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Older Employees Enhancing the Workplace

Darja Cocca loves working for New Frontiers in Prescott. She feels respected and appreciated by her fellow employees, to whom she refers as her work family. At 70 years old, Cocca could be the oldest worker at the store, but says she doesn’t feel any age discrimination. Her appreciation for the positive work environment is […]

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Four Deputy City Manager Finalists Named

The four finalists have been invited to Flagstaff to interview for the job of Deputy City Manager this week. The City of Flagstaff received 117 applications and conducted phone interviews with 13 candidates prior to selecting the four finalists. The finalists include: Jay R. Harrington, currently the City Manager of Cortez, Colorado, has served in […]

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Spotlight: Pro Groom

Flagstaff Business News talked with Denise Dean, owner of Pro Groom on N. Center Street. FBN: How did you come to be in this line of work? Dean: I was looking for a job that worked with Animals when I was finishing high school and had thought I would like to be a veterinarian but at that […]

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Rich Bowen Heading ECoNA

An Update to last month’s article on ECoNA.  NAU’s Rich Bowen is on executive loan from Northern Arizona University and will head up the group.   He tells FBN his job position will be reevaluated annually, to see if his expertise is best served with ECoNA, or on campus.  Bowen says he looks forward to […]

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Students Thriving in NAU’s Acclaimed MBA Program

The master’s in business administration (MBA) program at Northern Arizona University was recently listed among the best business programs in the nation in the Princeton Review’s 2010 edition of its book, The Best 301 Business Schools. NAU students and instructors say those involved in developing and operating the program should be proud.      “The […]

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Older Workers Striving to Learn New Technologies

  "I need help uploading job applications.” “I didn’t know Excel, so I didn’t get hired.”  These are common refrains heard from older workers, age 55 and up, who are currently searching for employment.   “They are intimidated by the computer,” said Jo Ann Kuruc, career skills instructor at Yavapai College. “Many times they weren’t […]

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If Timothy Geithner Were a Poet

  FBN Business Book Review        "Do you think there’ll be another 7/11?” an elderly, dying woman asks her son. She means 9/11, but he doesn’t correct her. And while it doesn’t seem all that funny out of context, in Jess Walter’s novel, “The Financial Lives of Poets,” it’s a scream. Reviewing a […]

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