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GRAND OPENING of Metro Sunday Market

Metro Sunday Market is announcing its GRAND OPENING October 6, 2013.

Special events planned for that day include local entertainment and music, raffle drawings, education on the food we put into our body and sustainable education on the environment and being more efficient with the resources we have today and preparation for tomorrow, kids will also enjoy some of the crafts and games we have to share with them, and much much more to enjoy when The festivities begin at 2 pm.

Everyday communities are converging to celebrate a simple miracle: farmers, as stewards of rural America, coming together to share a harvest that’s feeding local families. The result? More viable regional economies and increased access to fresh, nutritious food as well as stronger social networks that help keep communities strong. Metro Sunday Market is proud to become a part of that long standing tradition.

Since 2000, across the country the number of farmers markets has grown 150%, from 2,863 markets to more than 8000 in 2013. These numbers continue to rise as farmers markets become fresh food mainstays for shoppers across all socio-economic, political, and ethnic ranges. Farmers markets bolster local economies, improve community health, and bring diverse groups of people together through a shared social space. ARIZONA is home to more than 80 farmers markets.

The Metro Sunday Market currently has local farmers, gardeners, artisans, and also include unique and interesting vendors selling a wide variety of products – far more than a traditional farmers market. Besides the fresh local produce you will also find artisan breads, locally made foods, local wines, collectible antiques and unique one-of-a-kind handcrafted items. You will also enjoy live music from the finest local artists and more.

Market manager, Cody Smith states: “Our community market can help stock your kitchen year round with healthy, accessible local food. We believe viable local farming operations are cornerstones of a more sustainable community. We are a family of vendors committed to serving our local community and building a more sustainable future. We have a comprehensive product policy, driven by our ideals and ethics. We strive to carry more of the finest, most ethical and most nutritious products. We’re passionate about community, food and fun!”

“community markets grow healthy farms, healthy people, and healthy communities” says Executive Director Bobby Clayborn. “During a slow economic recovery, farmers markets are stand-out successes in delivering triple bottom line benefits while making entrepreneurship work in communities large and small. Metro Sunday Market invites everyone to celebrate their local farmer and community markets and enjoy fresh local food from America’s most innovative farmers.”

Metro Sunday Market is located in the parking lot near the Southwest corner of the Metro Center Mall.

For more information,  please contact us at 602-888-6226 or visit www.MetroSundayMarket.com

MCComunityMarket@gmail.com

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Jamie Fletcher is Named a “2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

PR CONTACT:
JAMIE FLETCHER
(480) 921-3900 ext. 10119
jfletcher@mach1gobal.com

Jamie Fletcher is Named a “2013 Women’s Business Enterprise Star” by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

To be honored before 1,000 at “Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises”

 

Tempe, AZ – March 18, 2013 –Jamie Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of Mach 1 Global Services, will receive the nation’s premier award for excellence among women’s business enterprises (WBEs) bestowed by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) at its Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises. The annual event will take place March 14, 2012, before 1,000 corporate and government executives, WBEs and members of WBENC’s Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) at the Baltimore Hilton, Baltimore, MD. 

 

Mach 1 Global Services is a worldwide transportation and supply chain logistics provider offering specialized services for their clients seeking solutions for distribution, warehousing and all levels of domestic and international freight services, including air, ocean and ground.

 

“Jamie Fletcher is an outstanding leader whose strategic and innovative approach benefits her clients and her company. She demonstrates the power of women’s businesses in driving sustainable economic growth,” said Pamela Prince-Eason, WBENC President and CEO, the leading advocate for and authority on WBEs as suppliers to the nation’s top corporations and government agencies.

 

“We are proud to receive this recognition by WBENC and cannot thank WBEC-West enough for the nomination. Our WBE certification and involvement with WBENC has been a tremendous asset to our growth and continues to open the door for numerous opportunities with its corporate members. ” said Jamie Fletcher.

