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Laurie Dickman, who with her husband, Joel, owns Laurie’s Bridal and Formal in Scottsdale, says the business "is a family-owned and -operated bridal boutique. We offer bridal, bridesmaids, mother of the wedding, bar/bat mitzvah attire, prom and other social occasion dresses. Even though we are open for business, our grand opening will be in November, to kick off the busy season."
When Julie and Dan Witenstein first opened Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, they gave themselves five years to make a go of it. Twenty-six years later, their business is flourishing and they will be moving to a new state-of-the-art gymnastics and dance facility next year.
Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, is observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29 this year), following the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Abbie Fink of HMA public relations in Phoenix received the Patrick Jackson Award at the Public Relations Society of America 2016 Conference on Oct. 24. The award recognizes a PRSA member who has significantly contributed to advancing PRSA from the chapter to national levels, as well as furthered the society by inspiring fellow practitioners professionally and personally. Fink is the vice president and general manager at HMA public relations, and is a past president of the PRSA Phoenix Chapter. Fink graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and has been working at HMA public relations since 1993.
Rick Naimark received the Lou & Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award from Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and the Phoenix Center for the Arts at the fifth annual Mayor’s Arts Awards, “Art in the Park” Oct. 13. The event recognizes outstanding leaders in seven areas; Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Dance, Language Arts and Innovative Organization. Nominees are chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact and integration.
Mo Stein, principal at HKS, was named one of Phoenix Business Journal’s “25 Most Admired Leaders.” Stein was recognized for his lifetime commitment to fostering leadership in Phoenix at an awards dinner held at the Montelucia Resort & Spa on Sept. 27.
JFCS Aleinu, in collaboration with ABLE Financial Group, will hold a “R&R Retirement and Resources” workshop 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.