Eloy Continues to Improve Airport, Streetscape

by Joel Belloc, Mayor, City of Eloy Now that we are solidly in the middle of another Arizona summer, I hope everyone is well and back to enjoying cookouts, sports, camping and whatever you and your family do to beat the heat, while staying safe and keeping healthy. I am pleased to have this opportunity … Read More…

Renting Can Be Hazardous to Your Wealth

by Rudy Benitez, Mortgage Loan Originator, AnnieMac Home Mortgage Renting an apartment or home is a smart short-term choice for many of us. Commitment is low, expenses are predictable, and with less maintenance to worry about, it can be an easier way to live. However, once you move out, you’re left with nothing, and all … Read More…

Last 12 Months Have Drawn More Investment to Pinal County

by Blake Herzog Our Golden Corridor is turning into an industrial hub as companies large and small discover its strategic location, talented workforce and tremendous year-round weather. A business-friendly- yet-laid-back climate adds to the region’s magnetic draw. Lucid’s and Nikola’s huge construction sites have been years in the making, but several more companies have acquired … Read More…

Coolidge Business Keeps Roaring Through Pandemic

by Jon Thompson, Mayor, City of Coolidge I want to take time this month to focus on how Coolidge is accelerating its economy despite the challenges of a worldwide pandemic. Recent events across the globe have made a significant impact on how people live, work and play. Fortunately for Coolidge, our lives are slowly returning … Read More…

Casa Grande Strongly Steps Up to Support Local Businesses

by Renée Louzon-Benn, President, Greater Casa Grande Chamber of Commerce When reflecting on the many communities throughout Arizona, the United States and the world who are trying to ensure a healthy, well-functioning and stable business environment, I feel so grateful to be living in Casa Grande. The way our community has responded to our local businesses … Read More…

Casa Grande’s Best Days Are Still Ahead of Us

by David A. Fitzgibbons III, Partner, Fitzgibbons Law Offices Among the many takeaways from our bout with the coronavirus is this: The future defies prediction. However, while we cannot predict the future, we can exert some degree of control over what we believe will happen and what we are going to do with that belief. … Read More…

Discover Downtown’s Doors to Local History

by Holly Rakoci, Director, Casa Grande Main Street Casa Grande Main Street’s commitment to historical preservation, while also serving as an excellent method to cultivate community engagement, fosters the education of residents and non-residents about the unique history of Casa Grande.  What used to be a somewhat well-known piece of historical information by those who … Read More…

Kearny Little League Gives Back to its Hometown Grocery

by Blake Herzog  Workers at grocery stores and other “essential businesses” have been getting widespread recognition during the Covid-19 pandemic as frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic. But one gesture of support still caught Norm Warren of Norm’s Hometown Grocery in Kearny by surprise.  “It came at a perfect time. Very uplifting. Our customers give … Read More…

Maricopa Students Take a Break to Learn Lifesaving Skills

by Nathan Ullyot, CPRP Director of Community Services, City of Maricopa The importance of water safety is always at the forefront of people’s minds as summer approaches. Unfortunately, drownings continue to occur despite increased awareness. Global Water and the City of Maricopa have partnered with Maricopa Unified School District to combat these preventable tragedies by … Read More…

Regenerating Superior: Group Distributes Weekend Meals to Families

by Blake Herzog A community-based group in Superior is providing weekend meals to schoolchildren through the remainder of the academic year and working with St. Mary’s Food Bank to extend the program through the summer months.  Chris Casillas is executive director of Regenerating Sonora, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a mission to begin “regenerative development” in … Read More…