Business Briefs

Business briefs 12.28.12

Lee Olitzky

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has posted the preliminary findings from its Jewish Community Planning Survey at The informational study was designed to inform the work of the strategic planning steering committee and task forces; it is not a demographic study and does not represent a statistically… Read more »

Business briefs 12.14.12

Ellen Freeman

ELLEN FREEMAN has been named coordinator for the LGBT Jewish Inclusion Project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. Freeman has a long history of activities in the LGBT non-profit sector. She is also an award-winning professional in media, marketing and business development arenas. A Massachusetts native, Freeman lives… Read more »

Business brief 11.30.12

ST. GREGORY COLLEGE PREP­ARATORY SCHOOL has appointed Julie A. Sherrill, Ph.D., as the new head of school effective July 2013. Sherrill is currently principal at Sunrise Drive Elementary School in the Catalina Foothills School District. Sherrill began her career as a high school teacher in California and Ohio after… Read more »

Business brief 11.16.12

MIKI PAUL, Ph.D., presented the keynote address, “When Love Hurts: A Survivor’s Story of Domestic Abuse and Healing,” at the “Break the Silence of Domestic Violence” conference for 180 faith leaders in Tucson on Oct. 24. The conference was sponsored by the Pima County Attorney’s Office and Emerge! Center… Read more »

Business briefs 11.2.12

PHYLLIS BRAUN, executive editor of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST, was a panelist at a Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission seminar Oct. 18 on “How to Get Your Regional News in Print or Online.” Also on the panel were Carolyn Classen, J.D., author of “Carolyn’s Community”on; Tiffany Kjos, regional editor… Read more »

Business briefs 10.19.12

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA’S PBS 6 won six Emmy awards on Oct. 6. The station was nominated for 10 Emmys, more than any television station in the Tucson market, and second highest among public TV stations in the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and… Read more »

Business briefs 9.7.12

TRISH WINTER-HUNT has been named the new director of marketing, communications and public relations for the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER. Raised in Tucson, she earned her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Arizona. Her experience includes building integrated marketing communications strategies for local, regional and national… Read more »

Business briefs 8.24.12

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL has been accepted as one of 30 congregations nationally to participate in a new leadership program, “Sulam (ladder) for Emerging Leaders.” United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism piloted the program last year in 10 congregations. The six-week program for 30- to 45-year-olds will be facilitated by Rabbi… Read more »

Business briefs 8.10.12

SHLOMO & VITO’S NEW YORK DELICATESSEN is adding a pizza kitchen. It will celebrate its grand re-opening Aug. 17 with a charitable partnership, donating 10 percent of each pizza sale Aug. 17-26 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As part of the re-opening, Shlomo & Vito’s will also offer… Read more »

Business briefs 6.29.12

ART MARTIN, chief executive officer of HANDMAKER JEWISH SERVICES FOR THE AGING, received a 2012 ACHCA Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators last month. The award, based on skilled nursing facility survey data collected by eHealthDataSolutions, recognizes Handmaker for excellence in three years of performance on the health… Read more »

Business briefs 6.15.12

SARAH LANGERT is the incoming director of leadership development and public relations at the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. She is succeeding Rebecca Goodman, who will be moving to Indiana. Langert has an undergraduate degree in public administration with a minor in Judaic studies from the University of Arizona.… Read more »

Business briefs 6.1.12

CONGREGATION OR CHADASH’S SEVENTH GRADE YOUTH PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM donated $5,500 raised throughout the year to programs that strengthen the rights and enhance the well-being of individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. At the congregation’s annual meeting May 7, the students gave $3,500 to the GLS Education Network… Read more »

Business briefs 5.18.12

THE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS EDUCATION GROUP of the Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, coordinated by Bryan Davis, received a 2012 Salpointe Catholic High School Volunteer of the Year Award, along with Salpointe alumna Karen Kalil Callan. The award honors those “who have contributed to… Read more »

Business brief 5.4.12

JULIE RAY CREATIVE, which provides graphic design, web development, marketing and social media strategy, has moved to 131 E. Broadway. Julie Ray may be contacted at 891-8098 or [email protected]… Read more »

Business briefs 4.20.12

TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER FOR CHILDREN and UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDICAL CENTER — DIAMOND CHILDREN’S MEDICAL CENTER were among the first nine hospitals in the state to be certified by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in the voluntary Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care program, created through a… Read more »

Business briefs 4.6.12

IRINA RUDNITSKY, owner of CN BISTRO & DELI BY CAFFENATION on Valencia Road, has opened a new site in the Crossroads Festival shopping center at 4951 E. Grant Road, featuring cream cheeses and other menu items from old family recipes. CaffeNation was voted best coffee in Tucson in 2009… Read more »

Business briefs 3.23.12

Tucson natives REBECCA GOLD and SHANA CUTLER, who created the LoveJay Girls line of special occasion dresses for girls last year, have launched SAMMI & DAVID, a new casual clothing line for girls ages 7-12. More information is at sammiand The TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has hired LIZ… Read more »

Business briefs 3.9.12

JANOS WILDER has been named a James Beard semi-finalist for Outstanding Chef: United States. The James Beard Foundation named Wilder as the top chef in the Southwest in 2000. Wilder is the chef of Janos, JBAR and Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. DARRELL PATTON, assistant varsity coach at ST. GREGORY… Read more »

Business brief 2.24.12

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY has launched BackstageCoach, a transportation program to bring patrons from communities such as Vail and Saddlebrooke to select Saturday 4 p.m. performances. For more information, call the box office at 622-2823.… Read more »

Business briefs 2.10.12

FRAN KATZ, associate publisher of Tucson Lifestyle, will be honored by the American Advertising Federation Tucson at its ADDY awards dinner on Feb. 18 as the winner of the Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award. The award recognizes women business owners or executives who have demonstrated success within their… Read more »