Business Briefcase August 23, 2017

By Connor Dziawura

 

Hello, everyone, and welcome to another edition of Business Briefcase! The West Valley business world is booming with news this week, as there is plenty of information about everything ranging from new business launches to funding opportunities for small startups.

The city of Avondale is introducing a Small Business Lending Program. Available throughout the year depending on available funding, the program allows small businesses in Historic Avondale, Cashion, Las Ligas and Rio Vista to seek loans of up to $50,000. The program is a partnership between the City of Avondale Neighborhood & Family Services Department and Prestamos CDFI LLC. Prestamos has more than 30 years of experience funding small businesses, and the program recommends applicants use the funds for furniture, fixture and equipment, among other uses.

DHI Title Agency will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new location in Litchfield Park at noon Friday, August 25. The branch is at 503 E. Plaza Circle Drive, Suite D. DHI’s other locations include Glendale, Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Rubio’s Coastal Grill will open a new location at 10321 W. McDowell Road, Avondale, on Thursday, August 31. The well-known California restaurant will donate 50 percent of sales to Desert Oasis Elementary School on opening day. Rubio’s will also host contests and opportunities for three lucky patrons to win one year of free Rubio’s. While the popular Mexican grill specializes in fish tacos, Rubio’s also features a variety of items ranging from chicken and steak to nachos and quesadillas.

Buckeye began modifying Monroe Avenue on August 14. The project is expected to be complete near the end of September. Monroe Avenue will be closed to complete the renovations. This historic location will also be updated with stamped asphalt crosswalks and plenty of landscape planters.

 
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