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Orangetheory Fitness offers affordable motivation to stay fit

GAINING STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE: Members of Orangetheory Fitness in Chandler work through a variety of strength-building exercises. Submitted photo By Alison Stanton

When Becky Renner was in college competing in athletics, she always enjoyed working out in group settings. The camaraderie Renner felt with other athletes combined with a sense of accountability made exercising as a group both motivating and fun. To provide other people with the same benefits of group training that she enjoyed for years, Renner was inspired to open Orangetheory Fitness, a facility that specializes in group personal training at an affordable price. Renner is area developer for Orangetheory Fitness in the state of Arizona, and owns two of the six locations that are open throughout the East Valley. “My husband has 20 years of experience in the fitness industry and I have a background in marketing, so we just jumped at the chance,” says Renner, who is also a mom of three boys and one girl ages 3 to 9. In addition to being more affordable,

Renner says the group personal training offered at Orangetheory Fitness helps to hold everyone in the group accountable, which in turn allows them reach their fitness goals more quickly. “It’s just more fun to exercise as a group, and no one is wandering around or leaving after 20 minutes thinking ‘I had better go home and make dinner.’” Each session at Orangetheory Fitness combines cardio and strength training, with everyone working at their own pace and ability, Renner says. “When they are on the treadmill,

PROVIDING FUN AND AFFORDABLE FITNESS: Becky Renner, the area developer for Orangetheory Fitness and owner of two East Valley locations, knows from personal experience how much more motivating, effective and enjoyable it is to exercise in a group setting. Submitted photo

it doesn’t matter if they are a walker, power walker, jogger or runner. Everyone will get a great cardio workout.” The workouts are also heart-monitor based, Renner notes, with everyone wearing a monitor that is checked frequently throughout the session. “We shoot for everyone to spend about 12 to 20 minutes of the one-hour session in what we call the ‘orange zone,’ where they are at 85% of their maximum heart rate,” Renner says. “If they can do this, they will burn calories for the next 36 hours after the session is over. So if they come in every other day for a one-hour session, they will be burning calories all of the time.” The weight training portion of the group session involves using equipment like dumbbells, medicine balls and lots of body weight exercises, Renner says. To keep their heart rates elevated, people will also spend time on a water rowing machine. The group personal training really helps people stay motivated and excited about exercising, Renner adds, while also being gentler on the budget. “Personal trainers typically charge around $50 to $70 an hour, but here it works out to about $10 per session,” Renner says. “The group personal training just brings energy and creates excitement. It makes people enjoy working out, and they never have to guess what they will do in their workout that day.” By the end of the year, Renner says

MAINTAINING CARDIO: During the strength-building portion of the workout program at Orangetheory Fitness, members will spend time on water rowers to keep their heart rates elevated. Submitted photo

a total of 12 Orangetheory Fitness locations should be open throughout the state. Eventually, she hopes to help open 30 locations and own 10 of them. In addition to helping people lose weight and feel better, Renner says she enjoys the flexibility her job allows. “My day is so flexible—I can be mom before and after school and then work in the middle of the school day. It has just been so awesome.” Orangetheory Fitness is located at 1900 W. Germann Rd., Suite 6 in Chandler, and 3426 E Baseline Rd., Suite 118 on the Gilbert/Mesa border. For more information, call the Chandler location at 480-699-6115 or the Gilbert/ Mesa location at 480-350-7750, or visit orangetheoryfitness.com. Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at Alison@SanTanSun.com.

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June 1 grand opening is for all ages As the sounds of children jumping, tumbling and somersaulting echo through the Aspire Kids Sports Center at 50 S. Hearthstone Way in Chandler, solar panels silently soak in the sun on the roof of the 32,000-square-foot facility. With the help of incentives from the SRP EarthWise Solar Program, owners Scott and Dona Barclay have invested in the 100-kilowatt system, which will provide approximately half of the center’s electricity needs. “We have had it in our plans to put solar on our building since we built Aspire,” says Scott Barclay. “We feel living in Arizona, it makes sense to utilize the God-given resources provided by the sun. We have had solar water heating on our own home since the 1980s. The technology has now advanced to make it more affordable, so we decided now was the time to act.” The facility is equipped with gymnastics equipment, a heated indoor swimming pool, dance and martial arts room and a preschool gym. It is also the home and training center of the Arizona State University men’s gymnastics team. “Aspire is another example of business owners who are making investments in the future of environmentally, emission-free, renewable energy,” says Lori Singleton, director of SRP Program Operations. For more information, visit aspirekidsports.com and srpnet.com/solar.

