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Bison Homes Celebrates one year for

Bison Museum

Anyone else planning to attend the Bison Homes Bison Museum one year anniversary party and celebration today in North Scottsdale?

Here is some information in case you had no idea that was going on.  Bison Homes is a specialty Home Builder in Arizona.

Bison Homes Bison Museum

I am going to try to get there today as well as heading over to the Sustainable Living Expo on Market Street in DC Ranch Corner of Thompson Peak Pkwy and Pima

Thank you,

Bill Austin

Bison Western Museum to

Celebrate 1st Anniversary

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – The Bison Western Museum will celebrate its first anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2008, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in North Scottsdale. Festivities will include giveaways, contests, cowboy storytelling, free popcorn, candy and balloons and more.

To commemorate the one year anniversary, admission will be just $1 per visitor all day on the 18th.  In addition, the celebration will mark the official opening of the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Room exhibiting the woodcarvings of Dee Flagg.

Since opening its doors last October the Bison Western Museum has gained wide acceptance and has established itself as one of the finest collections of Western, Native American and bison memorabilia and artifacts in the country. Year two will feature a special Spirit of the Old West lecture series, a Welcome to Old Scottsdale display, Flagg family pieces previously not displayed and more.

The Bison Western Museum houses more than 30,000 pieces and features such exhibits as “Dances with Wolves” and Native American artifacts room, the Singing Buffalo Family, the Saddled Bison “photo op” and a vast assortment of bronzes, paintings and prints. The extensive Buffalo Bill exhibit includes historic photos, prints, trinkets, documents, one of his famous Sharps rifles and more.

Also highlighted is the personal collection of the Flagg family, Scottsdale’s own “first family” of Western artists. The Flagg collection contains hundreds of items from paintings to sketches, from the original Parada del Sol program cover artwork to life size wood carved figures of Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok and others. In addition, the Flaggs created the artwork of the giant cowboy that has welcomed visitors to Scottsdale for over 50 years. A blow up of the original sketch is on display.

The museum is complemented by a gift shop, western library, party lounge, Western pavilion and the Bison Homes Information Center. It is located at 16641 N. 91st Street in Scottsdale, just north of West World. For more information and hours of operation please call 480-837-8700, or visit www.bisonwesternmuseum.com



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Phoenix School of Law by quotes

Students Receive Law Degrees from Phoenix School of Law

Phoenix School of Law, Arizona’s only privately-owned law school, is proud to announce that after three years of hard work, volumes of reading, numerous written papers, and difficult exams, 34 graduates received their Juris Doctorate degree at 6 p.m. on May 20th.

The medley of graduates included many working professionals, who without a part time program to attend, would not have been be able to pursue a law degree. The next hurdle for the new graduates will be sitting for the Arizona State bar exam in July.

 

Some other Phoenix School of Law Articles:

Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce that Dean Dennis J. Shields has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the YWCA  Maricopa County.

Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce that Dean Dennis J. Shields has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Phoenix Urban League. The appointment was made by the Urban League’s Executive Committee.

James D. Griffith, a second year student at the Phoenix School of Law had an opportunity few other law students have – he worked on a patent infringement case that resulted in a $185M verdict in favor of the client.

Phoenix School of Law Receives Provisional ABA Accreditation – Arizona’s first private law school passes major hurdle

34 Students, Three Years, First Graduating Class Phoenix School of Law Celebrates Major Milestone. For the first time, Arizona will welcome a graduating class made up of both full and part-time law students. Phoenix School of Law, Arizona’s only privately-owned law school, is proud to announce their inaugural graduating class. A medley of graduates, including working professionals, who otherwise could not pursue a law degree, will receive their Juris Doctor degree on May 20th.

Phoenix School of Law Professor Joins Local Literacy Board – Phoenix School of Law is pleased to announce Assistant Professor, Daniel J. Dye was elected to the Board of Directors of Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County (LVMC). LVMC teaches adults to read and write English and prepare for the GED exam.



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Work Blast users can enhance their text resumes via exclusive multimedia applications found only on WorkBlast.com.

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LinkedIn Live! Phoenix Event by quotes
LinkedIn Live! Phoenix Event
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ARIZONA LinkedIn ® Live! Phoenix EventTuesday February 5th 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Jilly’s American Grill
7301 E. Butherus Drive
Scottsdale, AZ
480-368-8663
( at the Scottsdale Airpark )

We received lots of requests to announce these events earlier. So we are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Jilly’s American Grill at the Scottsdale Airpark!

Our LinkedIn® Live! Event brings LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin ® users) introducing them to each other.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona International Growth Group.

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers and a Cash Bar.

Register Now

Please bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we continue to unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

For more information please visit us at Phoenix LinkedIn Live.

“LinkedIn” and it’s logo are registered trademarks of the LinkedIn Corporation.

