Scouting for V4 | We Want to Hear From You!

A promotional graphic for The Scout Guide announcing their scouting for Volume 4 with elegant stylized text overlaying images of the previous edition guidebooks, accented by decorative elements including green leaves and sliced oranges on a white dish, set against a soft blue backdrop.

Privileged to be a sought-after resource for residents and visitors alike, we frequently field questions about the best of the best: from healthcare providers to home and gift stores, boutiques to bakeries. While we have our tried-and-true favorites, it is integral to our mission to share the most comprehensive list of resources—the people and places locals love. We do this by connecting with our community daily and listening. 

Whether it’s the hair stylist you’ve patronized since your youth or the new-to-town coffee shop you’ve visited every day for the last week, the boutique that has your favorite brands, or the fitness studio that changed your relationship with movement – we want to hear from you. 

To spark your suggestions, we’ve provided a list of business categories we’re often quizzed about. Your recommendations will help our readers and amplify the locally owned businesses you love. We can’t wait to learn more about them. 

Are you a small business owner yourself? Please nominate yourself. We look forward to meeting you. Reach out to us here.

Apparel, Accessories, and Specialty Boutiques: In Phoenix and Scottsdale, we love shopping locally. Where do you turn when it’s time to treat yourself or source a unique gift for a special someone?

Arts & Culture: Where do you go to get inspired? Think museums, galleries, art centers, or classes. Who makes our community a more beautiful and interesting place to live and visit.

Beauty and Aesthetic Experts: Who do you tap to look and feel your best – for everyday or special occasions? Makeup Artists, Hair professionals, aestheticians…

Children: It takes a village. Where do you turn for education, daycare, tutors, activities, baby care, pregnancy resources, pediatricians, and orthodontists? We want to hear more! 

Creative Services: Photographers, Videographers, Graphic Designers and Digital Marketing.

Concierge Services: Personal chef and meal delivery businesses, home and pet sitting.

Events: For all of the social gatherings and events in the Valley, there are an equal number of talented experts who bring special occasions to life. From party planners, venues, rentals, entertainment, florals, and paperies… who provide all the special touches to your special day. Send your favorites our way!

Fitness and Wellness: Whether you love high-intensity training or slow-flow yoga, let us know who helps you with your fitness regime and where you go to move!

Health and Medical Experts: Referrals go a long way when it comes to health and wellness. Who do you trust for your and your family’s medical, dental, and overall healthcare needs? We want to tell their stories. What better way to share a trusted surgeon with the community than on the beautiful pages of our guide? 

Hotels and Hospitality: Give the gift of upscale lodging by sharing your favorite places to stay in the Valley. We can’t wait to hear who you’d like to see in the guide!

Home and Interior Experts: The choice between Dovetail or Gauntlet Gray is a hard one. Who should our readers turn to ease their minds in their design decisions?  Designers, Builders, Contractors and more!

Local Eats: Spring has sprung and it’s time to grab a bite with friends. What’s the first stop on your list? We want to hear your second and third too!

Not-for-Profit Organizations: What local charities are doing good in our community?

Professional Services: From Real Estate professionals and Financial Advisors to Legal Experts and Consultants. Sourcing and researching a team to support your specific needs can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be when you have a resource like The Scout Guide filled with community favorites to turn to. Who’s yours? 

Styling Services. Phoenix & Scottsdale has a distinctive style, and we want to showcase it in the guide’s pages. Who are you calling for fashion advice?

And this list isn’t all encompassing! Who are we missing? As an important member of the community, we value your opinion and welcome your feedback. Who has a story that needs to be told? 

We’d love to connect! Send us an email and tell us who YOU would like to see in Volume 4. [email protected]