canyon itself, an experience that you simply cannot miss out on. Unfortunately, this is a private course; however, you will never play a more breathtaking round of golf than you will here, so it is certainly worth the price of admission! These are only a few of the unsurpassed courses here in Arizona, but Pat Simmons puts it best; “there are so many beautiful courses here [in Arizona], almost too many to count!” Truly, there aren’t enough words to describe each and every golf course that’s worth a try with the detail they deserve. All I can do is leave you with this helpful piece of advice: explore. There’s a world of golf in this desert state just waiting for you to experience it, and each bit of that world is better than the last. There are enough world class golf courses here to keep you occupied for countless Saturday and Sunday mornings to come, so it’s time to get started. Get out there and enjoy yourself, Arizona is waiting.


It may seem crazy; but, when you think about it, perhaps he does have a point. After all, when it comes to weather, Arizona can contend with the best of them. Whatever the season, the courses in Arizona are always doused in sunlight, and immersed in temperate weather that other states can only dream of. Plus, you almost never have to worry about rainy days, frozen courses, or any other type of inclement weather. What else can you ask for when golfing?

And yet, when it comes right down to it, the absolute best golf in Arizona really is located at those fantastic country clubs and, as Mr. Simmons puts it, this is where you’ll find “the prettiest and the toughest course in Arizona.” Way out near State Route 74 in Peoria, surrounded by desert, saguaro cacti, and Palo Verde trees, is a diamond in the desert, the Quintero Golf Course and Country Club. Mr. Simmons says it is “one of the most beautiful courses” around and, with “fabulous greens and incredibly pretty par-3s”, this course cements its place as one of the best courses in Arizona. Without a doubt, its rolling greens, difficult course structure, and incredible desert framing that brings every hole its own Arizona f lavor have pleased residents since 2000, and have shown that Arizona golf can indeed hold its own, even with the heavy hitters of the golf world.


“It will greatly benefit youth who are at-risk by re-engaging them in the classroom, and helping steer them to a more productive life in school and beyond.” An entrepreneurial program like EYF provides Valley youth tangible examples of how education is applied in the real world. “EYF will explore why our youth are interested in certain fields, what those particular businesses are like, and learn the building blocks to succeed in those businesses…” One of the biggest dilemmas in Arizona schools is the cutback in funding, limiting many schools to only a few extracurricular options.

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By: Khris Golder It’s no secret numerous Valley students struggle with academic success. In 2011, Arizona was ranked 38th overall in high school graduates with a 67% completion rate. Many of us believe with the right guidance and goals, this number can continue to climb. New to the Phoenix region, the Executive Youth Foundation (EYF) has some monumental plans for the remaining 33%. Discover the Phoenix Region magazine spoke with President Marc Cobb to find out what they have in store for Valley youth. “Every nine seconds in America, a student becomes a dropout,” a statistic Marc is adamant about changing. “It was always my desire to give back to the community.” Marc elaborated on how he plans to take his background and apply it to our state’s young adults. “I started my own business several years ago.” Marc knew he wanted to do more. “I am… helping youth to understand the value of an education, and what can mean to their dreams. The Executive Youth Foundation is being formed to provide a unique and meaningful entrepreneurial program for youth in middle school, high school.” EYF will also be focusing efforts on a wide range of these at-risk students and dropouts up to the age of 20. EYF classified at-risk students as students with taxing obstacles, ranging between high absenteeism, poor health, or neglectful and stressful family environments. At-risk students may also suffer from a lack of social or emotional support. They may even find themselves lulled by delinquent peers. These factors greatly lower and stunt academic growth, something EYF plans to combat in efforts to keep children attentive in school.



Most often, remaining classes are sports, arts, and limited computer courses. Classes like Home Economics, Auto Shop, Wood Working Shop, and Electronics are hard pressed to find. A recent study by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy stated that over 99.7 percent of all businesses in America are small businesses.” Students at EYF would learn these missing trades, greatly increasing the likelihood of success throughout their careers. In a time when job

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opportunities are slimming, Marc explained these small business fields have generated 65% of net new jobs over the past 17 years.

