Local Spotlights

  • Joe Hidder with Automated Merchant Services Shares What Makes his Program Different

    Joe Hidder with Automated Merchant Services shares with Christina Wagner how 7 out of 10 merchants can save 35-40% in processing fees and what makes his program so different. Having been in the industry for 12 years he is the expert and provides a very honest approach. His clients enjoy a wholesale plus pricing model and there are no contracts, no early termination fees, no terminal leases and no ... Read More

  • Top 5 Mother’s Day Restaurant Destinations in Scottsdale

    She cooked, cleaned, helped you do your homework, dried your tears, did your laundry and was always there with good advice, a Band-Aid and a hug. This year, celebrate all that your mother has done for you by giving her the day off! Take mom out for a memorable meal at one of these five dining establishments and show her that you care to share the very best culinary offerings that Scottsdale has to ... Read More

  • Claridge Family Law Timelines for Legal Issues

    Ryan Claridge with Claridge Family Law discusses timelines for legal issues and details regarding what to expect. 480-290-8604 FREE CASE EVALUATION ... Read More

  • (Un)certainty | A One Week Exhibition

    tilt gallery invites you to (Un)certainty curated by Ellee Bokharachi (Un)certainty, which consists of two video installations by 2Niks Pictures collective and photographs by Joy Goldkind, Gloria Baker Feinstein, and Kris Sanford will be a one week exhibition at Tilt Gallery, from May 3, to May 10, 2016. The video installations address societal issues and paradoxical relationships between human ... Read More

  • Stella Artois DERBY DAYCLUB Sponsored by Raven Events - Turf Paradise Race Course

    You're invited to the only Kentucky Derby Party with live Racing and Gambling and we're sponsoring it! For the first time in Turf Paradise's 60 years the Stella Artois Derby DayClub is becoming a reality. Produced by the Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships, the idea of a "party on the rail" with a DJ infused DayClub adjacent to the track has been years in the making. The Stella Artois Derby Day ... Read More

  • The Sweet Experience of Zak’s Chocolate Factory Tour, Free Public Event Announced May 6-7

    Forget everything you think Willy Wonka taught you about a chocolate factory. Zak’s Chocolate in Scottsdale gives visitors the opportunity to tour a real working craft chocolate factory, learn about and taste small batch, craft, single-origin chocolates and learn about the bean-to-boutique process that makes each bite of chocolate better than the last. Owners and husband and wife team Jim and ... Read More

  • Plated & Staged A Herberger Theater Experience

    The inaugural Plated & Staged...A Herberger Theater Experience was a success! Scottsdale.com was pleased to capture a few of the highlights with videographer Nathan Kinkel of NAK Productions. ... Read More

  • CallSafe Positioning Itself to Revolutionize Mobile Personal Emergency Response System Industry

    Nicole and DJ Swartwout are happy to announce their new venture, CallSafe. Previously, the husband and wife duo were with CallTeks, a security solutions firm that focused on homes and businesses. If you recall the iconic commercial that says, “Help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” CallSafe builds on the idea of a response system that embraces today’s burgeoning technology and takes it ... Read More

  • Elements Massage South Mesa Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Extends Special Offer

    Elements Massage South Mesa just celebrated its one year anniversary and franchise owners Ron and Troy Suzanne Gatza couldn’t be more pleased with their experience in offering the finest in a variety of massage therapy modalities. Ron Gatza explains, “It is a huge milestone for us to hit the one year mark and it leads to taking a look back at the year that flew by and reflecting on it. The thi ... Read More

  • J. Levine’s “Fostering Hope: A Fine Wine Auction” Nets $10,000 for OCJ

    Funds raised from inaugural charity auction will help foster children SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 19, 2016) – In Arizona alone, more than 20,000 children are in foster care, group homes or crisis shelters. That’s a startling number, especially when the majority of these children were placed in foster care due to neglect.But recently, an intimate group of more than 60 people gathered on a Saturday ... Read More

  • Phenomenal Women Empowerment Network Conference May 7 in Scottsdale

    5th Annual event to celebrate women on Mother’s Day Weekend Phoenix, AZ. April 18, 2016 - Valley women and daughters ages 13-17 are invited to “turn up and shine” at a thought-provoking, joyous and empowering journey celebrating womanhood on Mother’s Day Weekend.The 5th Annual Phenomenal Woman Empowerment Network (PWEN) Conference will be held Saturday, May 7, from 11 am to 4 pm. at the Sc ... Read More

  • $5.3 Million Raised at Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XXII

    Carrie Underwood, Carson Palmer, Dr. Francis Yeoh, Yank Barry and the Argyros Family Honored On Saturday, April 9, 2016, host Muhammad Ali, alongside stars and athletes from around the country, gathered at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the 22nd Anniversary of Celebrity Fight Night. GRAMMY® Award winning superstar of country music Reba McEntire ... Read More

  • The Herb Box at The Colony in Midtown Now Open

    New location the company’s first restaurant in Phoenix and third location in the ValleyOn Friday, April 8, The Herb Box was the first tenant to open its doors at The Colony, a new mixed-used development at Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue in midtown Phoenix. The Herb Box has two existing locations in Scottsdale, one at DC Ranch in the North Valley and another at Southbridge in Old Town. The ne ... Read More

  • The Couples Expert –Creating the Loving Relationships You Desire

    The Couples Expert offers counseling for couples, individuals and families. There are tough issues that anyone can face in their unique relationships. Having a caring, experienced counselor assist you and your loved ones with challenging issues and situations can help you understand, reconnect, heal and grow. Counselors Stuart Fensterheim LCSW, known as “The Couples Expert,” Ariel Schulz Br ... Read More

  • Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Romantic Gift or Getaway

    The natural beauty of Canyon Lake is showcased on the Dolly Steamboat year round. The giant sternwheeler has hosted a wide array of special events and guests over several decades, but perhaps the romantic side of Dolly Steamboat is the most thrilling!PR Director and namesake for the Dolly Steamboat, Dolly Kennedy explains the appeal of the Canyon Lake surrounds. “The entire area was created by c ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Pizzeria Fosters Exceptional Employee Relationships

    Venezia’s Pizzeria has long been a Valley favorite, with menu offerings including scrumptious pizza, wings, salads, low-carb pizza bowls, sandwiches and much more, served up in fun, friendly and impeccably clean restaurants. It takes a special group of employees to make that Venezia’s magic happen for its guests each day and Derek Clark is an area manager who has shined throughout the years. D ... Read More

  • Raven’s SUMMER OF LOVE Birthday Bash Takes Place at The Rhythm Room June 25

    Raven Events creates, promotes, manages and hosts a variety of upscale, classy events such as holiday galas, theme parties, business networking mixers and special social gatherings which are generally held at the surrounding resorts throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale. Raven Events has been elevating the quality of business and social events for business professionals, couples and singles since 2003 ... Read More

  • Actor, Director and Athlete, Sean Patrick Flanery Debuts First Novel, Jane Two

    Photos by John Schell Sean Patrick Flanery wears a lot of hats. The star of “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles,” “The Boondock Saints,” Powder,” “The Young and The Restless,” “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter” and more than 100 films and television shows is also an accomplished director, writer and a black belt Jiu-Jitsu athlete and instructor. Now, he adds published author to that pr ... Read More

  • Pasta Selections at Giuseppe’s on 28th are Diverse, Delicious and In-Demand

    Imagine the Pasta-bilities… In Italian cuisine, pasta is a beloved standard dish that is created, re-created and re-imagined in so many ways. At Giuseppe’s on 28th, owner Richard Bock has instilled his love of cooking into all of his Italian dishes at Giuseppe’s and the proof is in the pasta!The recipes at Giuseppe’s are those that Richard has enjoyed throughout his life and additionally e ... Read More

  • NAK Productions Boasts Diverse Month of Video Projects in March 2016

    Owner of NAK Productions, Nathan Kinkel continues to capture exciting events, important moments in business, galas, one-on-one interviews, weddings, drone footage and everything else with his videography business. With a keen eye for engaging moments and capturing the action as it unfolds, Kinkel offers affordable and engaging videography completed in a quick fashion. March was another stellar mon ... Read More

  • Happy Hour and Catering are Two Points of Pride for Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

    Inchin’s Bamboo Garden features many points of pride. From its fresh menu to unique Indian/Chinese fusion cuisine, there is always something new to love about Inchin’s. The happy hour and Inchin’s catering are particularly appealing for regular visitors and for those that would like to have a party or celebrate a special event at the Scottsdale restaurant or in the customer’s own location. ... Read More

