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Tucson Tattoo Parlor Works to Support Kids with Autism

It's awesome to see local businesses in southern Arizona doing their part to make the world a better place. One such example is Spark Project...

Four Southern Arizona City/Town Managers to Speak At Arizona Association...

Four southern Arizona city/town managers will speak at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) January luncheon.  Mary Jacobs, town manager for the town...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits...

Barry & Peggy Goldwater Foundation and Blok Industries Deliver Hazmat Suits to Aid COVID-19-Pummeled Navajo and Hopi Tribes Arizona Nonprofit Partners with Georgia Safety and...
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Southwest Behavioral & Health Services Receives Grant from The Substance Abuse...

SAMHSA Grant Will Support a Comprehensive Opioid Recovery Center with an Integrated Systems Approach for Mohave County Residents (PHOENIX – Sept. 30, 2020) – Southwest...

Celebrate the Season Supporting LGBTQ and Homeless Youth

The saying “home for the holidays” doesn’t exist for hundreds of LGBTQ youth in the Valley and beyond. They are on the streets or...

The Maricopa County Home Show Delivers Donations to Local Schools

The Maricopa County Home Shows have a long history of giving back to the community, and each year the July Home Show continues to...

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group

Chrissy Sayare of TBC Inducted into Coveted Vogue100 Group Exclusive arm of Vogue Magazine notoriously hard to get into Chrissy Sayare, co-founder and CEO of...

Community Heroes Rise Above Coronavirus

 By day, Linda Muller works in auditing for CVS Health. By night, the Hospice of the Valley volunteer is a mask-making wizard.At last count,...
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JRS Wealth Management and Hallmark Financial Enhance Partnership with Wilde Wealth...

Eighteen months ago, Tucson’s own JRS Wealth Management and Hallmark Financial announced their partnership with Wilde Wealth Management, an award-winning and  independent financial advisory...

“Saluting Stories of Service” Celebration

Beginning at 6:00 pm with a sunset cocktail reception on the stunning Sierra Loggia Patio, the Saluting Stories of Service Celebration Dinner will whisk...

Fulton Homes’ 7th Annual Fly The Flag Campaign Raises Funds for...

Valley linchpin Fulton Homes has announced the conclusion of this year's Fly The Flag philanthropy drive. The 7th annual drive, which wrapped in conjunction...

Area Agency on Aging Responds to 257% Increase in Calls (8126)...

During the last nine days, the Area Agency on Aging’s professional staff has responded to 8,126 calls, 86 percent related to food, that have...

UCP of Central Arizona’s Annual Gala Goes Digital

UCP Strong takes signature event online to support UCP family from the safety, comfort of home PHOENIX – United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s first...

Homeless Advocate Ash Uss Launches “From the Ground Up” To Help...

Homeless advocate Ash Uss, who experienced first-hand the challenges of not having housing and later became a tremendous resource about homelessness through her years...

United Food Bank Needs Your Help to Stamp Out Hunger this...

The 27thNational Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is set for Saturday, May 11. This annual drive offers an ideal opportunity...

Arizona Girl Up 5K in Tempe this Saturday, January 4 at...

By Violeta PanayotovaWe came, we saw, we ran! Although the high school cross country season is over, the Arizona community is ready to run...

Pinnacle Prevention Collaborates with Local Farmers to Expand Access to Food

Seed Funding Provides Local Farmers with Equipment and Essentials to Grow PHOENIX (April 23, 2020) – Many Arizonans have feelings of uncertainty towards access to food...
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Fulton Homes Captures Trifecta of EPA Accolades

TEMPE, Ariz. – Fulton Homes, Arizona's largest family-owned and -operated homebuilder, has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the recipient...

Queen Creek Middle School HOSA Students Give Back to Community

The holidays are here which means family, friends, and food. However, for some families, food can be hard to come by during the holidays....

Peter Scolari in Man of La Mancha

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is thrilled to welcome Emmy Award-winner and Broadway star Peter Scolari (TV’s “Bosom Buddies”, “Newhart”, “Girls”, "Honey I Shrunk the...

