Rich Barker

The Barker Team

Richard Barker was born and raised in Boston MA. Rich excelled early in athletics and played MLB for 7 years with the Chicago cubs. Upon retirement Rich moved his family to Fountain Hills in 1997. Rich became the proud father of twin daughters and found real estate as a career that could drive his business goals while allowing him to serve his community and be close to his family.
Rich Is passionate about his home of Fountain Hills and developing the business and social standing of the city his family has made home. Rich develops, fosters, and maintains local business relationships while working to lead efforts to bring exposure to the community and its small business owners. Rich donates his time and money to support the Fountain Hills High School as the Girls softball coach and sponsor of Golden Eagle Park field, and creating the Richard F. Barker Foundation to find missing and exploited children responsible for reuniting 53 Valley children with their families.
Over the years Rich Barker has inspired his team to give back through many generous and community friendly events. Rich donated hundreds of pies during thanksgiving, sets up a fun and interactive tail gating party for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, purchases billboards to help locate lost youth. These are just a few of the wonderful and generous gestures Rich Barker provides. Rich is the perfect nominee for business person of the year as he continually and consistently promotes the Town, his business, the community all while giving back in a grand fashion.

Joe Calo

Mason Pro Services

Joseph Calo was raised in Phoenix, Arizona but also spent a lot of time visiting his family in Gesulado, Italy. He is very proud of his Italian heritage and learned at an early age to treasure his time with family and friends. He incorporates these values in everything he does.
Joe and his wife, Danielle, met at a young age, and settled in Fountain Hills after living for a short time in Colorado. They love the beautiful Fountain Hills scenery —which has a similar landscape to Gesulado, Italy. Joe and his wife are proud parents of three amazing daughters, and their fur-baby, Capri.  Known as a “jack of all trades,” Joe is experienced in electrical, construction, and HVAC. But his green thumb and love of good food and wine he credits to his mother, who owns Michelina’s restaurant, where Joe has worked for many years. Joe is always eager to help and support his community. He sees and treats all his customers, neighbors, and friends as family.
I nominate Joe Calo for business person of the year due to his quiet strength and positive support for all other local businesses in town. He is always cheering on and encouraging success with other business owners as he continues to successfully build the loyal customer base at Mason. As a local resident he takes pride in our community and goes above and beyond for his customers at Mason Pro Services.

Martin Dawson

Arizona Propane

Martin Dawson Founded Fountain Hills L. P. Gas November 1st, 1972. In 1990 the name was changed to Arizona Propane. Martin is married to Barbara Susan Dawson. They have three adult children; Michael Gant (Malisa), Shannon Martinson (Jake), Justin Dawson (Amy) and three grandchildren, Sidney Chester, Riley Grant and Gabby Dawson.  Martin is a past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Fountain Hills little league, Four Peaks Rotary and a past member of Sunset Kiwanis. Both Martin and Susan have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Arizona propane which started out as a one man one truck operation is the largest independently owned propane company in the state of Arizona. Martin received a pioneering award from the Arizona Propane Gas Association in 2008 Arizona propane employs 80 people in peak season December and January, and 65 or more the rest of the year. They have six locations throughout the state. Martin has lived in Fountain Hills since 1973.
I believe Martin may been Business Person of the year over three decades ago however he is very deserving of this nomination today. Martin Dawson believed in Fountain Hills when he started his company here 50 years ago and still believes in this community. He is the epitome of Business person of the year as the owner of the longest running business in Fountain Hills still successfully running today.

Bart Shea

Shea Connelly Development

I was married to my Wife Cheryl in Fountain Hills in 1989 at Shepherd of the Hills in what is the now social building. I became a full-time resident in 1991 after my son was born because I believed then and now that Fountain Hills is the best place to raise children. I firmly believe that the best way to keep it that is to continually invest in your hometown. To that end we will completion of the Downtown area I took the last 10 years to complete. Along the way I have met the best people in this little town we call home. What I love most is we can all have an opinion but that for the most part it is never personal. I have quietly sponsored a lot of events and people in Fountain Hills, I vote with my whole heart and believe that this is the best little town in the world, just ask Jay Schlum. I sponsor to the Veterans and the Rotary the Art league and Golden Retriever Dark Sky and pretty much any local with a good cause, and they are all good causes.
Since there isn’t a developer of the year category, I nominate Bart Shea as the Business Person of the year. A business developer who has spent millions upon millions of dollars investing the community is absolutely deserving of this award. Not only does he invest in the Town but he also gives back continually. He is a member of the Four Peaks Rotary service club and you will regularly see him donating financially, with services and donating time to projects within Fountain Hills.
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Michael Bennett

Hot Diggity Dog

My name is Michael Bennett and I am the owner of Hot Diggity Dog Sitting located right here in our beautiful town of Fountain Hills, Arizona. I have resided in this wonderful community since 1999 and have currently been in operation since January of 2022. Our main objective here is to provide our amazing pet owning clients with the most exceptional and loving pet-care you are bound to find! If you are looking for peace of mind while you are away from your four legged friend, look no further than Hot Diggity Dog!!
Michael Bennett took the brave initiative to share his personal story and his business aspiration to create his pet service Hot Diggity Dog. Michael met with all local business leaders who I thought could help him get the exposure he needed to get his business started. I have witnessed him shake hands with people as he walked his dog clients around Fountain Park, he frequently posts photos of himself and the dogs he cares for on social media expressing his genuine care and kindness to all he encounters. With his smile, endearing personality, integrity, and responsible business model, within a short period of time Michael now has a consistent referral and repeat business. I have recommended Michael to numerous people, and all have reported their appreciation.

