Thursday, October 6

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Goodwill Holds Hiring Fest Oct. 6th, 110 Employers Set to Participate, Thousands of Active Positions Available 

Goodwill of Central Arizona is hosting a Hiring Fest on Oct. 6, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Phoenix, Prescott & Yuma Goodwill Career Centers, in addition, they will offer three community partner locations at Care1st Avondale Resource & Housing Center, South Mountain Community College and the Mesa Library from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Approximately 110 hiring employers will be spread out among each of the participating Goodwill Career Centers and other locations. They all have immediate hiring needs for open positions across a variety of industries and skill levels. 

Participating employers include: ResCare, State Farm, Walgreens, Sears, Verizon, City of Avondale, Department of Economic Security, Abrazo Health, Tempe School District, Amazon and more! 

Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early, bring resumes, dress professionally and be prepared to talk to hiring managers.  For more information, visit:

Char Kitchen

Char Kitchen + Bar is now open at 6107 North Scottsdale Road in the space that formerly housed Bink's Scottsdale. This brand new eatery takes a distinct departure from the former occupant's menu with dishes influenced by owners, father and son, Peter and Pal Micakaj's Albanian heritage. The menu is resplendent with nods to Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean.

Char Kitchen + Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner starting at 11:00 a.m. Happy Hour will be available in the bar area daily from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
For additional information visit:

Char Kitchen + Bar
6107 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. C-110
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Ma'am Exams is giving away special shirts to encourage women over 40 to get a mammogram

* 50% of women delay or neglect getting life-saving preventative exams

* Mammograms require very small doses of radiation.

* Every year over 200,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer, and every year breast cancer kills 40,000 wonderful women.

* Early detection saves lives so women 40 and over should call today and make that appointment!

For more information, visit:

Ma'am Exams
2919 S. Ellsworth, Suite 125
Mesa, AZ 85212

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, The Phoenician's Afternoon Tea is going pink with special decor, pink desserts and sparkling wine

This October, The Lobby Tea Court will be transformed into a picture of pink in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Special décor will be added throughout, and there will be a special selection of pink desserts and sparkling wine. A portion of the proceeds for the month will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central and Northern Arizona.

The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Trending Costumes

More children this year than ever before will be celebrating Halloween dressed as their favorite superhero, as princess costumes fall to the number two spot after an 11-year reign, according to NRF's 2016 Halloween Consumer Top Costumes Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics. The survey asked 6,791 consumers about Halloween costume plans.  Spending on Halloween costumes is expected to reach $3.1 billion, with 67 percent of Halloween celebrants planning to purchase costumes this year.

More than three million children will dress as their favorite action or superhero
2.9 million will dress as their favorite princess and 2.5 million plan to dress as a cat, dog, bunny or other animal.

Children's Costumes:
3.Animal (Cat, Dog, Lion, Monkey, etc.)
4.Batman Character
5.Star Wars Character
6.Tie: Witch AND DC Superhero (excl. Batman)
7.Frozen Character (Anna, Elsa, Olaf)
8.Marvel Superhero (excl. Spiderman)

As millennials plan for their party attire for Halloween weekend, more than nine percent will reach for a Batman costume, followed by 6.1 percent opting for witch hats and brooms and five percent planning to dress as an animal.

Adults 18-34-Years-Old:
1.Batman Character (Batman, Harley Quinn, The Joker, etc.)
3.Animal (Cat, Dog, Bunny, etc.)
4.Tie: Marvel Superhero (Deadpool, Spiderman, etc.) AND DC Superhero (Wonder Woman, Superman, excl. Batman)
6.Video Game Character
7.Slasher Movie Villain (Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers, etc.)
9.Star Wars Character


Many families want the whole house dressed up on Halloween, including their pets. Sixteen percent of consumers plan to dress their pets in costume this year and 86.7 percent of those consumers already have a plan for their pet's costumes. Pumpkin, hot dog and bumble bee are at the top of the list again this year.

2.Hot Dog
3.Bumble Bee
4.Tie: Lion and Star Wars Character
6.Batman Character

For more information on costumes visit:  

Easley's Fun Shop
509 W. Mcdowell Rd

The Perfect Baby Gear for Political Families
The Election Collection
Every candidate needs a well-designed message and logo. Be a winner with Hi Little One's Election Collection. Whether you are part of the Animal Party or you want to customize your own design, these modern, cute but not cutesy onesies and T-shirts will have everyone voting for your little candidate. Even better, Hi Little One ships quick! MSRP: $23.00-$29.00 Available online at
The Elephant Party
If you are a family that leans Republican, Ollie the Elephant from Marcus & Marcus will keep kids in the spirit of the season during mealtimes. Made with BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free materials, these baby dishes are portable and easy to clean. You can buy each piece separately or as a set. MSRP: $8.99-$19.99 Available online at
Lassig's Wildlife Lunch Box sports a pink elephant. With 3 compartments, this is a perfect choice for carrying lunch to school or snacks on-the-go. The snap closure ensures a spill-proof container. MSRP: $6.99 Available online at
For families on the other side of the aisle, HABA's Cheeky Friend Donkey is perfect for little ones. The super soft material is easy to grasp and cuddle. The size is a perfect fit for your purse or even a pocket. MSRP: $6.64 Available at
Playgro's Clip Clop is perfect for Democratic leaning families. This toy is full of new discoveries. The colorful click clack beads help with hand/eye coordination. There's also several different sounds, including a rattle, bell and crinkles. Even has a mirror so your little one can discover him/herself. MSRP: $12.99 Available on
The Sleeper Candidate

When it comes to sleeper candidates, the award-winning Miracle Blanket fits the bill helping babies (and parents) sleep longer, guaranteed! The Miracle Blanket is a safe and secure alternative to traditional swaddling that helps babies sleep better on their backs through 14 weeks, and allows freedom of movement from the hips down. The fabric is a super soft 100% cotton knit that's breathable, so it can be used in warm climates while still being luxurious enough to keep your baby warm in cooler places. For Birth-14 weeks. MSRP: $29.99. Available online at
Baby Products Expert Kathleen Tomes is the President of Brilliant Kid Products, and the name her company really says it all.  She has appeared on more than 50 television shows across the country over the past six years.  You can check out a few of our favorites from KNBC Los Angeles, Good Morning Arizona (Phoenix), Good Morning Northwest (Portland) and NBC News San Diego.  She is fun, informative and gets rave reviews from both the talent and the viewers.  More information about Kathleen and her company is available on the Brilliant Baby Products website:

23-year old ASU graduate breaks the silence on domestic violence
Courtney Baker is 23, an ASU grad, and recently "came out" as a survivor of domestic violence. She tells her story in a YouTube video, in hoping to inspire other young women to leave their abusive relationships. Youtube video: in hoping to inspire other young women to leave their abusive relationships. 

For more information, visit the Domestic Violence Website: