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New Law Affecting Local Patents

Flight nurse Ryan Heck recalls an all-too-familiar story. It was Memorial Day weekend and a man on the Hopi reservation had suffered a heart attack and needed a helicopter to transport him to the nearest hospital with cardiac facilities. “Flagstaff Medical Center was full,” Heck remembered. “So the next call [the doctors] made was to […]

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American Invents Act

June 21, 11:30-1:00 at NACET. Most in the innovation and business communities have heard something about the coming U.S. patent law changes brought by the passage last year of the America Invents Act.As implementing regulations are being published and major aspects of the Act are now nine months or less away from coming online, this seminar […]

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Legislation Preserving Flagstaff’s Dark Skies

Governor Jan Brewer has signed into law HB 2543, compromise legislation that protects Arizona’s critical astronomy installations while making reasonable accommodations for new technology in the billboard industry. The Governor had vetoed an earlier bill that she felt placed Arizona observatories at risk, and called astronomy and billboard stakeholders to the table at that time […]

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Governor Signing State Budget

“Today, I proudly signed into law a conservative and comprehensive budget plan that adds real resources to our State’s most critical programs, while setting aside dollars for the fiscal challenges that lay ahead. I applaud and commend legislators of both chambers who worked with me in good faith to make this possible.   “It is […]

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What are Northern Arizonans Predicting for 2012?

January always brings customary predictions for what the New Year will hold. While some laugh at Doomsday prophesies based on Mayan calendars, others are concerned about the election year, the economy or business opportunities. One thing is for sure, 2012 offers an abundance of events ripe for prognostication. Flagstaff Business News asked Northern Arizonans what […]

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Tip-A-Cop Special Olympics Fundraiser a Success

Staff members from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, Flagstaff Police Department and Grand Canyon National Park Service send their appreciation to the many community members that made the recent Tip-A-Cop fundraiser at Taverna Greek Grill a huge success. The event occurred on January 9, 2012 and over $1,400 was raised for Arizona Special Olympics. This […]

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Top 2011 Small Business Policy Developments

This week SBE Council issued “Top Policy Highlights and Lowlights for Small Business in 2011,” a list of significant policy developments this past year for the nation’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan said the list includes a range of issues that will impact the economic and business climate for 2012 and […]

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Constituion Week Being Recognized in AZ

Governor Jan Brewer has issued a proclamation declaring September 17-23, 2011, “Constitution Week” in remembrance of the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. “The U.S. Constitution was groundbreaking. It not only established a new government but – more importantly – it set forth the very framework of limited federal government and American liberty guaranteed […]

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11th Circuit Strikes Individual Mandate from Legislation

Karen Harned, executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Legal Center, issued the following statement in response to the decision by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals finding the individual mandate in the health care law unconstitutional: “Small-business owners across the country have been vindicated by the 11th Circuit’s ruling […]

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Pearce Faces November Recall Election

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has announced a November 8th recall election for Senate President Russell Pearce.  “Today, in accordance with state law, I issued an order calling a special recall election. This action is mandated under ARS Section 19-209. “Under Arizona law, the Governor must call a special election once the Secretary of State’s Office […]

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