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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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In July, a New Jersey pizzeria went viral for inviting its surrounding community to leave “lost dog” flyers at their restaurant to attach to their pizza box lids.
Locals know the Phoenix Metro area is divided into several overarching subsectors including the East Valley, West Valley and Central Phoenix. As a member of WeMAR (West Maricopa Association of REALTORS®) the West Valley is not only where I call home, but the predominant area in which I work.…
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase — the column with all the great business news in Glendale, from new openings to closings, construction and developments, grand-opening and ribbon-cutting events, networking and anything else that fits.
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase. I’m not going to touch upon any events, as it’s all business in this week’s briefcase. From the reopening of a popular seasonal pop-up shop to a new medical practice, several big property sales and plans by a beloved local hobby shop to rel…
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase! I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day weekend. This week, we resume the column with a fairly new restaurant, a net-leased property sale and then a ribbon-tying event for a local organization’s visibility. But enough of the rambling; you’…
There are times when going to a restaurant can be difficult, especially if you are allergic to specific foods. Oscar’s Pier 83, a Glendale staple for 15 years, now caters to such people.
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase. This week, there are quite a few businesses to discuss. From a fairly new sub shop to the area, to a new partnership, some local events and another staff change, there’s always something going on in the West Valley — and especially Glendale.
Reinventing classic, Mexican seafood dishes is a craft Los Arbolitos de Cajeme has mastered over its 31 years in operation. With dishes like Camarón Sonora — shrimp sauteed in pico de gallo chile and a Sonora house cream; and Pulpo a Las Brasas — grilled, seasoned octopus — the Mexican chain…
Amerisleep began as an online retailer in 2010, but did something many retailers are actually moving away from: it created a brick-and-mortar store.
Hello, readers, and welcome back to another rousing week of Business Briefcase! This time on our agenda, we have plenty of burgers and brews to go around, as a new local establishment opened this year and has been steadily garnering popularity among residents and passersby alike.
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase. This week is a good one for those of you looking to get out into the community and spread the word of your business — or maybe even learn about all the others.
Hello, readers! On tap this week are a new location for a school that provides extra opportunities for high schoolers, a large donation by a local Glendale organization and a way for all the businesses in the West Valley to partner and spread the word about what they offer. But with much to …
Glendale Community College, part of the Maricopa County Community College District, recently launched a program that provides a pathway to a fully fund college degrees for employees of local businesses.
Wendy and Pat Crain lived in San Diego for 30 years, managing Belmont Park, a historic amusement park in Mission Bay. When they retired, they wanted to do something more.
With temperatures rising in Arizona, air conditioners are running nonstop. This can pull serious electricity, sending bills soaring. As a result, everyone looks for ways to keep cool without spending a fortune
Hello, readers! Welcome back to Business Briefcase, the column for all your West Valley business needs. From new businesses to construction, acquisitions, networking and even closings, there’s always something going on in Glendale.
Todd Graves, founder and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, is one of the top CEOs in the country, according to Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award honoring the top CEOs in 2019.
Tucked into downtown Mesa, behind a nondescript wooden door, sits an oasis once shared by the likes of Drake, DJ Khaled, Mike Posner and Jimmy Eat World.
Hello, readers! Now that we’re in the summer months, you know what that means! School is out and temperatures are rising, but as always, business is booming in Glendale. And the first on today’s agenda will help combat a bit of this summer heat we’re facing. Let’s get into it!