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Women older than the age of 18 are invited to enjoy free appetizers and drinks along with a brief presentation of the newest items at the annual Slumber Parties by Sandy client appreciation event, 6:30 p.m. Wed., May 15 in Gilbert. “Slumber Parties are like Tupperware parties, except instead of Tupperware, I show lingerie, lotions, romance enhancement products and novelties, all for adult women only,” says Sandy Latour. “The parties are fun, professional, educational and full of surprises. Be prepared for a lot of laughter.” Latour, who recently was recognized for being No. 1 in Arizona last year for selling more than $100,000 worth of products, was a bank manager and attending graduate school to become a teacher when she became a full-time Slumber Parties consultant. For more information and the event location, call Latour at 480-840-9167, email her at sandy.latour@slumberparties.com or visit SlumberPartiesbySandyIzzo.com.

Tours will be available to guests of 14 new home models from seven homebuilders at the grand opening of Eastmark Great Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., June 1 at Eastmark Great Park at Ray and Ellsworth roads in Mesa. The day of festivities also includes music throughout the parks, family games and entertainment and activities for all ages. Eastmark’s phase one builders are Maracay Homes, Mattamy Homes, Taylor Morrison, Woodside Homes, Ryland Homes, Standard Pacific Homes and Meritage Homes Corporation. Every home design in Eastmark features a new floor plan designed for this community. The first new, large-scale integrated community to launch in the Phoenix area in 10 years, Eastmark’s debut to the public is being led by real estate investment and development firm DMB. “In our planning, we’ve artfully blended residential areas, employment cores, recreation and commerce to complement each other,” says Dea McDonald, DMB’s senior vice president and Eastmark’s general manager. “Eastmark is one of the most thoughtfully designed communities in the country.” A short drive from the SanTan Sun area, Eastmark focuses on creating a connected life for its residents, employers and visitors. Visitors at the grand opening can explore the Mark, Eastmark’s Visitors and Community Center, enjoy the first 10 acres of the Eastmark Great Park, 11 neighborhood parks, piazzas and plazas and landscaped, tree-lined streets and parkways. Trolleys and pedicabs take guests around the community to outdoor concerts, kite flying and other demonstrations, food trucks and refreshments throughout the day. For more information, visit Eastmark.com and DMBInc.com.

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Take Shape For Life Owner: Judith Garner How long in business: 3 months Specialty: Independent health coach offering long-term solutions for weight and lifestyle management using Medifast meal replacements. Unique features: Weight starts to release the very first week, which is encouraging and motivating to stay on the program. Hours: Appointment and coaching call times vary; visit the website or call to schedule. Address: Direct services with clients

are offered via daily, weekly and monthly contacts by phone and email. Clients also have access to an affiliated Bio-Network of services via Take Shape For Life, including, but not limited to, a virtual clinic and weekly Nurse’s, Doctor’s and Habits of Health Support calls. Phone: 480-560-7842 Email: judithgarner@cox.net Website: judithgarner.tsfl.com

Hanei Private Wealth Advisors Owners: Jeff and Theresa Krueg Years in business: Open since Jan. 25, 2013 Unique features: A fee-only wealth management firm with more than 54 combined years of experience developing integrated wealth management strategies for businesses and individuals; services include asset management and

financial, estate and tax planning.* Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday Address: 3115 S. Price Rd., Suite 119, Chandler Phone: 480-963-1063 Email: tkrueg@haneipwa.com, jkrueg@haneipwa.com Website: haneipwa.com *Hanei PWA provides investment advice through Dynamic Wealth Advisor, a registered investment advisor; this is not a solicitation to purchase or sell a security or offer of investment advice.

