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The perfect fun spot for your kids! Wazee’s World Laser Zone is the most exciting and unique party zone in the entire West Valley! Located in Peoria, AZ. We promise to provide the adventure of a lifetime! We have something for all ages from the young to the young at heart. Wazee’s World Laser Zone promotes a drug free, alcohol free environment for the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests. As well as peace of mind for parents whose children will be utilizing our facility. Walk-in Customers are Always Welcome! Our 23,000 square foot entertainment Mecca includes a 7500 square foot, multi-level Laser Tag arena, a nine-hole Cosmic Golf course and an inflatable jumping area. All this along with the air hockey and the 80 of the hottest video games on the market to include a variety of redemption games with great prizes!

Birthday Parties (laser tag and bounce house) We specialize in birthday parties, both laser tag and inflatables. We have very affordable options. Our goal is to give each and every guest the “adventure of a lifetime”. Your child will be a hit among their friends and have everyone talking about their day at Wazee’s World for a long time to come. From the moment you walk in the door, your personal party host / hostess will be in charge. The parents can sit back, relax and enjoy the party! We believe in making memories! Fundraising Our fundraisers offer a wonderful way for non-profit organizations to make some great money in the most imaginative way possible. Schools, sports teams, and church groups to name a few will benefit from this program. The ability to make over $1000 in an evening is very easy not to mention a great way to raise the funds you need. These events will be private (during off business hours)

Wazee’s World is a military family owned business. Greg and Christine Payseno along with Tammy Warner. Our goal is to have a fun, safe environment for every age group and to offer an affordable option. We do birthday parties for all ages, team building, fundraisers, sports teams and youth groups. We believe in giving back. We donate to schools, libraries, churches, non-profits, the military as well, by providing free nights out to many groups that could not otherwise afford it. Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

Corporate Team Building We also offer corporate team building, a great way for employees to come together and work as a team. Getting out of the “daily rut” of a normal workday can do amazing things to not only bring your group together as a team, but freshen up tired minds! These events will be scheduled during hours when our facility is normally closed to ensure privacy for your group.

Our goal is to give each and every guest the “adventure of a lifetime”. Your child will be a hit among their friends and have everyone talking about their day at Wazee’s World Laser Zone for a long time to come!

We believe in making memories. Our personal party host/hostess will be in charge of everything from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave! Parents can just sit back and relax.

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GLENDALE GLITTER & GLOW BLOCK PARTY ROCKS DOWNTOWN GLENDALE JANUARY 10 Glendale Glitter & Glow Block Party presented by Sears Vacations

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glow, baby, glow! Glendale Glitters holiday light display concludes with a rockin’ block party, Glendale Glitter and Glow, on Jan. 10, from 4-10 p.m. with fun for the whole family! Take in the stunning 1.5 million lights along with more than 20 hot air balloons glowing brightly amidst the trees throughout 16 blocks of Historic Downtown Glendale. A highlight for visitors will be speciallyshaped balloons, as well as mass glows, in which the balloon pilots will fire the balloons all at once to create an illuminating spectacle. The dazzling scene of vibrant glowing colors and twinkling lights, combined with musical performances and delicious food and beverages, will be a feast for the senses. Thousands of people are expected to stroll along the closed downtown streets and watch tethered balloons, enjoying 11 bands performing rock, blues, reggae, country and jazz music as well as vibrant street performers for a climactic finale to a festive season. Admission is free and free parking shuttles are available from Glendale Community College, at 59th and Olives avenues. Glendale Glitter & Glow is produced by Glendale’s Office of Special Events, presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Arizona*, SRP, Valley Buick-GMC, Direct Buy, the Arizona Republic, Eternal Waters, ABC-15, KOOL, KMLE, Live 101.5, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes. For more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 623-930-2299 or visit *An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association


