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Head SPACES Step into the offices of top Airpark execs!

Plus 'Envoquing' the hCG Diet Hi-Health Turns 40 You Might Be an Airparker if....

Chad Verdaglio Sawyer Aviation


We’re pleased to announce

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has joined our legal team Ms. Khalsa focuses her practice on representing business owners and financial institutions in commercial litigation and arbitrations. Her experience ranges from business torts and securities litigation, to real estate and employment matters. She has substantial experience in Indian and gaming law and has advised casinos and gaming manufacturers in federal and tribal matters. In addition to handling business-related disputes, Ms. Khalsa also counsels companies that face challenges in regulatory compliance, managing e-discovery, and protecting their interests before complex disputes arise.

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March 2012 contents Features 16 | Head Space: We tour the offices of top Scottsdale execs 28 | Business Helps a Garden Grow at Gateway Academy

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38 | Scottsdale Chamber Presents ‘History Hall of Fame Dinner’ 44 | Schaffer’s Bridal Comes to Scottsdale 46 | Scottsdale Investment Banker Reinvents ‘Daphne’s Greek’ 48 | Free Lunch – The ‘Airpark News’ Delivers 55 | Westworld Goes Bigger, Better, Year–Round 62 | Online Trading Academy Brings Wall Street Know-how to Airpark Students 66 | Taking Their Own Vitamins: Hi-Health’s formula for success 68 | Students at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale Learn Valuable Lessons from Four-Legged ‘Therapists’ 72 | Scottsdale Leadership: Are You Driven to Better Yourself & Your Community? 74 | You Might Be An Airparker If ...

Business Profile 30 | From ‘Woo-Woo’ to Woo-Hoo: Getting healthy the Envoque MD way

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Views You Can Use 33 | Remember When: Scottsdale’s History of Animal Attraction by Joan Fudala, Scottsdale Historian

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40 | Investments: Why You Should Go for IRAs by Gavin Tolan, Williams Financial Group 42 | Marketing Toolbox: The ‘One Thing’ That’ll Make Your Marketing Work by Julia Kelly, HeyJulia! Marketing 52 | Community Call: Pinnacle Peak Club Hosts ‘Tee it Up for the Troops’ Golf Tournament 64 | Scottsdale Healthcare News: LPGA discount tickets benefit Scottsdale Healthcare

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78 | Datebook

6 | Business News

79 | Advice from Weiss

47 | Dining Destinations

80 | Calendar

59 | Professional Service Directory

82 | Business Directory

70 | Out & About

94 | Advertiser Index

Chad Verdaglio, Sawyer Aviation

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Office Snoop

3200 N. Hayden, Suite 210 Scottsdale, Arizona 85251 Phone: (480) 991-9057 • Fax: (480) 348-2109 Website: www.scottsdaleairpark.com

Publisher Steve T. Strickbine

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nitially, I was a little nervous about our feature on the offices of Scottsdale executives. The idea was to convince a few leading local businesspeople to let us photograph them in their professional digs, then ask them questions about the stuff in their office. But what if the stuff in the office turned out to be boring? I’d have no way of knowing beforehand. I’d be going in blind and couldn’t very well say, “I’m sorry, Mr. CEO, but the saga of your wireless keyboard simply doesn’t pass muster. Thanks anyway, and please water that philodendron.” I needn’t have worried. Roaming around the inner sanctums of such illustrious outfits as ICE, Mayo Clinic and Republic Services was a fascinating experience—and more fun than Disneyland, because I was free to ask about anything within eyeshot, and to do so with the abandon of a 4-year-old who knows no boundaries. “What’s this?” I’d ask, picking up a glass memento and leaving fingerprints all over it. “Who’s that?” I’d pry, stabbing a finger at a baby picture. “Where’d you get this? What kind of pen is that? Is that a gift? Why don’t you have a live philodendron? What’s that in your cup? What did you just put in your trashcan? WHO ARE YOU WEARING?” Uh, I was out of control. The Hollywood paparazzi are currently headhunting me. The great thing, though, is unlike a tabloid reporter ’s results, all of my execs answered every question, with good humor, patience and an easy honesty. Sue me (don’t sue me), but I think you’ll find the profiles entertaining and enlightening peeks into some of your most accomplished business neighbors. Gotta go. Joan Rivers is calling.

Kimberly Hundley, editor editor@scottsdaleairpark.com

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Editor Kimberly Hundley

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CONTRIBUTING WriterS Joan Fudala Dianne Price Mark J. Scarp Art Director Veronica Romero

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Senior Ad Sales Executive Ann Boeding ann@scottsdaleairpark.com

Ad sales Director Zac Reynolds

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Senior Account Executive Lou Lagrave lou@scottsdaleairpark.com

Editorial Advisory Board Maryglenn Boals - MgBoals & Associates Beth Brezinski - Underwriter Beth Cochran - Wired Public Relations Steve Cross - Cross Commercial Realty Advisors Pat Dodds - Public Affairs Officer, The City of Scottsdale Rick Kidder - Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce John Meyer - Airport Property Specialist Kevin Newell - Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat

Published monthly since 1981, Scottsdale Airpark News serves the fastest-growing area in Arizona. Scottsdale Airpark News is delivered to businesses in and around the Greater Airpark Area. ©2012 Scottsdale Airpark News. For calendar and news items, the deadline for submission is the first of the month previous to the month you would like it to run. All submissions are handled on a space-available basis. Unsolicited manuscripts, photographs, or illustrations will not be returned unless accompanied by properly addressed envelope bearing sufficient postage. Scottsdale Airpark News has made every effort to authenticate all claims and guarantees offered by advertisers in this magazine, however, we cannot assume liability for any products or services advertised herein. Copies delivered by First Class mail: $48.00 per year. The tradename Scottsdale Airpark News is registered. Reproduction of material in Scottsdale Airpark News in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

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airparkbusinessnews ICE Pet Adopt-a-Thon WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24th WHERE: International Cruise and Excursions parking lot, 15501 N. Dial Blvd., Scottsdale The public is invited to an adopt-a-thon hosted by Airpark-based ICE [see related story on the company, p. 26]. More than 40 rescue groups with hundreds of Valley pets—mixes and purebred, large and small dogs, cats and horses—are waiting for a second chance at life and hoping to find their forever homes. The event includes a discounted vaccination clinic and micro-chipping. Adoption fees vary by group. Everyone that adopts a new pet at this event will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a cruise vacation. The date for the 2012 Scottsdale Air Fair has been set for Nov. 3-4. Businesses and individuals interested in participating as a sponsor should visit www.scottsdaleairfair.com.

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Tom Smith Leaves TASER to Pursue Aviation Concept TASER International Inc. announced that co– founder and Chairman Tom Smith is retiring from the Board of Directors to join a new start-up in the aviation industry in Scottsdale, as CEO and co–founder, as well as pursue opportunities to join other boards. Smith founded TASER International in 1993 together with his brother Rick Smith, CEO. During the past 19 years, Smith has served as chief operating officer, president and chairman. “I felt it best to retire from my responsibilities at TASER International to fully dedicate myself to my new venture,” says Smith. “I have been a pilot for more than 25 years, and when I saw the opportunity to merge my love of aviation with my love of entrepreneurship, I knew the time had come for me to retire from the company I have spent almost 20 years building, and to dedicate myself to starting something new.” Smith declined to reveal more about his concept, citing the competitive nature of the aviation industry. Michael Garnreiter has been selected as new chairman. Smith will continue to ensure a smooth transition of international sales as a consultant through April 2013. Attendance at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, which ran Feb. 16-26 at WestWorld, was on track to beat records as of press time. More than 30,000 people streamed through the gates on the first Saturday, the most ever in a single day, reported AZCentral.com.

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Scottsdale Healthcare may move its corporate offices from Osborn and Scottsdale roads to a McCormick Ranch office building that is more centrally located, reports AZCentral. com. The hospital’s board has approved a letter of intent to buy a building northeast of Hayden Road and Via de Ventura. Airpark-based Green Choice Solar recently finished one of Arizona’s largest solar rooftop installations at Crescent Crown Distributing in Surprise. The installation will offset 75 percent of the distribution center’s energy. During the installation 6,840 Schott Poly-235 panels were used and 1.6 megawatts of electricity will be produced.

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Jan. 30, 2012 Dear Editor,   I usually live in Scottsdale and I’ve been an occasional reader of the Airpark News for several years. I’m currently working for the United States Antarctic Program, working at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. I was eating breakfast this morning and just happen to glance over and see “Airpark News.” I thought there was no way, so I went and picked it up, and sure enough it was the December 2011 edition of the Airpark News!   I’ve been missing home, so it was really cool to see a little something from home. I’m really looking forward to getting off work so I can go back to my room, flip through it, and see some pictures from around Scottsdale. I’m sure you guys are always wondering about your distribution and readership. Well there aren’t too many places further away from Scottsdale than Antarctica. So I’d say you’ve reached pretty far and wide. :)   Thanks, Rickie Foshee

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Rancho Solano Prep School relocated from Glendale to a new campus at 9180 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale, and is now called Rancho Solano Ventura. High school students enrolled at the school will in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program. TASER International Inc. (NASDAQ: TASR), a global provider of safety technologies that prevent conflict, protect life and resolve disputes, recently introduced the AXON Flex on-officer camera—a video-recording system that seamlessly captures video evidence from the officer ’s perspective.

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After two decades of steady business growth, Anita Lang, founder and principal designer announces three strategic changes for her design studio, Interior Motives: a new office location in Scottsdale at 8355 E. Hartford Drive; expansion in Northern California and an updated brand image as IMI Design. “Relocating to a new office in Scottsdale was a great time to update the entire brand image to ensure consistency as we continue to grow and expand,” said Lang, who founded Interior Motives Inc. in Fountain Hills in 1992. More: www.imidesignstudio.com.

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:: New & On The Move continued :: KINERK JOINS FIRST SCOTTSDALE BANK

First Scottsdale Bank, a locally owned, independent bank in the Airpark that specializes in business banking, has appointed Kevin Kinerk as senior vice president. In his new position, Kinerk is responsible for business development, specializing in Small Business Administration lending and small-business banking. With 20 years of banking and commercial real estate experience in the Phoenix area, Kinerk has guided lending teams that have earned numerous distinctions for their SBA-lending expertise. A graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Kinerk has twice been named Banker of the Year by Business Development Finance Corporation and Southwestern Business Financing Corporation, and has been the top producer of SBA loans in Arizona. More: www.firstscottsdale.com. Make Meaning, the destination for creative family fun, is expanding west, opening its third location March 8 at Scottsdale Quarter. Make Meaning, which has been awarded the “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and currently has two locations in New York City and a fourth underway in Massachusetts, will feature more than 50 activities for all ages, from creating and customizing jewelry, soap and candles to painting ceramics and decorating cakes and more. Overseen by Michelle Kort, the store also includes shopping at the Glitter Tattoo Parlor and Hair Feathers Lounge. After dark, programs are offered exclusively for adults.

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:: KUDOS :: Ultimate Autoworks turns 20!

Greg Dalgarn, founder and operator of Ultimate Auto Works Inc., has had a love for the automotive industry since he was a young boy growing up in the Midwest. He has been in Scottsdale since 1981, when he and his wife of 26 years, Cindy, came to Arizona to attend ASU. Dalgarn began working on BWMs in particular in 1986 at an independent service shop in Tempe. He opened Ultimate Auto Works in 1992 near Scottsdale Road and Butherus in the Airpark. A decade later, the shop settled into its present location on Northsight Boulevard in the Airpark. Ultimate still services some of the clients who brought in their cars 20 years ago. “Two have BMWs with nearly 500,000 miles on them,” said Dalgarn, “and they continue to run strong.”

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GlobalMed, which celebrates its 10th year in 2012, was selected for the Best of Wings Award for its innovation, empowerment and creativity. “As a real-time healthcare delivery system company that deploys medical data and images to the cloud, our products are both innovative and beneficial to society,” said Joel E. Barthelemy, managing director of the Airpark-based company.

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:: KUDOS continued :: The Mindbody Medicine Center recently celebrated one year at its 13951 N. Scottsdale Road location. The holistic-care provider, which was previously located near WestWorld, is led by Ronald Peters M.D., M.P.H. Peters hosts free health lectures every Tuesday at the office from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Topics include early onset diabetes, and cancer causes within the body and mind. Check the website for the schedule: healmindbody.com. Airpark-based TTI Performance Systems recently honored the top associates/distributors of its human capital management products and services. The awards were distributed at TTI Performance Systems’ 23rd annual Winners’ Conference in Phoenix. Among the honorees is Jim Dryburgh of Scottsdale, who was named TriMetrix HD User of the Year. The Bill Brooks award is given to a VAA who over his lifetime contributed greatly to the field of assessments and human capital management.

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Excel Trust Closes on Promenade Center

Excel Trust has acquired Promenade Corporate Center for $56 million, or about $222 per square foot, from Pacific Companies. The transaction is the second, and final, part of the larger acquisition of Scottsdale Promenade for a total consideration of $166 million. The initial sale took place in July 2011 when Excel, a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in San Diego, Calif., took the retail portion for $110 million. In January, North Scottsdale-based DMB Associates opened a Pacific division headquartered in San Francisco to be closer to its California projects, reported AZCentral.com. The developer, best known for its DC Ranch community in Scottsdale, has several master-planned projects across the state, including the Lake Tahoe area, San Francisco Bay area, central California and Orange County. The failed Oakville Grocery Co. in Scottsdale Quarter was torn down last month, and insiders say Glimcher Realty Trust, which owns the Quarter, may intend to build a new store at the site for Restoration Hardware, now across the street at Kierland Commons, reports the Phoenix Business Journal. Peggy Johnson and Leslie Zavos of NAI Horizon in Phoenix represented Mukta Properties Inc. of Alameda, Calif., in the 1,340-square-foot, two-year retail lease at 10624 N. 71st Pl. in Scottsdale. The tenant is Sedigheh Mardiha.

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Stacie Harrison and George Long of NAI Horizon represented the tenant, Airpark Consignment on a three-year, 6,350 square foot industrial lease at Redfield Center, 7848 E Redfield Road, Scottsdale. The landlord, 7848 Cimarron LLC, was represented by Randy Shell of Shell Commercial.

