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The Lite Company Celebrating 40 Years, Marking New Era

This 40-year-old family-owned Flagstaff business is ringing in the New Year with a big change. Long-time owners, Mike and Kathie Knapp, have just sold their beloved business. The Lite Company has always been local Flagstaff family owned and operated and it was important to us to make sure it stayed that way! On January 2, […]

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Trapeze Artists Training Students to Dance in the Air 

Attendance is flying high at Momentum Aerial dance studio, where co-owners Joanie Garcia and Morgan Louvier train 150 students a week and present several aerial dance performances a year.   Though relatively new, aerial dancing is a combination of modern dance and static trapeze utilizing silks (a long piece of fabric hanging from anchoring equipment creating […]

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War2In Inspection Training Program Graduating from Moonshot

War2In, the innovative training program that certifies veterans and others in the lucrative field of non-destructive testing (NDT), is graduating from the Moonshot at NACET program this year and relocating to a facility in Bellemont.  War2In – the name is a shortening of “Warrior To Inspector” – was the first Moonshot client to occupy the […]

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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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