Business to Business | February 10 – 16, 2010

Stop in for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Heart and Soul Café. Owners Sheila Bryson and Jared Duncan offer an exciting menu that includes Mexican, Mediterranean and American foods. You will want to try more than one entrée while you’re there so you might want to invite a friend or two or three! 4705 E. Carefree Highway in the Shops at Dove Valley, 480-595-7300.

If you want to have an “I can’t believe how cute they are” moment or perhaps a whole string of those moments, visit You’ll fall in love time and again with one puppy after another. Better yet, treat yourself to a personal ‘cuteness’ visit and make one yours for keeps. Call Bolognese of Phoenix at 602-266-9270 or 480-773-9845.

Active Helping Services offers affordable, short-term counseling directed toward helping you get better at feeling better. You do this by acquiring more efficient thinking tools in an individualized change program. Call Ralph J. Strauss Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist at 480-596-6644 for an appointment. His office is located at 7047 E. Greenway Parkway, N. Scottsdale. For more information visit

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Valley Audiology listens to those who seek to hear better

By Marielle D. Marne | February 10, 2010

barbara friedman of valley audiologyCAREFREE – Personalized, one-on-one service, that's what you'll find with Barbara Friedman of Valley Audiology. For the past 16 years, Friedman has been working with folks in the Valley to assure they can hear the quiet whispers of the desert, the serenade of the songbirds, the coyotes howling in the distance.

"I love what I do. I enjoy being able to make a difference," she said.

She sees people of all ages, by appointment, and explained her patients come first. She can tailor her audio services to the individual as far as price, hearing and family. Friedman said she offers many brands of hearing aids, whatever the patient needs or requests.

To hear what you've been missing, phone Friedman at 602-576-2988.