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2018 USTA National Women’s Intersectional Team Event @ Rotary Club of Scottsdale
Nov 12 – Nov 17 all-day
MHG Family Fun Day @ McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 am

We are super excited for My Home Group’s 3rd Annual Family Fun Day!      Bring your whole family for an exciting day including food, drinks (for kids AND adults!), music, bounce house, face painter, games and more!!!   You must register yourself and/or your family to attend.   HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!!

Biz Connect – Scottsdale @ Denny's
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 am

The Scottsdale chapter of Biz Connect meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.        * Purchasing breakfast is optional, but support of the hosting restaurant is always appreciated.       * Visitors must attend three, no more than four, consecutive meetings before membership will be accepted.       * Membership fees are only $15.00 quarterly.       * Non-member fees only $5.00 per meeting, which will be applied to the membership fee should they decide to join. If you do not contact the organizer in advance and your category is already filled, you will not be given an opportunity to do your commercial or participate in group activities.

ST Barbara’s Dining Out 2018 @ Hilton Suites on Chaparral
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Saint Barbara’s Day Dining out. Saturday 1 December 2018.  Cocktails 1800-1900. Dinner 1900-2200.  Group room rate is under 180th Field Artillery Regiment. 

Memory Dynamics 2-Day Memory Seminar (December 4th & 5th, 2018) @ Courtyard Marriott Salt River
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Phoenix Fiesta Senior Open Category II @ Rotary Club of Scottsdale
Dec 5 – Dec 8 all-day
Michael Connelly signs DARK SACRED NIGHT. In Conversation with Bryan Gruley, Author of BLEAK HARBOR. @ Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Michael Connelly In Conversation with Bryan Gruley. Doors Open at 6pm.  Cash bar (arrive early and enjoy your beverage of choice before the event starts!). All attendees must have a ticket.   Ticket price includes one first edition copy of Michael Connelly’s Dark Sacred Night.   Additional books by Michael Connelly and Bryan Gruley will be available for purchase at the event. *please limit number of previously purchased books brought to the event to three per author.  New York Times-bestselling authors Michael Connelly and Bryan Gruley discuss their work in a special event just in time for the holidays!  Michael Connelly.  Dark Sacred Night.  Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat — known in LAPD slang as “the late show” — and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can’t let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift — and she wants in. The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn. Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why “there’s no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction” (Associated Press). Bryan Gruley.  Bleak Harbor. Their son is gone. Deep down, they think they’re to blame. Summertime in Bleak Harbor means tourists, overpriced restaurants, and the Dragonfly Festival. One day before the much-awaited and equally chaotic celebration, Danny Peters, the youngest member of the family that founded the town five generations ago, disappears. When Danny’s mother, Carey, and stepfather, Pete, receive a photo of their brilliant, autistic, and socially withdrawn son tied to a chair, they fear the worst. But there’s also more to the story. Someone is sending them ominous texts and emails filled with information no one else should have. Could the secrets they’ve kept hidden—even from one another—have led to Danny’s abduction? As pressure from the kidnapper mounts, Carey and Pete must face their own ugly mistakes to find their son before he’s taken from them forever.   

TD Ameritrade presents Strategies for Growth Workshop – Scottsdale @ Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am

