Eggstasy Opens in Chandler

Eggstasy’s Chandler location is opening in the first week of this month! Located at 2430 S. Gilbert Road, Eggstasy is a gourmet breakfast and lunch restaurant dedicated to bringing the best food, service and atmosphere to every community it is a part of. “We want to make sure that every guest who walks through our door knows that they’re now a member of the Eggstasy family. Our philosophy is simple: high-quality ingredients; fast, attentive service; and a bright atmosphere make for an experience you won’t forget. Whether you’re going light with our ‘skinny b@#c*’ wrap or decadent with our Banana Cream Pie waffles, we guarantee that everyone at the table will leave full and happy,” says Peter Verros. Stop by for a cup of hot Lavazza coffee, fresh squeezed orange juice, or a Bloody Mary garnished with chocolate covered bacon with they celebrate their new location.

LEG Design Build Breaks Ground on Laser Components

LGE Design Build broke ground on Laser Components, the new Arizona office and manufacturing space for the German-based laser innovator that manufactures measurement devices, fiber optics, photo counters and more. Located at 2277 N. Nevada St., the 21,000-square-foot site will be the workplace of more than 30 current Laser Components employees, and can hold more than 70 employees.

The ceremony included LGE Design Build Business Development Manager Andrew Greybar and Laser Components General Manager Dragan Grubisic.

The project has an estimated completion date of January 2020.

Pick 5 is Live at Chandler Center for the Arts

For its 30th anniversary, Chandler Center for the Arts presents one of its best seasons yet—and it is again making the Pick 5 Series subscription available. With Pick 5, purchase tickets for performers such as Bernadette Peters, John Cusack, LeAnn Rimes and more at a discount.

The series subscription offers patrons the flexibility to curate their own season from a variety of performances. It also gives patrons advance access to tickets for performances that aren’t yet on sale. 

Pick five or more shows and save $6 per ticket. PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANDREW ECCLES

Learning Grants by SRP Awarded to Arizona Schools

Students across Arizona will explore how to use drones, virtual reality and energy-efficient architecture to learn more about math and science thanks to Learning Grants by SRP. The grant program, which awarded a record $147,855 to 33 schools, provides a unique opportunity for schools and teachers to develop projects and programs that improve student performance objectives in math, science and engineering.

Salt River Project annually contributes more than $1.3 million to education initiatives, grants and partnerships and provides free training and resources to educators throughout the state.

Four Chandler Schools were awarded SRP Learning Grants awarded for the 2019-20 school year: Bogle Junior High, Humphrey Elementary, Pomeroy Elementary and San Tan Junior High.

Sonoran Smile Welcomes Dr. Jessica Thayer

Dr. Samantha Vu and Dr. Shadow Asgari welcome Dr. Jessica Thayer to their team.

“She fits in perfectly with our practice philosophy…to treat every patient as though they are a family member,” they say.

Dr. Thayer completed her B.S. in dental hygiene from NAU. After practicing dental hygiene for several years, she wanted to take her love of patient care to another level, and completed her Doctorate in Dental Surgery at AT Still University School of Dentistry and Oral Health, going further to earn a specialty degree in orthodontics.

Laura Robertson Named CEO of new Banner Health Hospital

Banner Health announced that Laura Robertson has accepted the additional role as CEO of Banner Ocotillo Medical Center in Chandler, while continuing to serve as CEO of Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Children’s at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa.

Robertson began her career as a cardiac critical care nurse at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, now Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. She transferred to Banner Heart Hospital, where she served in various leadership roles, including associate administrator, chief nursing officer and CEO. Laura also served as CEO of Banner Baywood Medical Center and, eventually, assumed the CEO role of both Banner Heart Hospital and Banner Baywood.

Todd Werner, president, Banner Health Arizona Region, says, “At Banner, we take pride in developing and identifying top talent to fill positions from within the organization. Laura is a great example of our ability to do just that. Laura has been a leader and change agent in Banner for 25 years.”

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Arizona Hosts Successful Soles4Souls Shoe Donation Drive

From March 12-31, all the offices of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Arizona hosted successful Soles4Souls donation drives, collecting more than 4,200 shoes.

“Each one of our offices placed boxes supplied by Soles4Souls for our community to drop off shoe donations,” says Greg Hollman, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Arizona. “We had a lot of clients and community members come to our offices and drop off their shoe donations. Now, all these shoes will find new owners thanks to the work of Soles4Souls, and Zappos for Good will provide the free shipping service.”

Soles4Souls is a non-profit social enterprise that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

Waymo Launches App on Google Play

Waymo’s ride-hailing app is now available on Google Play.

“Our mission is to make it safe and easy for people to get around, which we’ve been doing over the last two years through our early rider program and more recently, our public service,” says the company. “To make it even easier for more people in Metro Phoenix to ride with us, we’re launching our Waymo app on Google Play.”

For now, new riders will still be invited to join the early rider program first before moving to the public service. 


SRP Honors Seventh Grade Student

Recently, SRP’s Residential Contact Center received a phone call from a concerned 12-year-old boy who had spotted a fuse box with a broken lock in a neighborhood park. Instead of ignoring what he perceived could be a hazardous situation, Sandy placed an urgent call into SRP.

The community was never in danger, but SRP employees were impressed that Sandy had such a keen eye and concern for his community.

As a result of his caring nature, SRP Troubleshooters honored the seventh-grade student by making him an honorary SRP troubleshooter for the day.


Offerpad Hosted Housewarming Party

On May 9, local real estate tech company Offerpad opened its new Chandler home at 2150 E. Germann Road to dignitaries and members of the community for a “Housewarming Party.” 

Offerpad, originally from Phoenix’s East Valley and headquartered in Gilbert for almost three years, recently moved into a larger, custom-designed headquarters building. The company now marked the moment by holding a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony with prominent dignitaries and local figures present.

On hand were Governor Doug Ducey, Representative Jeff Weninger, and Mayor Kevin Hartke, who performed the ribbon cutting. Other invitees included members of the local Chamber of Commerce, Offerpad’s neighboring business owners, and many other prominent figures and company stakeholders.


AAWL Offers Its Rescue Brew Coffee at AJ’s Fine Foods

The Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), the state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, now has its Rescue Brew coffee blends available at all 11 AJ’s Fine Foods locations in Arizona.

Produced by Flagstaff-based Matador Coffee, Rescue Brew is ethically sourced and comes in four roasts: Dark Roast, Sunrise Blend, Full City Roast, and Swiss Mountain Mocha.

 Rescue Brew can be purchased at AJ’s for $11.99. A 12-ounce bag can be purchased at for $9.99 plus shipping. Three-pound bags are also available online for $30.

Chandler Economic Development team honored with prestigious EDDE Award

The City of Chandler’s Economic Development Division, led by Economic Development Director Micah Miranda, was recognized as the Large Organization of the Year during the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s (AAED) annual Economic Development Distinguished by Excellence (EDDE) awards dinner recently in Tucson. 

The prestigious EDDE Awards honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the advancement of AAED and to economic growth within their communities as well as on a regional and state level. Honorees were selected from nominations submitted by AAED members.