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Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Stores to Feature Original Mural by Artist Kenneth Keene https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/2490 Arts and Culture 9/21/2022 7:00:00 AM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2490/OAC_Mural_Frys.jpg Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Stores to Feature Original Mural by Artist Kenneth Keene <div class=”ExternalClass8EF48335F610416090779745C33BDD2A”><html>The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture partnered with Fry’s Food Stores to commission local artist Kenneth Keene, an experienced muralist and former art educator, to create a mural in the new Fry’s Food Stores in north Phoenix. The mural is featured on the wall near the main entrance of the store. Located at 26300 N. Norterra Parkway, the store is scheduled to open on Wednesday, October 5.<br><br>Keene was chosen from among 18 local artists who applied for the $10,000 commission to paint the mural, which is 8’ tall x 24’ wide. “Ken had the ability to capture the landscape in a visually stunning and complex way that will make a huge impact on customers that enter the store” said Bo Wachendorf, Art Project Manager for Fry’s Food Stores. The mural is a celebration of the Sonoran Desert and the natural beauty of the state tree, the Palo Verde.<br><br>“Fry’s has become a leader in bolstering community connections between private development and the arts through mural commissions like this one,” said Carrie Brown, Deputy Director of the Office of Arts and Culture, which helped to coordinate the process Fry’s used to select the artist.<br><br>Kenneth Keene has painted murals around the Valley of the Sun for 35 years. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and former art teacher in Glendale and Peoria, AZ.  A professional artist, Keene’s major endeavor has been to create murals that enhance interior spaces while magnifying a specific or unique quality of the location.  He enjoys representing the beauty of nature and content that celebrates all life. “I believe that my success as an artist is dependent on the viewer’s ability to take something away that is completely their own,” said Keene.<br><br><br><strong>About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture</strong><br><br>​​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City’s arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit.  The Office is advised by the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission, made up of a diverse group of citizen volunteers with a particular area of focus on policymaking and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City.  For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.phoenix.gov/arts”>phoenix.gov/arts</a> or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office on Facebook: <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture”>facebook.com/phxartsculture</a> and Instagram <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.instagram.com/phxartsculture/”>@phxartsculture​</a>.<br><br><br><strong>About Fry’s Food Stores</strong><br><br>At Fry’s Food Stores, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. Headquartered in Tolleson, we employ more than 20,000 associates and operate 125 Fry’s Food Stores and 97 fuel centers across the state. Fry’s has been serving Arizonans since 1960 and was selected as the 2019 Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. As a division of The Kroger Family of Companies, we care about the communities we serve, working to end hunger and eliminate waste across the company through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. In 2021, we provided nearly 12 million meals to Arizona’s hungry families.<br> </html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/arts News arts-and-culture Mural by Ken Keene A+C James Ritter 602-309-7305 602-262-6194 james.ritter@phoenix.gov https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/MediaContact/Attachments/5/James_Ritter.jpg phxarts_culture

American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/aviation/2491 Aviation 9/21/2022 10:15:00 PM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2491/aa-tails.jpg American Airlines to Launch Nonstop Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico <div class=”ExternalClass81DEED52EE19426E8A4F5A3EF91E95AD”><html> <p>​<span style=”color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;”>America’s Friendliest Airport® is </span><span style=”color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;”>excited </span><span style=”color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;background-color:window;”>to welcome additional international air service to Mexico. American Airlines will begin daily, nonstop service from Phoenix to Monterrey, Mexico on January 10, 2023. </span></p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”>“Mexico is Phoenix’s number one trade and tourism partner which makes air service to Monterrey increasingly important for our local economy,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “As American Airlines expands its international service, Phoenix benefits from increased connectivity to emerging global markets and sought-after leisure destinations.”</p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”>Monterrey is Mexico’s third largest city, the capital of the state of Nuevo Leon and is a business hub for Northern Mexico. There has not been a nonstop flight between Phoenix and Monterrey since 2004.