Thursday, December 11, 2014

ATHENA and Young Professional Awards





The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its ATHENA Awards recognizing women who demonstrate excellence, their leadership and creativity in their careers, valuable service to the community, and who mentor other women in reaching their full leadership potential. The 2014 ATHENA Awards will also mark the eighth year that the Flagstaff Chamber […]



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Cost of Living Index





The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce collected data for the national Cost of Living Index that was recently released for third quarter. The Council for Community and Economic Research produces the Cost of Living Index based on more than 90,000 prices, which are collected quarterly by chambers of commerce, economic development organizations and university economic […]



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Family Adventures at the North Pole Experience





It took a village to bring North Pole Experience to Flagstaff from Greer three years ago. It entailed a private-public partnership with Coconino County, a partnership with Little America and collaborations with local businesses. North Pole Experience (NPX) brings a memorable, unique Christmas experience to all ages. It begins with a trolley ride that goes […]



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

City of Flagstaff Sign Code Revised

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There is a new and improved Sign Code in the City of Flagstaff. City Council voted unanimously to improve, clarify and simplify the standards while maintaining our city’s unique character and positive community image. The new code will go into effect January 18, 2015. The Chamber has been very involved in this process and commends […]

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Massage Envy Flagstaff, AZ Therapist Recipient of Beauty Changes Lives Scholarship


MASSAGE ENVY SPA ANNOUNCES FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ., FUTURE THERAPIST
AS RECIPIENT OF BEAUTY CHANGES LIVES SCHOLARSHIP 
- Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Brand Continues to Support Scholarship Fund - 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – November, 25, 2014 – Massage Envy Spa, the largest employer of massage therapists and estheticians in the United States, is proud to announce that Jamie Blazquez of the ASIS Massage Education School was awarded a $2,000 Beauty Changes Lives Massage Therapy Education scholarship. Beauty Changes Lives is a non-profit foundation created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of the extraordinary career opportunities in the beauty and wellness industry. The organization provides scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in hair, skin, nails, barbering and massage therapy. Last year, Massage Envy Spa donated $30,000 in support of the foundation.

“We are thrilled to award Jamie with the Beauty Changes Lives scholarship,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development for Massage Envy Spa. “Massage Envy Spa has a deep commitment to the industry, which is why we continue to support organizations like Beauty Changes Lives, so that students can reach their full potential as professional massage therapists.”

The BCL Massage Therapy Education Scholarship, sponsored by Massage Envy Spa, awards $2,000 towards tuition costs for six prospective and current students at massage therapy programs at a qualifying schools. 

As the demand for alternative wellness services such as massage therapy continues to rise, so does the need for professional massage therapists and estheticians. According to U.S. News & World Report, massage therapy was named one of The Best Jobs in 2014 and the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects massage therapist employment growth of more than 20 percent between 2012 and 2022, adding 30,000 more jobs to the field. Since its inception in 2002, Massage Envy Spa has created more than 21,000 new massage therapist positions and projects to add 1,500 new positions annually through 2018. Additionally, the company provides 1.5 million services to a total of more than 1.5 million members every month.

Today, a career in massage therapy offers incredible growth, creative employment opportunities including flexible work schedules, active and healthy work environments and sustainable incomes.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the industry, Massage Envy Spa has contributed nearly $500,000 to date to support research, associations, student scholarships and regulatory efforts. Additionally, Massage Envy Spa continues to support the work of national organizations and associations in the massage and esthetic industries through partnerships, donations and sponsorships.

To learn more about Massage Envy Spa careers visit www.massageenvycareers.com. 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Stories to Life: Letters

Stories to Life: Letters
Sunday, November 16, 4 p.m.
Coconino Center for the Arts

FLAGSTAFF, AZ – The Flagstaff Arts Council and the Flagstaff City/Coconino County Public Library present November’s Stories to Life event: Letters. The event will be Sunday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

A spoken word cast will read aloud from some of the very best letters ever written. They will be accompanied by the chamber music quartet, The Ponderosa Players, a Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra ensemble comprised of Andrea Graves and Jeannette Moore on flute, Karin Hallberg on viola and Andrew Hamby on cello.  

“The Stories to Life management team has wanted to do a program about letters and the people who write them for years. This program is our opportunity to showcase the lost art of letter writing and how it reflects the human condition,” said project manager Judy Finney.  “We are including letters written by prominent figures and ordinary people alike that are truly intriguing.”


Funding for this season’s Stories to Life is generously provided by the Friends of the Flagstaff Public Library. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about the series, please contact Flagstaff Arts Council at (928) 779-2300, Judy Finney at the Flagstaff Public Library at (928) 213-2369, or visit www.flagartscouncil.org. 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

CollegeAmerica's Fall Career Fair

CollegeAmerica's Fall Career Fair

Looking to hire? Are you looking to be hired?

Then join CollegeAmerica and 20+ Flagstaff employers at their annual Fall Career Fair Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 2pm to 5:30pm at their new campus at 399 Malpais Ln. on the second floor.




More information about CollegeAmerica Flagstaff at their website: http://www.collegeamerica.edu/flagstaff