Owner: Dr. Ken Danyluk How long in business: 11 years Specialty: Lingual orthodontics, which are braces applied to the inside surface of the teeth, allows patients to look good during and after treatment. Lingual braces are popular with adults who would not have considered traditional braces and those whose appearance is important to their careers, such as newscasters, actors, models, singers and corporate executives. Dr. Danyluk is one of two U.S. orthodontists participating in an international consortium to develop the next generation lingual orthodontic system that is now being beta tested, which is offered at his offices. Unique features: Onsite laboratory and 3D imaging technology; complimentary school shuttle to and from appointments; an extensive video arcade; a rewards program for following the home-care regimen and fresh-baked cookies and ice cream treats. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Monday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. Also open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on select Saturdays. Address: SanTan Village Mall, 2080 E. Williams Field Rd., Suite 104, Gilbert and Ahwatukee, 4350 E. Ray Rd., Bldg. 4, Suite 121, Phoenix. Phone: 480-759-3333 Email: smiles@teamorthodontics.com Website: teamorthodontics.com

Send in your business profile for ‘Doing Business’ The SanTan Sun News would like to welcome new area businesses or existing ones that may be new to our readers. Submit information about your business for a “Doing Business” mini-business profile in an upcoming issue of our publication, which is distributed to 35,000 homes, racks and boxes on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Please include all of the following items: Name of business, name of owner(s), how long the business has existed, unique features, hours of operation, address, telephone number, website, email address. Also include an at least 300 dpi photo of the business owner or logo. The sooner you submit the information to us, the sooner we’ll be able to profile your business, as it’s on a first-come, first-served basis. Email this information to Business@SanTanSun.com or visit SanTanSun.com and click on the “Doing Business” form to submit.


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Chamber offers help to closed venue patrons, employees Anyone in Chandler affected by the sudden closure of the Inspirador wedding and event venue, especially any brides-to-be, is encouraged to contact the Chandler Chamber of Commerce for assistance. “The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is here to help anyone who has been affected by the closing of Inspirador,” says Terri Kimble, chamber president and CEO, noting that she has reached out to members who specialize in event planning. The chamber is also offering job placement support for former Inspirador employees. For more information, call 480-9634571 or email info@chandlerchamber. com.

Community Awards

This year’s neon theme is all about honoring the best and the brightest at the Chandler chamber’s 26th annual Awards Dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thu., May 30 at the Hilton Phoenix Chandler, 2929 W. Frye Rd. “Painting the Future of Chandler— Unveiling the Best & the Brightest,” will recognize and honor outstanding businesses and individuals in the Chandler community. The dinner gives the community an opportunity to recognize outstanding businesses of all sizes, as well as educators and administrators who have demonstrated leadership and

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Chandler Planning and Zoning officials will be talking about the “do’s and don’ts” of signs, banners and billboards that can affect a business’ physical location and appearance, 8 to 9 p.m. Wed., May 15 in a presentation called “Outdoor Advertising: Do’s and Don’ts.” exemplified commitment. The nominees of each award are those who shine the brightest in their professions. The last day to register is Wed., May 29. Registration fees are $50 for members, $60 for guests and $550 for a table of 10.

Social media tips

Learn about the “How of Social Media” at the chamber’s next technology lunch seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thu., May 9. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers.

Public policy

Learn about local, regional and state issues at the chamber’s public policy meeting, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Fri., May 10. Discuss issues that are important to the success of business.

Business golf

It’s a round of nine-hole golf, a continental breakfast and networking opportunities Wed., May 15 and every first and third Wednesday of the month, 7 to 10 a.m. at Bear Creek Golf Complex, 500 E. Riggs Rd., Chandler.

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Learn about the key components of branding and how to implement them in your own business at the chamber’s SCORE Workshop: Brand Acceleration, 3 to 5 p.m., Thu., May 16. The workshop will be presented by Ray Speakman from VelocityBrand.com.

Business After Business

Join in at the monthly Business After Business evening mixer and meet the new members, make business contacts and get a chance to win the “Chamber Cash Pot,” 5 to 7 p.m. Thu., May 16. This month mixer participants will explore Downtown Chandler to become familiar with the shops and restaurants.

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Meetings are held at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201. Unless otherwise specified, for more information and to register for these programs, call 480-963-4571, visit chandlerchamber.com or meetup.com/ ChandlerChamber.

An informational breakfast to learn about the Gilbert Leadership Class XXII will be held 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Wed., May 15 in room 300 at 50 E. Civic Center Dr., Gilbert. Prospective students are invited to attend to meet past and current leaders who are working or representing the community. Detailed information will be provided regarding the application and interview process and additional opportunities for program involvement. Gilbert Leadership is a 10-month program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce. Candidates are required to live or work in Gilbert, possess a commitment to community involvement and personal growth and have a desire to improve the Gilbert community. More than 350 alumni have discovered leadership opportunities and fostered lasting relationships through this program. The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 550 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and representing more than 42,300 employees. For more information, call Adrianne at 480-570-0600 or visit gilbertleadership.com.

