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UCR Health relieves chronic, acute pain BY ALISON STANTON

Since UCR Health in Chandler opened its doors last November, the medical staff at the pain management clinic has strived to help people who are suffering from all sorts of pain. “We can help anyone who is in pain,” says Dr. Jarrad Teller, managing partner. “For example, if someone has been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease or a degenerative disc condition, we can help them. We also treat new injuries, like the weekend warrior who wakes up on Monday morning and cannot move, and immediate medical walk-ins, like sutures, stitches and broken bones.” As part of UCR Health’s on-site interventional pain management, the clinic is equipped with a procedure room that includes a state-of-the-art X-ray and video machine that allows them to take photos of the spine or other injured area in real time and then treat the patient with injections. If one type of injection does not relieve the patient’s pain, Teller says they have many other injection options they can try. “Taking photos as we work helps us to hit the exact spot that we want to treat,” he says. UCR Health also offers oral medications, acupuncture and some of the newer natural technologies like the ARPwave neurotherapy and whole body cryotherapy. One factor that helps UCR Health

to stand apart, Teller says, is that the medical staff takes a holistic approach to its work, looking at each patient as a whole person and not just a sore back or aching knee. “We also believe in an extensive yoga and stretching program to help patients with their rehabilitation.” No matter what type of pain a person has, or how long he or she has suffered, Teller says the staff at UCR Health will be able to help them find relief. “It doesn’t matter when the pain first came on, if someone has been newly injured in a car accident, or if they had a working injury or sports injury they can come in,” he says. They are also equipped to treat people with migraines or diabetic neuropathy. “Or if someone is in chronic pain, and it’s something they’ve been dealing with for a long period of time, we will be able to help them.” Dr. James Yarusso, medical director, says in general, the most common injuries they treat involve either acute or chronic low back pain. “And then of course we see a plethora of acute injuries like fractures, knee injuries, shoulder pain, and pelvic pain. We try to identify the musculoskeletal origin first and go from there.” If the injury is musculoskeletal, Yarusso says, most patients will experience “almost instantaneous relief” from their pain during the first treatment. “It’s truly one of the most gratifying

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things in medicine, when I can actually help people who are in pain to feel better.” UCR Health is located at 2745 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 2, Chandler. For more information, call (480) 855-7585 or visit Alison Stanton is a freelance writer who lives in the East Valley. She can be reached at

Sundown Cookout at Rawhide Western Town Rawhide Western Town and Steakhouse will host Sundown Cookout Saturday, May 10. Come and share an unforgettable moment of the old Wild West with a cowboy style meal. Enjoy a mouthwatering chuck wagon supper with all the fixin’s, including mesquitegrilled steak, ribs or chicken, cowboy beans, potatoes and old timer’s bread. There is enough adventure for the whole family to enjoy with live country music and entertainment, tales of the Old West, line dancing, cowboy games, marshmallow roast and more. Cost is $79.99 plus tax and gratuity for an adult 12 years and older and $34.99 plus tax and gratuity for children 4 to 11 years old. Call (480) 502-5600 ext. 1204 to make reservations or email reso@

REWARDING TO HELP: Dr. Todd Teller, a physician at UCR Health, analyzes a patient’s results on a computer. Submitted photo

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Doing Business Dance FX Studios Owner: Nicole and Adam Dekavallas How long in business: 13 years Specialty: Social ballroom dance lessons for adults in popular dance styles from twostep to salsa, swing, tango and more. Unique features: Private dance instruction, group dance classes, dance parties with live music, nights out around town. Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Address: 1859 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa Phone: (480) 968-6177 Website:

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Gilbert chamber to waive enrollment fee through May 15 The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is waiving the $30 enrollment fee for businesses that join the chamber before May 15 and will include a business listing in the 2014-2015 Gilbert Business Guide. The Gilbert Business Guide is a publication that lists chamber members alphabetically and by the type of services provided. The guide can be found on the chamber’s website as well as in a print publication to be released in July. There are advertising opportunities that allow for enhanced business listings. Chamber memberships start at $305 annually and include various advertising opportunities, new business referrals to help a business grow, special members-only pricing to chamber events and expos and more. Higher levels of membership include additional benefits, such as referral team participations, ribbon cutting ceremony and a professional 20-second member commercial. For more information on joining the chamber, contact Annette Sellers by email at or by phone at (480) 926-6020 and reference promo code “directory.”

