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A bi-weekly podcast hosted by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce bringing you all of the local business happenings for Fountain Hills, AZ

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Episode 44: Hearing in the Hills wit Dr. Diamond
Can you hear me now? On today's episode of FountainCast, host Paige Martin chats with one of the FH Chamber's newest members, Dr.  Diamond of Priority Hearing & Tinnitus to discuss the importance of hearing health, what business is like in Fountain Hills, and much more. Take a listen today!
July 30, 2021
Episode 43: A Chat with the Chair
For this very special episode of FountainCast, as Paige sat down to chat with Suzanne Nann! Not only is Suzanne a real estate professional with REMAX Sun Properties, but she is also the new chair of our Board of Directors. Take a listen to this episode to learn more about the person heading up our Chamber’s board and serving our membership here in town!
July 16, 2021
Episode 42: Hypnotherapy in the Hills with Rosemary Powell
For episode 42 of FountainCast, Paige is joined by Rosemary Powell of Joyful Life Hypnotherapy. Paige got to learn more about how this business is bringing the power of Hypnotherapy to Fountain Hills and helping those in our community looking for a new and unique way to connect. Don't miss out on this episode!
June 4, 2021
Episode 41: Learning in Fountain Hills with Betsy Washburn
For episode 41 of FountainCast, Paige is catching up with  Betsy Washburn of Mathnasium of Fountain Hills! They got to chatting about her career shift into education, and how her business is helping local Fountain Hills students during a difficult time of learning. Don't miss out on this episode of FoutnainCast!
May 17, 2021
Episode 40: All About Health with Dr. Nancy
For the 40th episode of FountainCast, FountainCast host Paige Lorentzen is joined by none other than medical celebrity Dr. Nancy! Listen to this episode to hear the interesting story of Dr. Nancy, her road to medicine, and her take on healthy lifestyles.
April 30, 2021
Episode 39: Navigating the Housing Market with Art Tolis
Paige gets to talk to Art Tolis about the crazy housing market of Foutnain Hills, and how you could utilize lower interest rates to improve your financial circumstances. Also, get a sneak peek at what the 2021 Chamber Gala will feature. Don't miss out on this wonderful episode of FoutnainCast!
March 26, 2021
Episode 38: Eating Healthy in the Hills
Feeling hungry? Paige got the chance to chat with the owner of one of Fountain Hills' newest eateries in town; Karen Sanchez from Papaya'z! The two got to talking about everything from fueling your body with healthy food to opening a restaurant in a global pandemic. Make sure to check out this episode for great insight on a unique and successful Chamber member business, Papaya'z!
March 5, 2021
Episode 37: Bringing Your Vision to Life with Video
FountainCast host Paige Lorentzen sits down with Andrew Day of DayLite Films to discuss how you can use video to market your business. 2021 has had to make business professionals pivot how they market their business, and Andrew lets us know more about bringing your vision to life (and to future customers) through the magic of video. Don't miss out on this episode!
February 19, 2021
Episode 36: 2021 State of the Town Address
For this very special episode of FountainCast, we are bringing you the 2021 State of the Town Address! This local tradition is a wonderful opportunity for Fountain Hills residents, business professionals, and even visitors to hear from local leadership about the accomplishments of the past year and what we can expect to see for the rest of 2021. The 2021 State of the Town Address features Mayor Ginny Dickey and Town of Fountain Hills staff as they give listeners the inside scoop about everything going on in our community. You don't want to miss out on this episode! The FH Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Mayor Dickey, the entire Town Council, and staff for being wonderful partners on this event. We would also lik to highlight the event sponsors: SRP (Presenting Sponsor), GOALL Program, HS3 Roof King & General Contracting, MorningStar of Fountain Hills, and Tolis Mortgage Financial Group (Fountain Sponsors).