Esperança Finds Success in Nicaragua Visit

Due to an unstable sociopolitical climate, it had been almost two years since Esperança's last surgical visit to Nicaragua. After diligently monitoring Nicaragua’s political...

Meet Debbie Nez-Manuel: Leader and Legislative Candidate

I recently met Debbie Nez-Manuel, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation with roots in Klagetoh. Her early years in the small community among...
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Tempe Prep Senior Receives U.S. Congressional Award Gold Medal

By Amanda MaurerPicture this: You earn a shiny gold medal that represents the highest award offered by the United States Congress for young Americans....

Vote for your Favorite Kid-Inspired Healthy Dish Today

 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona asked local kids to create their best recipes for a healthy and tasty side dish and boy did...

Meet Bob Wallace, MBA of WIH Resource Group in Scottsdale –...

Today we’d like to introduce you to Bob Wallace, MBA. Bob Wallace is the Founder and President of a successful consulting business, WIH Resource Group...

Donation Drive-By: Human Services Campus Schedules Item-Collection Event on Saturday

The Human Services Campus has planned a Donation Drive-By from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 to collect much-needed items for...

Rio Salado Welcomes New Vice President of Administrative Services Michelle Gates

Rio Salado College is pleased to announce that Michelle Gates is the new vice president of administrative services.Gates brings to Rio Salado a deep...

Aunt Rita’s Foundation Has 3 Big Upcoming Events

           Aunt Rita’s Foundation, whose mission is to end HIV in all Arizona communities among every demographic at a time...

Certification Signfies Mesa Home as Autism Center

A home in Mesa has received special certification as a "Certified Autism Center," meaning employees are highly trained to welcome and embrace children and...

Be a Voice for Your Community

People are the heart of everything Tempe – here’s how you can help Each year, the Tempe City Council and Tempe Community Council (TCC) allocate...

Esperança Raises More Than $68,000 From First Virtual Hope Breakfast

(PHOENIX – May 18, 2020) – When it became apparent that large group gatherings were not advisable for the foreseeable future, the staff and...
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Rack Law Group, PLLC Donates $30,000 to ACCEL; Funds Will Be...

(PHOENIX – Oct. 23, 2020) – The Rack Law Group, a Scottsdale-based personal injury firm, has chosen ACCEL, a nonprofit that serves children and...

Free Weight Loss Workshop Helps Arizonans Keep New Year’s Resolutions

 Matt Hoodie, owner and fitness trainer at TRANSFORM Scottsdale, not only talks-the-talk but walks-the-walk when it comes to weight loss. Hoodie lost close to...

International Cruise and Excursions, Inc. Raises $11,000 in Annual Backpack Drive

International Cruise & Excursions, Inc. (ICE) held its annual Fill-A-Backpack Drive during the month of July to raise funds and donate school supplies to...

Esperança Collaborates with American Heart Association to Implement Heart Health Program

Esperança, a Phoenix-based nonprofit whose mission is to improve health and restore hope both locally and globally, has collaborated with the American Heart Association’s...

Arizona Native Chanel Bragg Named Associate Artistic Director at Arizona Theatre...

            Arizona native Chanel Bragg, an artist and passionate advocate for equity, diversity and inclusion, has been named Associate...
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Daniel Erwin Named Camp Director for Camp Colley

(PHOENIX – Feb. 10, 2021) Daniel Erwin has been named camp director for Camp Colley, a wilderness experience and environmental education program for underprivileged...

AZ Common Ground Offers People a Second Chance at Life

There is a local non-profit organization that is working hard to give people hope after some of life's big challenges. AZ Common Ground is on...

Learn Benefits of Clinical Trials at Free Local Event

 Valley residents can learn how to get involved with clinical medical trials on Dec. 5, 2019, at the inaugural Phoenix AWARE for All event....

Mdrive Donates Immune Support Product to Firefighters

Mdrive is excited to announce it recently donated 500 bottles of its Mdrive Elite supplement to the United Phoenix Firefighter Association (UPFC). UPFC was...

Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                       CONTACT:                                                                                                                        Beth McRae                                                                                                                        The McRae [email protected] Local Foundation Continues to Fund Nonprofits During COVID-19 David R. Sellers Foundation Launches Website, Announces...

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Announces New General Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona recently appointed Joe Greenberg as the new General Manager of its Commercial Business Segment.In his role, Greenberg will...

Great Hearts AD Receives Prestigious Honor

Great Hearts Academies is excited to announce that Duane Ediger, athletic director (AD) at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy (SPA), was voted AD of the Year...

Tempe student builds planters for adaptive recreation students

A Tempe student is raising the bar for innovation while also giving back to youth and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). ...

Esperança Donates Care Packages to 500 Seniors and Families

(PHOENIX – May 26, 2020) After receiving a $25,000 emergency COVID-19 grant from Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Phoenix-based nonprofit, Esperança provided care packages that included...
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Phoenix Holocaust Association Once Again Provides Gift Cards for Caregivers; Success...

In June, the Phoenix Holocaust Association (PHA) raised funds in order to provide gift cards to show its thanks and support to our community’s...

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS CELEBRATES NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

Looking to make a difference in your community in 2019? Why not make mentoring part of your New Year’s Resolutions this January. Mentoring not...

Locally Based Financial Institution Provides Scholarships for First-generation College Students

TruWest® Credit Union and Mesa Community College (MCC) are excited to announce their partnership to support success in higher education and financial literacy of...

Boys and Girls Clubs Celebrate New and Improved Teen Spaces at...

The Boys & Girls Clubs’ Warner & Shirley Gabel Branch recently celebrated the completion of a newly built teen bathroom and upgraded teen room...

Thunderbirds Charities Awards $300,000 Grant to Human Services Campus

           Thunderbirds Charities has awarded the Human Services Campus (HSC, Inc.) a $300,000 grant for critical client services to help...
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Tempe Prep Senior Named Academic All American for Speech and Debate

By Theresa O’Connor Imagine stepping up onto the Congressional Debate platform. You are about to give your speech and your heart is pounding to the...

Locally-owned MedSpa Celebrates 15 Years

Derma Health Skin & Laser, locally-owned and operated since 2004, celebrates 15 year of service in the Valley. More than 50,000 patients have received...

Tempe Prep’s Summer of Leadership Service (SOLS) Inspires Community Involvement

By Grace Newman Here’s how to stand out and shine in your community: be a part of Tempe Prep’s hot new student-run community service program,...

Are You COVID MAD? Don’t get mad – Make A Difference!

Auto repair shops are classified as an “Essential Business” so they will remain OPEN during this COVID-19 crisis. Policies and procedures are in place to...
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Tempe Prep Breaks Ground on New Fine Arts and Sciences Building

This week marked a significant milestone in the history of Tempe Preparatory Academy as it held a groundbreaking ceremony initiating construction of a 20,000...

“Getting Hired for the Greater Good” Hiring Event is Nov. 20

            A wide range of jobs – from administrative roles to positions for specialized services, both full and part-time...

Cory McCloskey in The Pajama Game

The Pajama Game, based on the 1953 novel "7½ Cents by" Richard Bissell, is one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, winning the Tony Award for Best...

Janet Napolitano to Receive Experience Matters’ Change Maker Award, Keynote Luncheon...

Former Arizona Governor, Secretary of Homeland Security and University of California President Janet Napolitano will receive the Change Maker Award at the 4thannual Experience...

FEARLESS KITTY RESCUE NAMES BRENDA REMPE OPERATIONS MANAGER

 Fountain Hills, Arizona, June 1, 2020 – Brenda Rempe, former Foster Coordinator for Fearless Kitty Rescue, has assumed the role of Operations Manager. Kim Kamins,...
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Veteran Receives Bath Remodel

 According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 5.5 million U.S. veterans are living with a disability; many facing everyday challenges such as taking...