With Valley wide locations available to all cultures, classes, and backgrounds, EYF has some work to do. “The program will create partnerships with the local school districts, local businesses, and other non-profit organizations. EYF matches youth who are at risk of dropping out or who want to pursue and validate a career goal with community volunteers, leaders, businesses…” Meanwhile, EYF mentors Bob Fishman and Cathy Droz developed a radio program called The Young Reporters, which is a part of the EYF model program in providing a resource to the students. “The Young Reporter broadcast on a 50,000 watts local AM station KFNX 1100 on Saturdays. The program covers all of the Phoenix Metro area and most of the state.” The Young Reporters has a whopping 30% of its listeners in high school. It is a perfect illustration that our students want to be engaged: some students just need to be approached differently. Marc had one final note in encouraging Arizona youth. “Get kids passionate about something. Whatever it is, it suddenly clicks that I actually have to learn. Wake them up to what they really need.” The curriculum is being developed, and businesses are catching wind of the program. There is a lot of road to travel, but EYF is prepared to make a substantial impact in the lives of our Valley youth.

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t e l e p h o n e d i re c t o r y a n d a c i t y m a p . A r ra n g e fo r s e r v i c e s a t n ew h o m e ( u t i l i t i es, n ew s p a p e r, m a i l ) . Tra n s fe r a u t o t i t l e s , p l a t e s a n d d r i ve r s l i c e n s e . • C h e c k s c h o o l s c h e d u l e s a n d s t u d e n t e n ro l l m ent re q u i re m e n t s . • N o t i f y t h e p o s t o f f i c e t h a t yo u a re m ov i n g . An o n l i n e C h a n g e o f Ad d re s s fo r m i s ava i l a b l e on t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s Po s t a l S e r v i c e We b s i t e . • P re p a re a l i s t o f f r i e n d s , re l a t i ve s , b u s i n e s s f i r ms a n d o t h e r s w h o s h o u l d b e n o t i f i e d o f yo u r m ove.


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602.861.1999 602.371.7171 602.236.8888 480.488.3402 480.644.2221





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American Water Avondale Buckeye Carefree Cave Creek Chandler El Mirage Fountain Hills Glendale Goodyear Litchf ield Park Mesa Peoria Phoenix Scottsdale Sun City West Surprise & Youngtown Tempe Tolleson Wickenburg

888.300.3569 623.478.3230 623.349.6800 480.488.9100 602.358.4211 480.782.2280 877.671.0348 480.837.3411 623.930.3190 623.932.3015 623.932.3015 480.644.2221 623.773.7160 602.262.6251 480.312.2461 623.974.2521 888.300.3569 480.350.8361 623.936.7111 928.684.2761


Get e s t i m a t e s f ro m s eve ra l m ov i n g o r t r uc k renta l c o m p a n i e s . Inqui re a b o u t t h e a m o u n t o f i n s u ra n c e c ove ra g e the m ov i n g c o m p a ny p rov i d e s . Plan yo u r t rave l i t i n e ra r y a n d m a ke l o d g i n g reser va t i o n s i n a d va n c e . Obta i n re c o rd s f ro m d o c t o r s ( i n c l u d i n g d e n t a l x-rays , eye g l a s s p re s c r i p t i o n s a n d va c c i n a t i o n s ) . Requ e s t c h i l d re n ’ s s c h o o l re c o rd s a n d p e t record s . Pay ex i s t i n g b i l l s a n d c l o s e o u t l o c a l c h a rg e accou n t s . Trans fe r i n s u ra n c e p o l i c i e s o r a r ra n g e n ew ones . Ask fo r p ro fe s s i o n a l re fe r ra l s ( d o c t o r, i n s u rance, a n d a c c o u n t a n t ) . Decid e w h a t w i l l b e m ove d , s o l d , g i ve n away. Have a g a ra g e s a l e . Canc e l n ew s p a p e r a n d u t i l i t i e s s e r v i c e s . Give c h a n g e o f a d d re s s n o t i c e t o p o s t o f f i c e , charg e a c c o u n t s , m a g a z i n e subscriptions, relatives, friends, organizations, churc h , c a t a l o g s , p a s t e m p l oye r ( fo r W - 2 form ) . Make a r ra n g e m e n t s fo r t ra n s p o r t i n g p l a n t s a n d pets. Pack s p e c i a l o r i r re p l a c e a b l e i t e m s you r s e l f a n d label . Draw u p a f l o o r p l a n o f w h e re f u r n i t u re s h o u l d be pl a c e d i n n ew re s i d e n c e . Ser vi c e c a r b e fo re t r i p . Have c a s h o n h a n d fo r e m e rg e n c i e s .



PERSONAL ACCOUNTS Pharmacy Dry Cleaner Lawn Service ELEC TRICITY

Bank/Finance Companies

Supplier for electric is based on the city you are moving to.

