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SCA Promoting Global Handwashing Day

Flagstaff and Bellemont-based SCA is weighing in on this weekend’s Global Handwashing Day.  SCA, a global hygiene company and makers of the Tork brand of away-from-home paper products, took a close look at North American consumer and U.S. college student hand hygiene habits in a new survey.   Commissioned in honor of this year’s Global […]

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Many Arizona Stocks Out-Performing the Dow

Shares of publicly traded Arizona companies had their ups and downs through last month’s stock market plunge. Yet, most Arizona companies’ year-to-date (YTD) stock prices out-performed the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The graph below/to the right/to the left compares the YTD performance of local companies’ shares to the Dow YTD performance. Arizona-based, publicly traded companies […]

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Bank of America Hiring Small Business Bankers in AZ

Bank of America is announcing the hiring of 29 small business bankers across the state of Arizona to provide guidance and counsel to local small business owners. One of the bankers is Janet Monette, who will work out of the downtown Flagstaff branch at 125 E. Birch Avenue. The additional bankers are part of the […]

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Arizona’s Car Sales Second Strongest in U.S.

Phoenix is the second hottest U.S. Market for new car sales, following Atlanta, Georgia.  The information was released today by Edmunds.com,  the premier online resource for automotive information. An Edmunds.com analysis of automotive registration data reveals that new retail car registrations in the Atlanta metropolitan area were 24 percent higher in the first half of […]

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Don’t Ignore Risk of Flooding

Water is essential to life, but when it comes in the form of a flood, it can inflict severe financial damage and even render a home unlivable. You can alleviate that risk with flood insurance, but it is important to understand its terms and conditions. You might think you are at greater risk from fire […]

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Phoenix Forbes Ranking Good for Northern Arizona

Phoenix is likely to become one of this country’s next boomtowns, according to Forbes Magazine and Joel Kotkin’s article, “What Cities Are Best Positioned to Grow and Prosper in the Coming Decade?” Out of 52 of the largest metro areas in the United States that were evaluated and assessed, Phoenix ranked ninth. Being included on […]

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Refinancing While Under Water

  In many cases, you can lower your interest rate even if you owe more on your home than it’s worth. As low as they may be, I still don’t think jumping into an adjustable rate mortgage makes sense. But, getting a six-percent rate or even a high-five-percent rate down into the four percent range DOES […]

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