Danny Cafaro

Atticus Books & Music

Dan Cafaro is a publisher, bookseller, executive editor, and writer living in Fountain Hills, a place he and his family have called home for more than 12 years. Dan has more than 30 years experience working with teams of editors, writers, designers, marketers, visionaries, and dreamers in an association publishing environment, acting as program director for many of those years. Dan has spent a lifetime immersing himself in bookstore culture, visiting (and working in) bookstores, learning the trade, and feeding his addiction to bound printed matter. He first founded Atticus Books, a genre-busting literary press, in 2010.  Dan’s other passion for music (and encouragement from his son, Shawn, that “vinyl was back”), drove him to add a wide selection of new and used records to the bookshop. Following six months of assembly with his wife, Marjean, at the fountain-view location, in September 2022, Atticus Books & Music was born.
Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Love this place.
We've been waiting for a long time for a hometown books and music store and Atticus does not disappoint. It's exactly what we have hoped for our community. We've already found some treasures. Their business brings more character and culture to our awesome town!
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Jill & Jeremy Keefe

Good Living Greens

Jeremy and Jill Keefe fell in love with the town and each other while walking their dogs around the lake. Their "doggy dates" led to true love, so they became residents in 2017 and married at Fountain Park in 2018. Passionate about health and clean food supply, this enterprising couple started Good Living Greens in 2019 by growing organic microgreens and delivering them to their friends and neighbors. Last April, they expanded their vision to an independent greengrocer focused on three things: clean, local and healthy. Ask them about their purpose and they will tell you: "Because we love you and want you to live a long time." Jill is a Fountain Hills Leadership Academy graduate and serves on the Strategic Planning Advisory Commission. Jeremy consults for friends and neighbors growing their own gardens.
Jill has started and grown a great business in Fountain Hills. They are active in the community, provide local products and great service! I love Good Living Greens, I enjoy going in there and seeing their new products and speaking with Jill & Jeremy.

Veeta Rose

Veeta's Vegan

Veeta's Vegan passion started in 1976 growing up with three generations in the kitchen. Then as my father became ill, I began creating healthy vegan foods that even carnivores would enjoy. Turn the clock forward 20 years and my passion still remains the same, to help people eat healthier and live an abundant full life.
Delicious, fresh and healthy food offering a menu not found at other Fountain Hills restaurants. Veeta's sign went up a couple of years ago, but the opening was delayed by Covid. Veeta always has a warm welcome for visitor and customers. It's a truly unique offering for Fountain Hills. The restaurant has a presence at our Wednesday Farmers Market and was at this week's Fair. They haven't been open for long, but have become a local favorite in town.
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Michael Bennett

Hot Diggity Dog

My name is Michael Bennett and I am the owner of Hot Diggity Dog Sitting located right here in our beautiful town of Fountain Hills, Arizona. I have resided in this wonderful community since 1999 and have currently been in operation since January of 2022. Our main objective here is to provide our amazing pet owning clients with the most exceptional and loving pet-care you are bound to find! If you are looking for peace of mind while you are away from your four legged friend, look no further than Hot Diggity Dog!!
Excellent in customer service and have a fabulous personality. We need to support him he is a good addition to our community.
Mike exemplifies a young professional. I have hired Mike, and his work and professionalism are unmatched. He loves what he does, and it shows. He goes the extra mile when caring for our dog, sending us photos and texts with updates. He is passionate about his business, and it's infectious.

Travis Brown

Crossroad Autoworks

Travis Brown is the owner of Crossroad Autoworks, Fountain Hills' local European and import automotive repair shop and was voted the 2022 New Entrepreneur of the Year.
Outside of his passion at work, Travis enjoys volunteering with the youth of Fountain Hills and spending time with his newborn daughter, MJ and wife, Sarah. Travis is honored to be nominated for this award and excited for new opportunities in 2023.
Travis is an exceptional young professional in Fountain Hills with his business - Crossroad Autoworks. Travis continues to grow his small business of just over 2 years while also continuing to maintain his attention to detail with his business plan, his customer service and his quality of care for all the vehicles that come in the door for service as well as having the cleanest shop in town. You know your vehicle will be well cared for. He is involved with the Chamber for meetings, having sponsored a booth at a past OktoberFest and for the Concours in the Hills events. He is passionate about the promotion of small businesses in the town, for their inclusion in the bigger events in town and by helping to keep business local, he’s promoting to the Fountain Hills economy and livelihood.