Credit Card Companies Laundry Service


Arizona Public Service 602.371.7171 Services Avondale, Buckeye, Carefree/Cave Creek, Chandler, Gilbert, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Peoria, Sun City West, Tempe, Glendale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Sun City. Salt River Project 602.236.8888

• Mesa

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R E C YC L I N G The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality maintains a recycle hot line. To f ind out why recycling is important, what can be recycled and where, also pick up conservation tips. Call 480.782.3430. CABLE

• Cable America 480.461.0715 • Cable Plus 602.956.7040 • Cox Communications 602.277.1000 • Sun Lakes Cable 480.895.8084 • Wander Cable 800.626.0297 OT H E R N U M B E R S

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PUBLICATIONS Newspapers Magazines Newsletters Professional Journals

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• Poison Control 602.253.3334 or 1.800.362.0101 • Crime Stop Phoenix Police Department


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602.262.6151 Suicide Prevention Center Hotline 480.784.1500 Arizona Highway Patrol 602.223.2000

VOT E R R E G I S T R AT I O N You must be at least 18 years of age or older, a citizen of the United States and a resident of Arizona. To vote in local and national elections, you must register 29 days prior to the election. Registration can be done at a number of locations:

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Maricopa County Department of elections 602.506.1511 League of Women Voters 602.997.5218 Political Party Off ices All City Clerk off ices Drivers License (MVD) Special mail in forms at all locations above and can also be found at any Post Off ice and some local Libraries.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES Department of Motor Vehicles Social Security Administration State/Federal Tax Bureaus City/County Tax Assessor Veterans Administration

UTILITIES Electric Gas Water Telephone Sewer District Trash Cable/Satellite Fuel (Oil/Propane)

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Cardinals stadium chase feild U.S. Airways Center west world of scottsdale arena phoenix international raceway turf paradise race course firebird international raceway lake pleasant regional park mcdowell mountain park camelback mountain south mountain park adobe dam regional park

arizona museum for youth arizona museum of natural history arizona science center the bead museum cave creek museum children's museum of phoenix desert botanical garden heard museum mesa contemporary arts phoenix art museum phoenix zoo scottsdale museum of contemporary art taliesin west frank lloyd wright


hours in Arizona BY : S T E V E G E R H A RT

Arizona has much to offer for all types of travelers. Business travelers often want to take in the “must-see” destinations during any free-time available to them. Families love to get involved in great “hands-on” desert and western activities which create long-lasting memories. Couples on excursions or anniversary trips surely are seeking fun and romance. For seniors, Arizona offers everything from relaxation to the active site-seeing and recreation they desire. We’ve got it all here in the Phoenix Region!!

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For Business Travelers Phoenix offers many options for business travelers that have an extra day or two during a visit to a local convention or conference. Often people visit areas on business trips and don’t get the chance to visit the area and experience the history and culture. Old Town Scottsdale and the Fifth Avenue shops are a great place to spend a little time, taking in the Native American jewelry shops, western shops and more. Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is also within walking distance. Then head to midtown where some great options include the Heard Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, or the State Capitol Museum. All three are amazing exhibits and could fill an entire day!! The Heard Museum is world famous for Native American History, Culture and Art. There is always something special happening at the Phoenix Art Museum and the original State Capitol Building, built in 1900, has been turned into a multi-level museum with every last thing that you ever wanted to know about Arizona. Late afternoon in Historic Glendale is quite a treat. Ceretta Chocolate Factory is a must stop for a tour and chocolate!! Browse the Catlin Court district and don’t forget the antique shops all along the way. After the shops close, enjoy a German meal at Haus Murphy’s and possibly some live music at the nearby wine bar. Ball Game Tours are one of the best ways to spend an afternoon or evening, and Arizona has all the major sports venues. Glendale is home to arena for Professional Hockey and University of Phoenix Stadium for Football. The Phoenix Coyotes and Arizona Cardinals have both been putting on some exciting games lately!! Downtown Phoenix has our basketball arena, which is home to both the Phoenix Suns and Mercury. Visit US Airways Center and the downtown district of Copper Square before taking in some hoops. Of course, we cannot talk about Arizona sports without talking about Baseball. We’ve got both Spring Training in March and our Arizona Diamondbacks. Spring Training and the Cactus League offers games across the valley at 10 different stadium locations. Chase Field, in downtown Phoenix is an incredible place to tour and experience the pre-game activities such as batting practice before the full game experience.

