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Allan Allford, president and CEO of Delta Dental of Arizona, plans to retire by Dec. 31, after more than 11 years leading the state’s top dental insurance company and more than 43 years in the health care and private sectors.

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Glendale’s Delta Dental of Arizona, through its foundation, selected 30 nonprofits across the state as recipients of grants and dental supplies to improve the oral health of Arizonans. 

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Delta Dental of Arizona has partnered with Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) and HonorHealth Foundation to fund expert emergency dental treatment at NOAH for uninsured patients who visit HonorHealth emergency departments. 

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Welcome back to Business Briefcase! We’re here to give you the latest business news — new stores, new restaurants, hirings, firings (not really) and whatnot. 

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Nava Singam has been in the restaurant business for most of his life. But when he purchased the Macayo’s Mexican Food brand two years ago, he continued the chain’s love affair with the Valley.

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The young adults who participate in Western Maricopa Education Center’s partnership with Project SEARCH, a program empowering adults with disabilities to learn valuable marketable skills in the workplace, leave with the ability to find competitive work opportunities upon completion.

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Hoping to provide peace of mind for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, those suffering at home and their families, Sands Chevrolet/Kia is providing free sanitization services.  

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Are you thinking about a new home in 2021? Anyone trying to purchase a home right now will tell you that even as prices and interest rates continue to rise, you need to move quickly in this market. But don’t think you have to revise your resolutions just yet; just be prepared.

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The Small Business Association, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, opened phase 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program loan portal Jan. 11. 

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Last year was monumental, to say the least. Life as we once knew it became a thing of the past for individuals and businesses alike. As countless businesses struggled to adjust to the unforeseen challenges presented by the pandemic, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the CARES Ac…

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Clean Eatz, a “healthier lifestyle” restaurant chain, opened its first Glendale location Dec. 17 at 5870 W. Thunderbird Road, Suite A4. 

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Waste Not, a nonprofit agency that rescues perishable food before it goes to waste and then delivers it to those in need, has launched the MealConnect app, a free and easy way to deliver excess food products to nonprofits helping feed the hungry.

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Just 23% of companies who responded to a survey by the outplacement company Challenger, Gray and Christmas said they plan a year-end celebration this year, a complete reversal from the 76% who held parties last year. 

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The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck is continuing its 2020 West Coast tour with a stop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec.12, at Arrowhead Towne Center.

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Institutional Property Advisors, a division of Marcus & Millichap, recently announced the sale of Eagle Crest, a 408-unit multifamily building near the Arrowhead Ranch master-planned community in Glendale. The property sold for $55 million, which equates to $134,804 per unit.

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You don’t have to be a buyer or seller right now to realize that we are in a housing market crunch. And it will likely not surprise you to know that we are not alone.

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Though shortened by COVID-19, spring training still boosted economies in Glendale, Peoria and other Cactus League hubs.

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Restaurants around the West Valley are doing their best to remember veterans with deals on Nov. 11. Military and veteran IDs are necessary for many of these discounts. Visit the restaurants’ websites for information on all Valley locations. 

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This Election Day, voters may make it legal to purchase recreational marijuana in Arizona—which could mean big business for dispensaries in Glendale and beyond.

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It was not just “welcome” but “welcome back” at Abrazo Arrowhead Campus, as Stephen Garner was named the hospital’s chief executive officer this month.

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Jabz Glendale, a full-body circuit style workout that utilizes boxing-inspired exercises, is teaming up with Bright Pink, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.

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The Lola and McFadden’s at Westgate Entertainment District are looking to hire for 50 positions. The two will hold a job fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.

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Three officials in the health industry spoke to the Glendale Chamber of Commerce Oct. 1. The chamber’s “Biz Build Up” meeting focused on the current state of hospitals and other medical care facilities in Glendale operating in the pandemic. 

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To American Airlines flight attendant Robyn Walters, her co-workers are like family. That made it all the more difficult when she had to say goodbye to colleagues who were working their last flights before being furloughed.

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In the age of COVID-19, cleanliness is at the forefront of daily life. Today, many people have turned to cleaning companies to protect against household bacteria and germs.

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The first day of fall was Sept. 22, and Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade followed suit by adding new seasonal items to the menu—including much-lauded pumpkin spice goodies. 

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Dog training company Zoom Room opened its first Arizona location Aug. 22 in Peoria, near Glendale’s Arrowhead Ranch.

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Boise-based The Gyro Shack will soon bring its full menu of gyros, salads and plates to Glendale—once it finds an appropriate spot.

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Many have heard stories of what happened when hair salons and barbershops closed down to stop the spread of COVID-19. There were botched at-home haircuts and dye jobs, and many people grew out quarantine beards. Hairstylists and barbers found themselves out of work. 

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Two dozen bars around the state are asking the Arizona Supreme Court to rule that Gov. Doug Ducey does not have the constitutional authority to shut them or any other business down.