phoenix

Location

AZ

WHAT: The 13th annual BALLE (Business Alliance of Local Living Economies) Conference is a three-day event that explores how locally rooted economic systems solve environmental, financial, and social problems. Approximately 700 local business leaders, social entrepreneurs, community funders, policymakers and local economy leaders of all kind from across North America and beyond are expected to attend this year’s BALLE Conference. 
The theme, “What’s Working Locally,” will inform this year’s conversation around practical solutions and wisdom that attendees can take back to their own communities to advance the emergence of a new economy that is just, fair, and healthy for people, place, and planet.  Read more »

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Location

District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
320 N. Third Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 817-5400

Still in need of Holiday plans? Check out these two great options in Downtown Phoenix!

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Phoenix leaders say gay-marriage ruling good for business

Phoenix leaders say gay-marriage ruling good for business

Opponents of gay marriage, including Gov.Jan Brewer and Catholic bishops, criticized the judge's decision. Brewer said that with its decision, the court was eroding the people's power and overstepping its bounds. Brewer noted that Arizona voters in 2008 approved a state constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union of one man and one woman.

We asked: What impact do you think the ruling legalizing same-sex marriage will have in Phoenix? Please indicate whether you support or oppose the decision. Read more »

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Ariz. businesses celebrate gay marriage with discounts, deals

Ariz. businesses celebrate gay marriage with discounts, deals

Businesses in Arizona seized on the lift of the gay-marriage ban as a marketing opportunity, offering discounts to same-sex couples on everything from bar tabs to hair stylings to hotel stays.

Social-media accounts began humming with electronic deals for gay couples minutes after Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced he would not appeal a U.S. District Court decision striking down the state's ban.

"Let the honeymoon food come to you," read a promotion for Sunfare, a Deer Valley-area company that delivers specialized meals Valley-wide. "Sign up for Sunfare anytime this week for 25 percent off your first three family dinners." Read more »

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Location

Crown Plaza hotel
2532 W. Peoria Ave.
Phoenix, AZ

We are pleased to announce the date of our signature Gala Fundraising Event. `FOR GOOD’ A Dinner Auction benefiting the mission and vision of Phoenix Women’s Chorus.

The event will be held on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at2532 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, AZ.

Admission is $100 and includes the live and silent auctions, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, desert, and performance by the chorus. The live auction will feature auctioneer Jennie Heal and promises to be more fun than ever!

This event helps to support Phoenix Women’s Chorus’ commitment to enhancing lesbian visibility, celebrating the contributions of women in music, and passionately pursuing artistic excellence. Read more »

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Location

Faither Lutheran Church
801 E Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014

As we begin rehearsing for the 2014-15 season, we want to add more new voices to our Chorus.
 
Phoenix Women’s Chorus is a lesbian-identified chorus open and welcoming of all women identified singers. We are a non-audition chorus. Singing members must simply be able to match and sustain pitch. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a rehearsal and take us for a test drive.
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Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact

Phoenix's once controversial anti-bias law has little impact

Few Phoenix City Council meetings have matched the drama and vitriol that filled the Orpheum Theatre more than a year ago as leaders approved an anti-discrimination ordinance with broad civil-rights protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents.

At the time, opponents and supporters of the law spoke at length about its potentially sweeping consequences. There were yelling and tears, and the ideological divide grew even wider.

Conservative groups and religious traditionalists raised fears that the measure could lead to a tsunami of lawsuits against small businesses or allow predatory men to enter women's bathrooms under the guise that they are transgender. Read more »

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Location

City Scape
1 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

As host of the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 game, the Phoenix Mercury invites Valley residents and visitors to attend All-Star Fan Fest on Friday, July 18 at CityScape in downtown Phoenix, from 4 – 9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Fans in attendance will enjoy appearances from Mercury and Suns entertainers, in addition to entertainment from live bands and special giveaways throughout the evening.

The Fan Fest will feature fun activities such as bounce houses and a sport court, and fans will have the chance to take a turn surfing on the Flow Rider, a large outdoor surfing wave. Read more »

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Location

US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Join us for a free kids’ clinic and find out how to establish a college savings game plan – Sponsored by Waddell & Reed, Inc.

WHEN:

Sunday, July 27, 2014

TIME:

2 - 4 PM

(Registration begins at 1:30 PM in the main ticketing pavilion. Online registration is also available. See instructions below.)

WHERE:

US Airways Center

201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Free parking: USAC Garage located on 1st Street,
just south of Jefferson Street

WHY:

To have fun, practice basketball skills and learn about ways to save for college, which includes the Ivy Funds Invest Ed 529 Plan. Read more »

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