Gail Baer is promoted to JFCS VP philanthropic services

Jewish Family & Children’s Service promotes Gail Baer as its new vice president of philanthropic services. In this role, she will oversee the organization’s fundraising and donor relations including its planned giving initiatives, individual and corporate contributions, grants, volunteer and marketing programs, according to a press release. “Gail has been an integral part of our […]

Lawyer earns honor as a ‘Most Influential Woman in Arizona Business’

Lisa D. Duran, member partner in the Phoenix office of Dickinson Wright PLLC, has been named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business by Arizona Business Magazine. Duran is one of 43 women receiving this year’s honor, according to a release. The Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2018 will be honored at a […]

School of Ballet Arizona announces audition dates

Ballet Arizona auditions for students interested in training with the School of Ballet Arizona are scheduled for Saturdays, July 21 and Aug. 11. Prospective students age 4 and older are invited to participate in the open auditions. Classes begin Aug. 13. “SBAZ offers students a level of training and performance opportunities that are not widely […]

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain to host chefs in cooking series

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa’s kitchen, 5700 E. McDonald Drive in Paradise Valley, is heating up for its Lunch and Learn series, now in its 16th year, which will begin Saturday, Aug. 4 and run until Saturday, Sept. 1. Top chefs will join Sanctuary’s Executive Chef Beau MacMillan for interactive cooking demonstrations including […]

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton celebrates with ribbon cutting

The Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton, the newest hotel in downtown Phoenix, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting. Operations officially began in early May with the hotel opening its doors to guests a week ahead of schedule, according to a press release about the ceremony held on July 9 that attracted representatives […]

Knapp named Paradise Valley community development director

After a nationwide search, Deputy Town Manager Dawn Marie Buckland announced July 13 that she has hired Jeremy Knapp to fill the Town of Paradise Valley’s community development director position. The position oversees the town’s planning, permitting, and code enforcement functions, according to a press release. Mr. Knapp is currently the capital projects manager for […]

Theater company announces 2018-19 season schedule

iTheatre Collaborative, a resident company on the Kax Stage at the Herberger Theater Center, opens its season Friday, Sept. 7, with “White Guy on the Bus.” Bruce Graham’s work is a “no-holds barred and very disturbing play about the civil discord and divide in America,” according to a release. It runs Sept. 7-22. It will […]

Phoenix Symphony names co-chairs for gala

The Phoenix Symphony has announced Lucia Renshaw and Bruce Covill as co-chairs of its New Year’s Eve Gala. The announcement follows word that Sharon and Dr. Oliver “Ollie” Harper will be the event’s honorary chairs. “Lucia and I are pleased to serve as event co-chairs for the 2018 Phoenix Symphony New Year’s Eve Gala, particularly […]

MEB Management Services promotes 3, opens Utah office

MEB Management Services, a provider of multifamily management services throughout the Southwest, has promoted two managers to senior vice president of operations, promoted a manager to assistant asset director and opened an office in Utah. Luz Bruscini and Dalia Bureker were promoted to senior vice presidents of operations in Tucson and Phoenix, respectively. In addition, […]

State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee researches unaccompanied immigrant minors at facilities

State Sen. Kate Brophy McGee is leading an effort by state lawmakers to learn more about what’s happening in Arizona with unaccompanied immigrant minors at facilities in Phoenix and throughout the state. She organized a meeting with lawmakers and state agencies Wednesday, July 11 to hear from Southwest Key, the non-profit organization running 27 immigrant […]