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J2 Media ‘makes television’ BY ALISON STANTON

For as long as he can remember, Jason Heinkel has wanted to be involved in television and sports. After studying broadcasting in college and working as a cameraman afterward at television stations, Heinkel decided to branch out and open his own multimedia company. Fifteen years ago, J2 Media opened its doors in Chandler. Although the company has its foundation in television production— including network television, documentaries and corporate videos— Heinkel says it has responded to market demand by expanding to include digital media, social media, public relations, graphic design and mobile-friendly applications. “In a nutshell, we make TV,” Heinkel says. “We provide a lot of what is needed in television and production and the media, including working on and producing internal and external video.” In addition to working on local productions, Heinkel says he and members of his crew have traveled around the globe, working on a variety of projects for the likes of ESPN and Discover. The company’s biggest project right now, Heinkel says, involves a show that J2 Media conceptualized and created called “Baseball Player University.” The show, which airs nationally on June 7 on

two networks including FoxSports Net in Arizona, helps to bring professional level baseball instruction to players of all skill levels. “Baseball Player University” is hosted by former Major League and college coach Jeff Forney, Heinkel notes, and features top-notch instruction from former professional athletes. “We created the show, designed everything for the program including how it looks, provided the crew and are handling the media relations,” he says. He hopes to duplicate the “BPU” business model with other sports including tennis, golf and football. Working on other television shows as well as their own programs is one of the things that help to set J2 Media apart from other production companies, Heinkel says. “We provide services in so many different areas and work with a variety of companies and groups, including nonprofit groups. We are an open door to help out and work with organizations that want to work with us,” he says. In addition to working on various programs, J2 Media offers a lot to the local community. “For example, we are heavily involved with the East Valley Jewish Community Center, and our company produced the documentary ‘Our Story’ for them about Holocaust survivors,” he says.

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LOVES HIS WORK: Jason Heinkel, shown here shooting a scene for “Baseball Player University,” says he doesn’t think of his work as a job, but rather something that he truly enjoys. Submitted photo

Although Heinkel admits his family will roll their eyes at him while they are trying to watch a program on television and he points out what he would have done differently—“I don’t ‘watch’ TV, I ‘look’ at TV,” he says, laughing, he truly enjoys his work. “From visiting the Galapagos Islands to attending a baseball game, I love to go to work. It’s not just a job; it’s what I love to do.”

J2 Media is located at 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 530, Chandler. For more information, call (602) 418-3202 or visit For more information about Baseball Player University, visit Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at

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‘Get My Mom a Job’ helps single mothers BY TRACY HOUSE

As a single mom, trying to find a job can be one of the hardest tasks. Just finding help to take care of the children to go out on interviews can be overwhelming, but single moms trying to find a job in Chandler, and around the Valley, are getting some much-needed help and guidance through a new event called “Get My Mom a Job” being hosted Thursday, May 29, at Connect 5 Family Center, 222 E. Warner Rd., Chandler. Michele Unangst, founder of Get My Mom a Job, knows full well the struggles that single moms face trying to secure a job. She found, after a lot of frustration trying to land a telecommuting position, that there were jobs out there. She finally figured out a system to find the work and developed a job guide. This is the first event of its kind Unangst explains. “The venue we’re going to have it in, Connect 5 Family Centers, is set up with a café and huge play section for the children,” Unangst says. “In the back area, is actually the birthday party rooms. We’re going to transition those rooms to workshops. These are going to be interactive workshops for the mothers.” Unangst chose Connect 5 because she wants to make sure whatever venue the workshops are held at includes free child care.

CHILD CARE PROVIDED: Connect 5 is providing staffing for child care for single mothers who attend the Get My Mom a Job event. Submitted photo

FOUNDER: Michele Unangst, founder of Get My Mom a Job, says “I realize there’s a need for people who need this. It’s not about selling a product. It’s about giving back.” Submitted photo

“My thought is we’ll take any anxiety away; their children will be taken care of right there on site. Connect 5 has offered the staffing so that the children will be in the play area, taken care of, and the mothers will be in the workshops.”

