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Introduce Your Project to the World thru American Gnuity's New Reality TV Show!

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 11, 2014)

American Gnuity: An Innovative Reality TV Show for Entrepreneurs!

American Gnuity introduces innovative business ideas to our television viewing and online audience, allowing them the opportunity to contribute and invest in the projects of their choice.

Each season’s television series consists of three different phases:

Has Video Overtaken Written Content as King?

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by Amanda Collins (Apr 9, 2014)

“The king is dead. Long live the king.” That could be the mantra for video-production companies that believe the old king, content, has seen his time and needs to make way for the new king, video. But don’t get ready for the coronation just yet. While some people do prefer videos — and with Google’s ownership of YouTube, their SEO strength is warranted — written content has many benefits that will appeal to a wide audience for years to come.

Complimentary tickets to attend Be the Change in Las Vegas on April 24-27

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 1, 2014)

Attention entrepreneurs: Marcia Bench has been gifted complimentary tickets to an AMAZING event – Be the Change in Las Vegas April 24-27- with Suzanne Evans, business coach extraordinaire who has gone from "Secretary to Seven Figures" in record time!

Annual ShamROCK and Bowl Fundraiser

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Mar 21, 2014)

Come and Join us for two hours of FUNdraising Good Times!

Tickets are only $25 per person or $125.00 per team, and will include 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, a drink and a snack!
Registration starts at 3:15pm, Bowling is from 4:00pm-6:00pm!

Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or five for $20.00 dollars. Raffle drawing will be at 6:00pm
Enter your raffle tickets into the raffle prize drawing of your choice!

Anticipate great raffle items like:

Brand, Brand Value and Branding Defined in Plain English

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Mar 4, 2014)

The terms ‘Brand,’ ‘Brand Value’ and ‘Branding’ confuse a lot of people for three top reasons.

5th Annual Comedy Night to Benefit Jewish Arizonans on Campus

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 7, 2014)

You're invited to the 5th Annual Comedy Night at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort. All proceeds from the event will benefit Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC).

Community leaders Stan and Tochia Levine will be honored for their commitment to the Jewish Community. Hilarious comedian Joel Chasnoff will have you laughing all night long.

You don't want to miss the amazing event! If you have benefited from JAC or j-LIVE programming, please come out and show your support.

 

WHAT:  5th Annual Comedy Night to Benefit Jewish Arizonans on Campus

Help Homeless Veteran's at Arizona Standown 2014 - Feb. 14th, 15th, & 16th

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jan 31, 2014)

In order to make a long lasting permanent change in an individual's life, there must be a change in the way the brain and thought processes respond to life. This is precisely what Georgeanne Bickle's book accomplishes.

Georganne Bickle, is a veteran of the AZANG, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy, and the author of "A Good Brain Washing" (2012) and "Affirmations: For Every Area of Life" (2013).

Women Investing in Women Summit Highlights

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Jan 25, 2014)

This exciting 2nd Annual Women Investing in Women Summit (WIIW) started with a Welcome Dinner on Friday, January 10th, 2014, at the award-winning Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

As I arrived, I was warmly greeted by Jackie Wszalek, President of NAWBO, and happily stepped into a room full of energetic sponsors, supporters, press and speakers ready to connect with our Greater Phoenix community over a cocktail reception and a sumptuous three-course dinner with wine-pairing from one of Arizona's finest culinary destinations.

How I networked my way into Ryan Deiss' inbox

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 16, 2014)

I just networked my way into Ryan Deiss' inbox. Boom! :) 

Who is Ryan and why am I telling you this? 

You may have seen me mention the Traffic & Conversion Summit that I'm attending next week in San Diego. It's Ryan's event. And it's a big one.

Paw Prints: An evening of Art, Music, & Food benefiting Gabriel's Angels

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jan 13, 2014)

Join the Gabriel's Angels Young Professionals group for a lively evening of art, live music, and food!

We'll be selling a variety of local artwork, with all proceeds benefiting Gabriel's Angels and the at-risk youth they serve. Our unique pieces range across price, style and media, including paintings, photography, and mixed media.

Bra-VinO set for Jan 18th at the Lori Landis Art Gallery in Scottsdale

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jan 10, 2014)

AZ Women's Partnership in cooperation with The Bra Recyclers and Boom! Social Media Services will present its first annual Bra-VinO event at the Lori Landis Art Gallery, 7077 E. Main Street in Scottsdale, on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 4pm - 6pm. Complimentary appetizers and OneHope wine will be served.

