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Olivo joins AHC board

Olivo joins AHC board

Edgar Olivo, author, professional speaker and career empowerment coach was recently named to the board of directors for the Arizona Humanities Council (AHC). Olivo is the author of Get Your Focus On! 5 Steps to Gain Focus and Clarity on the Life and Career of Your Dreams! He is also the founder and president of […]




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Andiola lands position with U.S. Rep. Sinema

Andiola lands position with U.S. Rep. Sinema

Erika Andiola has been hired as the district outreach director for Arizona Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. A founder of the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, a group of young immigrants who advocate giving legal status to people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, Andiola has also been involved with Promise Arizona, a grassroots civic […]




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Esparza receives Ripe award

Esparza receives Ripe award

Executive chef and owner of Barrio Café and Barrio Queen, Silvana Salcido Esparza, was among five honorees presented with the Ripe Award, a new local culinary award created by the Phoenix Art Museum’s Men’s Arts Council. This year’s award recipients were “identified for their abilities to create cuisine that exhibits culinary expertise and innovation worthy […]




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Sanchez joins UMOM

Sanchez joins UMOM

Samantha Sanchez has been hired as the public relations manager by UMOM New Day Centers in Phoenix. Until recently, Sanchez worked as the PR/communications coordinator with the Girls Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. Each evening, UMOM provides shelter for 156 families through emergency and transitional shelter programs and helps over 6,000 homeless children and adults each year. UMOM […]




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All-Arizona Academic Awards

On February 19, 2013, more than 70 community college honors students were recognized for their academic excellence and service to the college and community at the 18th All-Arizona Academic Awards Luncheon. The event, sponsored by the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, took place at the Hilton Hotel in Mesa. The following individuals are among the […]




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Brains and beauty

Brains and beauty

Erica Cardenas, co-owner, Cardenas Marketing, vies for “Mrs. Arizona America” title




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New initiative for Latino entrepreneurs

New initiative for Latino entrepreneurs

Clinton Global Initiative partners with CPLC to invest in local communities




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Rodriguez joins Fox 10

Rodriguez joins Fox 10

Syleste Rodriguez recently joined Fox 10 Phoenix as an anchor/reporter where she will be covering Valley and state news on Arizona’s number one-rated morning show from 4:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Rodriguez is a fourth generation Phoenician who previously worked at 12 News as an anchor/reporter since 2003. Rodriguez is a graduate of Arizona State […]




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Cox promotes del Castillo

Cox promotes del Castillo

Ixchel del Castillo, until recently multicultural marketing specialist for Cox Communications in Arizona, has been promoted to Hispanic marketing manager. In her new role, del Castillo will oversee the planning and execution of Hispanic strategic, culturally-relevant marketing plans for all Cox markets nationwide, as well as the planning and development of consumer acquisition and retention […]




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Padilla promoted

Padilla promoted

Ossman Enrique Padilla, formerly the marketing and promotions coordinator and public relations manager, is Azteca America-Phoenix’ new integrated sales and marketing manager. In this capacity, he will oversee all initiatives of the local sales team and marketing department. Padilla has been with Azteca America-Phoenix since 2008 and holds a bachelor’s degree in international business with […]