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Flagstaff’s Growing List of Success Stories

Despite a down economy, many Flagstaff businesses are thriving. Area businesses seeing growth are in three main sectors, according to the city’s Office of Economic Development. Those areas are consumer product manufacturing, medical products/medical research and electrical and electromechanical manufacturing. Healthcare providers are also seeing an increase. “Our manufacturing sector tends to be much more […]

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NAU Graduates Pay High Price to Stay in Flag

For most college students, graduation day brings a sigh of relief. After years of late night study sessions, assignment deadlines and challenging professors, graduation day means freedom from classrooms and the start of the next chapter of their lives. Or does it? For some recent graduates, uncertainties still remain. For example, where will they get […]

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Chocolate–What’s Love Got to Do With It?

During Valentine’s week, consumers will buy more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy, ringing up $345 million in sales. That will account for 5.1 percent of total annual sales of chocolate, according to Nielsen, a company measuring customer behavior. But what do Valentine’s Day and love have to do with chocolate? According to Jenny […]

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Snow Storm Update

The President’s Day weekend storm brought a lot of snow to Northern Arizona, closing highways and I-17 and causing dozens of slide offs and other accidents. The ski resort, Arizona Snowbowl, is reporting 42 inches of new snow.  Amounts in other areas vary.  One Flagstaff location measured 12 inches and another 15.  A weather spotter […]

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Impact of Snow on Economy

Businesses are among the many Northern Arizonans preparing for a series of storms.  The first one is expected to bring about a foot of snow this weekend. This time last year, many were still digging themselves out after a record snowstorm. Snow-related businesses could barely keep up with demand. This year, Northern Arizona businesses are […]

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SCA’s Don Jordan Elected to Chamber Board

Don Jordan, Director, Southwest Operations of SCA’s North American tissue division, has been elected to the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce board of directors for a three-year term, which started on Jan. 1, 2011. “We feel that Don’s business acumen will really make a difference in the success of the chamber in 2011,” said Julie Pastrick, […]

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