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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Chandler’s local Buca di Beppo restaurant brings customized festivities for local residents and businesses.

Food and festivities come together at Chandler’s local Buca di Beppo restaurant, where sales manager Rebecca Steere creates a warm and inviting atmosphere for celebrations of all occasions.

The national restaurant chain has several locations in Arizona and dozens across the nation, but Steere’s personalized approach keeps Chandler’s diners coming back, whether they’re enjoying a dinner with family or celebrating with friends. “Each person is different and has their own needs,” she said, “and I like to give them special treatment.” 

In addition to personalized attention, Steere’s customized approach offers Chandler’s residents top-notch event planning without the high price tag. Local residents and businesses alike enjoy catering services at the family-style Italian restaurant, which serves as a prime spot for wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, baby showers, reunions, and even business lunch meetings.

Chandler’s Buca di Beppo also keeps the neighborhood spirit alive during the holidays by opening their doors to guests during Thanksgiving and Christmas, and even offers catering for companies whose employees have to work on Black Friday and Christmas Eve.

Tasked with organizing your high school reunion? Charged with having to scout out a location for your office party? Looking to liven up an otherwise dull seminar? With themed dining rooms available and a variety of group menu options, you will find something for everyone at Chandler’s Buca di Beppo. Steere is devoted to providing an unforgettable and festive experience for all guests, and the restaurant boasts banquet packages available for groups of 20 or more. The restaurant is also a great option for international touring groups and sports teams who are looking for a fun, group dining experience.

Whether you’re looking for a lively dining spot, the perfect location for a recent celebration, or for the food to come to you, contact Buca di Beppo’s Rebecca Steere at (480) 785-7272 to handle your event planning needs.

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Trail Breakdowns No Obstacle for Off Road Rescue Team

Eliot Colsten is used to getting people safely out of a tight spot; he’s been doing it for over a decade. The transition was a natural one when he decided to open Arizona Off Road Rescue and Towing a year ago. AZORR specializes in the recovery of all types of off-road vehicles including jeeps, dirt bikes, quads, trucks, and cars. The company is quickly becoming known throughout Arizona for its fair pricing and its professional recovery techniques.

Colsten says his customers can expect on-trail repairs and recovery provided by a highly-skilled team using the latest in equipment and technology. “I’ve been helping people for fifteen years and I wanted to take my passion and turn it into my business. For me, it’s not about the money it’s about getting people out of a bad situation.” The staff at Arizona Off Road Rescue and Towing prides itself on a rapid and safe response. If necessary, a crew member will travel ahead to the breakdown location to determine the best equipment needed. Repairs can be done on site by ASE certified off-road mechanics.

If a damaged or burned vehicle needs to be removed, the AZORR team provides both rescue and towing services while keeping any harm to the environment to a minimum. Services include replacing parts, changing tires, and transporting water or fuel. HAZMAT and EPA clean-up services are also offered.

The company has invested in major equipment purchases over the last several months to provide state-of-the-art property recovery. A recent acquisition is a boom for the firm’s Power Wagon. This allows the safe removal of a vehicle without additional damage. The new equipment tolerates a tongue weight of up to 3,000 pounds so that an UTV or quad can be physically picked up and towed instead of dragged from the scene.

The company is very focused on the safety of an individual in a crisis situation. After an off-road incident a person can be frightened and unsure of what to do. When AZORR team members respond to a call, they are also prepared to provide wilderness first aid should it be needed. Colsten is a wilderness first aid responder and both he and his staff will soon be EMT certified.

For more information about AZORR off road recovery services, please visit www.arizonaoffroadrescue.com.

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A&J Cleaning – Carpet, Tile and Upholstery Cleaning You Can Rely On

Every day living causes wear and tear on our homes, particularly our floors. What with constant trekking on our carpets, water damage to our bathroom and kitchen tile, stains from fallen drinks or dropped condiments, and animal odors that permeate our furniture, our floors and upholstery take quite a beating. There comes a time in every home-owner’s life when the best thing to do is call a service for those grimy tiles and stained carpets. A & J Cleaning in Chandler, Arizona is an excellent choice for many reasons.

