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CHANDLER CENTER FOR THE ARTS TO HOST PUBLIC FORUMS by azhttp

www.chandlercenter.org

IN CONJUNCTION WITH EXPANSION FEASIBILITY STUDY

CHANDLER, AZ – The Chandler Center for the Arts will host public forums on

the following dates: Wednesday, September 26 @ 7pm ~ Tuesday, October

16 @ 7pm ~ Wednesday, November 14 @ 7pm. The purpose of the forums is

to assess the need for expanded arts facilities for today’s population.

Chandler’s population has grown from 89,000 when the Chandler Center for the

Arts opened in 1989 to 247,567 today.

Chandler Center for the Arts is a multi-theatre performing and visual arts

facility that is jointly owned by the City of Chandler and the Chandler

Unified School District. The facility is used Monday through Thursday

primarily for school arts curriculum and other school activities, and Friday

through Sunday for City/or public performances. The City contracts with the

Chandler Cultural Foundation, a non-profit corporation, to act as the

programming and fundraising entity of the Chandler Center for the Arts.

Under this scenario, the Center represents one of the most unique

organizational structures in the country.

In the last year, separate bond elections were held in the Chandler Unified

School District and the City of Chandler that resulted in $6.7 million in

approved funding to replace aging theatrical equipment and to updating

facility amenities at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Additionally, the

City of Chandler and the Chandler Cultural Foundation hired Architekton and

Associates to lead a Facility Review and Expansion Feasibility Study. The

facility review portion was completed in May and is primarily associated

with the bond-approved projects. The expansion feasibility portion is

primarily intended to guide long-range planning and/or expansion for the

Chandler Center for the Arts. Interviews for the expansion feasibility

began in July with organizations, individuals and community groups and will

conclude with the public forums.

Each public forum will begin with an introduction on the study that has been

conducted to date. Additionally, each forum will include a different focus

of arts services for discussion and will provide an opportunity for public

input. Specifically, the September 26 forum will include a discussion on

facilities; the October 16 forum will focus on programming, and the November

14 forum will cover marketing. Light refreshments will be provided. All

forums will be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona

Avenue. For more information call (480) 782-2683.



Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety by quotes

Councilman and Attorney General Join Get Net Safe Tour to Promote Online Safety

Attorney General Terry Goddard and Councilman Greg Stanton will join the Microsoft Get Net Safe tour next week, an effort to promote Internet Safety in schools, at home and at work. The 12-city tour brings together community organizations and government agencies along with Microsoft to encourage online safety.

Goddard will kick off the tour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22, with a press conference at Monte Vista Elementary School, 3501 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix. Goddard and Stanton will talk about the Get Net Safe tour events in Phoenix as well as efforts of the Phoenix Internet Crimes Task Force to track and arrest Internet predators.

Following the press conference, Goddard and Stanton will join representatives from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children for an Internet safety school assembly. Monte Vista students will participate in the assembly.

At noon that day, Goddard will keynote a U.S./Arizona Chambers of Commerce lunch where he will discuss efforts his office is making to educate Arizonans about Internet Safety. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Phoenix.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, Goddard and Stanton will participate in a parents’ forum at the Madison School District offices. The forum will feature online safety tools, information and resources from i-SAFE Inc. This forum begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Get Net Safe tour will feature forums on Aug. 22, 23 and 24 throughout the Valley. These forums will provide children, teens, parents, businesses and seniors with information about online safety. This tour was developed by Microsoft and 10 partner organizations to help raise awareness of computing security and Internet safety. The tour partners include AARP, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Geek Squad 24-our Computer Support Task Force, GetNetWise, i-SAFE, Microsoft, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission’s OnGuard Online, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Please visit the Arizona Attorney General’s Office at www.azag.gov for more information about other events being held in the Valley. Please contact Andrea Esquer at 602-542-8019 if you have any questions about the events featuring Attorney General Terry Goddard.



Phoenix Arizona – Certification Workshops for Minority, Women and Small Business Owners by quotes

Phoenix Arizona –Certification Workshops for Minority, Women and Small Business Owners

Minority, woman and small business owners in Maricopa County are invited to attend free workshops and learn more about the city of Phoenix business certification programs and how they can provide opportunities for small business economic growth.

The city’s Equal Opportunity Department is offering a yearlong series of monthly educational workshops to help business owners complete the application process for certification with the city as a minority-, woman-owned or small business enterprise. The workshops offer in-depth information about the requirements, process and benefits of becoming certified.

The next workshop will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, at Longview Community Center, 4040 N. 14th St.

Seating is limited for these presentations. Call the Phoenix Equal Opportunity Department at 602-262-6790/voice or 602/534-1557/TTY to reserve a space.