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Business Briefs: February 10, 2016

SRP ranked highest in West

J.D. Power has issued a study ranking Salt River Project highest in customer satisfaction for business electricity service among large electricity providers in the West Region for the third consecutive year.

SRP’s overall customer satisfaction index was 747 out of a possible 1,000 points in the 2016 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study.

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Business Briefcase: February 10, 2016

Welcome to another edition of the Business Briefcase, readers.

The Super Bowl is now over, but the ads will live on forever, at least in some capacity along the trenches of the Internet.

Did anyone look up how much it cost to run a 30-second spot during the big game? No, it wasn’t $42,000. That was for the first Super Bowl in 1967. For 2016, it was a cool $5 million. The price 49 years ago wouldn’t even get you a second of airtime today.

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Business Briefcase: February 3, 2016

Here at Business Briefcase Headquarters, there’s a special appreciation for those in the yard architecture industry.

Your Briefcase host once spent a summer in high school on the landscaping circuit, so I understand the pain in screwing up someone’s grass. It makes the owner very unhappy, because apparently, that stuff takes weeks to grow back.

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Business Briefcase: January 27, 2016

We take a lot of heat, figuratively and literally, for enduring Arizona’s scorching summers. Some just can’t, or won’t, understand living in a place where you can burn the skin right off your hand by touching the steering wheel. And that’s only after a 15-minute trip to the grocery store!

After seeing what the East Coast is dealing with, I say we picked a pretty decent place to live. Either way, you have to stock up on gloves for protection.

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, everyone. Let’s get started.

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20
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Business Briefcase: January 20, 2016

Welcome to the Business Briefcase, readers!

I hope everyone had a good weekend. For me, I spent my Saturday developing an ulcer watching the Arizona Cardinals beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFL playoffs. What a crazy game!

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Business Briefcase: January 13, 2016

Forgiveness is a good virtue, and it’s usually a popular New Year’s resolution. I’m just warming you, the Briefcase readers, up for a few clarifications from last week’s issue. Remember to be kind!

Anyhoo, the first order of business is straightening out the address for Key Health Pharmacy in Goodyear. Somehow a pesky extra number attached itself to the correct address of 560 N. Estrella Parkway. Sometimes these keyboards have a mind of their own.

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06
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Business Briefcase - January 6, 2016

Happy New Year, Briefcase readers!

Looks like we made it through the holidays in one piece, save for a few unlucky people who took some battle wounds on Black Friday. I’ve seen the videos online. Blood, sweat and tears literally went into some of those gifts out there. I do not regret staying far away from retailers on that day.

Happy Orthodox Christmas Eve, by the way, for those who celebrate it.

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Business Briefcase: December 30, 2015

Howdy, Briefcase readers! Welcome to the final Business Briefcase of 2015.

Everyone remembered to check their driveways for the paper last Wednesday, right? Just a friendly reminder that the West Valley View is going to continue to come out once a week moving forward.

I hope everyone had a good 2015, and if not, there are still two days to do something about it. Counting today, of course. If you’re not seeing this until the evening, then there’s only one day left.

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Business Briefcase: December 23, 2015

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Business Briefcase! It’s also our first Wednesday issue in quite some time, so Christmas is actually closer than you may think.

Your Briefcase host is making some last-minute deals to secure my place on the nice list this year. After a lifetime of sampling from each side, I’ve decided the nice list is the way to go. On an unrelated note, is anyone in the market for a few pounds of coal? There are many uses for it, I promise.

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Business Briefcase: December 15, 2015

Hello again, readers. Welcome to the Business Briefcase!

There’s a ton of business tidbits we need to get to, so I won’t waste much time.

Before we get started, I want to wish a Happy Chanukah to those who just wrapped up the eight-day celebration. I’ll also wish it to those not celebrating it — just seems like a nice thing to do and don’t want to leave anyone out.

Now let’s get to the not-so-nice news first.

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