EDUCATION IS ESSENTIAL FOR A HEALTHY WORKFORCE, ECONOMY & COMMUNITY

by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce As citizens of Casa Grande and Arizona, we have the opportunity to help strengthen the education system in Arizona. The Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce does support the passage of Proposition 123, a referendum for restoration of inflation funding of the Arizona Public Schools. … Read More…

WISE WORDS ON LEADERSHIP

by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce Although this issue highlights women in leadership, I would like to share quotes on leadership with you for men and women and all ages. I have learned a great deal from these guiding principles and continually remind myself to practice what I have learned. Hopefully, … Read More…

What is Donors Choose?

by Helen Neuharth, President/CEO, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce For a more global description of the nonprofit organization Donors Choose, I encourage you to visit www.donorschoose.org. You can find out more about the organization and also find proposals for funding for innovative learning projects from educators all over the country. More specifically, you can … Read More…

AK-CHIN’S EARLY HIM DAK GROWS A 21ST CENTURY BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY

How does growing corn, cotton and potatoes prepare you to compete in a 21st century business environment? In the case of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, it’s all a matter of their Him Dak. In Ak-Chin’s native language, Him Dak means way of life and firmly rooted in the tribe’s way of life is its background … Read More…

COOLIDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER: PINAL COUNTY’S HIDDEN TREASURE

by Corianna Lee, Coolidge Performing Arts Director “I never knew this was here!” is a common exclamation made by patrons upon entering the Coolidge Performing Arts Center for the first time. Upon walking into the Coolidge Performing Arts Center, patrons and guests are often in awe of the grand theater located in humble Coolidge, Arizona, just … Read More…

LUCKY SUSHI & CHINESE RESTAURANT

A Gem Hidden in Plain Sight! Monica and Tony Chiang purchased Lucky Chinese in June 1999 as a Chinese cuisine restaurant and soon the restaurant became a local favorite. Tony was a chef with China Gate in Phoenix prior to opening in Casa Grande. The fare was good, with various combinations and traditional Chinese entrees … Read More…

City Speak: CASA GRANDE LEADERSHIP!

by Craig McFarland, Mayor of Casa Grande Leadership attributes are found in the “7 Mindsets.” They remind me every day that everything is possible because we are passionate about Casa Grande; we are connected to each other and each other’s success, and it’s about giving back, remembering our attitude of gratitude and that the time … Read More…