ABWA Valley of the Sun Express Network hosts Silent Auction & Beer Tasting

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Dec 31, 2013)

It's food! It's fun! It's locally brewed BEER!

Join ABWA Valley of the Sun Express Network for a post- holiday Beer Tasting & Silent Auction event. What else will you be doing at 6 p.m. on January 2?

Just $25 per person gets you food, 2 flights of beer, tutelage from the Sun Up brewmaster, mingling, and good times with great friends. Bring your spouse/SO, friends, colleagues, adult kids. Seats are limited, so reserve your spot today. Please Note: This is a 21-and-over event.

Branding for Introverts

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Dec 30, 2013)

By reading this post, I hope you will gain the same "Aha!" moment that I experienced along with learning about the book that helped me feel more comfortable about being uncomfortable in a seemingly extroverted world. My "Aha!" moment happened when I read a comparison about shyness vs. introversion from author and introversion expert Susan Cain:

What about your brand voice?

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Dec 20, 2013)

We ladies spend tons of energy toward changing, enhancing and attempting to perfect our skin, hair, bodies, houses, relationships and businesses … but, what about our brand voice?

As you know deep down inside, it’s not about what you say, it’s about how you sound when you say it. It comes down to mustering up just enough courage, confidence and conviction to ensure your message is sent, received and understood.

G.I. Joe Coffee Company Launches Indiegogo Fundraising Campaign for U.S. Veterans

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Dec 17, 2013)

G.I. Joe Coffee Company "breaks ground" for American Veterans through the sale of veteran-branded coffees, products and fundraising opportunities with organizations having the same community goals.

While over 3.5 million American Veterans are enduring service-related disabilities, G.I. Joe Coffee Company steps up to the plate with a fantastic coffee and product line to generate funds in support of Veteran causes. The company, located in Tempe, Arizona, is launching a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.com starting December 12, 2013 with a deadline of January 21, 2014.

How to Incorporate Great Content into Your 2014 Marketing Plan

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by Amanda Collins (Dec 16, 2013)

Can you believe there are only a couple of weeks of 2013 left? Maybe I'm just getting older, but it seems as if time moves faster and faster each year. Now I'm sitting here wondering how to make next year even more successful than this one. I bet you're doing the same. One thing you really must consider either incorporating, continuing, or boosting is your content marketing. This is a vast area, so let's just focus on the biggies.

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SCORE is looking for an Editor/Copywriter to fill Volunteer position

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Dec 4, 2013)

SCORE (Service Corp Of Retired Executives) is looking for an editor/copywriter to volunteer in assisting us with our ongoing outreach to the small business community. In addition to helping one of the largest non profit organizations in the country for Small Business, you will also have the opportunity to have your name in front of as many as 13,000 small business owners every week.

2013 TechPHX Relevant Media Unconference Coverage

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Dec 3, 2013)

TechPhx … started as a two-day workshop for podcast buffs and has grown phenomenally over the past few years into an unconference for new media enthusiasts and professionals including bloggers, podcasters, writers, musicians, social media fans and content creators of every kind and continues to go strong on their 7th year even after a rebrand last year.

Holistic Wellness Fair this Saturday, November 16th

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 14, 2013)

Join The Conscious Community and Peaceful Spirit Center for the Holistic Wellness Fair: For your Body, Mind & Spirit this Saturday, November 16th from 9am to 4pm.

ENJOY the day outside in the serenity of the desert. Get INSPIRED by Nine Holistic & Metaphysical Speakers SHOP for unique Art, Crystals, Herbal Products, and one of a kind Jewelry! Treat yourself to a READING with one of TCC's gifted Intuitives! Choose from Angel Card, Enjoy music by Celia and Gourmet Tacos by Carte Blanche Food Truck! Astrology, Medium or Tarot Reading!

North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Announces Third Annual Pet Adoption Event

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 8, 2013)

The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce (NPCC) will hold its Third Annual Pet Adoption Event on Saturday, November 16. NPCC invites the North Valley community to attend this free, fun, family-friendly event. Attendees will enjoy games and entertainment, raffles, prizes and the opportunity to take home a new furry family member.

Free professional head shots for Networking Passport members!

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 7, 2013)

SPECIAL OFFER: For NetworkingPhoenix.com Passport Members!

NeedAHeadShot.com, a new photography studio specializing in professional head shots, is doing a soft opening by offering FREE headshots for Networking Passport members.

