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Gov. Doug Ducey’s news conference last week was dominated by discussion about masks, which also have implications for businesses.

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A small “minimarket” and a huge brewer—what could they possibly have in common?

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Restaurants, perhaps more than any other businesses, have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. For more than a month, they were only open for takeout or delivery due to state restrictions. 

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Delta Dental of Arizona, the state’s largest dental insurance company, has been recognized in BenchmarkPortal’s Top Contact Center Contest for its customer service. 

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With unemployment near all-time highs, Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will host the Phoenix Virtual Career Fair for Veterans from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 11.

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Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, coffee shops were an essential part of many lives. Like restaurants, coffee shops were required by a Gov. Doug Ducey order to only provide to-go or delivery drinks and food from mid-March through May 10. Patrons were permitted to enjoy food and drinks in …

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Data from Maricopa County Planning and Development Department shows some encouraging signs for the nation’s fastest-growing county.  Building permit submissions are up substantially year over year, with a greater percentage of these being completed online. 

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As more and more businesses in Arizona reopen, the Avondale Main Event opened  its doors Friday, May 22.

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"Risky Business” isn’t just the name of an ’80s Tom Cruise movie—it’s the unfortunate theme for many entrepreneurs, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Despite stay-at-home orders in Arizona, people across the Valley still need their functioning vehicles for essential business. In order to keep people moving to the places they need to go, auto shops are considered essential businesses and have remained open. 

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Retail, barbers, salons and restaurants:

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Arizona unemployment benefits will expand this month to cover workers who are not now eligible, to last longer than before and to pay more in weekly benefits to some jobless workers.

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Join the Glendale Chamber Marketing Committee for an informative Zoom webinar. This event will feature a virtual presentation from Chris Amos of No Boundaries Marketing Group and Tom Bukacek of Sinova Solutions, both marketing experts and committee members.

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A partnership between the Glendale Chamber and Office Depot/Office Max has brought a new development to provide members a cost-saving program for protection equipment to create a healthier environment at the workplace, such as countertop/hanging barriers, face shields and personal space signage. 

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Money could start flowing to distressed small businesses as early as this week, after the House overwhelmingly approved a $484 billion measure that refills the exhausted Paycheck Protection Program and adds funds for hospitals and other services.

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Benevilla opened Birt’s Market, a one-stop shop for basic food and home essentials needed by seniors and the general public as they shelter at home during the uncertainties of this COVID19 pandemic.

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Enjoying a night in and having dinner delivered is the new normal as more Glendale residents are finding ways to support and enjoy their local restaurants — while following social distancing. 

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The spread of COVID-19 and social -distancing measures aimed to slow down the virus have shut down cities around the world.

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Brittany Square at the northeast corner of 67th and Peoria avenues, right on the Glendale-Peoria border, sold last week for $6.3 million.

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Acts of kindness are especially appreciated in these challenging times …

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Homer Simpson alert ….

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Who’s next in for annexin’?   

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Saying the state has more money than it needs, Republicans on a House panel voted last week to cut state taxes by nearly $162 million this coming budget year – and by an undetermined amount years down the road.

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Herb has a good job. He’s been married to the same woman for 30 years, pays his bills, clips his grass and his truck is always clean. He’s the kind of guy you want living next door.  

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Cities have slogans like “open for business,” “where business is booming,” “ready for action,” etc.

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Welcome to Glendale, Del Taco.

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The Joint Chiropractic at Arrowhead Towne Center is celebrating a grand reopening under new ownership, with a fully remodeled clinic at 7369 West Bell Road, in the Arrowhead Palms Shopping Center.

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Homeowners often ask how they can enhance the value of their homes without spending a fortune. The answer is really quite simple. Be a good neighbor and help others do the same. Remember, buyers don’t just buy a home, they buy a community. This year, resolve to take these nine simple steps. …

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It’s a bit difficult to figure out what’s going on at Glen Lakes Golf Course (“I’m Not Developed Yet!”).

 The Joint Chiropractic – Arrowhead Towne Center is now open and under new ownership, with a fully remodeled clinic. To celebrate, a grand re-opening event is taking place January 24-26. The clinic is located at 7369 West Bell Road, in the Arrowhead Palms Shopping Center, and is one of 30 Th…

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When pondering the good, old Glen Lakes Golf Course, the words of a salty old character in “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” keep popping to mind:

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With more than $58,000 in student loan debt from Northern Arizona University and a full-time job barely getting her from paycheck to paycheck, Kaitlin Kump never thought she would be able to buy a home in her 20s.

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The sale and development of a large piece of land is rarely a hole-in-one.

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For decades, farmers used huge machines to plant, grow and harvest their crops, but more and more Arizona farmers today are using tiny, remote-controlled aircraft to boost yields and save water and money.

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How would you like to figure out how to spend a quarter billion dollars a year?

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Melissa Ortiz, a freelance software developer, encounters a lot of situations that make her feel uneasy. Ortiz has become hyper-aware her chosen industry largely excludes people who look like her.

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Is the El Mirage area ready to boom in 2020?

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The holidays are upon us. That magical time of year when family, food, charity and goodwill change us as individuals and communities. That moment in time where an extra traffic light, or  a long line, is just an opportunity to listen to Bing Crosby belt out the single best rendition of “Whit…

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Show of hands: Who likes food?