Scottsdale Arizona

Scottsdale Job Network Event in Glendale by quotes

SJN – Scottsdale Job Network
6/4 Get Wired to Get Hired, Glendale

Scottsdale Job Network (SJN) is hosting its first ever event in the West Valley at Glendale Community College. This is an exciting opportunity for us to continue our partnership with Maricopa County Community Colleges and we appreciate their support.

Join us on Thursday, June 4th for an evening workshop on internet tools for job search. This is also an opportunity for SJN members in the West Valley to network with us in a local venue!

Smart Ways to Use the Internet During Your Search

You probably know that networking in-person is the single best thing you can do to accelerate your job search. You might be finding it hard to get face-to-face meetings, and very easy to spend your whole week in front of the computer! Come to this SJN seminar to understand how to make maximum use of the powerful tools available through the internet, with the understanding that the goal is to get you hired.

Among other things, you will:

* Understand how internet tools fit into each phase of SJN’s Curriculum for the Job Search Process

* Discover free resources that help you reach hiring decision-makers

* Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to further your job search

This workshop is provided through collaboration between SJN and Glendale Community College.

Intended Audience
This Intermediate-level seminar is best for those who already have a basic understanding of and familiarity with LinkedIn and other tools such as Google. If you have never used LinkedIn, start with this link:

Thursday, June 4th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Registration and Open Networking from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

Glendale Community College
6000 West Olive Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302

Room – Student Union – Room 104/Conference Center
Parking Lot: S1
Overflow Parking Lot: S2

Dress Code
Dress is business casual for this event.

Registration and Fees
There is no cost for this seminar, courtesy of collaboration with Glendale Community College.

SJN representatives are not certified or accredited LinkedIn trainers and are not associated with LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a registered trademark of LinkedIn Corporation.

Questions – contact SJN
v-mail (480) 513-1491

Chris Vicari, Founder-Ex. Director

LinkedIn Profile:

Report Provides Glimpse into Airpark’s Future by quotes

Business growth in the Greater Scottsdale Airpark area will bring another 13,000 jobs by 2020, most of them in professional, technical and financial services occupations, according to an updated economic study.

The study also cited the need to redevelop older portions of the Airpark and recommended a shift toward more mixed-use developments to help keep the area competitive with other emerging job centers around the Valley.

The study by Gruen Gruen + Associates covers expected growth in the
traditional business area around the Scottsdale Airport as well as
less-developed land along Loop 101 from Raintree Drive to Scottsdale Road.

It updates a similar report the firm completed for the city in 1999.
The report will be used to help guide the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan currently being prepared by the city’s Advance Planning Division, and also makes recommendations for policy actions to keep the Airpark in its position as one of the premier business locations in the Valley.

The full report and an abbreviated summary can be found on the City’s
website at:

Information on the Greater Airpark Community Area Plan is at:

Mediation Program Helps Resolve Neighborhood Conflicts by quotes


The city has restarted its Mediation Program to help residents solve
neighborhood issues — everything from barking dogs to overhanging tree branches.

Mediation provides a way for community members to resolve conflicts
themselves, in a peaceful and civil manner. Assisted by a skilled mediator, people are able to talk to each other in order to seek a mutually satisfactory solution. The mediator will not make decisions, but will guide the disputing neighbors toward a resolution. The process is free, private and voluntary.

If you have an issue with your neighbor that you would like to resolve, call (480) 312-2342 or access a mediation request form at

Watch and Protect Children Around Water by quotes

No matter the weather, children are drawn to water.

To protect them from drowning, homeowners are urged to install multiple layers of protection between home and pool such as a pool fence with self-closing, self-latching gates, and door alarms that sound when opened from the inside.

Secure all doors, gates and pet doors that lead to the pool area. Teach children to swim. Keep toys and objects away from the pool and spa areas. Secure spas with childproof covers.  And keep a phone by the pool to call 911 in case of an emergency.  And . . . watch children around water. . . every second.

For more water safety information, visit:

New Bubble Fountain a Playground for the Senses by quotes

The Scottsdale Mall area has a cool, new fountain – guaranteed to prompt a giggle and take the edge off of the late-spring heat.
The fountain is located in the vaulted walk-through space outside Orange Table and Blue Moose restaurants, 7373 Scottsdale Mall, next to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

When a passerby walks through the tower, scented bubbles float down creating a fun and refreshing atmosphere to greet the onset of summer. The bubble scents alternate between citrus, mint and salt water.

Artists Mellisa McGurgan and Marco Rosichelli recognize the appeal and fascination of water to the desert dweller. Water cools, cleanses, and entertains. This fountain without flowing water will invoke a universal playground for the senses.

