The Little Gym earns award at annual conference

The Little Gym recognized top-performing gyms — including The Little Gym of Paradise Valley, 4848 E. Cactus Road in Phoenix — with the President’s Circle Award at the company’s 2019 Reunion conference. The event was July 14-17 at the Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, according to a press release. Alex […]

Stemm named Washington Federal commercial real estate division manager

Washington Federal Bank has announced Scott Stemm as its Arizona Commercial Real Estate Department division manager. Mr. Stemm is responsible for builder financing and commercial real estate, including land acquisition and development, specs, presales and income property and permanent financing on income properties, according to a press release. Western Federal Bank is at 6720 N. […]

Phoenix native Alejandro trains to be a U.S. Navy Future Warfighter

Fireman recruit Lesliy Alejandro, a Phoenix native, is a Naval Education and Training Command student learning necessary skills to be a machinist’s mate. A machinist’s mate is responsible for maintaining the steam plants, boilers, and auxiliary equipment onboard Navy warships, according to a press release. Students attend advanced technical schools after “boot camp” where they […]

Liberty Wildlife gala slated for October

Liberty Wildlife will host the Wishes for Wildlife gala on Oct. 26 at its Rob and Melani Walton Campus, 2600 E. Elmwood St. in Phoenix. The event will feature sunset cocktails and fine dining from the campus’s wetlands, according to a press release. Guests can walk through the Interpretive Trail to visit with Wildlife Ambassadors. […]

Rescue animal adoption, community event to be held Sept. 28

Greg Wolfe of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage announces the real estate company’s second annual pet adoption and community event. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 at the office, 3113 E. Lincoln Drive in Phoenix, according to a press release, the D.A.R.E. unit will also be there providing a fingerprinting record […]

Ritz-Carlton hotel eyes opening date

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company announced its expected summer 2020 opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley. Set in the Town of Paradise Valley, construction on The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley is underway for the luxury property that will span over 20 acres and boast 215 guest accommodations, according to a press release. “We are thrilled to expand […]

Maricopa County invests in homelessness, unemployment, recidivism solutions

This summer, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors approved $2 million in federal and county dollars to fund proven programs and initiatives helping to reduce homelessness, unemployment and recidivism. Some of the budget includes connecting people to housing and jobs; watching out for families, youth and the most vulnerable; helping people find stability and success […]

Janice Dinner named vice chair of JFCS board

The Board of Directors for Jewish Family & Children’s Service announced Janice Dinner will serve as vice chair. Ms. Dinner previously served on the board, working alongside other members to carry out JFCS’s mission of strengthening the community through making quality behavioral health and social services available to people of all ages, according to a […]

Mountain Shadows to offer nighttime picnics for couples

Mountain Shadows Resort is launching Sipnic Under the Stars as a private picnic option for couples this September. Couples can savor and sip under the Town of Paradise Valley’s night sky, with stars that shine brighter because of the town’s low light pollution, according to a press release. This nighttime package private picnic out on […]

MEB snags Williams as VP of commercial real estate

MEB Commercial Group is announcing Tyrel Williams as vice president of commercial real estate. Mr. Williams, who is a seasoned professional with real estate management, risk management, and business operations experience, holds his Certified Property Manager designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management, according to a press release. “We are very excited to announce […]