Ariz. – The Northern Arizona athletics department is offering two special
promotional nights next week to help build the “Sixth Man” for the Lumberjack
men’s basketball team as they open Big Sky Conference play against Montana State
return to the Skydome has been met with great enthusiasm and the fan support
has been outstanding,” said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Dr.
Lisa Campos. “With our students heading home for winter break, we are
looking forward to having the Flagstaff community come out to help us create an
amazing atmosphere to start the Big Sky Conference season.”
Sky opener against Montana State on Monday will be Flagstaff High School Night.
All FHS students, faculty and staff who show FHS identification will receive
tickets for just $5. Accompanying guests of FHS students, faculty and
staff may also purchase tickets for $5 to the game. Tipoff
against Montana State is at 6:35 p.m. in the Walkup Skydome. The
first 1,000 fans at Monday night’s game will also receive a 2012-13 NAU
basketball schedule magnet courtesy of Papa John’s. For more information
on Flagstaff High School Night, call 928-523-8766.
very important that we get total community support for next week’s games and
all the games over the holiday break,” said Head Coach Jack Murphy. “A large
population of our campus has departed for the holiday season so the support
from the Flagstaff community is greatly appreciated as we open Big Sky
Conference play. We look forward them coming out and supporting us in the
night at the Walkup Skydome will be Coconino Community College
Night when the Lumberjacks host Big Sky preseason favorite Montana. CCC
students, faculty and staff with CCC identification will receive free
admission. The $5 tickets will also be available for purchase by
all accompanying guests of Coconino Community College students,
faculty and staff. Tipoff against Montana is at 6:35 p.m.
in the Skydome. For more information on Coconino Community College
Night, call 928-523-8766.
Season tickets are still available and make a great holiday
gift! For information on season tickets, call 928-523-5353. To purchase
single game tickets for either game, call 928-523-5661.
We are set to get some winter weather in this week (finally). Let's take some time to review winter driving tips before the streets freeze over.
1) Give yourself THREE times more room than usual between you and the car in front of you. If they stop suddenly, you should be able to do the same! 2) Always be aware of your exit. If the car in the opposite lane starts sliding at you, where are you going to go? 3) Keep your lights on, even during the day. This increases your visibility to other drivers. 4) Be gentle with your pedals. Light on the gas, light on the brake. If you start to skid, back off whichever pedal you are using. It's a little counter intuitive, but it works and it keeps your tires rolling. 5) Keep the Air Conditioning on!AC dries out the air in your vehicle, which will help remove the condensation on your windshield. Don't worry, it will still be warm if you have the heat on as well. 6) Get a good ice scraper and brush off your WHOLE CAR! Windshield, back windows, lights, license plates, everything. It takes you a little longer but makes your drive much safer for everyone. Using your credit card to scrape a tiny hole to see out of does NOT cut it.
- If you can scrape off the top of your car to prevent snow from falling on vehicles behind you, please do so! This ensures the drivers behind you don't get stuck in your whitewash
Check your tires! Make sure they have enough tread and they are filled appropriately. Check your antifreeze levels!
Keep a shovel, water and other necessary supplies in your vehicle, in case you get stuck, have to dig yourself or another vehicle out of the snow.
Length of time you’ve been in business:17 years in the industry, 10 years in
Flagstaff.Started my own company in
Why did you get into your industry? What is your
goal/mission?I started in the
promotional products industry when I took a part time filing job at a trophy
company while in college in Chicago.I
fell in love with the industry and have been here ever since!Our mission is to help educate our clients
about the effective and efficient use of promotional products.We do this while keeping the environment in
Your specialty – the reason people choose you: We specialize
in earth friendly promotional products.That doesn’t mean that everything is made from bamboo!We look at each client’s needs holistically –
What kind of message are they trying to convey?What is their target market?What
items can we select that will appeal to their market while having the smallest
environmental footprint?We then review
the options from cradle to grave (or cradle to cradle ideally) and take a look
at where the materials come from, how durable they are and what will likely
happen to the item at the end of its useful life.
Your favorite part about doing business in Flagstaff:Definitely the people!
Who is your favorite local non-profit or charitable
organization? Why?I don’t think I can
pick just one.I love Paw Placement of Northern
Arizona.They do a great job at
educating the public about responsible pet ownership and finding great homes
for dogs and cats that would otherwise be euthanized.My mom, Judith Lukas – AKA “Socks Judy”, had
donated items to their Rescue Me Adoption Center.She makes items out of dog fur that she spins
into yarn.You might have seen her
spinning at Bark in the Park or at the County Fair this year.(more info at www.socksjudy.com or http://www.azcentral.com/video/1554220220001
I also love the Flagstaff Leadership Program.I’m a proud member of the class of 2004 and
learned so much from the experience!
