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The following email was released by Thunder Canyon Brewery owner Steve Tracy Thursday, Sept. 21:

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The Ina Road Overpass project is well underway, but there are still nearly two years of construction left. With so much of the area torn up, it can be difficult to envision what the finished area will look like, but thanks to an ADOT artist’s rendering, we can start to see why all the hassle…

  • Chris Flora, The Explorer
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Even at an event specifically honoring her, Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert has a way of transforming her own success into hope and encouragement for current and aspiring executives and entrepreneurs during the 2017 University of Arizona Executive of the Year luncheon.

  • Ed Stolmaker, CEO, The Explorer
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The Marana Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating our 30-year anniversary along with our community partner, the Town of Marana’s 40-year anniversary. We are looking forward to advancing our mission as the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in ou…

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  • Mari Herreras, The Explorer
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Living in a teepee outside Taos, New Mexico in the summer of 1979, someone asked Jane Hamilton what planned to do once winter arrived.

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  • Brad Allis, The Explorer
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Although many businesses are going to be adversely affected by the Ina Road Project, there are plenty of tools to help them through the project that will keep the on and off ramps at Ina and I-10 closed for two years. 

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  • Brad Allis, Marana News
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Since plans for the Ina Road Interchange project were announced several years ago, the town of Marana has been examining ways to help businesses with the impact of the construction. 

  • Chris Flora, Special to The Explorer
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If in 1987 you asked David Freshwater and David Barnes if by 2017 they thought they’d be managing 39 retirement communities nationwide—and now creating one of their very own state of the art facilities in Tucson—you might get a laugh.

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ADP is adding 250 positions to its Tucson workforce, bringing the number of ADP associates in Tucson to 400 and nearly 2,000 ADP associates working in Arizona. 

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus The Explorer
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Local equestrians, riding enthusiasts and nature-lovers, rejoice! The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort has opened its stables to begin trail rides, riding lessons, desert adventures and more within the resort’s 500-acre-plus property and the surrounding area.

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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Parting ways with personal belongings after decades of loving use and tender care can be a difficult process, a struggle Linda Vlamakis is well aware of. Whether taking in the trinkets of a down-sizing senior, the collection of a local art lover, hand-crafted furniture or a wide array of jew…

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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Oro Valley will soon be home to the region’s newest Smashburger, the fourth since local franchisee Eric Wolf opened Tucson’s first location in November 2012.

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  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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One Tucson-based company, Ten Fifty-Five Brewing, staked its claim to a unique piece of Arizona business history: being the first to seek out investors under the state’s relatively new equity crowdfunding law.

  • Ethan Franklin, Special to The Explorer
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The first few years of my life would be considered normal by most standards. I was born and raised in Phoenix by two caring and dedicated parents who met when they worked together as elementary school teachers. My mother had just finished earning her master’s degree in psychology when my you…

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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Filing taxes was once a much more simple process for both individuals and businesses alike than it is today. The amount of information required and available has increased greatly in the past several decades. 

  • Logan Burtch-Buus The Explorer
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Whether assembling and stapling new prints of his comics, inking panels of his book, painting a variety of monsters on canvas or making custom clay models, local artist Adam Yeater has been nothing if not prolific while honing his varied artistic impulses over his career.

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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For the 62nd year in a row, the Tucson Metropolitan Area spent two weeks as one of the premier destinations for gem and mineral trading in the world. Not just a single show, the city-wide showcase hosted more than 40 individual sites, from giant ballrooms to roadside shows. Whether intereste…

  • Logan Burtch-Buus The Explorer
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The sound of racquetballs being bounced in harmonious rhythm isn’t a foreign occurrence for anyone who has spent some time at Mesa Verde Elementary School. Whether practicing alone, on a balance board or in a large group, the school has embraced a program known as Bal-A-Vis-X (balance, audit…

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  • Chris Flora, The Explorer
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When Q Jefferson was fired from SWAT Fitness in 2012, he was told, “SWAT Fitness is going a different direction than Q Jefferson.”

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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When dozens of Oro Valley residents made their way to the council chambers last Wednesday afternoon, the fate of three council members and the mayor had yet to be finalized by the county in the recall election. Whether they would remain to serve the remainder of their terms, or a new member …

  • Logan Burtch-Buus, The Explorer
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The administrative offices for the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation will be relocated to the Oro Valley Community and Recreation Center, a change which will occur Thursday. The department was previously located at 680 West Calle Concordia.

  • Chris Flora, The Explorer
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The Pima County Board of Supervisors has taken the next step necessary in moving an $815 million bond package to the November ballot, where voters will determine whether or not to pass the package, comprised of 99 projects divided into seven separate bond questions.

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  • Brad Allis, The Explorer
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At a ceremony in the lobby of the Diamond Children’s Center, the Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Tucson-area Hyundai dealers awarded University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center a $400,000 Hyundai Scholar Hope Grant for pediatric cancer research. The grants are part of a nationwide eff…

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Resumes have evolved with the employment market. From formats and font sizes to page length and contact information, advice about formatting your resume seems to change with the season. 

  • Brad Allis, The Explorer
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Tom Stutsman had run a successful computer repair business in the Marana area for years but saw a growing interest in robotics and decided to expand his business. Six months ago, he opened Robot Hobbies, which is the first robot hobby store in Arizona. 

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  • David Rupkalvis, The Explorer
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A Tucson man who Attorney General Mark Brnovich called a “serial financial predator” will spend five years behind bars and the victims of his Ponzi scheme may be eligible for financial restitution.

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  • Andy Warren, Special to The Explorer
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Seeing through walls, touring buildings that don’t exist yet and experiencing real-time modified reality. Sounds a lot like the description of a science fiction movie, right? 

  • Thelma Grimes, Tucson Local Media
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At one time, talk about downtown Tucson centered around lost opportunity, corruption and failure. Judging from an expert panel recently assembled by Arizona Forward, that’s no longer the case. Now, discussions are optimistic as experts talk about growth, development and the positive impact t…

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  • Chris Flora, The Explorer
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Local law firm Fennemore Craig has launched what it is calling a “new age” legal approach to help startup businesses find long-term success.

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  • Alan M. Petrillo Special to The Explorer
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Jo Young has taken two different career paths — fashion stylist and educator — and turned them into an Oro Valley business that counsels women on current clothing and accessory style trends, and advises them on what works best for their particular situation.

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