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Pacemakers Save Lives, Make Living More Comfortable

There are areas in the heart called pacemakers that send electrical signals to the rest of the heart, setting the speed or pace of the heartbeat. These pacemakers speed the heart up during exercise or hard work and slow it down again during rest. If natural pacemakers are injured or fail to do their job, […]

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NAU Contributes to Flagstaff and State

Northern Arizona University contributes nearly $2 billion to the Arizona economy each year, according to a new study conducted by the Arizona Rural Policy Institute, a unit of NAU’s Alliance Bank Outreach Center. The study shows that NAU contributes $1.85 billion in economic activity, which supports 20,300 Arizona jobs. Further, NAU’s 88,600 alumni pay more […]

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Goodwill’s ‘Second Runway’ Show Slated for April 25th

 April 25, 2015  Fabulous fashions from Goodwill of Northern Arizona stores, modeled by local personalities, will be the highlight of Second Runway, the charitable organization’s annual fashion show and shopping extravaganza. All funds raised by the event support Goodwill’s job creation and workforce development initiatives throughout Northern Arizona. Mayor Jerry Nabours, Northern Arizona University President […]

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Keith Todhunter-Schaafsma

How Much Income Do You Actually Need in Retirement?

One of the most common questions that we get from clients nearing retirement is, “How much income am I going to need to be comfortable?” It’s an important question that gets right at the heart of the retirement puzzle. Although we wish we could give you a round number right here, that just isn’t possible. […]

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Future Smart or Future Gullible

I can predict the future. Believe me, I can. It’s just that I can’t predict it 100 percent accurately all the time. For example, I can predict that at least some readers who get beyond the first couple of sentences of this book review will continue to read it all the way through. I can […]

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One Last Opportunity to Get Health Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, the government set up certain rules on when individuals can enroll for health insurance. For 2015, the open enrollment period ended on Feb. 15. The only permissible time to enroll outside this period is through a Special Enrollment Period, which are for life events such as marriage, divorce, loss of […]

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T Paul Thomas

First Three Things All Business Owners Should Do

As this column develops over time, I will share my thoughts with fellow CEOs, presidents, general managers and business owners based on questions that are submitted to me at thomas.tpaul@gmail.com. For this inaugural column, I’ve decided to address the question I’ve been asked the most over my 30-year career. It usually goes something like this, […]

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Haute Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2015

There are so many new and exciting design trends in the kitchen and bath industry. The annual Kitchen and Bath Show (KBIS) was held in late January this year in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is the world’s largest tradeshow event dedicated to exhibiting products intended for the kitchen and […]

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Peru Harnesses a Career of Helping for United Way Role

 Longtime Flagstaff resident Steve Peru has spent most of his career helping people. He will now use that experience – and the relationships he has built – in his new role as president and CEO of United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA). Peru took on the position Feb. 16 and succeeded Carol Dykes, who has […]

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