Tommy Maffei

Precision Powerwashing & Detailing

My name is Thomas Maffei, I am the owner of Precision Powerwashing and Mobile Detailing. I started this company to have something to give my son when he is older and also spend more time with him while he is young. We give all veterans and first responders 20% discounts all the time. We have been in business since 2021, and plan to be around for many years to come. We love Fountain Hills!!!!
I have seen Tommy set such a great example for other young professionals to follow with a generous and strong work ethic and epic follow up and follow through. He is surrounding himself with other positive and professional people at the Chamber setting himself up for future success.
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Jason O'Neal

Birkett Entertainment

I am a single father to 3 kids. 2 adopted from Ethiopia. I grew up in Fountain Hills. I love watching my kids play sports and enjoy being outdoors. My family and my faith are the most important things in my life. My kids keep me grounded.
I know Jason grew up in Fountain Hills for his formative teen years and has such an affinity for the Town, he supports many memberships and businesses within the community. We always see him as the Chamber DJ for anything from a ribbon cutting to this Gala event! He runs the FHYC successfully and with pride leading other young professionals in this initiative. Jason is a superb candidate for Young Professional of the Year!
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Encore For More

Encore for More organized as Senior Services Inc in 1990 thanks to community volunteers answering the need for home delivered meals. Over the last 32 years this organization has continued to find ways to serve and enhance the senior experience in Fountain Hills. From building a lending collection of medical equipment, providing a meeting place for Senior activities and programs, to awarding grants to other organizational efforts that shared our goal to serve the Senior community, Encore continues to carry on the legacy of Senior Services Inc. Newer programs including Bingo, Speakers Bureau, and New Adventures are receiving rave reviews. Encore volunteers also offer monthly technological advice to seniors frustrated with their cell phones and other devices.
Encore for More. This organization serves the senior population of Fountain Hills in numerous ways: Education - there is a speaker's program that brings in professionals in many areas. Health - Encore provided a shed to house donated medical equipment. Entertainment - provides day trip adventures, and Bingo; Children - Encore helps seniors who volunteer to mentor children as part of the Golden Eagle Foundation. Technology - Encore provides technical support to seniors who have difficulty with technology; In addition, Encore supports Home Delivered Meals and Give-A-Lift programs and works with Crisis Response Team. Encore is run completely by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Fountain Hills Elks Lodge

The Fountain Hills Elks Lodge is a small ( but mighty) non-profit faternal organization) whose goals are a commitment to our Community, youth, and our Veterans.   Each year the local elks Lodge take 30 local elementary children ( selected by working with McDowell Mountain elementary school) shopping for Christmas. This event also includes grocery cards for the families and snack packs for the children.  Santa plays a big role. (event costs over $5000). We also give $6000 in high school scholarships and support the golf  and softball teams.  Generous cash donations are given to Extended Hands in support of their Thanksgiving and Easter fooddrives. Much is done for our Veterans. Main goals are to help the homeless find comfort and permanent housing.  This is done with clothing drives, paying deposits; bills, purchase of bus passes, McDonald's gift cards, grocery cards and even pet supplies for their best friends.   Pictured is the pick up of airmattresses, bedding, clothing, food and etc. by Community Bridges Inc. Our partner in distributing to the homeless and newly housed Veterans. Our budget value of goods annually for our Veterans is over $10,000. All of this accomplished by our members whoub  volunteer their time and gifts as a commitment to our  community.
The Fountain Hills Elks donated thousands of dollars within the community on an annual basis. This includes donations of clothing, blankets, canned goods and gift cards to veterans; a Christmas Shooing Spree for under-served Children; scholarships for continuing education and raising money for FH athletic teams. As well, it educates young people with its Drug Awareness Program and the Annual Hoop Shoot
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Fountain Hills Sister Cities

Our organization was established in 2000.  In 2022 we donated nearly $43,000 to our sister city in Zamość, Poland to help Ukrainian refugees and $3000 to Ataco.  SC also donated locally to Inspiration Academy and FH PTO to assist with our ongoing student exchange program. We help sponsor Oktoberfest and hosted the Annual Arizona Sister City conference with 13 Arizona Sister Cities attending.  Our sister Cities include Dierdorf, Germany, Ataco, El Salvador and Zamość Poland.  Many local students have visited Germany, Poland and El Salvador successfully.
The Sister Cities have done an amazing job supporting efforts in Ukraine which they continue to do. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of Russia invading Ukraine. Ironically, one of my nurse’s at Mayo is from Ukraine and still has friends and family in Kyiv. I shared the story of the work Fountain Hills Sister Cities is doing to help. It brought him to tears and he was so appreciative and beyond grateful. We must continue to help our global neighbors in need.
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Tender Little Hearts