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• A Safe Pool 15207 N 75th St • Anytime Fitness 32409 N Scottsdale Rd • Art Handlers Ltd 16055 N 82nd St • Automon LLC 10450 N 74th St • Bioconjugate Technologies LLC 7850 E Evans Rd • Bobbynuss LLC 7750 E Redfield Rd • Corso & Rhude 14500 N Northsight Blvd • Goodall Wood Creations LLC 15125 N Hayden Rd • PC-Lifeguards 2929 N 70th St Apt • Peaceful Warrior Martial Arts 6451 E Shea Blvd • Ripple Properties LLC 15720 N Greenway-Hayden Loop • Trade Winds Food Group 8955 E Pinnacle Peak Rd

• Tsi Prism Division 15575 N 83rd Way • Vista Hermosa LLC 16055 N Dial Blvd • Avery Lane Fine Consignments 15613 N Greenway-Hayden Loop • Best Of The West Hat Palace 8702 E Sutton Dr • Concord Catering 7601 E Gray Rd • Hanger 80 LLC 7443 E Greenway–Hayden Rd • Rhythm Cycle 9343 E Shea Blvd • Sababa Diamonds Inc 15020 N Hayden Rd • Xcel Sports Clinic 9170 E Bahia Dr

This is a sampling of new business licenses recently filed in the city of Scottsdale (includes licenses filed due to changed business entity or new location). Service addresses are provided.


:: tasty bites :: Downside Risk Rises Again?

Bar owner and restaurateur Randy Frederick is planning to revive the Downside Risk at the Shops at Gainey Village, reports AZCentral.com. Frederick is seeking a conditional-use permit for the restaurant/bar at 8989 N. Scottsdale Road, and would share a building with a dry cleaner just north of the former Garduno’s Mexican-food restaurant. Frederick operated the lively downtown location of Downside Risk from 1986 to 2003 and a Scottsdale Airpark location on Northsight Boulevard that closed in 2005. Calistro California Bistro, a popular neighborhood dining spot in the DC Ranch area on Pima Road, has opened a second location at 6107 N Scottsdale Road: Calistro Hilton Village. The restaurant, featuring farm-to-table cuisine, is open daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., with extended hours to midnight on Friday and Saturday. More: calistrobistro.com. Robert McGrath has departed from his new stint as executive chef at Spotted Donkey Cantina at Hayden Village in Scottsdale. McGrath, who took the job last fall, after leaving Renegade Canteen at 9400 Shea, is a James Beard Award-winning chef and former owner of Roaring Fork.

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Grayhawk-area resident Bill Trefethen bought the 57-store, fast-casual chain Daphne’s Greek Cafe last year. Look at how he’s changed the California staple’s menu (and the name), on p. 46. Or check it out at the Scottsdale Promenade.

Save the Date, March 10 & 11 Devoured Culinary Classic 2012

Devoured Culinary Classic is back with Arizona’s finest local restaurants, chefs, wineries and industry purveyors. This event benefiting Local First Arizona is set at the Phoenix Art Museum’s Dorrance Sculpture Garden (1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix), March 10 and 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $69 through March 9; $79 at the door. Tickets and information at www.DevouredPhoenix.com. Scottsdale restaurants participating in Devoured Culinary Classic this year include: True Food Kitchen, Stingray Sushi, Sushi Roku, Taggia at Firesky Resort and Spa, Talavera at the Four Seasons, NoRTH, JJ’s Brownies, Arizona Culinary Institute, Crudo, Roka Akor and Citizen Public House. 

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p ce a S We tour the offices of top Scottsdale execs By Kimberly Hundley

For this issue, we met with five top Scottsdale execs in their native habitats: the office, that inner sanctum where deals go down and creativity crackles. We asked them to tell us about the flotsam and jetsam that populates their work space—no knickknack or family photo was off limits. And while we were there, we got the scoop on what’s in their company pipeline for 2012.

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he only Fortune 500 company in the Scottsdale Airpark—and one of only seven in the state of Arizona—No. 296-ranked Republic Services is in the business of solid waste collection. Donald Slager took over the helm about a year ago, not long after Republic merged with Allied Waste, where he’d served as president. The Chicago native, bristling with grounded energy, says his father and brothers were in the garbage business when he was a kid. “It gets in your blood,” he says. “I fell in love with it and the people. It’s good, honorable work, and we provide a necessary service.” After a few years of working in the ranks as truck washer, driver, mechanic, sales rep, etc., Slager set his sites on a GM position and kept rising in the industry. These days, Slager splits his time between strategic planning at his glass-walled office at Republic Services headquarters, conducting reviews out in the field and traveling to meet investors and financiers. The Republic brand isn’t as familiar to consumers as Waste Management—or “those other guys,” as Slager calls them—but in five to 10 years, look for that to change. The $8 billion company, which was built on acquisitions operating under independent names, is on a mission to emphasize its corporate identity under one flag: the big red star comprised of five R’s. Slager says that in 2012, Republic Services will also focus on enhancing web capability for customers, doing more business with large national chains, and refining a new maintenance program for its 15,000-truck fleet.

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1. Orca painting by Wyland. “I love orcas because they have no natural enemies. They are friendly, menacing and they’re beautiful too. They learn how to hunt prey as their environment changes, and they hunt in family units. I like what they stand for. I think in business I’d like to be more like an orca.” 2. Photo of Slager’s wife, Kimberlee: “I met her when I was 3 years old. We lived across the street from each other back in the old neighborhood [in Chicago]. We’re 29 years married, and had our first grandchild last Friday night. She takes good care of me.” 3. Globe [one of 3 in office]: “I have a thing for the planet … We are evolving as the waste stream evolves, and this is a reminder to me that we need to be environmentally responsible.” 4. CD player/speakers/iPod: “I have 16,000 songs on my iPod—everything but rap and opera.” 5. Oscar the Grouch: “I think I got it from my wife and one of my kids. I should probably trade it in for the Cookie Monster now—my idea of a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand … I’m not as grouchy as I used

to be, because we have a great team of people here and a great business model—and I’ve grown up a little bit too. We do a good job now of looking beyond the horizon; while we have a sense of urgency to move forward and improve, we don’t have a sense of emergency. I surround myself with really good people.” 6. NYSE photo with auction winners: “We donate to the nonprofit Environmental Research and Education Foundation. Every year, there is an auction at the annual WasteExpo, and we auctioned off a ‘dinner with a CEO’ and a trip to the floor of the stock exchange, since we’re a Fortune 300 company.” [Winner bid $40,000.] 7. Mack Bulldog, mascot of Mack trucks: “Half of our [31,000] employees are drivers, and they are the face the customer sees. When I did it, I was started at 3 a.m. I’d scrape ice off the truck, haul trash, scrape ice of the truck again, and haul trash for 12 hours a day. I don’t ever want to be so far from that that I forget.” 8. Breitling watch: “When I got promoted last year, my wife said, ‘I’m getting you a CEO watch.’”

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had Verdaglio was in the early stages of training for his private pilot’s license in Flagstaff when his instructor had to make an emergency landing of their aircraft due to a maintenance issue. “After that, I looked for the absolute best place to train, and that’s how I found Sawyer,” says Verdaglio, who has since earned the highest-possible rating as both pilot and instructor. Eventually, Verdaglio bought Sawyer Aviation, one of the oldest flight-training academies in Arizona. With 6,000-plus alum, some of Sawyer’s graduates have gone on to become captains of Air Force One. The company also has operations in jet-aircraft charter, sales, aircraftacquisition consulting, and aircraft management. Sawyer is launching new light jets for charter later this year, as well as continuing to promote its Vegas specials and popular destinations. What would Verdaglio like his Airpark business neighbors to know about Sawyer? “Traveling on a private-charter aircraft is more accessible and more affordable than you think, and more enjoyable than you ever imagined,” he says. “Also, we’re No. 1 in the world for introductory flight gift certificates.”

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1. Sugar-free Red Bull: “Some days start pretty early and aviation requires your fullest attention. What better way to augment that on days it’s not happening as organically as one would like than with a nice, room-temperature Red Bull.” 2. Jeppesen Airway Manuals: “This is our map—aviation charts, how to safely approach and land airports when weather isn’t so good. While the iPad lives in the airplane cockpit, we reference these manuals in our flight planning before we jump in the plane and go.” 3. Outgoing letters: “We’re looking to grow

the business nationally, and we have an ongoing campaign to attract and retain aircraft owners.” 4. iPhone (which has never played Angry Birds because Chad gets to “fly for real”): “The best thing is the camera and video that lets us capture some of the amazing stuff we see from the cockpit every day: flying through a cloud layer at sunset; seeing the Grand Canyon after a fresh snow.” 5. Fave music on iPhone: Gotye, Arcade Fire 6. Lack of personal photos: “I’m newly single.”


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hen Wyatt Decker, M.D., was named Mayo Clinic vice president and CEO in Arizona last spring, the California native considered the transition from the clinic’s main campus in Minnesota something of a homecoming. “I love Arizona’s Western heritage. When I was 16 to 20, I worked on cattle ranches in Montana and Wyoming,” says Decker, whose family brought their six horses with them when they moved to Scottsdale. At the Minnesota campus, Decker oversaw leadership development and hiring; now in addition to overseeing Arizona operations, he helps to strategically plan for the future of Mayo Clinic. “And it’s great stuff: What will the practice of medicine look like in five, 10, 15 years from now?” Patients accessing doctors via smart phones, and computer software that answers health questions are continued on page 20

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1. Remote control for video conferencing system, which links into all of Mayo’s campuses. Decker conferences three to eight times per week. 2: Plaque from Decker’s colleagues in Rochester, Minn., wishing him luck in his new role with Mayo in Arizona. 3. Purell [on desk, next to computer]: “Hand hygiene is one of Mayo’s safety initiatives. We actually expect and are pleased that all our providers sterilize their hands before and after every patient encounter. [Laughs.] I’m not a germ freak or anything. I have kids and love life.” 4. Twenty-three white binders: “These contain specific data on patient satisfaction, new initiatives and other current information that we share with every one of our 23 clinical departments—radiology, surgery and ENT, for example. I work with each department’s physician leader.”

5. Oaxaca pottery: “It’s a gift from a resident that I sponsored to go to central Mexico and take care of the underserved and help teach emergency-medicine skills.” 6. Class of 2003 photo: “Early in my career I helped to start a residency program. This is the first class that graduated. I still keep in touch with all six of them, and they’re an inspiring group of doctors out in the world doing wonderful things.” 7. Family photos include one of Decker’s daughters with the family’s Amish-trained miniature horse. 8: Harvard Business Review: “I got my MBA at Northwestern University, so I like to keep up. I don’t care for a lot of management writing—I find it boring—but I like the high-level stuff: what makes people happy at work; what makes some organizations successful over 50 years.”

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continued from page 19 just two of many emerging scenarios. Decker, an ER doctor, also makes time to see patients once or twice a month at the Mayo Clinic Hospital, west of the Shea outpatient clinic, on Mayo Boulevard near the Airpark. “I love emergency medicine. It’s one of my great passions,” he says.

“You never know what’s going to come next.” Major projects underway at Mayo include the development of a $266 million medical-school branch at the Shea campus, and a proton-beam center for treating cancer at the Phoenix hospital. Head Space continues on page 24

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1. Phone stencil: “We’re a phone company, and we’re fans of graffiti—as long as it’s legal.” 2. Wei Relaxed Pure Dark Chocolate [on desk, next to computer] for Better Rest (organic and made in Phoenix): “I average nine a day. In the last two weeks, I have gone legitimately crazy vegan—I just eat salads and water, no caffeine. The vegan diet complies with kosher eating. I’ve lost a lot of weight, which I didn’t need to do, but I feel so good.” 3. Nextiva-blue accents on ceiling. “When we moved into the space, it was all white walls and very plain. We put our own touch to it.” 4. Desk phone: “It’s a POLYCOM, essentially their upcoming

phone. Video is probably the biggest element. It hasn’t been released to the public yet, but they sent a couple over for us to play with. There’s nobody to talk to, because no one has it yet.” 5. Bicycle: “We’re a green company. One of our clients, Retrospec bicycles, heard we were moving and they sent us six bikes. We ride them around the office.” 6. Herman Miller desk chair: “I bought it for $200 from a guy on Craigslist. I didn’t ask him where he got it.” 7. Customized whiteboard desktop: “I think the idea is great. Rather than hunting for paper or Post-Its, I can grab a marker and just start writing ideas. It keeps me organized.” photo by mark susan


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fter the 2011 numbers were crunched, it was official: Nextiva more than doubled its number of business VoIP communication clients for the third year in a row. “The fundamental pillar for this business is amazing service,” says Yaniv Masjedi, Nextiva vice president. “Small businesses are so used to dealing with the local phone company and being nickled and dimed. I think we’ve all experienced that with our local cell phone bills.” When customers call Nextiva, they always reach a live person to answer questions. Masjedi also believes in random acts of consideration for clients—sending gifts, calling proactively to see how things are going. “We’re proud of the technology itself. It’s very powerful,” Masjedi says, pointing to Nextiva’s trove of 30 independent technology and telephony awards, including “Product of the Year” honors from Internet Telephony for four years running. “We offer features that, if you didn’t go with Nextiva, would cost tens of thousands of dollars and require an onsite IT person.” To keep up with growth, Nextiva doubled its workforce in 2011 and plans to hire another 100 before year’s end.

