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Fox10 'Made in Arizona' surprises viewers with what's manufacturered in the Valley278Fox10 'Made in Arizona' surprises viewers with what's manufacturered in the Valley<div class="ExternalClassB9C5A6B383C54B6EB0C19C1E8491E5D9"><p><em>Fox10 News (Christina Carilla):</em>  It's one thing to take guitar lessons, but did you know there's a school in the Valley that can teach you how to build and repair guitars? "I had the dream of making my own guitars when I was in high school and playing in bands," said Bart Applewhite. "I saw an article in the newspaper about the school, and I didn't even know there was a place you could learn something like this." Applewhite start at Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery in 1993 as a student. He loved it so much that he turned it into a job, helping other students chase their guitar-making dreams.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p><br></div>1/11/2019 7:00:00 AM​
City of Phoenix discusses renovation proposal for Talking Stick arena277City of Phoenix discusses renovation proposal for Talking Stick arena<div class="ExternalClass9366C15F6AD84E889130BCC3D01064F6"><p><em>​Fox10 News (Marcy Jones): </em> The City of Phoenix is holding a series of public meetings to determine the future of renovations at Talking Stick Resort Arena. "What I think we'd really like to get across to [the public] is this is a city owned building, has been funded since its original inception by tourist dollars," according to Christine Mackay, Director of Community and Economic Development for Phoenix. <br></p><p><em>Link includes the television broadcast.</em><br></p></div>1/5/2019 7:00:00 AM 20190109 Fox 10 Arena coverage.jpg
Phoenix 'SOAR' program helps people find careers276Phoenix 'SOAR' program helps people find careers<div class="ExternalClassF1DDB35F26AD4D4595B79C3CE1BCE3A5"><p>​ABC15 News (Megan Thompson):  The game of life is full of ups and downs, but one Phoenix program wants to make sure you do not struggle alone. "It's resources that are available that we didn't know about," said LaBaron Simpson, Jr. "I didn't know that there were cheat codes out here and people willing to help." Simpson is a participant in <a href="">Arizona@Work's SOAR program</a>.<br></p></div>12/18/2018 7:00:00 AM
Meet the Experts: Phoenix's Jackie Roberts275Meet the Experts: Phoenix's Jackie Roberts<div class="ExternalClass8A7FEA21EEF84FE89453B2B17E701397"><p>​Thinkful (Adam Levenson): Explosive job growth. Low cost of living. Large millennial workforce. These are just some of the reasons Phoenix AZ has become one of the hottest tech markets in the country. To understand how to make the most of opportunities in this burgeoning yet underrated tech hub, we chatted with expert Jackie Roberts. Jackie serves as Global Director of Employee Engagement at DoubleDutch, an event management software company which recently decided to build out its tech team from Phoenix's large talent pool.<br><br></p><p><br></p></div>11/28/2018 7:00:00 AM
With GPLETs, the winner is always the people of Phoenix273With GPLETs, the winner is always the people of Phoenix<div class="ExternalClassC9CE56F4D8B64877A2237773D1FFED51"><p>KJZZ "The Show" (Steve Goldstein): In the very first segment of the October 19 edition of the locally-produced KJZZ program, The Show, host Steve Goldstein talks with Phoenix Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay about the benefits to the school districts and the people of Phoenix when the city approves a Government Property Lease Excise Tax for a dense Downtown Phoenix development.​</p></div>10/19/2018 7:00:00 AM



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