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Call for photo submissions

Calling all shutterbugs in Arizona! Capture the breathtaking beauty of the Grand Canyon State and showcase your talent on our site.

Our goal is to feature “every city, every county” – from Ajo to Yuma, Apache to Yavapai plus dozens in between – with the hope of spreading the goodness that is Arizona and celebrating the sweeping landscape of this place so many of us are lucky to call home.

By contributing, you grant us the right to feature your work – like this stunning snap of Sedona by Kayla Ruiz – on our website and social media channels.

Email submissions to

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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There’s still time … register today for Thursday’s Gilbert Turkey Trot

Pop your bird in the oven and give thanks for a new holiday tradition at the 13th Annual Gilbert Turkey Trot this Thursday, Nov. 22 at SanTan Village in Gilbert.

Register today for the 5K (at 9 a.m.) or the mile-long Family Fun Run (at 8:30 a.m.), or cheer your friends and neighbors on as they make steady strides for a great cause.

All of the proceeds support local nonprofits AzBrainfood and Families Fighting Blindness, aimed at enriching the lives of children by providing the tools needed to confront different challenges.

Costumes – and preening of feathers – are optional.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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Trio of Phoenix businesswomen crowned ATHENA

Eleven women from across the Valley were recognized for achievements spanning leadership, community service and mentoring at the 36th Annual Greater Phoenix Chamber’s ATHENA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The internationally prized honor was bestowed upon:

Naquana Borrero, director of development and communications, Jazz in Arizona/The Nash & Owner, Bella Vita Consulting Group (Young Professional Award)

Melody Lewis, owner & founder, Indigenous Community Collaborative (private sector)

Jeri Royce, president & CEO, Advance Community (public sector)

“These influential women are dedicated to building a brighter future and ensuring our community remains strong,” said Todd Sanders, president & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber.

Kudos to all.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100

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Sysco breaks ground in Mesa

Last month, Sysco Corporation – the world’s leading foodservice distribution company – celebrated the groundbreaking of Sysco Arizona East, a 353,600-square-foot facility located in Mesa.

The $102 million investment is poised to bring 257 new jobs to the region, along with industry-leading wages (boasting double the per capita median income in Arizona), paid time off and comprehensive healthcare and retirement benefits.

“Our city has a talented workforce … and I appreciate [Sysco’s] commitment to offering job training and workforce development opportunities for Mesa and the East Valley,” said Mayor John Giles.

The under-construction facility is on track to be fully operational by Spring 2025.

– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100