Here are all of the details:

Free Car Seat Inspection and AZ Insurance Team Anniversary Event

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 7, 2013)

Help the AZ Insurance Team Celebrate their One Year Anniversary! It's been a long and crazy year for us here at Az Insurance Team! We really appreciate our clients because without YOU, we wouldn't be here! This is our way to say "Thank You!" I hope to see you at our One Year Anniversary Celebration and have the opportunity to win some raffle prizes from our local vendors!

At this FREE event you will find:

ADOI to host Community Meetings on Rate Review in November

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 28, 2013)

ADOI will hold community meetings on Rate Review. During the meetings ADOI will provide an overview on Arizona Department of Insurance's role in the Affordable Care Act and discuss grant goals and activities. The meetings will take place at the following locations:

PHOENIX - ADOI Rate Review Community Meeting on Tuesday, November 5th from 6.00pm-8.00pm

Location:
Arizona State University Mercado
502 E. Monroe St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

How to deal with a nasty email

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Oct 25, 2013)

Today's lesson on email etiquette...

As all of you know (or sho

Live & Local Event to Celebrate Best in Arizona Food, Music and Spirits

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 24, 2013)

One of the Valley's newest events, Live & Local presented by GoDaddy, will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Scottsdale Civic Center Mall. The event, sponsored by NOVA Home Loans, will celebrate the best in Arizona food, music and spirits with an extensive culinary and entertainment lineup including local restaurant and beverage partners, entertainers and more. All event proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and event opportunities are available at www.liveandlocal.bgcs.org.

5 Lessons Learned at the 1st annual 2013 Social Entrepreneurship Conference

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Oct 24, 2013)
If you want to create a better world and a stronger economy, then you'll want to read on to gain valuable insights about social entrepreneurs, networking, why failure is a gift, and resources available to entrepreneurs and small businesses from the sponsors of this event.

 

Luxjure Events to host Grand Opening Party at The Marriott Buttes Resort

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 18, 2013)

Luxjure Events, a new full-service event planning company in Chandler, Arizona, will host their official grand opening party on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 6:30 PM until 10:00 PM. The grand opening will take place at The Marriott Buttes, an upscale resort at 2000 W Westcourt Way in Tempe AZ.

Kevork A. Cholakian's "Look Closer" Art Show at Gallery J2

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 15, 2013)

Inspired early on by the Dutch masters and the way they used light, color and shadow to add drama in their compositions, Kevork Cholakian combines realism with simplicity to convey the importance of his subjects. Using transparent layers and strong colors contrasted against neutral tones to highlight objects, he paints his subjects larger than life.

EVENT: Kevork A. Cholakian's "Look Closer" Art Gallery Show

OPENING: Free artist reception takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 23.

Attention Art Enthusiasts! Microsoft hosts new monthly Artisan Gallery Showcase

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 2, 2013)

Microsoft is pleased to partner with the fine arts community to host a monthly Artisan Gallery Showcase. Join us for the first event on Thursday, October 3rd, from 6:30pm - 8pm in Microsoft's theater.

First Annual Phoenician Awards Program Debuts Wednesday, October 2nd

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 1, 2013)

The Phoenician Awards, a "people's choice" awards program honoring excellence and superior achievements, will debuting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Arizona Historical Society Museum. Individuals and companies in 35 categories will be recognized at the awards ceremony, hosted by multi-Emmy award-winning actor Ian Buchanan. The event will benefit Banner Health Foundation/Cardon Children's Medical Center.

Mary Manross, former mayor of Scottsdale, will be presented with "The Lifetime Achievement Award," for her lifelong professional commitment to service in her community.

Help the North Phoenix Chamber raise funds for Make a Wish Arizona

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Oct 1, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for Make a Wish Arizona by dining at Blue Agave Mexican Cantina from Tuesday, October 1st through Monday, October 7th.

From the expansion diaries

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Sep 25, 2013)

I think many of you probably know by now that we're actively working on national expansion. So let me tell you...OMG! The amount of information I'm learning and processing right now is insane. This week, I learned first, hand that lawyers can either be deal-makers or deal-breakers. 

Phoenix Fashion Week presents Fashionably Pink benefitting Breast Cancer Charity

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 23, 2013)

Celebrities and breast cancer survivors take the runway for a night of fashionable giving benefitting Local breast cancer charity ‘Don’t be a Chump! Check for a Lump!’ at Domus PHX on October 1st! 

