Need2Know: Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands; Spectrum Healthcare acquires practice in Prescott; MetLife practice in Prescott changes hands

Roger Gibson (right) cutting a customer’s hair on his last day in the business on Friday, Dec. 22. As of this week, Gibson has officially handed over his business, Roger’s Modern Barbershop, to Angela Maldonado (cutting hair in the background), so he may retire at the age of 75.

Photo by Max Efrein.

Roger Gibson (right) cutting a customer’s hair on his last day in the business on Friday, Dec. 22. As of this week, Gibson has officially handed over his business, Roger’s Modern Barbershop, to Angela Maldonado (cutting hair in the background), so he may retire at the age of 75.

Roger’s Modern Barbershop changes hands

After 50 years of cutting hair at the Modern Barbershop and owning it for much of that time, Roger Gibson, 75, has sold his business, Roger’s Modern Barbershop, to Angela Maldonado.

“It’s time to get out and spend time with my wife, my grown kids and grandkids and great grandkids,” Gibson said. “[Maldonado] had worked for me before and she knows the shop and everything, so she’s the one.”

Gibson said Maldonado does not have any intention of making changes to the shop at the moment.

The original Modern Barbershop was started in 1935 along Cortez Street. It is now located at 715 N. Montezuma St., Suite A, in Prescott and can be reached by calling 928-778-0600.

Spectrum Healthcare acquires practice in Prescott

Spectrum Healthcare has recently acquired Internal Medicine at the Crossings in Prescott, welcoming Dr. Joseph Griffin and his practice to the Spectrum family.

Spectrum will begin extending its Whole Health services to Griffin’s practice beginning January 2018.

Griffin has run the free clinic at the Salvation Army, in addition to his private practice in Prescott, since 1993. He is also the founder of Prescott Osteoporosis Testing Center. Spectrum at the Crossings is located at 3633 Crossings Drive and can be reached by calling 928-778-0330.

MetLife office in Prescott changes hands

The MetLife Insurance Company office in Prescott has changed hands. Gary Baker, who ran the office for 26 years, has retired and passed the practice over to Tim Glover.

Since MetLife recently sold all of its agents to Mass Mutual, Glover has renamed the office Glover Financial.

“I’m still a broker for MetLife,” Glover said. “That was the big takeaway. The MetLife office didn’t really go away, it just sort of had to change because of MetLife changing.”

For the office’s clients, nothing has really changed during this transition, Glover said.

For more information, call Glover Financial at 928-776-1483.

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