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!
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!
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!
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 (fhchamber.com).
The FH Chamber would also like to highlight the event sponsors, which include ProSkill Services, ADERO, and Euro Pizza Cafe.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.