January 29, 2021
Episode 35: Mental Health in the New Year
While many people might be thinking about the importance of physical health in the New Year, many might forget about the importance of one's mental health. In a time where mental health struggles, especially in the workplace, are at an all-time high, episode 35 of FountainCast is the perfect place to get your mind on track for the rest of 2021. Paige got to talk with two mental health professionals, Mary Young and Suzu Solkin-Henderson, from FH Chamber member, SonderMind. The trio discussed ways you can prioritize mental health this year, and how employers can assist their staff during a difficult time at work due to COVID-19. Take a listen today!
January 8, 2021
Episode 34: Investing for the Future with Isabelle Clausen
Paige records a new episode of FountainCast featuring Isabelle Clausen of Desert Wealth Management! The two discuss everything from being a young professional in Fountain Hills to making smart investments for your future. You (and your wallet) should not miss this episode!
December 11, 2020
Episode 33: Fearless Kitty Rescue with Teryn Jones
For the next episode of FountainCast, Paige is joined by Teryn Jones, the events and marketing coordinator for Fearless Kitty Rescue. Fountain Hills is home to tens of thousands of residents - and many, many furry friends, and even furry friends that may not have their forever home. That is where Fearless Kitty Rescue comes in! Teryn is going to bring us more on the latest from Fearless Kitty, one of Fountain Hills most well known animal organizations. Take a listen today!
November 6, 2020
Episode 32: Planning the Future of Fountain Hills with John Wesley
In this week's episode of FountainCast, Paige is joined by John Wesley, who is the Development Services Director at Town Hall. Many of you listening have probably heard of the Fountain Hills “General Plan”, but what is it all about really? John is going to give us the scoop on all things general plan so you know everything you need to know about this exciting initiative. 
October 23, 2020
Episode 31: Michael Pameditis of Edward Jones
Join Paige in hearing from Michael Pameditis of Edward Jones on episode 31 of FountainCast! The two discuss kick off the episode learning more about Michael's background and his favorite parts of Fountain Hills. In addition, Michael lays out 5 great tips and tricks for you to help your financial savings grow. Learn more from him about envisioning your financial future and its success! Thank you to Michael Pameditis of Edward Jones for being a part of FountainCast's newest episode!
October 9, 2020
New Episode: Tips & Tricks for Busy Professionals with Dr. Doss
Join Paige in hearing from Dr. Dylan Doss of Fountain Hills Primary Care on episode 30 of FountainCast! The two discuss plans for the new practice, as well as tips and tricks on leading a healthy lifestyle - even if you have a busy schedule. In addition, Dr. Doss gives advice on how to create a healthy work environment in response to COVID-19. It is important to keep not just yourself safe, but to also ensure the health of your employees and customers. Thank you to Dr. Doss for joining Paige on FountainCast! Don't miss out on this exciting episode!
September 25, 2020
Episode 29: Envisioning Fountain Hills with Tammy Bell
Join Paige in hearing more from the NEW Chamber employee and Vice President of the Fountain Hills Cultural & Civic Association, Tammy Bell! The two talk about what Tammy will be bringing to the Chamber, her goals, and what she hopes to do add to the number one business organization n town. Additionally, Tammy brings more information about one of the FHCCA's programs, Vision Fountain Hills. This community-wide project strives to gather information about what residents and those invested in our community envision for our Town. Hear more from her about this wonderful program and learn about how you can have your voice heard! Learn more about Vision Fountain Hills at
August 28, 2020
Episode 28: Otis Architecture with Karen Otis
Episode 28 features Karen Otis of Otis Architecture,  a professional design and architecture firm located in Fountain Hills on the Avenue of the Fountains. Paige and Karen talked everything from where Karen got her inspiration to become an architect, to her favorite projects of her career, recent awards, and of course details about the newly renovated Chamber of Commerce building. You don't want to miss this one!
August 7, 2020
Episode 27: The 2020 Gala Goes Virtual
Listen in on episode 27 of FountainCast to hear Paige and Betsy discuss details for the 2020 Chamber Gala! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual Gala is being changed from an in-person event to a virtual event - but with a twist. Make sure to take a listen to learn more about what you can expect from the Chamber's biggest night of the year!
