Childhelp celebrates 60th anniversary with dignitaries at record-setting gala event

Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest non-profit advocating for abused and neglected children, raised $4.3 million in support of its mission, during its 60th anniversary Drive the Dream Gala on Saturday, Feb. 2, at The Phoenician. The organization was launched in 1959 by actresses Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, and to date, has served more […]

Gateway Academy to hold Comedy Club Fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 10

On Sunday, Feb. 10, Gateway Academy, a school for twice exceptional students with Asperger’s Syndrome and high-functioning Autism, will host a Comedy Club Fundraiser at Stand Up Live starting at 7 p.m. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to enhance the school’s Virtual Reality Lab, which opened on Jan. 23, by providing additional […]

Sierra Vista man wins big at Phoenix Suns game

Casino Arizona awarded Cammeron Swartz of Sierra Vista with $7,777 Saturday, Feb. 2 after the Phoenix Suns fan hit a 3-point shot during the Suns-Atlanta Hawks game at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The large payout was courtesy of Casino Arizona’s Lucky 7’s Shootout, a promotion that allows hopefuls to put their basketball skills to the […]

Samaritan’s Purse collects 8.8M shoeboxes in Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.8 million shoeboxes from donors in Phoenix and across the U.S. in 2018. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2018, the ministry is now sending more than 10.6 million shoebox gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disasters, war, disease and famine, […]

Nirvana food, wine festival returns to Sanctuary resort in April

Nirvana, five days of food, wine, culinary stars and more, returns for a third year to Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. The Nirvana Food and Wine Festival will take place Wednesday-Sunday, April 24-28, featuring chefs Beau MacMillan, Todd English, Matt Carter, Christopher Gross, Robert Irvine, Scott Conant, Jose Garces and others. A lineup […]

NAI Horizon promotes retail specialist to vice president

NAI Horizon, a commercial real estate company, has promoted Matt Harper to vice president. In 2018, Mr. Harper led NAI Horizon brokers with the most transactions by an individual, 63 (worth $28.8 million), according to a release. Mr. Harper, who is designated a Certified Commercial Investment Member, ranked ninth among the top 10 producers for […]

Barrow Women’s Board raises $5.2 million through 2019 Barrow Grand Ball

The Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation raised net proceeds in excess of $5.2 million for Barrow Neurological Institute through the 2019 Barrow Grand Ball held on Jan. 26 at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. The black-tie soiree was co-chaired by Dionne Najafi and Terry Roman to celebrate Barrow philanthropists who participate […]

Pigtails Cocktail Bar opens at Desert Ridge Marketplace

Pigtails Cocktail Bar has opened its first location at Desert Ridge Marketplace. The speakeasy-style craft cocktail concept is next to The Whining Pig Beer & Wine Bar, which opened in November. “This elevated speakeasy perfectly aligns with the evolution of Desert Ridge Marketplace and our commitment to provide unique concepts to the North Valley community,” […]

Law firm expands to 89 attorneys with 2 new associates

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC has announced the addition of two associates, Stephen Best and Andrea Logue, expanding the firm to 89 lawyers. Mr. Best represents construction companies, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals in claims involving construction defects and other general civil litigation matters. Before joining JSH, he gained legal experience by working at a […]

Ability360, 360 Phoenix Heat to host wheelchair rugby tournament

The 360 Phoenix Heat will host a six-team lineup from the U.S. and Canada in the three-day Rugby Wave wheelchair rugby tournament, Feb. 7-9 at the Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E. Washington St. in Phoenix. Joining the three-time national champions 360 Heat are 2018 national champion Arizona Wildcats, the 2017 runner-up Minnesota Steelheads […]