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Filed under: FAMOUS DAVES — themediapush @ 5:33 pm
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Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Mesa is hosting a special Halloween blood drive along with the American Red Cross and the Mesa Chamber of Commerce. “Treats for Life” Community Blood Drive will be held October 30th from 2pm – 7pm and October 31st from 10am – 3pm in the Famous Dave’s parking lot at Mesa Riverview (1011 N. Dobson Rd). All donors will receive special treats, including Famous Dave’s BBQ sauce and a delicious slider. Walk-ins are welcome, but to pre-register visit and use sponsor code “Treats.”

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that supports their communities by Emergency Response, CPR and other training classes and blood collection, amongst other things. Now more than ever, the American Red Cross needs blood donations; the demand is by far greater than the current inventory. The blood collected at “Treats for Life” will stay in Arizona and help save lives in our communities. The community collection goal is 100 donors; every blood donation can help three Arizona lives, which equal 300 potential lives saved over this 2 day event.

Dates: October 30th 2pm-7pm and October 31st 10am-3pm

Where: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit BBQ at Mesa Riverview (1011 N. Dobson Rd))

Visit Sponsor Code: Treats

For information contact Jo Anne Harding at or (602) 358 9644.



Filed under: AYSE — themediapush @ 5:24 pm
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sociallyacceptablelogoHOW TO BLOG – Saturday, October 24th, 9am-noon Gangplank HQ 325 E Elliot Rd Chandler, AZ 85225
So you understand that you SHOULD blog, but have no idea what to write about, how to write it, how often to write it- and who you should be talking to. This isn’t a class on how to set up a blog, but what to do once you have one. Learn the “Top Tips for Blogging” – how to develop a theme for your blog that will help elevate your personal or business brand. Optimize your SEO, learn which plugins will help the most. Learn how to respond to comments, including which ones to ignore. Discover how important images are to your blog, and how to find them. We’ll cover video and music as well. You’ll leave class fully confident that you can author your blog with style.
$79 / $39 (501c3 rate) SIGN UP:

EMAIL MARKETING THAT WORKS – Saturday, October 24, 2009 / 1pm-4pm– 325 E Elliot Rd Chandler, AZ 85225 Chandler, Arizona sponsored by Vertical Response
Learn the Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Email Marketing. Make your copy work for you and ensure its written so people read and absorb your messages. Choose a message that will mean something to your customers. Know who you’re sending communications to, who opens your emails, forwards them, clicks on them and how often you should be sending out communications so you don’t lose subscribers. Finally, learn how to put dynamic emails together.
Attendees will learn the ins and outs of using Vertical Response, creating dynamic email marketing pieces, as well as guidelines for what they should be saying. Class participants will receive a discount code for 500 free emails and materials to help them use Vertical Response.
$79 / $39 (501c3 rate) SIGN UP:

MAKE EVENTS HAPPEN FOR NON-PROFITS – Monday, October 26, 2009 / 9am-12pm– Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
Planning an event is an overwhelming job for anyone, but the responsibilities and liabilities that it presents non profits are particularly challenging. Learn how to make your event successful from a technical aspect, including how to plan a theme, to how to budget reasonably, where to spend money, how to gain RSVPs, how to manage volunteers and how handle day of event management. Learn how to solicit donations, including how to craft “ask letters” and how to find people in organizations to solicit. Then learn how to promote and brand the event, from social media like twitter and facebook to online, inexpensive services for printing. Use online management tools to garner more attendees, and solicit after the event donations through promotional items. Attendees will leave the event with a great handle on how to make that next event happen! While ideal for non profits, businesses can benefit from this primer as well.
$79 / $39 (501c3 rate) SIGN UP:

RUNNING AN EFFICIENT OFFICE – Monday, October 26, 1-4pm Clarendon Hotel, 401 W Clarendon Ave Phoenix, AZ 85013
In every class, when we show people how to use new software make their businesses more efficient, more productive and more visible, they are wowed and want to know more. So, we’ll show you everything, in one day, for next to nothing. Save thousands of dollars each year for your business or non profit, while making your office more secure and more efficient. Learn how to manage all your team communications online- backing up all your communications, files, and allowing online collaboration. Accessible from everywhere, you’ll never need to hunt through your email ever again. Manage all your finances, whether its your personal or business. Invoice clients, track all your time and your employees time, manage expenses and even track when clients call you. Let software remind you when to file your taxes and how much to pay. Never worry about a hard drive going down, or having a laptop stolen, let software securely backup and manage all your data and your passwords. The list goes on and we’ll cover it all- you’ll never get more value out of three hours.
$79 / $39 (501c3 rate) SIGN UP:


