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Black Friday and Small Business Saturday are only the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, but local shop owners hope people continue shopping in their stores all season long.
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season.
The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.
There’s one family member on your Christmas shopping list who will love whatever gift they get. Shopping for pets for the holidays is especially easy in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Black Friday used to be the one day where you could find bargain-basement deals on computers, TVs, game consoles, home goods, clothes, toys, and the list goes on.
According to a recent survey by financial services firm Edward Jones, some Americans are planning to hold on to their wallets this holiday season. In fact, 37 percent say they plan to spend less on holiday shopping in 2013 than they spent in 2012, contrary to what Edward Jones’ retail analyst is anticipating: holiday sales to increase by about 2.8 percent.
Washington Federal has announced that Trevor Bush of Ahwatukee has been promoted to senior vice president of Arizona retail banking. In his position, Bush is responsible for providing leadership to the 23 retail branches and two wholesale departments in Arizona.
Arizona’s economy continues to mend, spurred largely by people buying cars and parts. Newly released figures from the Department of Revenue show retail sales reported to the state in September topped $4.2 billion. That reflects purchases made in August.
Medical marijuana users have no constitutional right to grow their own drug, a trial judge ruled this week.
Nearly any time of day, if you’re driving around Ahwatukee, you’ll easily come across at least a handful of people on the roads running — this is one reason why I love living in this community.
ABCO Shredding and Recycling Services will host a paper-shredding and electronics-recycling fundraiser for Hospice of the Valley from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15. Participants can watch the shredding at two Phoenix locations: ABCO Shredding, 21628 N. 2nd Ave. and White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 5035 N. 7th Ave. A third location is for drop-off only: White Dove Thrift Shoppe, 8461 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale. The cost is $5 per box or bag, with all proceeds going to nonprofit Hospice of the Valley.
Lasers are often used in medical practices and engineering, but a new company in Tempe is making lasers available for all people to create any number of unique gift ideas or personalized home products.
Arizona restaurant patios are teeming with patrons, the stores are filled with holiday decorations, and daytime temperatures have dipped into the 80s. Fall has arrived in Arizona, and that means it’s also the beginning of flu season.
The National Confectioners Association (NCA) reports chocolate is America’s favorite candy for Halloween this year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates $2.08 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year; as per NCA, 72 percent of this will be some type of chocolate. Fortunately for Americans, chocolate has some properties that are actually beneficial for the teeth, gums, and cardiovascular health.
An old family recipe is a passion worth sharing for Ahwatukee Foothills resident Lyn McGuire.
Downtown Gilbert is on a roll. Not long after the opening of welcome new-ish dining spots Joyride Taco House, SoCal Taco Company and Postino East, it's been announced two more restaurants are headed to the Heritage District: Zinburger and Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles.
Goodwill of Central Arizona plans to have four large-scale job fairs this month to further its mission of “Putting People to Work.”
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Arizona, specifically the metropolitan Phoenix market, is among the strongest commercial real estate markets in the United States and is quickly rising as one of the most resilient markets to recover since the onset of the recent recession. While overall, multifamily, office and industrial property values have posted positive net absorption numbers in recent quarters, it is the retail market that is finally stabilizing and showing promise of improvement.
“If you can’t modify something you’ve bought, do you really own it?”
If you lived in a comfortable home in 17th century France or 19th century England, your chairs might well have been embellished with nail-head trim. It was a clever, decorative way for craftsmen to secure materials to upholstered furniture.
At the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), like any other elected body, we sometimes have differing opinions. The recent decision by three of my colleagues to prematurely shutdown the process of examining electric retail competition was one such time. The claim by the prevailing side was that the ACC was right to stop the discussions because of constitutional questions.
Lots of retailers come out with “hot toy” lists every holiday season, but this year Wal-Mart decided to try something different: let kids rate their favorite toys.
The Arizona Corporation Commission’s sudden decision to stop exploring electric deregulation left proponents stunned and pondering their next moves.
Arizona’s jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month to 8.3 percent and now is a full percentage point higher than the national figure.