 

Jamie Fletcher will be recognized for her leadership in business, her inspiration to other women, and her active role at the helm of Mach 1 Global Services.   The Women’s Business Enterprise Council –West (WBEC-West) selected Jamie Fletcher for this national honor. It is one of WBENC’s 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) that process WBENC’s world-class certification of WBEs, in addition to providing skills-building educational programs and business development opportunities in their regions.

 

Women business owners like Jamie Fletcher make such outstanding contributions to the US economy each and every day,” said Dr. Pamela Williamson, President & CEO of  WBEC-West. “ The WBENC Summit & Salute recognizes certified WBEs who have positively impacted not only the economy but their community.  Ms. Fletcher has been an active member of the Women Business Enterprise Council –West community for several years .  She has held the position of forum chair and forum vice chair for the state of Arizona in both roles she acted as both  a leader and a mentor to both certified and non certified women business owners in the region that WBEC-West services. WBEC-West would not be as strong as it is without  the support and education that Ms. Fletcher has provided.

 

WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. As an affiliate organization, WBEC-West implements the certification standards of WBENC throughout Arizona, Colorado, Southern California, Utah, Wyoming, Hawaii and Guam. WBENC certification is nationally recognized and accepted by more than 10,000 major corporations. WBEC-West also supports corporations in their efforts to include WBEs in their supplier diversity programs. WBEC-West is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  For more information, please go to www.wbec-west.org

 

Under the banner of the organization’s 2013 theme “Join Forces. Succeed Together,” WBENC’s Summit & Salute is a major national event designed to drive business development and collaborative success among WBENC’s Corporate and Government Members and WBEs. Sponsored by Accenture and Ernst & Young LLP, the two-day event provides vital access to the thought leaders, business intelligence and senior-level networking opportunities that enable sustainable growth.

 

About WBENC: The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is the leading advocate for, and authority on, Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) as suppliers and vendors to the nation’s corporations. Founded in 1997, WBENC is also the nation’s leading third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women, with nearly 11,000 WBENC-Certified WBEs.   WBENC certification is accepted by more than 1,000 corporations representing America’s most prestigious brands, in addition to many states, cities and other entities. Throughout the year, WBENC and its 14 Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) provide opportunities for interactions among Corporate and Government Members and certified WBEs at business building events and other forums.  WBENC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks and accepts donations from corporations, foundations and individuals that support its mission and programs.  For more information, please go to www.wbenc.org.

 

About MACH 1: Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, Mach 1 Global Services is a global freight forwarder and transportation, logistics and supply chain management services provider. Established in 1988, Mach 1 is the 31st largest privately held corporation in Arizona and employs over 230 industry professionals throughout its 34 company-owned offices in the US, Mexico, China and India. Mach 1’s commitment to quality includes ISO 9001:2008, WBE, C-TPAT and US EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership certifications. For more information, please visit www.mach1global.com.

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The Best Family Attractions in Arizona? Social Choice Awards, VOTE NOW! – Poll Closes October 19, 2012

Looking for a fun weekend with the kids? Vote in our latest Social Choice Awards poll and tell us where YOU go for the best family attraction in Arizona!

The poll will run through October 19, 2012 at which time a winner will be declared!

Read more about the Social Choice Awards here: www.socialchoiceaward.com

Click here to vote now!

Here is a partial list of family attractions in Arizona you can vote for in the poll:

 

Click the Vote Now button below to visit the poll and vote for your favorite(s)!

 

 

 

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Get A Better Dog At Top Dog

When purchasing or adopting a dog, chances are you will probably  have him be part of your family for approximately 10-15 years. Receive all the great benefits of a happy well behaved dog and have him trained by a skilled professional.  At Top Dog their philosophy is to enrich the lives of pets and their owners though a highly refined positive motivational method.  Their goal is to teach dogs how to learn and owners how to better understand their pets’ way of thinking. Owner and founder Shawn Thompson has more than 12 years of experience, and has had the privilege to have studied under Ivan Balabanov, a 3 time world champion. Shawn continuously works towards advancing his skills by working with top trainers and attending the latest seminars on dog training. He has been a national competitor, world
 team qualifier multiple times, the 2008 National Breed team champion, multiple best in show winner at conformation shows, and is a certified tester/observer for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test.