Bio-Match Therapy is the New Solution for Menopausal Problems in Valley Women October 5, 2009

Filed under: DERMA HEALTH INSTITUTE — themediapush @ 10:17 pm
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00430018Derma Health Institute can help restore you to your former self by taking a sample of your hormones and creating an individualized plan using all-natural hormones that perfectly match those you have lost. Attend one of their upcoming seminars to have all your questions answered about this important time in your life.

There is no cost to attend and you’re free to bring a friend. Please RSVP for your closest location below:

Mesa/Gilbert Location
Derma Health Institute
4140 E. Baseline Rd., #110
Mesa, AZ 85206
480-539-0777 – CALL TO RSVP
Thurs, October 15, at 6:00 pm
Sat, November 7, at 9:00 am
Thurs, December 17, at 6:00 pm

The new Bio-Match Therapy from Derma Health Institute is able to correct the effects of menopause, with an individual treatment for each woman. The Bio-Match therapy works to balance hormones for women going through menopause to help end side effects such as hot flashes, headaches and mood swings.

Bio-Match Therapy is an individualized program that aims at reducing the effects of menopause on women. The hormones that are used are all natural, so essentially women are only putting more of their own natural hormones into their body to balance out the effects of menopause. The most important aspect of the Bio-Match Therapy is that it is not an off-the-shelf prescription. It is made individually for each person and their particular needs.

Before a woman can start to use Bio-Match Therapy, comprehensive tests and research are done concerning the client’s medical history. Once all of the tests are done, doctors prescribe natural hormones that are an exact match to the client’s to help balance the fluctuation in hormones due to menopause. Clients have available to them natural hormone balancing cream, supplements, nutritional planning help and an easy to follow guide. The doctors also make a point of ensuring the plan is perfect for each client and help them during the entire process of the plan.

Women who could potentially benefit from the Bio-Match Therapy include women who are suffering from pre-menopausal symptoms, menopausal symptoms, post-menopausal symptoms, thyroid disorder or adrenal fatigue symptoms. Benefits of the Bio-Match Therapy include an end to hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, low libido, night sweats, memory loss and headaches.

“At Derma Health Institute we aim to help our clients deal with the difficult parts of menopause and help them restore themselves into their former self,” Trish Gulbranson, the owner of Derma Health Institute, said. “We know that menopause can be a very difficult time, so we want to try and make it as easy a process as possible through this personalized program,” she said.

Derma Health Institute is also currently offering free consultations with clients to see if they are potential candidates for the Bio-Match Therapy treatments. Currently, the therapy costs $799. There are also supplements as well as cream which are beneficial and available to be added on to the service for an additional cost.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation about Bio-Match Therapy at Derma Health Institute, call (480) 539-0777 Mesa/Gilbert, (480) 730-9000 Chandler/Tempe, (480) 460-1505 Ahwatukee/Phoenix or (480) 991-7900 Paradise Valley/Scottsdale. For more info go to


Famous Dave’s Football Specials

Filed under: FAMOUS DAVES — themediapush @ 6:11 pm
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September 10TH – January 3RD

FOOD PROMOTION: Available during any Regular Season NFL or College Football game
Pigskin Pairings $5.99 each

6 Wings & Fries
1 Pound of Rib Tips & Fries
Onion Strings & Fries
24 Deep Fried Hell Fire Pickle Chips & Fries
Hotlink & Fries
2 BBQ Buddies & Fries

CHOOSE A DOMESTIC PINT (ask your server for selection) OR A SODA, ICED TEA OR LEMONADE

**Available Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and Thursday night during Regular Season, TELEVISED Football games only

There are three Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley – in Chandler on the Southside of the Chandler Fashion Center at 3250 West Frye Road; in Peoria across from the Peoria Sports Complex at 16148 North 83rd Avenue and in Mesa next to Bass Pro at 1011 Dobson Road.


Solar Water Heaters in the Valley Are a Cost-Effective Energy Solution

Filed under: DONLEY SERVICE CENTERS — themediapush @ 6:06 pm
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solarexampleSolar Water Heaters have become the most cost effective way to reduce the homes electrical consumption. With the large government incentives and utility rebates though, Solar Water Heaters are affordable for everyone.