We provide literacy promotion and reading encouragement programs at schools and libraries, as well as offer therapy visits to senior care facilities. We aspire to create an environment where every little horse and donkey is given a purpose to enrich a human life, bring joy and comfort, and leave every person with a reason to smile. We are driven by a single goal -- to do our part in making the world a better place. We may be small, but our miniature horses and donkeys are doing mighty work with kids and seniors in Fountain Hills.
I totally fell in love with this nonprofit the first time I met them. They take mini horses to the library for children to read to them.. They visit our senior care centers. They support local business by bringing the mini horses to enhance an event. Terry brought her mini horse, Dolly, to our Make a Wish day for a young Native American girl with terminal cancer. They have been at Flutter at the Fountain for guests to enjoy. They have helped support the 4 Peaks DAR group who work with veterans. They participate in our Thanksgiving Day parade... I am sure I am missing even more of their work and support of Fountain Hills. AND, they offer these services free of charge to us. I cannot think of a better nonprofit for Fountain Hills to honor for their continued love, amazing therapy visits, and generous support to better the lives of those in Fountain Hills.

Tana Boersma

Tana Boersma and her husband, Jay, have been married for 30 years, lived in Fountain Hills since 2002 and have 3 children.
Tana works with Jay at Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp. where for the last 24 years they have enjoyed helping families become homeowners.
In addition to volunteering at FHUSD and organizing Mission Trips to Rocky Point, Tana loves spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and just hanging out.
Tana has served as the FH Athletic Booster Club Treasurer for the last 5 years. She has a passion for our community and its kids and uses her talents to ensure the local student athletes and coaches have what is necessary to be successful and thrive in their sports.
Many unsung heroes live in Fountain Hills. These everyday heroes make such an impact on the lives of others, yet they continue to stay behind the scenes never taking credit for the countless hours spent volunteering. Tana Boersma, from the Fountain Hills Athletic Booster Club, is one of those unsung heroes. I am always amazed at her grace, humility, hard work, organizational ability, grit, and optimism. In addition to working with everyone from the Booster Club to secure funding for many FHUSD athletic projects, as Treasurer she works behind the scenes and helps out wherever is needed. You may have seen her in the concession stand, handing out flyers, or even speaking with a group on ways to donate to athletics - she will step in anywhere. I cannot think of a person who personifies the Volunteer of the Year more than Tana Boersma.

Jon Davies

I am a husband, a father of two teenage boys, both at the high school. I have volunteered as a coach, a Cub Scout leader, and now I am volunteering in law-enforcement. I am currently helping raise funds for the falcon football field and other athletics at the high school and middle school. I plan on coaching soccer at the high school and possibly the middle school level next year. I have been volunteering and living up in Fountain Hills for 16 years.
"Jon has worked countless hours as a coach and volunteer. He volunteers for 2 law enforcement agencies including the posse in Fountain Hills. He volunteered to coach the HS soccer teams this last season and also worked as a fundraiser for the boosters. He is an AZ Ranger, MCSO posse, booster fundraiser, gridiron club fundraiser, soccer coach, and I’m sure there are more….his heart is this town."
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Jelaine Goldapper

Jelaine, her husband Jared and her four sons relocated to Fountain Hills in the Spring of 2015. She is an accredited professional Interior Designer helping clients decorate their homes and offices only in her spare time. With four active boys enrolled in FHUSD she can frequently be found in one of the school buildings, volunteering in one capacity or another. She enjoys physical fitness, reading, decorating and shopping. She has served on the McDowell Mountain Elementary site council, the facilities use committee, PTO Gala Chairperson, MMES PTO VP and currently serves as the PTO President (since May 2021.) The Fountain Hills Unified School District PTO is a 100% volunteer group that provides enrichment and enhancement educational programs for Pre-K through 12th grade. Thereby benefiting all staff and all students in the FHUSD.
"Jelaine is the hardest working PTO President the FHUSD has ever had. Jelaine is constantly 3 steps ahead in planning and facilitating fundraisers, Book Fairs, Back to School Events, and staff requests. She knows the who’s, what’s, when’s, and how’s of our district. In the 2 years that she has been PTO President she has helped raise a lot of money that goes back directly towards the school and it’s needs. She is a great leader and is always thinking of ways the PTO can better serve its students and staff. "
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Kim Kamins

I moved to Fountain Hills in 2008, when I met and married the love of my life. I have one son who inspires me every day of my life. In 2010 I started volunteering in cat rescue and in 2012, founded Fearless Kitty Rescue, a non-profit, no-kill cat rescue. As a volunteer building a cat rescue from the ground up, there were many challenges I had to overcome in order to be successful. I was able to achieve my goals only because of the many other volunteers who helped me along the way. Today, Fearless Kitty Rescue is a thriving organization helping save hundreds of homeless cats and kittens every year.
Since its inception, Fearless Kitty Rescue has taken in and nurtured 2,480 cats and kittens from all over Arizona. This level of success happened as a direct result of Kim’s steadfast vision and unwavering commitment, along with her countless hours of time and energy contributed over the years. Until her recent retirement as President/CEO of FKR, she has dedicated her life to the rescue and has never taken a single penny for herself. Kim stays involved with the rescue as an advisor to the board and continues to view herself as one of 162 Fearless Kitty Rescue volunteers. We are grateful for Kim’s vision and contributions throughout the last ten years. Her leadership and commitment to this cause has deeply impacted feline homelessness within and beyond our Fountain Hills community. Kim Kamins is an outstanding volunteer within Fountain Hills.
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Cristine Barsema

