Chandler Center for the Arts Unveils New Look

On March 24, Chandler Center for the Arts unveiled its new visual brand identity and website on to its members. The new look is the result of a two-year marketing project funded by a grant from the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. “August 25, 2019, is our 30th anniversary. It was an ideal time to move forward with a fresh new look and upgraded amenities,” says Michelle Mac Lennan, general manager at Chandler Center for the Arts. “These improvements reflect who we are as a performing arts center and what we offer to the community.” See the new look at ChandlerCenter.org.

Commit Agency Wins Five ADDY Awards

Chandler’s Commit Agency was recently awarded five ADDY Awards. The awards, presented annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and Phoenix Ad Club, highlight the previous year’s best advertising work in a wide variety of categories. Trophies awarded included gold, Goodwill, “Expect the Unexpected” TV spot; gold, Hickman’s, out-of-home and ambient advertising, food truck; silver, Commit, white paper agency resource; silver, SpotRx, copywriting; and bronze, Skytop, online/interactive social media, summer video. The two gold awards will go on to compete in the regional ADDY competition later this year.

 

Revint Solutions Expands Its Chandler Operations

Revint Solutions, the market leader in revenue integrity solutions for healthcare providers, will expand operations and office space with the build-out of its new regional facility at LGE Design Build’s Overstreet development in Chandler. Revint came to Chandler in 2018 via the acquisition of CloudMed Solutions and is now building out its new permanent home at the Overstreet location. This acquisition enabled Revint to enhance its capabilities in charge capture and diagnosis-related group (DRG) validation within the healthcare industry. Revint’s new regional office will encompass 18,000 square feet and the entire second floor of office space at Overstreet. From its new location, the company anticipates hiring healthcare finance professionals to fill approximately 135 new positions. “We’re excited about our new home here and its location in the Gateway to the Phoenix East Valley,” says Roger Davis, CEO of Revint Solutions. “This area provides convenient access to ASU, Scottsdale, Tempe and Phoenix—which means we’re able to offer high-tech career opportunities to a very well-qualified local workforce. We’re glad to be here, and we look forward to serving as a part of this community for years to come.”

Events at The Forum

Did you know that there are numerous events and classes available at The Forum? On May 2 at 6 pm, learn about social media basics for business. If you are worried that your social media accounts may not look professional, or are ready to create a Facebook page but not sure where to start, or aren’t sure what to post on Instagram, Social Media Basics For Business will help you with all of that, from setting up a page and choosing a profile picture to deciding what content to post. You’ll leave the class with five tools to help keep your social media page’s looking active and professional! The class, taught by Christopher Scott, is 30 minutes, and is followed by a Q&A. On May 13 at 2 pm, learn about tax planning for business owners. Join CPA Seth Fink as he shares information about what to consider when setting up a business entity, what kind of expenses are allowable, record-keeping and other things to consider when thinking about your taxes as a business owner. For information, visit TheAZForum.com.

Student Jazz Band Releases Album

The Take19 Jazz Quartet started with one objective: to play 20 minutes of entry music for the Chandler Preparatory Academy (CPA) awards assembly at the end of their sophomore year. Emily Gottry (clarinet), Eric Unterkofler (piano), Emily Drennan (bass), and Robert Grahmann (drums) have all been part of the CPA jazz ensemble throughout high school, and both Emilys started even before that. After that first debut performance, the quartet went on to play multiple gigs, including corporate/private events in Phoenix. In each case, audiences asked about a CD. So, the foursome recently released their debut album after recording at Grand Canyon University. Spearheaded by Josh Gottry, and along with college applications, work on senior theses, and practices for their respective varsity sports team at CPA (yes, every member of the quartet also plays at least one varsity sport)—the group was still able to put together the album.

Artists Announced for IN FLUX Cycle 8

The IN FLUX artist slate has been set! Six cities across the Phoenix metropolitan area issued a collective call for artists as part of the IN FLUX initiative, and have now selected the Cycle 8 artists. Those artists’ works will now be on display for one year in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley. The following cities selected the following artists—Chandler: Pete Goldlust created a sculpture for a pedestal on the southeast corner of Arizona Avenue and Boston Street; Glendale: Mary Shindell’s work is featured in the lobby of Glendale City Hall; Peoria: Eliza Weber has a space outside the Main Library, and Bobby Zokaites has a space outside Sunrise Mountain Library; Phoenix: Daniel Funkhouser and Christy Puetz were selected for Burton Barr Central Library; Scottsdale: Christine Cassano is featured at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Oak Street, Min Kyu Kim at the northeast corner of Scottsdale Road and Roosevelt Street, and Steven Torres at a location on Via Linda east of the 101/Pima Freeway; Tempe: Kyllan Maney’s work is on the exterior of the Edna Vihel Art Center. INFLUXAZ.com