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New Appointment for Flagstaff Businessman Andy Kruse

  Committee to advise Department of Commerce on renewable energy issues   Andy Kruse, co-founder and executive vice president of business development at Southwest Windpower, has been appointed to the Department of Commerce’s recently established Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC).    Established on July 14, 2010, the RE&EEAC will advise the Secretary […]

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Footwear Innovators Building Global Lifestyle Brands from Flagstaff

     According to Deckers Outdoor Corporation’s third quarter report, the Flagstaff-based e-commerce division handled $8.7 million worth of sales. The Flagstaff office conducts e-commerce services for the international outdoor and casual footwear company, including web design, Internet marketing, returns processing, human resources and a full service call center.      “I am responsible for Deckers web- […]

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Christmas Made Special for Needy Flagstaff Families

On Christmas Eve this year, firefighters were called to assist several families around the city. This call however was not for a medical problem, fire or even a car accident. This call was to give a little extra help to a few families in our community. Every year the Flagstaff Firefighters Local 1505 adopts a […]

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Arizona Skiers Rejoicing

Arizona Snowbowl near Flagstaff opened today, on Christmas, after this week's snowfall created good conditions.   “The snow came in very wet and heavy; the ideal snow for establishing a base”, states Dave Smith, Snowbowl’s Director of Sales & Marketing.  “We have had crews on the mountain most of the week preparing for this day.  […]

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Social Media Shaping Election Landscape

Over the last several years, Americans have consumed social media applications at a record pace and are allocating more and more of their waking hours on sites like Facebook and Twitter. “When it comes to election cycles, they’re spending increased amounts of time using social media sites to learn about their favored politicians on their […]

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Southwest Windpower Acquires SunWind Solutions 

Southwest Windpower, the world’s leading supplier of distributed wind generators, today announced the acquisition of SunWind Solutions, an advanced software developer for renewable energy systems.  The acquisition supports Southwest Windpower’s underlying ambition to make clean, affordable energy available to everyone. SunWind Solutions’ core competency lies in the development of web-based software that makes renewable energy […]

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Next Steps for Arizona Snowbowl

Flagstaff Business News recently spoke with Arizona Snowbowl Manager, J.R. Murray.   FBN:  What is the next step for Arizona Snowbowl? Murray:  Start construction (of the pipeline and snowmaking infrastructure) in the spring of 2011 and we would begin making snow in the fall.  There will be about 232 jobs created during construction. FBN:  How will snowmaking extend […]

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