Do you have any special events coming up? What are they?No special events, but we are pleased to
announce a strategic partnership with Express Yourself Signs.
Are you hiring?Yes!Please feel free to send me your resume.We are always looking for sharp, self-starters for our sales team.
Your address and business hours:Visit us inside of Express Yourself Signs at
2230 E Cedar Ave.M – F 9 – 5.Or visit
us on the web at www.wrightchoicepromotions.com
The last repeating date of the century.
A 1,446% increase in marriages over 12/12/11
Reportedly a good day for making investments
12 hours of the day and night
12 months in the year (roman calendar)
12 signs of the zodiac
12 Days of Christmas (unless you're in the TV business, then it's 25)
12 Tribes of Israel
12 Gods of Olympus
12 Old Testament Prophets
Additionally, 12 is divisible by halves, thirds, fourths, sixths and twelfths.
It is also being heralded as National Sound Check Day
Also (and perhaps more importantly) the "One Day On Earth" project is filming again, following moderate success on the two previous repeating dates and a feature-length film "Life in a Day" which you can find on Netflix.
Weatherford Hotel's Great Pine Cone Lights Up Downtown Flagstaff
Countdown Clock Ticks Toward the New Year!
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - Before we enter 2013 with all our good intentions of losing weight, saving money and being a better friend, the historic Weatherford Hotel offers a guilt-free good time to ring in the New Year with
the famous Pine Cone Drop!
Like a giant holiday ornament, the six-foot tall, 70-pound, LED-lighted
northland New Year's Eve symbol is suspended from the top of the Weatherford Hotel in downtown Flagstaff as the countdown clock ticks away.
"It's become a uniquely Flagstaff good time as thousands gather with hope
and anticipation for the year ahead. We're offering New Year's Eve dinner specials in Charly's Pub & Grill along with classic rock, Latin music, and rhythm and blues as the high energy band Stylus dances us into the New
Year!" said Weatherford Hotel owner Henry Taylor.
The Weatherford Hotel Great Pine Cone is to northern Arizona what the
Waterford Crystal Ball is to New York's Times Square. Both will be lowered on New Year's Eve as revelers across the country say good-bye to 2012.
As has been the tradition for the past 14 years, there will be two lowerings
on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. One is scheduled for 10 p.m. to coincide with East Coast celebrations and allow more families to participate, and one at midnight. The City of Flagstaff will light up the downtown with fireworks
during both events. Radio personality Joe Harting will lead the crowd in song and the official countdown.
"The Pine Cone Drop is the best New Year's Eve event west of Times Square.
We invite everyone to join us for this Norman Rockwell-like classic happening," said Flagstaff Mayor Jerry Nabours. "It will start your
year with a happy heart!"
"The annual New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop is a wonderful community
and a real treat for visitors who come to Flagstaff to ring in the New Year," said Flagstaff Convention & Visitors Bureau Director Heidi
Hansen. "The Pine Cone Drop puts an authentic Flagstaff spin on the holiday season
and draws in visitors to our destination."
The Pine Cone Drop has been a New Year's Eve tradition since 1999 when the
Weatherford Hotel rang in the new millennium and honored its 100-year anniversary. Since then, the Great Pine Cone has been the focal point of Flagstaff's New Year's Eve celebrations.
"New Year's Day marks 114 years since the Weatherford Hotel opened its
to guests," said hotel owner Sam Green. "This elegant Victorian
building has brought people together to commemorate important events for more than a century. It warms our hearts to see the joy the Pine Cone Drop brings!"
Although it's too early for a specific weather forecast, National Weather
Service meteorologist Dr. Brian Klimowski says average Flagstaff temperatures for the Pine Cone Drop at the end of December are usually
between 20 and 25 degrees. "Typically we have a chance of snow this time
year, so dress for winter weather!"
Our 1-Year Anniversary is December 12, 2012.That’s a big deal for us!
Why did you get into your industry? What is your
“Turning Good Beer into Good Works!”
Flagstaff Ale Trail is a social enterprise; we donate all
profits to charity.To date in only our
first year we have supported more than a dozen local non-profits:
Flagstaff Community Foundation, Literacy Volunteers, Friends
of Camp Colton, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Girls on the Run, Flagstaff
Habitat for Humanity, Sun Sounds of Arizona-Flagstaff, Flagstaff City Softball
Team, Flagstaff Arts and Leadership Academy, Flagstaff Leadership Program,
Second Chance Center for Animals, Master Chorale of Flagstaff, and Flagstaff
Independent Business Alliance.
