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/ 202 buzz / chatter around the loop BY LOUISE STIDHAM tempe House of Tricks owner named Business Woman of the Year Co-owner and operator of restaurant House of Tricks, Robin Trick, was named the 2012 Business Woman of the Year by the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. The restaurateur received the recognition at the 17th annual Women in Business Conference and Trade show help by the Chamber at the Buttes, a Marriot Resort. Trick has been running the restaurant for the past 25 years and has served and currently serves in a number of organizations in the Tempe community. Her leadership, community involvement and excellence in her field were key factors to receive the distinguished professional accolade. gilbert Gilbert resident is a top-12 contestant in America’s Next Top Model contest Brittany Brown, 18, a Chandler-Gilbert community college student with an undeclared major and Gilbert resident is competing at the America’s Next top Model show cycle 19, College Edition. The CW network TV show will award the winner a prize package to launch a modeling career as well as help continue earning a college degree. An important piece of the college edition version is the requirement to have fans and supporters to cast votes on specific dates when pictures are posted on the show’s website. Online voting will be essential to selecting a final winner. Brown is the only Arizona contestant. mesa Charitable shoe store opens in Mesa Passionate about footwear, sisters Christine Ellis and Sheila Michel, recently opened a store in Mesa on the Southwest corner of Broadway & Lindsay road. The duo, hoping to combine their passion for shoes and desire to help other women find bargain priced designer options are planning to create an exciting experience for each shopper. In addition to offering one-of-a-kind products, they also give a portion of their profits to organizations and charities providing services for women. Step-in Women’s Designer Shoes is located at 2665 E Broadway Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204. Mesa’s Arizona Massage Therapist of the Year Massage Envy Phoenix, a co-op of 27 massage clinics and part of the nation’s largest massage therapy provider, is pleased to announce Kristen Perron of the Massage Envy Spa in Mesa, Ariz. (at the crossroads of Power & McKellips) as the Arizona Massage Therapist of the Year. Perron received the award at the Annual Arizona Awards Banquet recently held at SkySong in Tempe, Arizona. Perron holds her Master Massage Therapist degree from Collinson School of Therapeutics and Massage and is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with more than 1,500 hours of continuing education credits since she became a licensed massage therapist. Her professional development hours are primarily in deep therapy and medical massage therapy. In 2011, Perron volunteered at three schools, helping special needs and underprivileged children and she recently volunteered with autistic children in a classroom setting. 10 202 MAGAZINE \ JULY 2012 \ 202magazine.com