4 2009 GREATER PHOENIX ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIVING HERE contents Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce 6 Welcome from the Chairman/ CEO 8 Chamber History 10 Member Testimonials 12 Premier Members 14 Public Affairs 16 Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce Staff And Leadership Directory 18 Going ' Green' 19 Keep In Touch 20 Chamber Events 21 Benefits Of Membership Business 24 Follow the Leader 28 Right Place, Right Time 32 Sun Spots Housing 36 Home Sweet Home 41 How Green Is Our Valley? 43 Valley of the Sun Settling In 50 Banking Your Bucks 52 The Hook Up Education 54 Making the Grade 57 Listing: Best Performing Valley High Schools 58 Higher Education Getting Around 60 Smooth Moves 61 Rules of the Road 63 Jet- Fueled Growth Health Care 66 Building Good Health 67 Listing: Valley Hospitals 68 Leading the Way Retirement 72 Sweet Dreams 74 Valley Seniors Resource Guide Arts & Culture 76 Arts Take Center Stage 78 Listing: Valley Arts and Cultural Attractions Attractions 80 In the Big Leagues 84 Playing to Win 86 A Shopping Paradise Recreation 90 Par for the Course 92 Valley of the Spas 94 Get Out and About Worship 98 Directory Business Services Directory 100 Member Listings 168 Index Table of Contents Greater Phoenix Chamber Of Commerce President & CEO Katie Pushor VP of Finance & Operations Ron McElhaney VP of Public Affairs & Economic Development Todd Sanders TO CONTACT THE CHAMBER: 201 N. Central, Phoenix, AZ 85004 602- 495- 2195 FAX: 602- 495- 8913 www. phoenixchamber. com General Manager Cami Kaiser Editor Jim Williams Managing Art Director Tracey Phalen Senior Art Director Romeo Van Buiten Associate Art Director Theresa Johnson Operations Manager Mike Rhodes For custom publishing information: Cami Kaiser 602- 444- 4993 800- 331- 9303, Ext. 4993 Republic Custom Publishing 200 E. Van Buren St. Phoenix, AZ 85004 602- 444- 4822 President & Publisher John Zidich Senior VP Marketing & Business Development Karen F. Crotchfelt Senior VP of Advertising Peter Ricker
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