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Flagstaff Earth Day

Flagstaff Earth Day High Country Conference Center, 201 East Butler Avenue, 6 pm. The Keynote event, Harvesting Water and More to Turn “Wastes” into Resources: The Story of Rain Beer, Urban Drool Harvesting, Managing Mega-Cities Like Forests, and more is sponsored by the City of Flagstaff and the Arizona Association of Environmental Education. Free and […]

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Voting to Continue Taxes

Important city ballot questions that impact our business community are coming to you in May 2010: Continuation of the current City of Flagstaff Sales Tax and Continuation of the current Lodging, Restaurant and Lounge (BBB) tax. When you pay your taxes on a purchase in Flagstaff, a small but important portion of that goes to […]

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From the Classroom to the Boardroom

Student business incubation programs are in existence around the world and soon there will be such a program in Flagstaff! Schools such as Fudan University in Shanghai, China partner with incubators such as the Yangpu Science and Technology Center to foster the creation of companies around university- developed intellectual property. Springfield Community College in Springfield, […]

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Dining Secrets of Snowbowl

Many of us in Flagstaff are skiers or snowboarders and enjoy getting up to Arizona Snowbowl to get in some runs once in awhile. But did you know what goes on there so that you can get some nourishment into your body and a frosty beer now and then? I spoke with Dave Smith, Snowbowl’s […]

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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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