Oh, the joy of Insurance! Not having the right Insurance can impact your life! Having the right insurance can make or break your family budget; life events from the trivial to the traumatic, the expense of Insurance can be costly, but not having it can cost even more. With our busy lives, it is important to cover all of your bases. Some Insurances are mandated to have like car insurance, but there are other insurances that we should have that will help us live more securely. Most people are not familiar with insurances or it can be intimidating by all of the complexity. However, there are people that specialize in these areas. As busy women, we like the convenience of having things in order. Health Insurance is becoming more complicated and with all of the options wouldn’t it be nice to have some advice and help with finding the plan that suits you needs. Having a professional broker guide you through this season’s open enrollment is a must. A licensed broker partners with insurance companies and supports the health insurance selection process. Plans can be private or on The objective is to find the best plan that fits into the desired budget and supports the health needs of the individual, family and/or small business. Be sure to request information from A short conversation today and secure health insurance options for the upcoming year! Most people are not aware that there is legal insurance. A Legal plan can help with Family matters, Motor Vehicle issues, trial defense, Irs Audits, 24/7 access to an attorney and more. All this without worrying about high legal cost. How many times have you heard of or been a victim of Identify theft. Do you know that it is the largest growing crime in the United States? Are you and your family protected? Especially during the holidays. Be sure to visit on ways to protect your family for about a $1 a day.

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HOLIDAY TIPS BE AWARE: IDENTITY THEFT INCREASES DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON 1. Clean out your wallet, purse, and glove box. Select one or two credit cards. Do you need your checkbook? Do not carry your Social Security card. More people report lost and stolen wallets to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) between November and January than at any other time of year. 2. Never give private information to a company claiming to be making you a special credit card offer, and beware of

“your” bank contacting you with the claim that they are “updating their records” or have “lost” pertinent information. Your bank is not going to send you an email asking for updated account information. 3. Be aware of your surroundings…when you use your cell phone in a public place and give credit card information or personal billing information you could be giving identity theft thieves everything to steal your identity. 4. Shopping after work? Put your purse, brief case, laptop in the truck of your care BEFORE you leave work. Thieves are watching parking lots. If you know that you are going shopping after work, limit what personal information you take to work. 5. Prevent pre-approved credit card offers from being sent to you by calling 888-5-OPT-OUT. 6. Do not put outgoing bills or mail containing checks in a home mailbox or blue curbside mailboxes. Mail letters inside the post office or hand them to a carrier. 7. Keep track of all purchases. Receipts in your wallet – not in the bag or on the bag. Read your credit card and bank account statements thoroughly. When in doubt, pay cash. Do not use checks that show a phone number, Social Security number or driver's license number. 8. Holiday shopping on-line: Only do business with sites that display the “lock” security symbol. Go directly to the merchant’s website and not through an email link. Protect your computer with Spy Sweeper, AVG, Zone Alarm (examples) 9. Looking for an ole’ friend through Facebook? Beware…fake profiles have become very popular. The holiday time is an excuse for people to get back in touch. Protect your privacy of your profile by rejecting anyone that you do not know and do not include your full birthdate. 10 Buy yourself 2 presents this holiday season: A SERVICE for you and your spouse that offers credit reports, continuous credit monitoring, and identity restoration. A SHREDDER for personal or financial documents. If you believe your identity has been stolen, report the crime to police in the jurisdiction in which it took place, call your credit card company to dispute fraudulent charges and contact the Federal Trade Commission at 877-FTC- HELP or

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Happy New Year 2015

he new year brings new opportunities. Do you have your goals and new years resolutions ready? Do you have any plans for the new year? Traveling, new job, new home? We can all get very busy in our day to day lives. The most important thing to remember is to take time for ourselves and family. Work your business or job but don’t let them work you. Be wealth consciousness. Think of it all the time and Success and Abundance is sure to follow. Believe in yourself even when others don’t and stay focused on your dreams and aspirations. We have come a long way in time. Enjoy it! Happy Holidays to All!

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Publisher’s Letter

Ultimate Woman International Editor

Happy Holidays and a Great New Year!