The company, which recently outgrew its headquarters in North Scottsdale and moved to spacious digs on Chaparral Road, also garnered a major “Best Place to Work” award. Employees are treated to breakfast options daily and lunch delivery from various restaurants on Fridays. The break room is home to ping-pong and pool tables as well as a whiteboard wall, where team members are encouraged to share motivational quotes. The entire office has an edgy, creative vibe: graffiti-art flourishes on the walls, concrete and wood floors, glass walls. Masjedi is one of several executives at Nextiva who keeps Kosher, and he believes theirs may be the only company in Arizona with an onsite Kosher kitchen. Masjedi joined Nextiva’s parent outfit, Unitedweb, in 2004. The UCLA graduate is working on getting his private pilot’s license and can often be found playing hoop at the Village at Gainey, where he’s regarded as the best techexecutive basketball player in the state. In 2012, he says, Nextiva plans to introduce several new VoIP communication products and services ideal for businesses with one to 25 employees. “We’re really trying to transform the way small businesses communicate.” Head Space continues on page 26

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he interior of Dial Corp.’s former R&D building looks strikingly similar to a cruise ship. It’s massive and deep, with multiple staircases and landings, and long hallways opening into lofty spaces. As soon as Marcia Rowley, cofounder of International Cruise & Excursions, toured the Airpark property two years ago, she knew she’d found a new home for her then-$350 million company, known as ICE. “I bet some people wonder what the heck we are doing over here,” says Rowley, acknowledging the acronym ICE on the building just across from Scottsdale Quarter doesn’t give much away. What Rowley and her husband, John, are doing is leading a team of 1,200 employees worldwide—850 at the Scottsdale headquarters—in leveraging the power of vacations

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and leisure to drive the business objectives of partner companies. “I think there are a lot of nearby businesses that could benefit from what we offer if they knew what we did. We do a lot of sales incentive programs, for example,” says Rowley. “We’re really a technology and marketing company that has a tremendous amount of leisure assets.” The Rowleys inspiration for ICE was born from frustration in 1997 when the couple was unable to trade their personal vacation-ownership week toward a cruise vacation. The experience told them the vacation marketplace and millions of travelers worldwide were missing key options. Growth has been impressive by any standard. In 2010, ICE reported a nearly 17 percent jump in gross revenues over the prior year. Rowley hasn’t calculated exactly

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how much that number blossomed again last year—at least by 20 percent. When so many businesses are struggling, how does ICE achieve double-digit growth? “I’m really so proud of everybody in our company, including the core group of management that is dedicated to innovating and coming up with the next big thing,” Rowley says. “We take such pride in everything they do. It’s like they feel it’s their company too, and when you act that way, good things happen.” The Rowleys have a grueling travel schedule, but appreciate returning to a home base in the Airpark, just a few miles from their residence in North Scottsdale. “We love it here,” says Rowley, who appropriately has a view of the Scottsdale Airport control tower from her office. “It’s honestly too good to be true.”


1. Desk bell: “This was a gift from my assistant, who gave it to me as a joke. I’ve actually rung it only one time, in a meeting. I said, ‘OK, time’s up!’” 2. Alexander Valley Vineyards is among the wine-club labels from one of ICE’s new leisure-lifestyle programs. 3. W. P. Carey School of Business Spirit of Enterprise Award 2010 4. P.F. Chang’s mango ice tea: “That was my lunch today, with the spicy chicken.” 5. Photo of ICE management team during last year’s executive retreat on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas 6. Chairs: “I put them there because they are super uncomfortable, and that way people don’t stay in my office very long. They’ve served me well over the years.” 7. Apple computer: “I’ve been using VAIOs for 15 years and switched to Apple in January. I’m just getting used to it, but I’m committed. I’ve got the iPad, the iPhone, the laptop and an Apple TV at home.” 8. Flowers: “From my absolutely perfect husband for Valentine’s Day.” 9. Tiara given by the president of a company that ICE bought 10 years ago: “She had it in her office and wanted to pass on the crown. Since the name of our company is ICE, she said I should be the ‘Ice Queen.’” 10. Suns tickets: “We have a suite at the Suns games and love them. We just wish they had some talent besides Steve Nash.” 

Marcia Rowley, co-founder of ICE, stands above the Scottsdale call center, the heartbeat of her company. ICE has 11 international offices and employs about 1,200 worldwide. The 850-plus people based at its Scottsdale Airpark headquarters enjoy such perks as an onsite cafeteria, medical center, masseuse, workout center, Internet café lounges, dry-cleaning services and an entertainment concierge. “We’re not recycling dollars—we’re bringing a lot of revenue into Arizona, and spending it right across the street,” says Rowley.

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ateway Academy, a private K-12 school in Scottsdale for students with High-Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome, will have a dream garden, thanks to the support of local businesses. Joseph Gundara, Scottsdale’s Home Depot’s community service director, spearheaded the Gateway Academy Garden project. Whitney Farms Organic Potting & Container Soil, Scotts Miracle Gro, and Fry’s grocery store made charitable donations. “We take great pride in awarding this garden to Gateway Academy,” said Gundara. “It is an honor to provide a beautiful garden to a private special–education school and work with these incredible students through our professional associations.” Recently the students of Gateway Academy, at 9659 N. Hayden Road, enjoyed working alongside the landscaping professionals to experience all that planting has to offer—manicuring the soil, plotting the plants, and watering seeds for lettuce, artichokes, strawberries, tomatoes, and herbs. The school garden will bring new opportunities to Gateway’s horticulture program as well as cross-curricular learning for the entire school. According to executive director, O. Robin Sweet, “It is going to be a wonderful and exciting way to make school subjects more interesting and meaningful to students. Our hope is that the garden will create an environment that allows for creative thought, active learning, and interpersonal skills.” This Gateway garden also will give students the chance to interact, helping them to better develop interpersonal

social skills and work cooperatively with each other outside of the classroom setting. The value of interpersonal relationships is something that Gateway constantly strives to instill in the students, who struggle greatly with socializing and communication, according to Sweet. “Our hope is that caring for this garden will teach our students the importance of responsibility and accountability,” she said “The learning opportunities are endless and the garden is going to be an integral part of our multi-sensory learning model.” 

Gandara first partnered with Sweet when developing a garden for Spectrum College Transition Program, a residential post–secondary transition program for students with Asperger’s Syndrome. The garden has been a huge success for Spectrum, and the Gateway Academy Horticulture Garden is on track to be one as well. More: www.gatewayacademy.us.

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From ‘Woo-Woo’ to Woo-Hoo Getting healthy the Envoque MD way By Dianne Price Photos by Scott Lawler, LivingVisionsPhotography.com

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ome to Scottsdale and you’ll quickly find that you’ve landed in the “Valley of the Dolls.” Manly men and glossy gals populate this place like geckos. There are probably more salons, spas and wellness centers in our 184-mile radius than in the entire state of Utah. Everyone wants to look better, feel better, run faster and jump higher, but how to navigate the demands to strip your fat, tone your face, increase your libido or decrease your depression? To Jacqueline Olson, founder of Envoque MD, health and well-being is not a matter of taking things away; it’s a matter of living a life of abundance. It was Olson’s own journey that propelled her to create Envoque MD as a solution for others. The statuesque and striking mother of eight endured the death of a child five years ago. Reading, prayer and using Emotional Freedom Technique helped her maintain her sense of balance. She looked inside and out for answers. She began to do research, collect her thoughts and hold workshops intended to help others embrace the power of abundance. Before long, nearly 70 women each week were showing up at her home to learn more. “Lives were changing, and I knew this was my calling,” she says. For Olson, the bottom line was the impossibility of being happy when her life was influenced by fear, anger and selfishness. “People are so driven by fear it affects everything, down to the cellular level,” she says. After the death of their daughter, her husband was feeling considerable stress and gained what Olson describes as “an incredible amount of weight.” Almost accidentally, she nabbed a book at the end-cap of a display about hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) as a method of weight loss.

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• Jacqueline Olson is founder of Envoque MD; Jana Ashcraft became her business partner in 2012. • Envoque MD’s wellness team includes a naturopathic medical doctor and a certified nutritionist/physiologist. • The Scottsdale office, at 10155 E. Via Linda near Scottsdale Ranch, debuted in January 2012. The Mesa location opened April 2008. • Free consultations are available.

Jacqueline Olson, founder of Envoque.

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She brought the book home and left it on a table for her husband to read. He took a look and asked his wife for her support on his quest for health. “When he told me more about the book, I thought, ‘Are you serious? Who can exist on 500 calories a day?’ Regardless, I had promised to help him and our journey began,” she says.

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Not everyone needs to lose weight, but according to Olson, discomfort with weight is often the lever people need to begin taking care of themselves. Weight gain speeds aging, saps energy and increases the possibility of illness. “Although the idea of hCG made sense to us, what didn’t make sense was the mandate of a 500-calorie a day diet,” she says. With the help of a nutritionist, Olson developed a less extreme approach to eating. With the help of a physiologist, they integrated compatible exercise. The happy ending here is that Jacqueline’s husband lost 60 pounds. “I had my husband back,” she says.

Jacqueline Olson’s reading list includes: Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mindbody Medicine by Candace Pert, Ph.D. Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d by Candace Pert, Ph.D. The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. Killing Sacred Cows by Garrett Gunderson with Stephen Palmer

Together, they were motivated to make the remedy available to others. Olson is vivid in her explanation that under-thetongue and homeopathic remedies are not the answer. In the past several years, the FDA has begun shutting down the manufacturers of homeopathic hCG. She contends that the only healthy way to benefit from hCG is through a supervised program of injections of medical-grade hCG.

The Art of Personalized Wellness

Nearly, 5,000 clients later, Envoque MD has two locations and a three-step program that addresses essential components of an individual’s health, beginning with a scientific measurement of body composition. “With the use of a technology called iDXA, we are able to measure bone mass and lean and fatty tissue mass,” Olson explains. “The iDXA scan gives us a roadmap that helps us tailor solutions that work specifically for each client.” Maximal oxygen consumption (or VO2 max) is also measured throughout the program. Understanding how a person’s body uses oxygen is a strong indicator of physical fitness. Both of these measures are often used for Olympic and other elite athletes. The Envoque MD approach to health and weight loss includes three phases: 1) measurement, 2) monitoring and intervention, and 3) maintenance. Although duration depends on each client’s needs, the personal support team remains available as needed, sometimes for nearly a year. Envoque MD also offers bio-identical hormone replacement. Jacqueline Olson, who estimates Envoque MD’s success rate at 95 percent, continues to hold classes and espouse the benefits of Emotional Freedom Technique. “We believe that the body is meant to create vitality and strength, she says. “We believe that everyone is capable of being healthy, and we believe we’ve developed an environment of encouragement.” 

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Scottsdale’s History of Animal Attraction

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 When founder/namesake Chaplain Winfield Scott retired to Scottsdale from his last U.S. Army posting at Fort Huachuca, he brought along a “retired” Army mule, Old Maude. The mule, like Scott himself, was a wounded war veteran, having taken a bullet in the leg during the A p a c h e Wa r s . S c o t t would give Scottsdale children a chance to sit atop Old Maude during the settlement’s early events. He also had Scottsdale’s first artist, Marjorie Thomas, paint the town’s beloved mascot; her oil painting is displayed at the Scottsdale Historical Museum and is part of the Scottsdale Public

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ets rule! People pamper their pets like never before—today we have a plethora of pet products, Barrett Jackson featured a pet fashion show this year, we have restaurant patios that cater to pets, dog parks, horse trails, and services to send your pet to By Joan Fudala, its next life in loving style. Last Scottsdale Historian month, thousands attended the All Arabian Horse Show, which has been held in Scottsdale annually since 1956; this March, WestWorld is the site for the 9th annual Fiesta Cluster Dog Show, where thousands of canines will compete in the largest such show in the Southwest. Has Scottsdale always had an affinity toward its animals? Just take a look:

1930s-era ladies and their horses

Art collection. In 2007, a community-based effort raised money to have the late George Ann Tognoni sculpt a likeness of Scott, his wife, Helen, and Old Maude in bronze, which welcomes visitors to the west side of Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.  Scottsdale High School opened in 1923, and needed a mascot and team name. The beaver was chosen since the animals lived in irrigation canals and laterals throughout the Valley. Some old-timers clarify that those canal creatures were actually muskrats, but that didn’t seem quite appropriate for a team name. Alumni of the school, which closed in 1983, still gather to celebrate being “Beavers Forever!”  During the 1930s, Al Lieber, whose family built a home on Main Street that now houses the Old Town Tortilla Factory, had two pet dachshunds, Hansel and Gretel. Al carted the doxies and their puppies around the unpaved streets of his tiny town in a red wagon. Hans II learned how to open the family’s screen door with a stick in his mouth, according to Lieber ’s memoirs, Road to Scottsdale. continued on page 34

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 Scottsdale native son Bill wrote in his “Recollections of Early Scottsdale” that nearly every kid in 1930s Scottsdale had a pet horse they doted on, particularly because it was their main mode of transportation. His horse, a bay mare named Pet, cost him $15 and her saddle another $35. He and other grammar and high school students rode their horses to school, on desert adventures as far north as E.E. Brown’s D.C. Ranch, and to go hunting in the “slough,” which was the Indian Bend Wash.  The Camelback Inn adopted a white mule as its mascot, naming it “Snowball,” and taking it as a goodwill ambassador to local events and those in other cities during the 1950s and 1960s. Snowball wore a blanket proclaiming to be “The World’s Most Celebrated Jack Ass.” During a 1951 fashion show held on a runway the length of Main Street, Snowball was dyed pink to match the season’s hot color and theme of the show, “Sunset Pinks."

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 Scottsdale-based philanthropist Robert Maytag, who had a lifelong interest in animals of all kinds, talked with his wife, Nancy, about what he should do when they returned from a fishing trip to the Virgin Islands in spring 1961. The answer: establish a zoo! After much excited discussion, they came home to Scottsdale, invited a group of friends for cocktails, ran the zoo idea by them, and within weeks, the nonprofit Arizona Zoological Society formed, meeting at the Maytag home. While the zoo was germinating, Maytag began accumulating animals, which took up residence in the backyard of the Maytag home—long before Paradise Valley’s legendary zoning restrictions were enacted. Maytag’s widow Nancy recalled only one negative incident: an unsuccessful drive-by shooting. She also fondly remembered hosting “two zebras, a woolly monkey, the lowland gorillas Hazel and Mongo, a small elephant named Heffalump, a gibbon monkey and lots of birds.” To promote the zoo, Bob took his animals to cocktail and dinner parties, and delighted the students at nearby Kiva Elementary School with visits. Heffalump and Beau Brummell (the woolly monkey) became Valley celebrities.


 Mayor Herb Drinkwater is memorialized with his beloved dog Sadie in a bronze sculpture near Scottsdale City Hall. The man and dog tribute, funded with private donations, was created by C l y d e R o s s M o rg a n , a n d dedicated in 2003.

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 The 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, based at Udorn Royal Thai Air Force Base d u r i n g t h e Vi e t n a m Wa r, adopted a black jaguar as its mascot. When the war ended in 1973, the aviators made arrangements to have “Eldridge” shipped to the Phoenix Zoo, where they funded his room and board until his death.