And, of course, we are members of the Chamber of Commerce!
We love Flagstaff and we want to help the non-profit
charities that serve our community.We
also are dedicated to promoting our walkable downtown and its local businesses.
Your specialty – the reason people choose you:
Because of the Flagstaff Ale Trail, Flagstaff is being
marketed and becoming known as the “Craft Beer Hub of the Southwest.”With six local craft breweries, we have an amazing
selection of tasty, locally brewed beer offered in attractive venues.Four breweries (Lumberyard, Flagstaff
Brewing, Beaver Street, and Mother Road) are located right in historic
downtown.Two others (Wanderlust and
Cosmic) are represented on the Ale Trail with local downtown pubs (The Green
Room and Hops on Birch). This means that the entire Flagstaff Ale Trail is less
than a mile in length, all in our walkable downtown.It’s a burgeoning downtown craft beer scene---good for Flagstaff,
good for downtown businesses, good for our little venture!
Your favorite part about doing business in Flagstaff:
I (Geoff) have been in the non-profit sector for over 30
years with the Grand Canyon Trust and The Nature Conservancy.This is my first for-profit venture (Even
though we donate all profits to charity, we can only do that if we have profits!)As a small business, we are meeting a whole
new group of great people, making new friends, and seeing a different side of
our community.I love it!
Who is your favorite local non-profit or charitable
I am a member of the board of the Flagstaff Community
Foundation and chair the Education Grants Committee.The Flagstaff Community Foundation supports
about 100 local organizations in 2012 with grants.It is gratifying be able to help so many
worthy non-profits that in turn help the community in so many important ways.
Do you have any special events coming up? What are they?
The Flagstaff Ale Trail package is a unique holiday gift
idea.The Flagstaff Ale Trail
package---Passport and Souvenir Beer Pint---gives Ale Trailers an unforgettable
experience in downtown Flagstaff strolling from brewery to brewery sampling the
finest craft brews.Also, the package
entitles people to great discounts on beer at the various breweries and
pubs.The package can be ordered online
and we do quick mail fulfillment.The
package can also be purchased directly at the Chamber of Commerce, Lumberyard
Brewing, Flagstaff Brewing, and Beaver Street.Check out the amazing souvenir beer pint, known as a Silipint®
Also, the Flagstaff Ale Trail looks forward to being part of
Arizona Beer Week February 16-23, 2013, carrying the local handcrafted beer
banner here in Flagstaff again for this excellent state-wide event.
Are you hiring?
No, but we are pouring!
Your address and business hours:
The Flagstaff Ale Trail is open any time the breweries and
pubs are open.Folks do the Ale Trail on
their own, whenever they want.There is
no time limit and no set schedule. That’s the beauty of it.(It is not a guided tour!) The
Passport and discounts are good anytime the breweries and pubs are open, so
please check their individual schedules for business hours. You get your Passport stamped at each brewery
and that shows you’ve used that particular discount.At Lumberyard, you can return with your Silipint®
any time and get the beer discount again and again.So this is truly the gift that keeps on
Second, we will be filming for some promotional videos on 12/8 and
need a variety of people to "model" on the Course. Please
contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to go up for FREE. It will be in the afternoon approx. 1:30 or 2:00 (You will
be able to go through the Course, but maybe asked to cooperate with the
filmmaker at times, and if it gets dark then we will need to bring you down,
limited spots available)
We would also ask you to "Like" us on Facebook and tell
For the rest of 2012 we may open
weekends, or weekdays after Christmas, if the weather is decent, and we are
always willing to open for larger groups, please call us if you you have a
group that wants to go up.
2013 we are planning to re-open in March for the season. If you have a
larger group and are planning your 2013 events, please communicate with us to
go over the details.
Get some people together and COME
PLAY IN THE TREES!
Curious about the North Pole Experience in Flagstaff? Here are a few links to the press they have been getting in the last few months - pretty darn good considering they just moved to Flagstaff this season!
I wanted to send you all a quick update for press NPX has received so far this season and we are still rocking over here.
For now, check out some of the fun! I will have a more organized "pretty version" of this after the season, but wanted to get you all over some links if you would like to use for your social media, quick access, etc. There is a lot more, but this is a big chunk of it!
We have a taping with Flag TV this weekend, CBSLA visited us last weekend and will be doing a big showcase, on top of all the other media guests we are housing.
- North Pole Experience
CURRENT COVERAGE INCLUDES…
Right now we are on Flagstaff radio
Phoenix Radio includes:
104.7 KISS FM