I have taught at FHHS for 23 years. I love to teach math to students at all levels. I want to give students the knowledge of math and show them that they can achieve at it. I have been married for 26 years and have two children. My daughter graduated in 2020 and my son is in 10th grade. I have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree. I teach all levels of math ranging from Resource to Calculus. My day is full of lessons and teaching the students so they all learn. I love teaching and seeing the “lightbulb” go off in students’ heads when they truly understand the material.
She’s a really good math teacher and this is the first year I actually know what I’m doing because she teaches so well. I can tell she really cares about us and wants us to do well.

Kryssie Beard

Middle School is such an exciting time! I began my Middle School teaching career in 2008, in Tucson, Az, and never looked back. I received both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Western Governor's University. We moved to Fountain Hills in 2020, where I teach Middle Grades Language Arts at FHMS; this is my third year. I am a wife and mother of 4 adult children, and we have one little dog and one little cat. I am a sports fan who collects key chains. I enjoy reading, watching sports and movies, playing board games, listening to music, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Beard is an exemplary educator. She commands respect in a way that still makes her students feel supported. My daughter has explained on multiple occasions how Ms. Beard has changed her attitude about writing and how much she enjoys learning in Ms. Beard’s class. She’s the perfect teacher for her class.
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Jeffrey Bonner

A graduate from Fountain Hills High School in 2012. He returned to the district about 4-5 years ago. Since starting at the school as the Head Varsity Basketball Coach and Security Guard, he's been willing and able to take on any role necessary to see the school succeed. Currently his role at Fountain Hills High School are teaching PE/Health, AVID and coaching the boys basketball team. For his efforts throughout his time in the district he also has an A+ School of Excellence Award and an AVID Committee Award. He really values being a part of this community and giving back in any way he can. As mentioned, this is heavily fueled by him attending all 4 years of high school here and having dreams of one day doing exactly what he is doing now.
Not only does Jeff teach our PE and Heath Classes, he recently became a AVID teacher(a program for students who will be the first to go to college) and a PBIS coordinator (Positive Behavior Incentive Program). Lastly, he is our Varsity Basketball coach and of course has created an amazing season, but is a role model to all the students on site, alway the most positive attitude.
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Tamara Helm

Hi! My name is Tammy Helm. I teach 1st grade for the Fountain Hills Unified School District at McDowell Mountain Elementary. I left WI in 2014 to follow my dream...surround myself in the beautiful desert landscape and teach in a small close-knit community. I am truly honored to just be anonymously nominated for doing what I love to do! My job is rewarding in so many ways. After teaching for 33 years, I am still excited to always start a new school year with new families, new goals, and new challenges. Making the Middle School into an awesome K-5 Elementary school for 2023-24 will be a clean slate for all. The start of the new school year is already beginning to inspire me! I look forward to many more new families, new goals, and new challenges! Go Falcons!
She is extremely committed to her students. She works hard and helps her students to work hard. She creates opportunities to help her students to meet their different needs.

PJ Cardona

PJ Cardona and her husband Joe moved to Fountain Hills from Chicagoland just three years ago and have never looked back. Her Lights and Health practice focuses on providing all natural pain relief using red light therapy. PJ's passion is providing educational seminars to teach people all about the benefits of Light Therapy!
Pj works one on one with her clients. Her support continues long after your purchase. She educates her clients and continually checks on them for progress or concerns. PJ Gives her time and does educational talks in the community and is very giving of her time
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Kathie Cook

I love my job as an Administrative Assistant to the Principal and Vice Principal of Fountain Hills High School. My 40+ professional career as an Administrative Assistant and Event Planner has always been customer service-focused. I delight in helping others and possibly making someone's day. It is an honor to serve all of our students, parents, staff members, and stakeholders at our wonderful school.
Kathie is a great addition to our school district. I met her when we first came to Fountain Hills High School at the open house before school started. She was running around helping everyone she could with a smile. She seems to have all the information you need right at her finger tips and what she doesn't already know, she will find out for you as quickly as possible. She listens to your ideas and offers new ideas for solutions when sharing needs. She provides excellent service for our parents and community.

