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Mesa Arizona – Open house for remodeled City of Mesa Municipal Building by quotes
November 30, 2006, 9:51 pm
Filed under: City of Mesa, Mesa, US - AZ (Phoenix)

Open house for remodeled City of Mesa Municipal Building
An open house to celebrate renovations to the Mesa Municipal Building at 55 N. Center will be held Wednesday Dec. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mesa City Manager Chris Brady will be on hand for an official ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.  Refreshments and entertainment will also be provided, along with tours of the building.
Beginning in Sept. 2005, a massive remodeling project was started on the building. The nearly completed renovation includes construction of  public restrooms on the first floor, new ADA entrance ramps at the East and West sides of the building, installation of a fire sprinkler system, a complete upgrade of the electrical service equipment, and improvements to the building’s security system.  One major upgrade involved the “tie-in” of the new chilled water line from the Mesa Arts Center.  This allows the Municipal Building to take advantage of this efficient use of cooling during the summer months.
The project, costing an estimated $2.9 million, was completed in four phases, allowing personnel to be shifted during each phase to maintain full customer service.  Building Safety Director Terry Williams said, “We are excited to be nearly completed with this renovation of our working environment.  Both our customers and our employees will now realize the benefit from the safety, accessibility, and aesthetic  improvements.”
Construction on the City of Mesa Municipal Building started in 1961. At that time, the first floor and basement of the South Wing was built.  In 1964, two-thirds of the first floor and basement of the North Wing was added.  The entire second floor and remaining one-third of the North Wing was completed in 1971, bringing the total square footage to 37,436.

Ensynch Names Gene Holmquist Chief Executive Officer by quotes

Ensynch Names

Gene Holmquist

Chief Executive Officer

IT Industry Veteran Will Continue to Focus on Customers, Revenue Growth, Corporate Philanthropy and Future Expansion Plans

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Gene Holmquist, president and CEO of Arizona-based Ensynch, Inc., a leading provider of IT Services

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TEMPE, Arizona.

Ensynch Inc., the Southwests leading provider of IT infrastructure services, announced today the unanimous appointment of Gene Holmquist as CEO of Ensynch by its Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2006. He currently serves as President of Ensynch, and has been in the role since 2001. He succeeds Kurt Bunney, a 20-year veteran of the IT industry, who will remain Chairman of Ensynchs Board of Directors, and will continue to work with customers and partners.

Holmquist will continue to serve as President of the company in addition to his new role as CEO.

Under Genes leadership, weve made significant strides in the growth of the company, developed new service offerings for business customers, and secured outside funding and launched our expansion into Southern California, said Bunney. We are excited at the direction Gene will continue to take the organization. His terrific leadership ability and deep understanding of the needs of our customers has shown to be invaluable to the companys growth, and will continue to prove vital to the success of the Ensynch organization.

Holmquist brings nearly two decades of experience building successful services businesses from the ground up. Holmquist is an ardent supporter of the community as a former Board Member of the Arizona Technology Council and a relentless advocate for medical research to help find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

About Ensynch

Ensynch Inc. is the Southwest’s leading provider of IT infrastructure services, staffing and data center solutions that improve the operational efficiency of emerging mid-market businesses and enterprise-level businesses. Ensynch provides a full range of secure, manageable, available and cost-effective technology solutions delivered professionally and flexibly, through its 225 IT professionals and strategists worldwide. An award-winning and nationally recognized company, Ensynch has earned a place on the Inc 500, received numerous awards from Microsoft including a worldwide partner award, and was recognized as one of North America’s top IT solution providers by CRN magazine’s Fast100. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., with offices in Southern California.

CHAIRity Event Raises Funds for Domestic Violence Victims by quotes

 CHAIRity Event Raises Funds for Domestic Violence Victims

Victims of domestic violence will receive more counseling and client services from the proceeds raised at the seventh annual CHAIRity event, “Sit a Moment, Stop the Violence,” 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Phoenix Art Museum, Central Avenue and McDowell Road.

Ten creative chairs, designed by graduating students of the Arizona State University College of Design, will be on display and sold through an auction at the event. The scholarship winning chair, “Choices,” as well as three other chairs, “Clarity,” “Patches” and “Resurrected Dreams,” will be sold through a live auction.

The 20 students, who will present their finished chairs, designed and built them in teams of two in one month at a maximum cost of $100 plus donations. Each chair reflects the style of a well-known artist and makes a statement about domestic violence and the role the city of Phoenix Family Advocacy Center plays in supporting domestic violence victims.

The artwork that influenced the students ranges from two- to three-dimensional artists and fashion designers to architects, musicians and poets. Influential individuals include Armani, Gwen Stefani, Georgia O’Keefe and others. Miniature chairs that replicate the larger chairs, also created by the students, also will be sold at the silent auction.

