Category Archives: Our People Rock

Paper Clouds Apparel Benefit Concert!!

On May 9th, Paper Clouds Apparel is throwing a benefit concert for two local boys fighting cancer:

Jeremy (recently turned 21) and Zach (an 18-year-old high school senior).

In order to help them out, PCA has teamed up with RockBar in Scottsdale and some incredible bands to throw a concert, with proceeds going to these young men. Please come out and help show your support!!

Click here to find out more about the event!!

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MVP: Miranda Beller

Our company is highly dedicated to the amazing people that we are surrounded by every day. On a quarterly basis, our managers come together and select MVP’s for their stores. We love highlighting our incredible staff, so we want you to get to know one of our most recently awarded:

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What is one of your favorite quotes?

 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

If you could see 24 hours into the future what would you do with this ability?

 I would check the weather to see where I would want to travel to next.

If you could have a drink with someone from history who would it be?

 My great grandmother.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger person?

 My experience with school and working two jobs has made me stronger.

Which would you rather have, 100 million dollars or true love?

True love.

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Upward Comedy: Kristin Humphrey

Please give a warm welcome to the one and the only:Hump2Kristin Humphrey!

Kristin plays a dynamic role as server/bartender at Postino Central. She was recently awarded MVP for the Quarter because of her untouchable energy, ability to continually cast light over her team members, and production of ever-lasting experiences with guests. (No, literally there are guests who are never going to forget her…)

With a little help from some co-workers, Kristin has decided to steal the scene on a different stage: stand-up comedy. She’s never been one for stage fright, so when handed a mic, she took it and ran. Performing 2-3 nights a week, she channels her passion for making people laugh, combined with her free spirit, into quite possibly her favorite hobby.

This coming Friday, February 27th, Kristin will be performing at Stand Up Scottsdale’s You’ve Got the Goods! Come out and support one of our talented team members.

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Can’t wait to see Kristin preform live THIS FRIDAY? Get the down low here!

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MVP: James Anderson

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Young James (who is not so young anymore) started with Upward Projects 4 years ago and has become a staple behind the bar.

James started at Windsor, helped open Federal Pizza and Joyride Eastside, and is now full-time behind the bar at Joyride Central. Amongst his success with our company, most recently, he not only received MVP of the Quarter, but was also awarded “Best Beverage Knowledge for 2014” at Joyride Central. Try saying all of that in one breath…

Here are a few interesting facts about him that you may not know!

1. What song always makes you happy when you hear it?

Tame Impaula – Mind Mischief, hands down. Every time.

2. What do you love most about being a bartender?

Aside from talking to all of the interesting people that sit at the bar at our concepts, I am truly passionate about making drinks that people thoroughly enjoy. The expression on a person’s face when they love something they have never tried before, makes me feel so great!!

3. What do you currently have as the wallpaper of your cell phone?

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4. Would you rather have legs as long as your fingers, or fingers as long as your legs?

Ew. If I absolutely had to choose, I’d have to go with fingers as long as my legs. It kind of reminds me of that guy who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest fingernails… that’s what I would envision for myself.

5. Who is your all-time idol?

Rick Rubin. He’s an American record producer, co-founder for Def Jam Records and involved with so many other things – just an incredible dude. He discovered the Beastie Boys & Red Hot Chili Peppers… how could he not be my idol? He also does a lot for the community and is passionate about everything he does.

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Instagram Favorites: Round 15

If you follow us on Instagram (if you don’t, you better start!), you know that we love to post photos documenting current projects, our favorite items,  amazing finds, and your experiences at our restaurants! Here’s a snapshot of some of the most recent ones that make us smile…

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Want to see your image on here? Make sure you tag your images on instagram with #windsoraz, #churnaz, #upwardprojects, #postino, #federalpizza or #joyridetacohouse!!

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