Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. There is a growing body of research demonstrating that cholesterol levels are no longer the best indicator of a person's risk for a heart attack or stroke. In fact, half of the people who suffer a heart attack have completely … [Read more...] about New Thinking on Heart Disease Prevention
This month, Mayor Sara Presler has a few questions for Deputy City Manager Jerene Watson, who started working for Flagstaff last month. Mayor: Welcome to Flagstaff! Tell us a little bit about you. Watson: I’ve spent nearly four decades in the workforce – seven years in the private sector and … [Read more...] about Get to Know Your New Deputy City Manager, Jerene Watson
Hospitality: Approximately $11.4 billion in lodging assets sold in the first half of 2011, compared to $4.9 billion in the first half of 2010 (CoStar). Multi-family: Apartment transaction volume surged 132 percent from this time last year until now (Real Capital … [Read more...] about Making Transactions Happen for Clients
Many years ago, I taught at the University of Redlands School of Business (back then it was called the Alfred North Whitehead School of Business). Among my courses was one that coached MBA students in preparing the documentation required for lifetime learning credits. The idea was to acknowledge the … [Read more...] about Everything I Know About Business I Learned at West Point
#6 Wrapping It Up...Steps to Building an Energy Star Home In the current series of articles, we chronicled the steps to building an energy efficient home based on a current project here in Flagstaff. We just finished a house for a professor north of NAU who decided to prioritize energy … [Read more...] about Completing Your Energy Efficient Home
Sunny days uplift spirits, yet seniors need to take special precautions to make sure their enjoyment of summer is not eclipsed by dehydration and heat illness. Physical changes that come with aging make older adults more vulnerable to summer’s heat and humidity. The American Geriatrics Society’s … [Read more...] about The Effects of Heat on Seniors
Ever thought about opening your own business? Well, think again. If statistics are reliable, most businesses go out of business within their first decade (as high as 60% according to some reports). The turnover of storefronts from Hunt Avenue to Aspen during the past several years is enough to … [Read more...] about Is It Really Is Safe to Go Back In the Water?
Water is essential to life, but when it comes in the form of a flood, it can inflict severe financial damage and even render a home unlivable. You can alleviate that risk with flood insurance, but it is important to understand its terms and conditions. You might think you are at greater risk from … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore Risk of Flooding
Most Americans realize by now that a steady diet of cheeseburgers and soda will lead to heart disease and diabetes. What they don't know is there is another offender in the typical American diet that most people would never suspect to be causing them a problem. That silent villain is gluten, a … [Read more...] about Gluten–Why All the Hype ??
In this current series of articles we are chronicling the steps to build an energy efficient home based on a current project here in Flagstaff. We are building a house for a professor just north of NAU who is prioritizing energy efficiency. The first articles covered the basics of getting out of … [Read more...] about #5 Steps to Building an Energy Star Home