Merrill Gardens at Anthem: New local retirement facility offers living solutions for seniors

Merrill Gardens at Anthem  New local retirement facility offers living solutions for seniors. By Sondra Barr Photos by Shannon Fisher Residents start officially moving into Merrill Gardens at Anthem this month. However, the community has been buzzing about this new senior community ever since Merrill Gardens broke ground last year at 2800 W. Rose Canyon Circle in Anthem. With the addition of its newest comm ...

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To the Woods Team, local real estate is a family affair

A Place to Call Home To the Woods Team, local real estate is a family affair. By Michelle Talsma Everson “This is why we love living in New River,” says Bonnie Woods Burns as she flips through cell phone photos of colorful sunsets and unspoiled desert views. While she captures these photos to share with others, she doesn’t have to look very far to see the scenic beauty—a long-time New River resident, her fr ...

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How team building can help you march to each other’s drum

Come Together How team building can help you march to each other’s drum. By Toni Tantlinger Employee reactions can be mixed when company leaders announce plans for a team-building activity that they hope will improve camaraderie and collaboration in the workplace. Some workers express enthusiasm and others indifference, but at least one-third inwardly groan. A Citrix study once showed that 31 percent of emp ...

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Five tips for achieving personal and business happiness

Career Lessons Five tips for achieving personal and business happiness. By Toni Tantlinger One bit of conventional wisdom has it that to achieve success people must take a nose-to-grindstone, burn-the-midnight-oil approach. But that’s the wrong way to look at things, says Scott MacDonald, a seasoned CEO and author of Saving Investa: How An Ex-Factory Worker Helped Save One of Australia’s Iconic Companies. “ ...

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Jamie Cottrell: Anthem resident helps her clients and community members reach their financial goals

Jamie Cottrell Anthem resident helps her clients and community members reach their financial goals. This month, 85086 Magazine turns the attention to Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member Jamie Cottrell.   What were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? Prior to opening my Edward Jones Branch in January 2015, I had been in the financial industry for 15 years serving financial adviso ...

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Ken Slaton: Local resident finds success in the insurance industry

Ken Slaton Local resident finds success in the insurance industry. 85086 Magazine turns the spotlight on an Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member who’s making a difference in the community. This month, meet Ken Slaton. We recently sat down with him to learn more about him and his business. What were the circumstances surrounding you opening your business? Our parent company, Global Benefits Group, wanted t ...

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Malave Rock Video Game Theater offers the ultimate gaming experience to your front door

The Business of Fun  Malave Rock Video Game Theater offers the ultimate gaming experience to your front door. By Sondra Barr Tired of the corporate world, Andre Malave ditched the suits and red tape to pursue the business of fun. As the owner of Malave Rock LLC Video Game Theater, Andre and his crew want everyone to have a blast when they roll up. From birthday parties, school or church fundraisers, to corp ...

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Nanette McClelland-Miller: Local business leader makes 85086 a priority

Nanette McClelland-Miller       Local business leader makes 85086 a priority. Each month, 85086 Magazine turns the spotlight on an Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce member who’s making a difference in the community. First up is Nanette McClelland-Miller, a strong supporter of the area she calls home. We recently sat down with Nanette to learn more about her and her work in the community. What were the circums ...

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Entrepreneur Chris Smith on finding your purpose by uncovering your past

A Look Back  Entrepreneur Chris Smith on finding your purpose by uncovering your past. What does purpose really mean? I’m not talking about your current job, what you do, or even your goals in life. Though many people might equate all of those things with purpose, what I’m talking about is what you were meant to do. It took me a long time to figure out what ‘finding my purpose’ meant, let alone actually acc ...

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Steel Shield Security Doors and More owner Michael Maher makes safety a priority

First Line of Defense Steel Shield Security Doors and More owner Michael Maher makes safety a priority. By Sondra Barr For Michael Maher, owner of Steel Shield Security Doors and More, living in the Anthem offers him and his family a beautiful and safe community where they can enjoy the beautiful parks and many amenities the area has to offer. But, as he’s quick to point out, you can never be too safe in to ...

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