Monday, December 14, 2009

Best Places to Work 2009

The annual Phoenix Business Journal luncheon was held at the fabulous Arizona Biltmore on December 10th. Ollie the Trolley placed again this year in the top 30 for the Micro Business category. Our employess stated they enjoy our Team Ollie quarterly BBQ's and complimentary LA Fitness memberships. Thank you Team Ollie for all your hard work and for making us one of the BEST Places to Work!

2009 Micro Business Winners!
1. Double AA Builders, Ltd.
2. Peralta Trail Elementary School
3. United Parking Systems, LLC
4. Rose Law Group pc
5. Kforce Inc.
6. Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
7. Orchard Medica Consulting, LLC
8. Walker & Armstrong LLP
9. Arizona Autism United
10. FetchBack
11. Western National Bank
12. Net Fusion Services
13. ProCopy Office Solutions, Inc
14. Administaff
15. Infincom
16. Starpointe Communities
17. Arizona Weddings Magazine & Website
18. Integrum Technologies, LLC
19. GPW and Associates, Inc.
20. Arrington Watkins Architects, LLC
21. The Logistics Group
22. Robert W. Baird & Co.
24. LVA Urban Design Studio, LLC
25. Atypical Transportation Company dba Ollie the Trolley dba Dunn Transportation
26. Crosby/Wright
27. Olson Communicaitons, Inc.
28. POSitive Technology
29. Cardno WRG Inc. (Phoenix Office)
30. Professional Employment Solutions, Inc.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trolley Holiday Light Tour Spectacular!

It's that time of year again! Gather up your family and friends and get ready for your Trolley Holiday Light Tour!

Come see what the neighborhood has to offer for the Holidays! Select from the East Valley or a Moon Valley Holiday Light Tour. Your professional Jolly Trolley Operator will take you through the fabulously decorated residential areas displayed in the Valley. View the sparkling lights and bring along your own hot cider or cocoa while listening to the joyful sounds of Holiday music.
More information at or 480-970-8130. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @olliethetrolley

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Third Annual Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl

Explore Downtown Phoenix's nightlife with the Third Annual Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl. Spend some time in different Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants and enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials only available to Pub Crawl participants.

Take part in the Pub Crawl competition by collecting beads from participating locations and end the night at the after hour breakfast location.The Pub Crawl will start on 4th Street and Garfield at 9pm with free Trolley buses available until 3:30 a.m. to move participants to and from participating locations.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the event. Everybody must check in at 4th Street and Garfield to receive a Pub Crawl wristband. Must be 21 to participate.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Scottsdale's Green Street

The Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Cultural Council are planning an event called Green Street Scottsdale for the night of Thursday, November 12. This free event is being held in honor of the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which takes place in downtown Phoenix November 11 -13. This conference serves as the primary source for green building and typically attracts up to 30,000 attendees, which is why the City of Scottsdale felt it important to showcase the city’s sustainability initiatives. This has translated into an event that will take place from the ArtWalk along Main and Marshall to a Latin Jazz concert and beer festival on Marshall Way Bridge (and much more!).

Since the event does not take place in one concentrated area, people will most likely be using the trolley to get around for the evening. We’ll have ambassadors along the street and at key information tables in the area to help answer questions and direct traffic A map and brochure piece for the evening is currently being developed and will be distributed prior to the event (look for it in late October). In the meantime, please check for up-to-the-minute information on activities taking place that weekend.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Think Green!

Ollie and his trolleys are taking the eco-friendly track and going GREEN! Wait can a trolley do that?? Going green in trolley land means we are moving over to eco-friendly bio-diesel fuel. What is bio-diesel you might ask? Bio-diesel is a clean burning alternative fuel that contains no petroleum. It is created from domestic, renewable resources such as vegetable oil with the added bonus of it being bio-degradable and non-toxic. This is just one of the many ways we are Thinking Green!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shop, Dine & Discover Your Downtown Scottsdale!

One of our fabulous and talented trolleys operators came to us with an idea a few months ago..."why don't we create a value added card to draw locals into Scottsdale and help boost the economy..." The idea of the Trolley "T" card was born. The team at Ollie the Trolley in conjunction with the Scottsdale Downtown Group have implemented this great campaign.

