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Local craftsman tinkers with time Avnet doubles ICAN fl eet
As a young boy, Southern Chandler resident Nicolas A recent gift from Chandler-based Avnet has doubled the ability of ICAN
Bigelow says he was fascinated by the intricacies of fi ne – Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods – to transport children to ICAN’s
timepieces and their fascinating inner workings. downtown Chandler facility.
“I welcomed the opportunity to examine, assess and Avnet’s $20,000 donation was used to purchase two vans for ICAN, which had
repair clocks of all sizes from grandfather to mantle, wall or been picking up and dropping off more than 100 youth each school day with its
desk type,” he explains. existing two vans.
On the road to becoming a skilled craftsman, Bigelow ICAN offers free research-based prevention programs to youth ages 5 to 18.
worked with the renowned Sparks Jewelers of Reno, NV.
There he became known as “maestro” for his ability to
restore a malfunctioning clock to make it “sing” again.
Nicolas Bigelow Women voters raise
Today, locals can benefi t from Bigelow’s experience and
enthusiasm for fi xing timepieces by bringing their stopped clocks to Chandler
election year funds
Mobile Clock Repair, a business he runs from his home in Solera near Riggs Road.
The Art of Political Conversation and Dangerous Women’s Silent Auction Gala
To make a “timely” appointment, call 480-543-8857.
will be held next month to help the League of Women Voters of Arizona raise
money for election year activities. Diane E. Brown, founder and executive director
Suckerman joins Waddell & Reed
of Arizona Public Interest Research Group, is guest speaker.
The event, which includes cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and is sponsored and
Waddell & Reed announces that Alan J. Suckerman has joined the fi rm as a hosted by Bashas’ Markets and AJ’s Fine Foods, begins at 6 p.m. Fri., March 7 at
fi nancial advisor in the fi rm’s offi ces at 3115 S. Price Rd. in Chandler. the Zelma Basha Salmeri Gallery, 22402 S. Basha Rd. in Southern Chandler. Tickets
Previously, Suckerman was a fi nancial advisor with John Hancock Financial for cost $35 per person, and all donations are tax deductible.
nine years. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters works to infl uence policy through
As a personal fi nancial advisor, Suckerman helps to develop customized education and advocacy, neither supporting nor opposing political parties or
fi nancial plans, recommend investment strategies and counsel clients. He is candidates for offi ce. The group prints the publication “Arizona Voter Service
an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and charitable organizations Information” and holds nonpartisan candidate and policy forums.
throughout the Chandler area. For information on how to donate to the Dangerous Women’s Silent Auction,
To learn more, visit www.asuckerman.wradvisors.com
or call 480-855-2316. call Pam Jackson at 480-518-7284. For event tickets, call 480-966-9031.
Airport adds commercial space Chamber hosts business expo
Construction is underway on Phase I of an 18,940-square-foot business center The annual Chandler Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will be held in
at Chandler Municipal Airport. conjunction with the Chamber’s February Business After Business gathering from
The commercial space, developed by longtime Chandler business owner 4 to 7 p.m., Thu., Feb. 21 at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort, 1 San Marcos
George Varga, will include 3,000- to 4,000-square-foot business condominium Pl. in the Pavilion. More than 35 local companies are featured. Ellen Swan of
units and is scheduled for completion this March. Phases II and III will comprise ActionCoach is conducting a series of business seminars throughout the evening.
12,400-square-foot buildings, which will be offered for lease or sale. The free event, sponsored by Guaranteed Clean Carpet Systems and GC Tech, LLC,
The development is located at 2350 S. Airport Blvd. For more information, call is open to the public. Info: 480-963-4571.
Varga at 480-963-6936.
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