Phoenix Arizona


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

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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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SPECIAL EVENT WORKSHOP – Exploring Your Passion – Putting It To Work by quotes

SPECIAL EVENT WORKSHOP

MON, MAR 26, 8 AM – 2:30 PM

Exploring Your Passion – Putting It To Work

Have you ever awakened in the morning feeling stuck in your job search or in your current position and frustrated that you had no other career options that inspired or motivated you to take action?

The purpose of this one-day workshop is to assist people who may be stuck in their job search or in their current jobs. Often individuals limit themselves to what they “have always done” because it was the career that defined them for many years. They tend to lose sight of the many skills and strengths that they have developed through their life experience.

For those of you who have suspected that you were falling short of your passion or “calling,” this workshop may be of help to you! The program is designed to highlight tools to assist individuals determine where they might be stuck and to begin to identify their strengths, talents and preferences.

Facilitator:  Maria Wojtczak has 20+ years of organization development (OD) experience and worked with a wide range of organizations. She brings extensive experience in the field of adult learning concepts, and in the design and facilitation of adult learning experiences. In her OD practice, Maria coached senior leadership and consulted with senior executives, high-level education personnel, as well as middle management. Maria’s focus, in her consulting practice and in her business, is organizational effectiveness and the development of individuals. Maria is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a member of SJN’s Board.

Pre-registration date extended to March 19:  Seating is limited to 25 participants. Register by sending email confirming your attendance to Chris Payne, cpayne46@cox.net.  Send $20 check (for materials) payable to Scottsdale Job Network at the following address:

Scottsdale Job Network
P.O. Box 25674
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Workshop location:
Catholic Community of the Blessed Sacrament Church
11300 N. 64th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254

Lunch:  Bring a sack lunch. 



Katie Pushor – President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce by quotes

New Tricks in Networking

New Tricks in Networking-Scottsdale Job Network Upcoming Meeting Topic.

Katie Pushor , President and CEO Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce will discuss new tricks in networking.

Scottsdale Jobs

NEXT MEETING:  MARCH 20, 9:30-11:30 AM

Katie Pushor, President and CEO
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce

New Tricks in Networking
Katie Pushor will discuss the current state of the Phoenix economy, growth and job market. Katie will also provide information and insight into social networks like the Phoenix chamber, and offer stories of the many job transitions and “new tricks’” she has had to learn as she has gone from accounting to marketing to consulting to government to non-profit. 
Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 A.M. at Temple Chai, 4645 East Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

The Temple is located just east of the Piestawa Freeway (Route 51) and South & West of the loop 101 (PIMA FREEWAY SECTION). Temple Chai is on the west side of Tatum Blvd. between Thunderbird and Greenway Roads.

Click here for a location map on MapQuest 

Resume reviews are offered on the third Tuesday before the meeting, 9:00-9:30 A.M.



Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk by quotes

Downtown, tourism and new business to be discussed at next Let’s Talk
Tempe

Tempe, Ariz. – Mayor Hugh Hallman, along with Pam Goronkin of  the
Downtown Tempe Community, Mary Ann Miller of the Tempe Chamber of
Commerce and Stephanie Nowack of the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, will discuss downtown, visitors and new business at the next
Let’s Talk Tempe on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Doors open at 7 a.m.; the
discussion begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655
E. Southern Ave.

Pam Goronkin is Executive Director of the Downtown Tempe Community.  She
served on the Tempe City Council from 2002 to 2006 and was a member of
Council committees that focused on development, technology and tourism.

Mary Ann Miller is President/CEO of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce.
Miller has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and community
relations.  She sits on boards for the Tempe Convention and Visitors
Bureau, Rio Salado Foundation, The Center for Habilitation, and
Childsplay.

Stephanie Nowack has been President/CEO of the Tempe Convention and
Visitors Bureau for seven years.  She has brought key events to Tempe,
including the P.F. Chang’s Rock n’ Roll Marathon and Ironman Arizona.
Nowack was named the Tempe Chamber’s Business Woman of the Year in 2005.

Let’s Talk Tempe is a monthly issue-based talk show taped before a live
audience and replayed the following month on Tempe 11.



Kokopelli Opens New Kokopelli Fresh Mexican Grill Location in Chandler Arizona by quotes

Kokopelli Franchise Company Opens New Location in Chandler AZ – near Phoenix Arizona

DALLAS The Great American Food Chain, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GAMN), a restaurant holding company and concept developer, announced today that an area developer has opened its first franchised location of Kokopelli Fresh Mexican Grill in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler Arizona.

This marks the fourth franchise to open since the concept was acquired by GAMN. Arizona represents the fifth different state with franchises following Ohio, Oregon, Nevada, and Michigan. This location is the first of five restaurant units that are scheduled to open in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.

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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.



Asian Pacific American Business Expo Scheduled for Nov. 4 by quotes

 Asian Pacific American Business Expo Scheduled for Nov. 4

Entrepreneurs, business owners and large corporations interested in establishing or expanding work with the Valley’s Asian Pacific American community are invited to the 11th annual Asian Pacific American Business Expo, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Phoenix Convention Center’s new West Building, Third and Adams streets.

Mayor Phil Gordon will open this year’s event which features more than 100 small business information booths, entertainment, refreshments and door prizes. The event’s major sponsors include the city of Phoenix, Honeywell, SCF Arizona and the Asian Chamber of Commerce.

The expo encourages and enables business and banking partners to connect with the growing Asian community, as well as allows businesses and industries to tap into the Asian Pacific market. The expo also offers cultural discoveries and exchanges of Asian food, language, music, dance and costume.

Admission is free. For more information, call 602-495-5509.