Eldridge the black jaguar at Phoenix Zoo in 1977

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Dedication of the statue of Scottsdale’s founder, his wife, and “Old Maud” at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall in 2007

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 Paul Messinger and family have a “memory stone” at their home that lists all the animals they have owned and that have passed on. He says the stone already holds 30 names, and he’s had to call the engraver to ask him to come out and add three more.  Volunteers in Scottsdale-based nonprofit organizations such as Pets on Wheels, Gabriel’s Angels, Horsense, and Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship use dogs and horses to help resolve grief, instill confidence in youth and those with disabilities, and provide a visiting pet to seniors in assisted living.  Catering to Scottsdalians’ love for pets, the city maintains three dog parks: Chaparral, Horizon and Vista Del Camino.

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 Scottsdale area resident, retired baseball player and “Today Show” personality Joe Garagiola Sr. was the popular co-host of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for many years. His role was portrayed in the mockumentary “Best of Show.”

 We care so much about animals, we even have organizations for creatures that can’t be pets. Liberty Wildlife, the Phoenix Herptological Society, and Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center are three such organizations that help rehabilitate and protect Sonoran Desert fauna. 

Joan Fudala is a community historian and writer who has contributed articles to the Scottsdale Airpark News for 20 years. Contact: jfudala@ cox.net.


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he Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the Nineteenth Annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame Dinner on Friday, March 23, at the Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets are $60, with corporate tables available for $1,200. Proceeds from the evening’s event will benefit the Scottsdale Historical Museum. For more information, contact Leslie Nyquist at 480-949-2174 or lnyquist@scottsdalechamber.com. Over the past 19 years, the Past Presidents’ Council of the

Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce has selected 116 past and present Scottsdale personalities and organizations to induct into the Scottsdale History Hall of Fame. Inductees have contributed immeasurably to the rich heritage of Scottsdale, dating back to its modern-day founding in 1888 by Army Chaplain Winfield Scott. Kurt Brueckner, past president of the Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce, serves as chair for this year ’s induction class and ceremony.

Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees Mary King

Her work in establishing the Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped, today known as STARS, to teaching high school students, has helped countless individuals reach their full potential.

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She served over 16 years in elected office, first on the City Council and then two terms as Scottsdale mayor. Mary was honored as a 2011 “Arizona Culturekeeper” for her environmental and historic preservation work.

Gary Shapiro

Gary has contributed immeasurably to the education and business environment, from helping families find homes to riding horses

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Joe designed more than 550 private homes, offices, schools and other projects, including the Carefree Sundial, Hopi School, Stagebrush Theater and additions to the Valley Ho and the Camelback Inn. He passed away March 2011.

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efore you gather up your tax documents and meet with your accountant this season, consider making a contribution to your retirement account. For 2011 and 2012, individuals can contribute up to $5,000 into a traditional IRA or Roth IRA. Those 50 or older can make an additional $1,000 contribution. A Roth IRA account grows tax deferred and By Gavin Tolan, contributors do not received a tax deducWilliams Financial tion for the contribution. What they do Group get is tax-free withdrawals. For traditional IRAs, investors might be eligible for a deduction on their contribution based on their income and the assets grow tax deferred until they are withdrawn, usually not before age 59½. For a full explanation on all the rules and income limits on Individual Retirement Arraignments, visit www.ira. gov, section 590. While you may not qualify for a tax break on your contribution

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Use this time to get in front of your workplace and personal retirement accounts (and all investment accounts for that matter) and do some spring cleaning. Revisit your financial plans and see where you need to tweak your holdings. Maybe now is the time to shift to stocks; maybe you’re ahead of pace and can tone down the risk.

Stock Market Update

I spoke last month about my positive outlook for equities. Since then, many U.S. stocks are hitting multi-year highs. The S&P 500 Index is pushing up against its highs from last May and has been moving up seemingly every day. With earnings season coming to an end, I would be surprised to see this market jump higher over the next few weeks. Actually, a pullback or breather in prices is probably in order. I like the idea of continuing to buy on any weakness in prices. Also, for those growth investors that have not repositioned their portfolios in some time, any softness in stock prices may be viewed as your chance to get in the game. One thing I failed to mention last month was the concern for the holders of U.S. government bonds. With the economy continuing to deliver good news, chatter in the financial community turns to the possibility of the Federal Reserve ending their stance on low interest rates and signaling its intention to move them higher. That will cause bond prices to go down since price and interest rates move in opposite directions. I would be careful with these types of debt obligations. We are at historically low interest rates and have been for quite some time. The past generation saw declining rates starting from the late ’70s. I think the next generation sees rising rates, and that may not be good for current U.S. bondholders. May the trend be with you!  Gavin Tolan is a financial consultant with Williams Financial Group in Scottsdale. He has served individual investors throughout the Valley for the past 18 years with investment recommendations, account management and retirement planning. For questions and topic requests, or to set a meeting to review your investment portfolio, email gtolan@williams-financial. com or call 480-212-1100.

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hen I tell business owners that I own a marketing company, they usually express how overwhelming the choices are for getting the word out about their product or service. Once they’ve vented their frustrations, I always know the question that’s coming next: “What’s the one thing that really works?” By Julia Kelly, After 25 years in marketing, I’ve learned HeyJulia! Marketing there actually is one thing, and I share it at the end of this article. Feel free to skip to the last paragraph for the short answer, but for those who are ready to put their marketing to work, allow me to start with these simple guidelines:

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Develop a brand that suits your product or service.

Your company name and logo should be a fitting (and easyto-understand) expression of what you’re selling. Scottsdale’s Yogurtology makes mouths water with a logo made from a snappy name, topped with a graphic curlicue “dollop.” Yum.

Build a brand conduit.

Developing a foundation for your marketing program is essential, and I call this the brand conduit. Put simply, know who your target audience is, and how your product or service can uniquely solve their problems or serve their needs. Blueprints for Tomorrow is a Scottsdale company that doesn’t just sell insurance. Its program is targeted to a specific business owner profile, and focuses on solutions to the “what ifs” that keep proprietors worrying and awake at night. A brand conduit is the


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With spring on the way, many people are cleaning and putting away their winter link that will carry your prospects from the big idea (your business) across the sea of competition, and over to the other side where they become customers.

Create synergy by deploying your own tactical army.

Your budget will play a significant role in deciding on which tactics you use. Social media and public relations efforts that show up in magazines, newspapers and blogs cost nothing but time. Subscriptions to email blasting services aren’t free, but are definitely still affordable. You can choose to network at galas for hundreds of dollars a seat, join an industry association for an annual fee, pay at the door at monthly meetings, or pitch your business for free when you’re out on the town. Advertising opportunities abound in print, online, and everywhere in between, and direct mail is also an option. Even your website can be considered a tactic. A welldesigned site can do many things at once, like collect email addresses, sell products, and even broadcast the wit and wisdom you’ve written into your blog. The only limitation to the list of tactical options is your imagination, so get creative! Remember to account for the resources each tactic requires to implement. This might include printing, graphic or web design, photography or copywriting. When you’re ready, make a list of every tactic you can think of that would best convey your message to your target audience, put an estimated price next to it, and then use your calculator to whittle it down until you’ve assembled a tactical army that you have the funds and time to deploy. Finally, don’t send your soldiers out until you determine the purpose, messaging, and call to action for each.

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Make and follow a dynamic rolling 12-month plan.

Using a notepad (or a computer spreadsheet) and a calendar, outline each tactic, the dates for implementation, and the resources it will take, and then commit to it for the next 12 months—but only for one month at a time. When you start in January and end in December, the project becomes so daunting that it rarely gets done. But almost every small-business owner can commit to one month of marketing budget and one month of tactics. Your plan should be dynamic, so that you’re always testing and making changes as needed. Then change the plan for the next 12 months including the current month, even if it’s March. If you do it this way, you’ll never have to start at zero. Nor will you won’t spend your Thanksgiving weekend writing up the following year’s plan, only to stamp it “FINAL” and then stop using it completely because one little part didn’t work.

So what’s the one thing that will make your marketing work?

The long and the short of it can be summed up in a simple answer, and it is this: There isn’t just one thing. Your marketing will work when you let go of finding the one thing, and look instead to make all the elements of your program … one.  As president of HeyJulia!, Julia Kelly provides business owners with strategies, coaching and tactics that boost marketing performance. For a complimentary Marketing Strengths & Opportunities Assessment, call 480-225-0555, or email Julia@HeyJulia.com.

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Trefethen, who is an avid heli-boarder and surfer, brought on celebrity surfer Kelly Slater as a brand ambassador. He also hired a Hollywood music firm to create cutting–edge audio for the restaurants. The music program features Starbucks-esqe “Artist of the Month” download cards with new indie talent; the cards can snapped up from the front counter and the new music mixes can be heard on the Daphne’s streaming radio station on daphnes.biz.


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innacle Peak Country Club is honored to host the second annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” Golf Tournament on Wednesday, March 14. A few morning tee-times for foursomes are still available for anyone who wishes to sign on (call Diane Gregg at 480-585-6992). The fee is $250 per player, and includes breakfast, snacks, lunch, golf, awards and photo ops. Each foursome will play with a wounded warrior or military service member. Tee it up for the Troops Inc. is a nonprofit organization that supports the fallen and disabled members of the Armed Forces by contributing scholarships, transportation, housing and athletics to those currently serving, and their families. Pinnacle Peak Country Club members have displayed unwavering support for the event, and more than 240 golfers will take to the links in a double golf shotgun to raise money for the cause. Troops from Walter Reed Army Medical Center will be flown in to play the event. “Over $50,000 was raised last year,” said Brian Straight, general manager of Pinnacle Peak Country Club. “Hosting the event here is a humbling experience and the result of a lot of hard work by many people.”


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The Honorary Ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m., is a stirring tribute to the men and women of the military, past and present, complete with a bagpipe call to arms, firworks, an Honor Guard and a flyover with T-34 and C-6 fighter planes that served in the Korean War. Gold Star Mothers who have lost sons serving in the military will also lay a wreath and release doves. The National Anthem will be performed by Country Musician Rockie Lynne.

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At 6 p.m. a guest chef reception, hosted wine bar, and a live auction is scheduled. The fee for this event is $50 per person. Rockie Lynne will entertain throughout the evening. Rockie was Billboard magazine’s No. s#1 country singer for 10 weeks. While the Honorary Ceremony is emotional, so too is the keynote speaker at the posttournament dinner. Retired Sgt. Jared Agnetti, will tell his story of recovering from sustained injuries suffered from a sniper ’s bullet while he was serving in Iraq in 2006. “Tee it Up for the Troops does a great job of using golfers’ love for this great game to show support for the bravest of American men and women,” said Straight. “I’m happy our members and guests are excited to step up to the tee to say thank you to those who have served us so well.” 

Pinnacle Peak Country Club is at 8701 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale: www.pp-cc.org.

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any who see Scottsdale from the outside relegate most everything horse-related here to a lost era when most every car was not only American and had fins but a local ordinance was passed granting each equine and anyone riding one the right-of-way. While Scottsdale went from Lincolns to Lexuses, the local horse culture continued onward, and equestrian events found a home at WestWorld. Also known in its early days as Horseworld and Horseman’s Park, it was in Scottsdale, and its existence meant that never again would the Scottsdale All-Arabian Horse Show be held in Phoenix, which

it was for a number of years. And now WestWorld is about to enter a new era, one that is sure to have positive economic ramifications for the Greater Airpark. A nearly two-year, $33 million expansion of WestWorld’s equestrian facilities will enclose the semi-outdoor, steel-topped Equidome and create two additional show halls that offer at least 220,000 square feet of exhibition space, says WestWorld General Manager Brian Dygert. Renovation and new construction begins this April with the finished expansion of the Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center planned to open in late 2013.

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Quick Facts! > Underway is a $33 million, two-phase expansion of Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center at WestWorld > Phase one is to take place between April and October 2012, including the temporary climate-controlled enclosure of the 100,000square-foot Equidome, the construction of a new 22,000-square-foot paddock and a 45,000-square-foot South Hall. > Phase two is to occur from April to December 2013, including the 70,000- to 120,000square-foot North Hall and permanent enclosure of the Equidome. > The newly upgraded facility is slated to open January 2014. > The work will be paid for by profits from the improved facility, bed tax revenue and contributions from outside entities, according to the city. > In February 2011, Scottsdale City Council voted to rename the facility after Nelssen, a city councilman who died in May 2010 at age 59 after a brief battle with cancer. > Follow the upgrade at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/ Construction/EquidomeExpansion.

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Dygert says the city is negotiating with officials of the BarrettJackson Classic Car Auction to move the annual glitzy show of fine automobiles from a huge tent on the WestWorld property to inside the new permanent structures. If the auction moves inside the Nelssen Center, then the total square footage will be expanded to 270,000. The center will provide upgraded, indoor and air-conditioned places for WestWorld’s many horse events, but also be able to offer space for happenings that Dygert describes as “about anything you can think of, as long as it’s law-abiding and matches the pocketbook of the producer.” “We’ll be able to do a 200-horse horse show in the South Hall, and hold a dishwashing show in the North Hall,” he says with a laugh. When the upgrade begins in April, the Equidome will close for the summer. By October the work won’t be completely finished, but the South Hall and the Equidome will be enclosed with a temporary false wall on its north side, enabling it to be climate controlled for the first time, according to Dygert.


Then, in April 2013, the project’s second phase gets underway, focusing on construction of the North Hall. When complete, the Nelssen Center will be a year-round venue. “The change is that instead of a facility that operates in nine months, we’ll be a facility that operates in 12 months,” Dygert says. Not that the place isn’t busy now. It’s home to about 72 horse events and 100 total events a year during the current nine-month calendar, from the large-scale Arabian Horse Show to less complex shows. When people ask Dygert why the center is expanding, he has a ready answer: “The horse industry is sustainable over time because it’s a way of life. You don’t put it on the shelf for a period of time. It’s quite predictable and quite dependable. Three-quarters of WestWorld activity is in the horse world anyway, so it’s a prime piece of its identity.”
 The expanded facility will better complement those events held at nearby resorts, and space available in the summer months will attract functions that have been held elsewhere, he adds. “These are events that are too small for the Phoenix Convention Center, or events that can’t get on the Convention Center’s calendar.”