The “You Want It, We Got It” promotion encourages local living in a way that takes advantage of local services, businesses and amenities. To help encourage local shopping in downtown Scottsdale a new “T” Trolley Card is available to trolley riders and downtown business to encourage residents to ride the trolley and patronize downtown businesses. Use of the “T” Card at participating downtown businesses entitles card holders to discounts and specials. Just look for the 'T' in the window of participating businesses. Cards are available now and are distributed to neighborhood connector and downtown trolley riders, downtown businesses, and at the city of Scottsdale Downtown Office located at 4248 N. Craftsman Court. Cards can also be obtained by calling (480) 312-7750.

Additional information about the Shop Scottsdale campaign is available on-line at:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Arizona Bride Magazine Awards

The AZ Bride Magazine awards were held on June 11th at the beautiful Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch . The music was fabulous and the company even better! Ollie the Trolley swept the award for "Best Transportation" for the third year in a row! Thank you to all our fellow vendors and wonderful clients for contributing to our success.

“We loved Ollie the Trolley for the professional, fun experience. From the moment we booked with them, we felt confident with their level of expertise. Our driver was enthusiastic and made the whole experience fun for all involved, plus we got really great pictures on the trolley.” —Amy Conrad, Chandler, married May 31, 2008

Here's a look at who took home the top honors:

Best Florist - The Flower Studio

Best DJ - Ray the DJ

Best Rentals - BBJ Linen

Best Caterer for a Large Wedding - Santa Barbara Catering Company

Best Videographer - Serendipity Videography

Best Attendant Dresses - Twirl Boutique

Best Favors - Bright Event Gallery

Best Transportation - Ollie the Trolley

Best Reception Site for a Small Wedding - Royal Palms Resort and Spa

Best Cake - Let Them Eat Cake

Best Hair and Makeup - Linda WagnerBest Rehearsal Dinner - Grimaldi's

Best Bridal Gowns - Destiny's Bride

Best Outdoor Reception Site - Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort

Best Wedding Planner - Imoni Events

Best Calligrapher - Jennifer Schmitt

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Sizzlin' Summer Rates

Just a quick reminder about our fabulous summer rates for all your events!

Now through September 2009 enjoy our discounted rates:

Trolleys: $115 per hour, three hour minimum

Executive Coaches: $ 85 per hour, three hour minimum

Can't think of what to do this summer? Here are some ideas to ponder...

  • Day of hitting the link with one of our Golf Packages

  • Escape the heat and take a day trip to Sedona

  • Get some friends together for a wine & dine tour around the Valley

  • Spend the day tubing on the river with your designated trolley driver

  • Get everyone together & go to your favorite concert/baseball game in style!

  • Weddings, birthdays, quinceaneras, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs ...we do it all!

For more information check us out at: or

P.S. Don't forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter...we will be posting member only summer specials!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Social Sites

With all the buzz about "socializing on-line" we decided to jump into the ring. You can follow Ollie and Dunn Transportation on Facebook, catch our Tweets on Twitter and Linkin with us. So go ahead and ad us to your network, we'll keep you you to date with some great specials and events throughout the year.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Downtown Phoenix Trolley

The Downtown Phoenix Partnership (DPP), in conjunction with the downtown business community, has launched a free weekend trolley system that showcases the numerous entertainment options available in Downtown Phoenix. The open-air trolley, provided by Valley-based company Ollie the Trolley, runs every 15 minutes on Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Riders can access such night spots as the Arizona Center, Heritage Square, Majerle’s Sports Grill, Matadors, Seamus McCaffrey’s, Sky Lounge and Stoudemire’s Downtown. The route will also include stops at downtown hotels, residential properties and visitor destinations, such as the Convention Center.

To make the system even more user-friendly, a Downtown Phoenix Ambassador rides the trolley offering information on everything from parking and special events to restaurants and bars. Easily recognizable thanks to their bright orange shirts that say “Ask me!” on the back, the Ambassadors are known for their concierge-style service and extensive downtown knowledge.

For more information visit or call 480-970-8130.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Phoenix First Friday Art Walk

Join us on the First Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m. for the nation's largest, self-guided art walk! Tour more than 70 galleries, venues and art-related spaces to see a variety of artwork and to enjoy the spirit and culture of the city as you mingle with thousands of other residents and visitors. If you'd like to get from place-to-place on one of the FREE trolley shuttles, those begin at the First Fridays headquarters at the Phoenix Art Museum or you can jump on at any of the stops on each route.

More information can be found at or call us at 480-970-8130