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29
Jun
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Business Briefcase - June 29, 2016

Welcome to the final June edition of the Business Briefcase.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, we’re about to begin the dog days of summer. That’s right, if you didn’t think the summer had really announced its presence already, there’s more to look forward to starting July 3.

Wed
22
Jun
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Business Briefcase - June 22, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone.

I’ll have to be quick getting through this edition, because I have some food warming up outside and I don’t want it to burn. At this point, it’s a more economical option than using the oven.

Sports editor Casey Pritchard filled me in that a certain company won’t be making deliveries for online orders because of the chance the intense heat will damage the product. That doesn’t seem good for business.

Wed
22
Jun
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Business Briefs: June 22, 2016

Annual Minutes’ mail scam announced

The Arizona Attorney General is warning consumers and small businesses to be cautious of mailings that claim people owe money for an “Annual Minutes” or “Annual Corporate Minutes” requirement for their businesses.

Wed
15
Jun
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Business Briefcase - June 16, 2016

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Business Briefcase, hot off the press!

I’d like to wish a happy belated birthday to my younger cousin! This is coming from the kindness of my heart, as I wasn’t promised a cut of the birthday loot. It’s unfortunate, because she made off like a bandit. I’m thinking about trying to get on some sort of program that will let me celebrate my birthday every month, gifts included. Plus, it’d be fun to tell people I’m 300-plus “years” old.

Wed
08
Jun
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Business Briefcase: June 8, 2016

I’d like to start this week’s edition of the Business Briefcase with a swift congratulations to all the Valley dwellers who didn’t make it out of town last weekend. We survived the first official heat attack of the summer. If you did go out of town, where was the invite? Just kidding (a little bit).

The weather folks said it reached 115 degrees June 4, breaking the record of 113 set in 1990. I can’t confirm any of those numbers, though. My temperature gauge just says “stay indoors” at a certain point. I need to get that checked.

Wed
01
Jun
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Business Briefs: June 1, 2016

Buckeye staffer appointed to planning association

Terri Hogan, planning manager for Buckeye, has been appointed president-elect of the Arizona chapter of the American Planning Association. Hogan has worked for more than a dozen years at various levels with Maricopa County as a planner, then a senior planner.

Hogan recently helped with hosting the National Planning Association Conference as a member of the state’s board of directors for the conference.

Wed
01
Jun
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Business Briefcase: June 1, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers. Glad to have you aboard on this fine June day.

We’re officially to the halfway month of the year, but not the exact halfway point. Some quick math says it’s July 2 right at midnight, thanks to 2016 being a leap year.

Did you know Kentucky was admitted as the 15th state on this date in 1792? Happy birthday, Kentucky!

Wed
25
May
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Business Briefcase: May 25, 2016

Hello, readers, and welcome to the Business Briefcase.

I’m going to chalk up my recent street-light luck to being cursed. There are two traffic signals along Van Buren Street, just east of the Agua Fria River, and one of them just went active a few weeks ago. Since that time, I’ve yet to make it through the quarter-mile stretch without getting stopped at one of them, sometimes both.

Wed
18
May
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Business Briefcase - May 18, 2016

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Business Briefcase.

A friendly public service announcement as things heat up around the Valley: sunscreen is your friend. The sun can do some serious damage, and for me in particular, a lobster-red coating is not a good look.

Hopefully everyone remembers to lather up before spending too much time out in the sun.

We’ll get started near the eastern border of the West Valley View’s coverage area.

Wed
11
May
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Business Briefcase - May 11, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers!

Would you look at that, temperatures were in the 70s over the weekend. Is it really May? Is the apocalypse imminent?

I was actually on the wrong end of one of the storms May 6. I’ve vowed never to curse the rain as a native Arizonan, but it’s hard to cover a playoff softball game when everyone is hiding from the lightning in a bus. Nevertheless, I promise to never again curse our glorious wet weather, unless it interferes with my job again.

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