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SBA and USDA Officials Visit Flagstaff

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, SBA Office of Rural Affairs & Regional Administrator Daniel Nordberg; and Associate Administrator for the Office of Field Operations and Regional Administrator for Region IX Michael Vallante are meeting with small business owners who are benefiting from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The rural small businesses are representative of the more than 85,771 […]

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Encouraging Yourself: Can You Go Three More Feet?

Kyle Maynard and his long-time friend and business partner, Joey Leonardo, know all about failure. Before becoming world-class mountaineers, they weren’t even campers. “We didn’t know how to put up a tent,” said Leonardo. Today, they have over-the-top memories of viewing the world from some of the highest peaks. But, getting there took a rocky […]

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Heritage Route 66 Motel Getting Retro Restoration

New owners are renovating the Whispering Winds Motel on Old Route 66 in Flagstaff. The 25-room motel was purchased on June 1 for just under $1 million, according to Coconino County records. “We’re working with Mark Reavis at the City of Flagstaff’s Heritage Preservation Office to renovate the landmark sign,” said Ascend Capital Management Sales […]

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International Minute Press Lifts Community During COVID-19

International Minute Press printing franchise owners Tracie and Glenn Hansen are helping people in Flagstaff celebrate milestones, stay safe and get back to business during COVID-19. Just five months after celebrating their first year in business, everything came to a sudden stop for them. “March was shaping up to be a record month, but it […]

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Consumers Lose More Than Weight with Noom Health App

Consumers who are at home more than usual during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic may be especially interested in getting in shape by trying out convenient web-based health and fitness services. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers about Noom, a popular app-based weight loss service. According to BBB Serving Metropolitan New York, where Noom […]

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Beyond the Exterior

Forget career assessments or personality tests to determine your professional path; sometimes our names alone can hold the key to the employment door we should open. Such is the case with Flagstaff’s Janet Sweigart of SweigART, Designs, LLC, who began her career studying fine arts at Northern Arizona University and now specializes in custom interior […]

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Guitarman Esteban Strumming Softly Through COVID-19

For artists like Esteban, the show must go on, despite the cancelation of live concerts because of the novel coronavirus. “I’m not playing a lot of gigs,” said Esteban. “I’m doing a lot of recordings now. And I’m doing a lot of YouTube stuff because all my gigs canceled. You know, I had 45 gigs […]

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Snowbowl, Chamber Offer COVID-19 Relief Fund

As businesses continue to struggle with the effects of COVID-19, some are looking for ways to help. Arizona Snowbowl officials say the resort is partnering with the Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce to create the Arizona Snowbowl/Flagstaff Chamber COVID-19 Relief Fund, which will provide eight $7,500 grants to qualifying small businesses. “COVID-19 has created new […]

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