Cesar Graphics print shop recently began offering full-vehicle wraps to clients.
Cesar Salas, owner of the local print and sign shop at 2610 W. Baseline Road, says there are several advantages to using vehicle wraps as a means of advertising.
“Effective advertising is very important for any business and vehicle wraps are a memorable way to brand your business,” he said. “Vehicles that are being used for sales, service, delivery or just as a personal day-to-day vehicle are essentially a blank canvas waiting to be vehicle wrapped and in turn becoming a powerful branding and marketing tool.”
After the initial cost of about $1,500 to $3,000, depending on the vehicle’s size and the complexity of the design, a wrap will last between three and five years. That works out to about $500 a year to keep your company’s name and logo in front of potential clients.
“Using wraps allows a small business owner to have the same impact as a large business with a vehicle fleet,” Salas said. “It creates more value for your business making you look and be more professional.”
For more information, visit www.cesargraphics.com or call 602-268-7715.
Save The Date for Trail Meeting
The City of Phoenix is Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled two December meetings to discuss the South Mountain Park and Preserve Trails Master Plan. These public meetings allow everyone to review what will be happening next in preserving and maintaining the nation’s largest urban park.
The meetings are:
Tuesday, Dec. 6
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Pecos Community Center
17010 S 48th St., Phoenix
(Open house format)
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
South Mountain Environmental Education Center
10409 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix
(Open house format)
Visit https://www.phoenix.gov/parkssite/Pages/southmtntrailplan.aspx for more information and for a link to an interactive map about the project.
Smoothie Run Marks 1st Anniversary
Smoothie Run Internet Café, 51st and Southern Avenues in Laveen, celebrates its first anniversary on Dec. 21.
The café, which features a menu of sandwiches, pitas, smoothies, soups, ice cream and snacks, is owned by Laveen resident Marcus Moody. In addition to the restaurant with seating and catering services, Smoothie Run also offers local delivery through a variety of ways:
- UberEats – delivers 11 a.m.to 8:30 p.m., any day.
- GrubHub – delivers 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
- Smoothie Run App – delivers 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5-8:30 p.m., Monday-Friday.
“This is an important milestone,” Moody said. “We opened so there would be a healthy option for eating out in Laveen. The Laveen community has been very welcoming.”
Because the café offers free WiFi and has computers, tablets and a printer available, it has become a popular place for Laveen business owners to meet and for families to stop by. Smoothie Run also partners with a variety of local schools and clubs to assist in their fundraising, including Live Pure Kids, Eagle College Prep, Laveen Elementary School, Desert Meadows Elementary and Playmakers Sports.
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Laveen Dairy Releases Annual Eggnog
Laveen-based Danzeisen Dairy has released its seasonal Eggnog, an annual favorite Valleywide.
A spokeswoman said Danzeisen Dairy recently celebrated its two-year anniversary of the opening of its creamery and bottling plant. This is the second year the dairy has been making eggnog.
The dairy also is selling its farm fresh butter in three flavors, Sweet Cream, Cinnamon Sugar and Rosemary Garlic. These are only available at their creamery store.
Danzeisen is a family-run dairy that has operated for more than 50 years in Laveen. Its products are found Valleywide in grocery stores such as AJ’s Fine Foods, Safeway and more.
Fresh milk and butter products can be purchased directly from the dairy creamery store at 6024 W. Southern Ave., Laveen. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit www.danzeisendairy.com for more information.
Scooptacular Adds Holiday Flavors
Laveen-based ice cream shop, Scooptacular, is offering several of its favorite holiday flavors, including Cinnamon, Gingerbread and Creme Brûlée. Owner Nindi Wadhwa said the Cinnamon is a particular local favorite.
Also, Scooptacular is introducing this year the Yeti, a snowman made of ice cream. “This white chocolate, peppermint and espresso flavored treat is highlighted by its ability to compound flavor on your palate. The next bite becomes better than the last,” Wadhwa said.
Visit www.scooptacular.net for more information.
This article first appeared in the December issue of the South Mountain District News.
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