Rigid Industries LED lighting – Gilbert, Mesa, AZ based business

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Tilted Kilt founder on ‘Undercover Boss’

Source: mouthbysouthwest.com – Posted by Jess Harter

Tilted Kilt Tempe AZRon Lynch, the Tempe businessman who franchised Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in 2006, will appear on the Nov. 9 episode of the CBS series “Undercover Boss.”

The Emmy-winning series features corporation owners or executives going undercover as an entry-level employee in his or her own company.

“Being 6 foot 6 inches tall with a very recognizable look and voice has made it difficult in the past for me to visit our locations without being recognized,” Lynch (pictured before and after disguise) notes in a press release.

Tilted Kilt is a Celtic-themed sports bar and restaurant that employs scantly-clad female servers in kilts.

The family-run business – Lynch’s wife, two daughters, and brother work in the Tempe corporate office –  has grown to more than 70 locations nationwide.

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Clate Mask – Gilbert Based Infusionsoft

What he did: The Gilbert businessman, who turned his start-up software  company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with 185 employees, was named the  2011 Ed Denison Business Leader of the Year by the Arizona Technology Council at  the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation dinner and reception in November.

The difference he made: Under Clate Mask’s guidance, the Gilbert-based  Infusionsoft company has grown into a leading sales and marketing automation  software maker, used by about 25,000 users in about 7,500 businesses. The  company expects to gross about $26 million this year. The company made $165,000  its first year with 12 employees.

Read more:  http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2011/12/21/20111221gilbert-2011-residents-made-impact-prog.html?page=8#ixzz1ywNCqox7

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Alan Fitzgerald – Art Intersection

What he did: The former owner of the technology company Adtron Corp.  in Phoenix, Alan Fitzgerald has developed an interest in historic photographic  printing processes. He opened Art Intersection, a space to create, learn about  and exhibit art as it intersects with life, in the Heritage District. The  facility has gallery spaces, lobby areas, a meeting room and a photography  studio, which is its main offering. Its users are those new to art, emerging  artists looking for a space to grow and established artists who need  community.

The difference he made: Gilbert’s Heritage District got a  one-of-a-kind business that attracts another type of clientele. There’s a new  reason to stay downtown, and the venue is one that adults can appreciate.

Read more:  http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/2011/12/21/20111221gilbert-2011-residents-made-impact-prog.html?page=8#ixzz1ywNCqox7

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Soke Hausel: Considered one of the Top Martial Arts Instructors in the World

Source: traditionalhombu.blogspot.com

University of Wyoming Campus Shorin-Ryu Karate Club with Soke Hausel, red belt, 6th from left in front row.
Soke Hausel (center) with Kyoshi Rob Watson (left) and Renshi Todd Stoneking at the Utah Shorin Kai Gassuku in East Canyon, Utah.

At our Traditional Martial Arts School in Mesa, we have some of the better martial arts instructors in the region including one considered as one of the top martial arts instructors in the world. We take martial arts instruction serious!
Soke fits into the best of the best category for martial arts instruction with more than 40 years experience teaching karate and kobudo. Along with karate he is an instructor of jujutsu, self-defense and kobujutsu (samurai arts).
While a Kyoju of Budo (Professor of Martial Arts) at the University of Wyoming, he taught classes and university-affiliated clubs in karate, kobudo (Okinawan weapons), samurai arts and self-defense. He also taught numerous clinics in martial arts to staff, faculty, students, other martial arts instructors, law enforcement, military, women’s groups, sororities, the general public, EMT, scientific groups and others. During his tenure at the University of Wyoming, the school had one of the better established martial arts programs in North America in which a few thousand students from all over the world took part. Soke is a member of Juko Kai International, known as one of the premier traditional martial arts associations in the world and has a reputation for producing many of the toughest martial artists in the world (see Part I and Part IIvideos).

