April 2017 Around Town 1

New Flower Shop Now Open in Chandler

Thistle and Bloom recently opened at the Chandler Heights Marketplace (on the corner of Gilbert Rd. and Chandler Heights) and is ready to deliver fresh flowers and unique gifts to Chandler, Gilbert and Queen Creek. Owner, Vicki Hoban, has many years of experience in design and will be sharing her knowledge with the community by offering in-store classes. For more information, please visit ThistleandBloom.com or call 480.508.5872.

Look Before You Pump Fuel Campaign

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) wants to remind consumers that it’s important to “Look Before You Pump.” There are many fuel blends on the market now. Most gasoline-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and other outdoor power equipment are warranted and designed to use E10 or less fuel (10 percent or less ethanol). Fuel with more than 10 percent ethanol can damage or destroy lawn and garden equipment. Always check the owner’s manual and use E10 or less in lawn and garden equipment. For more information, please visit OPEI.org.

Ginger Monkey Grand Re-Opening

Lunch is now being served at one of Chandler’s newest hot spots, and that’s just the beginning of the changes! Happy Hour is now seven days a week from 3-7 p.m. The restaurant will also feature new menus for cocktails, lunch, brunch and dinner plus a Monkey Mug Beer Program and live music Wednesday through Saturday. There’s also Taco Tuesdays with $6 specialty margaritas and Wine Wednesdays with half-off all bottles of wine and flatbreads. For more information, please visit GingerMonkeyAZ.com.

Chandler Historical Society Annual Luncheon

The luncheon will take place on Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Resort in Downtown Chandler. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is the theme for this year’s luncheon, embracing the rich history of Chandler, celebrating the innovation of today and looking forward to the City’s bright future. This year’s guest speakers are City of Chandler Mayor Jay Tibshraeny and Chandler Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Camille Casteel. To RSVP, contact Michel Larson, at Michel.200@live.com or call 480.201.5884.

Chandler Teen Plays in Local LPGA Tournament

The LPGA and Bank of Hope are excited to announce a new sponsor exemption to play in the 2017 Bank of Hope Founders Cup. Bank of Hope has chosen local teen, Hannah O’Sullivan, to play in the 2017 Bank of Hope Founders Cup. O’Sullivan is a graduate of Hamilton High School in Chandler and has a long list of accomplishments in her young amateur career. In May 2016, O’Sullivan became the top female golfer in the World Amateur Golf Ranking. This year, the 18-year-old announced that she will begin her college golfing career in the fall at Duke University. For more information, please visit LPGAFoundersCup.com.

PayPal Honored in Arizona Business Community

PayPal is honored to be named one of the “100 Best Arizona Companies” by BestCompaniesAZ as part of their 15th anniversary serving Arizona’s business community. PayPal is recognized within the category of “Best of Heart,” which honors companies that build strong relationships with their employees, customers, and the community, demonstrating how much they care. “PayPal is a purpose-driven company that is inspired to do well—doing what’s right for our customers, our company, our employees, and for our communities,” said Karen Marshall, PayPal Vice President of Global Operations – North America. For more information, please visit PayPal.com.

Assault and Abuse Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Child Abuse Awareness Month. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center estimates nearly one in five women in the United States have experienced an attempted rape or rape. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, 44 percent of sexual assault victims are under age 18, 80 percent are under age 30, and approximately four out of five victims know their assailants. In the U.S., 63,000 children are sexually assaulted or abused every year. That’s 63,000 children too many. Parents need to equip themselves and their children with the knowledge of warning signs, and how to handle an attacker. For more information, please visit NSVRC.org or ChildWelfare.gov.

Aji Spa Debuts New Citrus Treatments

This month, Aji Spa at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass is pleased to announce the addition of three new, citrus-focused experiences to the treatment menu. Each of these fresh offerings celebrates the invigorating benefits of citrus in harmony with ingredients that hydrate, exfoliate and renew the body. This citrus series addition arrives along with a striking, reimagined spa menu which highlights our ingredients and honors the giving desert and rich culture that surrounds us. For more information or to book a treatment, please visit AjiBrochure.com, or call 602.385.5759.

Fun Easter Fact from RetailMeNot

The most sought after chocolate treats this Easter will be Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Chocolate Eggs (53%), chocolate bunnies (48%), and Hershey’s eggs (45%). But it’s not just chocolate, those who celebrate Easter are also looking forward to jelly beans (48%) and Peeps (34%). For more facts, please visit RetailMeNot.com.

Put Your Business Idea in Motion

Are you an entrepreneur in the early stage of exploring and planning a new business venture?  Are you confused by how to get started and what steps to take?  Think you have a great idea, but maybe you are not sure if it is a viable business idea, an idea that customers want or need?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this program is for you! In this interactive session, you will be introduced to critical questions to ask, and actions to take, in order to determine the feasibility of your business idea. Stop by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce at 25 South Arizona Place, Suite 201 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 13 to learn more.