Making Estimated Taxes with EFTPS

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by Aaron Blau (Sep 19, 2013)

crossposted from www.blauco.com.

 

Business taxpayers who remit payroll taxes know about the mandatory use of the EFTPS, the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, but individual taxpayers also are eligible to use the system as well!

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Networking Phoenix is looking for help

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Sep 12, 2013)

Networking Phoenix is looking for someone that’s interested in getting involved with an expanding AZ tech startup. We need help communicating with our 26K+ members. This is an hourly contract position that will most likely start with just a few hours a week and pick up pace as we expand.

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Sep 12, 2013)

Posted this on my Facebook last night. If you missed it, here it is :)

Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce produces conference on Holistic Pet Care

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 11, 2013)

Is Fido Eating the Grass Again? Join the Arizona Holistic Chamber of Commerce for the first conference on Holistic Pet Care!

Renowned Actor Robert Redford Supporting "Raise the River" Event In Phoenix

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 5, 2013)

Join renowned actor and conservationist Robert Redford and dignitaries from United States and Mexico in celebrating and supporting one of the greatest environmental restoration opportunities of the Century -an ambitious, multi-national effort- to reconnect the "Colorado River" to its Delta in Mexico.

"The Hive" at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal Takes Place Every Wednesday

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 4, 2013)

"The Hive" takes place from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Wednesday at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale (southeast corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Shea Blvd). The unique event which takes place every Wednesday through Sept. 25 during auction previews, is set up similar to a trade show featuring vendors, live music and entertainment that changes every week.

Career Connectors Adds Highlands Church in Scottsdale to Monthly Event Calendar

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 4, 2013)

Career Connectors, a 501(c)(3) organization, is expanding their mission to help those in career transition by adding a third location in North Scottsdale to the monthly rotation. Currently meeting two times monthly at Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix and Central Christian Church in Gilbert – Career Connectors will now meet one time monthly at Highlands Church on Pinnacle Peak Road in North Scottsdale.

Gallery J2 Exhibits award-winning artist Sean Royal's work in "Transitions" Show

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Sep 3, 2013)

Starting Wed., Sept. 4, Scottsdale's Gallery J2 will be filled with brightly colored materials such as plexiglass, steel and wood for award-winning artist Sean Royal's show, "Transitions." Guests are invited to a free artist reception from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. where they can meet the Sacramento artist and see his new works of art that illustrate his printing prowess and colorful layers. The show is Royal's first time showing in Arizona and runs through Wed., Oct. 16.

Signature Event Recap-Monday, Aug 26th

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Aug 30, 2013)

It was our "Sweet 16th Signature Event" and we pulled it off without a hitch!

The feedback from the attendees and the exhibitors couldn't have been any better and we know that many connections were made. I personally got to meet lots of new people and reconnect with others. So how was this event different from the previous Signature Events? Great question! 

Job Opportunity: Information Security Engineer

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 26, 2013)

Our client in Chandler, AZ has an immediate need for an Information Security Engineer. The individual will be troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving complex security attacks upon network using various products, while utilizing proven best practices and other advanced software security techniques.

This position is for a Direct Hire (perm) position.

Duties for the Information Security Engineer include:

"Who are you?" and How You Can Maximize Your Fun on 8/26/13!

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Aug 22, 2013)

"Who are you?" seems like such a simple question, yet many choose to start forming opinions about someone by asking this question first: "So, what do you do?"  That seemingly innocent, yet commonly feared question causes people to avoid events, choke from anxiety and even stutter or stumble for words.  Anyone who has been laid off or fired and has attached their self-image to what their title, salary or line of work is knows the terror when this piece of their identity is stripped away.  

Gelie's networking adventures: Today's Score Symposium

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Aug 15, 2013)

Just got back to the office from a day of presenting, networking and having lots of conversations with people!

Job Opportunity: SMoCA hiring for 2 positions

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 8, 2013)

The development department of the Scottsdale Cultural Council (the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Public Art Program) has had a fantastic fiscal year with a 43 % increase in contributed revenue over last year.

we are hiring 2 positions in the department, an administrative position and a development associate. If you know of someone who would be interested please forward this to them. They can visit the website www.sccarts.org for more information on the opportunities.

I pay how much in property tax?

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by Anthony Liberatore (Aug 8, 2013)

 

Homeowners are often in shock when they learn how much they are paying in property taxes each year. That's because most  homeowners never even see their full tax bill, even though it is one of the largest bills they will pay on their house each year.  

