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…

SUPPORT CASA GRANDE’S ECONOMIC HEALTH

by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Shop at local businesses A healthy community isn’t just about the health of the citizens of the community; it also means the mental, physical, spiritual and economic health of the community. Let’s talk about the economic health of our community. Have you ever considered how you, … Read More…

DO I REALLY NEED RENTERS INSURANCE?

by Cindy Garcia, Licensed Insurance Agent with ROX Casa Grande Insurance A recent study has revealed most people who rent apartments or homes will not have a Renters Insurance Policy unless the landlord requires one. This raises the question, “Do I really need Renters Insurance?” To find the answer to this question, we need to define Renters … Read More…