The Daily Scoop from Charlotte Shaff


Filed under: FAMOUS DAVES — themediapush @ 3:41 am
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Who: Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que is opening a new restaurant this April in San Tan Village in Gilbert. The popular award-winning BBQ restaurant plans to hire 130 new Team Members.

Having won awards for everything from Best Ribs to Best Sauce to Best Cookbook, Famous Dave’s has received wide acclaim and praise from customers and critics alike.   The Famous Dave’s National Rib Cooking Team competes throughout the year with the top championship pit-masters in the country and has earned more 1st Place Awards than any other team in the U.S.  Locally, Famous Dave’s has been recognized multiple times in the media as the Best BBQ Restaurant in Phoenix.

“We look forward to becoming an integral part of the Gilbert community and hiring highly motivated, passionate and hospitality focused people to join our Famous Dave’s Team,” said John Erlandson, Managing Partner of Desert Ribs LLC. “Our passion and culture for Smokin’ and Servin’ the Best Dine-In, TOGO or Catered BBQ in Phoenix, instilled by our inspirational founder, ‘Famous Dave Anderson’, is the reason we’ve won more than 400 National, Regional and Local barbeque awards.”

What: Opportunities include: Line & Prep Cooks, Dishwashers, Servers, Bartenders, To-Go and Host staff.

When: In-person interviews will begin at 1p.m.on Tuesday, March 2nd

2206 E. Williams Field Rd, Suite #109 Gilbert, AZ 85295


Monday thru Friday 1pm to 5pm

Saturday 9am to 12pm




Looking to save money and update your home’s AC, heating, plumbing concerns? Here is some great information and deals from Mike Donley of Donley Service Centers in Phoenix.

  • SRP is announcing the launch of its SRP PowerWise Cooling System Check-UP Special Offer. For a limited time SRP Customers can get a Cooling System Inspection for $29.95. SRP compensates the contractor (Donley Service Center) an additional $30.00 to complete the maintenance. SRP customers have a great opportunity to get a $59.95 service for only $29.95. We complete all the paper work, the customer just needs us to service their system. The Donley Difference is that SRP is advertising a 16 point check, but we will do our regular “Donley Home Comfort Plan Maintenance inspection” which is a 58 point cleaning and tuning of the system, regularly $75.00 for the SRP price of $29.95. The SRP program started February 1st – For your check up, call DONLEY SERVICE at (602) 870-6840.
  • Donley uses a device on water heaters that can get you HOT water immediately, so you save money and don’t waste time and water going down the drain. It’s called the “Comforts Pump”.
  • Need a new Air Conditioner? Consider an Energy Star one! Arizona Appliance Efficiency Program – Mike says “The 30% tax credit for high efficiency a/c replacements is the one our customers are benefiting from the most.” Energy Efficiency is the quickest, cheapest, cleanest way to extend our world’s energy supplies.
  • 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. 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.
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For more information about Donley Service Center, go online at or call today at (602) 997-6115.


Increase in Botox Sales May be an Indication of Economic Faith



(February 8, 2010 Phoenix, AZ) – In fourth quarter 2009 Derma Health Institute saw a significant increase in injectables like Botox and Dysport as well as facial fillers like Juvederm and Perlane.  A recent survey conducted by MEDACorp uncovered similar results, reporting these procedures had increased nationwide for the first time since the economic downturn began in 2007.  Findings like this may indicate consumers are beginning to feel a sense of economic optimism.

“Last year our Botox and Dysport business increased by 115% and our Juvederm and Perlane business increased 89%,” said Trish Gulbranson, Derma Health Institute owner.  “This is a positive sign that patients feel like the market is starting to turn around.”

In this economic climate companies like Allergan, the maker of Botox, have also increased their customer service programs.  They recently started a promotion called Brilliant Distinctions, which encourages customers to sign up for an email list and get up to $50 in credit towards their first Botox visit at Derma Health Institute.  Patients then receive emails every 4-6 months reminding them to make their next Botox appointment.  According to Gulbranson customers absolutely love this VIP service.

“The nice thing about Botox and Juvederm is that they’re a quick fix, minimally invasive and provide instant results.  We’ve seen a decrease in the cost of both these products in the last few years. An average woman can get Botox for about $250 and get rid of that ‘angry line’ between their eyes. Juvederm treatments have also decreased in cost to from $600 a syringe to $399.  With these, patients come out looking years younger, rejuvenated and relaxed.”

Derma Health Institute has earned the highest certification level awarded by Allergan, Black Diamond. As one of the largest providers of Botox and Juvederm in the nation, they have an immense amount of experience and results with these procedures.

For more information on Botox, Juvederm or other filler options, contact Derma Health Institute in Mesa/Gilbert at (480) 539-0777, Chandler/Tempe at (480) 730-9000, Ahwatukee/Phoenix at (480) 460-1505 or Paradise Valley/Scottsdale at (480) 991-7900, or visit




Filed under: DOOZY OF A DEAL — themediapush @ 10:16 pm
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They say with necessity comes invention, and when local Scottsdale parents, Andi and Dean Barness, realized there had to be a better way to raise money for their kids’ school, Doozy of a Deal was born.  Doozy of a Deal is a “deal of the day” website whose goal is to help take care of local communities by not only providing fantastic deals for its subscribers, but also by bringing hundreds of new customers to local merchants, AND by donating thousands of dollars to local schools and organizations.

Doozy of a Deal was born when Andi’s husband came back from a PTO meeting, frustrated that their school was far from reaching its fundraising goal.  “I thought to myself, ‘How much wrapping paper and cookie dough could we possibly buy when the economy is the way it is?’  I could help out more if something was being sold that could help my pocketbook, too,” said co-founder Andi Barness.  The great thing about Doozy of a Deal is that when customers purchase an amazing deal of the day, they have the opportunity to click a button upon check-out which will donate 7.5% of that purchase back to the school or organization of their choice.  In exchange for this donation, all that Doozy of a Deal requests is that the organization helps spread the word about this win-win-win opportunity… there is NO COST to participate.  “We feel like this is a beautiful situation because so many people benefit in so many ways from our website,” said Dean Barness.  “My wife comes to me everyday with an idea, and most of the time, I have to roll my eyes and laugh, but this one was different.  This one actually made sense.”

You may recognize Andi Barness’ name from TV and Radio.  She spent many years working in the valley as a radio traffic reporter for Clear Channel and an on-camera traffic reporter for ABC15.  “I love doing my TV stuff, but I am so eager to create this amazing platform which allows people to save a ton of money, and helps out our children’s schools at the same time,” explained Andi Barness. is set to launch in early March in the Maricopa County area, and is currently looking to establish partnerships with local businesses, schools and organizations.  To request more information, please contact Andi Barness at