 

At Top Dog no dog is too good or bad to get better. Top Dog offers everything from group courses, private lessons, semi-private buddy lessons, canine good citizen preparation, sports training that includes ring sports and AKC, protection training, service dog training, therapy dog training, and even new dog evaluation to help you choose the right dog for you. No behavioral issue is to too tough for Shawn, let him take on the challenge to help with any issues your dog may have. Located on two acres of property, Top Dog offers a spacious indoor and outdoor training facility, and a front training area that lends itself to distractions similar to those one would encounter during their normal neighborhood walks. Their cooled, indoor, 850 square foot training area is great for use during those hot Phoenix summer months, or when weather does not lend itself for outdoor training.  Their outdoor back training area is a spacious acre that provides a grassy open area for your dogs’ training. Shawn can also conduct training from your home. Top Dog offers a 7 day a week drop-off, pick-up option, and even offers discounts for extended stays, and multiple pet owners.

Each family has their own expectations from their pets, let Shawn’s expertise help you reach those goals. With patience, understanding, and the skills of a talented professional like Shawn, your dogs’ full potential can be developed. Allow yourself to have the fulfilling relationship you and your dog deserve to have.  With a behavioral management training like no other in the Phoenix Valley, Top Dog can make those goals you hope for your pet a reality! Check out their website, www.TopDogAz.com, for more details and testimonials, or give them a call today at (480) 650-1650.

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The Best Pizza in Arizona? Nello’s, Social Choice Awards Winner 2012!


Hungry? Over 1,700 Arizonan’s voted in our latest Social Choice Awards poll and told us THEIR favorite picks for the Best Pizza in Arizona! The poll ran for one month between July and August, 2012 and was seen by thousands of people. Read more about the Social Choice Awards here: www.socialchoiceaward.com

 

 

 

FINAL RESULTS for AUGUST 17, 2012
THANK YOU to everyone who voted and congratulations to the winner!! THE BEST PIZZA IN ARIZONA as selected by fans in social media is Nello’s Pizza (locations valley-wide)! with 494 votes out of 1,702 total votes cast. Take a look at what they have won!

Offical Results:
Please consider visiting any one of these excellent Arizona restaurants:

#1 Nello’s Pizza with 494 votes (locations valley-wide)
#2 Oregano’s with 219 votes
#3 Barro’s with 167 votes
#4 Salernos with 117 votes
#5 Pizza People with 84 votes
#6 Spinato’s with 78 votes
#7 Rosati’s with 56 votes
#8 Grimaldi’s with 51 votes
#9 NYPD Pizza with 36 votes

 
Although the official results have been calculated, the poll is still open on Facebook! Click here to view the results and vote now! PS: Most choices were added by actual fans of the respective establishments!
 

Here is a partial list of pizza restaurants in Arizona you can vote for in the poll:

 

Click the Vote Now button below to visit the poll and vote for your favorite(s)!

 

 

 

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Malindas Pampered Pets | Featured Arizona Company for June, 2012

Contact person: Malinda Malone
480-753-5766
malindaspamperedpets@gmail.com

Web: www.malindaspamperedpets.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MalindasPamperedPets
Twitter: twitter.com/malindaspets

 

Malinda’s Pampered Pets is a full-service, upscale animal care salon without the upscale price. Located in Ahwatukee on the northeast corner of Ray Road and Ranch Circle North, Malinda’s services include grooming, boarding, daycare, pet CPR and first aid training, dog obedience training, merchandise, and more!

 

Owner Malinda Malone has been grooming pets in the Ahwatukee area for 13 years. Malinda and the staff take customer service very seriously. “We listen to our clients and make the pets our number one priority,” said Malinda. Her groomers have extensive animal grooming experience, and “everyone on staff is an animal owner and lover”!