Soke is a
grandmaster and 10th dan red belt holds other black belt ranks in other martial arts. a member of several Halls-of-Fame including the North American Black Belt Hall of Fame and World Martial Arts Black Belt Hall of Fame. 2001 International Instructor of the Year 1998 & 2004 Instructor of the Year 2005, 2003, 2002 and 2000 Grandmaster of the Year Professor of Martial Arts and taught martial artsat four universities.

Dr. Neal Adam, Shihan/5th dan, at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona.

Other instructors at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate include Dr. Neal Adam, a professor at a local university in the Phoenix valley, who is ranked as Shihan (master instructor) with 5th degree black belt. Dr. Adam has a few decades of martial arts experience.
These two are complemented by Sensei (teacher of martial arts) Paula Borea (2nd dan) and Bill Borea (2nd dan). The Boreas spent considerable time in Japan training in martial arts and Paula, is of Samurai Lineage. Thus we have our own staff samurai!
Our Senpai (other black belts at the dojo) include Sarah Kamenicky (2nd dan), Dan Graffius (2nd dan) and Dan Lang (1st dan).

Sensei Paual Borea, Japanese Samurai, at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa near Gilbert and Chandler, Arizona
Sensei Bill Borea with Senpai Dan Lang and Shihan Neal Adam in background at the Arizona School of
Traditional Karate in Mesa at Border with Gilbert and Chandler
Dr. Teule (1st dan), visiting senpai from Utah State University, trains with Dan Graffius (2nd dan), Senpai from Mesa, Arizona

Senpai Sarah works with Amber during kobudo class
Sensei Paula Borea of Japanese Samurai Lineage show naginata during samurai arts class at the Arizona School of Traditional Karate in Mesa, Arizona

Soke Hausel celebrates Halloween in Gilbert, Arizona. Soke also has certification as JKI Samurai

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Gilbert Resident John Slatert dies while on humanitarian mission

Source: http://www.kpho.com –  By Jadiann Thompson

 John Slater was killed in a plane crash during a humanitarian mission in Mexico.

John Slater was killed in a plane crash during a humanitarian mission in Mexico.

GILBERT, AZ (CBS5)A Valley businessman died in a plane crash Saturday during a humanitarian mission in Sinaloa, Mexico.

John Slater, 51, volunteered to fly for the organization known as the, Flying Doctors of Mercy for their most recent flight that left Friday, according to a board member with the nonprofit, Pat Spier.

Spier said just after the 50-year-old took off, that the plane went down, killing Slater and injuring everyone else onboard.

“Right after he took off, I don’t know how long he was in the air, and then he crashed,” she said.

Spier said Slater was flying from El Fuerte to another small village and that the flight was expected to be approximately 15 minutes long.

Pat Spier said Slater will be greatly missed inside their organization.

“He was a very nice man. A very nice man and I understand an experienced and very good pilot,” she said.

There were three other volunteers on the plane who survived, they are teenagers from California.

Copyright 2012 CBS 5 (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

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Arizona Cardinals: Patrick Peterson’s home in Gilbert, AZ

Source: http://celebrityhomeforsale.blogspot.com

Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, the 5th pick overall in the 2011 NFL draft, has purchased a home in Gilbert, Arizona. The twenty-one-year-old former LSU star paid $1,299,000 for his seven bedroom, eight bath, Mediterranean-style home with 8,341 square feet. Built in 2003, the home includes a grand entry with 10ft iron doors, canera stone fireplace in the living room, fireplace in the great room, billiard area, theater room, wet bar, detached guest house, two swimming pools, spa, rock waterfalls, fire pit, BBQ, and a six-car garage.

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos (Larger Photo)

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos (Larger Photo)

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

Patrick Peterson's house in Gilbert, Arizona - home photos

The home was originally listed for $1,499,000 in October 2010 then reduced to $1,399,000 two months later. The home price was further reduced to $1,299,000 in April 2011 which would be the final sales price.

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