Mountain Shadows resort on Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley will have its grand opening party from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1. The resort, which originally opened in 1959 and hosted such famous names as Bob Hope, Lucille Ball and Robert Stack, closed in 2004 and was razed before rebuilt by the same developers behind Hotel Valley Ho and Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa. The new resort opened its doors in April 2017 and will see completion of its last wing – a luxury wing with 42 condominiums and suites – in November. For more information, or to make reservations, call 480-624-5400 or visit mountainshadows.com
Vixxo expands partnership with Target
Scottsdale-based Vixxo has expanded its partnership with Target Corporation to include management of the food production equipment at many Target in-store dining locations including Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Target Café. Under the new agreement, Vixxo will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of kitchen equipment, reverse osmosis water systems, and plumbing and electrical elements in Target’s food prep and service areas.
“We offer dedicated service centers that store managers can contact when an asset is having an issue,” said Vixxo CEO Jim Reavey. “Our scale, technology solutions and network of elite service providers allow us to deliver high-quality service while achieving unmatched operational and cost efficiencies. Our experience with multi-site retail, restaurant and conscience store clients makes us an ideal partner for Target.”
Vixxo headquarters opened at 11333 N. Scottsdale Road in the spring of 2016, after Scottsdale’s First Service network merged with Reavey’s Connecticut-based FM Facility Maintenance. The company provides asset management for many Fortune 500 clients in the restaurant, retail, convenience and supermarket industries. For more information, visit vixxo.com.
Scottsdale Arts CEO resigns
Neale Perl has resigned as CEO of Scottsdale Arts to pursue new opportunities. He will be succeeded by an interim CEO, former Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees Chair Mike Miller.
“Thanks to Neale’s leadership and vision, Scottsdale Arts is well positioned to achieve great things,” said Scottsdale Arts Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Wills. “Neale was instrumental in developing and implementing an effective integrative organizational structure, a new strategic plan and a re-branding of the entire organization… we very much appreciate the work Neale did and wish him great success wherever his future endeavors take him.”
The Board of Trustees has formed a committee to search for a permanent CEO. No timetable to complete the search has been established.
Donations sought for flood-damaged Scottsdale museum
Scottsdale’s Little Red School House Historical Museum suffered serious flood damage in September, and museum supporters are asking for assistance to fund emergency repairs and salvage its remaining collections.
The flood, caused by a broken water heater, caused several inches of water to back up in the museum basement, where much of the archive collection is stored. “We have very limited resources. We really need the community’s assistance to make the museum useable again and to rescue pieces of our collection that are frankly not replaceable,” said Steve Randall, president of the Scottsdale Historical Society Board of Directors. “They are one-of-a-kind items.”
For information on how to help, visit scottsdalehistory.org and click on the “Join Us” link.
Scottsdale broker wins events at quarter horse show
Pam Stubbs, an affiliate agent with the Scottsdale Pinnacle Peak office of Coldwell Banker Residential brokerage, specializing in horse property, won two events at the American Quarter Horse Association World Horse Show – the largest single-breed horse registry in the world – in September.
Stubbs took top honors in the “working hunter over fences” event with her horse Indian Artisan, and in the “hunter hack” event with her horse A Classic Iron. Winning was especially gratifying for Stubbs because she battled back from an illness to compete. “I had a health crisis in 2016 and ended up with a liver transplant from Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale,” Stubbs said. “Once I recovered, I became focused on achieving a world championship in the sport I love and ended up winning in two events, one with each of my horses.”