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Tue
19
May
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Business Briefcase - May 19, 2015

Hey, Briefcasers, I’m back on American soil. I appreciated all the emails I received while I was gone, especially the ones from other military wives sharing their own experiences with Korean remote tours or deployments.

I gained a lot of appreciation for both Korean and American military histories during my trip. The Korean War is truly (and unfortunately) the “Forgotten War.” I know that my generation hardly learned anything about it past what was absorbed through MASH reruns and Alan Alda monologues. It was humbling to see pictures of how leveled Seoul was just 60 years ago compared to how far it’s come today. We’re blessed to have just the friendly Canadians as our northern neighbors.

Tue
12
May
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Business Briefs: May 12, 2015

Dominion Real Estate honors its own

Dominion Real Estate Partners honored Sharon DeMoss and her Goodyear team with “Third Highest Number of Closed Transactions” for 2014. The award was presented at the company’s annual awards meeting April 30 in Scottsdale. The company has 15 offices and teams throughout Arizona and more than 120 agents.

 

Tue
12
May
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Business Briefcase: May 12, 2015

Hello again, Business Briefcase readers!

I’m back from nearly a year-long exile from delivering Briefcase tidbits. You can blame Assistant Editor Rachel Trott for that one. Power struggle. Things got ugly.

Either that or I’m filling in while she visits her husband half a world away. I’ll let you decide which story to believe (the truth isn’t always as fun, right?).

Anyway, let’s get down to business.

Tue
05
May
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase: May 05, 2015

Hey, Briefcasers.

By the time you read this, I’ll hopefully have landed safely in Korea and be visiting Briefcase Husband while he’s on leave from his remote tour.

Tue
28
Apr
West Valley View's picture

Business Briefs: April 28, 2015

Avondale employee earns transit award

The Arizona Transit Association and the Arizona Department of Transportation held their 2015 Excellence Awards ceremony, sponsored by First Transit, April 14.

First Transit named Avondale city employee Kristen Sexton the Outstanding Transit Individual, which recognizes an individual who has provided outstanding leadership and/or contributions to public transportation programs to the transit industry, to a jurisdiction or municipality, or to the private sector to improve the quality of transit services.

Tue
28
Apr
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase: April 28, 2015

All right, you caught me, I’m a geek.

Before you challenge me (or even worse, try to tell me that girls can’t be geeks), I’m unfortunately not nearly as geeky as I once was. Between graduate school, working full time and general “adulting,” both my schedule and my wallet don’t allow me quite as much of my passion anymore — but I still have my Princess Leia costume, which I wore to conventions for about a decade after it was no longer socially acceptable for me to try and pass it off as a Halloween costume to my non-geeky friends. Maybe that tells you why I’m excited to talk about our first business.

Tue
21
Apr
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase - April 21, 2015

Howdy, readers. As a Goodyear resident (closer to Luke Air Force Base, not Estrella) I feel a little spoiled as far as relative distance from West Valley businesses. I’m smack dab in the middle between Buckeye and our more eastern cities such as Tolleson, so shopping and restaurants are never that far of a drive.

Other communities, such as Verrado, aren’t quite so lucky. That’s not to say they’re out in the boonies, but I think it’s safe to say that there’s a little bit more of a commute sometimes, which is why I’m sure everyone is excited about the140 acres dubbed as the “Marketside District” set to be developed for commercial and mixed-used purposes there.

Tue
14
Apr
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase - April 14, 2015

The West Valley used to have the stereotype of not being the side of the Valley you wanted to be for new restaurants. But that misnomer is changing.

Especially when it comes to pizza restaurants.

You’d be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like pizza, and the West Valley certainly has a lot of new businesses to try and find your favorite slice.

Tue
07
Apr
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Business Briefs: April 7, 2015

Avondale CIO honored by magazine

Avondale Chief Information Officer Rob Lloyd has made the list in Government Technology Magazine’s “Doers, Dreamers and Drivers,” which recognizes the top 25 public sector innovators around the country. Every year, Government Technology designates 25 individuals who cut through the public sector’s “legendary barriers” to innovation with transformative ideas.

Tue
07
Apr
Rachel Trott's picture

Business Briefcase: April 7, 2015

I braved the stores this weekend for some clothing sales (note to self, never again) and employees were already clearing off Easter items from the shelves. It’s now full-steam ahead for summer, Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day outdoor barbecue sales.

I might as well forge straight ahead into businesses, too. Ability Center recently opened its third location in Arizona in Suite 109 at 13735 W. Auto Drive in Goodyear. That’s just east of Litchfield Road. It’s the 10th location in the Southwest, which is a good thing considering the work the business does.

Ability Center was founded in 1994 and aims to provide mobility equipment, mobility products, wheelchair vans, wheelchair-accessible vehicles and services for the physically disabled.

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