Expand your investing know-how and become a more confident investor when you enroll in this free two-day educational workshop. You’ll gain unique insights and learn practical investing strategies from our experienced coaching team.    During this event you will learn: Strategies designed to generate income and enhance returns Strategies for protecting a portfolio against loss in times of market volatility The basics of stock charting, price patterns, and Fibonacci retracements Ways to create your own rules for a trading strategy that meets your needs   Workshop Agenda   December 7th – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Focus: Understanding Trends, Support & Resistance, and Candlestick Patterns Go beyond highs and lows and learn to see like a technician Learn about bullish and bearish candlestick patterns Learn about potential technical entry and exit signals Investigating the right mindset December 8th – 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Focus: Understanding Options Basics, Covered Calls, Cash-Secured Puts, and Verticals Learn options terminology and discover the options greeks Get to know covered calls and cash-secured puts and ideas on choosing time frames and strike prices, as well as considerations for sample investing plans based on these strategies Get to know short vertical spreads and ideas on choosing time frames and strike prices, as well as considerations for a sample Short Verticals investing plan Learn the main resources at TD Ameritrade to help you continue learning and refining your investing knowledge and get hands-on training via the thinkorswim® trading platform   Once you have your ticket, here’s how you can prepare: Bring your laptop to learn interactively during the workshop’s hands-on instruction Identify goals you want to accomplish in your workshop Arrive early to get a good seat Workshop rooms can be chilly—be sure to dress accordingly     All investing involves risks, including loss of principal.  The presentations are provided for general information purposes only and should not be considered individualized recommendations or advice. Options are not suitable for all investors as the special risks inherent to option trading may expose investors to potentially rapid and substantial losses. Option trading privileges subject to TD Ameritrade review and approval. Please readCharacteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Spreads and other multiple-leg option strategies can entail substantial transaction costs, including multiple commissions, which may impact any potential return.  These are advanced option strategies and often involve greater risk, and more complex risk, than basic options trades. Supporting documentation for any claims, comparison, statistics, or other technical data will be supplied upon request. While this workshop discusses technical analysis, other approaches, including fundamental analysis, may assert very different views. Photo credit: LILA PHOTO TD Ameritrade, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC. TD Ameritrade is a trademark jointly owned by TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. and The Toronto-Dominio Bank. © 2018 TD Ameritrade.

Under The Streetlamp: Hip To The Holidays @ Talking Stick Resort
Dec 7 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm
KCN Growthward Summit: Survival. Success. Significance. @ Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River
Dec 10 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 am

