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Small Business Series

Scottsdale Economic Development Department's Small Business Series presents "Keeping with the Code." Join us at the Eureka Loft within the Civic Center Library, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 11, for an informative presentation from the City of Scottsdale's Code Enforcement Department. For more information and to register, please contact Mark Paratore at 480-312-2038 or Also, to view previous presentations, visit Choose Scottsdale's media page.


eBay Small Business Challenge

eBay Inc. and its subsidiary PayPal have offices in Scottsdale. These employees have expressed a desire to connect with the communities where they live and work. From that desire, the local program of eBay's Small Business Challenge was born. 


The Small Business Challenge gives employees at eBay Inc. the opportunity to spend 10 percent of their working time with a team of like-minded employees, partnering with a local small business or non-profit to learn about their operations and solve IT challenges they have identified. This work is donated for free, as a community service.


Merchants wishing to take advantage of free IT work must submit an application. The Scottsdale offices of eBay Inc. will be accepting applications from local businesses through July 18, 2014. Between the beginning of August and the week of Nov. 3, a team of four to six eBay employees will donate 10 percent of their working time to help the chosen business or non-profit solve issues. 

Ambassador Don

Getting to Know Your Ambassadors

Austin moved here from Pueblo, Colorado, to attend ASU. He is employed as a social director - so he gets to be a tourist every day. Austin loves horseback riding (what better place than in Scottsdale!), is an avid gardener and enjoys to give back to the community he loves by being an Ambassador. A resident of Scottsdale for 11 years, he considers himself a “Scottsdalelite” or "Scottsdalian" as he loves anything and everything Scottsdale. His favorites are the Artisan Market's ArtBridge Thursdays and the Thursday night ArtWalks along with attending the Arabian Horse Show. 


Neighborhood Watch Celebration

The city is hosting a Neighborhood Watch Celebration to provide neighborhood leaders with the tools needed to unite their areas and create safer neighborhoods.

The city is seeking your help in these ways:

  • Donations for raffle prizes. Neighborhood leaders will use prizes for October’s communitywide G.A.I.N – Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods.
  • If your company offers items to promote personal or neighborhood safety, we would like you to display your items at the Neighborhood Watch Celebration in September.

For more information about making a donation or exhibiting, contact Joy Racine at 480-312-2342 or Learn more about the celebration and G.A.I.N.


Downtown Construction News

  1. Work on the waterline replacement project along Sixth Avenue is nearing completion. The drainage improvement project along 5th Avenue is set to begin Monday, July 14. The project requires 5th Avenue be fully closed between Craftsman Court and Scottsdale Road. Sidewalks will remain open, but on-street parking, through traffic and parking structure access will be closed. Temporary trolley stops will be set up during the closure. Outreach has taken place over the past year with merchants and property owners to prepare them for construction activity and a website has more information.

  2. This summer the aging sewer line will be replaced along Wells Fargo Avenue from the Main Street alignment to Second Street, along Second Street to Drinkwater Boulevard then south along Drinkwater Boulevard to Osborn Road. The city intends to begin construction in July with an anticipated completion date of November 2014. For additional information please contact Project Manager Eric Waldo at 480-312-7245 or

Upcoming Events In and Around Downtown:

Summer Splash Down, Noon - 1 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 7340 E. Indian Plaza


Innovation Arizona Summit, Aug. 14, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Contact Jeremy at




The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has free admission 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. every Thursday, 7374 E. Second St., 480-874-4666


ArtWalk, 7 - 9 p.m., on Main St. & Marshall Way, SPECIAL Summer Spectacular on July 10 with live entertainment and gallery receptions. Contact for more information




Old Town Farmers Market, 7 - 11 a.m., 3806 N. Brown Ave. For more information contact


Food Truck Caravan, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., at 5th Avenue & Goldwater Blvd. For more information call Lori at 480-251-1769


Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours, The second Saturday of every month, beginning and ending at the Old Adobe Mission. For more details and reservations please contact Ace at or 480-634-6850 

Woman by pool

The City of Scottsdale’s official Downtown Scottsdale website has been re-engineered to deliver an effortless user experience on desktop and mobile platforms. We encourage you to take it for a spin and let us know what you think! Are you a Downtown business? Please assist us by sending your updated information on this Business Info Form. Your updated information for this free listing is critical.


Other Event Calendars:

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau events page

Events that have submitted for permits

City of Scottsdale events and public meetings


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