Local Spotlights

  • Notre Dame Prep. Actress Wins High School Musical Theater Award

    Notre Dame Prep Actress Wins HSMT Award for Best VocalistNotre Dame Preparatory sophomore Anna Sera, earned the Best High School Vocalist Award at the ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards, Saturday, May 21, for her role as Sandra Bloom in Notre Dame Preparatory’s premiere production of Big Fish.The announcement was made before more than 1,000 cheering high school drama performers, dire ... Read More

  • Celebrate Father’s Day at Inchin’s Bamboo Garden

    Celebrate Father’s Day at Inchin’s Bamboo GardenThis Father’s Day, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden invites the Valley to bring dad in for a delicious and relaxing dining experience that features Indian and Chinese fusion cuisine. The restaurant will be taking reservations for Father’s Day and all dads will receive a complimentary glass of house wine when dining at Inchin’s Bamboo Garden. Are yo ... Read More

  • Phoenix Data Center Solutions Positions Itself for a Stellar 2016

    Phoenix Data Center Solutions Positions Itself for a Stellar 2016 For many businesses, the challenge of finding data center solutions can be an overwhelming task. Founded in 2014, Phoenix Data Center Solutions (PHXDS) has taken all the guess work out of data storage and works with each client to meet their individual needs by customizing storage solutions. Founders of Phoenix Data Center Solutions ... Read More

  • New Notre Dame Prep. Cross Country Coach to Help Runners Reach Potential

    New Notre Dame Prep. Cross Country Coach to Help Runners Reach PotentialScottsdale’s Notre Dame Preparatory High School has a new head cross country coach. Theology teacher Lisa Rawlings will guide the distance runners next year.Rawlings coached the cross country team at Pope John Paul II Catholic High School in Huntsville, Alabama, prior to coming to Notre Dame Prep in 2015. Last season she ser ... Read More

  • Craft 64 Introduces New Beer, 'Wheat the People'

    Craft 64 Introduces New Beer, 'Wheat the People'Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent, there is one thing upon which we can all agree. New beer from Craft 64 is all-American! This month, come celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of awesome craft beer at Craft 64 and get to know its “Beer President,” James Swann. Craft 64 serves a large variety of local craft beers on t ... Read More

  • The Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Summer Destination for Everyone

    The Dolly Steamboat is the Perfect Summer Destination for Everyone Businesses and corporate groups are often seeking exciting events, team-building experiences and fun getaways to share. For all of these, the road leads to Canyon Lake where the Dolly Steamboat is ready to provide the experience of a lifetime.In its infancy in 1979, the Dolly Steamboat could accommodate a few dozen people and occas ... Read More

  • Counter Intuitive Whisks Guests Away to Another Place and Time

    Counter Intuitive Whisks Guests Away to Another Place and TimeInnovative Prohibition style hot spot raises the bar on Valley craft cocktail sceneBy Lynette CarringtonI thought I was in Old Town Scottsdale. I was wrong. As I stepped through the door at Counter Intuitive on Stetson Drive I was magically transported to “Opening Day in 1929 at the Agua Caliente Racetrack.” Clearly, this time trave ... Read More

  • Notre Dame Preparatory High School names new principal

    A New Principal for Notre Dame PrepOn Wednesday, May 18, Jerry Zander was named interim principal of Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale for the 2016-17 school year.The decision was received with resounding applause from the NDP faculty and staff when the announcement was made. Zander, who lives in Phoenix with his wife Jenny and two young sons, is a jovial and a well-liked assistant ... Read More

  • Bevvy Brings Triple Crown Action and Off-Track Betting to the Heart of Scottsdale

    Bevvy Brings Triple Crown Action and Off-Track Betting to the Heart of Scottsdale When it comes to the upcoming Triple Crown racing action, including an exciting Kentucky Derby party, look no further than Bevvy in Old Town Scottsdale. In addition to the only off-track betting in Scottsdale, there are a host of specials and events surrounding these prestigious races that will give you special occa ... Read More

  • Community Turns Out for Annual Ryan House Breakfast

    Eighth Annual Ryan House Community Breakfast Raised $337,242 with Honorary Chair Luis GonzalezSpecial Event to Support Ryan House Takes Place May 28Nearly 1,100 guests and 60 volunteers joined Ryan House’s 8th Annual Community Breakfast at the Arizona Biltmore Resort on May 6 featuring Honorary Event Chair Luis Gonzalez, special assistant to the president and CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The ... Read More

