Recruiting, retention cited by Phoenix businesses as biggest challenges to profitability

Employers, including those in Arizona, find recruitment and retention of employees as the top challenge to profitability, according to an Enterprise Bank and Trust survey of corporate clients.

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Rain, hail hit Cave Creek while northern Arizona storms spur flooding, road closures

A storm near New River and Cave Creek is producing heavy rain and hail. Storms in northern Arizona have spurred flooding, road closures.

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Arizona man arrested after trying to pull over troopers

This undated photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's office shows Matthew Disbro. Arizona authorities say the 44-year-old uniformed security guard is accused of impersonating a police officer by trying to pull over an unmarked car that happened to contain two state troopers patrolling a Phoenix freeway.

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8 reasons to love the Phoenix heat in summer

Let's face it, most of us can't just leave Phoenix for the summer. So here are some ways you can feel feel cool for gutting it out.

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Phoenix Area's Largest Nonprofit Organizations - Cultural-Educational

Not only do nonprofit organizations focusing on culture and education provide valuable services in the Phoenix area, from education young children to providing job training, from giving us a glimpse of the world of animals and the beauty of the desert's flora and fauna, they also provide some economic kick.

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Births/Deaths Marriages


In loving memory of Annie Marie Cikler, who is survived by her son Jeff Cikler and her two grand-children Brooklyn & Tristan who were her world and delight in her life. Annie was a woman with the biggest heart in the world and loved nothing more than family. She was born in Hollywood, CA on August 2, 1949 and lost her battle with cancer on June 27, 2018. A Memorial Mass will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E. Campbell Avenue in Phoenix. A reception and gathering will immediately follow in the hall at the church to honor her life. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ann Cikler Memorial Fund at any Wells Fargo bank to Acct. #1197084328. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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Sophisticated Ignorance A Musical Comedy

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Flat 9 Entertainment presents " Sophisticated Ignorance A Musical Comedy" starring Comedienne B-Phlat.

With high profile appearances on HBO's Def Jam, TV Guide Channel's Standup in Stilettos and the

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The dynamic band known as “Diversity” starts with a husband and wife team from Detroit , Tim & Renee Claybon relocating to Sedona 4 years ago, join by the band members, Les Paul Roque on piano, Troy

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Carnival of Illusion: An Evening of Old-World Magic

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Step right up and get ready to laugh, have fun, and celebrate a magical night out with Carnival of Illusion! This top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending an international travel theme with

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Butterfly Brush Strokes

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Butterfly Wonderland will be hosting another Butterfly Brush Strokes class on Saturday, July 14th inviting guests to enjoy a relaxing morning with local artist Carla Keaton painting an image of the

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School/Class News

Maryvale Teachers Will Get a Well Deserved End of the Year Treat

Maryvale teachers will get a well-deserved, end of the year treat when the Million Dollar Teacher Project recognizes educators with a prize package, food and appreciation at Peter Piper Pizza, May 22.  The Feel like a Million Dollars celebrates schools where students and staff vote, and one teacher will be awarded the Green Owl prize package, valued at over $1,000.  The Million Dollar Teacher Project began in 2016 by Lloyd Hopkins, who worked in the Alhambra School District.  His organization supports teachers and education by increased recognition, compensation and support and where every student is taught by a highly trained, qualified, understanding and engaged teacher.

Maryvale Put On Its First-ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Expo

Maryvale put on its first-ever Career and Technical Education (CTE) Expo, May 11. The expo was a Disney-themed fashion show with original designs and creations by Amanda Jacob’s Fashion 3-4 students. The fashion show was a CTE collaborative effort with four different CTE programs contributing. The lights and music were designed and run by students in Patrick Shanahan’s Technical Theatre class, the food for the V.I.P. section was created and served by Adrian Lamos’ Culinary students, and the event was documented by Jacob Dunklee’s Video Journalism class. The expo, which was sold out, was a great display of CTE real world application.








D-backs' bats can't lift Corbin past early trouble

For the first two games of the D-backs' series with the Braves at SunTrust Park, it was Arizona's pitching staff that took hold of Atlanta's offense to allow just one run. However, in the D-backs' 5-1 loss to the Braves to close out the first half of the regular season on Sunday, the roles were reversed.

D-backs take on Rockies after All-Star break

The D-backs immediately face a challenge coming out of the All-Star break -- the Rockies, who won their last five series of the first half. Arizona is 6-3 against Colorado in 2018 and will look to break out of a tight NL West race. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. MST on Friday.

Stout pitching helps D-backs roll into 2nd half

Make no mistake about it -- the D-backs were in desperate need of a savior on the mound coming into Braves country at SunTrust Park in the club's last series before the All-Star break. But that savior didn't come in the form of one man, it came as the entire D-backs pitching staff. From starters to relievers, the Arizona pitchers came to Atlanta ready to reload from a tedious week.

D-backs go for sweep to wrap first half

Just one more game against the Braves at SunTrust Park at 10:35 a.m. MST on Sunday stands between the D-backs and the All-Star break. Patrick Corbin will get the start for Arizona after he was selected to the Midsummer Classic for the second time in his career. In his last four starts, Corbin has a 1.54 ERA. Julio Teheran will take the mound for the Braves.

WATCH LIVE: SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game

Watch on MLB Network, simulcast live on MLB.com, as the next generation of stars play in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.


The Single Guy Blog

My New Dream Girl

Well it has been a while since I posted. I guess after finding out my dream girl was having a baby by another guy I just wasn’t in the mood to post. But I’m back folks! So I have a new dream girl. It is a bit of a long story so sit back,pour a cup of coffee and relax. So I have been stalking the Facebook page of the bar I use to work at-ya know how a single guys does when he has no life. I saw some pictures of a beautiful girl that bartends there. Blond hair,beautiful smile…just perfect. Of course I figured I would never have a chance with her-specially since she is about 20 years younger. But a guy can dream right? So a couple days ago I was looking around seekingarrangements to see if anyone new had signed up and who do I see? Yep that girl! We will call her…Tanya…So I figured hey send her a message who knows what might happen. She sent me a message back and we sent a few more messages back and forth. I gave her my number and SURPRISE she sends me a text! So we have been talking for a couple days now. She even says she likes older guys and not the young military guys that come into the bar where she works. We are planning on meeting this week. So we will see what happens…I have my fingers crossed and won’t be surprised if she disappears before we actually meet….but I might just actually have found my future wife-or she may just “ghost” on me like so many flakey girls do. Stay tuned..maybe the Single Guy won’t be single much longer!

Whats Really News Blog

Ayden Activation Group-A Guerilla In Marketing

This month we give our thumbs up to a business you might never have heard of but probable have seen their promotions. This month we salute Ayden Activation Group.
Ayden Activation Group is based in St. Louis. Started 12 years ago,Ayden Activation Group is a leader in nontraditional marketing. With their staff and resources Ayden is able to create a marketing plan for most any company promotion.
Ayden hires both w-2 and 1099 staff. With over 60,000 staff members wordwide Ayden Activation Group is creating jobs in the United States economy and beyond.
Some past Ayden campaigns were for Applebees,Sprint,GE,MetroPCS and Mr. Clean.
Contact Ayden Activation Group for your next ad campagin or for your next job in the marketing field. Ayden Activation Group can be contacted through their website:


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Moms Blog

How to Stay Cool in This Arizona Heat | NewAir EC111W

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