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Leadercast skills taught in Gilbert Only the best businesses need apply Learn how to improve leadership skills and have the opportunity to network with other leaders beginning at 7 a.m. Fri., May 10 at the 2013 Chick-fil-A Leadercast. Broadcast live from Atlanta and simulcast into communities around the world, the one-day leadership event is hosted locally at Sun Valley Community Church, 456 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert. Dynamic speakers from around the world will share inspiring, encouraging and motivational messages. Speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; Andy Stanley, best-selling leadership author and communicator; Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric; Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach for Duke University and Team USA; John C. Maxwell, best-selling author and leadership expert; Dr. Henry Cloud, best-selling author and leadership consultant; Lt. Cmdr. Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie “Act of Valor;” Sanya RichardsRoss, 2012 London Olympic track and

field gold medalist; and David Allen, best-selling author of “Getting Things Done” and a productivity expert. The simulcast is presented in partnership with Chick-fil-A, the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, Gilbert Leadership and Sun Valley Community Church. Sponsorship is provided by Rayhons Financial Solutions. Tickets are $79 per person; if 10 tickets are purchased, one is free. Admission includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and door prizes. To purchase tickets, access gilbertleadership.com.

Grand opening of Higley Feed II Stop by the grand opening of Higley Feed II for specials, discounts, giveaways, refreshments and brand name vendors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sat., May 4 at 26601 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert. The new location is

at the Welcome Home Ranch, formerly known as Marley Farms. For more information, call 480-895-9282 or visit higleyfeed.com.

The Arizona businesses that do the best at creating jobs, boosting the economy and treating customers right will be honored by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, after nominations are received for the 2013 Spirit of Enterprise Award. “They should have a great story and a positive culture internally, and be exemplary community partners in terms of how they give back,” says Gary Naumann, director of the Spirit of Enterprise Center at the W.P. Carey School of Business. “We’re looking for firms that demonstrate ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship.” Past winners include Cold Stone Creamery, China Mist, Ollie the Trolley and Total Transit

(Discount Cab), as well as rapidly growing businesses, such as GlobalMed and WebPT. Any company can be nominated that is a for-profit enterprise in business for at least four years, incorporated, headquartered or has a majority of its business operations in Arizona, employs at least three or more full-time workers and is able to demonstrate profitability over the last three years combined. In addition, one minority-owned business will receive the Gary L. Trujillo Minority Enterprise Award sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Once a company is nominated, it will have until July 31 to complete an awards application. Winners will be announced at a luncheon at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix on Nov. 22. For more information on nominating a company, applying for the awards or attending the luncheon, call 480-965-0474 or visit spiritofenterprise.org.


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More than 100 new investment professionals are needed at Bank of America’s Merrill Edge in Chandler, for positions in investment sales, advisory, service and operations. There are 197 investment professionals in the Chandler office. Chandler is a target market for growth, according to the company, because of the level of talent in the Valley and because of the nearby colleges and universities that allow for active recruiting. Qualifications include knowledge of

About 30 employees, including massage therapists, estheticians and front desk staff, are needed for Massage Envy Spa, a co-op of 28 massage clinics and part of the nation’s largest therapeutic massage provider and spa chain. Resumes may be sent to desertmassagecompanies@ yahoo.com. The new clinic is located in the Chandler Crossroads Towne Center at 2880 E. Germann Rd. near Gilbert Road and the Santan Loop 202 Freeway. At 3,600 square feet and with 14 individual massage and facial rooms, this location is one of the largest Massage Envy Spas in the Valley. “Everyone has stress and tension and we want to ensure we provide nearby, convenient locations for our members and guests to help encourage healthier

investment products and proven sales skills, as well as a Series 7/General Securities license, along with a Series 66 license, or a Series 63 and 65 in lieu of a Series 66 license. Merrill Edge call centers were recognized by J.D. Power and Associates for providing “An Outstanding Customer Service Experience” for the second year in a row. To apply, visit bankofamerica.com/ careers.

