Chuck Fazio, one of Chandler Lifestyle’s 2019 Men of Chandler

Chuck Fazio is one of Chandler Lifestyle‘s 2019 Men of Chandler. There was incorrect information included in his write-up in the June 2019 issue. We sincerely regret the error and urge our readers to read the correct copy below.

Chuck Fazio 

Owner, Revelation Real Estate, the Chandler Real Estate Training Center, The Forum Coworking + Events, and The Forum Business School

“I want my companies to bless our local community by providing a great place to connect and practical training to the business community for both business and personal growth,” explains Chuck Fazio.

Chuck (along with his wife, Angela) owns four Chandler-based businesses: Revelation Real Estate, the Chandler Real Estate Training Center, The Forum Coworking + Events and The Forum Business School.

“My wife and I run businesses in order to serve people and bring the community together,” he says.

These businesses exist to establish environments where people are free to grow and thrive financially, professionally, personally and spiritually together.

When asked what words Chuck tries to live by, he quoted Proverbs 27:17, “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another,” adding, “It really matters who you surround yourself with.  Walk by faith, not sight.”

Paseo Del Oro Chandler Shopping Center Undergoes Renovations

Known for his retail center renaissance, Michael Pollack, the owner of Pollack Investments, is renovating his Paseo Del Oro shopping center at the northeast corner of Alma School and Elliot, located at 3029 N. Alma School Road.

Crews began work in mid-May on the 125,000 square-foot center, which holds national retailers like Zia Records and Compass Bank, to name a few. The renovations include new stone design work, awnings, a repaved parking lot, updated landscaping and new painting.

The renovations are expected to take 90 days.

Donations and Sponsors Needed for Annual Operation Back to School

The City of Chandler Diversity Office, along with For Our City-Chandler and a volunteer committee, is gearing up for another Operation Back to School event on Sat., July 20, at Chandler High School, 350 N. Arizona Ave.  

Operation Back to School (OBTS) is a one-day event where kids receive a free, brand-new backpack filled with school supplies to ensure Chandler students are ready with the supplies they need for the first day of school. Haircuts, uniforms, socks, shoes and underwear also are a few of the freebies students may receive during the event. 

There are several ways to get involved, including corporate sponsorships, individual donations, donating supplies, volunteering to assist with inventory or day-of-event assistance, donating a new backpack filled with supplies or hosting a backpack drive, and hairstylists are needed to cut hair at the event.

Nearly 2,200 families and students from 43 (of the 47 Chandler Unified schools) attended last year, and more are expected to attend this coming year.

To view a complete list of sponsorship opportunities, school supplies needed or volunteer opportunities, visit bit.ly/2019OBTSChandler

Classic Image Dance Becomes First Local YPAD-Certified Dance Studio

 

 

Classic Image Dance recently became the first YPAD certified dance studio in the Valley—and 1 of only 44 worldwide. YPAD stands for Youth Protection Advocates in Dance, and because there is no governing body for dance education for children, and no legal requirements for education or certification for dance studio owners or dance instructors, being a YPAD-certified studio means they hold themselves to the highest standard of integrity and accountability by implementing safe boundaries and healthy artistry within their dance settings. Being a YPAD certified studio means all staff and faculty are background checked; CPR certified; mandated reporters/trained in prevention of abuse; positive role models in body image, language and behavior; trained in emotional health, physical safety and psychology of injury; understanding of nutrition and eating disorders; committed to age-appropriate artistic choices in music, costumes, movement and concepts; and trained and abide by healthy and safe social media practices.

YPAD dictates what can and cannot be used with regards to costuming, music and choreography to ensure your child’s safety. 

For more, visit ClassicImageDance.com.

Two Chandler Hotels Undergo Renovations

Homewood Suites by Hilton Phoenix Chandler Fashion Center and Hampton Inn & Suites Phoenix Chandler-Fashion Center recently both underwent full-scale, property-wide renovations. The renovations included the modernization of all guest rooms, suites, meeting spaces and common areas, including the fitness centers, public spaces and exterior areas. 

Both hotels feature modern and sophisticated color palettes. All guest rooms and suites received a full upgrade, including improved layouts, updated furniture, new lighting, wall coverings, carpeting, plush bedding and more. Additional renovation highlights include fresh exterior paint, updated pavement, landscaping and improved lighting.