Phoenix Arizona

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


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,  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, 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

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.

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.

Kurt Warner to Speak at Business Motivational Seminar by quotes
Kurt Warner to Speak at

Business Motivational Seminar

News Talk 960 KKNT & the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that Arizona Cardinal Kurt Warner will be speaking at the Business Motivational Seminar, a morning of enlightening and entertaining discussion aimed to help anyone in the business realm maximize his or her potential. Warner will join a stellar line-up of other popular sports icons including Trey and Amy Bender, Dan Manucci, Doug Plank and Ron Wolfley.

Kurt Warner, quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, captured the imagination of the sports world in 1999 when he defied the odds by emerging from obscurity to lead the St. Louis Rams to a victory in Super Bowl XXXIV. In that same year, Warner was named the NFL and Super Bowl Most Valuable Player and stood out as the spiritual leader of the Championship team. MORE INFO

Event: Business Motivational Seminar 2006

Date: Tuesday, October 31st

Time: 8am – 11am

Place: Cardinal Stadium,

1 Cardinals Dr. Glendale, AZ

Register: Click Here



Rachel Van Hofwegen, at (602) 955-9600 extension 205 or email

Bill Austin
Chief Technology Officer and Director of Internet Marketing

Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership
Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 USA

Work: 480-998-0246
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No more cold calls! Does your web site sell more than your sales force?

Scottsdale Business Showcase B2B Tradeshow by quotes

Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with other businesses at the
premier B2B tradeshow in Scottsdale!If you currently do business in Scottsdale — or if you are thinking about doing business in Scottsdale — this is the tradeshow for you!

Thursday, September 28th (THIS THURSDAY)
Chaparral Suites Resort Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Rd




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    Finalists Selected for Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards by quotes

    Finalists Selected for


    Celebration of Innovation Awards

    Winners to be Announced Evening of December 5, 2006;

    Event of the Year to Honor Arizonas Top Technological and Business Achievements

    The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Commerce, announced the following companies have been chosen as finalists by the Governors Celebration of Innovation events selection committee comprised of local business and academic leaders. One company, within each category, will be announced as the winner the night of the event. The award categories and finalists for each are as follows:

    The Pioneering Innovation Award


    Ribomed Biotechnologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Dave Hanak
    Director of Sales & Marketing


    Perfect Power

    Primary Contact: Lynn Paige


    Honeywell International Inc.

    Primary Contact: Erik Rasmussen
    Public Relations Manager


    The Innovator of the Year Award

    Note: “Innovator of the Year” distinction is comprised of four levels.


    Innovator of the Year Award-Start-up


    Medipacs LLC

    Primary Contact: Mark Banister


    Southwest Windpower, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Andrew Kruse
    Co-founder/ Vice President of Business Development

    928-779-9463 or


    Gw Medical Technologies, LLC

    Primary Contact: William J. Gartner
    President & CEO


    Innovator of the Year Award-Small Company


    InPlay Technologies, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Heather Beshears
    VP, Corp. Communications


    Ensynch Inc

    Primary Contact: Tyeson Cluff
    Marketing Manager


    RF Code

    Primary Contact: Tim Bresien
    Director of Marketing


    Innovator of the Year Award-Large Company


    Mobility Electronics

    Primary Contact: Mary Garrett
    Launch: Partner, Director of Public Relations


    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Patrick McAvoy
    Sierra Creative Group: Principal


    IBM Arizona- “ServiceArizona (SAZ)”

    Primary Contact: Scott Whitfield
    Project Executive, IBM Global Services, Government Industry


    Innovator of the Year Award-Academia


    AzTE (Arizona Technology Enterprises)

    Primary Contact: Charlie Lewis
    VP Marketing & Venture Development


    BioDesign-A Pox Against Infectious Disease

    Primary Contact: Kimberly Ovitt
    Marketing and Communication Director


    Bio5 Institute

    Primary Contact: Grace Brown
    Director, Marketing & Communications


    William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award


    Kevin Hickey-Netpro

    Primary Contact: Christine McDermott
    VP Corporate Communications


    Avnet, Inc.

    Primary Contact: Teri Radosevich
    Director of Community Relations


    Bob Hagen-Southern Arizona Technology Council

    Primary Contact: Jodi Horton
    President, IDEA @ Work, Inc.


    Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award


    David Engert-Quality Care Solutions Incorporated (QCSI)

    Primary Contact: Hakon Johanson
    Marketing Specialist


    Gene Holmquist– Ensynch Inc.

    Primary Contact: Daniel Moran
    Publicist-Kathy Sacks Group


    Kathleen M. Perkins– Breault Research Organization

    Primary Contact: Susanne Gerdes

    Young Innovator of the Year Award Winners

    The “Best of the Best” of the Arizona Engineering and Science Fairs (grades 9-12) for the year 2006. Each of these students will receive a $1000 scholarship to further enhance their education.

