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Business briefs 1.24.20

Dr. Jonathan Kay joined Arizona Glaucoma Specialists in June 2019, after graduating from the University of Houston College of Optometry in May 2019. He joined his father, Jeffrey S. Kay, M.D., who founded the practice in 1987, as well as his brother, David B. Kay, M.D., who joined the practice in July 2018. A native Tucsonan, Jonathan Kay earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences at Northern Arizona University.  He also will be seeing patients in the North Phoenix/Scottsdale, and Mesa locations. 

Tucson documentary filmmaker David Arond has opened YOU-R Story, a video story studio for families and businesses to record interviews and combine videos, pictures, and home movies, in the Tucson Mall. YOU-R Story also videos weddings, b’nai mitzvah, and other events. Visit for more information.


Flying Aprons Tucson, a new cooking school with classes taught by Southern Arizona chefs, will open next month at Cook Tucson, 1702 N. Stone Ave. Miriam Nickerson, a volunteer for Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and Michele Schulze, a long-time Tucsonan, are the principals. Flying Aprons will offer classes for adults, couples, teens, and kids, including weekend classes for families, summer camps, and special events such as birthday parties and corporate team building. Learn more at  

Lazarus & Silvyn, P.C., has changed its name from Lazarus, Silvyn & Bangs, P.C. Partners are Larry S. Lazarus and Keri L. Silvyn, land use and zoning law attorneys with offices in Phoenix and Tucson.

The Steven M. Gootter Foundation will hold the 15th Annual Gootter Grand Slam gala dinner, which raises funds to prevent sudden cardiac death through research and an automated external defibrillator donation program, on Friday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. The foundation’s philanthropic award will be presented to Kwan C. An. Tickets and more information are available at

Santa Rita Landscaping won four awards at the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association “Excellence in Landscaping Awards” held Nov. 23 at the Wigwam Resort Hotel in Litchfield Park, Arizona. The projects honored were the DeLorme residence in the category of single family residence $45,000 to $55,000; Kansfield residence, single family residence under $25,000; Mattamy Home Vistoso Trails Models, over $100,000; and Unisource-TEP, under $25,000. Owners Brian Ham, Garrett Ham, and Richard Spross also received Lifetime Achievement awards.