Staffer to serve on regional advisory council The Western Association of Chamber Executives named the Gilbert chamber’s economic development director as a member of its first Emerging Leaders Advisory Council.

Adrianne Lynch has worked on behalf of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce since 2003 and serves as the staff liaison to the chamber’s Partners in Progress business retention COUNCIL: The Western program, the Small Association of Business Council Chamber Executives and the Gilbert Leadership program. named Gilbert Chamber’s Economic “I am honored to Development be part of this group Director Adrianne of industry leaders Lynch as a member and to have the of its first Emerging opportunity to share Leaders Advisory ideas and learn from Council. Submitted photo others,” Lynch says. “Our chamber has never shied away from innovative programs. It’s great to be recognized by an industry powerhouse for our forward thinking.” The council was formed to identify and recognize future leaders, all under age 40, in the Western Association of Chamber Executives and the Chamber of commerce industry. Members of the council will provide program feedback and ideas for the good of the Western Association of Chamber Executives and will serve as advisors to the association’s board and president. Seventeen chamber professionals were selected from the western United States.

Representatives from Arizona include Lynch, Jeni Coke from the Lake Havasu chamber and Robert Medler from the Tucson chamber. The Western Association of Chamber Executives is an association of Chamber of Commerce executives and staff professionals with members in 18 western states and Canada designed to promote and enhance the professional development of Chamber of Commerce executives. With approximately 850 members, the Western Association of Chamber Executives is the largest state or regional association of Chamber of Commerce executives in the United States. The Gilbert Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, membership-based organization with more than 590 members ranging from home-based businesses to large corporations and represent more than 42,300 employees. The chamber proactively serves as a business advocate to strengthen the business climate in Gilbert.

5th weekly referral team formed The Gilbert Chamber has announced the formation of a fifth weekly referral team, an industry exclusive group of professionals who work to build strategic partnerships with one another and understand the products and services provided by each member of the group. Referral teams are one of the many services that the chamber provides to business members and are an extremely

popular option for businesses looking to generate leads. These meetings promote cross business engagement and involvement by leveraging each member’s network. Members of the Gilbert Chamber have purposefully transformed the culture of the chamber from that of networking and leads-based efforts to a referral culture based on conducting business with other professionals whom they know and trust. “The businesses participating in these referral teams are invested in each other’s success and have embraced the concept of building businesses not just by doing business with one another, but also by identifying needs of others and equipping themselves with the knowledge to refer other businesses to meet that need,” Gilbert Chamber Business Development Director Annette Sellers says. The newest referral team is seeking representation from the following business categories: accountant, electrician, pool maintenance and schools/education. In addition, there is space available in other referral teams for pest control, auto repair, handyman and a nonprofit. For those interested, call Sara Clifton at (480) 6416321.

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GARDEN: Members of the Gilbert Leadership Class XXII completed a garden restoration project and mural on behalf of Page Commons, an affordable housing complex for senior citizens in Gilbert, on April 5. Submitted photo

mural on behalf of Page Commons, an affordable housing complex for senior citizens in Gilbert. “Our class wanted to choose a project that would give back to the community in a meaningful way,” says Cathy Edwards, a member of Gilbert Leadership Class XXII. “The gardens will encourage socialization in the community, help residents get sunshine, fresh air and exercise, and provide food to utilize in a nutrition program. Page Commons and the Gilbert Senior Center are discussing opportunities for cooking classes that will utilize the vegetables and herbs grown in the garden.” The class raised more than $6,300 and received several in-kind donations from local businesses to fund the restoration project. “It was a complete transformation that included 10 tons of rock, six yards of compost, plants, irrigation and so

much more,” says class member Andrew John. “I was amazed at how everyone came together and helped in every way possible.” A Garden Party hosted by Gilbert Leadership Class XXII was held Monday, April 21. “We could not have done this without the support and generosity of others,” Edwards says. “The results are tremendous. I am very proud to be a member of Class XXII.” As a part of the Gilbert Leadership program, each class is required to complete a project that will benefit the Town of Gilbert. Gilbert Leadership is a program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Adrianne Lynch at (480) 892-0056 or visit

Chamber Chat—After Hours The next Chamber Chat—After Hours, presented by San Tan Ford, is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 at Superstition Springs Golf Club, 6542 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa. Admission is $25 and includes dinner. This special Chamber Chat is the aftertournament celebration of the fifth annual Scholars Golf Tournament. Hosted in the banquet facility of Superstition Springs Golf Club, this event will include a lively dinner and tournament awards ceremony.