    Erin Eppard

    Thunderbird High School
    Teacher: Renee Kaye
    Project Name: Operator Injury Mitigation Using Electronic Sensing,
    Mechanical Braking and Decoupling Devices in Handheld Circular Saws.

    Jingyuan Luo

    Hamilton High School
    Teacher: Debbie Nipar
    Project Name: Toxicity and Ecological Implications of Nanomaterials to

    Albert Shieh

    Chaparral High School
    Teacher: Richard Peterson
    Project Name: Novel Algorithms for Automated SNP Genotyping

    Gabor Angeli

    Catalina Foothills High School
    Teacher: Ann Marie Condes
    Project Category: Computer Science/Chemistry Project Name: Development
    of a Semi-Automatic Mass spectra Evaluation (SAME) Program.

    Teacher of the Year Award:

    Renee Kaye
    AP Biology
    Thunderbird High School

    The finalists for this years Governors Celebration of Innovation are some of the most impressive we have seen in the four year history of the event. It is obvious that Arizonas technology industry continues to thrive when we see the quality of companies that make their home in our great state, said Kevin Margeson, Chairman of the Governors Celebration of Innovation event, and Director of the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Industry Association.

    In its fourth year, the awards program is acknowledged as the premier recognition of statewide technological and business achievement and leadership in innovation. The awards dinner will be held at the Pointe South Mountain Resort on December 5, 2006. The event begins with a reception at 5:00 p.m., with dinner and ceremonies beginning at 6:30 p.m. The program will end at 9:00 p.m. This years event features an early bird deadline for registration. Tables of ten are $1,250 for Council members and $1750 for non-members before November 7th, $1,500 for Council members and $2,000 for non-members after November 7th. Individual tickets are $125 for Council members and $175 for non-members before November 7th, and $150 for Council members and $200 for non-members after November 7th. To purchase a table or individual ticket go to

    Award Category Descriptions

    • Pioneering Innovation

    Presented to an outstanding company that has gone above and beyond the call of duty in contributing to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained business presence, corporate citizenship, community involvement, and business success. A company of any size or technical discipline may be nominated. The award is limited to commercial enterprises doing business in Arizona for 5 years or more.

    • Innovator of the Year – Start-Up Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be actively selling or developing a commercially available product or service for less than 24 months; Must be generating revenue and/or receiving funding; Must demonstrate innovation and potential viability; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Must have a management structure of one or more persons; Profitability is not a requirement

    • Innovator of the Year Small Company

    Presented to a company or business unit that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating less than $50 million in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Large Company

    Presented to a company or business unit (no limit on the duration of the project) that has achieved significant business success, technical innovation, or scientific achievement in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Must be in operation for 24 months or more; Must be generating $50 million or more in annual revenues; Company or business unit must be based in Arizona; Innovation must be developed in Arizona; Innovation may have been in previous years

    • Innovator of the Year Academia

    Presented to a department or office within an accredited higher education institution that has achieved success through innovation in the past calendar year and meets the following requirements: Each department or office may submit 1 project for consideration; Has achieved success through research and development; Must demonstrate technical innovation, scientific achievement and potential commercial viability; Institution must be based in Arizona; Open to both college students and faculty; Has contributed to economic development within Arizona through teaching, research or other academic pursuits

    • William F. McWhortor Community Service Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual or organization (including Not For Profit) that contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through relentless community involvement, leadership, visibility and excellence in economic development activity. Any individual or organization representing industry, government, or academia may be nominated. Award is limited to individuals or organizations residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    • Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year Award

    Presented to an individual who contributes to Arizona ‘s technology industry through sustained growth of their business or company. Any individual in a leadership position employed by an Arizona-based business, or division of a corporation operating in Arizona may be nominated for this award. Leadership qualities such as entrepreneurship, community involvement, and management expertise will be considered. Award is limited to individuals residing in Arizona 5 years or more.

    About the Governors Celebration of Innovation

    The Governors Celebration of Innovation was established in 2003 by combining two technology award ceremonies: the High Tech Industry Clusters 17-year student awards ceremony and the Arizona Software and Internet Associations 10-year Celebration of Innovation. With the addition of the Governors support, the Governors Celebration of Innovation has become the premier technology community gathering of its kind in Arizona. The inaugural Governors Celebration of Innovation took place in November 2003 and was a colossal success with over 1,200 in attendance. For more information visit