The event offers two sessions, which will include three, one-hour workshops to accommodate 25 to 30 women in each session. The morning session is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with same sessions repeating from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “What they’ll get from the event, and be able to take away is in regard to telecommuting positions.” Unangst explains. “I’m trying to show these women you can have the best of both worlds and live your life by your designs. You need to know how to step outside the box, find these companies.” In addition, the women who attend will have access to a free database of employers looking for telecommuters and receive step-by-step instructions of how to find the work-from-home positions. The second workshop is interview

techniques. Unangst says, “That’s a main issue I find for women. Their self-confidence may be not as high, maybe they’re second guessing themselves, they get there, they’ve been practicing, and when they start asking questions they get really nervous.” The process will include a mock interview and feedback. The third workshop will be going over a video cover letter. “I truly believe that we are going into a technology-driven resume cover letter...We’re moving into much more of an innovative stage of how we apply for a position,” Unangst explains. The workshop includes taping a video cover letter. Anyone who attends will have a resume written for them. “There are much more needs for single mothers than people realize. Anyone who attends the event, we will pay, after the event, if they have an interview, for two hours of their childcare.” Unangst is planning on hosting more events around the Valley including a Get My Vet a Job in the future. For more information about the free event or to register for the Get My Mom a Job workshops, visit www. Tracy House is the news editor for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at

Chandler Chamber of Commerce announces education award winners The Chandler Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of three awards recognizing the city’s leaders in education. The following winners were selected by a Chandler Chamber Committee. Educator of the Year: Sonya Roche, special education teacher at Santan Junior High Administrator of the Year: Meg Giansello, director of instructional services, CUSD Support Staff Employee of the Year: Miguel Martinez, custodian at

Arizona College Preparatory—Oakland Campus. “Chandler takes pride in its exemplary schools and staff,” says Terri Kimble, president and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “We were excited to honor such exemplary leaders for their dedication and compassion to Chandler students.” These individuals were recognized with a small surprise celebration and a certificate of appreciation. Recipients for business and community leader categories will be announced soon. The Chandler Chamber will honor

all award recipients at the 27th annual Community Awards Dinner on Thursday, May 29, at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler. The event costs $50 for chamber members, $60 for nonmembers and $550 for a table of 10. For more information visit annual-awards/, call the chamber at (480) 963-4571 or email info@

WINNER: Sonya Roche, center, was named Educator of the Year by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. She is pictured here with Dr. Camille Casteel, left, superintendent of Chandler Unified School District, and Terri Kimble, right, president and CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. Submitted photo


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FedEx Ground hosted a groundbreaking ceremony at the Chandler Airpark May 7 to kick-off construction of the package delivery company’s fourth Valley distribution station, a project it says will add about 200 jobs to its local workforce. Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny joined members of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce and FedEx managers and as they donned hard hats and held shovels at the new facility site near the intersection of Queen Creek and Gilbert roads. Michael Vickers, managing director of FedEx Ground’s Desert District, says the company is building the distribution station in Chandler in response to increased shipping and delivery in the Southeast Valley. In a press release, the company notes that the Chandler facility is part of a nationwide ground network expansion that will help it accelerate shipping times. Upon its expected August 2015 completion, the 300,000-square-foot Chandler station will be the company’s largest in the Valley. According to Vickers, the added facility will increase FedEx Ground’s truck capacity in the area by 40 percent, allowing earlier and later pickup times—though he cautions that

the difference might be difficult for individual customer to detect. Vickers says Chandler Airpark’s proximity to Interstate10 and the Loop 202 combined with a large customer base nearby wooed company planners when they began narrowing down locations last year. “As you forecast growth in (the Phoenix area), everything is moving away from downtown,” he says. “We’ve found Chandler to be a great area for us.” Tibshraeny says the master-planned business park surrounding the Chandler Municipal Airport where FedEx will be located offers attractive opportunities for businesses thinking about building in Chandler. “We’re pretty bullish on this area,” he says. “We have a friendly business climate—we work closely with companies that want to move in to Chandler.” Vickers says the 200 new jobs at the distribution facility will include operations, management, administrative and package handling. The company will begin hiring next summer to fill positions for the new facility. Scott Shumaker is an intern with the SanTan Sun News. He can be reached at