  • Verve Wellness Center Welcomes Dr. Erin Hill, TCMD, LAc

    Verve Wellness Center has been an East Valley destination for those seeking expert and personalized medical care in a beautiful and upscale environment. In addition to chiropractic and massage treatments, patients will find doctors in family practice, internal medicine, general dental, cosmetic dental, oral surgery and endodontics and prosthodontics. Rounding out the Verve Wellness Center of servi ... Read More

  • Head Brewmaster at Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery Is a Driving Force in Quality and Fun

    Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery in Scottsdale just celebrated its one year anniversary in February and the fun never stops! With Head brewmaster Robert Rodriquez overseeing the beer quality and ensuring that everyone at the bar is receiving great service, you may not find another brewmaster quite like Rodriguez! Whether he’s serving up one of Two Brothers signature beers or educating a cust ... Read More

  • Independent Mystery Shoppers' Coalition President Talks about Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence

    President of Independent Mystery Shoppers' Coalition, Pamela Olmstead visited with Scottsdale.com to discuss the positive working relationship between her company and Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence. Olmstead is one of Eagle Eye's biggest supporters and she believes that what the mystery shopping company is doing will revolutionize the entire industry. For additional information about the Independen ... Read More

  • Arizona Diamondbacks 2016 Event Schedule

    Got your calendar ready? We've got the dates you need to circle on the 2016 Arizona Diamondbacks schedule!The D-backs are giving away bobbleheads, hosting theme nights and selling mini-plans as part of this year's Promotions!There will be four bobblehead nights in the 2016: A.J. Pollock on April 23, Paul Goldschmidt on July 2, Zach Greinke on Aug. 6 and David Peralta on Sept. 17.Theme nights incl ... Read More

  • The Fun Never Stops at Bevvy – Scottsdale’s Entertainment District Hot Spot!

    Bevvy is a fun, engaging and tasty destination in the Entertainment District of Scottsdale that always has something fun going on. Whether you stop by for weekend brunch or come by for cocktails and dinner with friends, you will always be assured great service, outstanding food and some good deals and drinks.Happy Hour at Bevvy’s is truly something special. Happy Hour runs 3-7 p.m. Monday throug ... Read More

  • Dreams of Summer Gala Benefitting the Kids of Arizona Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks an Inspiring Success

    The Third Annual Dreams of Summer Gala benefiting the kids of Arizona Camp Sunrise & Sidekicks was held on March 12 at Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes. The fundraising arm of the camp, Southwest Kids' Cancer Foundation, was grateful and humbled by the show of support that came from gala guests, sponsors and supporters. The gala raised more than $112,000 that will help to fund the 2016 sum ... Read More

  • Get Ready for Spring Training at Craft 64

    There’s no denying that baseball spring training games in the Valley are among some of the most highly-anticipated events of the season. Before or after the game, don’t miss the chance to dine at award-winning gastropub Craft 64. The nosh-and-slosh hotspot in Old Town Scottsdale will be an unforgettable part of your spring training memories this year! Craft 64’s owner and operator James S ... Read More


    For the first time in team history, all 162 D-backs games will be televised and 25 games will be offered in a Spanish broadcast in 2016 PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that all 162 regular season games will be televised in 2016, including 158 games on FOX Sports Arizona and FOX Sports Arizona Plus, the exclusive home of D-backs baseball. The remaining four games will be bro ... Read More

  • Helping Hands For Freedom Partners with Indiana Candle Company for Military-Themed Fundraising Candles

    Indiana-based candle company, Warm Glow Candles, has created two military-themed candles specifically for Helping Hands For Freedom (HHFF) that will help raise funds for the nonprofit in support of The Route for the Brave and all the programs offered by the organization. Helping Hands for Freedom was co-founded by Fairland, Indiana resident, Patrick Shannon, a two-time Purple Heart recipient and B ... Read More

  • The Market by Jennifer’s Restaurant and Bar Thrills with Every Bite

    Every once in awhile I get the chance to discover a restaurant of which I was previously unaware. The Market by Jennifer’s Restaurant and Bar is one such restaurant and even I am almost at a loss for the proper words to describe the magic that is taking place in The Market’s kitchen. Caterer Jennifer Russo is the deliciously talented chef and restaurateur who has crafted an adorable ... Read More

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