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What makes a Dentist the Best?

by The Editor for Finance

chandler dentist kelly jorn cook dds

Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS, has been chosen three years in a row as the Best Chandler Dentist by readers of the local publication East Valley Tribune, in an open reader survey where locals vote their choices on the best restaurants, shopping, nightlife, food, entertainment, things to do, services and more.  The winners are based on popularity.

Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS’ popularity is based on the quality of service and patient experience provided.   They constantly work to exceed expectations.  If you want to be treated as a VIP, you have come to the right place.  Even if you don’t want VIP treatment, you’re still in the right place.  Kelly and his staff have a lot of compassion for their patients and cater to patients who have dental anxiety.  Kelly loves beautiful smiles and beautiful music. So, he blended those two loves into his unique creation: a dental practice designed to take your attention off of the dental procedure in a stress-free anti-anxiety dental environment, with the rock and roll décor and great tunes.  Additionally, conscious oral sedation is available for patients with extreme dental anxiety.

True Dental Artistry

Kelly excels in blending artistry and his technical ability to give you the smile you want and deserve!  Beyond great general dentistry, Kelly is recognized for his talent in creating remarkable smiles.  His practice provides full service: general and family dentistry, crowns, bridges, root canals, dentures, dental implants and all-on-4 hybrid dentures. His specialty is creating beautiful smiles.

Treatment options are provided and discussed based on each patient’s individual desires. Patients frequently ask what’s the best method to permanently improve their smile or to replace missing teeth.   Communications are key and Kelly provides his patients with options and recommendations so they can make the best choice.

Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS in Chandler, Arizona has served patients in the East Valley for 30 years.   Most dental insurance PPOs are accepted, and third-party financing is available.

Whether you have a question about missing teeth or just require routine dental hygiene visits, we invite you to become a part of our dental family.

You can visit us online to learn more about us or any dental topic of your choice at Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS

Kelly Jorn Cook, DDS
3800 W. Ray Rd, Ste 19
Chandler, AZ 85226

Tel: (480) 899-4477


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The Book Balancer

by The Editor for Finance


Need help with your TAXES?? Want someone you can TRUST??
Your answer is here at The Book Balancer!!!

We’re a local Tax and Accounting firm that’s proud to call Ahwatukee our home. We started here over 10 years ago and continue to grow in this
great community.

We’re offering a “Senior Special” to our local Senior Citizens on their taxes of only $159.00 for a standard return. We’ll even come to you to get all your information.

Give us a call today to take advantage of this great deal!!!

The Book Balancer
4001 E. Mountain Sky Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85044


**Extension Deadline is October 15th**

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Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble

by The Editor for Finance

Tempe Symphonic Wind EnsembleThe Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble was organized in the fall of 1990 and is composed of 46 of the finest musicians from the Phoenix metropolitan area. These musicians are dedicated to the performance of outstanding wind/band literature and have provided the Valley of the Sun with a special cultural experience of the highest quality.

We wanted to let you know about our exciting upcoming concert.


Sunday, November 9, 2014, 3:00 PM at Tempe Center for the Arts

“A Veterans Day Salute”

Location: Our concerts are held on center stage in the newly constructed Tempe Center for the Arts Lakeside Facility located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway.

Directions and Map Link


A musical tribute to the members of our armed forces with stirring patriotic music and special guest soloist, Brian Wilson, on euphonium. Selections by composers John Philip Sousa and John Williams along with Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” will be performed.

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Economic Notes for the Week of March 18th

by Karl Schroeder for Finance

(+) The most heavily-looked at report last week, retail sales, registered a stronger-than-expected result for February, up +1.1% versus a consensus estimate of +0.5%.  The headline figure was aided by a +5.0% gain in gas station sales (in line with higher gasoline prices).  Auto sales and building materials, both cyclical and choppy month-to-month, were up +1.1% and helped the overall results.  The next level of ‘cleaned-up’ data, retail sales ex-autos, gained a still-respectable +1.0% that beat the expected +0.5%.  Lastly, the ‘core/control’ retail sales number (which excludes autos, gasoline and building materials, and represents the figure that corresponds most closely to the consumer spending segment of the quarterly GDP report) gained +0.4%, double the expected +0.2% increase.  In addition, increases were broad, with strong results in ‘general merchandise,’ food/beverage and online sales.  What this tells us is that purchasing activity continues to improve—despite some fears of slowing due to this year’s payroll tax increases.  While still fairly low, this remains a tailwind in our favor.
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Economic Notes for the Week of March 11th

by Karl Schroeder for Finance

(+) The ISM Non-Manufacturing Index for February came in better than the expected 55.0 level with a small increase to 56.0.  New orders and business activity were higher, while employment deteriorated a bit (although still in expansionary territory).  Inventory expansion was also slightly higher.  Interestingly, anecdotal comments in the survey responses were optimistic with a general theme that business was ‘picking up’ in several industries in a more diversified way.

(+) Factory orders for January fell -2.0%, which was a touch better than the forecasted decline of -2.2%.  A large decline in aircraft orders (defense and non-defense—both of which are a ‘choppy’ series) accounted for a good portion of the result.  While ‘core’ (non-defense, non-aircraft) capital goods shipments fell -1.1% during the month, on the positive side, forward-looking core orders came in at a strong +7.2%. 
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Economic Notes for the Week of February 25th

by Karl Schroeder for Finance

(0) The CPI inflation number for January was flat, which was a bit less than the slight increase of +0.1% expected.  However, the core inflation number—which excludes more volatile food and energy prices—gained +0.3% as opposed to an expected +0.2%.  The difference was mainly due to an energy price decline in the headline figure, as well as marginal gains in apparel, tuition/child care and tobacco in the core number.  Year-over-year, the headline inflation number was up +1.6% and core +1.9%.  Similarly, the Producer Price Index for January rose +0.2% which was a tick below the expected +0.3% increase (and a year-over-year result of +1.4%).  The core number rose by an identical amount, in line with expectations.
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