December 2016 Around Town


Revelation Real Estate Breaks Ground on New Building

Revelation Real Estate broke ground on a new building, which will be an upgrade and expansion from Revelation’s current, 8,000-square-foot headquarters in Chandler. It will boast a real estate school, a brokerage firm, title company “Magnus Title,” an event center and a bar and café all in one. Ultimately, Chuck and Angela Fazio want this facility to serve as a single, standalone resource for the Valley’s real estate professionals as well as members of the public looking to book the space for special events or spend leisure time in the onsite bar and café. The agency continues to set the gold standard when it comes to offering top-notch residential properties and employing the Valley’s most award-winning professionals. For more information, please visit

Republic Services New Customer Resource Center

Republic Services, Inc. recently unveiled its latest Customer Resource Center, the third of three centers designed to enhance the overall service experience for more than 14 million customers nationwide. The new 72,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is home to modern communications capabilities to cater to evolving customer preferences and needs. The facility in Chandler is currently operational with 120 employees, and complements similar centers located in Charlotte, N.C. and Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, please visit

AcuChiro LLc. Opens in Chandler

Chandler Chiropractor, Dr. Sithari Edirisooriya, DC has opened her own practice as AcuChiro, LLC.  Her specialties are acupuncture, chiropractic,and physical therapy.  The new office is located in the Bellagio Plaza Executive Suites at 333 N. Dobson Rd, Suite 5 Chandler AZ 85224. Dr. Edirisooriya can be contacted at 480-525-1023 or by email

Precision Air & Heating Announces College Scholarship

Erik Bryan, CEO of the family-owned Precision Air & Heating has announced that the company is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship award for students enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university. Applications for the scholarship are being taken now through April 30, 2017. The Precision Air & Heating Academic Scholarship is open to students from all areas of academic study, but the company is especially encouraging students interested in a career in any area of business to submit an essay. For more information, please visit

Pita Jungle’s “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser

For the third year in a row, Pita Jungle will host an “Empty Bowls” event in which guests can purchase hand-crafted clay bowls created by local artisans this coming holiday season to benefit Waste Not, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit that has been feeding the hungry in the Valley for more than 25 years. All 15 Metro-Phoenix Pita Jungle locations will sell a limited quantity of Empty Bowls through December 15, with 100-percent of proceeds benefitting Waste Not. For more information, please visit

MPulse Communications Offers Free Seminar

Melissa Marie of MPulse Communications conducted a free seminar to a packed house of over 30 business owners on the power of Social Media on September 29th at Social Box Neighborhood Eatery. Her dynamic presentation showed the attendees how Facebook can help a business grow. Raffle prizes were donated by local businesses. The Social Media Strategists at Mpulse Communications can help you build an online presence and create content to help publicize your business. The agency makes sure that you’re represented in all the right conversations and in front of the right audience.  For more information, please visit

 Read On Chandler Serves the Community

Read on Chandler is a collaborative literacy project comprised of community organizations and businesses committed to ensuring that every child in Chandler, birth through five, obtains the necessary literacy skills for school readiness. The organization is focused on improving early childhood literacy through the achievement of the goal that all children entering kindergarten are ready to succeed in school. For more information or to volunteer, contact Joanne Floth at 602-790-9651 or email

Bernadette LaMazza Selected for Lead Play at Pandora Festival of Plays

Bernadette LaMazza, local playwright, novelist and children’s author, recently had her play, “Cluelessly Automated,” selected to be the lead play at the Pandora Festival of Plays through the Arizona Women’s Theatre. This is her sixth win at this festival. The Arizona Women’s Theatre Company produces contemporary, provocative, thought-provoking plays written by women, and the Pandora Festival of Plays is a great way for women playwrights to have their work performed through a staged read and to receive feedback from the audience. For more information, please visit

Downtown Chandler Holiday Banner Challenge Winners Announced

With over 28 submissions, two high-school artists have been chosen for the inaugural Downtown Chandler Holiday Banner Challenge. Their designs will be displayed along Arizona Avenue, from Chandler Blvd. to Frye Rd., from Nov. 14 to Jan. 13. Cindy Ha and Clara Wallengren, both students at Perry High School, won the challenge with their Happy Ugly Holiday Sweater Season and Downtown Chandler Ornament designs, respectively. The two artists each will receive a $50 gift card to a downtown Chandler restaurant, a plaque of their winning design and a $500 scholarship from Downtown Chandler Community Foundation. For more information, please visit