For more information on the Scottsdale public art program, visit:

Multi-Use Path Projects Set to Begin This Summer by quotes

Getting around Scottsdale on bicycle, skates or walking shoes will get
easier thanks to a variety of projects set to launch this summer. The
projects include:

  • Construction of a 10-foot wide multi-use path along the Crosscut Canal
    between Thomas and Indian Schools roads.
  • A tunnel under Chaparral Road to link sections of the multi-use path
    along the Indian Bend Wash. The improvements will allow users to use the path without having to cross back and forth on Hayden Road.
  • The opening of a tunnel along the Arizona Canal that will allow trail
    users to go under Goldwater Boulevard and not have to cross traffic.

All projects are scheduled to be completed next winter. Combined with the addition this spring of bicycle lanes along Indian School Road between Pima and Hayden roads, the improvements help solidify Scottsdale’s standing as one of six “bicycle friendly” cities in Arizona as determined by the League of American Bicyclists.

A community must demonstrate achievements in engineering, education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation and planning to achieve recognition from the league.

For more information on Scottsdale’s multi-use paths and bicycle lanes,

To view a map of Scottsdale bike paths, trails and lanes, visit: Click on the “continue”
button and then the “key map” button. The bikeways feature is located on the left side of the screen, under community features.

Scottsdale Public Library – May News by quotes

We are fast approaching the really heated days of summer here in Scottsdale.  We hope to see you soon when you sign up the family for Summer Reading, check out a free DVD or even wish to escape to one of our quiet (cool) corners to enjoy a book.  Have a great summer.- Rita Hamilton, Library Director

You can get a fast book this summer without leaving the comfort of your Escalade’s Italian leather cooled to a breezy 72 degrees…Remember our Mustang and Arabian libraries have drive-thru window service available. Just reserve your selected items online designate your location as the pick-up window, then grab them at the window when they are ready. Perhaps we should look into a soft serve ice cream machine though….hum.

Remember to get the youngsters signed up for the Summer Reading program. Kids can read their way to super cool prizes. We have programs for the littlest of folk all the way up to your age, Mom and Dad. So get those urchins to turn off the tube and to pick up a tome. How’s that for alliteration? Check out our Summer Reading Programs

Know who Jack Reacher is?
Well, Mr. Reacher is apparently quite indestructible because he is appearing again in the 13th book of author Lee Child’s series. Child will be at the Scottsdale Public Library to talk about his newest book Gone Tomorrow in which our friend Jack is involved in a terrorist plot in NYC.

Also appearing with Child is Andrew Grant – talking about his debut thriller Even in which an intelligence officer gets set up for murder. Please join these two authors for an evening benefiting the Friends of the Scottsdale Public Library. Tickets and books can be purchased through the Poisoned Pen Bookstore.

Wed., May 27 at 7 p.m. at Civic Center Library
Tickets in advance at:
Poisoned Pen Mystery Bookstore
4014 N. Goldwater Blvd. in Scottsdale
Tickets: $29 and include a copy of either author’s book. Additional companion tickets for the program may be purchased for $2. For more information see

Open House Set May 20 to View Two Proposed Skysong Additions by quotes

The community is invited to an open house May 20 to view two proposed additions to SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center.

The open house takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at SkySong Building 1, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, room 129. Planned additions to SkySong include a new paseo plaza and a third office/research building. For additional information go to:
or contact Project Manager Doug Makinen at (480) 312-7054 or

For more information on SkySong, visit:

Culture Pass Opens Doors to Scottsdale and Valley Landmarks by quotes

Your Scottsdale Public Library is participating in the Culture Pass Program, which allows participants free entry to the Valley’s top entertainment and educational destinations.

The list of locations includes museums, cultural centers and historical
sites.  This is a first-of-its-kind partnership that unites 13 local arts
and cultural organizations with six greater Phoenix area public libraries.
Passes are available for check-out at all four Scottsdale libraries.

Libraries have a limited number of passes, and they are available on a
first-come, first-served basis.  For more information on how to participate in the Culture Pass Program, call the library at (480) 312-READ or visit

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for Wildfire Season by quotes

The Scottsdale Fire Department encourages residents to prepare for upcoming warmer weather and wildfire season.

Residents can help keep their neighborhood and the community safe by providing proper defensible space around homes and following the city’s wildfire prevention guidelines to ensure protection of Natural Area Open Space.

For current fire restrictions go to or call (877)
864-6985. For additional safety tips visit or call (480) 312-FIRE (3473).

To learn more about wildland fire dangers and preparedness, visit