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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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Local Economy Boosted by Wine

A proven marketing model is helping the Verde Valley ride out the economic tide on a wave of wine. “We have seen the sales of wine at local vineyards double over previous years’ sales,” said Lana Tolleson, president/CEO of the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce. “No other business has achieved that kind of success.” “In a […]

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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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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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Local Businesses Working With Nonprofits

Flagstaff’s largest private employer, W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc., is setting an example of philanthropy with several programs in place that provide opportunities for employees to give back to the community. The Gore Volunteer Time Program allows employees to take eight hours of paid time each year to work for local non-profits. And when a […]

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