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ABC15 Announces News Director

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Congrats to Chris Kline who has been named news director at ABC15. He will oversee all cross-platform story gathering. In his new position, Kline will lead the newsroom to distribute stories across both television and digital channels to better serve Arizona communities and meet changing audience habits.

“Chris is a passionate, innovative leader with the vision to help us...

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W Empower Series Featuring NOH8 Co-Founders at W Scottsdale March 19

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Join W Scottsdale for this month’s W Empower Series, featuring the NOH8 Campaign co-founders Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley, on Thursday, March 19. On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations...

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Allison Mertz Named Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Youth of the Year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recently announced Allison Mertz, a junior at Pinnacle High School and seven-year member at the Thunderbirds Branch, as the organization’s 2015 Youth of the Year. The award was presented to Mertz at the non-profit’s Blue Door Ball which took place at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess raising over $500,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. 

Presented by Tiffany & Bosco and Great American Title, the event celebrated the top teenage Club members with more than 800 attendees including community leaders, supporters and esteemed guests. The evening boasted a silent and live auction, dinner and live entertainment while the teen finalists shared their personal stories of...

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Rugby Bowl Debuts Phoenix Fashion Week Unique Show

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The Super Bowl is over and it’s time to turn the attention to a different kind of showdown. The Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale Rugby Bowl: Beauty & The Beast is known for exciting matches and now, for the first time, an exclusive fashion show.

The second-year event has been relocated to Scottsdale Stadium on Saturday, April 18. Go from rugby to runway at 2:30 p.m. for a one-of-a-kind “Warning Track” Fashion Show, featuring a unique production by Phoenix Fashion Week. After emerging from the dugout...

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Prominent Valley CEO Retires

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Carrie Martz, President and CEO of Martz Parsons and longtime friend of Arizona Foothills Magazine, has announced her retirement from the ad agency world after 35 successful years. “Retiring is bittersweet for me,” Martz says. “I’m not walking away from work. I’m saying I’ve accomplished what I set out to do in a career I loved.”Martz started the Martz Agency in 1980 and went on to emply more than 60 people in Scottsdale and Las Vegas. In October 2013, she sold the company to Bob Parsons, forming Martz Parsons.

“Carrie’s accomplishments over the last 35 years are...

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