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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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Nello’s Wins Best Pizza – 2012 Social Choice Awards

The next time your family is craving pizza, give your family the pleasure of trying “The Best Pizza in Arizona”, Nello’s Pizza! You will surely wonder why you ever wasted all those numerous past pizza cravings on generic cardboard-tasting pizzas you’ll find at some other local pizza joints. Why did Nello’s win the “Best Pizza in Arizona” award? Maybe it has something to do with their perfectly baked crust. Or it could have something to do with the original, mouth-watering, freshly-made pizza sauce. Or maybe it’s due to the authentic Chicago style Italian recipes. Whatever the reason, Nello’s pizza is like no other!

Founded in 1983 by 1 of 4 brothers, Geno Mei, Nello’s Pizza originally started as a 16 customer capacity sandwich shop. Mrs. Mei, Geno’s mother, helped come up with the restaurant’s name which was compiled from grandchildren’s names.  The name was originally supposed to be Janellotico, but when it came down to signage, they came to learn each letter cost around $200. In order to save money they shortened the name to Nello’s. Though the first year was a struggle for the restaurant, they still managed to focus on making sure they took care of every customer that walked through the door.  Two of Geno’s brothers, Danny and Brian, jumped on board to support their brothers’ dream from the start.  Their hard work and dedication soon paid off and, a year after the restaurant opened, they were awarded the New Times award for “best pizza” who labeled it “a buy beyond perfection”.

Surprisingly, pizza was not originally part of the menu when Nello’s first opened, but was later added to the menu shortly after the restaurant was founded. Pizza is what they have become famous for, with their pizza crust recipe inspired by Geno’s mother’s fruit pie crust recipes. Two years after the restaurant was founded, his older brother Ray moved to Arizona from Chicago. Now, all four brothers became getting involved in the expansions and great success that followed. Eventually, each of the four brothers got the opportunity to manage their own Nello’s as they expanded to 4 locations all over the Phoenix area.

Twenty nine years later you can still find a Nello’s near you, with locations throughout the Phoenix valley. There is a Nello’s restaurant in Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix/Ahwatukee, and Scottsdale. Each location has roughly 80% of the same food and great recipes, but each has added its own unique twist to the menu. With a combination of great service and delicious food, there is no question why Nello’s was voted the 2012 Social Choice Awards best pizza in Arizona on SocialNetworkArizona.com.  Nello’s dominated the competition, receiving more than twice as many votes as the second place contestant.

We recently had the privilege of meeting with the owners of Nello’s in Scottsdale, Jeff and Virginia, to present them with their Social Choice award plaque.  They were such a pleasant, down to earth, friendly couple who provided us great hospitality and charming conversation. One thing that really caught my eye in the restaurant were the walls filled with art in every direction. These works of art are produced by local artists and the collection includes some very interesting artwork! Be sure to check out the art in the restroom on your next visit! The cool thing is if you like an art piece you see hanging on the wall, it’s probably up for sale. By purchasing the art you are showing support for Arizona’s local art scene.

Overall, Nello’s provides an awesome dining experience. The pizza is to die for, the atmosphere is very welcoming, and the staff is extremely friendly. If you have not had the privilege of tasting and experiencing a meal at Nello’s, it should definitely be on your list of places to try in the very near future. For a list of locations nearest you, visit http://www.nellosscottsdale.com/arizona/. Mangia bene!!

 

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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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Media from our October 19 Seminar

The October 19th seminar was a lot of fun, thank you to everyone who participated!

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For information and to RSVP for our next seminar, visit: Social Network Arizona Home

Photographs by Diane’s Design Photography
Andre Morris prepares to present at the October Social Network Arizona seminar

The Social Network Princess at the October Social Network Arizona Seminar

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Social Media Seminar | October 19, 2011 | RSVP Now!

 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113822728723867

Like our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/SocialNetworkArizona

 

NOW BIGGER THAN EVER! Connect with 100 local businesses!

 

Social Network Arizona takes business to business networking to the NEXT level. Join us for our powerful networking and social media seminar. CONNECT with area business leaders who are ready to learn about you and your company, generate more referrals, increase sales, and expand your network!

 

WHEN: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 (10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
LOCATION: Clarion Hotel
5121 E. La Puente Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85044

MAP: Click for Google Maps

RSVP NOW: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113822728723867

TICKET PRICE: $20 at the door

WHAT TO BRING:
• A computer, iPad, or mobile device with internet.
• Logins for your Google, Facebook, LinkedIN, and Twitter accounts.
 

Business Coach Dan Creed

Special Guest Speaker

Special Guest Speaker!
Dan Creed, Certified Business Coach and Owner of FocalPoint Business Coaching of Arizona
TOPIC: Growing Your Business with LinkedIN

CLICK HERE to RSVP and reserve your seat on Facebook events: www.socialnetworkarizona.com/seminar/

This social networking seminar brings you together with local businesses on Google+, LinkedIN, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Take a big step towards the successful online marketing of your business and register to attend. This event is open to ALL. For questions please contact Marlies Morris at marlies@socialnetworkarizona.com or call (602) 456-0150.

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