Fit for Travel

by Mike Hunter

Enforcement of “carry-on size” in airline travel is often more random than certain, but having an approved size can eliminate one worry of traveling this often-overbooked holiday season. eBags offers a chart of carry-on size and weight restrictions for many airlines. www.ebags.com/buyingguides/luggage-and-travel/carry-on-luggage-size Away Travel “The Carry-On” is built with two compartments and a lifetime guarantee.… [More]

Health Is Our Best Asset 

by Mike Hunter

The holiday season regularly incites resolutions of “getting back in shape,” but consider getting into a healthy routine ahead of that season. Orangetheory Fitness The fitness center’s 60-minute workout creates “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” which is what burns calories after the workout and gives noticeable, lasting results. Numerous Valley locations Current Meditation The Valley’s first… [More]

Car ID with Personality

by RaeAnne Marsh

License plates are more than car identification. In Arizona, the choices of personalized plates from the Department of Transportation offer car owners the opportunity to support their team (there seem to be a lot of Cardinals fans in Phoenix), or create awareness for causes (Honoring Fallen Officers, It shouldn’t hurt to be a child). People… [More]

Love of the Bean

by Mike Hunter

Coffee is a standard drink in the morning or even all day in many offices. The surge of gourmet coffee over the last 10 years has brought new machines and brands to what was once a simple can of coffee at the office. Here are our picks for the best: Press Coffee Roasters This seed-to-cup… [More]

Rest Ahead

by RaeAnne Marsh

Decision-making is high pressure, making rest and renewal of critical value for leaders in business and community. The right pillow can make all the difference. TEMPUR-Contour Side-to-Side Pillow The TEMPUR-Contour Side-to-Side Pillow cradles shoulder and neck to provide superior alignment and support. $129 Relax the Back Multiple locations   I Love My Pillow This pillow… [More]

Ticket Sales Companies: Entertain or Impress 

by Mike Hunter

The power of having that great seat at a sporting event or concert can be a big asset when entertaining clients. Sure, a nice meal or impressive gift will do, but handing off a great set of tickets to a top event will lock in a client for life. Here are some local ticket companies… [More]

Car Care to Impress

by RaeAnne Marsh

In business, “putting your best foot forward” extends to one’s wheels, too. These local detailers will give a car the spiff-up it truly deserves and provide their customers with the luxury and ease of mobile or shuttle service. Advanced Auto Detail comes straight to the customer’s door, offering the works at value prices. Mobile service Valley-wide… [More]

Giving Thanks with Style

by Mike Hunter

In today’s world, the thank-you has become an immediate email sent to express gratitude or congratulations for a special moment. For high impact, though, it’s still the mailed note or thank-you card that stands out. Here are our picks for personalized cards. Paperjoy Specializing in all things custom, from prepackaged thank-yous to custom, and elaborate… [More]

Retreat to Meet

by Mike Hunter

Many companies believe that an off-site meeting or retreat will help executives and employees stay focused on the topics at hand. In Business Magazine has chosen some top locations in the Valley for that perfect planned get-away from the day-to-day. Black Canyon Conference Center This property in the northern part of Phoenix boasts state-of-the-art audio… [More]

Dare-It-Yourself Tax Prep

by Mike Hunter

Through technology, there are some great programs that small-business owners can purchase to do-it-yourself if you dare. Here are our pics for the top trusted software programs. H&R Block Premium & Business Aimed at small businesses, there is support for major forms and schedules, including unlimited business state programs and guidance for preparation and filing… [More]