Things Remembered unveils newly redesigned store A renovated Things Remembered gifts store is open at its Chandler Fashion Center location, 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. From crystal drinkware to sterling silver jewelry, from technology gadgets to kid friendly toys, the store offers personalized gift solutions for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and all of life’s memorable moments. “Things Remembered has been helping people commemorate life’s special moments with customized gifts for

lifestyles,” says co-owner Bonnie Brovitz. “We are pleased to be expanding the Massage Envy Spa presence in the evergrowing East Valley.” Massage Envy offers professional and affordable therapeutic massage and facial services. Members and guests can also choose from four Murad Healthy Skin Facials: the Environmental Shield Vitamin C Infusion Facial, the Clarifying Enzyme Acne Facial, the AHA Rapid Exfoliator Anti-Aging Facial or the Sensitive Skin Facial. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. To schedule an appointment, call 480-857-8888. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.

more than 40 years, and we are glad to invite shoppers to our newly redesigned store in the Chandler Fashion Center,” says Jean Pehrson, district manager. “We are happy to continue offering a wide range of personalized gift options to Chandler residents, and we look forward to serving all of our new and returning customers’ needs.” For more information, call 1-800-2747367 or visit thingsremembered.com.

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Primavera founder receives award Founder and CEO of Primavera Online High School Damian Creamer is the recipient of the Certificate of Congressional Recognition for Exemplary Innovation in Education. He received the award from U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez during a gathering of business, education and government leaders hosted by the Internet Marketing Association and the Chapman50 organization at the Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, CA. The award recognizes Primavera and Creamer for investing more than 10 years of service to improving access to education for thousands of Arizona students. The school was originally founded by Creamer in September 2001 as Primavera Technical Learning Center, a nonprofit Arizona educational corporation. Since opening its doors, it has become the largest high school in Arizona, serving an average of 5,500 fulltime students in grades 9 through 12 and an additional 250 students in grades 6 through 8. To learn more about Primavera Online High School, visit primavera-online-highschool.com

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Vendors needed for Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off Annual Tumblewood Ranch event is Nov. 8-10

GET FIRED UP: A family friendly culinary event, the Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off features competition between authentic chuck wagons as they create five-course meals in the style of 1880s cattle drives. Submitted photo

Vendors are needed for the fourth annual Chandler Chuck Wagon Cookoff, Nov. 8-10 at Tumbleweed Ranch within Tumbleweed Park, which is on the southwest corner of McQueen and Germann roads. The costumes,

equipment, music, tastes and smells at this event transport guests back in time to show a rare, up-close look at the Old West lifestyle. Food and merchandise vendors, entertainment groups and nonprofit

organizations are invited to participate. Preference will be given to vendors who specialize in cooking, local foods or history-related items. A family friendly culinary event, the cook-off features competitors working from authentic chuck wagons as they cook up five-course meals in the style of 1880s cattle drives and faithfully recreate what it would have been like participate in a cattle drive. Judges decide winners in five categories as well as best authentic wagon and best overall meal. Chuck wagon meals are available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday, and the event will also feature stage entertainment, family activities and shopping opportunities. KFYI radio personality and Arizona’s foremost foodie, Jan D’Atri, will cook up historic Scottish Scones on Sunday. Sponsorships are also available for the event. The cook-off is presented by the Pardners of Tumbleweed Ranch, Chandler Museum, Biscuitflats Chuck Wagon and other sponsors. Vendor applications and sponsorship details are available online at chandleraz.gov/chuckwagon or by calling 480-782-2751. The deadline to submit a vendor application is 5 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 11.

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LUXURY POOL: Residents at Redstone at SanTan Village residents will benefit from the pool area, which has poolside cabanas and outdoor lounge areas. Submitted photo

The first luxury multifamily project to come to Gilbert in five years, Redstone at SanTan Village, recently celebrated the opening of its first phase—a 382-unit located directly across from the SanTan Village Mall at 1925 S. Coronado Rd. The community is being developed by Del Mar, CA-based LWI Properties, built by Hardison Downey Construction Inc. and managed by Mark-Taylor Residential. Financing was provided by Union Bank. Designed by Architects Orange, a

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New urgent care center opens

The new Dignity Health Urgent Care facility is now open, from noon to 9 p.m., every day of the year including holidays at 20750 N. John Wayne Pkwy. in the Shops at Maricopa Fiesta in Maricopa. The facility also offers a Call Ahead Care program beginning at 7 a.m. Patients can call 520-233-2460, leave their contact information and wait at home until the facility opens. Staff will call when it is their turn to come in to see the doctor. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to care for the residents of Maricopa,” says Jean Dorame, site director. “As part of the Dignity Health continuum of care, each of our patients will be seen by a board-certified-eligible doctor, a practice not commonly found at other urgent care centers.”

