FOOTHILLS BANK BRINGS ENHANCED OFFERINGS TO COMMUNITY

by Shea Nieto, CCIM, Regional President Foothills Bank has been serving Pinal County residents and businesses since 2011. Founded in Yuma, Arizona since our formation in 1997, we have steadily increased our presence throughout the state over the past 19+ years, particularly in our primary markets of Yuma, Prescott and Casa Grande. As previously announced, … Read More…

GIVING STARTS AT HOME

by Richard O’Neil, CPA, O’Neil & Steiner, PLLC Our community is blessed to have many people with a heart inclined toward giving. For those incredible people, here are a few ideas to get the most benefit from your generosity come tax time. All of these ideas have significant limitations and restrictions, so be sure to speak … Read More…

ZONTA CLUB OF CASA GRANDE VALLEY TO CELEBRATE 70 YEARS

Summary by Anne Lewis, a current member of the Zonta Club of CGV The Zonta Club of Casa Grande Valley is an active and dynamic organization of business and professional women dedicated to advancing the status of women and children both locally and globally. We support our community through service, fundraising, and advocacy. We also … Read More…

Lucid Motors Announces Electric Car Plant in Casa Grande

Watch the announcement video – Note: There were difficulties in getting the video to stream, causing a black-screen delay. The ceremony starts at 9:25 minutes. Casa Grande Mayor Bob Jackson’s statement is at 28:40 minutes.   Lucid Motors, a California company that has transitioned itself from a battery maker to electric car manufacturer, announced Tuesday that is is building a car manufacturing … Read More…

HAPPY SMALL BUSINESS HOLIDAYS

Can a small retailer survive realizing half of its annual revenue in Q4? by Jim Rhodes, Business Advocate Perhaps the title for this piece should actually begin “Can a small retailer actually earn half of its revenues in Q4?” An old retail business adage suggests that they earn 50 percent of their revenues in the fourth quarter … Read More…

EMPLOYERS SHOULD KNOW

by Denis Fitzgibbons, Fitzgibbons Law Offices Paid sick leave requirement goes into effect July 1 When Arizona voters passed Proposition 206 in November, much attention was focused on increasing the state’s minimum wage to $10 per hour. However, of greater concern to many employers is Prop. 206’s other provision: mandatory paid sick leave. Effective July … Read More…

NEW ARIZONA LAW HELPS AVOID EMPLOYEE MISCLASSIFICATION

by Tina Vannucci & Denis Fitzgibbons, Fitzgibbons Law Offices Many Arizona businesses struggle with determining whether to classify some of their workers as employees or independent contractors. Making the right determination is important, as a misclassification can incur costly penalties and liabilities for failure to pay overtime wages and employment taxes and to provide workers … Read More…