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Jay Allen, president of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, said multipurpose facilities at WestWorld would allow concerts and other entertainment to be presented alongside horse events, attracting and introducing a new audience to the horse community. “Our next big thing is to get the non-horse person to see our event,” Allen said, referring to the Arabian Breeder Finals, which staged its inaugural WestWorld show last October. “The more we can get equestrian events to non-horse people, the better the equestrian world will be.”
 The upgraded Nelssen Center would help expand the Arabian Breeder Finals into a national event, he adds. And Doug Huls of the Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show is enthusiastic that the climatecontrolled larger space will enable the show to have nighttime events during months when it’s too cold to hold them outdoors. “It will open the door where we can have as many horses as the Arabian show,” he says of Sun Circuit. Enclosing the facility and allowing it to be heated and air conditioned also should enhance WestWorld’s relationship with its residential neighbors, according to Dygert. “Once you’ve got climate control and containment, that means music and lights stay within the walls.”  Kimberly Hundley contributed to this article. March 2012 Scottsdale Airpark News | 57


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ven as Arizona’s economy starts to slowly shape up (still with a nearly 9 percent unemployment rate), there is still that fear for many of losing their jobs. Many Arizona residents, especially those in their later years, wonder what is their Plan B? For some, the answer is Online Trading Academy, an international professional trading education program with a booming branch located right in the Scottsdale Airpark. At Online Trading Academy, anyone—at any level— can learn to take control of their financial future by essentially “playing” the stock market ... but with serious risk management.

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Ken Beckrich, owner of Online Trading Academy, tells students that in order to be successful trading, you really shouldn’t trade for more than two hours per day. And for some, those two hours a day become a new, flexible and extremely lucrative career. The academy, located near Raintree and the Loop 101 in Scottsdale, is the only the only trading and investing vocational school in Arizona, teaching residents how to trade stocks, options, futures and currencies. More than 400 students have graduated since the 2007 opening, many of whom started out looking for a hobby or backup plan but discovered full-time careers.


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“If you came into one of our week-long classes, you would likely be shocked by the diversity in the classroom,” says Ken Beckrich, Online Trading Academy’s Phoenix franchisee. “You’ll find older men who have been trading their whole lives, single moms who have never traded before, people who were anticipating retirement but can no longer afford retirement, middle-aged people who have been laid off and cannot find another job, young kids who just graduated college or who choose to go straight into the workforce from high school—almost every type of person imaginable.” Beckrich says his school attracts such a wide range of students because of its worldwide credibility and high success rate. Online Trading Academy began as one of the largest trading floors in the United States in 1997 and now focuses solely on providing students with handson training and real-time stock trading experience with professional instructors. There are more than 25,000 graduates of Online Trading Academy worldwide

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Students use real money (the school’s money, of course) and trade in real-time at Online Trading Academy, which no other investment-training program offers, says Beckrich. With a professional instructor ’s guidance, students learn how to smartly trade stock with minimal risk, meaning that all students follow the rule that they should never lose more than 1 percent per trade. The hands-on risk management approach is the academy’s primary focus and teaches traders of all levels the best short-term income methods, as well as longer-term wealth management strategies, explains Beckrich. During Online Trading Academy’s weeklong course, students perform up to 100 live trades. “World events will affect your money,” says Beckrich. “The students who come to us at understand that they need

to learn how to be in control of their financial future.” The Professional Trader Fundamentals Course is an on-location, seven-day, extensive hands-on class that teaches complete education and training experience. The course focuses on trading fundamentals, technical analysis, risk management and highly developed skills of execution for any style of trading, including, day, swing and position trading. Unlike most investment and trading programs, Online Trading Academy mirrors traditional vocational and college programs by requiring an application process, according to Beckrich. Only 18 students are accepted per course to offer optimum student-instructor interaction. Students can enroll in specialty courses after completing the fundamentals course. Specialty classes cover a spectrum of asset classes, including Options, Futures (Eminis & Commodities), Wealth Management and Currencies. For more information, visit www.tradingacademy. com/phoenix. 

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of proceeds from the special website to charity, including the nonprofit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. “It’s great golf for a great cause. The tournament is almost literally right in the backyard of Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, just a ‘short drive’ away from the course,” said Kim Post, hospital administrator. “Our partnership with the LPGA helps get out the message to be proactive about your health, particularly with women and heart disease.” As a founding partner of the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup, Scottsdale Healthcare will offer free heart health and skin cancer assessments to tournament fans on March 17, Scottsdale Healthcare Day. It also is providing onsite first aid stations.

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“This is a win-win for the fans, Scottsdale Healthcare and the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup,” added Blumenherst, who resides in Scottsdale. “The RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup is all about giving back and Scottsdale Healthcare’s partnership with the LPGA will do just that by raising funds to benefit patient care at Scottsdale Healthcare.” 

 LPGA tour pros Wendy Ward and Cindy LaCross see a demonstration of the daVinci surgery robot during last year’s visit to Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital.

Scottsdale Healthcare is the community-based, nonprofit parent organization of the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center and Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak Hospital, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute and Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation. A leader in medical innovation, talent and technology, Scottsdale Healthcare was founded in 1962 and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. More: www.shc.org.

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Taking Their Own Vitamins Hi-Health’s formula for success

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hile the state of Arizona is busy celebrating its 100th birthday, Arizona-based HiHealth is closing in on 40. For Jay Chopra, Hi-Health’s chief operating officer, the connection is undeniable. “Our first store opened in Sun City in 1972,” he says. “People were looking to be more youthful. We want to look younger, feel younger and be healthier than ever before. It’s about feeling good no matter how old you are.” Chopra also believes that Arizonans’ healthy, outdoors lifestyle made them particularly interested in staying healthy and fit. Hi-Health caught the feel-good wave and rode it by listening closely to the people of Arizona. Forty-five stores and 300 employees later, Hi-Health is the state’s largest retailer of high quality health foods and nutritional supplements. Its website, www.hihealth.com, was launched in 2002, and now ranks first on Google search results for all supplement stores.

In 1990, Hi-Health moved its headquarters to the Scottsdale Airpark, and the location has been an important factor in the company’s success, says Chopra. “We were really one of the pioneers, and it has turned out to be a great move.” He notes the proximity to the freeways and the airport is a real benefit to employees, customers and suppliers, especially as the 45,000-square-foot headquarters—on Karen Drive, just a block from Scottsdale Airport—is also home to Hi-Health’s central distribution center.

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“Our 40th anniversary is a milestone that reflects the outstanding talents of our knowledgeable team and unwavering commitment to improving customers’ health through better nutrition,” says Chopra, who has been with the company for 22 years, previously serving as vice president of merchandising.


Plans are in the works for Hi-Health customers to help celebrate the company’s birthday, including a new rewards program for its “Gold V.I.P” members. For every dollar spent, members will be rewarded with one point that can be applied to future purchases. Loyal customers will also find a birthday greeting and gift from Hi-Health.

Information Hungry

“The No. 1 thing for us is education,” says Chopra. “You can buy your vitamin C almost anywhere, but where can you find the information you need to understand what will work best for you?” Hi-Health employees receive training and education in the products and the stores are stocked with third party literature so customers can learn more on their own. “Dr. Oz has brought alternative medicine into the mainstream. That’s been a phenomenal thing for our customers,” Chopra says. “Today’s generation says, ‘I want results and I want them now.’ It’s a fast-food mentality: Can I take this pill now and will it have an impact by the end of the week? I hate to break it to you, but there is no magic pill. You need to eat healthy, exercise and

take the supplements your body needs.” Back in 1997, Hi-Health embraced the power of a public voice with a promotion led by broadcaster Paul Harvey; the relationship lasted until Harvey’s death in 2009.

Listening Closely

Hi-Health’s team of researchers, managers and merchandisers make decisions based on customer input. The company encourages visitors to the website to make comments, asking them to “please don’t be shy” in sharing their thoughts. And it pays attention to what people say while they shop. There’s also a 1-800 number that collects customer information. Hi-Health managers meet weekly to review industry trends, and according to Chopra, “a lot of the items we take risks on and the rewards are sometimes phenomenal.” In 2002, Hi-Health took a big risk by expanding its frozen-food line to meet customer demand for low-carb items. That move increased sales by 25 percent.

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“We encourage our employees to live the lifestyle we preach, certainly with employee

discounts,” says Chopra. “New plans are being readied now for us to become more progressive with employee health.” During the birthday year, Hi-Health plans to enter into a relationship with Vitamin Angels, a nonprofit organization that brings vitamins to children in Third World countries. Chopra cites his company’s involvement in the March of Dimes March for Babies and an upcoming commitment to breast cancer awareness as well. “With an aging population and customer demand for high–quality nutritional products, we are well positioned to take the company to the next level of record-setting growth with new product offerings and the opening of additional stores,” Chopra says. “Much has changed since the company started 40 years ago, but everything we do at Hi-Health is still driven by Sy Chalpin’s original vision and philosophy: to help people manage their health and wellness, be an industry innovator, and give back to the community. As we embark on another 40 years, this will set us apart from our competitors.” 

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new breed of therapist is helping special-needs students at Sierra Academy of Scottsdale master socialization skills and other c l a s s ro o m s l e s s o n s . The therapists—three of them, in fact—are dutiful, enthusiastic and, best of all, work for affection and a few tasty treats. Three therapy dogs and their owners make much-anticipated weekly visits to Sierra Academy of Scottsdale to “teach students sensitivity, self-control, compassion and the importance of treating others—pets as well as people—with respect,” said academy director Debra Watland. “Our students have learning, emotional and behavioral challenges—and some are on the Autism spectrum— so these are not concepts they easily grasp,” Watland said. “Introducing the therapy dogs into our classrooms this year has been very beneficial for our students.” The therapy teams began to visit Sierra Academy in September through a school partnership with Phoenix-based Gabriel’s Angels Inc., which provides pet therapy to 13,000 abused, neglected and at-risk children throughout Arizona, said organization CEO Pam Gaber. A golden retriever named Cooper and his owner, Barbara Hall, visit first-to-third-graders at Sierra Academy; Teddy, a cockapoo, and owner Sharon Woodward visit middle school students; and a yellow lab named Rubicon and handler Liz Rosen visit high school students. Second-grader Sahara Daley, 8, said she has learned about canine anatomy and the importance of good grooming and proper feeding. “I sit on the floor with Cooper, hug him and he listens while I read. I don’t think he understands, but he always listens,” said Sahara. “When Cooper gets tired or bored, he rolls over on his back.” “Social skills are built into our regular daily curriculum, but these therapy dog teams are a wonderful supplementary teaching tool,” said Watland. “Students are more receptive and comfortable with these concepts because of these dogs.” Cooper has motivated younger students to read about dogs and other animals, to write short essays about pets, and to make dog puppets and pet scrapbooks. Rubicon helps older students learn about canine physiology with a variety


of classroom projects like comparing his heart rate to their own. “A lesson about healthy pet treats, for example, opens up a classroom discussion about the value of good nutrition for students,” said Watland. “Our students are more engaged in the lesson simply because one of these terrific dogs is involved.” Michael Kaufman is president and CEO of Specialized Education Services Inc., which operates Sierra Academy. “A hallmark of Sierra Academy and our 48 other schools nationwide is that they go the extra mile to use innovative approaches to educate students with special-needs and return them to mainstream classrooms,” he says. “This is just a marvelous example of what we do.” Nine unified public schools in Phoenix area, including Scottsdale, Peoria, Chandler, Mesa, Higley, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek, Payson and Deer Valley, now refer special-needs students in grades 1-11 to Sierra Academy, which offers an intensive, academic curriculum that is custom-tailored for each student.  Specialized Education Services Inc. (SESI), based in Yardley, Pa., is a provider of specialized education for children with learning, language, behavioral and social challenges. It operates 49 schools in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

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The newest expansion is to be the company’s new flagship, wholly renovated. The service center houses 16 vehicle service bays, more than a dozen full-time employees and will help to revitalize an empty corner of the Scottsdale Airpark. “This is going to be an economic engine for the area.” Greulich said. “We have built our company on the highest standard of customer service. We will continue to invest in Scottsdale in order to better serve our customers and deepen our community ties.” Mayor Jim Lane of Scottsdale, who attended the grand opening celebration, congratulated the company for staying the course during the economic downturn and continuing to grow its business. “Greulich’s is a testament to the importance of great customer service and an economic revitalization success story,” said Lane. 

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Are You Driven to Better Yourself & Your Community? By Ryan O’Daniel, Class 26, and Kyle Moyer and Co.

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or more than 25 years, Scottsdale Leadership has been an asset to the community. Its intensive nine-month core program is designed to develop a better understanding of the interworking of Scottsdale. The mission of Scottsdale Leadership is to inform, inspire and empower leaders, but the organization has become known for so much more than leadership development. Civic responsibility and community commitment are often overlooked when examining the success of a city, but Scottsdale is a city built on the selfless acts of involved residents. While many cities can boast size and infrastructure improvements as proof of development, Scottsdale is built on altruism and residents’ dedication. In its 26th year, Scottsdale Leadership has successfully defined what traits make our city unique and developed a program to expound upon the innate humility of its participants. Scottsdale Leadership is a commitment—not in the sense that it is obligatory, but from the standpoint that class members are expected to have the internal drive to better themselves and their community. There are no written rules that describe how graduates are expected to improve their city, but simply an unspoken bond that is created after nine months of personal growth amongst colleagues.

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Save the Date: Applicant’s Reception

Those interested in the Scottsdale Leadership program are invited to the Applicant’s Reception, on Wednesday, March 21, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Phoenician. An RSVP is required by March 15: 480-627-6710.