    About Arizona Technology Council

    The Arizona Technology Councils vision is for Arizona to be recognized as a top-tier center for technology-based industries and businesses with an education system that produces a best-of-class 21st century workforce in a statewide community where its citizens share in the highest quality of life possible. The Councils mission is to drive partnerships, policies and programs that advance the business climate for Arizonas technology community. The Council delivers on this mission by representing, supporting and advocating for member companies through initiatives, advocacy, networking and effective communications. The Arizona Technology Council is the largest member-driven technology association in the state. The Arizona Technology Council represents the interests of over 35,000 employees across more than 500 of the leading technology companies their support firms, educational institutions and state-wide economic development groups that collectively form Arizonas technology community. Donna Kent was named president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council in November 2005. Along with Ms. Kent, the organization is led by Chairman of the Board and former President and Chief Executive, Todd Bankofier, an appointed executive committee and a board of directors comprised of a cross-section of academic, private and public sector professionals. For more information, visit

    About Arizona Department of Commerce

    Collaborating with economic development partners statewide, the Arizona Department of Commerce works to create jobs, expand the tax base, increase per capita income and promote a globally competitive business environment. The agency provides reliable information and research, community assistance, targeted business attraction and development coupled with strategic workforce development. Nationally and internationally, the Department of Commerce promotes Arizona assets: a growing, high-tech workforce; competitive operating environment; easy access to major markets; affordable, available real estate; reliable utilities; abundant natural resources and an unmatched quality of life. For more information, visit

    GPEC Announces Leadership of Economic Development Directors Team by quotes

     GPEC Announces Leadership of Economic Development Directors Team

    August 15, 2006 (Phoenix, Arizona) – Bruce MacTurk, economic development program manager for the City of Phoenix, has been elected chairman of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) Economic Development Directors Team (EDDT). Additionally, Sheri Wakefield-Saenz, economic development manager for the City of Tempe, joins the leadership team to serve as the EDDT vice-chair.

    “With the diverse background Bruce and Sheri have in economic development, I am confident this team will provide valuable guidance and support for GPEC’s initiatives,” said Barry Broome, GPEC president and CEO. “GPEC’s Board of Directors appreciate their commitment not only to their respective cities, but to the entire region.”

    Members of EDDT are made up of economic development professionals from GPEC’s member communities, higher educational institutions, utility companies and other economic development partners and act as an advisory committee to the President and CEO. Monthly meetings are held to discuss regional issues and GPEC’s strategic efforts, and to assist GPEC’s business development team in attracting new business to Greater Phoenix.

    MacTurk has served on EDDT since 2001 and has worked in economic development for more than 18 years. He is an active member of the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) and CoreNet Global, an association for corporate real estate professionals.

    Wakefield-Saenz has worked in economic development for over 16 years and has been an EDDT member for over 11 years. She is an active participant of AAED and is a Certified Economic Developer.

    MacTurk and Wakefield-Saenz’s terms officially began July 1 and end June 30, 2007.

    For more information about GPEC, visit

    A true public/private partnership, GPEC works closely with its statewide partners, as well as 16 member communities, Maricopa County and more than 130 private investors, coordinating public and private efforts in promoting Greater Phoenix to companies seeking a location where they can compete and thrive in today’s global economy.

    Falcon Field Airport development expanding by quotes

    Falcon Field Airport development expanding

    The City of Mesa and Grubb & Ellis are excited to report the signing of a second long-term lease for hangar development at Falcon Field Airport.  Reilly Aviation, LLC is leasing 5.25 acres in the northwest quadrant of Falcon Field Airport.  The lease will generate more than $73,000 of annual revenue for the airport.

    Plans for the development include 30 t-hangars and 17 box hangars, approximately 70,000 to 80,000 square feet of hangars for individual or corporate aviation use.  Joe Reilly, principal of Reilly Aviation LLC, states, “We welcome requests for hangar sizes and amenitites for our project.  We want to build the development to meet the demands of the aviation community at Falcon Field.”

    Falcon Field Airport Director, Corrine Nystrom emphasizes, “This project’s positive economic impact on Falcon Field Airport further demonstrates the aviation and development synergy of the area by adding to the already 1.5 million square feet of 2006 projects under construction within a 1-mile radius of the Airport in the Falcon Field District.”

    Falcon Field Airport is located between McKellips and McDowell Roads and Greenfield and Highley Roads with convenient access to the Red Mountain 202 Freeway less than 1-mile away.  Falcon Field Airport ranks 3rd in terms of economic impact among Arizona airports, behind Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Tucson International Airport and ranks among the “top 10” in the nation for general aviation airports in terms of based aircraft and number of flight operations.

    “We are very excited to finalize this deal with Reilly Aviation, LLC.  By signing this lease, the City of Mesa along with Grubb & Ellis has taken another step forward in solidifying Falcon Field’s place as one of the top general aviation airports in the country,” comments Garret Schoenberger, Grubb & Ellis Sales Associate.  For land leasing opportunities at Falcon Field Airport, contact Schoenberger at 602.224.4465 or  For more information about Reilly Aviation, contact Joe Reilly at 520.982.0982.

    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.