July 17, 2020
Episode 26: Meet the Candidates for Town Council
For episode 26 of FountainCast, we are bringing you the audio from the 2020 "Meet the Candidates" for Town Council online forum! It is a tradition that the FH Chamber host an in-person event highlighting those running for local public office, but due to COVID-19, we held the event online via a Zoom webinar. We invite you to listen along as we hear from incoming councilmembers Gerry Friedel, Peggy McMahon, and Sharron Gryzbowski. Additionally, Mayor Ginny Dickey was joined by currently serving councilmembers Alan Magazine, Mike Scharnow, and Devid Spelich. The FH Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the event partner, FHCCA, for being involved in the event. In addition, thank you to SRP for sponsoring the event; the support is greatly appreciated!
June 26, 2020
Episode 25: 2020 Gala Nominees Announced
A very special episode of FountainCast is now available for listening! Hear from Paige as she is joined by the Chamber's CEO/President Betsy LaVoie as the two come together to share the official nominees for the 2020 Chamber Gala Awards! Congratulations to all of the nominees! If you would like to register for the event, please do so on our website (  The FH Chamber would also like to highlight the event sponsors, which include ProSkill Services, ADERO, and Euro Pizza Cafe.
May 29, 2020
Episode 24: "Virtual" Town Hall Meeting" with Councilmember Tolis
Episode 24 is for those who were unable to attend last week's "Virtual Town Hall Meeting" with Councilmember Art Tolis and the FH Chamber of Commerce! As COVID-19 restrictions seem to be loosening up and Fountain Hills is beginning to reopen, this Town Hall meeting has pertinent information to the local business community. We invite you to listen to the recorded audio from the "Virtual Town Hall Meeting" to learn more about how local leadership is learning how to assist businesses when they can open their doors once again!
May 15, 2020
Episode 23: Fountain Hills Medical Center & Virtual Town Hall
Episode 23 has two wonderful guests included in the program: First, Dr. Ezeume of the Fountain Hills Medical Center informs Paige about the facility's services and discusses what Fountain Hills residents can expect from this wonderful addition to the community. Second, Paige caught up with Councilmember Art Tolis about the "virtual" Town Hall style event he is having in conjunction with the FH Chamber for the business community to help support them when the stay-at-home order is lifted! Listen Today!
May 1, 2020
Episode 22: COVID-19 "Check-In" with Betsy LaVoie
Episode 22 is a dedicated "check-in" with our Chamber members regarding the COVID-19 situation and how it is affecting our business community. Paige sat down with FH Chamber of Commerce CEO/President Betsy LaVoie to get the most up to date information and to learn what businesses should be focusing on during this time, and what "opening for business" might look like in the coming weeks. Don't miss out on this very important episode of FountainCast!
April 17, 2020
Episode 21: Educating During COVID-19 Pandemic
For Episode 21 of FountainCast, we focused on something many are wondering a lot about during the COVID-19 situation - education. FountainCast host Paige Lorentzen talked with Dr. Robert Allen, the current Superintendent of the Fountain Hills School District, about what our local educators and administrators are doing to keep students engaged during this global pandemic. Paige also touched base with the incoming FHUSD Superintendent for the 2020/2021 school year Kelly Glass, where they discussed her background, goals for our local schools and what education means to her. Take a listen today! Please note: The FH Chamber of Commerce staff is participating in "social distancing" to help combat the spread of COVID-19. This episode was recorded remotely as to avoid any contact. We apologize for the audio not being as high quality as it normally is - but the information is more important as ever for people to have access to. To get direct information about topics discussed in today's episode, please visit the FHUSD's website HERE!