· Arizona’s 300 plus days of sun annually make Solar a natural means to providing hot water all year long.
· The Donley Solar Water Heating System is an active closed-loop system that provides their customers with the latest in solar technology from SunEarth Inc., a leader in today’s solar industry.
· People with electric water heaters who invest in a Solar Water Heaters in today’s market save from $250 to $350 annually in electric costs.
· The system pays for itself in less than five years and you realize the annual savings for the life of the system.
· The investment upfront is made easier with large Federal and State tax credits and utility (APS and SRP) rebates that can account for up to 80% of the cost a standard installation.
· This makes what may seem like a large price tag up front, a more realistic possibility for most people.
· Between the decrease in money spent on electricity and the positive impact on the environment, the Solar Water Heaters prove to help the two main issues that are being faced by society today.

For more information about Donley Service Center’s Solar Water Heaters, go online at or call today at (602) 997-6115.



Filed under: FAMOUS DAVES — themediapush @ 5:58 pm
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Famous Dave’s BBQ has teamed up with Fort McDowell Adventures to provide affordable family fun every Friday night. Valley families and groups of friends are invited to Friday Night Franks, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful outdoor evening under the stars. With live music, Native American storytelling, wagon rides, fire pits, horseshoes and affordable BBQ options from Famous Dave’s, you’ll be sure to start your weekend off right. Admission is FREE every Friday night from 5-10 p.m.

This event tie-in with Fort McDowell Adventures is important to the Famous Dave’s name, as Dave Anderson, the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, the legendary BBQ franchise, is Native American. “We felt this partnership would be a great way to show our support of the local Native American community,” said Valley franchisees, John & Romy Erlandson. “Plus, it’s all about good times with family and friends, something we always strive for at our restaurants and in community events we work with.”

Fort McDowell Adventures is located on the spectacular 25,000 acre Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation just east of Scottsdale Arizona. They are the premier outdoor activity and event venue in the state and feature the Sonoran Adventure Center, four unique event venues, and The Wild West Experience. We’ve been hosting groups from around the world for more than 18 years. Address is: 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264. It is only a 20 minute drive from Scottsdale or Mesa. Take Beeline Highway (87) towards Fountain Hills. Turn North on Hiawatha Hood Rd at the Fort McDowell Adventures sign. For more information, visit or call 480-816-6465.

Having won awards for everything from best sauce to best ribs to best cookbook, Famous Dave’s has received wide acclaim and praise from customers and critics alike. Locally, Famous Dave’s has been recognized multiple times in the media as the Best BBQ restaurant in Phoenix .

There are three Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley: In Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; In Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue and at Mesa Riverview at 1011 Dobson Road. Famous Dave’s offers a full compliment of Catering Services. For information, visit


Derma Health Institute Offering Pumpkin and Cranberry Facial Specials for Fall

Filed under: DERMA HEALTH INSTITUTE — themediapush @ 5:54 pm
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Derma Health Institute is welcoming the fall season with special pumpkin facial and cranberry facial services. These indulgent treatments will be priced at only $75 and will be available for a limited time at all four Valley locations. Both facials have special ingredient benefits that can help women look their best for the holiday season.

The pumpkin and cranberry facials will be only $75 and include microdermabrasion. The regular price for this package at Derma Health would be $115. The signature microdermabrasion works to improve the look of the face, neck and hands of the customer.

For October and November, the promotional facial will be the Pumpkin Orange Facial, which has Vitamin A and C and helps with anti-aging and to reveal fresh new skin. For November and December, the Cranberry Turnover Facial/Peel will be featured and the cranberry components will act to balance acne breakouts and help with greasy skin.

“These seasonal facials are a great way for our customers to have a little fun and indulge in the wonderful smells and benefits for the skin,” Dr. Ann Watwood with Derma Health Institute, said. “These next few months can be hectic, so be good to your skin and save on these special services,” she said.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for your pumpkin or cranberry facial at Derma Health Institute, call (480) 539-0777 Mesa/Gilbert, (480) 730-9000 Chandler/Tempe, (480) 460-1505 Ahwatukee/Phoenix or (480) 991-7900 Paradise Valley/Scottsdale. For more information go to