Thank you,

Bill Austin
AZhttp, Inc. 
Scottsdale Job Network



LinkedIn® Live! Phoenix Event by quotes

The November 6th event was called “The best networking event I have ever been to.” by a large percentage of the participants.

LinkedIn® Live!

Phoenix Event

“LinkedIn” and it’s logo are registered trademarks of the LinkedIn Corporation.

Handlebar J’s

7116 Becker Lane

Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Tuesday January 8th 2008

5:30 – 7:30 PM

We are pleased to announce the next LinkedIn® Centric event in the Phoenix Market at Handlebar J’s!

The LinkedIn® Live! Event brings the top LinkedIn® Users together with key members of the Greater Phoenix Metropolitan Community (who should be top Linkedin® users) and introducing them to each other, and to IA and its mission.

This month, the event is co-produced in alliance with the Arizona Technology Council .

LinkedIn Live! is a Free Event with appetizers sponsored by Lumension Security and a Cash Bar.

Register Now

And bring one or two of your most connected LinkedIn® connections!

Join us as we further unlock the power of the extended Metro Phoenix network!

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ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL and MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION by quotes

THE ARIZONA TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL & TRANS-WEST NETWORK SOLUTIONS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MITEL NETWORKS CORPORATION AS THE PREMIER SPONSOR FOR THE 2007 GOVERNOR’S CELEBRATION OF INNOVATION

(Phoenix, AZ – November 8, 2007) Every year, companies across Arizona reach out and sponsor the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) and it has become known as the “Academy Awards” for the technology and innovation industry. This is the first year the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is to feature a Premier Sponsor. As an active supporter of the Arizona Technology Council, Trans-West Network Solutions has been a Mitel partner since 1981 with over 4,000 business customers in Arizona. With a long term relationship, the company was able to secure Mitel as the Premier Sponsor for this exclusive event.
 “It seemed like the perfect opportunity to place Mitel in the spotlight in their recent position,” said Debi McMahon, Sales Manager of Trans-West Network Solutions. Mitel, an international telecom company, recently acquired Inter-Tel and has moved its U.S. headquarters to Phoenix, Arizona.

“As the ‘new’ Mitel, a global leader in business communications solutions, we are proud to continue our membership in the Arizona Technology Council and to have the privilege of serving as the first Premier Sponsor of this prestigious event,” said Steven DeKorne, VP of marketing for Mitel U.S. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent not only our company but our industry in recognizing the achievements of our peers in innovation and technology.”

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation sold out before the closing date for ticket sales in 2005 and 2006, and has grown each year since its inception attracting attendees from the technology industry, academia, politics, media, research, future innovators, and the business community at large from across Arizona. Now in its fifth year, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation is Arizona’s largest and most influential annual event celebrating technological innovation in the state. GCOI is presented in the fourth quarter of the year by the Arizona Technology Council and the Arizona Department of Commerce.

The event will take place on December 6, 2007 on the field at the University of Phoenix Stadium from 5-9pm. Awards are given to members of the state’s technology community whose innovations are expected to have a lasting positive impact on Arizona’s economy and a positive impact on their end-users’ lives.

Additional Information:

The Governor’s Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Cluster’s 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Association’s 10-year “Celebration of Innovation”. With the addition of the Governor’s support, the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governor’s Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. The event is hosted by both the Arizona Technology Council (www.aztechcouncil.org) and the Department of Commerce (www.azcommerce.com). Purchase an individual ticket or table before November 21st. For more information about the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit www.celebration-of-innovation.com

Mitel Networks Corporation is a leading provider of communications solutions for a range of organizations – from very small, single-site offices to multi-site, large enterprises. Mitel offers customers a broad choice of solutions, from basic business communications to sophisticated unified communications, from pre-packaged to tailored applications, and from an outright capital purchase to a managed service. Mitel operates from over 100 locations in over 90 countries. Mitel services its customers through a network of over 1,500 value-added resellers and partners.
Following its merger with Inter-Tel, Inc. in August 2007, Mitel now offers an even greater choice and flexibility to customers. Mitel recognizes that the value of a communications solution is different for every business. Its portfolio of solutions is highly scalable, secure, easily managed and optimized to meet the evolving communications needs of customers. To find out more about the Premier Sponsor for the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation, visit Mitel online at www.mitel.com.

Trans-West Network Solutions is a leader in the telecom industry and is a locally owned Arizona Corporation, established in November of 1981. Trans-West provides VoIP, Unified Communications, Presence Management, Video Conferencing and traditional PBX solutions. With over 4,000 customers in the Arizona market, and over 8,000 customers nationwide, Trans-West provides voice, data, and cabling for all sized business needs. With products such as MITEL, and INTER-TEL, a Mitel Company, Trans-West Network Solutions takes a consultative approach to improving business communications. With our highly certified technicians and a commitment to exceeding customer’s expectations, Trans-West is Arizona’s #1 provider of Mitel equipment. www.twns.com



Arizona’s 50 Year Transformations by quotes

Arizona’s  50 Year Transformations  Arizona is growing, but this is not news to anyone.