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The 411 The 411 will take place 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. The 411 is a comprehensive membership orientation at which individuals will learn how to maximize the benefits of their chamber investment. Gain an insider’s view of the programs and services, ask questions of chamber staff and develop an action plan for chamber engagement and success. The event is free for current and prospective members of the chamber.

Chamber Chat—Morning From 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. the Chamber Chat—Morning will take place on Wednesday, June 11, at Blue Lemon, 4341 E. Baseline Rd, Suite 108, Gilbert. Admission is $10 and includes a buffet breakfast, beverage and tax. RSVP for purpose of food preparation. Meet up with other chamber members for breakfast. This information gathering is a fun way to share conversation with other professionals and learn more about businesses in the community. No agenda,


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Power Hour will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Cooper Crossing Executive Suites, 1820 E. Ray Rd., Chandler. Jill Schiefelbein of Impromptu Guru will help generate ideas and solutions to improve businesses. Come prepared to share issues and be ready to learn from others. 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.

Annual Business Awards Luncheon The annual Business Awards Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, 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 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 www.


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Chandler couple’s comics educate the public BY BETH LUCAS

Miguel Lopez and his wife, Helen Anaya, have spent their careers being creative: Lopez as a marketing executive and Anaya as small business entrepreneur. Then it hit them how they could have the biggest impact on the community: Combine their talents with a business aimed at educating the public. Together, they are owners of Storynamics, a Chandler-based company that produces educational and informative comic books for children and adults. The pair takes important public or business information and allows the messages to play out in interesting visual storytelling that they say has a greater impact on vital public safety campaigns. “The messages are structured in such a way they appeal to a very visual aspect of who we are as humans,” Lopez explains. “We are attracted by images and colors. We’ve grown accustomed to stories through many thousands of years. We’re able to present situations, circumstances and issues in a very visual way.” The comics add a visual and emotional value that words alone often can’t offer, Lopez explains. They catch eyes, and often stay in homes, as storybooks for children. The books provide important health and safety information, including how to prevent mosquito breeding and West Nile Virus, water safety, bully prevention, healthy lifestyles and responsible pet care. Qwest Communications is their first nongovernmental client, and uses

their stories to educate customers about packaged services. “If it’s one life we save, from teaching kids about playing safe around water, to one less kid who has diabetes because they’ve learned about health and exercise,” Anaya says, “If it’s one less dog that’s out on the streets, the impact is there. It’s huge.” Storynamics has contracts with several local agencies, including Maricopa Animal Care and Control, which uses English and Spanish comics to educate children about responsible pet care, the importance of spay and neuter, and dog bite prevention. Interactive digital versions of the comics, with games, video and coloring pages, are online at “This type of informational tool has been very successful in sending out the message, especially in certain parts of our community—the Hispanic community, for example—in which a comic book may be read by several members of the household,” explains Rodrigo Silva, Maricopa County assistant manager who oversees animal care and control. “The most important things we share in the books and our Website are spay and neuter, responsible pet ownership, and problems with bats and rabies or bites,” he adds. “I want to attract the kids, because if you attract the kids that brochure is more likely to make it home. The kids want to read it and have it read to them. It’s a funny story and funny characters.” Demand for the books is expanding


