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Councilman Bill Gates, Allpoint Network Team Up on "Welcome to Feenix" to Promote Free Phoenix Events and ActivitiesCouncilman Bill Gates, Allpoint Network Team Up on "Welcome to Feenix" to Promote Free Phoenix Events and Activities<div class="ExternalClassE5A81819B7E1402DB92CFF4D3D2154AC"><p>​Councilman Bill Gates and Allpoint Network, the world’s largest surcharge-free ATM network, today announced an initiative designed to promote the vast amount of cultural, art, music and other events, activities and transportation that are available for free to Phoenix residents and visitors.<br><br>Backed by high job growth and low unemployment rates, the Phoenix metro area was the sixth fastest growing city in the U.S. in 2014 and continues to see extensive growth. As the city expands, keeping Phoenicians up-to-date on the free activities and events in Phoenix remains a focus to support the city’s unique culture and feel.<br><br>“As Phoenix expands, so does the quality and volume of enriching experiences for our residents and visitors,” Councilman Bill Gates said. “It has always been the goal of the City Council to support local businesses, the arts and culture, as well as the quality of life for all of our residents and visitors. This educational campaign will help to accomplish these goals.”<br><br>The initiative, called "Welcome to Feenix," will leverage an educational campaign to help inform Phoenicians about free activities and events happening in the city.<br><br>“Our goal is to educate Phoenicians on the free and family friendly ways to enjoy everything our city has to offer – from movie nights at the library and events at the science center, to dance classes and our expansive Phoenix Mountain Preserve trail system,” Councilman Gates added. “With this initiative, we seek to promote all of the arts and cultural activities that are available for free to our residents and guests visiting our great city.”<br><br>In collaboration with Councilman Gates’ office, Allpoint Network created an informational “Welcome to Feenix” brochure that maps out locations and dates of free activities in Phoenix, including: free days at the Phoenix Art Museum, trolley tours, yoga classes and more.<br><br>Allpoint Network will host a “Surcharge-Free Day” on March 12, offering residents and visitors surcharge-free access to all Allpoint ATMs at all Arizona QuikTrip locations, regardless of their financial institution. NOTE: While not likely, financial institutions may charge a foreign fee for using any ATM that it does not operate directly, including Allpoint Network ATMs. Residents are encouraged to check with their financial institution for details.<br><br>“At $3.15, Phoenix has the second highest average ATM surcharge fee per transaction,” said Bill Knoll, managing director, Allpoint Network. “Our goal is to provide convenient surcharge-free cash access to consumers giving them the opportunity to use the cash savings for their families.”<br><br>The list of free things to do in Phoenix is available by visiting <a href="/_layouts/15/Catalog.aspx?Url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ephoenix%2Egov%2FLists%2FNews%2Fwelcometofeenix%2Ecom%2E">welcometofeenix.com</a>. ​</p></div>3/7/2016 4:00:00 PMDavid Urbinato602-495-5405