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For the Family When families are seeking a way to fill their time here in Arizona, I always try to think of ways for them to build memories together. The best way to do that is to venture out to places where one gets to “experience” the region rather than just “visit”. Two great ways to do this are hiking our mountain parks and horseback riding in our canyons. Spend a morning hiking one of the two great peaks within the boundaries of Phoenix. Camelback Mountain offers two ways to the top. It comes down to heads or tails to choose which is best for you. The trail leading to the summit via the “tail” is a bit longer but not quite as steep and rocky as traversing from the head. For a bit more variety in desert landscape and rock of a more volcanic and chiseled nature, give Piestewa Peak a shot. Phoenix Mountain Park is where you will find a vast array of moderate to difficult trails, and the second highest point in the city of Phoenix. Piestewa peak has a summit at about 2600 feet, while Camelback just breaks the 2900 foot mark. Hikes of this nature will surely build up an appetite, and both of these formations are close to the great dining options of the Biltmore area of Phoenix. A visit to the southwest is not complete without saddling yourself up for a horseback adventure in the old west. The folks at Western Destinations have everything you need to feel like John Wayne himself! Nestled in the hills near Black Canyon City is Canyon Creek Ranch. After meeting with the wranglers and being introduced to the horses, you’re off on the trail to Old Town where the western fun begins. Activities ranging from firing a six-shooter to shooting an arrow to roping a steel calf will separate the outlaws from the cowpokes. Rest up in the saloon before heading back out on the trail. When your adventure is complete, top it off with a visit to Cave Creek for lunch at one of the many western style watering holes.

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For Couples Arizona is a wonderful destination for couples celebrating an anniversary or just getting away together. Flagstaff is one place that can offer a vast range of activities to fill your time with adventure and romance. There are many canyons and meadows for serene hikes such as Walnut Canyon and Lockett Meadow. A visit to Sunset Crater, Wupatki National Monument or the Lava Tubes can bring out the adventure in you! In the cool summer months ride the ski-lift to the summit at the Snowbowl Ski Lodge. Enjoy the company of your mate while taking in the Pines and Aspens along the way. The historic district downtown offers many choices for dining and dancing the night away. Speaking of night time, what better way to spark up romance then to look at the stars!! Flagstaff is home to Lowell Observatory which is open for viewing all of the stars and sometimes planets too! Top it all off with a stay at one of the historic hotels of downtown or a B&B such as the Starlight Pines, and enjoy a gourmet breakfast before starting a new day.


For couples that want to stick a bit closer to the Valley of the Sun, hot air ballooning is the perfect way to spend a morning or evening. Depending on the time of year, sunrise and sunset rides are offered. They are especially great for anniversaries and special occasions, as you’ll enjoy a catered breakfast with champagne as well! The views are incredible!! Soar smoothly over the mountains and hilltops, while taking in a view of the entire valley. After the adventure, you’ll have plenty of time left over to explore the Phoenix area, or head back to the resort pool and spa for some serious relaxation!!


For Seniors Seniors visiting Arizona have a love of the outdoors and always get a lot of enjoyment out of our botanical gardens and nature preserves. A day trip to Tucson might consist of a scenic drive through the Saguaro National Park on the way to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Here, visit many of our desert critters and take in presentations of all of our desert flora and fauna. While in the area, relive the old western movies of yesteryear with a visit to Old Tucson Studios. Those with a military background, add a trip to the Pima Air & Space Museum. It is definitely the most impressive display of aircraft and aviation from all eras. Continue on south toward our international border and visit San Xavier Mission and Tumacacori. San Xavier is a working mission that has been preserved while Tumacacori has been left to weather the ages. Both are beautiful in their own way. The brilliant colors and decor on the mission interiors is astounding. Tubac is a must see, just north of Tumacacori. Browse the galleries and shops that are loaded with all sorts of home decor. With many dining options, this is a great place to experience authentic Sonoran cuisine. For Wine lovers, there are three regions to choose from in Arizona to visit vineyards of all types and sizes. The Verde Valley and Page Springs area is in northern central Arizona, between Sedona and Jerome. A fabulous day trip consists of a combination of the history and mystique of Jerome or Sedona, coupled with visits to the vineyards and tasting rooms of the area. Sonoita / Elgin is less than an hour southeast of Tucson, and offers over ten vineyards to choose from. While most are in the Elgin area, Sonoita offers a great break from the tastings with dining options from cafe to steakhouse. Last, if you are on your way eastward to New Mexico, stopover in the Willcox area for the vineyards of the southeastern region. Arizona is a place where with a little bit of adventure, you can find all the culture and scenery that you desire!!

aturopathic Medicine BY:

