Tonya Thompson, Providing the Cool in Business Leadership

by John Stapleton, Contributing Editor It is known as “the coolest place in town,” not just for the Thrifty’s ice-cream and the blocks of ice in the back of the store, but because there is so much cool all in one spot — not to mention, ownership and staff set a positive vibe as you … Read More…

Shared Struggles: A Casa Grande Attorney’s Deeply Personal Book

Shared Struggles: Stories from Parents and Pediatricians Caring for Children with Serious Illnesses, by Ann Schrooten, tells 46 true stories from both sides of the physician-patient/parent relationship from families throughout the U.S. and doctors from many of the best children’s hospitals. Writing the book was a natural extension of Ann’s more than 15 years of experience … Read More…

Traits That Lead to Phone Use While Driving

A new study has identified certain personality traits that can lead to distracted driving and other risky behavior behind the wheel. The study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham found that extroverted older adults and conscientious, curious teens may be more likely than others to take risks while driving. In particular, the researchers … Read More…

Pinal Day Tripping Offers Much

by Renée Louzon-Benn, Executive Director, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce While some think of the Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce office, 575 N. Marshall St. in Casa Grande as the local business advocacy organization, we are also the designated Arizona Office of Tourism Visitor Information Center for our community. We have travel information, … Read More…

Your Business and Intellectual Property: If You Own It, Protect It

by Kevin P. Fitzgibbons In today’s world, to varying degrees we are all working artists using just the technology at our fingertips. Corporations, entrepreneurs and private individuals can quickly form companies and create literary, visual or auditory works that may evolve into tomorrow’s brands. Within these new formations is intellectual property that may be worth … Read More…

Businesses Strive to Keep Resilient

  by Renée Louzon-Benn, Executive Director, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce The Chamber is the sum of its parts — business members. Our part in the economic development of Casa Grande is to represent the interests of business when working with our fellow economic-development partners helping to create, maintain and grow financial stability. We … Read More…

9 Estate Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Ann F. Schrooten, Estate Planning and Probate Attorney, Fitzgibbons Law Offices Many people are using their stay-at-home time to tackle important projects they had been putting off, including creating or updating their estate planning documents. Estate planning is a complicated process, and every estate plan has unique features. Many of the common estate planning … Read More…

How to Get Forgiveness for PPP Loans

by Blake Herzog As more Pinal County small businesses get ready to submit documentation proving they have met the terms of their Paycheck Protection Program loans, Golden Corridor LIVING is providing information from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help them find the proper channels to do so. The federal Paycheck Protection Program was … Read More…

Casa Grande is Open for Business

by Renée Louzon-Benn, Executive Director, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Here we are, in a fresh, new year! In the past, the Chamber has held the Home, Health & Garden Show in January to highlight the great businesses, community and lifestyle we enjoy in Casa Grande. We still have great businesses, community and lifestyle … Read More…

CAC Creates Success with Business Partners

by Angela Askey, Executive Director Public Relations and Marketing Central Arizona College is providing innovative training and opportunities for companies to upskill their employees to ensure that Pinal County has a strong workforce. In 2019, CAC, in partnership with Pima Community College and the Maricopa Community College District, received the Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Model in … Read More…