Yesterday it really hit home. Over the past 20 years I have had numerous meetings at the Salt River Project’s modest, single story administration building in a desert setting on Project Drive. Yesterday I could hardly find it within the massive complex of hi-rise buildings. Sitting I the familiar lobby I thought about Arizona’s real transformations.  

In the first half of the 1990’s it was hydraulic innovations that delivered water from the massive dams through SRP canals that created our agricultural economy.  The second half of the 1990’s was driven by a company about one mile west of SRP on Washington Street: Goettl Air Conditioning. They introduced evaporative coolers and then air conditioners that transformed Arizona’s economy once again.  

So here we sit in the early 21st century, wondering where we go next. What innovation in infrastructure will transform Arizona once again? We are a unique state in that we are one of the few that is fresh and young, and has a history of astounding growth and transformation. Incrementalism will not serve Arizona well in the next couple of decades. Our governance, education and business communities have a sense of this need to build a third great infrastructure. We have good success with broad band telecommunications which started its surge ten years ago. With a successful Broadband Authority strategy Arizona will complete its rural rollout in a few years.  

But we need an innovation much more powerful and unique, to match the Arizona pioneers of the past century. And to no surprise to prior readers of this blog — that transformation will be the eLearning system adoption within all Arizona K-12 classrooms statewide.   

Cheers!         

Ted                        

Theodore C. Kraver PhD ,  President

eLearning System for Arizona Teachers and Students Inc.not-for-profit   501-c3    

volunteer design and advocacy organization 

602-944-8557(direct) tkraver@qwest.net            

http://AZelearning.org

225 West Orchid Lane  

Phoenix, AZ    85021 



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Historic Preservation General Design Guidelines for Historic Properties Seeks Input

August 20 , 2007 by Editor

The Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Historic Preservation Commission are seeking input from Phoenix historic property owners on design issues that come up in historic neighborhoods and for owners of individually designated historic properties at two workshops scheduled for 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Virginia G. Piper Auditorium, 600 E. Van Buren St., and 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Phoenix City Hall, assembly rooms A – C, 200 W. Washington St.

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Greater Phoenix resale home market continues steady trend

MESA, Ariz. — The local resale housing market appears to be fairly stable, with 4,910 recorded sales in June 2007. The activity of June closely followed May 2007 at 5,220 sales and was not far below last year’s 5,460 transactions. The month of June brought the second quarter activity to a close with 14,990 sales, in contrast to 14,185 sales for the first quarter and last year’s second quarter sales of 18,310.

The current level of activity brings much needed sustainability; however, the 2007 year-to-date total of 29,175 homes is well below the 36,290 for 2006 year to date and 58,030 sales for 2005 year to date.

While the resale market is following a very traditional pattern, there are increasing risks that the market could move lower, driven by geopolitical risks and tighter mortgage underwriting guidelines,” said Jay Q. Butler, director of Realty Studies in ASU’s Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at the Polytechnic campus. Both of these factors could make it increasingly difficult for people who desire another home to be able to finance it.

The new home market continues to be a competitive and attractive alternative to the resale home in many areas of the market as new home builders have been aggressively pursuing buyers through incentives such as specially priced up-grades, free pools and gift cards. Even with these concerns, the general expectation is that the 2007 resale housing market should be a good year, but nowhere near the records.

Much like the ever-increasing sales activity of the last few years, the rapid improvement in prices has disappeared. The median home price in June was $263,145 in comparison to $262,000 for May and last year’s $267,000.  For June 2007, 17 percent of all recorded sales were for homes priced from $125,000 to $199,999, 41 percent for $200,000 to $299,999 and 40 percent for homes priced over $300,000.  Last year, the distribution was 14 percent of all recorded sales were for homes priced from $125,000 to $199,999, 44 percent for $200,000 to $299,999 and 39 percent for homes priced over $300,000. Since the greater Phoenix area is so large, the median price can range significantly from $692,750 ($711,000 in May) in North Scottsdale to $148,500 ($158,500 in May) in the Sky Harbor area of the city of Phoenix.

Because mortgage interest rates decline slightly from last year’s 6.2 percent to 5.9 percent and home prices remained fairly stable, the monthly payment decreased slightly from last year’s $1,390 to $1,330. Even though mortgage interest rates have been declining over the last year, they have been in an upward trend for the last few months creating mounting concerns about the ability of some homeowners to acquire or maintain their homes. In response to issues raised in the subprime market, underwriting guidelines have been tightening, making it more difficult for potential buyers to qualify for a mortgage.