Wow! The holidays are here and a new year is approaching. What are some of your New Year’s resolutions? This issue gives features some great Women in business as well as things to do over the holiday break here in Phoenix. Also, be sure to make it to the Women’s Entrepreneur Small Business Bootcamp in Scottsdale, AZ. If your cooking over the holidays, as most are we have some recipes you want to try, sure to be crowd pleasers. This year is full of possibilities just believe in yourself and success and abundance is all yours for the claiming. We are happy to feature some of the best people in their industries . All women feel that they are an Ultimate Woman and therefore expect the best. We offer voices from all over. I hope that you will find all of the articles and information valuable. This is for all Ultimate Woman.

L. Simone ………………………………... IT Support Henry Mickens ………………………………... Publisher / Marketing Brittany Parrish ………………………………….. Contributing Writers:

Ann P Vanessa Shaw, Susan Ratliff ( personal bio’s)

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Women in Business

Vanessa Shaw Vanessa Shaw is a business growth and success mentor for passionate entrepreneurs and empowered leaders who have the drive and vision to make a difference in the world. Using her proven business development strategies and unique partnership approach to coaching—refined through working with hundreds of diverse international clients—she helps you play a bigger game in life by running a lucrative, powerful business and enjoying the lifestyle of freedom you want. After a career in the UN in Switzerland, a stint as Chief Domestic Officer (a.k.a. Stay-at-Home Mom), and 10 years as CEO of a pan-European boutique executive coaching business, Vanessa moved to the United States and rapidly established a successful US-based business from the first steps of a concept to unmatched levels of success in just over a year. Vanessa has worked with some of the world’s top law firms, banks, international corporations, and high-powered leaders from around the world, such as KPMG, the World Economic Forum, Oracle, and CM Cameron McKenna.

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Vanessa has a savvy gift of pinpointing exactly where business owners and leaders can immediately make quantum leaps to step into their role as CEO of their business and start seeing more income, more clients, and more success. Vanessa’s clients quickly break through the 6and 7-figure income barriers, and play a bigger game in business and in life. To learn more about Vanessa, head to http://

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Middleton Media Group Announces the Launch of New Marketing Services Litchfield Park - May 20 2014 - Middleton Media Group, an established leader in SEO software, services & training, today announced the launch Display Advertising and Re-Targeting, a service created to get one or more of your internet properties on the first 3 pages of Google. According to Middleton Media Group Owner, Tracy Middleton, the Display Advertising and Re-Targeting service will be available for purchase on May 20 2014 and will be available by calling 844.361.1610 or online at "Our customers have been asking for a way to get their company on page one or two of Google, and we have obliged by offering comprehensive SEO," said Middleton. "in addition, we have partnered with some great coders and graphic designers to launch our paid advertising and retargeting programs for Google Adwords, Facebook and Youtube.." More About Middleton Media Group Founded on 11-11-11, Middleton Media Group has helped many businesses with mobile and video marketing and training. The company's mission statement is "To provide personalized marketing services in order to help your business grow". Middleton Media Group started out as as a leader in mobile marketing. Due to many requests, Middleton Media Group has expanded into a full service marketing agency. They provide the following marketing strategies: video marketing, video creation, press releases, Pay Per Click Google Adwords, Re-Marketing, Display Advertising, Website/ecommerce design, Social Media Optimization and Mobile marketing. Middleton believes that video marketing is the cutting-edge marketing trend. She says, “Make no mistake, SEO (as many are starting to call it “content marketing”) is still the most important online marketing medium to local businesses. There are many marketing fads out there, but driving “Guaranteed Traffic” through the major search engines will never go out of style and will continue to be the #1 online marketing medium for a long time to come. When our clients pay for marketing they DESERVE to have real work done that translates into a cost on service and a full blown work report with PROOF of work done.” Display Advertising really enhances the “meat and potatoes” of SEO. While a god SEO strategy can take 6 to 12 month to get your website higher in the search engine results, Display marketing gets you on some of the most popular websites immediately. Our Retargeting programs keeps your business in front of interested customers. To learn more about Middleton Media Group, you should call 844.361.1610 or visit