KRISTAN COLE’S 3rd ANNUAL GROWTHWARD SUMMIT 2018 –Cool thing is, it’s also a charity event for Kristan’s Home of Hope which supports Safe Housing For At Risk Youth. ALL, The event is going to be so worth it. I promise. This is for everyone who wants GROWTH. It’s all about how to go from survival (which we all know what that’s like) to success (about us) to significance (about others). So the speakers are going to bring the meat and tactics to go home with through James Nellis, Ben Kinney, Carissa Akers, and Denny Grimes; then Leadershift from John Maxwell; the Grit to Great from Billy McLaughlin, Shea Hillenbrand/Rich Barker, Sarah Palin; Mindset from Dustin Runyon, Financial pathway from Carl and Greg; and the Give Panel with Karl Ward Representing Teen Challenge, Michelle Overstreet and Mayor Cottle from My House and Sheila and Craig Moseley Ywam leaders where they will explain WHY it’s all worth it and WHY they gave up there 6 figure incomes to be part of being a transformation leaders (leaders who change lives). Come to the Growthward Summit in Scottsdale December 10-12. This is a Charity event put on by Kristan’s Home of Hope to raise money for these great causes and to raiser more transformational leaders to change lives and the world. Learn how to get out of Survival mode, get into Success, and reach Significance!   We will not only teach you how to make more money, but how to become the leader that you need to be in order to attract the talent that you want, to make the money you wamt, such that you spend your time giving more money away.  Hear great come back stories from speakers who have been at the brink of failure and bankruptcy and came back to become a massive success.  Go home with a proven system for growth, wealth and legacy. Top Expansion Business Owners and Growth speakers including: Governor Sarah Palin, Ben Kinney special appearance by John Maxwell; financial guru’s from New York to teach you how to make your money work for you, Gregory A. Ahrens & Carl Lutz; Denny Grimes, Carissa Ackers, Dustin Runyon, James Nellis plus more special guests including: World Champion Chicago cubs player Rich Barker & Baseball All Star Shae Hillanbrand who left baseball at the height of his career because he wasn’t fulfilled; Billy McLaughlin, world renowned left handed acutistal guitar player and many others.  Kristan will interview Billy on his comeback which is one of the greatest musical comeback stories of all time. Billy will also play at the reception on Monday night.   General Adminision Tickets: Monday and Tuesday VIP Ticket holders: Monday and TuesdaySpecial Red Carpet Up Front Round Table Seating Special Meet and Greet opportunity with the speakers/performers VIP Swag: Autographed Book by John C Maxwell, autographed book by Governor Sarah Palin, Autographed CD by Billy McLaughlin, Autographed CD by Archie Dean, Autographed baseball signed by two former players for the world champion Chicago Cubs, and some other COOL stuff.VIP Logo Teeshirt 3rd BONUS day, Wednesday December 12, Mastermind from 9am to 1 pm with Carissa Acker & Ben Kinney.  They will be discussing how they built their empires. Learn how Ben and Kristan built their empires,  changed lives and build a legacy.   Click link below for DISCOUNTED rooms at Courtyard by Marriott Scottsdale Salt River: Book your group rate for Keller Williams Realty  See more detailed info about the event below:SURVIVAL SUCCESS SIGNIFICANCE, Most of us are stuck somewhere between survival and success and desperately want to be part of something significant. And, no one can give what we don’t have. These 2.5 days in Scottsdale will be intense learning on how to build genuine wealth, financial planning, business and empire building strategies, and learning on how to become a transformational leader. Everyone I have invited to speak at this event, are people who have been at the brink of failure, but never quit. They succeeded against all odds because they had grit, didn’t quit, and they refocused their efforts to a life where they make sure others got what they wanted. There is a difference between a owning a job and being a business owner, between being an empire builder and a transformational leader; between making money and actual wake up money. Bottom line is there are always systems of success. We will spend 3 days teaching you all of them! And the good news is the proceeds are going to the nonprofit, Kristan’s Home of Hope, which supports save housing for at risk youth. Significance begins by wanting to make a difference. I remember even when I was young and homeless that I wanted to make a difference. I remember thinking, I want to go to college and learn how to make a lot of money so I could help other kids like me. It has been a driving force throughout my life. When you look at the first 25 years of my business career versus the last 10 years, you will notice a significant difference in all 7 areas of the life circle that Gary Keller talks about in the “One Thing”. What was different, what happened….It’s was and is the people I chose to hang around. I became maniacal and purposeful to learn from and hang around those leaders who thought different, thought bigger, had grit, were others’ focused, and pushed me. Many of those very people have gone through many challenges themselves and will be speaking at this event: leaders like Ben Kinney, Billy McLaughlin, Dustin Runyon, James Nellis, Greg Ahrens, Carl Lutz, and I will interview John Maxwell just to name a few of the incredible speakers. I want you to have the gift they have given me. It’s all about who you surround yourself with. I am so passionate about this event. The who in your life is the difference maker. SURVIVAL SUCCESS SIGNIFICANCE IS about becoming who you want to be, about legacy, making a difference, and about legacy through giving; and it’s all wrapped up in 3 days of unique stories of survival, grit, never giving up, focused intentional living, significance through others, and transformational leadership with other professionals just like you by getting up close and personal with the speakers. You won’t want to miss this unique and exciting opportunity to join me and so many special guests for this never-before-taught, life-changing event called Survival Success Significance. This event will take you through the systems of success that are proven to develop your skills in leadership, business, wealth, and legacy. These speakers and content is the biggest gift I have to offer to you. They changed my life. They can change yours. Come away with the tools to build big businesses, become a powerful and inspiring leader, create lasting wealth, and how to give it all away and create a legacy for your family. This is not just a summit, this is an experience where you will hear from those organizations who are changing lives because of charitable events like this one, and you will make friends, dream and execute, find new mentors, and engage in a life of significance. Its starts here, it starts now. Like my friend Ben Kinney, we don’t have this summit to make money. We have this Growthward summit to be able to give money away to incredible charities who are doing such great work in the lives of our youth. You will meet many of them on stage at the event. I know this event is expensive and it’s not meant for everyone. However if you want to be able to grow from where you are to a life of significance, then this is for you. We will be talking, teaching and challenging you on topics that may be uncomfortable. And, we were purposeful about having this event at a venue where the seating is limited so that this event is exclusive and for the right people who are ready to open their minds to hear, learn and take action to living a life of significance. As indicated above, proceeds will help many families and non-profits that are near and dear to my heart, the hearts of my partners, companies, and my family. Would love your thoughts? And if you can’t come this year, you would do me a huge honor if you would please share this post and tag others with those who you believe would benefit.