nationwide, since the first editions were published in 2006. The fourth edition of spay and neuter comic books was just produced for the city of San Antonio, Texas, which plans to distribute 70,000 books to school-age children. The visual nature of the stories helps reach important target audiences that traditional media doesn’t, Lopez says. That includes English-language natives who struggle with literacy but still need to receive this important public information, he says. Lopez runs the business side, as Anaya oversees the creative process, hiring freelance artists. The company is located in the Desarrollo incubator at InfusionSoft along Chandler’s Price Corridor. The process involves quite a bit of research with top experts, before a story is written and then portrayed, Anaya says. “We try to convey a story in a way people can actually identify themselves in that circumstance,” Anaya says. “For example, we have a story on how to take care of your pets. We have a little boy who just adopted a dog and is trying to figure out how to take care of it. That’s a situation very common.” Lopez says the idea comes from Mexico, where comics are regularly used to educate the public. “This started as a result of some communications we were trying to do for the Hispanic market,” he says. “In our research we uncovered that in Mexico, a lot of communications and a lot of education was being done through

comic books, especially for financial services, or banks teaching about savings and retirement.” The idea translated seamlessly to serve the Latino population in the United States, as well as a variety of cultures or Englishspeakers with limited literacy, who can understand the comic. Storynamics’ clients distribute the comics themselves, often in public buildings or to their customers. For more information or to view comics, visit Beth Lucas is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at news@

COMIC REACH: Miguel Lopez and his wife Helen Anaya operate Storynamics, a company that develops engaging comics to educate the public on important safety issues. Submitted photo


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Hilton Phoenix Chandler receives top two awards

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For the second year in a row and for the third time in four years of operation, the Hilton Phoenix Chandler has been recognized by the Hilton brand for delivering exemplary service as a U.S. property with less than 500 rooms. Hilton just announced that the Hilton Phoenix Chandler was honored with the 2013 Connie Award and the 2013 Annual Blue Energy Award. According to J. Green, general manager of Hilton Phoenix Chandler, the coveted Connie Award, named in honor of brand founder Conrad Hilton, is awarded to the top-performing hotel that excels in four key areas: quality assurance, audits measuring cleanliness and property condition, customer scores rating staff service and guest loyalty. The Connie Award winning property receives a monetary prize to host a celebratory event for the hotel team members and a trophy. The property also won the 2013 annual Blue Energy Award, which is the brand’s recognition of a property for delivering unparalleled hospitality to guests, team members and communities. “We couldn’t be more pleased that each and every member of our team here at the hotel has been recognized for their commitment to embodying the Hilton brand promise,” Green says. “There are 286 hotels in the Americas

The City of Chandler in conjunction with the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and the Maricopa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) network is hosting its annual free workshop for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a small or minorityowned business. Wells Fargo Bank is sponsoring the event. The Chandler Small Business Development and Financing and Capital Workshop is a full-day program to explain resources that are available here in Chandler, and offer expert advice for businesses. The afternoon portion will be primarily dedicated to assisting small businesses obtain funding. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 15, in the Chandler City Council Chambers, located at 88 E. Chicago St. The workshop begins with a welcome from Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and covers a wide variety of topics for business owners, including: Why do Business in the City of Chandler? City of Chandler: Christine Mackay and James Smith Overview of City/Chamber Resources Chandler Chamber of Commerce: Terri Kimble City of Chandler: Ed Liebler, James Smith, Martin Perez and Bonnie Boddy

Region with 500 rooms or less and to be selected as the leader in these categories is truly gratifying.” Lisa Larson, chief operating officer of Texas Western Hospitality, which operates Hilton Phoenix Chandler, says these awards truly exemplify the commitment of the management team and staff who ensure that every guest walking through their doors is completely satisfied with their stay and that is no small undertaking. Located in the heart of the Phoenix high-tech district, close to Intel, Microchip and Freescale, Hilton Phoenix Chandler also provides easy access to the popular Chandler Fashion Center and Historic Downtown Chandler. The hotel offers 197 guest rooms and suites in addition to many facilities and amenities, including an outdoor pool, Bahia poolside bar and grill, Taste: An American Bistro, the R Bar for cocktails and live music, a 24-hour fitness center and business center. Guest rooms feature signature bedding, a 32-inch flat screen TV with premium cable channels, high-speed internet access and a work station with ergonomic desk chair. Additionally, the property features flexible meeting and event space for up to 350 guests. For more information, call (480) 899-7400 or visit www.phoenixchandler.