 

Help the North Phoenix Chamber raise funds for the Kiwanis Club of Desert Ridge

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 6, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for the Kiwanis Club of Desert Ridge by dining at Elephant Bar from Tuesday, August 6th thru Thursday, August 8th from 11am-10pm (all 3 days are included in this fundraiser).

Girls Rule Foundation seeking Women of Inspiration

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 2, 2013)

Women of Inspiration: We are seeking women who are called to make a difference for teen girls.

Job Opportunity: Experienced Event Coordinator

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 2, 2013)

Upscale Scottsdale steakhouse is seeking an experienced Event Coordinator.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Job Opportunity: Customer Loan Specialist

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Aug 1, 2013)

GREAT POTENTIAL! Customer Service/Loan Specialist (Valleywide Locations Available)

WE WANT TO HIRE YOU TODAY! Work in Arizona's Fastest Growing Industry with Key Decision makers! We pay 50% more than leading competitors.

JOB TITLE: Customer Service Loan Specialist

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Call for Nominations: Annual Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Awards

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jul 29, 2013)

2013 Call for Nominations: Girls Rule! Foundation's 2nd Annual Brilliant, Beautiful and Bold Role Model Award Presented by Financial Life Planners

The Power of the Beneficiary Deed in Estate Planning

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by Aaron Blau (Jul 25, 2013)

Recently I took questions from two different clients concerning end-of-life planning, and specifically how it relates to the transfer of Real Estate.

Yarnell Hill Fire Victim Relief Concert

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jul 23, 2013)

Announcing on August 10th, 2013 from 7-10pm at The Wigwam, Arizona, Global Creative Group and The Wigwam, Arizona, will be presenting the Yarnell Hill Fire Victim Relief Concert: an evening of entertainment to raise funds and awareness for those touched by this tragedy. Too quickly we move on to whatever else is in the news, but the lives of the people of Yarnell and the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their families have been transformed forever. This show is to say that the community in Phoenix does not forget and appreciates the sacrifice and feels for their loss.

Job Opportunity: P/T Career Coach

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jul 9, 2013)

Ricklin-Echikson Associates (REA) is looking for a P/T Career Coach residing in and able to service clients moving to the PHOENIX area (and another for Tucson).

The services that REA offers include: 

  • * Career Assessments 
  • * Professional Resume Writing Customized Career & Transition Coaching 
  • * Career and Acclimation support via tele-counseling and some-to-face counseling as required 

COACHES WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

Dine at Arena Sports Grill and help the NPCC Fundraise for OCJ Kids

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jul 2, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for OCJ Kids by dining at Arena Sports Grill on Tuesday, July 2nd from 5pm-10pm.

Help the North Phoenix Chamber raise funds for OCJ Kids

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jul 1, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for OCJ Kids by dining at Upper Crust Pizza & Wine Bar on Tuesday, July 2nd from 5pm-10pm (Dine In) or 11am-11pm (Take Out).

Branding Chat with Suzanne Muusers, Business & Marketing Coach

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Jun 26, 2013)

At a recent speaking engagement in California, I had the pleasure of meeting Suzanne Muusers, Founder of Prosperity Coaching, LLC, and discovered we had three things in common. We are both from Arizona, we are passionate about figuring out dynamic ways to engage an audience to maximize their learning experience, and we believe in striving for the best life possible while helping others do the same.

Celebrate the 5th Birthday of "WALK a MILE in MY SHOES"

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jun 24, 2013)

"WALK a MILE in MY SHOES~~~on the Path to Peace!!!" is celebrating it's 5th Birthday!

Step forward to join the celebration of WAMMS 5th Birthday. Bring a friend and join this special birthday fundraiser and SHOEDrive.

Be + Radiant + Awesome + Nimble + Dynamic = B.R.A.N.D.

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Jun 6, 2013)

 A brand is intangible, complex and multi-faceted, so I thought if I could break it down by the five main areas, it would help you understand the key components of a brand.

Help the North Phoenix Chamber raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of Central

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jun 4, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona by dining at Blue Agave on Tuesday, May 7 from 11am-11pm.

9 Tiny Tips to Build Your Personal Brand

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (May 29, 2013)

Personal branding isn't something you can just sit down and work on for a day and then forget about. Rather, personal branding is built in small pieces, as your day-to-day actions all add up to the brand that is you. That's exactly why there are so many small tips that can help you build your personal brand, taking things one tiny step at a time. Read on, and I'll share the top 9 tips that can help you slowly but steadily build your personal brand. 

