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Local Leaders Say Teacher Shortage is Hurting Business

Arizona is facing a significant teacher shortage, according to Expect More Arizona, with more than 2,000 unfilled positions in the past academic year alone. Local business leaders say the lack of teachers is having a detrimental impact in local classrooms and, thus, the workforce.   “In the Flagstaff region, we all want a diverse economy and […]

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Combining Taekwondo with Community Service 

Picking up trash along the highway and volunteering at the Flagstaff Family Food Center are not your conventional ways of teaching Taekwondo, but for Mechelle Felsted, a fifth-degree black belt, master instructor and owner of Academy of the Martial Way, it is part of the experience.     “When we go to the soup kitchen, we prepare food, clean shop and the floors. We do […]

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Northland Hospice Celebrating 35 years

Northland Hospice & Palliative Care has been providing hospice care in the greater Flagstaff area for 35 years. The community helped the locally owned and operated organization celebrate the milestone at an event in October. Founded in 1983 by Flagstaff’s Marilyn Pate and a team of several volunteers, Northland Hospice is the region’s only not-for-profit […]

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Increasing Number of Baby Boomers Booking Trips on Airbnb

Senior guests who are over 60 are now the fastest-growing age group using Airbnb, according to a new study by Airbnb. Typically thought of as a service for millennials, the online marketplace that allows people to rent out their homes, spare rooms or other properties announced that the number of seniors who have ever booked […]

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Amazon, NACET Collaboration Offering Businesses Digital Toolkit

Moonshot at NACET, the entrepreneur development program based at the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology, is collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to make Flagstaff the first U.S. city to offer the AWS “CloudStart” program to startup businesses. AWS CloudStart, originally designed to assist entire countries in accelerating digital economies, provides a suite […]

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