J.T. Burchett, owner of A&J Cleaning is a fine example of what the company stands for and what sets them apart from other businesses. His knowledge of the industry provides an experienced quality to all of the work done by each and every worker at A & J. The integrity displayed through their honest pricing, communication and commitment is unmatched by other services. J.T. and his staff are punctual and take the time to understand their clients and their needs so as to know how to best serve them completely.

The passion that J.T. has for his client and for doing an excellent job shows through in each cleaning task. He loves to talk with his customers, and his people-oriented vision is what makes customers share their testimonies about his excellent work and customer service. His goal is to do such a good job that every client sends a referral. It’s not just about making money, but about making customers happy and building a reputation of integrity and greatness.

The services that are provided by A&J are extensive. They provide carpet cleaning to remove stains, pet odors and allergens, tile, natural stone and grout cleaning, and upholstery cleaning to extend the life of your furniture.  They even work on small restoration jobs to help get their clients back in their home as soon as possible after a flood. A&J has been satisfying clients since 1999, and their experience is a great testimony to the quality they have been able to implement into their service over the years.

So whether you are in need of a good carpet cleaning, or you are interested in restoring your bathroom tile, no matter what your cleaning need may be, J.T. Burchett at A&J Cleaning will be a listening ear and a quick and steady hand to clean whatever you need in the best way possible.

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Titan Alarm’s Nicholas Maska On The Cutting Edge Of Security Technology

Leading Arizona-based security firm proves why security and automation for any home or business “just makes sense” and why every customer is treated “like family.”

Phoenix, AZ – August 13, 2013 – Based in Phoenix, AZ, Titan Alarm has been a formidable presence on the U.S. security systems market, focusing on customer and employee satisfaction, superior technology, a higher level of protection, world-class customer service and a core value that inherently instructs all its affiliates to “treat customers like family.” Amongst those affiliates is Nicholas Maska, a security industry veteran for seven years and who boasts a sincere passion for providing superior security for his clients. This passion shines clearly through when Maska speaks of the industry in which he works as well as the way in which he helps people secure their homes and businesses.

“Customer service is what truly sets Titan Alarm apart from all competition,” states Maska. “The Company relies on its client’s referrals to succeed, and as such the Company has made a pact to always do an outstanding job – for all clients. Because we’re not as large as some of the other security behemoths out there, Titan Alarm stands apart and gives each client a more intense one-on-one quality service experience.”

Continuously on the cutting edge of security control technology, Titan Alarm is one of the fastest-growing home security and automation operations in North America, providing the number one top-selling system in America. In 2010, the company began a foray into the commercial fire and security market as well and has since assisted customers in retaining ultimate control of their access control and video surveillance systems via an online portal. Combined with intuitive Smartphone apps, pool alarms to protect kids against the dangers of drowning and mailbox protection for guard against identity theft, Titan Alarm’s systems have remained superior to many competitive alarm integrators.

“I enjoy security because I love the technology,” adds Maska. “But all of Titan Alarm employees and technicians enjoy working with each of our clients when it’s time to sell them a system because we get to become their liaison afterward…and that connection is utterly important to the core beliefs of the Titan family.”

For more information call Titan Alarm’s Nicholas Maska at 602-579-2047 or visit the Company website at www.titanalarm.net.

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The Nephcure Walk Arizona

Saving Kidneys. Saving Lives.

Walk to support research for Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Kiwanis Park – Fiesta Ramada’s in Tempe, AZ.

 

San Tan Valley, AZ. 8-2013 — The Nephcure Foundation along with local patients will be holding a NephCure Walk on Sunday, October 13, 2013. The family affected is a committed member of the community. Elizabeth (Ely) Grau, age 50, has been dealing with FSGS-Focal Segmental Glomeruli Sclerosis for over 8 years. There is no cure for this rare condition, which affects the kidney filtering systems. Ely found out that she had this disease at the same time that her favorite basketball player Miami Heat Alonso Mourning was going through his kidney transplant for the same disease.  “I remember being told that if I did not attack it aggressively I would have to go on dialysis and would need a transplant within a year. It was scary to hear that, being a single mom with a 13 year old daughter at that time. Luckily the aggressive treatment put me in remission but it was at a cost. My immune system got bad, gained weight and lost a lot of my strength. I wake up everyday wondering what the day will bring. I can relapse at any given moment, with still NO CURE.”

