You can learn some things about your community by standing on a street corner in a Girl Scout cookie costume, holding a sign to lure motorists toward free coffee and pastries.
Our plans for 2018 include the same principles that have carried us this far: our caring and friendly culture, our willingness to think out of the box and our continued mission to be the voice of business that works to build economic growth and quality of life in our community.
Since 1933, Congress has passed a bipartisan Farm Bill that supports America’s agriculture producers every five years. With the next farm bill due before the end of September, I invited my colleague, Congressman Collin Peterson to join me for two listening sessions in Casa Grande and Tucson …
Amber Smith sat in her husband’s truck in the White Mountains on a cold October morning. The 4 a.m. start didn’t bother her as much as the nine-mile hike to pack out the elk her husband had shot. She’d already done it once, and she didn’t want to do it again.
The majority of startup businesses fail within the first five years. However, three local tech companies are determined to beat the odds. Codelucida, Emagine Solutions, and Reglagene are receiving help from UA and the Arizona Center for Innovation to succeed in the business world. And all th…
Arizona received its second bump in minimum wage this year as a result of 2016’s Proposition 206, but the unemployment impact predicted by most economists has yet to take hold.
The future is bright for Southern Arizona and the nation as a whole, according to local economists like George Hammond and Anthony Chan.
The facilitator at a recent, well-attended Oro Valley public forum asked the audience of perhaps 75 people how many had an Amazon Prime account.
Just as many of you paused to give thanks last month, at the Marana Chamber of Commerce we, too, are reflecting on a bountiful year and are looking ahead to an even better 2018.
A striking statue of a dying horseman, crafted in fiberglass by the late, acclaimed Luis Jimenez, has long languished in a distant downstairs gallery in the Tucson Museum of Art.
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort removed an upcoming immigration conference hosted by the VDARE Foundation, a nonprofit organization labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a white nationalist hate group.
Welcome to the final week of the high school football regular season, where teams will make a last-ditch effort to either make or improve their standing in the state playoffs.
How do you frame a game against an opponent that beat you worse than any team since the Truman administration as a coach?
When we think of Tucson and the northwest area, do we think the area has developed from the future or do we think the area has developed from the past?
Local First Arizona has advocated on behalf of Tucson’s locally owned businesses since 2008, when the first Southern Arizona office opened.
Arizona’s economy continues to rise in recovery of the Great Recession, but as always with economic forecasts, not everything is optimistic. Arizona still has a way to go before returning to pre-recession levels.
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…
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.
Under-resourced startup companies, inventors and other businesses throughout Arizona in search of legal counsel for filing patents will benefit from the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, which recently celebrated the decision of the United States Patent and Tradema…
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…
Whether along the Rillito River Trail, up the 26-mile climb to Mt. Lemmon or at various other popular locales across the metro area, thousands of people in Tucson take to the road on a bicycle every day. Long known as a region friendly to the cycling community, the thousands of locals out on…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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…
Though many in Oro Valley once lived in other cities, whether at home or abroad, few have had as difficult and trying a journey to get to the United States as novelist Nooshie Motaref.
Sicilian native Giovanni Rizza and his wife, Agnes, own and operate Giovanni’s Gelato Café in Oro Valley, an establishment that offers a wide array of both traditional and intriguing flavors of the classic Italian dessert.
Being a CFO during tough economic times is always a challenge, but what if 15,000 students relied on you to fund their education and those tough economic times never ended. That is the challenge that Amphi School District CFO Scott Little faces every day.
Owning a dog is a full-time responsibility and a commitment never to be taken lightly. The bond often formed between people and their furry friends is unlike any other. The title of “man’s best friend,” while often over-used, does hold some merit.
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 …
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.