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Business Briefs: April 5, 2017

Amazon donates smoke detectors to F.D.s

A Phoenix Amazon fulfillment center recently donated 1,865 smoke detectors to four Valley fire departments including Avondale.

The smoke detectors, valued at $47,000, will be given to residents.

 

Buckeye woman joins Washington Federal

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Business Briefcase: April 5, 2017

Hello again, everyone, and welcome to the Business Briefcase!

It’s good to be back. As you can tell, your Briefcase host made it back from Iceland without incident. I made sure to stay a respectful distance from the various volcanoes scattered about the island.

And yes, the trip was real, not part of an elaborate April Fools’ Day hoax.

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Business Briefcase - March 29, 2017

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Business Briefcase!

This week’s episode is a little odd, as your Briefcase host is not used to writing them so close together. But alas, here we are.

It certainly has nothing to do with a trip almost across the entire pond to a nation rich in Viking history. I realize Iceland was famously misnamed to detract visitors back in the day, but it’s still pretty far north in the hemisphere, and should be cold.

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Business Briefcase - March 22, 2017

It’s business time! Business Briefcase time, that is.

The Spring Equinox came and went Monday at precisely 3:28 a.m. local time.

I didn’t realize it had an exact time, but it does. That’s the moment the plane of the Earth’s equator passes through the center of the sun.

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Business Briefs: March 15, 2017

Buckeye woman joins Pioneer Title Agency

Pioneer Title Agency’s newest Buckeye branch, 4252 N. Verrado Way, has hired Buckeye resident Linda Burton as an escrow officer. With more than 30 years of experience in the title industry, Burton will be responsible for customer service by creating and maintaining industry relationships, handling real estate transactions from refinances to new builds and fostering teamwork.

 

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Business Briefcase: March 15, 2017

It’s Business Briefcase time, everyone, welcome aboard.

I wish I had some theme music to play for the opening of the column, just to give it a little sprucing up. It seems to work well for films and television shows.

Unfortunately, the powers that be haven’t perfected the Harry Potter technology (or magic, I guess) that allows such animations on the printed page.

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Business Briefcase - March 8, 2017

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers! Glad to have your eyes fixed on the page for the next few moments.

I’ll try to keep that length to a healthy minimum, since I’m sure everyone has a busy day ahead of him (or behind, depending on when this is read). It will be long enough to learn about a few of the happenings around the West Valley, don’t worry.

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Business Briefcase - March 1, 2017

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone!

Don’t look now, but it’s March 1! Time sure does fly. It’s hard to tell in Arizona, because time doesn’t seem linear. How else can you explain the end of February being colder than some of the days in the middle of January?

The space-time continuum is a conspiracy, I tell you.

Hold on, let me take the tinfoil hat off my head. How’d that get there?

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Business Briefcase: February 22, 2017

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Business Briefcase!

President’s Day has come and gone, and so too have my good feelings about it.

No, it has nothing to do with politics. Back when your Briefcase host was Briefcase pupil, every few years it would coincide with my birthday. What a glorious birthday present — a free day off! Younger Briefcase host was ready for a lifetime of these gifts thanks to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays falling in the month of February.

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Feb
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Business Briefcase: February 15, 2017

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Valentine’s Day.

I’m sure the last thing everyone wants to read about after a night of desserts, wine and affectionate gazes (for those who celebrated) is a small lesson of the holiday. Well, too bad, your Briefcase Host calls the shots!

Wait! Don’t go!

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