April 6, 2020
Episode 20: COVID-19 & The Fountain Hills Community
On this episode of FountainCast, Paige sat down with both Mayor Ginny Dickey and Betsy LaVoie, who is the CEO and President of the Chamber, and focused on the COVID-19 situation that Fountain Hills and beyond are currently in. Keep listening if you want to learn what the Town is doing to keep Fountain Hills safe, as well as resources for the local business community and more.  For updated information about the COVID-19 situation, please visit:
March 20, 2020
Episode 19: Art in Fountain Hills with Steve McCullough
On Episode 19 of FountainCast, Paige is joined by local Fountain Hills artist Steve McCullough. Steve lets Paige know more about what it is like being a local artist, how he got into his craft, as well as how the Chamber's Fountain Festival of Fine Art & Crafts has affected him and his career. Make sure to take a listen to this new episode today!
March 6, 2020
Episode 18: Arizona Care Hospice - More Thank Physical Care
On Episode 18 of FountainCast, Paige talks with Pat Kreitler of Arizona Care Hospice, a new member of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce. They chatted about the importance of talking about end-of-life care, even if it is an uncomfortable topic to think about, as well as the importance of not just treating the body, but treating the soul as well. Make sure to take a listen to this new episode today!
February 14, 2020
Episode 17: Our Newest Team Member - John Gibson
On Episode 17 of FountainCast, Paige sits down with the NEW Member Relations Manager at the FH Chamber, John Gibson! John is bringing his years of chamber experience to our organization, and is helping to bring the FH Chamber to new heights. They talked about what John wants to do with the position, and what his favorite part of the FH business community is. Make sure to take a listen today!
January 31, 2020
Episode 16: Keeping Your "Muscles in Harmony" with Pat Pine
On Episode 16 of FountainCast, Paige catches up with Pat Pine of Muscles in Harmony! This local business woman has brought her expertise of Orofacial Myology to Fountain Hills and beyond. They got to talk what Pat always says: "The tongue is the CEO of the body", and what that really means for your health. Make sure to take a listen today!
January 10, 2020
Episode 15: Save a Life at Kiwanis Blood Drive
For Episode 15 of FountainCast, Paige sat down with Sue Thew from Vitalant, previously known as the United Blood Services. She told Paige all about the upcoming Kiwanis Blood Drive that encourages Fountain Hills residents to donate, as well as just how important donating can be - especially during the holiday season. Take a listen to episode 15 today!
November 15, 2019
Episode 14: Home Watch & Watching Your Goals - with Jennifer Allshouse
On Episode 14 of FountainCast, Paige catches up with Jennifer Allshouse of Allshouse Home Watch! They got to talk about all that Jennifer is doing with her business, learn more about who she is outside of home watching, as well as learn more about an important cause she is hoping could make a difference in Fountain Hills. Take a listen today!
October 18, 2019
Episode 13: Introducing...Our New Executive Director!
On Episode 13 of FountainCast, Paige checks in with the FH Chamber of Commerce's brand new Executive Director, Betsy LaVoie! This every special episode gives insight into Betsy's background, her history in Fountain Hills, her goals for the Chamber, her love for our community, and much more. Make sure to take a listen if you want to learn more about the new leader of our organization!
October 4, 2019
Episode 12: Stressed About Stress? with Veronique Benoit
On Episode 12 of FountainCast, Paige chats with Veronique Benoit of Consentio. She is a world expert on handling personal and professional pain and helping professionals manage stress. The teaching she uses, called Sophrology, is a structured method created to produce optimal health and well-being that is popular in Europe, but not yet the US. Veronique is bringing this type of practice to the States, specifically right here in Fountain Hills. Check it out if you need help "chilling out" a bit at work!
September 20, 2019
Episode 11: Staying Safe in the Workplace with Guardian Training & Consulting
Take a listen to Episode 11 to hear more from one of the local safety experts, Karen Weaver, from Guardian Training & Consulting. She brings years of law enforcement experience to her business and knows a thing or two when it comes to keeping your business and customers safe. Take a listen today!
September 6, 2019
Episode 10: "Hob Nob-ing" in the Hills
Episode 10 of FountainCast welcomed special guest Chef Alice Novotny of Hob Nob Catering! Paige and Alice talked everything from cooking and small business tips, to wine and cheese and Hob Nob's new business venture. Make sure to take a listen today!
