Phoenix Arizona


Water Bottles for the Homeless by quotes
July 24, 2008, 8:44 pm
Filed under: City of Phoenix News

Water Bottles for the Homeless

Phoenix Area Hydration Stations

Chandler, AZ — With temperatures over 100 degrees everyday it’s natural for us to carry water bottles. But what about the people who cannot buy water for themselves? Regardless of how they got into this position, many people are homeless and need assistance, especially during these hot summer months.

The Salvation Army in Phoenix has created Hydration Stations to serve the area’s homeless population and ensure their access to cold water as the valley gets deeper into the summer months.

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Phoenix Arizona Workshops for Job Seekers by quotes

Four Phoenix Public Library locations will offer a series of free career workshops designed to help young adults, ages 16 – 25, find the perfect job. The three-part series, titled “From Stress to Success,” will cover job searching and applying for a job, writing a résumé and cover letter, and interviewing.

More Free Workshops for Job Seekers



Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority by quotes
July 24, 2008, 5:41 pm
Filed under: Arizona, Phoenix, Phoenix Arizona, US - AZ (Phoenix) | Tags: ,

Demand for all services by Valley Metro Regional Public Transportation Authority increased to the highest levels ever recorded in June as gasoline surpassed $4 a gallon and Maricopa County recorded more high pollution advisories in a single month than it did during all of last year.

Ridership on commuter Express bus routes rose 40 percent year-over-year to top 9,000 boardings in June, while new registrants in Valley Metro’s online carpool partner matchlist grew 380 percent year-over-year. Currently, there are more than 7,100 commuters in the database who are looking to share the ride.

Valley Metro’s website-which allows visitors to map a bus trip, purchase online fare, and find a carpool or vanpool partner-also saw enormous spikes in demand. Page views of http://www.ValleyMetro.org increased 156 percent year-over-year in June to more than 1.38 million views.

Gas Prices Past the Tipping Point

Read more here:Valley Metro



Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon by quotes

Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon Named

“Best Mayor in North America”

http://www.evliving.com/

Phoenix Arizona Mayor Phil Gordon, following months of online, worldwide voting, has emerged as the “Best Mayor in North America” and is one of only 11 finalists in contention to be named “Best Mayor in the World.”

Every two years the world’s most outstanding mayor is presented with the World Mayor Award by City Mayors. City Mayors is an international network of professionals working to promote strong and prosperous cities, and is headquartered in London.

According to its Web site, “The World Mayor project …seeks out mayors who have the vision, passion and skills to make their cities amazing places to live in, work in and visit. The World Mayor Project aims to show what outstanding mayors can achieve as well as raise their profiles nationally and internationally. It honors those who have served their communities selflessly and courageously and who have made significant contributions to the well-being of cities. The most outstanding mayor of 2008 will be presented with the World Mayor Award.”

Read more at: Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon



FlexMLS training for Realtors by quotes
July 9, 2008, 2:29 pm
Filed under: Arizona, Education, FlexMLS, Phoenix Arizona, Real Estate, US - AZ (Phoenix) | Tags: ,

FlexMLS

Jul 7, 2008 Beginning July 28th ARMLS (Arizona Regional Multiple Listing Service, INC.) will be switching to a new and improved operating system for Realtors here in AZ called FLEX MLS

several Title companies and Brokers underwent training and certification to begin EARLY training. I have completed the ARMLS training I along with my colleagues have been offering FLEX MLS training at locations around the valley. If you would like to attend one of the remaining classes go to www.landamaz.com to register. I will be at the Chandler location Tuesday July 8th and Wednesday July 9th and would love to see you at training.

The hardest thing about change is the resistance to that change.

Shelli Bates
LandAmerica Lawyers Title



Community Information & Referral Board of Directors by quotes

Phoenix Arizona – Community Information & Referral (CIR), a local non-profit, recently elected officers for its 2008-2009. The new officers are:

Chair, Bill Austin, Vice President of Business Development, Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership

Vice-Chair, Jerry Mendoza, Low Income Assistance Program Manager, Arizona Public Service

Treasurer, Blossom Aung, Program Business Manager, General Dynamics,

Shelley Detwiller Digiacomo, Attorney, Osborn Maledon.

Art Brooks, President/CEO, Arizona Broadcasters Association was recently elected to the board.

