Business Briefs

Business brief 8.30.13

The TUCSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is one of five arts groups in the state of Arizona to receive the full amount of state grant money available for the 2014 fiscal year. The Arizona Commission on the Arts made the awards based on fiscal ingenuity, broad participation from the state’s residents… Read more »

Business briefs 8.16.13

GERALD LANKIN has been named Tucson office director at Helix House Internet Marketing Agency. Prior to joining Helix House, he was president of Baja Nueva Design and Decorating Studio in San Felipe, Mexico. He has more than 25 years of experience in the securities and stock exchange industry, including… Read more »

Business briefs 7.12.13

JEFF BRIDGE, immediate past president of Congregation Bet Shalom, and his long-time business partner, Chef James Pastore, are the new owners of IT’S GREEK TO ME restaurant, located in Catalina, Ariz.  Bridge is also starting his 30th year of employment at Raytheon in Tucson.   ITZIK BECHER, founder of… Read more »

Business briefs 6.28.13

LEAH RICHTER, office manager of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST, is retiring after 36 years. She started with the newspaper, then known as the Arizona Post, under the editorship of Martha K. Rothman.       The Tucson Pima Arts Council presented its 2013 Lumies Arts & Business Awards June… Read more »

Business briefs 6.14.13

PAMELA HEIMAN DUBIN, M.D., has been named care manager for SELECT Care Managers, a service of JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. Previously, Dubin practiced medicine for one and a half years and was a science officer with Weil Life­styles for seven years. She is a volunteer… Read more »

Business briefs 5.31.13

GILA SILVERMAN won a first place award from the Arizona Press Club for non-metro social issues reporting for her article in the Dec. 28, 2012 edition of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST, “Be kind: Ben’s Bells replace dreidel for Winterhaven Festival of Lights.”  The judge wrote, “This easily could have… Read more »

Business briefs 5.17.13

ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA reporters Mark Duggan and Fernanda Echavarri have won 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, along with former AZPM employees Steve Shadley and Robert Rappaport. Two feature stories are in the running for the national Murrows. AZPM’s interim news director,… Read more »

Business brief 4.19.13

PATTIE MARTIN, M.Ed., has been named director of older adult services at JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES. She previously directed one of those services at JFCS, Select Care Managers.… Read more »

Business briefs 3.22.13

THE 2013 SCHORR FAMILY AWARD will be presented to U.S. Rep. Ron Barber “for his distinguished contribution in furthering public understanding of mental illness.” The free public event will be held April 4 at 3 p.m. at the Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway. Neal Cash, president and… Read more »

Business brief 1.25.13

TEMPLE EMANU-EL is one of eight Reform congregations nationwide selected to participate in the Union for Reform Judaism Emerging Young Adult Initiatives Community of Practice, a networking group aimed at discovering new ways to engage young adults in congregational life.… Read more »

Business brief 1.11.13

THE INVISIBLE THEATRE will award its 2013 “Goldie Award” to stage and screen star Valarie Pettiford. The award, which honors a guest artist, was established in 1988 in tribute to Goldie Klein, mother of Invisible Theater’s artistic director, Susan Claassen. Pettiford will perform a concert for Invisible Theatre, “Celebration!”… Read more »

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 »