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in 1994. Barness, who has three sons—ages 6, 11 and 14—enthusiastically agreed to help launch our new feature, by finishing the phrase “You might be an Airparker if …”  The 2-mile radius around Scottsdale and Thunderbird roads becomes your world because you can get everything you need there.  You complain about the airport noise after you knowingly bought a house off the runway. You know the special place to park to avoid the holiday rush at Scottsdale Promenade. (Hint: Use Paradise Lane to get behind Nordstrom Rack.)  You mourn the loss of Market Bistro.  You’d rather meet your friends at Jolta Java than go to a coffee chain.  You know better than to let your precious felines become coyote bait. You use the side streets in the Airpark to get out of traffic jams, and always take 76th Street around to Acoma so you don’t have to sit at Hayden and Redfield.  Love staycations at the Westin-Kierland Resort

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 Get egg rolls and orange chicken delivered from the House of Yang (on Thunderbird Road).  Recommend Butterfield’s [Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard] for breakfast, and TK’s Tavern at the Scottsdale Quarter for burgers.  You decide you’re a Scottsdale Quarter girl, but still hate the parking.  You’ve taken your kids to play baseball at Copper Ridge so often that you know the Greenway-Hayden Loop like the back of your hand yet never tire of McDowell Mountains views during the games.  All three of your kids were born at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. Bring on the massage and manicure!  Cave Creek doesn’t seem that far to you. You’re amazed at how many errands you can run while waiting for your kids to finish their piano lessons.  You see the blue spire and know you’re almost home. 


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INFO: scottsdalechamber.com Scottsdale businesses looking to increase visiblity, drive sales and connect with others in the Scottsdale Airpark are invited to attend the annual tradeshow. Featuring more than 50 booths and nearly 1,000 attendees, with great food and drinks, the event is also an opportunity to showcase your business before the Airpark’s vibrant business community.

Pet Adopt-a-Thon benefitting PACC911

WHEN: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Mar. 24 WHERE: ICE parking lot, 15501 N. Dial Blvd., Scottsdale The public is invited to an adopt-a-thon hosted by Airpark-based ICE [see related story on the company, p. 26]. Over 40 rescue groups with hundreds of Valley pets—mixes and purebred, large and small dogs, cats and horses—are waiting for a second chance at life and hoping to find their forever homes. The event includes a discounted vaccination clinic and micro-chipping. Adoption fees vary by group. Everyone that adopts a new pet at this event will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a cruise vacation.

Jeremy Scott Fitness Charity Boot camp for Team Kade

Where: 7464 E Tierra Buena Ln., Scottsdale When: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. Sat., Mar. 3 Cost: Donation Info: dave@jeremyscottfitness.com; 507-458-8242 Work out with Jeremy Scott, who specializes in adult and youth fitness transformations, to support Team Kade and Easter Seals. Kade is the 4-year-old child of Jeremy Scott Fitness Boot Camper Kelly Groff. Although Kade cannot speak on his own, he has learned to communicate through eye contact, facial expressions and hand signals. “Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities like Kade can live, learn, work and play in our communities,” says Scott.

WOMEN OF SCOTTSDALE MEETING WHEN: 11: 30 a.m. Fri., Mar. 16 WHERE: The Westin Kierland Resort, 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy. COST: $35 attendees/lunch INFO: www.womenofscottsdale.org Women of Scottsdale meet for their monthly luncheon. (The annual popular hat luncheon is set for April 20.) The March event is sponsored by National Bank of Arizona. 

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{ advice from weiss { March Business Horoscope By Weiss Kelly, PMAFA Whether you’re a small-business owner or have other career aspirations, insights into how the planets influence your work month can help you plan for maximum performance and project success.

ARIES (3/21-4/19) March is the beginning of your New Year. Professional changes and advancements seem slow until September, so remain patient. Complete major projects by the 8th—or quit! Activity early on is more successful; later in the month, you’ll be reprocessing and reevaluating. Break out your cell and reconnect with former clients or contacts. Listen to how you get your points across; it’s all in the attitude (12th-31st). TAURUS (4/20-5/20) March brings some unexpected $$ opportunities (1st11th), and you start to move ahead. If anything requires a signature or verbal agreement, get it in writing, as mistakes can be easily overlooked until the 21st. Pay attention to the details involving your work, what’s in your wallet, and your financial status this month. GEMINI (5/21-6/20) Those “waiting it out” hours past months pay off by the third week. If you haven’t finalized or confirmed a matter by the second week, hold off or it may hold you off. Focus on group contacts or associates that can help you reach your ultimate goals. Communicating and networking is one of your best talents; put it to use. Attend all work-related functions: it’s what you hear that will count. CANCER (6/21-7/22) Keep that carryon handy—travel is likely early in the month. Changes in communications fields/projects will undergo some unexpected reversals. Expect to work harder, and don’t overextend your budget. Put some time into catching up with former clients and attending get-togethers with coworkers.

LEO (7/23-8/22) What is happening in the world’s economy and politics will have important aftershocks for all businesses. Ask yourself how these developments can directly affect your work, no matter how minor. This is the time to get more training or educate yourself on what’s ahead in your industry. Knowledge is power. Take some time off (22nd) from the stress of high-pressure decisions toward the end of the month. You can wait them out. VIRGO (8/23-9/22) You’re making some headway this month but may have to concentrate more on a few issues—and you might feel a bit exhausted. Expect to complete a plan successfully by the first week. Work projects take longer or meet with interference by midmonth. Lastminute changes occur frequently now. Take precautions to ensure your “friendly” computer doesn’t let you down. LIBRA (9/23-10/22) The secret to your successful March is all about relating with others. You may be traveling alone this month, much as you don’t like to. As Mercury goes retro from the 1st to the 21st, you’ll have to make adjustments. Competition is strong in the workplace and market. Your diplomatic/social talents work in your favor. SCORPIO (10/23-11/21) Figure on “Murphy’s Law” going into effect by the second week. Chances are your car, computer, appointments can cause some frustrations, delays, or mix-ups, You can avoid all of this if you think ahead before the 11th. Pull out your organizer, and start making a list of what can be accomplished. Critique what is unnecessary or nonproductive. A needed clarity is revealed.

SAGITTARIUS (11/22-12/21) March ends on a positive note, but things will take a while to get rolling. Ask yourself if you really want to make that commitment or move right now. Step back, and do further research; let time work it’s magic. Another pivotal professional cycle begins in June, and you’ll have more creative solutions. CAPRICORN (12/22-1/19) Communicating is key in the month ahead. Professional obligations may keep you away from family or the office. Take your planner along and make sure you have the right times and places. Anticipate that things won’t fall into place easily. Major developments will not happen until next month. Use this interval to catch up socially with associates. AQUARIUS (1/20-2/18) It’s only money ... and the only thing you’re concerned with as you begin the month. The good news is that potential abounds. You got that reality check last month, and now you’re ready to take a more practical, follow-through approach. Finish any proposals quickly. If considering any major investments, listen to the experts. Reconstruct your ideas with the New Moon on the 2nd, and put them into play by April. PISCES (2/19-3/20) You’ve entered one of your most creative months of the year. Surround yourself with a support system, whether it’s people or resources. Reach out and find solutions. Make practical use of your creative ability. Those in the health industries can expect change and rapid growth. Use your imagination, market yourself. Expect results early next month.

Weiss Kelly is a professional astrologer based in the Scottsdale Airpark. Voted to the board of the Professional Member American Federation of Astrologers, she is available for personal/business forecasts on tape, as well as speaking engagements for business and social meetings. Contact: 480-600-7424; weissastro@aol.com; YourBusinessAstrologer.com.

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{ Calendar { FEATURED DUMPSTAPHUNK WHEN: 9 p.m. Thur., Mar. 15 WHERE: Compound Grill, Mayo Blvd. & Scottsdale Road COST: $20-$25 INFO: www.thecompoundgrill.com Formed in 2003, initially assembled by keyboardist Ivan Neville on a whim, to perform a solo slot at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Ivan tastefully selected the unique doublebass attack of both Nick Daniels and Tony Hall on bass, enlisted his own bloodlines for the scorching guitar rhythms of cousin, Ian Neville, and most recently, added the newest member to the group, heavy-hitting female protégé Nikki Glaspie on drums, replacing original powerhouse Raymond Weber. The project has since grown from a chance side-project into what is now widely considered to be one of New Orleans’ most prestigious modern funk ensembles.

Fiesta Cluster Dog Show

WHEN: March 1-5, various times WHERE: Westworld of Scottsdale Polo Field, 16601 N. Pima Road COST: Free; $5 parking INFO: www.fiestacluster.com The 10th Annual Fiesta Cluster Dog Show comes to Scottsdale with more than 10,000 dogs entered over five days to compete in: Agility, Conformation, Obedience & Rally.

18 Holes of High Level Networking!

22nd Annual Celebration of Fine Art

WHEN: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, thru Mar. 25 (Sun.) WHERE: SW corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101, off Exit 35 in the big white tents COST: $10 adults; $8 seniors and military; children free INFO: www.celebrateart.com The Celebration of Fine Art has been called “One of the West’s Premier Art Events,” attracting more than 50,000 visitors who come to watch art being created in more than 100 onsite artist “studios.” The event, which is in a new location this year, again features an outdoor sculpture garden with dozens of life-sized and monumental sculpture including works from Kyle Ashley, Mark Carroll, Victor Issa, Paul Rhymer, Michael Jones. There is also a working kiln where visitors can watch daily firings. Free parking.

El Pedregal Spring Festival

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WHEN: 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sundays, thru May WHERE: El Pedregal Shops and Dining at the Boulders Resort, Scottsdale Road & Carefree Highway COST: Free INFO: www.elpedregal.com El Pedregal Shops and Dining at the Boulders Resort returns with a new Spring Festival featur-


ing lively music, distinctive shopping, and refreshing wines. Guests will enjoy a live concert by Silhouette performing vibrant R&B, Soul, and Motown music, with singer Cornelius Bishop. The event is free to attend; food and wine–tasting tickets are available for purchase.

Architecture ‘Slide Slam’ to Celebrate Modern Phoenix Week

WHEN: 7 p.m. Tues., Mar. 27 WHERE: Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), 7380 E. Second St. COST: Free INFO: www.smoca.org In collaboration with AIA Arizona, see Valley architects present their work. Includes Eddie Jones, Neal Jones, Carlos Murrieta, Thomas Durkin, in the Stage 2 Theater.

Suzy Bogguss WHEN: 7 p.m. Fri., Mar. 23 WHERE: MIM (Musical Instrument Museum) 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix COST: $35-$45 INFO: www.themim.org Grammy-winner Suzy Bogguss is no stranger to the top echelons of country music. She has cracked the Top-5 list eight times, with ingenuity and integrity as the hallmarks of a musical career that spans two decades, 13 studio albums, and countless miles on the road.

Real Gardens/Real People Tour Tickets are on sale for the Real Gardens for Real People Tour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 31. The six landscaped gardens are in North Scottsdale. The 11th annual garden tour is presented by the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners. Included on the self-guided tour are newly created vegetable gardens at Copper Ridge Elementary School, 10101 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Tickets in advance are $25, or $30 the day of the tour. Tickets can be purchased at: Black Mountain Nursery in Cave Creek; Desert Gardens Nursery in Phoenix; Harper’s Nursery in Mesa and Scottsdale; North Scottsdale Nursery and Cactus in Scottsdale and Southwest Gardener in Phoenix. Tickets are also available at the U A Cooperative Extension Offices, 4341 E. Broadway Road in Phoenix. On the day of the tour, tickets will be sold at Copper Ridge Elementary. 

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This categorized directory of businesses is provided by the Scottsdale Airpark News at an annual charge of $600, prepaid. • Included in the prepaid charge is a listing in our published directory, which includes a logo, contact name, address, phone number, fax number, website and e-mail address. Your listing (not including the website link) is also published in our online directory. • To include your Business Directory listing online with a link to your website, there is an annual charge of $1,000. Visit us at www.scottsdaleairpark.com, under the Airpark Directory link.

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Accounting World CPA & Consulting, PLC Tax Strategist

13430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 201 Thunderbird/Scottsdale Rd. Phone: 480-990-2727 Email: cpas@awcpas.com www.awcpas.com Free Phone Quotes

7830 E. Redfield Rd. #7, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-2106 Fax: 480-538-7808 www.xpleomedia.com

Air conditioning contractors

attorneyS/Bankruptcy

12980 E. Gold Dust Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Phone: 480-250-3882 Fax: 480-907-7921 Email: troy@acofaz.net www.acofaz.net Follow Our Specials On Facebook

Phone: 480-897-4400 • www.cervantescpa.com

14555 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 340 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-948-1711 Fax: 480-951-3887 www.warfieldcpas.com

Woldorf, Joel, CPA

15095 N. Thompson Peak Pkwy., Suite 1087 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-8399 Fax: 480-922-8499 Email: joelwoldorf@qwest.net

Valleywide Office: 602-482-0229 Fax: 623-516-0007 Email: service@hayscoolingandheating.com www.hayscoolingandheating.com

Assisted living

Mary B. Assisted Living 6636 E. Thunderbird Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-243-7836 Fax: 480-463-9438 Email: office@maryb-assisted-living.com www.maryb-assisted-living.com

Family Law & Mediation Cindy Best, Attorney 14300 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 127 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-219-2433 www.bestlawaz.com

16427 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 480-991-9077 www.legalcounselors.com

Randy Nussbaum, Dean M. Dinner, Peter M. Gennrich 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-609-0011 Fax: 480-609-0016 www.ngdlaw.com

Attorneys/ commercial Litigation

Randy Nussbaum, Gregory P. Gillis, Dean M. Dinner 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-609-0011 Fax: 480-609-0016 www.ngdlaw.com

Attorneys/construction law

Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC 15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC

attorneys

Advertising agencies

7819 E. Greenway Rd., Suite 5 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-8500 Fax: 480-478-8510 www.fabcomlive.com

Randy Nussbaum, Gregory P. Gillis, Dean M. Dinner 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-609-0011 Fax: 480-609-0016 www.ngdlaw.com

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ACCOUNTing/CPA’s

16427 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 480-991-9077 www.legalcounselors.com

Gregory P. Gillis, Dominica J. Minore Randy Nussbaum, Dean M. Dinner 14850 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 450 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-609-0011 Fax: 480-609-0016 www.ngdlaw.com

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attorneys/family law

Family Law & Mediation Cindy Best, Attorney 14300 N. Northsight Blvd., Suite 127 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-219-2433 www.bestlawaz.com

Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC

Business insurance

7333 E. Butherus, Bldg. C Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-2600 www.autorepairnorthscottsdale.com

8245 E. Butherus Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-951-4054 www.raycocarserviceaz.net

16427 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 480-991-9077 www.legalcounselors.com

