Arizona Department of Transportation businesses sponsor 511 signs

The Arizona Department of Transportation is allowing businesses to sponsor 511 travel information signs.

Good day, readers! Do you remember Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures, which I mentioned back in April?

Well, that is where we’ll start today. The new brick-and-mortar shop is now open, and a grand-opening celebration is set from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 15. It will feature refreshments, giveaways and more throughout the day, owner Lorraine Zomok said.

The business features eight rooms with different themes that sell items ranging from artisans to sparkling bling, according to Zomok. Specialty vendors currently listed online include Auntie La La’s Boutique (baby clothing) and Dan’s Custom Pottery.

The Historic Downtown Glendale shop, led by Lorraine along with her husband Bud and her brother Kenn Clark, previously operated under a shop-within-a-shop model at Gracie’s Marketplace and Zola Bell’s Vintage Emporium. Memory Lane Trinkets and Treasures is at 5836 W. Palmaire Avenue, northwest of Palmaire Avenue and 58th Drive. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook @memorylaneglendale.

Head farther north in the city and you may stumble across iLash and More, 9420 N. 59th Avenue, Unit A-201, Suite 15, northwest of Utopia Road and 59th Avenue. Specials during the month of May at this beauty salon include the $75 classic, $100 for the hybrid and $125 for volume. But that’s just a start. Plenty more services seem to be in store. Speaking of “store,” iLash and More sells products, too — from lash cleansers to make-up/travel bags and sleeping masks. Check it out. For more information, visit or find it on Facebook or Instagram @ilashandmore.

Moving along, the Arizona Department of Transportation is allowing businesses to sponsor 511 travel information signs. Through ADOT’s 511 Arizona Traveler Information program, qualifying companies — food, gas, lodging, camping, attractions and 24-hour pharmacies — can list their logos on 60-by-18 inch signs below 511 travel information signs along freeways in the greater Phoenix and Tucson areas. One year’s participation costs $4,325 in advance, which benefits the Arizona State Highway Fund to maintain and repair highways. For more information, contact 855-712-4500 or or

And finally, let’s get into the local chamber for an event.

The Downtown Glendale Merchant and Stakeholder Meeting is returning. For the past several months, we have been discussing this downtown meeting, which this time is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 11. The first half hour is dedicated to check-ins, light refreshments and networking, while the meeting will occupy the final portion. The event will be once again held at Off the Cuff, 5817 W. Glendale Avenue, next to the Cuff restaurant. This event is targeted at individuals who own a downtown business or even just have some sort of stake in the success of the community. It is suggested that guests bring business cards, as networking aside there will be a door prize drawing. Bringing a door prize related to your business is suggested, too. For more information, contact Glendale Chamber President and CEO Robert Heidt at 623-937-4754 or

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!