Brenda McCarty

Brenda McCarty originally from Minnesota, now resides in Fountain Hills with her husband, Pat, of 38 years. Brenda has 2 daughters, Lauren, who lives in New York City and Sara who lives in Fountain Hills. Brenda has been an independent beauty consultant with Mary Kay for 29 years. Mary Kay's mission is to enrich women's lives and elevate everyone through the go-give spirit. The company directly employs 5000 people and has over 3 million independent beauty consultants. Mary Kay has helped millions of women around the world start businesses and support their families. This past year Brenda achieved the Queen's Court of Personal Sales and was recognized at the company's national seminar in Dallas Texas.
Brenda can be counted on with her reliable and exemplary customer service skills. Anyone who has ever dealt with her on a business level knows she only a simple text or call away. Brenda shows up like a superhero with a big smile and a bag of beauty customized for each individual she serves. Her whole personality is one of service and a visit from Brenda will brighten the day of anyone who's lucky enough to be her customer. Brenda is a shining beacon in this beautiful community.

Mike Molloy

Michael Molloy is the branch manager for the U.S. Bank Fountain Hills Safeway. He manages the day-to-day operations of the branch, leads a team of bankers, and assists customers with their financial needs. Michael brings 34 years of mortgage and branch banking and extensive leadership experience to the bank. He joined U.S. Bank in 2019 as a customer relationship consultant before assuming his current position in 2020. As an active member of the community, Michael currently serves as a member of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Lodge 2846 and Sons of the American Legion Post 58 in Fountain Hills. He was also recognized by the Illinois Mortgage Bankers as Manager of the Year. Michael resides in the area with his wife and says that since relocating to the area, he’s made it his mission to get to know as many people as possible. “It is the only way I can feel alive and a viable part of our community,” he said.
Mike has provided such great service. He is friendly and really cares about his customers and community.
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Mark & Bridget Biermann

GOALL Program

Mark Biermann: Co-Founder of the GOALL Program, FFS Diamond Club Members, Serial Entrepreneurs and Process Specialists and has years of experience in navigating complex business playing fields and their employees as well as understanding how to serve a diverse pool of individuals.
Mark and Bridget have four children and four grandchildren. They are active members in the Fountain Hills Chamber and are both Ambassadors for the Chamber. Active in their Church and Mark has been selected to be an Elder, they are also members of the Four Peaks Rotary of Fountain Hills. Graduate of FHLA and on the board. Their hobbies include grilling/cooking, entertaining, traveling and hiking, especially with their grown children, grandkids, family and friends.
Mark & Bridget Biermann of the GOALL Program have provided so much value to this community, to the Chamber of Commerce, and members of the Chamber of Commerce. Their drive, passion, and level of service is unwavering and at the highest levels of performance. This is why you MUST nominate them!

Terry Cox

TDC Financial

Terry and his wife Teresa moved to Fountain Hills in 2007 from the Chicago area.
Terry has established himself in the community as a reputable and trustworthy Financial Advisor. He opened his Fountain Hills Edward Jones office in 2008. Transferring to Raymond James in 2016, later becoming an independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), with the company and launched, TDC FINANCIAL. “I feel blessed to have a supportive family along with my dynamic team to work with and offer our clients a “Life Well Planned”.
Terry has been a Financial Advisor for 15 years in Fountain Hills. His business has grown every year, and has just open a new office on the Avenue. Terry supports many charities along with supporting in the community. Chamber member since 2007.
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Mark & Shawna Daniels

Accurate Tax & Accounting Services

Accurate Tax and Accounting Services, PLLC. owned and operated by Mark and Shawna Daniels, provides clients with the specialized tax and accounting support and services they need. Mark offers more than twenty years of experience in finance and corporate tax. His ability to ask the right questions is what sets him apart from his peers. Understanding various industry needs for the future and beyond. Shawna, with over 13 years of experience in small business accounting, is a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, expert bookkeeper, and a get-things-done kind of person leading her to be one of the practices greatest assets. They love all Fountain Hills has to offer and will continue to teach their 3 children the importance of serving this beautiful community.
After moving to and transferring my business to Fountain Hills, I started searching for a new tax preparation professional. Multiple people recommended Mark Daniels and after meeting with him, I was impressed by his demeanor, knowledge, and overall welcomeness. I'm looking forward to working with him.
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Susan Linkous

The Linkous Group, Ltd.

30 years and still in love. . .
I moved here 30 years ago with the purchase of my first home and a business plan for my own financial services practice and what a fantastic decision that was! Not a day goes by that I am not thankful for this community and all that it offers. The Linkous Group is a fiduciary fee-based, Registered Investment Advisor serving clients nationwide. Industry awards and accolades aside, it’s all the love I feel each time I drive over the hill and see my home, each memory created raising Sophia Rose here, each walk with Greta, our German Shepherd rescue, each friend I meet daily in town and each time I find a way to give back. Showing our love means choosing local businesses first, offering financial support to our local events, organizations and charities and, most importantly of all. . . telling everyone that will listen what an honor it is to be a part of Fountain Hills.  Thank you and here’s to the next 30,
Susan Linkous spent over 30 years supporting local contractors, shops, and restaurants. She has also given much support to the local charities and rescues in town as well.
Susan has won the 5 Star Wealth Manager many times over her career.
She is very involved with PBS and public radio as it is headquartered here in town.
Susan Linkous is an excellent source of guidance when making financial decisions. I believe she deserves this award because of how dedicated she is to her clients, she truly is smart.

