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16
Dec
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Business Briefcase - December 16, 2014

OK, readers. I try not to be the type of person who shies away from owning up to my mistakes, so first off, I owe you all an apology. Blue Daisy Spa in Verrado actually isn’t quite open yet.

The spa had a few planned opening dates that had come and gone, and I assumed it was open since its Facebook page and website are up and running (with lots of lovely pictures and posts of its owners engaging potential customers). But you know what they say about assuming ...

Tue
09
Dec
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Business Briefcase: December 9, 2014

Rachel TrottThis week, we’re talking about Buckeye. The former town recently relabeled itself a city, which hopefully brings along more business development.

Tue
02
Dec
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Business Briefcase: December 2, 2014

Greetings, Briefcasers.

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and a relaxing, non-trampled Black Friday. Every year, I tell myself it’s not worth it, but somehow, I always still end up awake at 4 a.m. and wondering why everyone around me is acting so crazy waiting in line for $20 off of a coffee maker. Maybe next year, I’ll finally learn my lesson.

First up, a caller wanted to know what was being built on the corner of Bullard Avenue and West Palm Lane in Goodyear.

It’s going to be a new Great Hearts Academy charter school serving kindergarten through fifth grade.

Tue
25
Nov
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Business Briefcase: November 25, 2014

Rachel TrottHey, all y’all.

Thanks for the turkey recipe tips over the past week. My personal favorite involved a can of beer, a turkey and a chair placed in front of my oven in case it “blows the door off.”

Tue
18
Nov
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Business Briefcase: November 18, 2014

Rachel TrottHey, Briefcasers.

It’s almost Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is my husband’s favorite holiday, so while I could honestly take it or leave it (or just relax at home without all the planning and traveling), we usually spend most of the day cooking up a storm, even if it’s just for the two of us and our dog.

Tue
11
Nov
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Business Briefs: November 11, 2014

Avondale hires new assistant director

Avondale has hired Jessica Blazina as the new assistant director of Community Relations and Public Affairs. She joined the city Oct. 27, and is responsible for overseeing the city’s Intergovernmental Affairs program.

Blazina has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Indiana University and master’s in public administration from Webster University.

She has worked as chief of staff for Greg Stanton when he was a Phoenix councilman, as an intergovernmental affairs administrator for Glendale and as a grants administrator for Surprise, among others.

 

Winter Dowland joins Desert West OB/GYN

Tue
11
Nov
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Business Briefcase: November 11, 2014

Hey, Briefcasers.

Let’s start out with the obvious. The much anticipated Estrella Falls Mall in Goodyear probably isn’t going to be here by 2016 like previously promised. They’re shooting for 2021 now for all the phases to be complete. (By the way, I’ll be 32 that year. How scary to think about.)

 Between the story in today’s paper and the fact that there’s no construction going on ... you probably already knew that, but I felt like it was worth mentioning since mall questions are a good chunk of my daily emails for Briefcase. Especially now that snowbirds are starting to fly their way back here for the winter and are wondering what’s happened in their absence. Welcome home, guys and gals.

Tue
04
Nov
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Business Briefs: November 4, 2014

Wigwam makes AAA’s Diamond list

The Wigwam in Litchfield Park is one of 72 Arizona properties to earn a 2015 AAA Four Diamond Award.

AAA developed the Diamond Rating System nearly 80 years ago to give travelers an unbiased property-evaluation resource. It includes on-site evaluations by anonymous inspectors, according to a press release.

The Wigwam has received the Diamond award 11 times.

 

West Valley Hospital earns top grade

Four Abrazo Health hospitals including WestValleyHospital in Goodyear received top grades in The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2014 Safety Score, representing the hospitals’ continued commitment to delivering safe, high-quality healthcare services.

Tue
04
Nov
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Business Briefcase: November 4, 2014

Goodbye, October; hello, November. Almost as if on cue, this weekend gave us some nice, cooler fall weather for the first time in a while. I’m not going to complain (even if the new month means that Christmas stuff will be in stores already. Groan.)

On to the businesses. The Fenix Group opened its third location at the Community Church of Buckeye at 810 E. Eason Ave. That’s just east of Eighth Street.

The business offers programs for both adults and children with developmental disabilities, although as of now, only adult day programs will be available at the Buckeye location.

The Fenix Group’s two other locations are in Phoenix and in Suite V at 919 N. Dysart Road in Avondale.

Tue
28
Oct
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Business Briefcase: October 28, 2014

Let me start out this Business Briefcase by disclosing that I am, in fact, a geek, and I mean that in the most awesome sense of the word.

I keep my Walking Dead comics in better condition than most of the actual books in my house, level grinding in World of Warcraft is my stress relief and I was Princess Leia for more Halloweens than was probably socially acceptable growing up (but don’t worry, I got more use out of the costume at conventions). That’s why I’m pretty excited to tell you about this new comic book business; we can’t ever have too many of those in the West Valley.

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