With the cause and cure unknown and a continual increase of newly diagnosed patients, Nephrotic Syndrome and FSGS, have become a concern to patients, families, and physicians. The Nephcure Walk will allow community members to give back locally and support families like Ely’s by participating in the fight to discover the cure. Registration for the walk will begin at 9:00 am and the walk will start at 10:00 am. There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged. Any walker who collects over $100 will receive a free T-Shirt. All proceeds will benefit the NephCure Foundation, an organization the Grau family has been supporting actively since Ely was diagnosed with the disease.

To sign up for the walk, join Ely’s team or make a donation go to: http://www.nephcure.org/walk

Contact: Ely Grau: 480-347-8791 Email: elygrau305@gmail.com (committee member Arizona)

Contact: Kelly Helm Phone: 719-510-7969 Email: khelm@teamnephcure.org (Colorado)

Click here for more information about The NephCure Foundation on Wikipedia and GuideStar

 

 

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American Family Insurance Affiliate Gerald Sajor Puts a Personal Touch On Insurance Needs


Award-winning insurance agent fuses honesty, integrity and passion for educating and helping clients.

The state of Arizona’s burgeoning insurance market has been taken to the next level with American Family Insurance affiliate Gerald Sajor’s agency. Gerald Sajor, an award-winning insurance agent, has become renowned in the local community for his personal commitment to his clients and their insurance needs, becoming what he calls their personalized risk manager. Through a fusion of sincerity, professionalism, personality and passion for educating and helping his clients, Sajor has created his own personal brand of service.  American Family boasts a proven track record in the insurance sector and has been rated number one for Claims Paid as well as number one on JD Power & Associates’ Customer Satisfaction survey for independently-owned agencies.

With a background consisting of business ownership and being a consumer, Sajor found a passion for utilizing all these areas in a culmination within the insurance agency profession. Further, his personal and sincere interest in homes, cars, boats, RVs and specifically motorcycles drove him to understand the necessity of safeguarding these precious items with formidable insurance coverage. “A combined personal and professional background has helped me relate to and assist my clients,” explains Sajor. “I value all the items my clients do and as such, I want to safeguard those items by insuring their value; I wish to be part of protecting that investment for my clients.”

The Gerald Sajor Agency provides Home and Auto insurance, Business Insurance (my specialty), Life and Health insurance. Boasting a number one rating in claims history, the agency, never questions whether a client’s claim is going to be paid: As Sajor puts it, “At the end of the day, our clients have me as their personalized agent. Customer service is defined as treating the customer as I would want to be treated. Therefore, I will always be available for my clients…they even receive my personal cell phone number as evidence of this commitment, and that’s not something you see every day.”

For more information on how Gerald can help you, please visit Gerald Sajor Agency

 

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Candace Johnston, Unique Skin Therapy for Desert Residents

Unavoidably, Arizona residents are exposed to extreme weather — and that can mean trouble in the heat of our Arizona summers. Without proper care, our skin can easily become rough and chapped. Arizonans know all about dry, itchy, painful skin that easily cuts, scratches, cracks or splits.

However, there is relief and Candace Johnston has the solutions with her expertise of Arbonne skin care products.

“I call myself an educator in skin therapy,” says Johnston. “The skin is the largest organ in the body and it has to be at its best to properly protect us.” She realizes that Arizonans love to embrace their beautiful state with outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, skiing, golfing, and cycling. “It’s wonderful to enjoy the outdoors,” she claims. “But it doesn’t have to happen at the expense of having healthy skin.”

Johnston is an esthetician, an expert in maintaining and improving skin. She has been educating clients about keeping their skin healthy and beautiful for over eight years. Even though most of her clients deal with the same desert climate challenges, each has his or her own skin type and quality. Johnston analyzes clients’ skin needs by considering factors such as age, skin type, ancestry, allergies, medical concerns, prescriptions, and lifestyle. With personalized skin care evaluations, she teaches the client how to effectively care for their skin and treat unwanted problems.

Johnston features Arbonne skin care products, internationally well-known for purity and safety. Formed from botanicals, Arbonne products never contain parabens, animal products or testing, or potentially harmful chemicals. Arbonne skin and hair care products are an ultra- premium line available from her through individual customized recommendations.

