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Help Coming For the Trailing Spouse

  Longtime residents of Flagstaff are familiar with the trailing spouse dilemma: one partner lands a good job and the other struggles to find employment in his/her field. It is a problem for employ- ers when their top choice for a job vacancy turns the position down or when turnover is high because employees’ loved […]

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NAU Monetizing Research

The word “incubator” brings to mind a bunch of fluffy, yellow baby chicks that are kept warm and nurtured until they are grown up enough to fend for themselves. Actually, it is not a far stretch to call the Northern Arizona Center for Emerging Technolo- gies an “incubator.” It too keeps new ideas and inventions […]

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Flagstaff Business Rockin’ Local Manufacturing

          Bruce Zinky operates a “cantankerously independent” manufacturing company in Flagstaff. He describes Zinky Electronics LLC as a “strange anomaly,” as compared to other Northern Arizona businesses. “Manufacturing and assembly are an anomaly in an area that has noted ‘tourism’ as the leading industry in recent years. Not putting the knock […]

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Businesses Catering to Pregnant Women

Pregnancies lead to big business. In fact, in the United States, people spend more than $20 billion dollars a year on pregnancy/infant/toddler and preschool age products combined. Let’s face it, like the need for health care, the market for expectant mothers will always be there. In Northern Arizona, there are several companies that cater to […]

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Niles Radio Growing With Flagstaff

On the corner of East and Johnson in Sunnyside, the Niles Radio building has been a familiar sight to Flagstaff residents since 1954. Only a few might be able to tell you what this small, full-service, family-owned telecommunications provider with just 16 employees does, or how it has managed to more than survive, but to […]

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Fitness for New Moms

A Flagstaff business offers new mothers and soon-to-be moms an outlet to not only stretch their legs, but also build friendships and knowledge about parenting. Beth Sabol, owner of Stroller Strides, bought the franchise in June of 2008. It has been described as “group therapy fitness.” “Being a mom – whether it’s your first time […]

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Courage Required for Opening Your Own Business

  Wendell and Jennifer Johnson were the epitome of corporate Americans. Theyboth worked in the Phoenix area as engineers. After some time, they left thosepositions and started their energy consulting firm, where he remained for severalyears.    However, they eventually needed another change; they were tired of the Valley andthe rat race. They owned a […]

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