Carolyn Berry

Clean Colonic

Carolyn Berry is the owner of Clean Colonic which has 4 locations in the valley one being in fountain hills. Carolyn was nominated last year as health services of the year and since then opened her 4th clinic in Glendale.  Her latest accomplishment was being selected to travel to Fiji for the famous Life & Wealth Mastery program to do colonics for the wellness portion. She has participated in that event 6 times with 4 more in 2023. Carolyn is considered the industry leader in her field and her passion is helping people heal from the inside out.  She has expanded her services to also include ozone IV therapy and has plans to grow her business by franchising to continue to spread awareness and importance of gut health.
I have experienced and watched Carolyn assist others in their health journey. She is passionate about bringing complimenting health related services to the area. She works with cancer patients to have a better life during chemo. She helps others bring healthier choices into their life. I just love being around her and watching her work.
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Dr. Chris Condon

Ally Spine Center

Practiced for 20 years in Andover, MA specializing in non-surgical spinal corrective care. Currently serving the Fountain Hills and North Scottsdale communities in our new clinic, Ally Spine Center. Our mission is to elevate people's lives and health through corrective chiropractic with our state-of-the-art techniques and technology.
Dr. Chris has provided unparalleled quality of service, mentorship to other businesses, and friendship. Dr. Chris is continually innovating in his practice to offer more and more treatment options as well as teaching everyone to be healthier. Chris deserves this unequivocally.

Ken Greenstreet

Fountain Hills Physical Therapy

Ken Greenstreet has been treating patients in Fountain Hills, Rio and Tonto Verde, and Fort McDowell since 2001. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center with 30 years experience. Before becoming a PT he was an athletic trainer and coach at Superior High School in Nebraska. Fountain Hills Physical Therapy is a locally owned and operated physical therapy practice founded by Ken Greenstreet in 2014. The primary mission of our company has, and will always be, to provide our clients a space where Together We Heal, Rebuild, Recover.
I've listened to Ken speak many times with great pride and satisfaction about the work that he does to offer quality, caring physical therapy services to his patients. The recent expansion of his facility, and the large turnout of people who came to celebrate it at a ribbon-cutting ceremony, are impressive and speak to the success of his practice.
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Dana Rowe


As a new owner and residence in Fountain Hills, Dana Rowe took over Jazzercise Fountain Hills in July of 2021. Now nearly 2 years in, with a dynamic team of instructors, we are super excited to be growing our fitness community and helping improve the health and strength of our members. Offering a total body workout with Cardio, Sculpt and Stretch classes including both high and low impact our classes are a very safe, effective and non-judgmental for all fitness levels. Our members feel stronger than ever and enjoy many health successes. We've also recently added personal and small group training sessions too to allow for more individualized instruction. With keeping everyone moving and motivated we incorporate mini and annual challenges and celebrate in everyone's successes. Where else is your workout this fun and friendly!
Dana is young, energetic and lovely. She represents all we want in young people in FH!
Dana is so personable and inspiring. She relates to her customers and encourages good health and fun!

Batchelor's Pad BBQ

Erik Batchelor

We are a small family operation. We dreamed of opening a BBQ restaurant since we first married. When our youngest son was born with special needs, we wanted to ensure he always had a place to work and meet new friends. This is exactly what the restaurant has become, and community restaurant where everyone can hangout and enjoy good food, new and local beers, and special parties and events. We supporters of the schools the falcon sports. We are sponsors for youth soccer, fh chess club, and the underserved communities in the valley.
great new addition to our town, showing up to every event. Even feeding the sports teams at our high school. They are very involved with our community!
Batchelor's Pad BBQ has offered a product and service like nothing seen in Fountain Hills. Values, quality service, and an uncompromised level of product (bbq) regardless of raising prices for raw product shows their commitment to excellence.
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Euro Pizza Cafe

Merita Kraya

Owner Merita Kraya was a civil engineer by trade, who was initially hired to design and construct Euro Pizza Cafe. She stepped in when the original owner couldn’t continue the project. Her original idea was to get the place up and running and sell it later.  Originally from Albania, Merita is a single mom of four kids who grew up watching her grow Euro Pizza into one of Fountain Hills’ favorite local restaurants.As a business owner, Merita takes great pride in her community and supports charitable giving. She also invests in the young adult community, especially her employees, who have learned independence, a sense of service, and a strong work ethic with her guidance.
Euro Pizza has a very cozy vibe that makes every customer feel at home. The waiters/waitresses are very kind and the service is excellent. For so many years, Euro Pizza has brought amazing food and joy to Fountain Hills.