 

As a boarding facility, Malinda’s Pampered Pets wants animals to be happy. “Animals are not locked up in a small pen all day long. Dogs play and run together in groups; they socialize with dogs their own size.” Dogs do, however, have their own sleeping areas. Cats have the luxury of a 3-story condo to play and sleep in. And families with dogs and cats that sleep together can board them together.

 

New clients get a 10% discount on their first grooming service or $10 off the first boarding. Watch for Malinda’s coupons in the Savvy Shopper mailer and online – Malinda’s coupons never expire!

 

Malinda has earned the respect of her colleagues through hard work and dedication and strives to exceed your expectations. “Let us take care of your most valuable possession”!

 

Social Network Arizona features two Arizona businesses each month. To submit your business for review as a featured company, click here to email us. Please include the name of your company, contact person name, contact person phone and email address, and website URL.

 

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Challenge Party – May 15 and May 22

 

Two big events at the Radisson Hotel in Phoenix, brought to you by Mike Wells

  • Matt Parr – May 15th – Fastest growing team in Visalus history
  • Mike Craig – May 22nd – Royal Ambassador

Join us at the Radisson Hotel, I-10 and Chandler Blvd!

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How to Look Great In your Photographs

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Everyone wants to look good in their photographs.  Here are some helpful tips to look your best.

 

1.  Choose appropriate clothing for your group photo or individual image.  Solid colors,usually in darker shades are good because they draw attention to the face whereas patterns and stripes draw attention to the body.   Fitted clothing makes everyone look less bulky and flatter the figure.  Long or ¾  length sleeves are preferred.  Its best to wear something you like, you feel good in, and you are comfortable wearing.

 

2.  Great hair and shine free makeup applied heavier than normal, will look good under the lights for glamour shots or portraits.

 

3.  If you are going to be outdoors for family pictures, the hour before sunset is the best light.  Never look directly into the sun because people have a tendency to squint their eyes. Midday overhead sun causes dark shadows under the eyes.  Side light or back light is the best.  Back lighting requires a fill light to highlight the face.

 

4.  Always turn your body so that you are not looking square into the camera.  Shift your body so that your weight is more on your back leg and bend the front knee. Do something with your hands, like thumb in the pocket, hand on hip, or hand holding your shoulder strap or jacket edge.

 

5.  Great posture is so important.  Leaning forward a little also helps reduce a double chin.

 

6.  Try to relax and give a genuine smile.  Remember this is suppose to be fun and you want to look happy!

 

Diane Haggerson, your photographer at:

www.DianesDesignPhotography.com

480-200-0624

 

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The Internet is NOT Shutting down on March 8th

You may have heard some recent media teasers about the Internet being shut down on March 8th. This is nothing more than a sensationalist headline-grabbing ploy to generate viewer/reader-ship.

The truth is that the Internet is not shutting down on March 8th…got it? Here’s the straight and simple.

Last year millions of computers worldwide were infected with a Trojan virus called DNSChanger. What this Trojan did was change some of the internet settings in your computer to redirect your web browsing through their own DNS servers instead of your Internet provider’s. By doing this, they could then send further infections to your computer as well as direct targeted advertising to you.

Why Some Computers May Lose Internet

Last year, after an exhaustive international investigation, law enforcement agencies found and arrested the culprits behind the DNSChanger Trojan. However, because the infection was so widespread, including many corporate networks around the world, it was decided to temporarily replace the rogue DNS servers with clean ones so as to give everyone adequate time to remove the DNSChanger from their systems and restore correct DNS settings. The court order permitting that is set to expire March 8, 2012.

The only way this will impact you is if your computer is still infected by DNSChanger. Fortunately, you can easily check this by going to http://dns-changer.eu , a site operated by the German government, with which you can test your computer for a DNSChanger infection. If infected, it will provide removal instructions.

This information provided as a courtesy by Nick, the Computer Guy, 480-242-4997.

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