Are You Fired Up? Ready To Go?

It is time to be on watch. Each one of us must pay attention in this new post truth era. Get active, use your voice. We have to tell congress that we are no longer asleep at the wheel. 

For my Arizona friends and neighbors I have compiled a list of AZ Senators and Representatives. Every time we feel like something is crazy, ill considered or down right dangerous we have to call them and let them know that we at home will keep them accountable.

If you don’t live in AZ compile your own list, for your state and share it.

Here is the AZ list:

AZ Senators

McCain, John – (R – AZ)

 

Phoenix Office

2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (855) 952-8702

 

Prescott Office

122 North Cortez Street
Suite 108
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594

 

Tucson Office

407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637

Washington Office

218 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235

Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain

 

 

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)

413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Washington, D.C. Office
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515

Phoenix Office
2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P: 602-840-1891
F: 602-840-4092

Tucson Office

6840 North Oracle Road
Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85704
P: 520-575-8633
F: 520-797-3232

Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Twitter: @JeffFlake

 

 

Representatives

 

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 9th District

Phoenix Office:
2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-2285
Fax: 602-956-2468

 

Washington, DC Office:
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9888
Fax: 202-225-9731

Twitter: @RepSinema

 

 

Trent Franks (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 8th District

Washington, DC Office

2435 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4576

Glendale Office

7121 West Bell Road

Suite 200

Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 776-7911

Twitter @RepTrentFranks

 

 

Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 7th District

Washington, DC Office

1218 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4065

 

Phoenix Office

411 N. Central Ave

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 256-0551
Fax: (602) 257-9103

 

Twitter:

@RepRubenGallego

 

 

David Schweikert (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 6th District

Washington, DC Office

2059 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2190

 

Scottsdale Office

10603 North Hayden Rd.

Ste. 108

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 946-2411

Twitter: @RepDavid

 

 

Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Washington, DC Office

1626 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2635

District Offices

Mesa Office

2509 S Power Rd

Suite 205

Mesa, AZ 85209

info@biggsforcongress.com
70 S Val Vista Dr Ste A3 Box #308 Gilbert AZ 85296

Twitter: @andybiggs4az

 

Paul Gosar(R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 4th District

Washington, DC

504 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202 225-2315

Prescott

122 N. Cortez, Suite 104

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 445-1683

 

Twitter: @RepGosar

 

 

Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 3rd District

DC

1511 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541

 

AZ
1412 N Central Ave, Suite B
Avondale, AZ 85323
ph (623) 536-3388
fax (623) 535-7479

Twitter: @RepRaulGrijalva

 

Martha McSally (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 2nd District

Washington, DC Office

510 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2542

District Offices

Sierra Vista Office

77 Calle Portal

Suite B-160

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Phone: (520) 459-3115

 

Tucson Office

4400 E. Broadway Blvd

Suite 510

Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: (520) 881-3588

 

Twitter: @RepMcSally

 

 

Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 1st District

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

OFFICE LOCATIONS

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3361

CASA GRANDE OFFICE

211 N. Florence Street Suite 1 Casa Grande, AZ 85122

 

FLAGSTAFF OFFICE

405 N. Beaver Street Suite 6 Flagstaff, AZ 65001

Phone number: (928) 275-1603

Twitter: @TomOHalleran

 

 

Call Them! Tweet Them!

Email Them (via their websites)! 

Arizona Small Business Success

We’re doing it right – small business style in Arizona!

Our local business coalition (Local First AZ) is the largest in North America! The research shows that what we’re doing here in Arizona is working. The latest survey showed that Arizona businesses reported a higher rate of revenue growth of 7.1% than the national average of 6.6%, and two-thirds of respondents in cities with an active Local First, or “buy local,” campaign said that the initiative is having a noticeable positive impact on their business. You can see how far we’ve come together in such a short time:

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Founder & Director, Local First Arizona

 

 

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

Biomimicry Challenge For Artists

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If you are an Arizona artist who is interested in bringing nature’s genius to your project work and innovation strategies then you must apply for this opportunity.  You will have the opportunity to work with scientists in any field that will advance your practice. We will pair you up! Is your artwork inspired by nature/life sciences? Then this artist residency may be right for you! You will work with Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc. As the City of Tempe S.T.E.A.M consultant and residency lead,  she will guide you and push you, in your practice to create new, innovative works during this 10 week residency.

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Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts Tempe, Arizona 

Summer Artist Residency: Biomimicry Challenge

Deadline:  Jan. 20, 2017 | 5 p.m. | Free Application

What is Biomimicry? 
Biomimicry is an exciting field that seeks to emulate nature to create sustainable solutions to human problems. Today, it is used by professionals such as scientists, engineers, architects, designers and business people to create things like new and/or improved products, manufacturing processes and design standards. Well known examples of biomimicry include Velcro (inspired by plant burr hooks) and solar cells (inspired by photosynthesizing plants). For more information about biomimicry, go to biomimicry.asu.edu

The Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust is collaborating with the Biomimicry Center and LeRoy Erying Center for Solid State Science at Arizona State University to coordinate a summer 2017 exhibition that explores biomimicry solutions and nature-inspired contemporary art.


About the Artist Residency
Arizona-based visual artists may apply for use of one of three studio spaces inside the Gallery for ten weeks (May 19-July 28) during the exhibition. Artists will be selected by a jury panel. Selected artists will be eligible for a stipend.


About the Challenge:
We are challenging artists to think beyond creating work that is inspired by nature. We are looking for proposals that “emulate nature to solve human challenges.” During the residency, artists will work in the Gallery studio to create a new single artwork, a series of artworks and/or a site specific installation. Visitors will be able to watch the progression of artworks throughout the summer.

