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Flagstaff Business News Goes to China

  Flying into Beijing was like flying into a wet smokestack; the air was thick with gloom and rain. Breaking through layers of beige clouds, the ground below extended for miles – make that kilometers – in a brown expanse fragmented by drab buildings and rectangles of green water. Closer to the airport, and closer […]

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Looking Good – Recession Resistant

     Tucked just off Old Route 66 in downtown Flagstaff is a new business, smelling of fresh paint and profes- sional hair products. McSweeny is a salon, located near Mama Burger and Just Wireless. Longtime hairdressers Don McKenzie and Marc Potter just opened the salon, moving from The Shop, another hair establishment in the […]

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Sedona’s New Age Businesses Form Cornerstone

Think of Sedona and the first thing that comes to mind is its spectacu- lar red rocks. The second thing is probably the spiritual and metaphysical side to this pretty little city of a just over 10,000. Sedona, by some, is considered the psychic capital of the world and sup- ports many new age businesses […]

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Homeowners Choosing Green Construction

Homeowners are being careful with how they spend their money. Like the rest of the country, Flagstaff has been hit hard by the economic down- turn. Single family home permits dropped from 217 in 2006 to 17 in 2009. Permits for remodeling have remained relatively stable, dropping from 202 permits in 2002 to 138 permits […]

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Community Profile – Tom Ramsey

Tom Ramsey was a small-town Yuma boy who grew up working for his father’s lumber company when he received football scholarships to the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. He chose NAU and moved to Flagstaff in 1969 to study physical education and industrial arts. After playing professional football for the Kansas City Chiefs […]

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Free Small Business Counseling

Fri, 21 Free Small Business Counseling 101 W. Route 66 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Don't miss this chance to learn from mentors and successful business advisors during free and confidential face to face counseling and training. The Chamber is teaming with SCORE, Service Corp of Retired Executives, to bring you new opportunities to get […]

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Flagstaff Business After Hours Mixer

Thurs, 27 Flagstaff Business After Hours Mixer The Arbors Condominiums, 1385 West University Avenue, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Join us for our Business After 5 Mixer at The Arbors Condos. Connect with fellow members while you enjoy an evening in their wonderful location. Cost to attend is $7/members, $15/non-members one visit only. Payable at the […]

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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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