Thursday, April 26, 2012

Scottsdale Airport Drill Will Feature Live Flames and Emergency Response

A simulated jet crash at Scottsdale Airport will take place at 8 a.m. this Saturday, April 28 as part of an emergency response drill that will evaluate a variety of first-response partners in action.

Firefighters and paramedics will battle real flames and treat an array of simulated medical casualties as part of the drill. The control tower and airport operations staff will be tested, along with the airport’s public information and media relations functions.

The simulated crash scene will be at the south end of the runway; the city requests onlookers stay clear of the area to allow safe conduct of the drill and evaluation of the response.

Flights in and out of the airport will be suspended during the drill, which is scheduled to conclude at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, contact the airport director at 480-312-7735.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Community Forum- Navigating Change In A New Economy - April 18th

Empowered leadership in a time of change is imperative in a strong community. As we continue to navigate an ever-changing economic climate, panelists will share their personal stories of success and shed light on what the future holds for employment and education in Scottsdale and Arizona.

Facilitated by: Jason Rose, Rose + Moser + Allyn Public Relations

Hear from panelists from different sectors in our community including:
Corporate Sector - Sherman A. Jennings, Mesa site leader for Human Resources, The Boeing Company and Chair, Governor’s Council on Workforce Policy How are the city’s largest conventional corporations hiring and recruiting? What are the current opportunities? What (if any) obstacles are they facing in hiring?

New Entrepreneurs - Susie Timm, Head Cheese, Girl Meets Fork Marketing and Media  – Many professionals are leaving (forced or by choice) their conventional jobs and making a career by applying their skills/experience as an out-source re-source.

Innovators - Derek Neighbors, Co-founder, Gangplank The next generation may look different and speak somewhat differently, but they are fearless in taking the business world by storm…their terms, their rules

Education Perspective - Len Jessup, Ph.D., Dean of University of Arizona Eller College of Management  Is there a change? How are they preparing students? What is different? Are they moving fast enough to respond to the changing demands?

Join the discussion at Scottsdale Leadership’s 8th annual Community Forum as we gain insight from our dynamic panel about workforce innovation, corporate change, the new entrepreneur and the state of education.

For More Information or to Register, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

6th Annual International Languages Expo for Youth - April 14

ISA & ASU LogosInternational School of Arizona and ASU Preparatory Academy invite you to the 6th Annual International Languages Expo for Youth on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of the youth in our community who are taking on the challenge of learning a foreign language and preparing to become citizens of the world.

Click on the link below to register an individual performer or a student group and to view photos from past Expo events. 

Participants attending the story time sessions do not need to register.  If you have questions please contact Sharon Brown at 480-874-2326 or

Register Now!

Monday, April 9, 2012

"Yelp & Your Business" is the Topic of Lunchtime University on April 27th

Yelp's Manager of Local Business Outreach, Darnell Holloway, hosts the Scottsdale Chamber's inaugural "Lunchtime University" focusing on Yelp & Your Business.

Word-of-mouth is moving online, and user generated content websites like are becoming increasingly powerful as consumer guides. How do you ensure your reputation is strong? No business is perfect -- how will you respond when you receive your first negative review? Learn everything you need to know from unlocking your free business tools to managing your online reputation at Lunchtime University!

When: Friday, April 27th, 2012
Where:  Scottsdale Chamber Boardroom, 4725 N. Scottsdale Rd., #210, Scottsdale 85251
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Cost: FREE

Lunch courtesy of: