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Aug. 29 to Sept. 11

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Consero Group gathers many of the top executives at major companies to a Customer Experience Forum in Phoenix.

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Featured Event Is A Gathering Of Hundreds Of High Level Corporate Executives Of Fortune 500 Companies At Wild Horse Pass Casino


By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

Aug. 29, 2012 — Consero Group, a company that creates intimate, invitation-only events for senior-level executives will host its second annual Customer Experience Forum from September 9 to 11 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix.

“Our program is designed to empower Customer Experience executives, who are charged with optimizing service while aggressively reducing costs and staying competitive,” says Jessica Druckman, Co-Founder and Vice President of Program Development of Consero.

The 2012 Customer Experience Forum program will cover a wide array of topics, including leveraging social and mobile media, analyzing customer experience data, integrating customer experience plans throughout an organization, employee engagement, and cost-optimization.

The Customer Experience Forum faculty include representatives from the following companies:
  • Kohl’s Department Stores
  • USAA
  • DIRECTV, Inc.
  • ShopNBC
  • Vonage
  • Contact Centers of America
  • American Red Cross
  • Orbitz Worldwide
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Scotiabank
  • BMO Financial
  • Constellation Energy
  • Rockwell Automation
  • Netflix
  • Fidelity Investments
  • ADT Security Services
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Nissan North America, Inc.
  • GE Energy – Environmental Services
  • Yamaha Corporation of America
  • Bank of America
  • T-Mobile
  • CUNA Mutual Group
  • The Hartford
  • Avnet
  • Oracle
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Aug. 29

The day after the primary election, the Arizona democratic party will hold a Unity celebration which will also introduce the democratic candidates for the general election at 5 p.m. in the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Ave., Phoenix. For more information, visit or contact Rebecca Pringle at or 602-234-6821.

Aug. 31 to Sept. 1

Beginning Aug. 31 and continuing to Sept. 1, events will be held across the globe to protest Japanese dolphin harvesting. At Japanese embassies around the world on Aug. 31, petitions will be presented asking the Japanese government to stop the killings in the village of Taiji. For more information on the global events, visit Petitions can be signed at In Phoenix, supporters will gather at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 1 at the northwest corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe. For more information, contact Patricia Cady at

Sept. 1 to Sept. 3

Operation Spam I Am is a public event created by Anonymous Occupy The Whitehouse. This organization is asking everyone to spam the internet from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, by repeatedly posting about Project D.C. Project D.C. is an Occupy movement plans to occupy Washington D.C. on Nov. 5.
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Sept. 2

A group of local activists will restart their Guadalupe Clean Up project which had been suspended during the summer. Those interested should gather at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 5445 E Calle San Angelo at noon. For more information, visit

Sept. 3

Improving Birth National Rally For Change will be represented in Phoenix Sept. 3 when activists gather at 5 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hospital, 350 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Organizers are promoting the event as, “a peaceful rally to bring awareness of unnecessary induction and Caesarean section. For more information, visit

Sept. 4

The Green Chamber and the Arizona Small Business Association will hold their monthly Green Drinks event at Phoenix Airport Aloft, 4450 E. Washington Ave., Phoenix, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

The Palo Verde Group of the Sierra Club will hold their open monthly meeting Sept. 4 at the Quality Inn and Suites, 202 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, at 6:30 p.m. Issues expected to be discussed include: national, state, and local conservation policies, desert preservation, forest protection, wildlife and endangered species, growth management. The meeting is open to non-members of the Sierra Club. For more information, visit

Sept. 6

Current and former Occupy supporters are encouraging like-minded individuals to take a light-heartedly serious look at the future of creating change and are hosting a Cult of the Yellow Sign Outreach to Occupy Protestors event at Aside of Heart, 901 N. 5th St., Phoenix at 7 p.m. According to the group’s Facebook page, “Tried Protesting and taking your demands to City Council? Did it Work? Why keep Occupying public spaces when you could toil for mindless Armageddon. The Government didn't listen so let's raise the demon! the cult is an equal opportunity employer, Cultists are not to be confused with Ninjas.” For more information, visit

Sept. 7

Harder Development’s Two-Part Art + Mural + Silent Auction community event to raise funds for Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona will conclude Sept. 7 at 6 p.m., at the Great Paint Escape 335 W. McDowell, Phoenix, including a silent auction. Participating artists include: (curator) Hugo Medina, Sebastien Millon, JB Snyder, Angel Diaz, Katie Beltran, Amanda Adkins, Colton Brock, Pablo Luna, Thomas Breeze Marcus, Gennaro Garcia and Aaron Johnson. Videographers Salvador featured DJ Shane Kennedy, snacks and beverages donated by local businesses, and paint supplies donated by Calle 16 for Free Arts participants and artists. For more information, visit

Sept. 8

As part of the run-up to the The 2012 AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run is a 5K event Oct. 21, a free Health Fair and Mini AIDS Walk will be held Sept. 8 beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until 6 p.m. at Eastlake Park, 1540 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Included in the event will be free testing and entertainment. For more information, visit

The Sierra Club will be hosting a Pine Mountain Wilderness Remediation Sept. 8 and 9. Pine Mountain, the highest point on the Verde River Rim, is an "island" of tall ponderosa pine and Douglas fir surrounded by desert mountains and hot dry mesas covered in pinion and juniper, cut by rugged canyons. The rim overlooks the Verde River with fine views out across the desert. This overnight weekend trip will focus on non-native plant remediation and removal using traditional non-mechanized wilderness tools. For more information, contact Sam Frank at 928-350-2204, or at

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