Mountain View Kitchen

Jennifer Ward

We are honored to be nominated for restaurant of the year. My culinary career began when I was just a child in my grandmothers kitchen. She handed down many of the recipes we use today at Mountain View Kitchen, and my Culinary Arts degree was obtained from Northwest Culinary Institute in 2010 while owning Hand and Hand Catering. After moving back home to the Nashville Tennessee area, I spent 6 years as a personal chef and did some minor Catering. My husband came to Arizona to attend MMI, and upon graduation, he was hired by Desert Wind Harley Davidson, and Arizona became our home. In 2021, we were able to buy a home and there was no other choice than Fountain Hills. Soon after, the concept of Mountain View Kitchen was born. Our goal is to make you feel at home. Our mission is to serve excellent food made with the highest quality of ingredients with a touch of Southern hospitality.
Having a meal at Mountain View Kitchen is the next best thing to enjoying home cooking at a favorite family member's house. Jennifer's warm Southern hospitality, the bright and welcoming atmosphere at the restaurant, the great service, and of course the delicious food make it a favorite place to go. After hours, I've attended a number of private events that she's hosted for various occasions and club meetings, and she never fails to prepare fabulous dishes to fit any theme and ethnic cuisine, plus some delicious Chamber of Commerce breakfasts.

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Barb & Brad Tesch

Our business is built around a team of forty-five dedicated employees’, our customer service commitment and the quality of our food & spirit offerings. Many call us the “Cheers” of Fountain Hills, we have 100’s of locals and 1,000’s of repeat visitors every year who regularly recite “life is good at the BRONC”. We are humbled once again to be nominated for this award and appreciate your continued support of our family owned business.
Food quality is consistently outstanding. They have great weekly specials that are exceptional in quality, walleye fish Wednesday, prime rib Saturday, prime rib French dip Sunday! All outstanding and worth every penny. Price increases after the pandemic have been reasonable and not excessive. Service... Continues to be benchmark outstanding in terms of not just the service but in the personalities and the personal touch that the staff provides all of which.... Is a reflection of the owner.

Lisa Berry

Chill Boutique

When mother-daughter duo, Susan Maisel and Lisa Berry, relocated from Indiana to Fountain Hills in 2021, they both knew that this was going to be the beginning of the best chapter of their lives! Susan, a retired physician, and Lisa, a former public policy writer, yoga teacher, massage therapist and boutique owner, have always shared one key thing in common-- a passion for fashion! In 2022, Chill Boutique was born with the mission of helping women appreciate their unique selves, creating a sense of loving community, and bringing joy to the art of getting dressed. Lisa, who runs the day-to-day operations of the business, strives to bring to customers a constantly-evolving selection of clothing, shoes and accessories that support an elevated, yet laid-back look and lifestyle. Her in-store personal styling, as well as increasingly-popular YouTube channel, Zero Waste Closet, are motivating women both locally (and even worldwide!) to explore the benefits of paring down, creating capsule wardrobes, and traveling lightly, without sacrificing style.
I was hearing about Lisa and Chill Boutique almost immediately after she opened her business, as word spread about her bubbly personality, wonderful customer service, and trendy fashions that customers loved to shop for. She has since gotten recognition for her informative and fun fashion videos and the collaborative events she hosts in her shop. I think Chill Boutique is a great asset to the community.
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Hilda & James Bourdamis

Classy Jazzy / Manny's

Classy-Jazzy Cutique first opened in Old Town Scottsdale in 2007. It was the first business to open up at Park Place in Fountain Hills in 2019. Since then, the business expanded with three addtional stores... On the Ave, Zoe's Boudoir and Manny's Local 816 featuring a full array of fashion apparel for both women and men. Fashion shows, charity events and customer appreciation parties provide an outreach to the community and make it fun. The company also participates in The Avenue Merchants Association to help promote fellow merchants on the Avenue. Hilda and Jim have been residents of Fountain Hills for 20 years.
Proud member and supporter of the community who resides here as well . My wife has been shopping at Hilda’s locations for over 15 years !
She is a shopaholic who knows what fashion is all about and Hilda delivers fantastic quality and service !
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Good Living Greens

Good living greens provides fountain Hills with such a variety of healthy organic choices it’s the perfect grocery store bakery juice bar micro greens that fountain Hills needed they’re very personable spend time answering questions for each patron the enters their shop they’ve worked with other businesses and supporting other businesses they give back to our local food bank and so much more Good Living Greens is exactly what Fountain Hills needed.
Good living greens provides fountain Hills with such a variety of healthy organic choices it’s the perfect grocery store bakery juice bar micro greens that fountain Hills needed they’re very personable spend time answering questions for each patron the enters their shop they’ve worked with other businesses and supporting other businesses they give back to our local food bank and so much more Good Living Greens is exactly what Fountain Hills needed.

Misty Watkins

Beauty Box Boutique

Misty is a visionary founder of a unique retail boutique has expanded her brand into Fountain Hills, Arizona.  Beauty Box Boutique primarily serves fashion-forward women offering ready to wear fun clothing and accessories.  Misty sources her merchandise from her home town Los Angeles, California, and adds a fun Midwest vibe, having also raised her 3 sons in Minnesota. 
Misty is very knowledgeable about her line of clothing she has and will hep you to put together an outfit for any occasion. She is wonderful with her clients, always happy to see anyone that comes to her store. Has a great line of clothes and accessories.