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Woodcraft provides woodworking classes, supplies BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON

a customer’s at-home Woodworking is a wood project. time-honored skill and Woodcraft hosts a hobby that is alive and wide variety of classes. well at Woodcraft and Although most of them this crafty space may are geared toward adults, be one of the best-kept some of the entry level secrets in Chandler. and beginning project Catering to classes are ideal for older beginner and master kids and teens. woodcrafters, the “Carving is a really store has everything good class and turning is that someone another good subject,” needs to create Ernest says. “They’re with wood. Quality generally very creative machines, equipment, classes and you get a woodworking tools and reward in the form of a standard and exotic craft really quickly. We woods and veneers teach the fundamentals can be purchased at all the way up to WOOD AS ART: One of the Woodcraft, a national advanced techniques.” whimsical wood creations, chain with Chandler done as a group effort by the With all classes, Woodcraft staff, carefully being its sole Valley there is a pointed focus watches over the store. STSN location. on safety and learning photo by Lynette Carrington “We don’t just cater proper techniques. to the ‘top end,’” says Other classes include franchise owner Dwayne Ernest. “We a router table class, basic lathe serve the novice, all the way through techniques, bowl turning, caricature the experts. If somebody knows carving bottle stoppers, embellishing, absolutely nothing about woodworking making a mobile kitchen island and this would be a very good starting one of the most popular classes, basic point for them to come and acquire pen making. some knowledge.” “Pens are extremely popular,” Ernest The staff at Woodcraft is highly says. “We sell a ton of kits for different skilled and can assist with any styles of pens and from there, it moves project, ranging from simple items on to razors, pepper mills, bottle in woodworking class to correcting stoppers, nutcrackers, garlic presses,

pizza cutters, bottle openers, perfume atomizers and other kits available through can basically build anything you want.” Woodcraft can also source more unusual tools and equipment. “We do have people who come in and ask for something that may not be on the floor, but we can source it and have it brought into the store,” Ernest says. Frequently shoppers come in looking for particular types of wood veneers and the staff can get those, too. “I think it’s very important that people know that we have the education program here and classes for all ages,” Ernest states. “We are a source that can be utilized. People don’t necessarily have to come here and take a class, they can just come down here and ask us questions and we’ll help.” The store offers free seminars about everything from upcycling to working with milk paint the second Saturday of each month. Woodcraft is located at 3002 N. Arizona Ave., No. 12, Chandler. Call (480) 539-9663 or visit http:// for a complete listing of classes and product listings. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be contacted at

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Chandler Chamber Lunch Club From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 19, the Chandler Chamber Lunch Club will meet at Whiskey Rose, 135 W. Ocotillo Rd., Chandler. Cost is $10 for lunch, drink and the tip. Help support a chamber member restaurant, while networking, exchanging business cards and brochures. Bring a guest and door prize.

Individuals are invited to discover Career Connectors, a nonprofit organization connecting professionals to high quality resources and hiring companies, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at Central Christian Church Student Center, 965 E. Germann Rd., Gilbert. Events are held four times a month, all available at no cost. Each event includes professional career speakers with presentations on relevant job search topics, three to four feature hiring companies, networking, resume help, career coaches, LinkedIn coaches and business portraits. For more information, visit www. or call (480) 4425806.

Coffee with the Mayor Chamber members have the opportunity to sit down with Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and discuss ideas and business issues from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler.

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Small Business Development Center Start Up Lab A free Small Business Development Center Start Up Lab will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler. SBDC provides the tools and resources to help serious future business owners launch or re-launch a small business in Arizona. Those who attend are asked to come ready to flush out ideas and ensure that time and resources go toward building a solid foundation for the small business.

Business Golf A Business Golf will be held from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, for networking, building business relationships and meeting new friends. Admission is $30. Each outing is held

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Member Welcome Breakfast Join others from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, May 22, for the Member Welcome Breakfast free of cost. Learn more about the chamber and bring business cards and brochures to share at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler.

27th annual Community Awards Dinner The 27th annual Community Awards Dinner will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Wild Horse Pass Casino and Hotel. The dinner gives the community the opportunity to recognize outstanding businesses of all sizes, as well as educators and administrators who have demonstrated leadership and exemplified commitment.

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Success Dynamics Leads Group The Success Dynamics Leads Group meets every Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Brunchies, 17 E. Boston St., Chandler. Individuals are allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join the group.