D R . B R E T W I L S O N & D R . E R I C LO P E Z

Health is our greatest wealth. The level of your health is overwhelmingly the result of your choice of lifestyle, diet, exercise, sleep and stress management. Most health crisis (heart disease, diabetes, cancer) develop over a long period of time with repeated exposure or abuse of our bodies, and most factors are well within our control. When we do become ill, our body has a unique response to the condition, and will require a personalized solution. The solution should include the initial emergency or urgent care interventions, but the key to restoring health is the start or resumption of the necessary lifestyle modifications and health maintenance activity. These investments in our health provide a hedge fund against the factors that contributed to our getting sick in the first place. A well trained physician with a congruent philosophy of this approach is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD). The definition of health or illness should not be defined by a lab test or diagnostic study. A cholesterol level on a blood test is not an automatic indication of a statin deficiency. Women and men who get to be a certain age and start to feel less energetic, have mood swings, hot flashes, water retention and loss of libido should not have arbitrary amounts of synthetic hormones dumped into an already stressed endocrine system. The American Diabetes Association estimates that 79 million Americans are at high risk for joining the 26 million adults and children who are already diagnosed as diabetic. The catastrophic event of a stroke or heart attack is not the initial phase of the disease, but the result of years of inflammatory processes reacting to poor diet and limited exercise. Depression and ADD are not a lack of the right pharmaceuticals, but may need stress management, nutritional and physical activity factors alterations. The pain in the low back is not the immediate result of the arthritic changes visible on the x-ray that took years to develop. These conditions are an indication that changes need to be made. Health is defined as the organs, tissues and cells of our body functioning at an optimal level. The World Health Organization defines health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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Naturopathic physicians work with their patients to find the root cause of their conditions. The NMD talks and listens with the person to gain information as to what the underlying cause of the patient’s condition may be. Testing and examination goes beyond the most obvious symptoms and attempts to determine the specific root cause of the illness in that individual. Time is taken to educate patients about the disease process and the treatment options that are available to them. The process builds a relationship with the patients as a partner, placing high value on patient input and encourages engagement in the healing process.

As a natural alternative specialist, a treatment plan is derived from a holistic diagnosis and natural therapeutics, rendering the least invasive intervention required to restore health. Diet counseling and lifestyle modification may be the best option. While not opposed to using pharmaceuticals, naturopaths may also compound medicines individualized and tailored to fit the patient. As the patient progresses through their condition, dosages and treatments can be modified to effect the most appropriate treatment. This approach, increased patient responsibility and greater reliance on natural methods, can reduce the side effects and unintended results of a less individualized approach. A 60 year old postmenopausal woman who experiences hot flashes and has rheumatoid arthritis consults a naturopathic physician. At her initial visit she is experiencing an acute flare-up of her RA, reports fatigue, disturbed sleep and interference with mobility. Testing to determine hormone levels and inflammatory state, and rule out other complications. The doctor may compound a botanical tincture with hydrocortisone and a homeopathic remedy in order to decrease her pain and inflammation. Once this flare-up has resolved a change of her tinctures to address the hot flashes and help her body eliminate the auto-antibodies related to the RA in a safe effective man-


Naturopathic Medical Doctors enjoy a broad scope of practice in the state of Arizona. The Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, located in Tempe, has earned a national reputation for excellence. Naturopathic philosophy focuses on using therapies that work with the body and encourage it to function at an optimal level. This includes the ability to prescribe pharmaceuticals and perform minor surgery. NMDs are also trained in acupuncture, homeopathy, botanicals, mind body medicine, spinal manipulation and nutrition.


ner. The patient would be counseled about an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise to help with mobility flexibility and stimulate the body’s hormone regulation. The doctor may recommend the use bio-identical hormones, which can offer great relief to those who suffer from an imbalance. Bio-identical hormones can increase energy, cognitive function and libido. Hormone replacement therapy that is not bio-identical has been shown to have more side effects and an increased risk of cancer. Naturopaths may choose to focus on more specific areas of health care. The NMD brings an alternative, more natural approach. Specialties may include natural child birth and women’s health, pain management and arthritis, heart disease and diabetes. Patients with cancer and mental health issues may be provided with alternative therapies, more prudent use of medications and greater emphasis on improving the health and function of the body to affect a cure. A naturopathic physician will work in conjunction with other physicians and specialists as appropriate. If a surgical intervention or other procedure, beyond the scope of naturopathy is needed, the proper referral to a medical or osteopathic specialist is made. Chiropractic and naturopathy work great together by sharing a common philosophy of removing obstacles for the patient to regain health. The patient can and should participate in the restoration and maintenance of their health. A doctor should offer choices that reduce risk and restore health through a whole health natural perspective. If this approach makes sense to you, then consider a relationship with a doctor of naturopathic medicine.

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