Lasting Color

Few things can help to freshen up a look like a coat of paint. For those looking for something that looks good and lasts, however, not all paints are created equal. Whether it is a cabinet, a wall, an accent room or even the entire house, Benjamin Moore is sure to have the perfect solution for any painting project.

Anya Bowman

From luxury resorts to chiropractic centers and everywhere in between, Anya Fletcher spent the first 15 years of her professional life providing massage services all over the Valley. Regardless of where she was headquartered, however, she had always maintained her own private practice, which was the only time she felt she could provide her clients the level of service they…

That’s L’Amore

In today’s competitive restaurant world, the ones that stick around for more than a decade are the exception, not the rule, which makes Phoenix’s L’Amore Restaurant’s 15-year run all the more impressive. Located on 32nd Street and Lincoln, it features an outdoor patio overlooking the mountains, a gleaming wooden bar and an intimate dining room. And if you drop by,…

Scottsdale RV

Summertime means summer vacation, and for many people the best way to relax and unwind is to venture into the great outdoors. For those who like to bring along some of the comforts of home while camping in style, Scottsdale RV has been there to help for the past 10 years.

Closet Masters

Family-owned and-operated is a great way to run a business, but for the Ostash family, who own Closet Masters, it is the only way. “Our motto is Our Family Values Give You the Value You Deserve,” explains General Manager Kirk Ostash. “It just makes sense. We are honest people who care about everyone we deal with, and we pride ourselves…

Amazing Lash Studio

After years spent working for Massage Envy Corporate, Cheryl and Roger Cole were thankful for what they had learned, but were eager for something new, as well as something they could make their own. As it turned out, they did not have to look far. In November 2014, they were introduced to Amazing Lash Studio, an eyelash extension studio founded…

All About Art

Thanks to Martha Evvard Shemer’s generosity, a bit of Arizona’s history was preserved in 1984 when she purchased and donated the property on Camelback Road and Arcadia to the City of Phoenix. In 1919, investors purchased 640 acres of land, built a small home on the property for the foreman and named the area Arcadia. However, excessive expenses and the…

Prime Cut

The German sausage kitchens of Central Minnesota are certainly a long way from the Valley of the Sun, but after years of cutting meat in shops in and around the Twin Cities area, Dick Liddy had a hunch that the skills he had honed, coupled with a strong Midwestern work ethic, could translate into success in the heart of the…

American Valet

When Phoenix native Mike Pendergraft began working as a valet at local Valley restaurants in high school, he never thought that four decades later he would still be in the business. However, after finding early success and eventually climbing into a management position, he had a hunch that this was an industry he could make an impact on for years…

Celebrations in Paper

After years of helping other people get their own businesses up and going, Rene Showalter knew the time was right to start focusing on something of her own. She had plenty of experience in the interior design industry, but as she looked at the prospect of going into business for herself, she also knew that she wanted to do something…

Interior Motives

Lauren Rautbord did not just choose to be a leader in the design world. She was raised for it from the very beginning. “My mother was always one of Chicago's most stylish and elegant women,” says Rautbord, co-founder of Paul Lauren Design Consultants. “From the time I was a little girl, I noticed all the little things she did to…

Behind-The-Scenes Brews

Growing up in San Francisco, John Alvarado fell in love with craft beer at an early age. However, after moving to Arizona and starting a family, for a number of years the closest he ever came to craft beer was what he could find on a grocery store shelf.

Any Critter Sitter

After eight years spent in the pharmaceutical industry, Melanie Eich knew she wanted something a bit more satisfying out of her career. She had always loved animals, and realized that if she could shift her professional focus towards them, that she was bound to find that sense of satisfaction she felt was missing. With her strong sales background, she refocused…

Puppy Belly Deli

Shortly after graduating with a music degree from ASU, Shelly O’Donin found herself living in New York City. There she decided to  pursue another passion--a passion for food--and enrolled in the French Culinary Institute. She knew she wanted to work in a kitchen, but not one under the control of a tyrannical chef with an ego the size of a classic French cookbook.…

June 2015 Locally Owned

When Louis and Melisa Conti escaped to Sedona for a quiet weekend to themselves, they never would have guessed that a bit of window shopping would end up changing their lives. But strolling along the Tlaquepaque Village they entered a shop called Vom Fass that featured gourmet vinegars, oils, spirits and liqueurs, and knew right away that it was something…

Classic Cakes and Confections

For the better part of the last decade, Classic Cakes and Confections has not just been making amazing cakes for events for all over the Arizona and beyond. They have been setting the standard.