AttorneyS/personal injury

7333 E. Butherus Dr., Suite 100-B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-0000 www.airportautocare.com

banking/savings/loans

Karen L. Evers, Agency Owner/Insurance Consultant 7575 E. Redfield Rd., #225, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-305-1175 Fax: 480-305-1176 Email: kevers@farmersagent.com

Business services

Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, PLLC 16427 North Scottsdale Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 Phone: 480-991-9077 www.legalcounselors.com

automotive - bmw service

Credit Card Processing

Scottsdale: 6232 N. 32nd St. • 16277 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop 22841 N. 19th Ave. • 7401 E. Camelback Rd. Phone: 602-912-5500 www.ffb.com

15650 N. Northsight, Suite 3 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-1068 Email: bmwpitcrew@ultimateautoworks.com

auto service/repair

14287 N. 87th St., Suite 123 Phone: 480- 609-0055 Fax: 480-609-8958 www.pinnaclebankaz.com

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D. Dean Liddle 13057 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022 Phone: 602-795-0894 Email: dean@dkbaz.com www.distinctivekitchenandbathaz.com

Carpet/Ceramic - commercial Business/computer training

SCC Business Institute 8295 E. Raintree Dr., Suite D Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-1006 www.buddysautorepair.com

Cabinetry & Countertops

Distinctive Design With You In Mind Design • Sales • Installation • Service

automotive luxury dealer

7901 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-4000 www.legendscadillac.com

Gary Capra, Branch Manager 14301 N. 87th St. #109, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-1036 Fax: 480-718-5742 Email: GCapra@maxxmerchants.com www.MaxxMerchantsNorthScottsdale.com

14350 N. 87th St., Suite 185 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-425-6910 Fax: 480-425-6901 www.sccbi.com

7898 E. Acoma Dr. #107 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-967-7600 Fax: 480-967-4700 Email: afonce@dfsaz.com Specializing in commercial floor covering products and installation. K-48 ROC 206270 • K-08 ROC 206271


Commercial/residential glass works

Scottsdale: 16211 N. Scottsdale Rd. #4 Phone: 480-607-DELI(3354) Phoenix: 21705 N. 19th Ave. Phone: 623-581-DELI(3354) We Deliver & Offering Catering Too! www.RinaldisDeli.com

14427 N. 73rd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-5545 Fax: 480-315-1336 www.troonglass.com

computer service & repair

Feature Marketing, Inc.

Buy • Sell • Computer Equipment Laptop & System Repairs 16000 N. 80th St., Suite D, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-9912 Fax: 480-947-5621 www.featuremarketing.com

Computers/Web Sites/Emails

Commercial Landscaping 7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 Email: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com 7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-628-3251 www.SomeBurros.com

Child Care

13831 N. 94th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-860-9500 6440 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-368-1711 www.scottsdalelearningcenters.com

Taking Care of Your Landscaping Needs 25847 N. 19th Ave.Phoenix, AZ 85085 Phone: 623-879-7547 www.pocklandscapesolutions.com

Communications

Custom Designed Talking Sticks By Scottsdale Artist, Designer and Author Kathleen Shiloh 602-882-2045 www.designingyourownkitchen.com

Computer & Electronic Recycling

Cigar wholesale

15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

construction

Bring Civility to Your Business and Personal Communications

Chiropractic Care

18325 N. Allied Way #205, Phx (Scottsdale Rd & 101) 2060 W. Whispering Wind Dr. #264-2, Phoenix 10320 W. McDowell Rd., Bldg J-1033, Avondale Phone: 623-734-7817 www.chirofitplus.com

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CATering

Feature Marketing, Inc. Arrange Pickup or Drop Off of Your Computer or Electronics to be Recycled 20 Years in the Airpark 16000 N. 80th St. #D Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-9912 www.featuremarketing.com

One Company... One Call Mike Barnes, General Manager Phone: 480-370-6130 Fax: 480-237-0766 mikeb@flemingcomplete.com www.flemingcomplete.com

7750 E. Gelding Dr., Suite 4 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-1993 Fax: 480-991-3004 www.legacyaz.com

CoPIER SALES & SERVICE

Computers - business

Feature Marketing, Inc. Brad Berko 14525 N. 79th St., Suite H Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: (480) 946-PUFF (7833) Fax: 480-991-7835 www.bbsmokescigars.com

high end refurbished computer equipment 16000 N. 80th St., Suite D Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-9912 Fax: 480-947-5621 www.featuremarketing.com

7525 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 602-466-7325 Fax: 602-466-7326 Email: info@scottsdaledocuments.com www.scottsdaledocuments.com

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Corporate Housing

Corporate Housing • Vacation Rentals Kierland-NorthScottsdale/Old Town-City Center Desert Ridge-Phoenix/Oro Valley-Tucson Pacific Beach-San Diego/Del Mar-San Diego Phone: 602-672-7552 Email: thestay@thestay.com www.thestay.com

email marketing

15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

direct mail Services

7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 Email: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com

embroidery/silk screening

Corporate Parties/ Team Building

7021 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 480-945-1108 www.ArtofMerlot.com

Complete Lettershop Services Fullfillment • Lists • Discounted Postage 7650 E. Redfield Rd., Suite D-6, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-7677 Email: BUSHLPRS@aol.com www.businesshelpersmailcenter.com

Dental

Scottsdale Dental Excellence

Tim Fitzgerald, President 7689 E. Paradise Lane, Suite 8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-970-4148 Fax: 480-481-9848 www.sunstateprint.com

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry 8765 East Bell Road, Suite 201 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480-585-1853 www.jclarkdds.com

Thomas V. McClammy, D.M.D, M.S. Shawn R. Anderson, D.D.S., M.S.D. 8765 E. Bell Rd., Suite 213 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-731-3636 Fax: 480-731-3637 www.nsendodontics.com

Embroidery/Silk Screening

John Vella & Larry Morris, Owners 9420 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Suite C-101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: 480-451-3682 Fax: 480-451-5850 Email: sales@psychojock.com www.psychojock.com

employee relocation

Jeffrey D Clark DDS FAGD

Dental/endodontics

Psycho Jock Sportswear

doors

7650 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-4697 www.scottsdalecustom.com

Graebel Movers

Jim Staude, General Manager 1120 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043 Phone: 602-284-9555 Cell: 602-284-8555 Fax: 602-447-0554 Email: jstaude@graebel.com www.graebel.com

employment

doors – SALES

Design Premium Doors & Windows 7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 Email: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com

8175 E. Raintree Dr. #5 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-3151 www.weathershield.com

2415 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 450 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602-707-1880 Fax: 602-707-1889 www.ledgent.com

employment & recruiting

dry cleaning 7585 E. Redfield Rd., Suite 107 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-9500 Fax: 480-922-9504 www.gouldstaffing.com

Located in the Scottsdale AirCenter 15290 N. 78th Way, Suite B200 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-7867 Email: leno@iconprintlabs.com www.iconimaginggroup.com

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eye care Donn Frye, CEO 7126 E. Sahuaro Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-948-2781 Fax: 480-948-2867 www.prestigecleaners.com

Dr. Annette Hanian 13840 N. Northsight Blvd. #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-1150 www.completevisioncare.com


One Company... One Call Mike Barnes, General Manager Phone: 480-370-6130 Fax: 480-237-0766 mikeb@flemingcomplete.com www.flemingcomplete.com

financial services

Floor Covering - commercial

7898 E. Acoma Dr. #107, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-967-7600 Fax: 480-967-4700 Email: afonce@dfsaz.com Specializing in commercial floor covering products and installation. K-48 ROC 206270 • K-08 ROC 206271

general contracting

heating contractors

12980 E. Gold Dust Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85259 Phone: 480-250-3882 Fax: 480-907-7921 Email: troy@acofaz.net www.acofaz.net Follow Our Specials On Facebook

hotels

Dillan Micus, Executive Vice President 14851 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-444-3750 Fax: 480-922-5203 www.axaonline.com

Nathalie Potvin, Financial Advisor AAMSÂŽ Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC 20551 N. Pima Rd., Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ 85255-9155 Phone: 480-419-2014 Fax: 480-419-2404 Toll Free: 800-453-6737 nathalie.potvin@wfadvisors.com

7750 E. Gelding Dr., Suite 4 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-1993 Fax: 480-991-3004 www.legacyaz.com

glass & Mirror

8340 E. Raintree Dr., Suite B10 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-9392 Fax: 480-991-1264 www.americanglassaz.com

16620 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-348-9280 Fax: 480-348-9281 www.scottsdalehamptoninnandsuites.com

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Facility Repairs

10101 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Phone: 480-443-3233 Fax: 480-443-9149 www.scottsdaleshea.hamptoninn.com

Holiday Inn Express Scottsdale North 7350 E. Gold Dust Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: 480-596-6559 Fax: 480-596-0554 www.holidayinnexpress.com/scottsdalenort

www.wfadvisors.com/nathalie.potvin

Credit Card Processing

Gary Capra, Branch Manager 14301 N. 87th St. #109 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-1036 Fax: 480-718-5742 Email: GCapra@maxxmerchants.com www.MaxxMerchantsNorthScottsdale.com

14427 N. 73rd Street Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-5545 Fax: 480-315-1336 www.troonglass.com

golf courses

Rachel Jones, Director of Sales 17010 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: 480-922-8400 Fax: 480-419-8163 www.marriott.com/phxcn www.marriott.com/phxsh

Fitness 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-6000 Fax: 480-948-2535 www.starfiregolfclub.com Public Welcome

16770 N. Perimeter Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-502-3836 www.scottsdalemarriott.com

Hardware

15678 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-596-4980 www.scottsdaleschooloffitness.com

7650 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-4697 www.scottsdalecustom.com

16630 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-998-9211 Fax: 480-607-2893 www.sleepinnscottsdale.com

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Corporate Housing • Vacation Rentals Kierland-NorthScottsdale/Old Town-City Center Desert Ridge-Phoenix/Oro Valley-Tucson Pacific Beach-San Diego/Del Mar-San Diego Phone: 602-672-7552 Email: thestay@thestay.com www.thestay.com

Victoria Gittlen, AAI, CIC, CPIW 12439 N. 32nd St., Suite 1A Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: 602-953-6920 www.insbycds.com

Ahwatukee Town Center 4843 E. Ray Rd., Ahwatukee, AZ 85044 Phone: 480-598-0306

Karen L. Evers, Agency Owner/Insurance Consultant 7575 E. Redfield Rd., #225 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-305-1175 Fax: 480-305-1176 Email: kevers@farmersagent.com 14255 N. 87th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-6500 www.scottsdalewingate.com

Desert Village

23233 N. Pima Rd., Suite 109, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: 480-515-1200

Internet marketing

13845 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-948-6677 www.OpusArtofJewelry.com

Kitchen Design

human resources/consulting 7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 Email: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com Mountain States Employers Council Karen Stafford Arizona Vice President of Membership Development 8687 E. Via de Ventura, Suite #318 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Phone: 602-955-7558 KStafford@MSEC.org www.MSEC.org

insurance

By Scottsdale Artist, Designer and Author Kathleen Shiloh 602-882-2045 www.designingyourownkitchen.com

Landscaping 15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

Investigative/security The Mohr Investigative Group Gregory Mohr, Managing Director 6501 E. Greenway Pkwy., Suite 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 602-620-3851 Fax: 480-998-3239 Email: gmohrpi@cox.net www.tmigpi.com

Jewelry

Breslau Insurance & Benefits, Inc.

Paul Breslau, CLU, ChFC, RHU, REBC, CASL Phone: 602-692-6832 www.breslauinsurance.com

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Designing Your Own Kitchen Manuals, Custom Kitchen/Design Consulting and Custom Abstract Art

16255 N. Scottsdale Rd. #C8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-1841 www.crownfinejewelery.com

Taking Care of Your Landscaping Needs 25847 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85085 Phone: 623-879-7547 www.pocklandscapesolutions.com

Life insurance


15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

networking organizations locksmiths

7525 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Phone: 602-466-7325 Fax: 602-466-7326 Email: info@scottsdaledocuments.com www.scottsdaledocuments.com

Office Moving

7755 E. Redfield Rd., Suite 300 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-596-9700 www.pinnaclelock.com

14301 North 87th Street, Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-889-8987 Fax: 480-998-3959 www.northscottsdalechamber.org

Mailing lists & services

businessdirectory

Karen L. Evers, Agency Owner/Insurance Consultant 7575 E. Redfield Rd., #225 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-305-1175 Fax: 480-305-1176 Email: kevers@farmersagent.com

Graebel Movers

Jim Staude, General Manager 1120 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85043 Phone: 602-284-9555 Cell: 602-284-8555 Fax: 602-447-0554 Email: jstaude@graebel.com www.graebel.com

office services Complete Lettershop Services Fullfillment • Lists • Discounted Postage 7650 E. Redfield Rd., Suite D-6, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-7677 Email: BUSHLPRS@aol.com www.businesshelpersmailcenter.com

Lisa Platt, Administrator P.O. Box 4182 Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4182 Phone: 480-391-6585 www.womenofscottsdale.org

Airpark Scottsdale Executive Office Circle 7418 E. Helm Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-9059

nursing care

Mary B. Assisted Living Tim Fitzgerald, President 7689 E. Paradise Lane, Suite 8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-970-4148 Fax: 480-481-9848 www.sunstateprint.com

6636 E. Thunderbird Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-243-7836 Fax: 480-463-9438 Email: office@maryb-assisted-living.com www.maryb-assisted-living.com

8426 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-664-6600 www.boardroomsuites.com

office equipment & supplies

Marketing

7819 E. Greenway Rd., Suite 5 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-8500 Fax: 480-478-8510 www.fabcomlive.com

14202 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 148 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-361-5961 www.cartridgeworldusa.com Raintree & 87th St. – Near Paradise Bakery Phone: 480-443-4465 www.cartridgeworldusa.com

Real Estate Investors Property Managers • Landlords Commercial & Residential Cleanouts Junk Removal Same Day • Next Day 480-545-1220 • 800-501-9324 www.rubbishworks.com/phoenix

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businessdirectory

office space services

Stephen A. Cross, CCIM “The Tenant’s Advocate” 10601 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-7998 Toll Free: 888-998-1414 Email: steve@crossrealty.com www.crossrealty.com

property management

15770 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-0166 Fax: 480-483-9019 www.despinsprinting.com