Chandler Business Connections Leads Group The Chandler Business Connections Leads Group is held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler. Individuals are allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join this group. The Chandler Business Connections Leads Group connects businesses one meeting at a time.

The Friday Cafe Leads Group The Friday Cafe Leads Group meets from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Chompie’s Delicatessen Restaurant, 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler. Individuals are allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join the group. The group was created to help business member’s network and grow their business. Members have the opportunity to develop sources and contacts that can help generate sales business.

Small Business Development Academy Classes The Small Business Development Academy Classes are held every Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at no cost at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler. The classes will solve real marketing and business challenges in an interactive group setting, while learning about today’s latest technology and how it works in today’s economy. The option to attend individual classes or the entire series is available. Those who attend six or more workshops will receive an

Go-Getters Leads Group The first three Thursdays of the month, the Go-Getters Leads Group is held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce, 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler. Individuals are allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join the group. This group meets every Thursday, except on the fourth


Every Thursday, the Chandler Business Alliance hosts a networking with a cause breakfast meeting at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All member and guest businesses will be allowed to present themselves to other local businesses who care about Chandler. Information about local Chandler events and causes, such as the Melonhead Foundation Meikel Hansen Bowl-a-thon on Sunday, June 15, will be provided. The Chandler Business Alliance is a professional business coalition dedicated to the economic and social development of its members and the Chandler community as a whole. This mission will be accomplished through establishing a network of businesses owned and/or operated by members of Chandler neighborhoods. Members will demonstrate their commitment to the mission through the patronage, referral and recommendation of fellow members. In addition, members will provide financial and other support to local charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.

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Sun Lakes Networking Group Join the Sun Lakes Networking Group from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday at Pecan Grove Restaurant, 4960 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler. Individuals are allowed two free visits before deciding to join the group. This leads group focuses on building business relationships in the Sun Lakes area with the support of the chamber of commerce. It is accomplished through its mission to develop trustworthy relationships in the community while promoting ethical businesses and returning to the basics of doing business on a handshake.

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Home provides an easy to understand warranty system to help customers make smart decisions. Plant an investment and watch it grow. Landscaping is not just about good looks, it can increase a home’s value, make it sell more quickly, and even reduce energy bills. Invest in flowering trees and perennials that will give the gift of color year after year. Fountains, yard art, or attractive benches are also great new additions for outdoor spaces. Build in organization to maximize both the horizontal and vertical space in a room by adding a built-in shelving unit. Consider a built-in bookshelf on either side of a doorway or along a blank wall to create a wrap-around cozy reading nook. Give the stairs a step up within a home. Constant foot traffic on stairs can wreak havoc on carpets, leaving them dull and dingy. For entrance stairways that see a constant flow of feet, a new carpet runner can do wonders for the overall look and make for a more inviting welcome area. When choosing new carpet runner for stairs, darker colors as well as patterns will help mask dust and dirt. Generally shorter pile carpets show less wear and tear over time. Look for carpets with superior warranties. Consider adding stair rods on the landings of each step, which add a classic accent while keeping the runner secure. Cook up a new look and update the kitchen. Kitchen trends are looking a little softer in 2014. Warmer metals like brass and copper are being used in the place of stainless steel. And with that, warmer, natural flooring is the perfect compliment. A beautiful hardwood floor can make the kitchen feel cozier. For a natural stone look there is a new product available, engineered stone. Vero Stone, available at Carpet One Floor and Home, provides unbelievably realistic stone looks while providing added durability and a softer, warmer feel underfoot. Toliver’s Carpet One Floor and Home is located at 275 W. Warner Rd., Chandler. For more information call (480) 8992272.

Dignity Health Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers have credentialed 10 physicians in April. There are more than 900 credentialed physicians that practice at Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert. “We are pleased to welcome these highly trained professionals to our team,” says Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert medical centers. “It is our goal to meet the needs of the community in the best way possible, and adding to this great team we have in our hospitals will be of great benefit to everyone.” New physicians are as follows: Dr. John Fortune, trauma/general surgery, Chandler Regional Dr. Farid Ghebleh, critical care/pulmonary, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Dr. Douglas Griffin, podiatry, Mercy Gilbert Dr. Kari Jerge, trauma/general surgery, Chandler Regional Dr. Ajo Joy, neurology, Chandler Regional (currently at Mercy Gilbert) Dr. Carlos Justiniano, trauma/general surgery, Chandler Regional Dr. Hursh Naik, cardiology, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Dr. Darrell Reed, gastroenterology, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Dr. William Thomas, critical care, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Dr. Thomas Welsh, urgent care/internal medicine, Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert To learn more, visit or To find a physician, call ResourceLink, a free referral service, at (877)728-5414.