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On the Cover

Meet Susan Ratliff Susan Ratliff had no fancy college degree or

corporate experience when she started her first business in 1988 with $5000 in savings. For six years she ran a home based, personalized children’s book distributorship becoming the 2nd largest in the country. It was there that she honed her exhibiting skills. In 1994, after a divorce, she sold the book business, borrowed money from family and credit cards to launch a portable trade show display company. Over the next 16 years her successful exhibit house amassed numerous awards for business excellence and innovation as she positioned herself as an expert in her field including Business Owner of the year from NAWBO, The Sterling Award for Micro-Business from the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce and the Positively Powerful Woman Award. During those years of business growth this busy entrepreneur wrote five books and built a lucrative speaking, consulting and event production company, Susan Ratliff Presents Inc. In 2010 she sold the display company but continues to provide, training, consulting and resources for tradeshow marketing. Susan says “I’m a serial entrepreneur who thrives on chaos.”

In 2005 she created the Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp.

This popular event delivers an information-packed day of world-class insights, cutting edge strategies, practical tools and relevant topics to empower women entrepreneurs. In addition to eleven business building sessions presented by local business experts, there are fifty exhibiting companies with valuable resources. The atmosphere is fun and the day promises no theory, philosophy or fluff-just an arsenal of ideas and practical ammunition to help women battle the most difficult business challenges.

Not one to let a lucrative business opportunity pass her by, “and before someone else decided to do it” Susan Says, She created, financed and produced the first Arizona Sports Fan Expo in June 2014. Renting out the University of Phoenix Stadium she created a super fan festival featuring interactive booths from all of the State’s professional sports teams inside a marketplace of exhibitors offering health, fitness and sports-related products and services for sale. The successful event was enjoyed by thousands of sports fans of all ages and the risk paid off financially. Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

220,000 women-owned firms in Arizona generate 60 billion dollars in sales and employ, on average, 2-10 people. They are still the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurship in the country, in part, because they seek out education and assistance from others. Registration is open for the February 7th 2015 Women Entrepreneurs’ Small Business Boot Camp taking place at Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale. The cost is $99. View all the details and sign up on line at

The next Arizona Sports Fan Expo is scheduled for April 18th at WestWorld. With survey responses from fans and exhibitors on how to make the event bigger and better the 2015 Expo is sure to be a crowd please and fun family entertainment for all ages. Exhibit space starts at $550. Tickets are $8 and kids 6 and under are free. To purchase tickets online or to check out all the details For any question contact Susan Ratliff at 602828-1177 or Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

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Make a New Year's Resolution To Avoid Costly Insurance Mistakes and Save Money On Your Auto and Homeowners Insurance in 2015 Tips To Prevent You From Ending Up Dangerously Underinsured Following are five insurance mistakes that consumers should avoid, along with practical suggestions for better ways to save: 1.

Insuring a home for its real estate value instead of for the cost of rebuilding. With the real estate market in a slump and home prices down in many parts of the country, some homeowners may think they can reduce the amount of insurance on their home, too. But insurance is designed to cover the cost of rebuilding, not the sales price of your home. Make sure you have enough coverage to completely rebuild your home and replace all your belongings in the event of a disaster.


A better way to save: Before purchasing a home check with the NFIP to see whether it is located in a flood zone. If so, consider buying a home in a less risky area. If you already own a home in a flood zone area, look at home mitigation efforts that can reduce your risk of flood damage and consider purchasing flood insurance. 2.

A better way to save: Raise your deductible. An increase from $500 to $1,000 could save up to 25 percent on your annual premium. 2.

Selecting an insurance company by price alone. Do not just choose a company with competitive prices. It is a good idea to also make sure the company is financially sound and provides good customer service.

A better way to save: Check the financial health of a company with independent rating agencies and ask friends and family for recommendations. You should select an insurance company that has a reputation for excellent customer service and will respond to your needs and handle claims fairly and efficiently. 3.

Dropping flood insurance. Damage from flooding is not covered under standard homeowners and renters insurance policies. Coverage is available from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as well as from some private insurance companies. Many homeowners are unaware they are at

risk for flooding, but in fact 25 percent of all flood losses occur in low risk areas.