Care2Act Helps Arizona Businesses Develop Valuable Community Connections

 You don’t have to work for a non-profit organization to make a notable impact in the community. That’s the sentiment behind the new initiative,...

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR STEM TEACHER GRANTS FROM APS AND THE...

Studies show the best way to get students interested in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) is not through books and lectures,...

Rio Salado College Hosts Dash with Splash 5K Run/Walk April 4,...

Rio Salado College’s National Division is hosting its second annual Dash with Splash 5K Run/Walk at Arizona Falls Park in Phoenix on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  Proceeds from...

3 Step Guide to Flourish in the Post COVID-19 World

In the midst of increasing uncertainty, global business leaders are making decisions to help their stakeholders cope with the immediate impact of the pandemic...
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Tempe Prep Students Continue Volunteer Service

Tempe Prep Students Embrace Community Service  By Maya Kostov Whether sending letters to veterans, sorting medical supplies at Project C.U.R.E., cleaning or gardening on the...

EXCEPTIONAL QUEEN CREEK TEEN NAMED ‘YOUTH OF THE YEAR’ BY BOYS...

Selected among nine outstanding youth, Camille Hartman from Queen Creek has been named the Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of...

Homeless dogs in Tempe get TLC Friday by city’s HOPE outreach...

Homeless dogs in Tempe will get some TLC on Friday with free pet food, supplies and limited veterinary services as the city helps animals...

Local Entrepreneur Launches New Self-Care Brand During a Time When We...

Photos by Chanelle Sinclair of iamchanelle photographyPhoenix resident Gretchen Weidman is (literally) brewing up some self-care concoctions at a time when most of us...
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Chris Smith Investments Transitions to Wilde Wealth Management Group; Michael W....

(Payson, Ariz. – September 8, 2020) – Chris Smith Investments, located at 112 West Main Street in Payson, has formally merged with Wilde Wealth...

Victor Avila Named Development Director at Aunt Rita’s Foundation

            Victor Avila, who had been with Phoenix Pride since 2016, most recently as Development Manager, has been named...

Credit Union Donates More Than 160,000 Water Bottles

During its annual Water Drive, TruWest® Credit Union collected more than 160,000 bottles of water in the month of May, a record-breaking amount for...

Area Agency on Aging Wins 4 National Mature Media Awards

The Area Agency on Aging was a winner in the 28th annual National Mature Media Awards program, earning four awards.  The program, presented by the Mature...

Arizona Association for Economic Development Announces New Officers

(PHOENIX – June 4, 2020) The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has announced its new officers for 2020-2021.  Mignonne Hollis, AZED Pro, executive...
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Local Entrepreneur Recognized as Arizona Diversity Leader of the Year

Eric M. Bailey, a local communication expert, is the 2020 recipient of the Diversity Leader of the Year award given by the Diversity Leadership...

Phoenix IDA Makes Investment in the Future Supporting Early Language, Literacy...

  Southwest Human Development, Arizona’s largest nonprofit dedicated to early childhood development, was recently awarded a $45,000 grant by the Phoenix IDA to support several...

The Velvet Handcuffs Book – Hot off the Press!

The Velvet Handcuffs Breaking Free of Corporate America.  Authored by Bob Wallace, MBA  Overview This newly published book delivers meaningful and useful tools to break out of...

Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Goes Dark for Earth Hour-Property Kicks off Earth...

What:                         In an effort to bring awareness to climate change, Harrah’s Ak-                                      Chin Casino will join thousands of other businesses,                                                            organizations...

Amalyn Consulting and Canyon Lands Insurance Honor Nurses at Heritage Village...

Over the past few months, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services banned nonessential visitors, including family and friends, from visiting assisted-living and nursing-care communities. The...
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Tempe Prep Singers Make Competitive All Region Choir

By Annie Goodykoontz Covid-19 didn’t prevent the All-Regional Choir Festival from happening this year, but it certainly made it different.It was held completely online. It...

2019 Golf Tournament for VALLEYLIFE

VALLEYLIFE’s 28th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Friday, March 1st at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix. Participants enjoyed taking in the beautiful...