It’s not a massive new company hiring hundreds, like Amazon or Microsoft.
Nor is it a glitzy, high-tech company creating apps that will do all kinds of things you never imagined.
Even so, Business Briefcase is happy to welcome a modest, “old-fashioned” new company, with a pair of entrepreneurs making the plunge:
Kimberly Murillo and Leilani Heying launched Litchfield Park-based CPR Training Team.
“We are a new company and offer emergency cardiovascular care (ECC) training at our clients’ location,” said Murillo.
“All equipment and materials are provided and classes are offered at a competitive rate. Although most of our classes are scheduled with people/companies requiring CPR/BLS training certification as a work requirement, we have a strong passion for training lifesaving skills to everyone.”
Murillo recently retired from a 22-year career as a sales manager. She is comfortable talking to groups, as she teaches fitness classes.
Heying is a registered nurse “with a vast expanse of experience in the medical field and is very committed to sharing her knowledge in ECC.
“Although our backgrounds lend towards creating a much-needed business, we have a stronger pull leading us to our business model. We dedicate our practice to Carston Wayne, the son of our very close friend who lost his life in a drowning accident at the age of 4,” Murillo said.
“If one person’s life is saved as a result of our training, we have succeeded.”
• One reason the new Christopher Todd Communities at Estrella Commons is already more than 50% leased after just two months: Dogs love it.
Jessica French grew up in Goodyear but moved to the East Valley for a few years. She and her fiance, Jeremiah, were looking for a place to raise Charlie, their golden retriever puppy.
“The private backyards are what sold Jeremiah and me. We are not ready to buy a home yet and definitely did not want to live in a small apartment again, so this works perfectly for us and our precious puppy,” she said.
And Charlie is enjoying making new friends at the dog park (a first for Christopher Todd Communities).
The 286-home Christopher Todd Communities at Estrella Commons is at 15385 W. Fillmore Street, Goodyear. For more information, visit ctcpriority.com.
• Another big sale in Buckeye: On Sept. 11, Dwight Leister paid TGV Investments $4 million and change for 117 acres at Perryville and Lower Buckeye roads. It’s farmland now—but will it become more housing?