I found myself really out of shape weighing 270 pounds, having high blood pressure and on cholesterol lowering medication. I wasn’t sleeping well or exercising and on a really bad path—I needed to do something and about my health. My personal trainer, Kyle White, has helped me to achieve better health, by doing specific corrective exercises which help with my muscle imbalances and posture. Additionally, it required eating the right types of foods and ultimately relieving the stress that was present in my life. I have attained a life style change that will see me through the “Golden Years” and offers me more capabilities and better health. I have lost a total of 75 pounds and I am off cholesterol lowering medications. I was so convinced Kyle was the person

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Gilbert chamber hosts slew of events in next month good food, great company and friendly conversation.

The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce boasts a complete lineup of events for the next four weeks.

Power Hour From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, Power Hour will be held at Cooper Crossing Executive Suites, 1820 E. Ray Rd., Chandler. Come prepared to share issues and be ready to learn from others. Jill Schiefelbein of Impromptu Guru will help generate ideas and solutions to improve businesses. The meeting space will be available for an additional hour after Power Hour to continue conversations and or networking. The free event is for chamber members only.

The 411 Join others from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, at the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, 119 N. Gilbert Rd., Suite 101, Gilbert for The 411. The comprehensive membership orientation provides an opportunity for individuals to learn how to maximize the benefits of their chamber investment. Ask questions of chamber staff and develop an action plan for chamber engagement and success, while gaining an insider’s view of the programs and services. The event is free for current and prospective members of the chamber.

Annual Business Awards Luncheon From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, the annual Business Awards Luncheon will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Phoenix-Gilbert and SanTan Elegante Conference Center, 1800 S. SanTan Village Pkwy., Gilbert. General admission is $50; $35 for chamber members and $350 for table sponsors, which includes a table for eight, sponsor’s name on event collateral, sponsor’s name displayed on table and recognition at the event. Join the chamber in honoring outstanding businesses and individuals nominated in the following categories: Large, Mid-Size and Small Business of

Chamber Chat—Morning The Chamber Chat—Morning will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Blue Lemon, 4341 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 108, Gilbert. A buffet breakfast, beverage and tax is included in the $10 admission. RSVP for purpose of food preparation. The information gathering is a fun way to share conversations with other professionals and learn more about businesses in the community while meeting with other chamber members. No script, no agenda, just

the Year; Employer of Choice; Family Business of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. To learn more about the chamber or to join, call (480) 892-0056 or visit

Chamber reports more than $2.1 million in closed business The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce recently released the closed-business figure of more than $350,000 between members of the Chamber’s five referral teams during the organization’s third quarter, ending in March; and more than $2.1 million over the past nine months. The Gilbert Chamber’s referral teams are industry-exclusive groups of professionals representing approximately 150 businesses who work to build strategic partnerships with one another and understand the products and services provided by each member of the group. “We bring diverse industries together into the same room every week to not only do business with one another, but also encourage the referral of new business from external sources,” says Sara Clifton, the chamber’s programs and services director. “It’s about the strategic partnerships that are created. The relationships that are built are the driving force behind the success of these teams.”

The recorded results of closed business reflect only those figures reported by businesses participating in the chamber’s referral teams and do not include those businesses not participating in such groups who also receive chamber-to-member or member-to-member referrals. The referral teams are capped at 35 participating businesses. Limited availability exists in the following categories: accountant; electrician; pool maintenance; schools and education; pest control; auto repair; handyman and nonprofit. To learn more about the benefits of the chamber, contact Clifton at (480) 941-6321.

REFERRAL TEAMS: The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce recently released the closedbusiness figure of more than $350,000 between members of the chamber’s five referral teams during the organization’s third quarter, ending in March. Submitted photo

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