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SHOW LOW — The seventh annual SBDC Day is set to be celebrated this year on Wednesday, March 15. Small Business Development Centers are located throughout the country and collectively represent America’s small businesses.

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TAYLOR — By a combination of outreach, reputation and community interest, pharmacist Jordan Call has assembled a staff and has opened a health care clinic in Taylor.

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CHANDLER — Bashas’ Family of Stores – the grocer that operates Food City, AJ’s Fine Foods, Eddie’s Country Store, and both Bashas’ and Bashas’ Diné supermarkets – has promoted Steve Mayer to Chief Operating Officer for its more than 110 grocery stores across Arizona and in New Mexico. A memb…

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SHOW LOW — Ryder Fitness — Personal Training Studios is excited to announce that they have expanded to double their size, and are now able to offer additional services that had been restricted due to space.

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It is working! Brandi Kraxberger the owner of Munich Haus in Pinetop said, “We support the PLEASE Buy Local campaign and as a local restaurant really appreciate the support of the community”.

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Arizona Water Company has been honored for its engineering excellence for the planning, design and construction of an arsenic removal facility in its Overgaard water system. Through its thoughtful and proactive approach to removing arsenic from the drinking water in the community, Arizona Wa…

NUTRIOSO—A controversy is growing over a planned domestic water improvement district, called a DWID, which is in the early stages of development. It is expected to serve the residents of the unincorporated community there, much like a water company serves a city or town. Presently, users in …

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As more people and companies move in record numbers to the state, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) customers will have cleaner electricity to power their lives and businesses through a new 2022 All Source Request for Proposals (RFP). Since announcing its Clean Energy Commitment in 2020, the …

Paula Sedillo, and the nonprofit she started in 2018 almost singlehandedly gave and delivered 3,000 new pairs of shoes, socks, a book and book bag to 3,000 children under five who live in poverty, through 38 different Head Start programs, in over a dozen Arizona communities spanning four dif…

My story is a little different from most you would find out there that have pursued the fitness lifestyle. Though I had been involved in fitness, martial arts and sports for as long as I can remember, it took me a long time to realize my true dream and follow it through.

Statement from Kilolo Kijakazi, Acting Commissioner of Social Security, about Agency Reentry

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SPRINGERVILLE — White Mountain Flowers, LLC (WMF) has demanded $6 million from the Town of Springerville in damages from the ill-fated marijuana grow operation the WMF began near Springerville’s airport which is now defunct.

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The Independent has been following two civil lawsuits and provides an update, below.

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SHOW LOW — The cannabis industry is booming, and with the Nov. 3, 2020 approval of Proposition 207, recreational marijuana is legal in Arizona and a buyer can possess up to one ounce of “flower” without criminal penalty. It used to be a felony in the state. The Independent has been following…

TAYLOR — The lawsuit against the Town of Taylor by residents over what they claimed was a number of improprieties by town officials over the so-called Taylor Business Park near its airport, has been dismissed. According to a stipulation by both sides filed with the Navajo County Superior Cou…

SHOW LOW - The "Make Better Business Decisions with Analytics"  presentation will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Mar. 31 through the Small Business Development Center.  This class will help you learn best practices and analyze trends about how customers engage with your business online, then…

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SPRINGERVILLE — The prospect of a cannabis cultivation and infusion operation near the Springerville airport has come to the attention of the Federal Aviation Administration and they have asked the Town of Springerville to respond to the FAA’s concerns about that on or before March 1.

SHOW LOW — According to 2020 year-end reports by USA Today, J.C. Penney Company Inc. will be closing more stores this spring. At one time there were 689 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

SHOW LOW — Most believe in the next few weeks Congress will enact a federally mandated minimum wage of $15 per hour. This is expected to be like other federal laws in that local businesses will not be able to ignore it or “get around it.” It will be here to stay.

You’ve been there. You open up a holiday sale email, and the colorful images of trendy new items make you drool a little. You click into the store, ready to shop for Christmas gifts.

PHOENIX — To continue assisting members of disadvantaged groups during the current public health situation, the Arizona Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual conference in December to help owners of small businesses become more competitive within the highway industry.

PHOENIX—Arizona voters approved Proposition 208, the short title for which is the Invest in Education, 51.75% supporting and 48.25% opposed according to the latest figures from the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.

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ARIZONA — America's SBDC Arizona is partnering with the Federal Reserve on the 2020 Small Business Credit Survey. This survey reaches thousands of businesses like yours and provides vital information to policymakers and lenders who are weighing decisions that affect small businesses.

I know how hard it is to succeed financially when you’re barely getting by and living paycheck to paycheck. I’ve been there. The truth is, there will always be factors that are out of your control. But it is possible to take control of your finances and change your life — even if it seems li…

Taking the dread out of budgeting

On Oct. 12, the Timber Mesa Fire and Medical District was once again recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for excellence in financial reporting.

Throughout my career, I’ve talked to countless people who sleepwalk through life and have no plan for their financial future. They live in a fantasy land of wishful thinking, assuming the government will take care of them or their kids will step up to the plate.

If this year has taught us anything, it’s how to be resourceful in both life and business. So many people have had to learn new skills and really dig in to how they can keep their businesses up and running (and the doors open). But what happens when you’re at the end of your creative rope, a…

PHOENIX — In August, the Governor’s Office partnered with Local First Arizona Foundation to launch the Arizona Small Business Rent and Mortgage Relief Grant program and distribute $10 million in grants to small businesses who were required to shutter their doors during this pandemic. Startin…

Use non-retirement account to pay off debt?

Let’s talk about generational wealth. When you hear that term, you might picture “old money” or a huge fortune that gets passed down through the family line and think, But my family never had that kind of money. How could I ever build that kind of wealth on my own?

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