East Valley Living - EVLiving.com – An Interactive Online Community Resource for Business, Information, News, Dining, and Events in Phoenix Arizona East Valley, Announces One-Year Anniversary

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East Valley Living (http://www.EVLiving.com/) a Forden Gorden venture, is proud to announce their one-year anniversary.

Incorporated on November 10, 2003, Forden Gorden Ventures, Inc. launched their first venture, East Valley Living, an interactive community resource for business, information, news, dining, and events in the East Valley, within one week of incorporation. The East Valley Living community resource website went live to serve the East Valley community on November 17, 2003.

East Valley Living owners, Kathleen Forden and Kathleen Gorden both reside in Chandler, Arizona and operate several businesses within the East Valley area. “The concept for EVLiving.com - Your Guide to the East Valley, materialized after evaluating the Phoenix-Mesa (East Valley) metropolitan area of Arizona, and determining a need for a resource guide to represent the communities in which we live and work,” said Publisher and Editor, Kathleen Forden.

Operations Manager, Kathleen (Kathee) Gorden added, “Our launch was right on target. In fact, our growth far exceeded our expectations within the first 60 days of operation. In response to the community’s input, by 90 days, we completely redesigned the navigation of our site and integrated new software in anticipation of expected growth over the next two years."

East Valley Living is a community-focused resource for Phoenix area businesses, city demographics, community information, dining, events, and news about the Phoenix Mesa East Valley area and surrounding communities. According to Publisher Kathleen Forden, “We encourage the community’s involvement with East Valley Living by inviting them to list their business and bar and dining establishments in our free, no-obligation directories, and to submit news, events and press releases for publication on East Valley Living.”

“We’re proud of the products we offer to the East Valley community,” Kathleen (Kathee) Gorden, EVLiving’s Operations Manager said. “In addition to a variety of professionally written articles and columns of interest to the community, EVLiving.com also offers a wealth of quality resources and useful, up-to-date statistics at your fingertips.“

East Valley Living encourages East Valley business professionals to submit articles for publication in the Health and Feature’s area, which have become the most visited areas of http://www.EVLiving.com/ next to the business http://www.evliving.com/directory/ and dining http://www.evliving.com/dining/ directories and city information http://www.evliving.com/cities.php

East Valley Living supports its community. As part of their community outreach, they have proudly sponsored area businesses and non-profits by providing promotional advertising for a variety of companies and events. These have included the FBR Open (formerly Phoenix Open,) the Maricopa County Fair, Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network (APARN) Pug-a-Palooza, Blue Cross “Ageless Heroes” Program, October Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the grand opening of the new IKEA store in Tempe, Arizona.

“Traffic has increased at the rate of more than 3,500 additional visitors each month since EVLiving.com’s launch. Thousands of active and returning visitors regularly access local news, local events, seasonal events and the exceptional material submitted by the East Valley Living columnists,” reported Kathleen (Kathee) Gorden.

People interested in the East Valley community have accessed over 4.8 million pages of information specific to the East Valley since its inception. “In addition”, Kathleen Forden added, “our tagline, ‘Your GUIDE to the East Valley’ became the community’s reality very early on, as the community responded by regularly providing EVLiving.com with content, press releases and event related material for publication. We are truly an interactive community resource.“

East Valley Living has achieved exceptional placement in the search engines for many key words and key phrases related to the East Valley and as a result gets a large variety of highly targeted traffic from people who are seeking Phoenix dining, Chandler dining, Phoenix restaurants, Phoenix news, Phoenix business, and East Valley business in addition to real estate and relocation information.

EVLiving.com features:

  • Business directory


  • Bars and Dining directory


  • Dining Reviews


  • Business Showcase, an advertiser-sponsored section that showcases businesses in the East Valley


  • Entertainment and Movie reviews


  • An advice column that offers intelligent, common sense solutions to everyday problems


  • Holiday and Seasonal Guide, an advertiser-sponsored section that showcases seasonal ads and events


  • Health features articles about fitness, solutions to everyday living, heart health, monthly health tips and overall health and wellness


  • Featured articles by East Valley area contributors provide information about art, astronomy, business, community, financial, home décor, hypnosis, legal planning, and sales solutions
  • Ideas and factual information about growing the community and enhancing life in the East Valley
  • City information, demographics, local news and events, schools, zip codes
  • Free public service announcements
  • Access to Phoenix and East Valley area real estate MLS


  • No obligation relocation packages
  • News feeds with access to popular news sources
  • Calendar of Events

Coming Soon:

  • Classifieds
  • Golf Articles and Reviews
  • Travel

About EVLiving.com

EVLiving.com, a Forden Gorden venture, is the most comprehensive, interactive online community-focused resource for business, dining, entertainment, events, information, and news in the Phoenix Mesa East Valley area of Arizona and surrounding communities. This online resource guide covers news and community events from Phoenix to Apache Junction, and includes cities in-between such as Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale/Paradise Valley metropolitan areas.


About Forden Gorden Ventures, Inc.

Forden Gorden Ventures, Inc. is an Arizona Corporation established to manage ventures conducted between Idea Avenue, Inc. and Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership. http://www.fordengorden.com/

About Idea Avenue

Idea Avenue is a professional consulting and ventures firm offering complete project conceptualizing, implementation and management services in the areas of Creative Development, Marketing, Organizational Transformation, Project Management, Events, Research, Software and Technology Design. http://www.ideaave.com/

About Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership

Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership (AZhttp) is an Integrated Marketing services firm, providing solutions for Print, Radio, TV and Web, including Internet marketing and search engine optimization and strives to satisfy the diverse needs of the high-tech professional communities by providing resources and manpower for a wide variety of industrial, commercial, association and governmental entities. http://www.azhttp.com/

For additional information, contact both EVLiving.com principals at info@evliving.com or call 480.303-1113.

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