  • Lobster Mania Coming to Eddie's House

    Lobster Mania coming to Eddie’s House Thursdays through Saturdays, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend Each summer for the past 16 years, Eddie’s House has celebrated the most delicious crustacean – the lobster! Lobster Mania takes place each week at Eddie’s House, Thursdays through Saturdays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Now is the time to enjoy fresh, East C ... Read More

  • Venezia’s Introduces Gluten-Free Wraps

    Venezia’s Introduces Gluten-Free Wraps There is always something new to love at Venezia’s in addition to its outstanding pizzas, pastas, sandwiches, low-carb pizza bowls, calzones, wings, starters and desserts. Now guests can enjoy the addition of a variety of tasty, gluten-free wraps! Priced at only $7.99, there is a gluten-free wrap that will tempt every member of the family and wraps are s ... Read More

  • Family Lawyer Gets A Family Endorsement From His Wife

    Ryan Claridge is a family attorney. Learn why his wife thinks he is the lawyer you should contact.Attorney Ryan Claridge is enthusiastic about all family law matters and has wide ranging experience in family law mediation, divorce cases, child custody cases and custody modifications. ... Read More

  • Blake's Lotaburger enlists the mystery shopping expertise of Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence

    Blake's Lotaburger in Tucson is using Eagle Eye Retail Intelligence/Talon for its mystery shopping service to help shape its customer care program. ... Read More

  • The Basics of Networking Event Follow-Up

    The only time you’ll ever get this from me is when you deserve it….and that’s always! I’m talking about Following Up!I know this concept has been beat over your head a million times and you know how important it is, but the sad truth is that most people don’t follow up. I can’t even tell you how many people I have met that have promised to follow up by email, or connect me to so-and-so ... Read More

  • Notre Dame Prep Girls Tennis is Back on Top

    Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep girl’s tennis team won the AIA Division II State Championship, Saturday, May 7, at Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale. It was their first state championship since their five-year run at the top from 2007 to 2011.The NDP team faced their nemesis, Catalina Foothills High School from Tucson, a team they lost the state championship to two years ago—and had never defeated ... Read More

  • Christina Wagner of Scottsdale.com Competing for National Title in Miss United States Pageant

    Photos by FlutterDShutter PhotographyIt’s been a busy year for Christina Wagner, our Vice President of Business Development at City Brand Media! In addition to substantially growing the business at Scottsdale.com and our other East Valley sites, she has accomplished an admirable weight loss goal, taken up the cause of supporting our military and veterans in many different facets and has become a ... Read More

  • Bella Grace Agency

    Elite Nanny and Domestic Staff for Every Family’s Needs When considering a nanny or domestic staff personnel, there are many factors to consider. The beauty of the Bella Grace Agency is that it takes all the hassle, guesswork and concern out of getting just the right person that will fit the needs of your family. From an intensive interview and vetting process, to personality and interest assess ... Read More

  • NAK Productions Covered the Valley in April 2016

    April 2016 proved to be another exciting month of video projects for Nathan Kinkel of NAK Productions! Highlights included doing a fun promo video for RE/MAX, Singleton Moms and the new cable television show, Tonia and Friends. Scottsdale.com kept NAK Productions busy with an exciting shoot at the Herberger Theater Center for the fundraiser, “Plated and Staged.” Theater goers and supporters, M ... Read More

  • Verve Wellness Center Welcomes Dr. Grace Haynes

    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

  • CallTeks Security to Focus on Commercial Telecommunications and Security

    CallTeks Security has long been known and well-respected in the commercial and residential security system domain. As technology changes and customer demands dictate, businesses must pivot to the shifts in their business and industry. To that end, CallTeks is redirecting its efforts. CallTeks Partner Ian Engel explains, “We are still going to be handling our residential customers with the same ... Read More

  • Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery also Boasts Exceptional Menu

    Two Brothers Tap House & Brewery has established itself in its first year in Scottsdale. The year-round and seasonal beers have made a name for themselves already and the fun establishment at Scottsdale and Camelback Roads is one of the coolest places to hang with friends and enjoy a generous menu developed with a great attention to detail. Executive Chef Tommy Michel has been instrumental in ... Read More

  • Independent Designers with Origami Owl Support Helping Hands for Freedom with Unique Fundraiser