Edge Real Estate Services, LLC

William Schuckert, Designated Broker/Principal 15100 N. 78th Way, Suite 207 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-0460 Fax: 480-483-8409 Email: edgesdl@aol.com

Pools/Spas/patios 13651 N. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: 480-443-1122 www.fiestaprinting.com

Judy Amland, Designated Broker 7820 E. Evans Rd., Suite 400 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-2853 Fax: 480-951-7460

10320 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85253 Phone: 480-951-3599 www.sunpatioaz.com

14255 N. 79th St., Suite 1 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-6100 Fax: 480-483-9096 www.swimpoolwarehouse.com

Located in the Scottsdale AirCenter 15290 N. 78th Way, Suite B200 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-7867 Email: Email: leno@iconprintlabs.com www.iconprintlabs.com

Karlene Politi, CPM®, President 8501 E. Princess Dr., Suite 130 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: 480-427-4277 Email: k.politi@optimpmsolutions.com www.optimpmsolutions.com

printing 7621 E. Gray Rd., Suite D Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-5025 Fax: 480-951-2493 www.screaz.com 7335 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-905-1788 Email: adobecolorprint@cox.net www.adobecolorprint.com

O’Day Printing

7625 E. Redfield Rd., Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-947-7757 Fax: 480-443-8215 www.odayprinting.com

promotional products

Commercial Printers

480-245-6340 15821 N. 79th St., Suite 1 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 info@biltmoregraphics.com www.biltmoregraphics.com

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Tim Fitzgerald, President 7689 E. Paradise Lane, Suite 8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-970-4148 Fax: 480-481-9848 www.sunstateprint.com

real estate & developers

14605 N. Airport Dr., Suite 110 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-1985 Fax: 480-483-1726 www.airportproperty.com

Phone: 602-650-2260 Terry Biehn, Nicole Brook, Joe Blegen www.camidor.com


restaurants

14415 N. 73rd St., Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-8287

14080 N. Northsight Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-596-9000 www.colliers.com

Cornwell Corporation 14851 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 203 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-951-1212 www.cornwellcorporation.com

Stephen A. Cross, CCIM “The Tenant’s Advocate” 10601 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 108 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-7998 Toll Free: 888-998-1414 Email: steve@crossrealty.com www.crossrealty.com

Cutler Commercial 2150 E. Highland, Suite 207 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602-955-3500 Fax: 602-955-2828 www.cutlercommercial.com

Edge Real Estate Services, LLC

William Schuckert, Designated Broker/Principal 15100 N. 78th Way, Suite 207 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-922-0460 Fax: 480-483-8409 Email: edgesdl@aol.com

Judy Amland, Designated Broker 7820 E. Evans Rd., Suite 400 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-483-2853 Fax: 480-951-7460

7621 E. Gray Rd., Suite D Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-5025 Fax: 480-951-2493 www.screaz.com

16410 N. 91st St., Suite 112 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-3992 www.shellcommercial.com

14740 N. Northsight Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-5550 Fax: 480-998-2404 www.alsbeef.com

businessdirectory

Los Arcos Realty & Management

7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-951-3807

Recycling/Junk Removal

Real Estate Investors Property Managers • Landlords Commercial & Residential Cleanouts Junk Removal Same Day • Next Day 480-545-1220 • 800-501-9324 www.rubbishworks.com/phoenix

Russ Johnson, Owner/Operator 14995 N. 87th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Raintree Dr. & the 101 Phone: 480-922-4540 Fax: 480-922-4575

residential remodeling

Distinctive Design With You In Mind Design • Sales • Installation • Service D. Dean Liddle 13057 N. Cave Creek Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85022 Phone: 602-795-0894 Email: dean@dkbaz.com www.distinctivekitchenandbathaz.com

7750 E. Gelding Dr., Suite 4, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-1993 Fax: 480-991-3004 www.legacyaz.com

Croque Famous Sandwiches

13610 N. Scottsdale #25 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-607-1285 Fax: 480-607-1291 Email: order@croquescottsdale.com www.croquescottsdale.com

15576 N. Pima Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-368-0610

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businessdirectory

Search engine marketing

taxes

Scottsdale: 16211 N. Scottsdale Rd. #4 Phone: 480-607-DELI(3354) Phoenix: 21705 N. 19th Ave. Phone: 623-581-DELI(3354) We Deliver & Offering Catering Too! www.RinaldisDeli.com

11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-6000 Fax: 480-948-2535 www.starfiregolfclub.com Public Welcome

7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 Email: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com

Accounting World CPA & Consulting, PLC Tax Strategist

15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

13430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 201 Thunderbird/Scottsdale Rd. Phone: 480-990-2727 Email: cpas@awcpas.com www.awcpas.com Free Phone Quotes

signage

Phone: 480-897-4400 • www.cervantescpa.com

7325 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Suite 103 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-2511 13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 165 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-443-1332 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Suite 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-551-3351

retirement planning

Tim Fitzgerald, President 7689 E. Paradise Lane, Suite 8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-970-4148 Fax: 480-481-9848 www.sunstateprint.com

social media marketing

schools/training

American Telephone, Inc. 7363 E. Tierra Buena Lane, Suite 140 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-7780

tenant services

15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com

Stephen A. Cross, CCIM “The Tenant’s Advocate”

storage Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Kenneth Johnston, Financial Advisor, Vice President 16220 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 250 Scottsdale, AZ 85254 Phone: 480-922-4243 Fax: 800-662-2997 Email: kenneth.r.johnston@ampf.com ameripriseadvisors.com/kenneth.r.johnston

telephone/telecommunications

10601 N. Hayden Rd., Suite 108 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-998-7998 Toll Free: 888-998-1414 Email: steve@crossrealty.com www.crossrealty.com 13851 N.73rd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-991-5600 www.storagewest.com

swim lessons

Cutler Commercial

SCC Business Institute 14350 N. 87th St., Suite 185 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-425-6910 Fax: 480-425-6901 www.sccbi.com

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13832 N. 32nd St., Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85032 Phone: 602-971-4044 www.hubbardswim.com

2150 E. Highland, Suite 207 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Phone: 602-955-3500 Fax: 602-955-2828 www.cutlercommercial.com


Maxx Messaging

Gary Capra, Branch Manager 14301 N. 87th St. #109 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-1036 Fax: 480-718-5742 Email: GCapra@maxxmerchants.com www.MaxxMerchantsNorthScottsdale.com

windows & Doors

7819 E. Greenway Rd., Suite 5 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-478-8500 Fax: 480-478-8510 www.scottsdaleinteractive.com

7650 E. Gelding Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-948-4697 www.scottsdalecustom.com

window tinting

video production 15955 N. Dial Blvd., Suite 1B Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-659-4100 Fax: 480-659-9180 www.tempocreative.com MP&E Equipment Rental 16585 N. 92nd St., Suite 104 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-596-6699 www.hdgear.tv

7830 E. Redfield Rd. #7 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-2106 Fax: 480-538-7808 www.xpleomedia.com 7830 E. Redfield Rd. #7 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-2106 Fax: 480-538-7808 www.xpleomedia.com

Weight Loss

wearable clothing

Tim Fitzgerald, President 7689 E. Paradise Lane, Suite 8 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-970-4148 Fax: 480-481-9848 www.sunstateprint.com

Website design

Rick Sullivan 8340 E. Raintree Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-248-8966 Email: cactustint@gmail.com www.cactustint.com

businessdirectory

text Messaging

15855 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop, Suite 120 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-596-1133 www.mytintwizard.com

I ’m an ad Lose up to 2-5 Pounds a week! 7344 E. Deer Valley Rd., Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Phone: 480-751-2205 www.ie-pm.com

windows – SALES

I talk to about 30,000 Airpark buyers every month.

How many do you talk to a month? The ‘Airpark News’ is here!

7898 E. Acoma Dr., Suite 210 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-699-1524 E-mail: sales@firedrum.com www.firedrum.com

Premium Windows & Doors 8175 E. Raintree Dr. #5 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Phone: 480-443-3151 www.weathershield.com

Where’s your ad?

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advertiserindex

AAA Car Buying ....................................... 57 AAA Phone on Hold .................................. 67 Accounting World CPA .............................. 23 Acoma Plaza ............................................ 59 Airpark Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge & Ram Fiat of Scottsdale ....................................... 8 Airpark Scottsdale Executive Office Circle....... 9 Airport Property Specialists........ 5,25, 29 & 42 AJM Fashions .......................................... 36 Al’s Beef .................................................. 47 American Telephone................................... 59 Arizona Energy Pros Inc ............................. 41 Ameriprise Financial .................................. 53 Arizona Private Realty ................................ 10 Best Law Firm........................................... 52 BLW Holdings .......................................... 41 Boardroom Suites...................................... 35 Business Development Finance Corporation................................... 57 Cactus Window Tint .................................. 68 Camidor Property Services .................... 60-61 Cartridge World........................................... 6 CDS Insurance.......................................... 59 Celebration of Fine Art .............................. 39 Chick-fil-A ............................................... 52 Colliers International................................... 32 Compound Grill ......................................... 51 Cornwell Corporation.................................. 35 Croque Famous Sandwiches ...................... 50 Cross Commercial Realty Advisors, LLC ....... IBC Cutler Commercial Real Estate.................... 40

Famous Ray’s Pizza .................................. 51 First Fidelity Bank........................................ 2 First Scottsdale Bank ................................ 64 Gould Staffing .......................................... 34 Guardian Energy Solutions Inc. ................... 75 Hanian, Dr. Annette .................................. 70 Himovitz Properties Inc. ............................. 54 Hubbard Sports Camps ............................. 20 Hymson Goldstein & Pantiliat, P.C................. 1

Rayco Car Service..................................... 88 Rein & Grossoehme .................................. 28 Rinaldi’s Italian Deli ................................... 48

L&J Motor Vehicle Services ....................... 46 Legends Cadillac Hummer Saab................. IFC Living Visions Photography......................... 72 Longfellow Law Group .............................. 36 Los Arcos Realty & Development................. 12 Lotus Bar & Grill ....................................... 47 Lyric International ..................................... 22

Schaefer & Associates, LLC....................... 44 Scottsdale Aipark Tradeshow ..................... 94 Scottsdale Airport Autocare........................ 69 Scottsdale Area Chamber Open................. 80 Scottsdale Childcare & Learning Centers ...... 44 Scottsdale Community College ................... 10 Scottsdale Leadership ....................... 55 & 81 Shell Commercial .............................. 13 & 37 Signature Real Estate Services, Inc............. 27 Someburros ............................................. 46 Starfire Golf Club ...................................... 49 Storage West Self Storage........................... 7 Subway.................................................... 50 Sun Patio & Pool....................................... 59

ManageStaff ............................................ 12 Mark Susan Photography ........................... 95 Michael’s Creative Jewelry......................... BC Mike’s On-Site Computer Repair ................ 59

Talking Stick Resort .................................. 71 Tempo Creative ................................... 76-77 Thunderbird Artists .................................... 65 TTI Performance Systems .......................... 53

New High-End Wholesale .......................... 73 North Scottsdale Chamber ......................... 81 Nova Home Loans .................................... 14 Nussbaum Gillis & Dinner, P.C.................... 11

Ultimate Auto Works ................................. 63 Uniform Store, The ................................... 71

Jasmine Tokyo Asian Buffet ....................... 49 Jolta Java ................................................ 50 Kelly, Weiss .............................................. 73

Despins Printing & Graphics ....................... 59 Edge Real Estate Services, LLC.................. 58 Egg I Am, The .......................................... 51 Envoque MD ............................................ 45

Perumean, Merlind .................................... 34 Pinnacle Lock & Safe................................. 59 Prestige Cleaners...................................... 43 Principal Advisors, LLC ............................. 21 Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community ......... 70

Octane Raceway ....................................... 78 Optim Property Solutions Inc ...................... 15 Opus – the Art of Fine Jewelry ................... 56

Williams Financial...................................... 68 Wingate Inn & Suites by Wyndham.............. 38 In addition to its unparalleled Airpark distribution, the Scottsdale Airpark News is also mailed directly to an additional 2,000 Airpark business owners every month!

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SAVE TIME, SAVE MONEY,

30 R YEA

Become a Part of the Rayco Family!

ERSARY ANNIV

It’s Time for a Spring Checkup! ~Maggie Mae, Rayco Mascot

Serving the Valley for 30 Years • 24 Years in the Scottsdale Airpark

We Service All Makes and Models

We Honor Most Extended Service Contracts & Insurance Policies

AIR CONDITIONING SPECIAL Check system pressure $ 95 and temperature

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Call for details. We also service R134.

Reg. $45.95

Fleet service available. Call Tim Paul for details.

RADIATOR SERVICE

• Drain & Fill Radiator • Includes 1 Gal. Antifreeze • Check Belts & Hoses

39

$

Coolant 95 disposal fee $4.50.

BRAKES

• Free brake inspection • Inspect rotors, master cylinder & brake hoses • Most vehicles

from

13995

$

($20.00 Savings)

Call for details. Expires 4/9/12.

OIL CHANGE P lus 5K SERVICE

5,000 MILE INSPECTION Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection Oil Change & Filter (Reg. $27)

1888

$

plus tax Reg. $41.99 Maxlife, Synthetic & Diesel Extra Includes Tire Rotation! ($17 Value) • Free Inspections & Free Services: Manufacturer Recommendations, Brakes, Suspension, Air Filter & Much More! 5 quarts of All Climate SW30. Most vehicles. Must present coupon at time of service. Not to be combined with another offer on same product or service. Expires 4/9/12.

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• Poor gas mileage? • Runs rough, hesitates? We repair engine performance problems

Diagnosing before installing parts ensures cost-efficient repairs with Guaranteed Results. Ask us how!

10% OFF ALL MECHANICAL REPAIRS Up to $40.00

Ask Us About Our Senior Citizen Discount Not valid with any other offers.

8245 E. BUTHERUS DR. • 480-951-4054

In Scottsdale Airpark Auto Plaza, 1/2 Block South of Costco on Butherus Open Mon – Fri, 7:30am – 5:30pm • FREE Shuttle Service Available Visit us online at: www.raycocarserviceaz.net View your personal service records at: www.raycocar.mechanicnet.com State Approved Emissions Repair Center

Ask About Our Senior Citizen Discount

Offers good for most domestic and import vehicles. All offers subject to shop supply and disposal fees.

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