Whether you live in the Phoenix area, further south towards Tucson, or in the northern Flagstaff area, it is important to have a hydrating skin regimen that includes bathing in warm, not hot, water; using gentle cleansers; and applying appropriate products that address skin issues such as acne, anti-aging, sun protection, razor burn or rejuvenation. A personal skin analysis can determine exactly which Arbonne botanical products are best for you. Give Candace a call at (480) 710-0293 for your personal skin analysis.

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Dental Practice Development Coach Sara Fossen Helps Practices Build The Right Team

Arizona-based business development expert passionately helps dentists help their patients.

As a business development expert for the dental practice sector, Sara Fossen and her SARA dental practice coaching & development business provides assistance to dentists in building their teams and focusing on their practices. Utilizing a specific business technique and applying her expertise in the field, Fossen works with dental offices and assesses their positions in the market, analyzing the areas that need improvement. Ultimately, she “discovers what’s missing” and “fills in the blanks” allowing the practice to thrive.

“I hold the dentists in my client network accountable for what they tell me they want,” explains Fossen. “In return, they get to the next level (personally and professionally), while I keep them focused on their goals and their success targets. Indeed, I am the dental field’s personal trainer of sorts; when one visits a trainer, he or she works harder and is more motivated.”

Fossen is a small town girl originally from Minnesota. She formed her passion in dentistry at an early age. Fossen started her as held different positions in her dental career. She started as a hygiene assistant, dental assistant, treatment coordinator, and, eventually an office manager. Directly working for a dental practice, she learned quickly just how vital a healthy mouth and a full set of teeth impact a patients’ quality of life. The difference quality hygiene/dentistry makes in people’s lives was a major motivating factor, driving her to explore a hidden passion for helping dentists ultimately help their patients.

Though occupying a unique niche of business marketing in it of itself, Fossen’s SARA Dental Practice Coaching & Development stands apart from other business coaching approaches in several ways. First and foremost, Fossen and her team develop customized plans for each of their clients once a practice is assessed and a business evaluation has been made. Working directly with the dentist, Fossen gets the doctor intimately involved with the business plan to better his or her practice – while many competing business development coaches simply put a plan into action and watch from a distance, many times not even visiting its clients’ offices, the experts at SARA Dental Practice Coaching & Development is 100-percent hands-on with the dentists it serves.

“At the end of the day, a dentist who is looking to go to the next level with his or her practice should give my firm a call,” concludes Fossen. “Even if a particular dentist is seeking some structure in the business or perhaps practice development or team development – we are the right people to see. A doctor who passionately shares a willingness to improve his or her practice would make excellent business partners with us.”

Contact Sara Fossen at 480-703-9154

Sprint Business Account Executive, Ryan Tharp – Helping Arizona Business Work Smarter

Many business owners today are left on their own to struggle with the ever-changing technological advances in the workplace. Ryan Tharp, Business Account Executive with Sprint, has made it his goal to make sure their struggles are turned to relief through the help of his products and service. He understands there are many businesses which need help in streamlining their processes in order to remain competitive. Through his customized analysis, he is able to help business owners overcome obstacles that delay productivity and stifle growth.

When asked what sets him apart from his competitors, Ryan responded, “We position wireless technology solutions for businesses to make them more efficient. We help them get rid of the paperwork and the multi-entry processes that waste time and money. Ryan continues, “Sprint offers a “try before you buy” option. We know our product is going to help them, so we let our clients use it for free for a short time. After they’ve implemented our solutions, they know they’re making the right decision.” Continually exceeding client expectations every day is his number one goal.

Ryan works personally with local business owners to create win/win company relationships who want to implement technologies like:

  • Mobilize their workforce
  • Fleet telematics and tracking solutions
  • Work order management and paperless forms
  • Inventory control and tracking
  • Mobile payments out in the field
  • Wireless and Direct Connect services
  • Cloud back-up solutions
  • Security and video surveillance

Give Ryan a call today to see how he can help your business more efficient through mobile technology.

Ryan Tharp
Business Account Executive
Cell: 602-832-2328
Desk: 623-806-8581

 

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