    Jewelry designing duo is raising funds for Route for the Brave and organization’s programsChandler-based independent jewelry designers for Origami Owl, Krysti and Kaylah Kauffmann have stepped up on her own accord to create a unique fundraiser for Helping Hands For Freedom (HHFF) that will help raise funds for the nonprofit in support of its Route for the Brave and all the programs offered by t ... Read More

  • Chef Eddie Matney Continues to Cook up Fresh, Local and Fun Culinary Experiences at Eddie’s House

    It’s been eight years since Chef Eddie Matney opened his signature restaurant, Eddie’s House at Marshall Way and Indian School Roads after becoming a vibrant fixture in the Valley and a regular on local TV. During that time, he has grown his brand considerably and continues to delight his fans. With signature dishes that utilize unique flavor combinations, fresh and local ingredients with a da ... Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • $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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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  • With so many fantastic and fun things to do in Scottsdale, you will be busy all year long enjoying everything the vibrant city has to offer! Some of the most popular annual events in Scottsdale are...Read More
  • Has the tomato in your sandwich traveled from state to state? Does the label on your garlic show that it has traveled for days from China? Every day food is consumed from all over the world; some have...Read More
  • Scottsdale is one of the most picturesque, engaging and dynamic cities in Arizona. Boasting about 300 days of sunshine each year, Scottsdale is known for its elegant resorts, world-class golf, elite s...Read More
  • Scottsdale Public Libraries and Programs Scottsdale offers five public libraries located around Scottsdale, Arizona. They consist of the Appaloosa, Arabian, Civic Center, Mustang and Palomino Library ...Read More
  • From contemporary style to luxurious and posh, Scottsdale resorts and hotels offer you and your family accommodations that are as unique as you are. If you are feeling in the mood for adventure, how a...Read More
  • www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org/visit/accessibility/ or contact the Patron Services Box Office at 480-499-TKTS (8587) [TDD: 480-874-4694] for further details. Please inquire about services when orde...Read More
  • By Lynette Carrington Every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. October through May, Old Town Scottsdale becomes an artful extravaganza with local, national and international artists showcased on...Read More
  • The ranch is also the perfect spot for families and children. MacDonald's Ranch offers pony rides for children 12 years and younger and this is the perfect way to introduce kids to riding who might b...Read More
  • Celebrated and world-renowned artist, architect, builder and writer Paolo Soleri may have passed away in 2013, but his legacy lives on his artistic vision and through the stylish windbells he designed...Read More
  • • Sample mouth watering creations of the Valley's top gourmet chefs• Rotating food trucks from the Food Truck Caravan fleet of 35 each week• Lounge in the Caravan tent on huge pillow and area ru...Read More
  • There Are Many Wonderful Venues for Conferences in Scottsdale The City of Scottsdale is an ideal conference location and located less than 10 miles away from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. ...Read More
  • The Rich History of Scottsdale Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains to the east. It is very often rated among the ...Read More
  • Scottsdale Nightlife Boasts Endless Entertainment Possibilities When one thinks of Scottsdale, Arizona, usually what comes to mind is the long list of outdoor activities to participate in like golfing...Read More
  • Scottsdale, Arizona Is a Golf Lovers ParadiseWhen it comes to golf, one of the best places in the world to enjoy the game is Scottsdale, Arizona. This beautiful city is home to hundreds of top-rated c...Read More
  • How to Get Around: A Scottsdale Guide to Transportation There are a lot of great things to do and see in Scottsdale, but sometimes it’s hard to get to everything. Sometimes you just want a simple wa...Read More
  • Hiking Opportunities in Scottsdale Provide Breathtaking Views and A Chance To Escape It All Whether you are visiting or a local who loves hiking, Scottsdale is an excellent choice where you take in be...Read More
  • Emergency Services of Scottsdale If you are having an emergency ALWAYS call “911” first. Many of the numbers here are general information numbers and where you can turn to for assistance. If you a...Read More
  • Demographics of ScottsdaleActive and affluent, Scottsdale, Arizona borders Phoenix to the north and east. Per the U.S. Census Bureau this city’s population is approximately 230,512 and is comprised ...Read More
  • Your Spiritual Home Away from Home No matter where you land, the true marker of any religion is love among its worshippers. The great state of Arizona and www.scottsdale.com would like to extend that...Read More
  • Come taste fresh and experience a cornucopia of flavors, sights and sounds at Scottsdale Old Town Farmers' Market. From 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every Saturday, visitors experience the best and fres...Read More