Additional Resources in Chandler Tech Shop: Jon Barbara GangPlank: Trish Gilliam Marketing/Social Media Three Dog Marketing: Nancy Sanders Resources from The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) SBA: Jim Pipper How to Get Ready to Borrow Money SBDC: Cope Norcross Panel Discussion: What Do We Look for in a Business Loan Applicant? Wells Fargo, Chase and BBVA Compass, First Capital representatives Moderated by: Chandler Chamber of Commerce Angel Venture Capital Investors: What are They Really Looking for? SBDC: Tom Swan and Sanjay Dhole Crowd Funding: Can you really raise money? Ka Bell LLC and SBDC: Alicia Marseille The workshop is free, and includes a continental breakfast and networking time, but because space is limited, participants must register by Monday, May 12. For more information or to register call (480) 782-3030 or visit www.

Chandler chamber books events through May Each month the Chandler Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of opportunities for businesses in Chandler. Small Business Counseling 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and the first three Fridays in the month of May Free and open to all in the community. Experienced business counselors provide advice, knowledge and insight to help start or grow a business. Small Business Counseling is available Mondays and Tuesdays at the chamber office by appointment only through the Maricopa Community Colleges’ Arizona Small Business Development Center network. Contact the Chandler Chamber of Commerce to schedule an appointment. Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler Go-Getters Leads Group 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Thursdays, May 8, 15 and 29 (First three Thursdays of the month) Allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join that group. This leads group meets every Thursday with the exception of the fourth Thursday of the month at which time it will be attending the Member Welcome Breakfast. Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler The Friday Café Leads Group 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Fridays, May 9, 16, 23 and 30 (Every Friday) Allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join that group. The Chandler Chamber Leads Groups have been created to help business members

network and grow businesses. Members of the chamber’s Leads Groups have the opportunity to develop sources and contacts that can help generate sales business. Chompie’s Delicatessen Restaurant 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler Success Dynamics Leads Group 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Mondays, May 5, 12 and 19 (Every Monday) Allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join that group. The Chandler Chamber Leads Groups have been created to help business members network and grow businesses. Members of the chamber’s Leads Groups have the opportunity to develop sources and contacts that can help generate sales business. Brunchies 17 E. Boston St., Chandler Chandler Business Connection Leads Group 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, and 27 (Every Tuesday) Allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join that group. Chandler Business Connection Leads Group is connecting businesses one meeting at a time. BLD 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler Ambassadors Committee 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 No cost. The Ambassadors serve as hosts for the chamber events. This select group of individuals is the liaison between the chamber and the business community.

Chamber members with over three months membership interested in joining call the Chandler chamber at (480) 963-4571 Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler

the Sun Lakes community while promoting ethical business and returning to the basics of doing business on a handshake. Pecan Grove Restaurant 4960 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler

Small Business Development Center Academy Classes 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6, 13 and 20 (Every Tuesday) No cost. Solve real marketing and business challenges in an interactive group setting, and learn about today’s latest technology and how they really work in today’s economy. Attend individual classes or attend the entire series. Attend six or more workshops and receive a certificate as Academy Graduate. Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler

Public Policy Meeting 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Friday, May 9 Free but pre-registration requested. Public Policy Committee Meeting is open to all members. The Chandler Chamber of Commerce is members’ representative on local, regional and state issues. Speaker: Anubhav Bagley, Maricopa Association of Governments. Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler

Business Golf 7 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Admission fee $30. Business golf for networking, building business relationships and meeting new friends. Each outing is held at a chamber member golf course on a rotating basis. Lone Tree Golf Club 6262 S. Mountain Blvd., Chandler The Sun Lakes Networking Group 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21 and 28 (Every Wednesday) Allowed two free visits before deciding whether or not to join that group. This Leads Group will focus on building business relationships in the Sun Lakes area with the support of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The mission of this group is to develop trustworthy relationships in