Purchasing only the legally required amount of liability for your vehicle. In today's litigious society, buying only the minimum amount of liability means you are likely to pay more out-ofpocket if you are sued—and those costs may be steep. The insurance industry and consumer groups generally recommend a minimum of $100,000 of bodily injury protection per person and $300,000 per accident.

A better way to save: Consider dropping collision and/or comprehensive coverage on older vehicles worth less than $1,000. 3.

Neglecting to buy renters insurance. A renter’s insurance policy covers your possessions and additional living expenses if you have to move out of your home due to a disaster. Equally important, it provides liability protection in the event someone is injured in your home and decides to sue.

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Homemade Oven Roasted Tater Tots 3-4 cooked potatoes 1 teaspoon salt, to taste 1/2 teaspoon pepper, to taste olive oil Depending on your oven, preheat to 425-450째F. Line a baking sheet with foil, parchment paper or (my preferred way!) Silpat to prevent the tots from sticking and set aside. Peel and boil potatoes in salted water for 15-20 minutes until cooked, then drain. Grate the potatoes and place in a bowl. With your hands, carefully stir in salt and pepper and form the mixture into balls or small cylinders and place on a sheet pan. Spray or drizzle olive oil over top. Cook tater tots for about 15 minutes on each side until golden brown and crisp on the outside. Total Time: 60 minutes Yield: makes about 6-8 servings Recipe by

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Almond Crusted Salmon Sticks 16 ounces skinless salmon filet 3/4 cup course ground almond meal 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra for drizzling Print a Coupon for Fortify™ Probiotics

Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix together the almond meal, paprika, salt and pepper into a shallow dish and set aside. Rinse salmon filets and pat dry with paper towels, then cut into even-sized long portions. Coat each piece of salmon with olive oil, then evenly into the almond mixture. Place each salmon stick on a lined baking sheet and drizzle or spray lightly with olive oil. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown and crisp on the outside. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce like garlic mayonnaise. Total Time: 25 minutes Yield: serves 4 Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

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Healthy Italian Winter Soup with Turkey Sausage 1 tablespoon olive oil 8-10 ounces turkey sausage, cut into slices (or pork) 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 cups diced tomatoes 4-5 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1 15-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs, like parsley, oregano, thyme and rosemary 2 cups spinach or kale leaves 1/2 cup small whole wheat pasta, like bowtie or elbow salt and pepper, to taste Heat olive oil in large pot on medium heat. Add the sliced sausage and cook for about 3 minutes. Add chopped onion and garlic and cook for 4-5 minutes, until onion is soft and sausage has browned. Stir in chopped tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes. Pour in the broth and cannellini beans. Stir in dried herbs and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low then simmer 10-15 minutes. Stir in the spinach and uncooked pasta. Return to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce low. Cover pot and simmer for about 10 minutes, until pasta is tender. Total Time: 45 minutes Yield: serves 6-8 Recipe by Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

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You have a unique message; a brand story that will prompt your prospects to align with your product or service and take action. Learn the process of identifying your key brand descriptors and how to communicate the “why” that differentiates you from the competition.

ClearEdge, LLC

If you’re satisfied with fitting in, blending in, and getting average results… pick another presentation. Learn the 3 most significant misconceptions that keep smart, talented and knowledgeable professionals stressed out and struggling to get ahead. Power up performance and profits with The 7 “C”s of Excellence™.

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Stop wasting money, confusing readers and embarrassing yourself with poorly written emails, blog posts and proposals. Get your writing right with techniques to help you write with clarity and precision, power and intention.

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623-308-1547 Ultimate Woman International December/ January 2015

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December/ January 2015  

Happy Holidays and New Year! The New Year is sure to bring all of the blessing that you desire.This issue features women of success. Susan R...

December/ January 2015  

Happy Holidays and New Year! The New Year is sure to bring all of the blessing that you desire.This issue features women of success. Susan R...