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29
Jul
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Business Briefs: July 29, 2014

Waddell company selected as Google case study

Great Support Techs was selected by Google to be Arizona’s case study example of a business using ecommerce for better results. The family-owned business in Waddell started in 2012 and now has more than 400 customers. To see Great Support Techs’ story, visit http://google.com/economicimpact/reports/az.html.

Tue
29
Jul
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Business Briefcase: July 29, 2014

Rachel TrottThis Briefcase was written on a beautifully overcast morning. The forecast predicts that the West Valley is in for another monsoon Sunday afternoon, so hopefully by the time this hits your driveway on Tuesday, we’ve enjoyed a nice, cool weekend.

I didn’t go to what we in the biz affectionately call J-school to be a weather woman (although those green screens always looked like a lot of fun), so let’s talk business.

Fri
25
Jul
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Business Briefs: July 25, 2014

Financial adviser wins award

Scott Wallace of the Edward Jones Avondale branch office was awarded the firm’s Century Award for outstanding performance during 2013. Edward Jones is a Fortune 500 company providing financial services for individual investors.

Goodyear company gets grant

Tue
22
Jul
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Business Briefcase: July 22, 2014

Hello, Business Briefcasers!

I’ve been alternating with Reporter Rachel Trott on the Briefcase for almost a year now, helping bring business related items that were newsworthy, but not quite large enough to warrant an entire story.

And now, my time sharing these duties has come to an end.

It’s not you, readers. It’s me.

Just kidding, it’s really just a bit of shuffling around at the paper. One of our long-time greats Mike Russo is headed off for a well-deserved retirement. I’ll be shifting over to a role in sports coverage here at the View. I do hope I don’t have to cover any Luis Suarez-type incidents on the sports side of things. Please, high school athletes, no biting!

Tue
15
Jul
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Business Briefcase: July 15, 2014

Litchfield restaurant recognized for wine selection

Litchfield’s in Litchfield Park was one of 3,748 restaurants to be included in Wine Spectator magazine’s 2014 Restaurant Awards.

The award honors restaurants around the globe offering the best wine selections. Wine Spectator began honoring restaurants with the award in 1981.

 

View staffer wins award for editorial writing

West Valley View Managing Editor Cary Hines won a Golden Dozen award for editorial writing at the 2014 International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors conference held June 24-29 in Durango, Colo.

Tue
15
Jul
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Business Briefs: July 15, 2014

Hey, there.

You’ve found another Briefcase. Fancy that. Well, pull up a seat and settle in, I’ve got some news to share.

First up is a fun business that I believe is the only one of its kind in our coverage area right now (although as always, I’m willing to eat my hat if that turns out to be untrue, but Google reaffirmed my suspicions).

Fire Me Up recently opened in Suite 301 at 13778 W. McDowell Road, just east of Litchfield Road in Goodyear next to Sweet Salon.

The pottery studio allows customers the opportunity to pick out a piece of pottery to hand paint.

“We have a wide range of painting opportunities. The bisque range changes with the seasons, so you can find something suitable for birthdays, Halloween, Christmas or weddings,” owner Tara Gaffney said. “We then glaze and fire the item for you. The finished item is usually ready for collection in five days.”

Tue
08
Jul
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Business Briefcase: July 8, 2014

Happy July, readers! I hope all y’all had a happy and safe Fourth of July. (And I’ll try not to depress you too much by reminding you that the next major holiday is Labor Day, all the way in September.)

First on tap are some major changes in the strip mall at 13370 W. Van Buren St., east of Central Avenue in Goodyear.

God Favorite Market closed after less than a year in business in Suite 103. But never fear, a similar business called Fendell International Marketplace recently opened in the same storefront to fill that international goods niche.

According to the website, Fendell sells food from India, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia.

Fri
04
Jul
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Business Briefs - July 4, 2014

Chamber awards local businesses

The Southwest Valley Chamber of Commerce held its 56th Annual Awards dinner June 20 at the Wigwam in Litchfield Park.

Nearly 300 business owners, elected officials, chamber members and guests were in attendance.

Ryan Lantz of the Cleveland Indians won the Chamber Member of the Year award.

Tue
01
Jul
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Business Briefcase - July 1, 2014

Happy Fourth of July week everyone!

We’re a few days away from the 238th birthday of the U.S. That’s a lot of candles. I guess you don’t need candles when practically every town shoots a ton of fireworks in your honor.

Be sure to check out the View’s Fourth of July event roundup in today’s issue.

Tue
01
Jul
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Business Briefs - July 1, 2014

West Valley Hospital names new manager

West Valley Hospital in Goodyear has named Tiffiny Strever as its new trauma program manager. Strever’s responsibilities will include developing and maintaining a quality, cost effective system of care for trauma patients, managing performance improvements, community outreach programs and providing leadership for the trauma care program. Strever has 25 years of nursing experience in emergency and critical care.

 

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