 

Dog Days of Summer Benefit Comedy Show

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by Mitra Khamedoost (May 24, 2013)

Pet rescue organizations from across the Valley will unite on June 1 at the Shrine Auditorium for the Dog Days of Summer Benefit Comedy Show.

Headliner is Rick D'Elia. Brian Kohatsu and Isaac "Doc" Farm, local favorites will serve as emcee and feature for the show. No adoptable animals will be at the event, just animal lovers and groups that save them.

Being Stuck is Not Fun

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (May 23, 2013)

Stuck in second gear.  Treading water.  Spinning your wheels.  Stagnant. Whatever you want to call it ...  being stuck is not fun.  Especially, when you don't even know you're stuck.  Bottom line is that you're not sure where you are, how you got there and where you want to go.  Here are some symptoms to help you self-diagnose your stuckitis:

 

Greater Phoenix SCORE is looking for a Volunteer

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by Mitra Khamedoost (May 22, 2013)

Greater Phoenix SCORE is looking for a volunteer to run their seminar program for 2014!

This would consist of working with SCORE partners to determine seminar subjects and finding the presenters. Time allocation would be no more that a few hours a week at your own office, that you can work into your own schedule.  It is a great opportunity to meet lots of interesting people and provide a good educational service to the community.

If interested, please contact Jamie Low jlow@lowjohnson.com or 480-596-0750

 

Signature Event Recap-Monday, May 13th!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (May 16, 2013)

I LOVE the month of May...not only is it my birthday month, but now I officially get to celebrate Mother's Day! Am I a lucky girl or what? And all of you made it THAT much better by attending our 15th Signature Event!

RSLSPORTS Athletic Competition Search

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by Mitra Khamedoost (May 3, 2013)

'Showcase your skills in golf and basketball' To help assist Autism Speaks. Could you win cash and prizes going against a former Pro in these sports?

Challenge an LPGA Champion at BirdieBall and a former NBA Pro at Basketball 3 point Shot Challenge contest for cash and prizes. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Autism Speaks. (Half off the fees*)

Location: 16083 North 75th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85381

Help the North Phoenix Chamber raise funds for Squaw Peak Rotary Club

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by Mitra Khamedoost (May 3, 2013)

Eat, Drink & Fundraise With North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce!

Raise funds for Squaw Peak Rotary Club by dining at Kona Grill @ City North on Tuesday, May 7 from 11am-11pm.

Branding will help you catch a wave to success

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (May 2, 2013)

When branding is done right, you will be able to catch a BIG wave in our shared ocean known as the internet.  If you realize that the internet has the power to diminish or build up your likeability, credibility and visibility; and you know that if you can Google yourself, you are a brand; then you are on board.  Bonus points for you if you 'get' that success in our new digital world is about becoming a memorable, relevant and sustainable brand.

Job Opportunity: Executive Assistant

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 30, 2013)

Trans-West Network Solutions is hiring immediately!

We are looking to fill an Executive Assistant position for our President and CEO, Mr Herbert Rosen. For questions regarding this position please feel free to call Debi at (602) 344-7214 or send your resume to HR@twns.com with the subject line "Attention: Debi."

Job Opportunity: Professional Assistant

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 30, 2013)

Professional Assistant that will take on project management responsibilities...

First: This is NOT an entry-level position. So, now let us tell you what it is!

If you look in the mirror every day and say to the person looking back “Wow, you are amazing!”… keep reading.

If you’re interested in emerging with a company that is in the professional development and business growth industry… keep reading.

If you get really excited when you walk into the Apple store… keep reading.

Blast from the Past 50"s Fundraiser to benefit the ME Program

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 23, 2013)

Grab your poodle skirt, slip on your converse sneakers and get ready for a rockin' good time!

This special event includes:

The Venue Scottsdale Brings Back the 70s and 80s

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 19, 2013)

The Venue Scottsdale, the premiere special events venue in Old Town Scottsdale, is launching Boogie Nights – a recurring party that will merge 70s and 80s dance music spinning from DJ Pauly. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their best attire from that era and dance the nights away to a state of the art sound system, lighting and more. EVA 95.5 FM, "the Valley's old school station" has partnered with The Venue to create a party filled with your favorite groovy dance music.