The chairs will be on display on Nov. 3 at Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave. for a First Friday’s event. The chairs then will be at the Phoenix City Hall atrium, 200 W. Washington St., during business hours from Nov. 6 to 30.

Proceeds from the chair sales and the dinner will benefit the Phoenix Family Advocacy Center that provides comprehensive services to domestic violence and sexual abuse victims and their families in a safe and supportive environment.

“Domestic violence is a major problem in our country and our community. We hope this event will help raise public awareness about its devastating effects not only on the victim but on the family,” said Phoenix City Councilwoman Peggy Bilsten, event honorary chair. “With the funds that are raised, we hope to expand the center’s services. Every home should be a safe home.”

The event presenting sponsor is Southwest Ambulance; the premier sponsors are Arizona Federal Credit Union and BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona. Event sponsors include The Arizona Republic, Arizona Public Service, city of Phoenix Aviation Department, HRD, Phelps Dodge and US Business Interiors.

Tickets are $100 per person and various levels of corporate sponsorship are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 602-534-3072 or visit For information about the Family Advocacy Center, visit

2006 Weblog Awards

Nominations Sought for Diversity Awards by quotes
November 3, 2006, 11:34 pm
Filed under: Arizona, Awards, City of Tempe, City of Tempe News, Tempe | Tags: ,

Nominations Sought for Diversity Awards


            Tempe Human Relations Commission, together with the City of
Tempe, is seeking nominations for its Ninth Annual Diversity Awards.
Award winners will be recognized at Tempe’s Martin Luther King, Jr.
Celebration, “Together We’re Better,” Diversity Awards Brunch, on
Monday, January 15, 2007 at the Tempe Buttes Resort.

            To be eligible, nominees must live, work, or volunteer in
the City of Tempe and demonstrate a commitment to honoring and
celebrating diversity in the Tempe community.  A new award category,
“Diversity Supplier Award,” has been added this year.  Nominees for this
award do not have the residency requirement; however they must have done
business with the City of Tempe within the calendar year 2006.  Six
nominating categories are offered:

        Individual Adult
Community Group / Organization

        Educational Organization                                Business

        Individual Youth (18 years and younger)       Diversity Supplier


            Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday,
December 13, 2006, at 5 p.m.  Nominees may not currently be serving as a
Tempe elected official or a Tempe Human Relation Commissioner.
Nomination information should be sent to: City of Tempe, c/o Ginny
Belousek, 31 E. Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, or faxed to 480/350-2907.
To request a nomination form or for ticket information to attend the
Diversity Awards Brunch, please call (480) 350-8979.  An online
nomination form is also available at

Ahwatukee Comedy Club is proud to present……….. by quotes

Ahwatukee Comedy Club is proud to present………..

A Salute To Our Troops

Fundraising Event November 3rd at Best Western Grace Inn Hotel….in Ahwatukee.

Best Western Grace Inn Hotel is contributing the use of their magnificient Ball Room for this  event……..supporting not only the troops but also the Cancer Society!

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The event will be taped and CD’s will be distributed to the troops.

Laughter is good! Laughter is healing! Come and laugh and at the same time show your support for all the men and women in uniform.

Ahwatukee Comedy Club is the place where the jokes are cleaned by and laughter 100% guaranteed!

Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think would like or benefit from laughing!

Saving water year-round is easy with water conservation calendar by quotes
November 2, 2006, 11:56 pm
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Saving water year-round is easy with water conservation calendar

For the seventh consecutive year, Mesa residents will be treated to a
year’s worth of water conservation tips presented in artistic form,
courtesy of fourth-grade students in Mesa. The artwork of 13 talented
students was chosen from nearly 600 entries submitted from 28 Mesa
elementary schools in the seventh annual Water—Use It Wisely Art and
Calendar Contest.

Residents are invited to pick up a free copy of the 2007 calendar, the
culmination of the water conservation art contest. Calendars are available
at the following locations:

   Customer Service, 55 N. Center Street
   East Mesa Service Center, 6935 E. Decatur
   Main Library, 64 E. 1st Street
   Red Mountain Branch Library, 635 N. Power Rd.
   Dobson Ranch Library, 2425 S. Dobson
   Utilities Department, 640 N. Mesa Drive

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in partnership with Mesa Public Schools
sponsored the contest and printing. Quantities are limited and available on
a first-come, first-served basis. One per household, please.

For more information about the Water—Use It Wisely Art and Calendar
Contest, call Utilities Conservation Specialist Becky Zusy at (480)
644-3058. For information about the City’s water conservation programs or
to view the students’ artwork, visit