</p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”>The daily flight, operated on an Embraer 175, will depart Phoenix nightly at 7:50 p.m. and arrive in Monterrey at 11 p.m. The return flight will depart Monterrey at 8 a.m. and arrive in Phoenix at 9:40 a.m. The timing of the flight is ideal for both business and leisure travelers. The aircraft has capacity for 76 passengers.</p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”>“As customers begin to plan their New Year’s travels, American is excited to provide new, nonstop service between Phoenix and Monterrey this January,” said Sophia Philis-Ortiz, American Airlines Managing Director of PHX Hub Operations. “We are proud to offer the most direct flights from Phoenix to Mexico. And, with this addition, our customers will be more seamlessly connected to one of Mexico’s top business and leisure destinations.”</p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”> <span style=”box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;”>This is the 13th Mexican destination American serves from Phoenix Sky Harbor. American’s flight schedule this January is 11 percent larger to Mexico than it was pre-pandemic in January 2019. Additionally, the 13 destinations represent a 44 percent increase in Mexican destinations served compared to January 2019.</span> <br style=”box-sizing:border-box;”> </p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”> <span style=”box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;color:inherit;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit;text-align:inherit;text-transform:inherit;white-space:inherit;word-spacing:normal;”>International flights provide important economic benefits to the community. Pre-COVID, international flights had an annual economic impact of $3 billion.</span> <br style=”box-sizing:border-box;”> </p> <p style=”box-sizing:border-box;margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:1rem;color:rgb(33, 37, 41);font-family:-apple-system, blinkmacsystemfont, “segoe ui”, roboto, oxygen, ubuntu, cantarell, “fira sans”, “droid sans”, “helvetica neue”, sans-serif;font-size:16px;”>To learn more about all the places you can fly from Phoenix, visit <a style=”box-sizing:border-box;color:rgb(0, 123, 255);background-color:transparent;” href=”https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly” data-sf-ec-immutable=”” target=”_blank”>https://www.skyharbor.com/flights/WhereWeFly</a>​. <br></p> </html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/aviation News
Phoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positions https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/public-works/2455 Public Works (Trash and Recycling) 9/21/2022 5:30:00 PM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2455/Newsroom_PWDFleetRecruitment.png Phoenix Offering $5,000 Incentive for Mechanic Positions <div class=”ExternalClassE181F69449CA4B20BE6826ECDDB12198″><html> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>The City of Phoenix is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive for two critical positions in the Public Works Department – Heavy Equipment Mechanics and Equipment Service Worker II. Learn more at a hiring event THIS Friday, Sept. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Avenue.</span></p><p><span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>Both positions engage in meaningful work to ensure residents have access to the services they need every day. These mechanic positions maintain and repair more than 7,000 pieces of City equipment. Make a living and make a difference! <a href=”http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs” target=”_blank”>Apply today</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto” style=”text-decoration:underline;”>Heavy Equipment Mechanic — $27.27-$30.60/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>A Heavy Equipment Mechanic repairs and maintains fire equipment, heavy diesel trucks, refuse collection equipment, earth-moving equipment, and related construction equipment with various types of hydraulic components. Heavy Equipment Mechanics also perform regular preventative maintenance, schedule and conduct safety inspections, test drive vehicles, and records repairs and services on work orders. Some positions may be required to provide emergency response during severe weather (floods, storms, etc.).</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>Minimum requirements include five years journey level experience and experience performing skilled tasks in repair and maintenance as an automotive and/or heavy equipment mechanic.</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto” style=”text-decoration:underline;”>Equipment Service Worker II — $18.87-23.05/hourly</span><br></p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>Equipment Service Worker IIs performs skilled servicing, mechanical maintenance, and minor repair of automotive, heavy duty, and other motorized equipment. Duties include performing routine servicing and maintenance of engines, transmissions, chassis, air conditioning and tune ups; repairing and replacement of wheel bearings, brakes, balancing tires and wheels and patching and repairing tires. Work also involves maintaining service parts and inventory records, and installing and fabricating City decals, light bar kits, arrow boards, dash switches, electrical wiring, gauges and other equipment and components.