Business Briefs

Business briefs 5.1.15

THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER’S SUSAN FRANK (left) and JULIE ZORN have been chosen to participate in LEAP (Leadership Enrichment and Advancement Program), a Jewish Community Center Association continental leadership program. They are two of only 22 participants selected nationwide. Frank is the Tucson J’s director of health and… Read more »

Business brief 4.17.15

BROADWAY IN TUCSON is launching the local edition of the National High School Music Theatre Awards. The Ben Vereen Awards Tucson Sing Off will be held Sunday, May 3 at the Fox Tucson Theatre. The 2015 Ben Vereen Awards Southwest Region Competition (with San Diego) will be held Sunday,… Read more »

Business briefs 4.3.15

MARTIN REICHGOTT, head swim coach at the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, has been selected as the lead swim coach for the youth division of the U.S. delegation to the 13th Pan American Maccabi Games, to be held Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Santiago, Chile. Reichgott is in his third year… Read more »

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CHAD WILLIAMS, chief operating officer at PEPPER VINER HOMES, has been honored as one of the exceptional 40 Under 40 building executives by Professional Builder Magazine.… Read more »

Business briefs 3.6.15

SARAH LANGERT, leadership development and PR director at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, was among 100 American Taglit Fellows who attended a four-day Taglit-Birthright Israel training in Chicago in August with experts in Jewish, Israel and experiential education. Fellows were selected from a pool of hundreds of applicants. Taglit-Birthright… Read more »

Business briefs 2.20.15

EAST LAWN PALMS MORTUARY AND CEMETERY, a Dignity Memorial provider, has named Michael Landy as family service counselor with special responsibility for Jewish funeral and cemetery needs. Landy, the former executive director of Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson and Congregation Ohev Shalom in Maitland, Fla., has over 20 years… Read more »

Business briefs 1.9.15

Sharon Glassberg

SHARON GLASSBERG, vice president of the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, director of the Coalition of Jewish Education and principal of Tucson Hebrew High, was highlighted in Inside ICS, the newsletter of the Institute for Curriculum Services of the National Resource Center for Accurate Jewish Content in Schools, for… Read more »

Business briefs 12.19.14

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES has appointed Daniel Stoltzfus as chief executive officer, effective Feb. 16. Stoltzfus succeeds longtime ICS CEO Bonnie Kampa, who is retiring at the end of 2014. Stoltzfus has more than 20 years of management experience in nonprofit organizations. He was most recently chief program officer at… Read more »

Business briefs 12.5.14

Jonathan Ben-Asher

JON BEN-ASHER, interim head of school at TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY since June, was hired by the board of trustees as the permanent head of school. THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER was selected to participate in a pilot program through the JCC Association aimed at identifying and retaining talented staff. … Read more »

Business briefs 11.21.14

MARIS FINLEY has joined the ARIZONA JEWISH POST as advertising account executive. Originally from New York, she moved to Tucson from Baltimore in 2008 and spent several years working in the advertising department at the Arizona Daily Star. She is involved with a variety of community events and fundraising… Read more »

Business briefs 11.7.14

The board of directors of B’NAI B’RITH STRAUSS MANOR ON PANTANO has elected three new board members, (L-R) Adriana Moerkerken, Bonnie Shore Dombrowski and Ezra Roati. The Manor, located at 370 N. Pantano, provides 80 federally subsidized independent living apartments for qualifying low-income individuals ages 62 and over. ARIZONA… Read more »

Business briefs 10.24.14

JENNI STEINBERG PAGANO  has launched RIVETED, a design shop housed in a vintage 1972 Shasta travel trailer. The shop sells vintage items as well as up-cycled handmade pieces.  Pagano, who has a degree in design from University of California, Los Angeles, formerly managed the 1st Rate 2nd Hand Thrift… Read more »

Business briefs 10.10.14

Advertising Manager LORI RIE­GEL, MJEd, of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST has won a 2014 Excellence in Advertising Award from the Arizona Newspaper Association for Best Special Section (third place) for “Shop Downtown 2013,” which appeared in the Nov. 8, 2013 issue. The COMMUNITY FOOD BANK OF ARIZONA is a… Read more »

Business briefs 9.26.14

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA has received 23 Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain chapter. The nominations, more than any other public broadcaster in the region, include 36 staff members and mark the best performance in AZPM’s history. The winners will be announced on… Read more »

Business briefs 9.12.14

The TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA has named Mark Blake­man president and CEO. He comes to the TSO from the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, where he was chief operating officer.  His work to restore the Schermerhorn Symphony Center after a flood helped win a 2011 Award of Engineering Excellence from the American… Read more »

Business briefs 8.29.14

BARRY WEISBAND has been hired as director of planning and partner relationships at the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. Weisband’s 30 years of marketing and business development experience ranges from nonprofit to for-profit organizations, including large multinational corporations, and planning and launching new ventures.  He has an extensive background… Read more »

Business briefs 8.15.14

ALLIE LONDON has been appointed program officer for the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. She is responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s grants program. A native New Yorker who recently relocated to Tucson from Chicago, she has over two decades of experience in marketing, copywriting and client engagement, including… Read more »

Business briefs 7.4.14

Sharon Glassberg

SHARON GLASSBERG, director of the Coalition for Jewish Education and vice president for programming and organizational development at the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, was installed as vice president of the North American Association of Community and Congregational Hebrew High Schools at the annual NAACCHHS conference held June 9-10… Read more »

Business briefs 6.20.14

The TUCSON JEWISH COMMUITY CENTER announced its 2014-15 board of directors at its annual meeting on May 13. BARNEY HOLTZMAN, managing director of Tucson law office Fennemore Craig, will be board chair. Holtzman, who has served on the JCC board since 2000, is also a board member of Ben’s… Read more »

Busines briefs 6.6.14

STUART SHATKEN was elected president of the board of trustees of the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. He has served as a JCF trustee since 2010. An attorney, he was vice president of a large real estate firm in New York for many years. In Tucson, he has… Read more »