Job Opportunity: Marketing and Administrative Manager

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Apr 8, 2013)

The AZ Real Estate Team is looking for a high energy, positive person to support our sales team in a Marketing/Administrative position. This position is in the Real Estate arena so a license will ultimately be necessary. If you do not have a Real Estate License one will need to be obtained within 3 months of your start date.

 

Marketing and Administrative Manager (Shea and 101-North Scottsdale)

Duties include:

Go From Brand Frazzled to Brand Focused in 7 days

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Apr 2, 2013)

Based on what I've seen lately and what I hear on a daily basis, I'll bet you are in the majority of people who are brand frazzled. Check out these five symptoms and decide for yourself:

Everyone Does Not Have To Pay Propety Tax ...... Do You?

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by Anthony Liberatore (Mar 25, 2013)

Hello,

This being my first blog post I wanted to first introduce myself to you, my name is Anthony Liberatore, and I am a Property Tax Agent.  I just want to say that I am thrilled to be blogging for Networking Phoenix, and hope that through my blog that I am able to help you save money by educating you on Arizona's complex property tax system.

Job Opportunity: Local Business Association is hiring

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Mar 19, 2013)

EAGP Director Job Description

A local business association in existence for over 50 years is looking for an executive director. This position is responsible for running the day to day management, marketing, social media, public relations and represents the association in the public arena. The association's main goal is to provide leads to the business members and act as an extended sales force in order to nurture each business entity. Other qualifications are as follows:

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Loss of a Networking Friend...

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Mar 13, 2013)

Our valued Networking Passport member and friend, Randy Hansent, has recently passed. He was well known and liked in the "networking world" and we wanted to share his untimely passing with all our NetworkingPhoenix.com members. Randy's obituary is below.

Randall Douglas Hansen
October 3, 1966 to March 3, 2013

Power up! Your Brand Voice

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Mar 11, 2013)

If you are ready to Power up! your brand voice… there are 3 requirements to make it happen, make it heard, and make it sustainable; which just happen to be the same 3 desirable results of discovering, creating, and being able to communicate a simple, yet powerful brand and business.

Ready {motivated}?
Set {positive mindset on}?
Power up! {shine from the inside out}

Here are the 3 V.I.P. requirements:

25th Annual Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Mar 5, 2013)

This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Chandler Chamber Ostrich Festival, March 8-10, at Tumbleweed Park, featuring a full carnival with rides, food, music, and entertainment that will blow your socks off!

This year the Ostrich Festival will be featuring some interesting acts like the Rhinestone Roper who has thrilled audiences by his award winning trick roping, knife throwing, and bullwhip cracking! This Rhinestone Roper has been featured on America's Got Talent and is the "2009 World Champion All Around Wild West Performer".

Job Opportunity: SEORCHERS is hiring!

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 20, 2013)

Looking to be a part of a growing company located in North Scottsdale? Our friends at SEORCHERS (pronounce "searchers") are looking to bring on a few fun-loving people to join their motley crew!

Current Openings Include:

  • Wordpress / PHP Developer 
  • Web Strategist (Sales) 
  • Marketing - Graphic Designer (PT Paid Internship) 

To learn more about these positions and this great company, visit http://seorchers.com/about/careers/

What You and Your Brand Need – Simplicity!

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Feb 15, 2013)

Looking at the picture from my September blog post, it looks like my little startup is ready to finally take off!

Skipping on to November, I felt so great inside, yet my outside world didn't feel right.

Welcome Back! Monday's Signature Event Recap!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Feb 9, 2013)

Nothing says "welcome back" like an extremely successful Signature Event!

As many of you may (or may not) know, I took the last 3 months of 2012 off to get adjusted to being a new mommy and this Signature Event was my first big public appearance. Thank you all for welcoming me back and welcome back to all of you. Way to kick off 2013! 

Job Opportunity: Web Developer (Front End)

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 8, 2013)

We are looking for a CSS/HTML focused front end developer.

You will be working closely with our Graphic Designer, User Experience Designer and Software Engineers to ensure that new and existing features matches their latest iterations at all times during sprints. We work in Agile and our continuous integration process includes nightly runs of selenium tests and browser snapshots. 

 

Job Opportunity: Javascript Engineer

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Feb 8, 2013)

The ideal candidates will have experience with Jquery (writing Jquery controls) and OO experience.

We are looking for a Software Engineer specializing in developing applications in Javascript with a good balance of skill in Javascript and CSS with decent working knowledge of Java. You will be working with other software engineers to produce production quality software at all times during the sprints so the product is constantly releasable to production.

