Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St.
Created By Phoenix: Politics on the Rocks, Charles A. Jensen
Politics on the Rocks is honored to host Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform on Thursday, May 5th 6:00 PM at Hotel Valley Ho located at 6850 E. Main St in Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480-248-2000). This free event will take place in the SoHo Ballroom which is located near front entrance & valet drop. We will be giving a complimentary hard back edition of Grover Norquist’s Best-Selling book “Leave Us Alone” to the first 300 people that arrive. Also speaking is Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend. We would like to thank our marketing partner Scottsdale Nights and photographer Christopher Cashak (http://www.christophercashak.com/).
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) was founded by Grover Norquist in 1985 at President Ronald Reagan’s request. ATR is a coalition of taxpayer groups, individuals and businesses opposed to higher taxes at the federal, state and local levels. ATR organizes the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, which asks all candidates for federal and state office to commit themselves in writing to oppose all tax increases. In the 112th Congress, 237 House members and 41 Senators have taken the pledge. On the state level, 13 governors and 1249 state legislators have taken the pledge. In the words of Newt Gingrich, Grover Norquist is “the person who I regard as the most innovative, creative, courageous and entrepreneurial leader of the anti-tax efforts and of conservative grassroots activism in America . . . He has truly made a difference and truly changed American history.” Mr. Norquist holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, both from Harvard University. He currently lives in Washington, DC. For more info on ATR check out their website at http://www.ATR.org/
Doug Ducey is the Arizona State Treasurer and former CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. He took office January 3, 2011 as Arizona’s 32nd State Treasurer. As Arizona’s Chief Banker and Investment Officer, Treasurer Ducey oversees more than $10.2 billion in state assets and serves as an investment manager for local governments. Doug came to Arizona in 1982 to attend Arizona State University where he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1986. He worked his way through college at Hensley & Co., the local Anheuser-Busch distributorship. Upon graduation, he joined Procter & Gamble and began a career in sales and marketing. There he was trained in management, preparing him for his role as partner and CEO of Cold Stone Creamery. When he and his business partner sold the company in 2007, Cold Stone had grown from a local scoop shop to more than over 1,400 locations in all 50 states and 10 countries. Doug then committed to an entrepreneurial pursuit in Scottsdale where he became the lead investor and Chairman of the Board for iMemories. For more info on Doug Ducey please visit this website: http://www.aztreasury.gov/biographies/dougDucey.html
Every month Politics on the Rocks champions a charity in the valley. This month we are working with Operation Homefront. Local artist Lucretia Torva has created an oil painting of fallen soldier SPC Robert "Ski" Donevski who died a hero in Afghanistan January 16, 2010. His actions saved 19 people and he has been awarded 12 medals including the Silver Star and Purple Heart. She painted this portrait not only to represent Robert for his parents, also as a representation of all people who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Robert Donevski's proud Mother will be in attendance and, if you feel so inspired, you may donate in Robert's name to Operation Homefront: http://www.operationhomefront.net/arizona/default.as
We are very excited to partner up with the historic Hotel Valley Ho for our upcoming event. Hotel Valley Ho was cool back in 1956 when it first opened its doors, before Downtown Scottsdale was downtown. It's every bit as chic now, after an expansive but meticulously groomed 2005 renovation. Check out their website: http://www.hotelvalleyho.com/
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