</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>Minimum requirements include two years of experience in automotive servicing, maintenance and repair of vehicular equipment. </span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>​</span><span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>In addition to the $5,000 hiring incentive, both positions include a comprehensive benefits package which includes traditional pension with employer and employee contributions, choice of medical HMO, PPO, or HSA/HDHP plan, wellness incentive of up to $720 annually, dental, vision, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(a) and 457 plans, medical enrollment includes a monthly $150 City contribution to a Post-Employment Health Plan, bus/light rail pass, tuition reimbursement program, and paid time off (12.5 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 15 sick days and personal leave days).</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span></p> <p> <span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>With more than 14,000 employees working across 35​ departments, the City of Phoenix offers opportunity for career growth and advancement. Whether you’re an experienced professional or just starting your career, working in public service offers many rewards!</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> <p> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”>Le</span><span lang=”EN-US” data-contrast=”auto”>arn more and attend the hiring event on Friday, Sept. 23 at Desert West Community Center or apply at <a href=”http://www.phoenix.gov/jobs” target=”_blank”>Phoenix.gov/Jobs​</a>.</span> <span data-ccp-props=”{“201341983″:0,”335559739″:160,”335559740″:259}”> </span> </p> </html></div> https://phoenix.gov/publicworks News
Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Stores to Feature Original Mural by Artist Kenneth Keene https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/arts-and-culture/2490 Arts and Culture 9/21/2022 7:00:00 AM https://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2490/OAC_Mural_Frys.jpg Newest Phoenix Fry’s Food Stores to Feature Original Mural by Artist Kenneth Keene <div class=”ExternalClass8EF48335F610416090779745C33BDD2A”><html>The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture partnered with Fry’s Food Stores to commission local artist Kenneth Keene, an experienced muralist and former art educator, to create a mural in the new Fry’s Food Stores in north Phoenix. The mural is featured on the wall near the main entrance of the store. Located at 26300 N. Norterra Parkway, the store is scheduled to open on Wednesday, October 5.<br><br>Keene was chosen from among 18 local artists who applied for the $10,000 commission to paint the mural, which is 8’ tall x 24’ wide. “Ken had the ability to capture the landscape in a visually stunning and complex way that will make a huge impact on customers that enter the store” said Bo Wachendorf, Art Project Manager for Fry’s Food Stores. The mural is a celebration of the Sonoran Desert and the natural beauty of the state tree, the Palo Verde.<br><br>“Fry’s has become a leader in bolstering community connections between private development and the arts through mural commissions like this one,” said Carrie Brown, Deputy Director of the Office of Arts and Culture, which helped to coordinate the process Fry’s used to select the artist.<br><br>Kenneth Keene has painted murals around the Valley of the Sun for 35 years. He is a graduate of Arizona State University and former art teacher in Glendale and Peoria, AZ.  A professional artist, Keene’s major endeavor has been to create murals that enhance interior spaces while magnifying a specific or unique quality of the location.  He enjoys representing the beauty of nature and content that celebrates all life. “I believe that my success as an artist is dependent on the viewer’s ability to take something away that is completely their own,” said Keene.<br><br><br><strong>About Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture</strong><br><br>​​The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established in 1985 to champion and sustain the City’s arts and culture community to make Phoenix a great place to live, work, and visit.  The Office is advised by the Phoenix Arts and Culture Commission, made up of a diverse group of citizen volunteers with a particular area of focus on policymaking and financial recommendations for public art and grant investments for the City.  For more information on the Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.phoenix.gov/arts”>phoenix.gov/arts</a> or call 602-262-4637.  Follow the Office on Facebook: <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture”>facebook.com/phxartsculture</a> and Instagram <a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.instagram.com/phxartsculture/”>@phxartsculture​</a>.<br><br><br><strong>About Fry’s Food Stores</strong><br><br>At Fry’s Food Stores, a company of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. Headquartered in Tolleson, we employ more than 20,000 associates and operate 125 Fry’s Food Stores and 97 fuel centers across the state. Fry’s has been serving Arizonans since 1960 and was selected as the 2019 Business of the Year by the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce. As a division of The Kroger Family of Companies, we care about the communities we serve, working to end hunger and eliminate waste across the company through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste social impact plan. In 2021, we provided nearly 12 million meals to Arizona’s hungry families.<br> </html></div> https://www.phoenix.gov/arts News

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