Business Briefcase

Business Briefcase Feb 28th 2019

Hello, readers! I know I always say this, but believe me – today is a good one to live here in the Valley, but an even better one to be in Glendale.

To start, this week I’ll dish out some details on a shop that will specialize in sweet treats when it opens – just two more months from now, if all goes well. Beyond that, a Tempe restaurant is expanding to our neck of the woods. And are you looking for a job? Well, two jobs fairs are coming – one for veterans and one for students to practice mock interviews.

And, as always, feel free to send me additional suggestions in the future, whether they be new businesses, closed businesses, mysterious construction down the road, or other chamber- or business-centric networking events. But for now, let’s dig in!

First, a new cookie shop is coming, and that cookie shop gave The Glendale Star the scoop. The Cookie House is coming to 18255 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite 101. An opening date is still unconfirmed, though owner Shannon Nevin estimated a late April goal; the space is being built out. Strictly focusing on cookies, as Nevin told The Glendale Star via email, the shop will sell gourmet, custom sugar cookies for any occasion. “Color-your-own” kits will allow kids to color already-designed cookies, too; those will be coated in icing and stenciled, ready for kids to color with edible markers. Finally, Nevin said she wants to eventually also add cookie decorating workshops and other special events. For more information on The Cookie House and its progress, find it on Facebook and Instagram @TheCookiehouseAZ. A web page is still under construction, and Nevin expects that to be up in the next month.

Moving along, you may be familiar with Mijana Grill in Tempe. Regardless, the “Authentic Lebanese at Its Best” eatery is working on a Glendale location, Mijana West, according to a January new accounts report from the city’s tax and license division. I called the Tempe restaurant and learned there is a tentative mid-March opening in the works for Glendale, though I have not yet heard back regarding additional, more specific information; I’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, the Tempe one’s menu has a cold mezza section with offerings such as hummus, while the hot mezza section ranges from cheese borek to kibbe. There are also soups, salads, and vegetarian and schwarma platters; grilled food, specialties, seafood, pitas… phew, just check it out for yourself. For more information, visit mijanaonline.com. The new location will be at 5686 W. Bell Road, northeast of Bell Road and 59th Avenue. The Tempe spot is at 1290 N. Scottsdale Road, northwest of Scottsdale and Curry roads.

Changing focus to a different realm of the business world, Hire G.I. is putting on the Luke AFB Veteran Job Fair. Located at Club 56, 7261-7349 N. Harris Lane, the event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, and will be aimed at helping veterans and their spouses find employment. All branches of service are welcome, from active duty to veterans, Department of Defense employees, those in the reserve and, as mentioned, family members. Face-to-face, onsite interviews; community networking; information about military family benefits; and more will all be featured at the two-hour job fair, according to its Eventbrite page. Attendance is free, though it is recommended that guests dress professionally and bring resumes. Check-in begins at 10 a.m., though doors don’t open until 11 a.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2TWBIaV.

Finally, later in the month is the ASU West Campus Carey Collaboration Mock Internship Fair. Also free to attend, this one is for students and is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 29. This career and internship fair will provide information about companies that recruit at W.P. Carey, and allow guests to practice 30-second pitches and other career fair skills with mock recruiters. Although attendance is free, guests looking to attend must choose a company and time slot on Eventbrite; each time slot allows 20 students per table. ASU’s West Campus is at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road, UCB 120, south of Thunderbird Road, between 51st and 43rd avenues. For more information on the specifics, or to sign up, visit https://bit.ly/2GPT4CI.

That’s all the briefs for this week. Thanks for reading!