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  • Lee Allen, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Thirteen is proving to be a lucky number for everyone connected with Mercado San Agustín—with 13 vendors in the initial site and another 13 in the Annex, a new (and unique-for-Tucson) shopping center that will hold an official grand opening the weekend of May 4.

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  • Vanessa Barchfield, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Sundays are busy at Buffalo Exchange. Customers stream in, hoping to score Diesel jeans or a vintage dress. They move between colorful racks of secondhand western shirts and J.Crew blouses from last steason. There’s a room for women’s shoes with a healthy selection of Stetsons; an activewear…

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  • Ed Stolmaker
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The Marana Chamber’s plans for Spring of 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 …

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  • Lee Allen, Special to Inside Tucson Business
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Kinder Morgan, the largest energy infrastructure company in North America with some 84,000 miles of pipeline, is making its increased presence known in Southern Arizona—to the tune of pretty close to $100 million dollars in on-going and planned projects.

  • Dave Perry, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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.

  • Ed Stolmaker, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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.

  • Tom O’Halleran, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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 …

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  • Nick Meyers, Special to Tucson Local Media
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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.

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  • Jeff Gardner
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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…

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  • Christopher Boan, Tucson Local Media
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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. 

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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…