How Do I Apply?

  1. Please read the residency description
  2. Please read the residency guidelines
  3. Complete the application form. Instructions for submission are located on the form.

For more information/questions, contact Michelle Dock, Gallery at TCA Coordinator, (480) 350-2867 or michelle_dock@tempe.gov

 

 

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

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Creative Branding

What is creative branding?

It is a focus on being brave, being confident, having deep passion and being a killer storyteller. Want to know more? Join me at Mesa Art Center Wed. Nov 16 at 6pm.

We’ll spend a few hours talking about your creative brand and why you gotta do it!

 

Mesa Art Center located at 1 E Main St, Mesa, Arizona 85201

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Local First AZ Fall Festival

This weekend is the annual Local First AZ Fall Festival.   Come join the fun from 10 am to 4 pm at Hance Park downtown Phoenix. I will be there with my family enjoying my amazing AZ community.

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I have been a proud local first member since the inception of this amazing Arizona organization and have donated a piece of art for the auction every year. You can bid now and day of – check it out HERE.

 

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

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Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

I am leading a workshop for Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation at their 24th Annual Nonprofit Conference on Sustainability Strategies.

Thursday, October 20 at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

clarityWorkshop Title: Creative Courage: A Journey Into Clarity

Workshop Track: Stimulating Creativity
Workshop Session:
Session 1 (9:30 a.m.) – to 12 noon
Room:
Sonoran Ballroom

Workshop Description: It takes courage and bravery to stand up in a meeting and share ideas. Some leaders naturally have this but many do not. For anyone filled with ideas but lacking the information needed to express those ideas — this session is for you. This session is designed to expose possibilities for creative courage and use it as a super tool for infusing innovation and redefining what is possible. Organization statements to be addressed during this session

  • Lack of creative courage impacts personal and team performances
  • Without creativity – innovation is stagnant
  • A workplace that is committed to creative innovation encourages all ideas.

This audience interactive experience will lead to break-throughs in ideation, problem solving and brainstorming. Participants will walk away with a tool kit of ideas to be a creatively courageous in work and life. Through interactive activities, participants will explore creative courage concepts as follows:

  • a focus on the creative courage mindset
  • a focus on methods for creative ideation
  • a focus on effective sharing of ideas and courageous ownership
  • a focus on collaborative creativity methods
  • a focus on innovative brainstorming

Participants will leave with a tool kit for creative courage capacity building for their team and organization.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the critical impact that creative courage brings to an organization
  • Learn innovative brainstorming techniques
  • Learn methods for creative ideation
  • Learn creative courage mindset skills
  • Learn the practice of courageous ownership.

Presenter Bio:

Cyndi Coon is the President and Chief Experience Officer of Laboratory5 Inc. Cyndi’s magical power is to help others find creative courage. Cyndi is a storyteller who sees the world in pictures. She connects with people to co-create big giant ideas as an intuitive thinker. Cyndi loves to explore, hike, camp, listen to music, read and create in her studio or on the go with her traveling creativity kit. She is a speaker, a writer, a teacher, a coach and a leader with contagious positivity and high energy! Cyndi is an expert in using creativity to expose clarity and experiential magic. Cyndi works with audiences to deepen the understanding of innovative creativity and to support the leap to the next level of their ideas. Her naughty, rule-breaking approach keeps everyone on their toes.

 

Visit our website: Laboratory5       Follow us on Twitter: @lab5     Become a fan on Facebook: Laboratory5
Contact Us at anytime – we’d love to hear from you

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Make it S.T.E.A.M-Y

Arizona S.T.E.A.M fans – Join me on Sept 15th for my talk on making your S.T.E.M and S.T.E.A.M events S.T.E.A.M-Y at Scottsdale Center for the Arts
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SIGN UP HERE

“Make it S.T.E.A.M. – Y,” a session about creating experiences through S.T.E.A.M., is an interactive opportunity to see how creativity and play provide clarity around innovating and integrating S.T.E.A.M into business and educational practices with a focus on Process over Product.

Session Objective:

In this session you will learn how to leverage creative, playful methods to enhance your work. What you will learn from this session include the following discussion points:

Discussion Points:

1. Have Fun
Ask are you having fun? If the answer is no – make small ‘micro moment’ changes now!

2. Be Brave
Learn how to walk into creative play with bold bravery and a ‘let’s just try it’ attitude.

3. Brainstorm
Start with playful Ideation and creative brainstorming.

4. Experiment
Allow for the process to let experiential, organic magic to occur. Then learn how to capture this to use next time. This takes bravery to muster up the courage to play creatively but let’s talk about the fact that you have nothing to lose and will likely have a fun time experimenting.

5. Commit
Be deeply committed to Process Over Product because it is a journey – there will be many ever-changing destinations. S.T.E.A.M is already designed to celebrate this – learn how to harness and enhance it.

6. Just Do it
The way to allow for process to take root in your playful creative practice is to say out loud things like ‘I am playing’, ‘I am experimenting’, ‘I want to see what will happen if. . . . . .’ Learn how to Just play, enjoy the process, make and experience a lot of stuff. If you commit to the playtime to just be creative you will create all kinds of stuff, some terrible, some very cool, some you want to repeat.

7. Dump it or Deposit it
If you look at something you have been working on and think maybe there is something there but are not sure then store it for a while by depositing it in a place for safekeeping. Then pull it out when you have a fresh perspective.

8. Time
You have to dedicate time to this. When and how can you set aside time to play and be creative?