August 23, 2019
Episode 9: A Toast to the Toastmasters
Episode 9 of FountainCast is all about talking the talk - literally. Paige sits down to chat with Fountain Hills resident Tom Lindsey about how effective communication skills are key for any business person, and how the local Toastmaster organization can help hone those skills to be the best they can be. Take a listen today!
August 9, 2019
Episode 8: Liquiq & Local Entrepreneurship
Take a listen to Episode 8 to hear from one of Fountain Hills' newest business people on the scene, Daniel Fifield of Liquiq LLC. Paige sits down with Daniel to hear more about what Liquiq is all about, learn more about what it was like going from a local Fountain Hills kid to a full blown local professional, entrepreneurship tips and so much more!
July 26, 2019
Episode 7: Storytelling with Andrew Day
Paige sits down with local Chamber member and film maker Andrew Day, of DayLite Films, to learn more about how to effectively tell your business' story through the art of video. Hear form this local expert about his history in the film industry, how he is using Fountain Hills in film, and much more!
July 12, 2019
Episode 6: Hometown Marketing Expert & Fourth at the Fountain
Episode 6 of FountainCast features a great conversation with Debbie Clason, known as the "Hometown Marketing Expert" from Clason Communications. Hear her tips and tricks to help your business get noticed and remembered by potential clients and customers. In addition, Paige hears from Linda Ayres, the Town's Recreation Manager about all of the exciting details about this year's "Fourth at the Fountain" celebration.
June 28, 2019
Episode 5: Wilderness Athlete & Summer Fun
Hear from Wilderness Athlete CEO Courtney Denham as she tells us more about this new and unique business that has moved operations to Fountain Hills. Also, Don Clark from the Town of Fountain Hills joins Paige to bring us more information about summer fun for kids in Fountain Hills!
June 14, 2019
Episode 4: Pizza Pride & Elite Leads
On this episode of FountainCast, we get to hear more about an exciting award our local LIttle Caesar's owner Audrie Ouellette was recently honored with. She also let's listeners in on what she thinks it takes to run a successful business in Foutnain Hils, and much more. Joining us for the second segment of the show is Sean Klasen, one of our Chamber members who wants to tell everyone about what our Elite Leads program is all about and how it can take your business to the next level.
May 31, 2019
Episode 3: Leadership Academy & Local Crime
Listen in as Paige sits down with Vicky Derksen to learn more about the Fountain Hills Leadership Academy. This wonderful program aims to inspire and train the next generations of leaders in Fountain Hills. Additionally, Captain Larry Kratzer from MCSO stops by to talk the recent strings of burglaries that have struck town and let's us know what to do to make sure you aren't their next target. 
May 17, 2019
Episode 2: New Business Person of the Year in Town & Christmas Decorating in May?
For Episode 2 of FountainCast, we are excited to be joined by the 2019 Business Person of the Year, Stephenie Bjorkman. She will tell us more about her business, how it got to be a community fixture in town, and learn more about the person behind the Business Person of the Year. In addition, our second guest, Lina Bellenir tells us more about why people are already thinking about Chirstmas decorating - and it's barely May!
May 3, 2019
Episode 1: Licensed to Work & Karaoke Contest
On Episode 1 of FountainCast, we hear from Michael Martella from the Town of Fountain Hills economic development department to learn how HB 2569 could potentially affect Fountain Hills.  This new bill makes Arizona the first state in the nation to provide universal recognition for occupational licenses. Additionally, we hear from Betsy LaVoie of the Fountain Hills Young Community about the upcoming Karaoke Contest. With 250,000 song choices, 4 guest judges, and a $200 prize, this is one event you don't want to miss out on! Love FountainCast? We invite you to subscribe, review and tell your friends! 
April 19, 2019
Introducing: FountainCast
Introducing FountainCast, a podcast brought to you by the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce!  This brand new, bi-weekly podcast program will focus on local business news, updates, community happenings and much more. 
April 16, 2019