Technology Lunch Seminar Series May 2014 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 8 No Cost. RSVP your attendance. Come hear Kameron Williams from LilliMedia discuss mobile marketing and responsive websites. Bring lunch and learn more about websites, social media, blogging, IT services, phone marketing and more. Chandler Chamber of Commerce 25 S. Arizona Pl., Suite 201, Chandler Wake-Up Chandler 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Wednesday, May 14 No cost. Wake-Up Chandler is a great way to start off the morning by networking with other businesses. Bring business cards and brochures, and be prepared to give a 30 second business commercial. Enjoy the food and take advantage of the opportunity to promote. Door prizes are welcome. Elite Blinds Shutters 119 S. Weber Dr., Chandler


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CORPORATE CHRONICLES Sellers joins Western State Bank Jared Sellers recently joined Western State Bank as a vice president, business banking officer. His duties include BANK: Jared Sellers commercial business joined Western development and State Bank as a providing financing vice president and solutions to business business banking customers. officer. Submitted Sellers has more photo than 13 years of financial experience in commercial and retail sales and services. Prior to joining Western, he worked at JPMorgan Chase since 2006, most recently working out of their commercial banking office located in the southeast valley. Zhang joins Western State Bank Ivy Zhang recently joined Western State Bank as a personal banking officer. Her duties include providing financial solutions and service to retail customers. Prior to joining Western State Bank, she served as a personal banker with Chase. Zhang was born in China, moved to Chandler as a teenager and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business management and business communications from Arizona State

University. Western Bank is a 112-year-old employee-owned, community bank with assets totaling more than $695 million. The bank offers superior full-banking services, PERSONAL BANKER: Ivy investments, real Zhang is now a estate financing personal banker at to personal and business customers, Western State Bank. as well as nationwide Submitted photo equipment financing services. Holiday named as health and human services director The Ak-Chin Indian Community named Brian Holiday as its health and human services director. In his role, he will assess the needs of the community from a social services and behavioral health perspective on a continuous basis. He will recommend appropriate service programs, develop and recommend long and short term goals for social services programs and behavioral health services and direct the work of the social services and behavioral staff to ensure delivery of program services. Holiday brings more than seven years of experience to his new role and also works with the U.S. Department of Justice as a peer grant reviewer. He previously held

positions in health and social services at the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and the Salt River Indian Pima Maricopa Indian Community. Holiday, a Chandler resident, earned his master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northern Arizona University. He serves on the Ak-Chin Indian Community Tribal Law and Order Committee and as a volunteer youth basketball coach. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. AkChin has an enrollment of more than 975 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit www. Chandler woman is Tastefully Simple representative Tami Mickas of Chandler has become an independent consultant with Tastefully Simple Inc., a national direct sales company featuring more than 60 delicious, easy-to-prepare foods. These independent business owners offer delicious food samples at home taste testing parties, along with easy ideas for everyday meals, recipes, serving

suggestions and fun. All of Tastefully Simple’s products are open and enjoy or can be prepared by adding only one or two ingredients. Mickas can be reached at tamickas@ For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit www. Isola’s I-Speed is recognized for high CAF reliability Isola Group, a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards, announced that I-Speed has been endorsed by two leading companies as the laminate of choice for PCBs using sequential lamination technology, requiring high conductive anodic filament reliability and improved, cost effective signal integrity. Today’s PCBs requiring sequential lamination are increasingly complex to fabricate. This manufacturing process is necessary when the design of the interconnect system has connections that are not required on all layers or that if made available on all layers, would affect the system’s performance or create an unsolvable congestion in the design. Boards requiring sequential lamination must be able to withstand multiple reflow cycles at high assembly temperatures. For more information about I-Speed, visit


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Weekly Chandler DC’s golf outing a success Business Alliance breakfast meeting The Chandler Business Alliance holds a weekly breakfast meeting at BLD, 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Thursdays. Those interested in networking with a cause, are invited to join others for breakfast. 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 are also provided during the weekly breakfast. The next event includes Fans Across America’s second annual “On a Roll for Education” on Sunday, May 18. 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. The mission is 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. Visit for more information.

The third annual DC Steakhouse Golf Outing to benefit cystic fibrosis was a great success, according to organizers. The event raised more than $14,000 for research, breaking last year’s record. In its three years, the golf outing has raised more than $35,000. There is proof that the money and efforts are working. This past year, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has announced the average life expectancy for someone with cystic fibrosis has increased three years to 41 years of age.

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