Townhouse/condominium units have retained some popularity with seasonal visitors, investors and people seeking affordable housing, so this housing sector showed an improvement from last year’s 1,035 sales to 1,125 sales for June 2007 (1,245 sales in May). Even with popularity, the median home price decreased slightly from $184,990 in May to $181,250.

The median square footage for a single-family home recorded sold in June 2007 was 1,725 square feet, which is larger than the 1,640 square feet for a year ago. The larger size further demonstrates the role of the move-up sector in the local housing market. In the townhouse/condominium sector, the median square footage was 1,105 square feet, which is larger than the 1,090 square feet reported a year ago.

  1. In contrast to June 2006, recorded sales in the city of Phoenix decreased from 1,725 sales to 1,320 sales, while the median sales price increased to $227,390 from $225,000 for a year ago. Since Phoenix is a geographically large city, the median price can range significantly such as $148,500 in the Sky Harbor area to $343,000 ($313,495 in May) in the Union Hills area. The townhouse/condominium sector increased from 300 to 370 sales, while the median price increased from $150,000 to $166,500.
  2. The Scottsdale resale home market declined from 465 to 415 recorded sales, along with the median sales price decreasing from last year’s $640,000 to $612,750. The median resale home price is $692,750 ($711,000 in May) in North Scottsdale and $316,000 ($320,000 in May) in South Scottsdale. The townhouse/condominium sector in Scottsdale stayed at 250 sales, while the median sales price decreased from $264,750 to $249,900.
  3. The Mesa resale housing market declined from 585 to 520 sales, while the median price fell from $247,600 to $235,000 ($238,000 in May). The townhouse/condominium sector also fell from 160 to 135 sales, while the median home price decreased from $156,250 to $154,465.
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  5. Glendale decreased from 430 to 325 sales and the median sales price decreased from $253,000 a year ago to $243,480 ($243,000 in May). The townhouse/condominium sector decreased from 70 to 50 sales, while the median sales price remained at $145,000.

       

·       For the city of Peoria, the resale market declined from 250 to 230 sales, while the median price moved from $272,900 to $255,000 ($255,000 in May). The townhouse/condominium sector decreased from 35 to 20 sales and the median price increased from $163,500 to $182,000.

  1. In comparison to a year ago, the Sun City resale market improved from 75 to 115 sales, while the median sales price decreased to $185,000 from $215,000. Resale activity in Sun City West remained at 45 sales, the median sales price decreased from $258,950 to $217,500. The townhouse/condominium market in Sun City remained stable at 45 recorded sales, while the median home price decreased from $143,250 to $127,750. In Sun City West, activity fell from 15 to 10 sales and the median sales price decreased from $178,000 to $175,500.
  2. The resale market in Gilbert decreased from 330 to 315 sales and the median sales price decreased from $330,000 to $297,000 ($300,000 in May). The townhouse/condominium market improved from 10 to 15 sales as the median sales price decreased from $238,750 to $189,900.

  • For the city of Chandler, the resale market fell from 380 to 370 recorded sales, while the median sales price went from $295,000 to $288,000 ($297,750 in May). The townhouse/condominium market increased from 40 to 45 sales, and the median sales price declined from $176,450 to $175,000.

§       The resale market in Tempe decreased from 160 to 140 sales, with the median sales price decreasing from $298,500 to $289,000 ($270,780 in May). The townhouse/condominium sector moved up from 70 to 95 sales, with the median sales price decreased from $191,000 to $183,000.

  1. The highest median sales price was in Paradise Valley at $1,932,500 with a median square foot house of 3,965 square feet.

·       In the West Valley, the following communities represent 10 percent of the resale market.

o       Avondale fell from 120 to 90 sales with the median price moving from $259,050 to $239,000 ($223,000 in May).

o       El Mirage decreased from 80 to 60 sales, while the median home price went from $215,000 to $195,500 ($200,000 in May).

o       Goodyear went from 90 to 80 sales, while the median price increased from $290,000 to $299,000 ($250,000 in May).

o       Surprise increased from 175 sales to 255 sales, while the median price decreased from $254,900 for a year ago to $230,000 ($245,070 in May).

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REalty studies

Realty Studies is associated with the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic campus. Realty Studies collects and analyzes data concerning real estate in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Realty Studies is a comprehensive and objective source of real estate information for private, public and governmental agencies.  Its director, Dr. Jay Q. Butler, may be reached at (480) 727-1300 or e-mail him at Jay.Butler@asu.edu. To subscribe to RSS feed for Realty Studies news, visit http://www.poly.asu.edu/realty/rss.html.

ASU’s Polytechnic campus, located in southeast Mesa, offers bachelor and graduate degree programs, unparalleled by other Arizona state universities, through the Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness, the School of Applied Arts and Sciences, the School of Educational Innovation and Teacher Preparation, and the College of Technology and Innovation. Visit us online at http://www.east.asu.edu.