Schwartz joins dental practice in Oro Valley

Dr. Gregory Schwartz, DDS, has joined the Oro Valley dental practice of Dr. Robert Hohenstein, DDS.

Hohenstein & Schwartz, PLLC is located at 2512 E. Vistoso Commerce Loop in Oro Valley.

Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and has been practicing in the Tucson area since 1998. Dr. Hohenstein has been practicing dentistry in Oro Valley for the past 17 years.

They may be reached at 797-4844.



Business group recruits mentors at Feb. 2 event

SCORE, the small business mentorship program, is seeking volunteers.

The program is conducting a "mingle and munch" gathering this Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 1610 East River Road, suite 117. "Perhaps you will find a satisfaction niche that tickles your fancy," a release said.

SCORE needs working professionals, retired executives and others with business experience with time to give as ambassadors, workshop or seminar coordinators, or roundtable facilitators.

Call 690-5008, or go to



Start Smart biz workshop at library Feb. 11

A free Start Smart business workshop is planned for Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Nanini Library, 7300 N. Shannon.

The workshop runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Participants can find "the right tools to make an educated decision" on where to go with a business idea. "Learn what it takes to get a new business off the ground," a release said. "All the basics are available at this free workshop."

Start Smart is presented by the Southern Arizona chapter of SCORE, the mentorship organization for small business. Its newest local mentor is Ray Baxter, an entrepreneur in the baking industry. Baxter was president and chief executive officer of Interbake Foods, a $300 million niche baking company that makes cookies for the annual Girl Scouts sales and conducts other food services. Baxter, with an MBA from Harvard, is known for his training programs in leadership, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal relationships.

For information, call 670-5008, or go to


Electronics can be recycled this Saturday at store

A free electronics waste recycling event is being held this Saturday, Jan. 30 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Whole Foods Markets, 7133 N. Oracle Road.

Partners in the event are Whole Foods, the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, World Care and Westech Recyclers. They anticipate "collecting tons of unwanted televisions, computers, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, cables and cords" during the event, a release said.

"Electronics waste is a pressing problem in Arizona and throughout the country and the proper handling and disposal of it can become a great opportunity as well," said ADEQ Director Benjamin H. Grumbles. "This is our eighth big e-waste recycling event in Arizona and we'll be sponsoring similar recycling round-ups throughout the state in the coming year. We should always remember in our daily lives the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle."

"We hope residents and businesses alike join us in taking advantage of this free recycling event," said Sonja Brown, Whole Foods marketing supervisor.

Westech has been recycling the state's electronic material for more than 14 years and is the primary recycling partner of most of Arizona's towns and cities.

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