Job Opportunity - AZTC Adding Second Business Development Position in Phoenix

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Jan 18, 2013)

As the premier trade association for science and technology companies, the Arizona Technology Council (AZTC) has grown its membership to over 650 member companies since its inception in August 2002. As AZTC moves into its second decade, the Council is adding a second full-time director of membership services to help grow membership and add overall value to current AZTC members. The Council is looking for a seasoned business development professional to articulate Council benefits, build relationships and sell memberships to Arizona's technology community.

Signature Event Door Prizes!!

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by Gelie Akhenblit (Jan 17, 2013)

Interested in any of our exciting door prizes?? RSVP to the Signature Event in order to get your name "in the hat." We pick all winners from the RSVP list in a random fashion. Winners will be announced in the recap blog following the event. Good luck!

MORE door prizes will keep getting added up until the event! Thank you to everyone that donated a prize!


6 Unheard of Social Media Tools You Need to Know

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by Justin McGill (Jan 16, 2013)

With social media tools seemingly popping up on daily basis, it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to managing social media efforts. Here are 6 social media tools that have stood the test of time (which is to say in this rapidly advancing technical age, that they have been around for over a year):

Has your brand given up on Twitter? This update might change your mind…

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Jan 11, 2013)

As our social media frontier is being paved brick by brick before our very eyes, we welcome any newcomers that can simplify and add meaning to our journey down the social media road. Nestivity may just be one of those players to increase your Twitterverse affinity and effectiveness.

13 Stitches & Seat 13 & Year 13

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Jan 5, 2013)

From my last post, you learned (or can learn) about me getting knocked down and back up… I thought the worst was behind me, but this was not the case.  Please read on, because this story has a good ending, and I don’t like to depress people.

10 Factors to Brand Resiliency

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Dec 7, 2012)

 

In 2012, probably just like you, I have gotten knocked down and back up, only to get knocked down again.  Just when I thought I was ready to go, I got another punch, and then another.  It doesn't matter what happened, how hard the punch was or how it compares to your punches… and it doesn't matter how many times you got knocked down either.  What matters is how soon you can get back up again.  This is what I mean by Brand Resiliency and it is a key factor for building a strong brand and living a successful life.

Honey's Annual Fashion Show supporting Honey Scholarship Fund & Community Events

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by Mitra Khamedoost (Nov 14, 2012)

Honey's Annual Fashion Show will be celebrating it's 20th Year in the Valley… If you enjoy high class fashion from all different styles of fashion, then you don't want to miss out on an exciting night that will never be forgotten.

Ladies and Gents, come out and have a night of fun all in support a worthy cause. The proceeds will support the Honey Scholarship Fund & Community Events and will provide educational resources.

5 Types of Quality Blog Content to Engage Your Audience

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by Justin McGill (Nov 14, 2012)

Nothing is more annoying to your customers than useless blog content popping into their RSS feeds. When a business chooses to provide blog content, that content should be created with a purpose. The idea in most cases is not to sell, but to engage. You want to create and develop a "fan base." Read on for five quality types of blog content for your business audience.

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Brand congruency: Does your inside world match your outside world?

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Nov 7, 2012)

When we don't behave as the person we believe ourselves to be, we will feel "off" or "out of sorts" and often, frustrated or angry, but can't figure out why.  For example, If we think we are a lion, but we act as a mouse, we will secretly loathe ourselves.

Congruency is one of the most profoundly powerful drives we have as humans and this was confirmed to me last month, after reading

The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives That Make You Feel Alive by Brendon Burchard.

Virtual Summary of an Entrepreneurship Conference {AZEC12 Coverage- Pt. 2}

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Oct 31, 2012)

As you know, nothing can replace experiencing an event "live" but as I explained in part 1, life happens and...
"Missing events in person doesn't mean you have to completely miss them!" @DCutlerAZ

Please allow me to set the context of this experiment…

The End of Business as Usual {AZEC12 Coverage - Pt. 1}

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by Kathy Bass,The Branding Lady (Oct 31, 2012)

Originally, I intended to spend the whole day at my favorite local annual Arizona Entrepreneurship Conference, AZEC12 , themed: The End of Business as Usual, yet several other items slowly entered my world on the same day – sound familiar?!  What to do?  Well, whenever I am faced with a perceived negative, I do my best to flip it into a positive, so I made the decision to fulfill my promises and use the day as a virtual experiment.  Guess what?!

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