In addition to physicians, registered nurses will treat patients of all ages with non-life-threatening illnesses or injuries that need immediate attention. Ailments ranging from a bad cough or serious sprain to a case of the flu or asthma are treated. The center also provides $25 sports and camp physicals. “Our staff is also able to provide on-site radiology and laboratory services,” says Rick Swearingen, D.O., medical director for Dignity Health Urgent Care in Ahwatukee and Maricopa. “And if a patient’s condition is worse than anticipated, staff will coordinate their seamless transfer to Chandler Regional Medical Center where their co-pay will be applied to their emergency room visit.” There is also an urgent care facility in Gilbert, at 1501 N. Gilbert Rd. For more information, visit dignityhealth.org.

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Help capture the voice of a generation A group of young leaders in Chandler is tackling the problem of how best to keep people like them in Arizona, by spearheading what they are calling “The Manifesto Project,” a grassroots movement 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Mon., May 13. Registration starts at 5 p.m. Gangplank, Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Chandler Chamber of Commerce, Itericom and ICAN are hosting Chandler’s project. The project will include events in more than 50 towns and cities across the state. Each is hosting a Manifesto Event in their hometown ending Aug. 1. During the next five months, The Manifesto Project will capture what young Arizonans want for the future of the state. The events will also collect information from young leaders who want to join boards to make change a reality. In the fall, the project will announce

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the results from the individual city and statewide events. The goal is to place more than 100 young Arizonans in positions of leadership to influence desired change and gather a network of more than 5,000 young leaders on social media who are ready to take action to make Arizona a better place. Gangplank is a group of connected individuals and small businesses creating an economy of innovation and creativity in the Valley. Members envision a new economic engine comprised of collaboration and community, where industries come together to transform society. Registration at facebook.com/ events/124063307787729 and at meetup.com/GPChandler/ events/115203822. For more information, visit themanifestoproject.org.

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Corporate Chronicles More than 4,300 stuffed animals were collected by Famous Dave’s in the Valley for a Comfort Bear Drive in association with the Arizona Highway Patrol Association. The stuffed animal drive will help console children impacted by tragedy. Thousands of people came into the four locations of Famous Dave’s in the Valley with a stuffed animal. In exchange for their generosity, Famous Dave’s gave them a voucher for a two-meat combination lunch

meal. Famous Dave’s is in Chandler at 3250 W. Frye Rd. and SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E. Williams Field Rd. One of the Top 10 growth agencies for Auto-Owners Insurance in Arizona for 2012 is the Foothills Insurance Agency of Chandler, whose president, Jeff Tagsold, received a plaque commemorating the accomplishment at a reception. Foothills Insurance Agency has represented Auto-Owners since 1997.

The first quarter 2013 revenues are $334.8 million, compared to $338 million in the first quarter of 2012, for Orbital Sciences Corporation, whose space launch vehicles, missile defense interceptors and related suborbital rockets are primarily produced at the company’s engineering and manufacturing facility in Chandler. Recent operations included three interceptor and target vehicle launches, two satellite deployments and four research

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rocket flights, all of which were successful. The company’s Advanced Programs and Space Systems groups are located in Gilbert. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Chandler is a finalist in the Better Business Bureau 2013 Business Ethics Awards. Incorporated locally in 1938, the BBB serves communities in central, northern and western Arizona, supported by more than 10,000 accredited businesses. Info: arizona.bbb.org/ethics. Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers credential 15 physicians. At both facilities are: Desiderio Avila, M.D., urological surgery; Pankaj Jain, M.D., urological surgery; Allison McClelland, M.D., pediatrics; Chijoke Offor, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; Prabhakar Pandey, M.D., urological surgery; Rahul Reddy, M.D., ophthalmology; Namir Shaba, D.O., urological surgery; James Siefer, D.O., urological surgery; Snehal Thakkar, M.D., hematology/oncology; Michael Tiffany, D.O., obstetrics and gynecology; and Matthew Ziemianski, M.D., ophthalmology. Drs. Offor and Siefer were reinstated to MGMC. At CRMC: Pavel Antseliovich, M.D., pediatrics; Gustavo Banti, M.D., urological surgery; and Susan Stein, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology. At MGMC: Jeffrey Levison, M.D., internal medicine/urgent care. There are more than 900 credentialed physicians who practice at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert. Info: ChandlerRegional.org, MercyGilbert. org, 1-877-728-5414.

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