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What your windows and your shoes may have in common

3 local companies share a profitable, semi-symbiotic relationship

The three Rs of sustainability — reduce, reuse, recycle — are being demonstrated daily by three companies, two in Prescott and one in Prescott Valley, as they work together to reduce waste, increase their profits and keep jobs local.

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Need2Know: Four new tenants coming to Gateway Mall; Uma’s Haven Resale Store benefits animal shelter; and Prescott DermaLiftClinic celebrates third anniversary

New tenants coming to Prescott Gateway Mall A range of four new tenants will soon be opening at the Gateway Mall, according to Matthew Fish at Sumner Commercial Real Estate.

Business in Brief: Dorn Homes recognized for charitable work

Dorn Homes recognized for charitable work Local homebuilder Dorn Homes’ efforts to support area charities have garnered national attention with the announcement that the company is a finalist for the 2018 Hearthstone BUILDER Humanitarian Award, which is given each year to the homebuilder that demonstrates a lifetime commitment to public service.

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What’s bitcoin? - ‘Fiat’ money may be on the way out

Cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, are gaining popularity. In fact, they’re so popular, they’ve already experienced their own bubble, seen it burst, and are now on the rebound.

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Need2Know: The Event Spot now in PV; ON Q Financial and Farmers Insurance opening; Firehouse Subs still coming; local Walmarts miss out on re-modeling projects

The Event Spot opening soon in PV; now booking The Event Spot, a venue for large gatherings, opens soon at 6520 E. 1st Street, Suite B, in Prescott Valley, and, owner Ken Foote said, reservations are being accepted.

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Business in Brief: Prescott’s JCPenney store wins company award

Prescott’s JCPenney store wins company award The JCPenney store at Prescott’s Gateway Mall was honored as a top performing store with its company’s Founder’s Award at a special ceremony held Thursday, April 5, in Grapevine, Texas.

Realty Executives International acquires Northern Arizona brokerage

Realty Executives International of Scottsdale has acquired a 50-percent stake in Realty Executives Northern Arizona, buying out its two minority partners, according to a news release.

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Have you picked your APS plan yet?

Customers can choose, but are they satisfied?

In February, electricity generation company Arizona Public Service (APS) introduced a new billing system that allows a customer to select a plan that seems to be best for their pocketbook.

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Need2Know: News for New Life CPR training center; Mystic Harmony Yoga Boutique; and Tri-City Property Management Services

New location for New Life CPR training center New Life CPR, which trains people in lifesaving techniques, as well as the use of automated external defibrillators, has moved its office and training facility to 3767 East Karicio Lane, Suite C — behind Costco and Joe’s Furniture.

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Feds seizing Backpage.com, websites in enforcement action

Federal law enforcement authorities are in the process of seizing Backpage.com and its affiliated websites.

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‘Trump Slump’ hits gun manufacturers

Firearm sales have direct link to political stance of President of United States

In the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, when pollsters predicted a win for Democrat Hillary Clinton, sales of guns skyrocketed, because Clinton’s views on guns were widely seen as even more restrictive than those of sitting president Barack Obama.

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Need2Know: Deano’s Sweet Potato Café to reopen; Affinity RV wins award; Thumb Butte Distillery honored

Deano’s Sweet Potato Café ready to reopen Deano’s Sweet Potato Cafe, which closed after the shooting death of owner James Dean Herbert II in January, is almost ready to open once again, thanks to the hard work of his family.

Banner Health expects hacker probe will fault its security

A Phoenix-based health provider said it is expecting that an ongoing federal probe into a 2016 cyberattack will produce findings that the company’s past security assessments were inadequate.

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‘Ban the Box’ Is it working?

Governor signed order stopping state from asking potential new hires about criminal record in November

In November, Arizona joined more than two dozen other states in giving convicted felons a better shot at getting a job.

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Need2Know: WingSpace ‘co-working’ office opens; Dutch Bros. Coffee coming to Prescott; BloomTree Realty donates to PUSD; Backstreet Indoor Flea Market to shut down

WingSpace ‘co-working’ office opens April 2 A concept that has taken hold in larger cities comes to Prescott on April 2 with the opening of WingSpace.

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Jobless rate up in Arizona, down in Yavapai County

The state’s jobless rate ticked up again in February for the second month in a row.

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Prescott Gateway Mall’s new owner works to resurrect dying malls, with mixed results

High risk, what reward?

The new owner of the Prescott Gateway Mall and his company have a history of buying up troubled malls at bargain-basement prices with plans to turn them around.

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Need2Know: BoSa Donuts coming to Prescott; Artful Eye receives award; Blue Quail VIP Pet Services opens

BoSa Donuts is coming to Prescott Phoenix-area favorite BoSa Donuts will be setting up shop in Prescott, but where and when is still a mystery.

2018 Prescott Job Fair set for March 23

Event will feature more than 800 job and internship opportunities

Interested in a job change?

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Yavapai County a wine mecca?

Mogollon Vineyards to relocate to Dewey-Humboldt

Dewey-Humboldt may have its first vineyard along Highway 69 as Mogollon Vineyards, a family-owned winery located north of Snowflake in the White Mountains, has received approval for a use permit from the Town Council.

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Need2Know: Steve’s Homestyle Café open; Scrubs 4 Less moving; PV Good Samaritan receives 5 stars

Steve’s Homestyle Café now open A new restaurant called Steve’s Homestyle Café has opened at 4641 N. Robert Road in Prescott Valley.

Local vineyards, wineries, orchards

Yavapai County produces a number of award-winning wines in Prescott, Jerome and the Verde Valley. Yavapai College’s certificate and degree programs in viticulture and enology at the Southwest Wine Center in Clarkdale serve as a hub of education in viticulture industry in the region.

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Revitalizing apple cider

Prescott’s newest apple cider orchard, Stoic Cider, had a successful first year in 2017, producing 70 barrels of cider, both on tap and bottled.

North-Aire Aviation announces professional pilot track agreement with Mokulele Airlines

Prospective students have opportunity to ask questions about program on March 12

North-Aire Aviation, an FAA Part 141 flight school, has signed an agreement with Mokulele Airlines of Hawaii for a professional pilot track.

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Fully autonomous vehicles are getting closer to everyday reality

Gov. Doug Ducey’s executive order, issued March 1, allowing self-driving cars to be tested without human drivers on board, supersedes a previous, more restrictive one issued in 2015.

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