Community Information & Referral (CIR) provides FREE 24-hour Help Hotline services to Arizona residents. Trained Information & Referral Specialists respond to calls from people who need help finding help, assess problems, and provide appropriate information and/or referrals to local governmental, non-profit, and faith-based health and human services organizations. Callers can reach the Hot Helpline in Maricopa County by calling 602-263-8856, or outside Maricopa County, toll free at 1-800-352-3792. Visit us on the web at http://www.cir.org/ and see below for a complete listing.

Special Programs

Community Information & Referral offers several specialized programs for residents of Arizona. Please click on the name of the programs below to find out more about them including contact information.

24-Hour Helpline
Our English/Spanish bilingual Information & Referral Specialists are ready to help you 24 hours a day to assist you in finding the help you need. We are central and northern Arizona’s First Call for Help. Call 602-263-8856 from anywhere or 1-800-352-3792 within area codes 520 & 928.

Childhood Immunization Hotline (Maricopa County only)
We refer callers living in Maricopa County to the closest clinic where they can get free immunizations for their children age 18 and under. Call 602-263-8856.

Community Voice MailCommunity Voice Mail
Community Voice Mail assists homeless individuals in Maricopa County by giving them private telephone numbers to help them with job searches and keeping connected to family and friends. All clients must be referred by agencies that provide direct services to homeless individuals and/or families. Call 602-263-8845 x 108.

CONTACSCONTACS
The COmmunity NeTwork for ACcessing Shelter helps domestic violence victims and homeless persons in Maricopa County find shelter in emergency situations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739.

HIV CAREHIV CARE
HIV CARE is a confidential 24-hour information line for helping people with HIV/AIDS who need medical care. People can also get help with food, dental, counseling, social services and treatment. Services are available in English and Spanish. No insurance is required. Call 1-877-HIV-7020 or 1-800-448-7020.

HMISMaricopa HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) Project
Assessing services provided to and unmet needs of homeless individuals in Maricopa County. This program is presented in cooperation with several agencies with support from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Arizona Mortgage Foreclosure HelplineArizona Mortgage Foreclosure Helpline
With thousands of Arizonans facing foreclosure on their homes, Community Information & Referral has partnered with the Arizona Department of Housing to guide those people to agencies that can help them through the process and might be able to help them stay in their homes. Call 1-877-448-1211. Foreclosure Prevention

Valley LifelineValley Lifeline
In partnership with Lifeline Systems Inc., the nation’s leading provider of personal emergency response services, we provide a way to help people remain independent in their own homes while maintaining a constant link to immediate emergency services should the need arise. This service is especially helpful to senior citizens and people with disabilities who might otherwise require constant supervision in an environment outside their homes. Call 602-263-8845.

Community Information & Referral Board of Directors



4th of July Celebration at Scottsdale Job Network by quotes
July 1, 2008, 12:36 am
Filed under: Scottsdale Job Network

Scottsdale Job Network Meeting

At this meeting, SJN is celebrating the 4th of July! Participants are encouraged to wear shorts, patriotic colors or Hawaiian shirts and stay after the meeting for a lunch of hot dogs, etc. No cost, donations appreciated.

Thank you,
Bill Austin

Robert Van Arlen

Motivational Speaker

Join us on Tuesday July 1, 2008 as Motivational Speaker Robert Van Arlen presents at Scottsdale Job Network. Robert Van Arlen is an expert in transforming organizational culture through a process called “Focused Synergy.” Born in Honolulu, the former Fortune 500 executive built a reputation during his 15 year career of changing the culture of his teams from whiners to winners.

Robert’s distinction is his ability to use the power of music to ignite his audience in an experiential learning environment that becomes a significant element of personal growth.

Attend our regular meetings to learn more about the Job Search Process and about Phoenix Jobs

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday mornings:

9-9:30 Networking, resume reviews, contact with recruiters

9:30 Welcome, announcements, introductions

10:00 Speaker begins

11:15 Speaker ends, feedback collected

Networking continues until 11:30

We meet at and use space provided by Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85032-4839. Temple Chai is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Marilyn Road is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is a non-profit community group of business leaders and volunteers. We are not a job placement forum, and we do not match candidates to openings nor do we send resumes to employers or recruiters. There is no guarantee of employment either directly through this group or as a result of association with SJN. We do, however, provide education in the job search process and all attendees have the opportunity to meet and work with people who offer support and guidance during employment transition.

The value of SJN lies in the skills, business networks and personal passions of our members. Membership is open to everyone willing to share their skills and anyone interested in local networking or in need of employment transition support.

Email: | Scottsdale Job Network | Voice Mail: Phone: (480) 513-1491

Doug Barrett
Dan Powell