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Touchmark makes progress with hilltop development

Clubhouse, fitness center opening to public in October

“It’s just awesome views up here,” said Neal Sneller. Sneller is a marketing team member with Touchmark at The Ranch, a senior living community being built in Prescott overlooking Highway 69 near Wal-Mart.

Need2Know: Tea room changes name; Bistro St. Michael gets new chef, menu; T.F.C. Estate and Document Service changes hands

Tea room changes name English Garden Tea Room and Bistro has changed its name to Kensington’s in hopes of attracting more men to the business.

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Judge: Legislature can’t keep local governments from making requirements of businesses

A judge has slapped down efforts by Republican lawmakers to block local governments from requiring private employers to provide greater fringe benefits to workers than the minimum required by state or federal law.

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Donating unused food matter of choice, coordination for businesses

Some businesses donate their unused food to hunger relief programs. Others throw it away.

Need2Know: Building construction on Miller Valley Road; Feather Mountain auction; new PV yoga studio; new Prescott U-Haul provider

Building construction ON Miller Valley Road There has been some construction at the intersection of Miller Valley Road and Hillside Avenue in Prescott.

Food donations impact relief organizations

Locally, hunger relief organizations rely heavily on the charitable donations received from area businesses.

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Prescott area home sellers see significant profits

Ranks in top 20 most profitable U.S. markets

The Prescott area is one of the most profitable areas for home sellers in the nation, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.

Need2Know: Mexican street food in Prescott; Jim’s Auto Clinic awarded; Go Bananas has new owners; new Asian market in PV

Mexican street food in Prescott Three local brothers, Angel, Alex and Carlos Marin, have started a small eating establishment where the coffee shop Solanos Y Hermanos used to be, 520 W. Sheldon St., in Prescott.

Unemployment rate steady for Arizona, county

The state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained stuck at 5.1 percent in July, a figure now virtually unchanged for a year, even as the national jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month to 4.3 percent.

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Prescott’s ‘New’ Entertainment District: How will the designation impact downtown businesses?

Now that downtown Prescott has been designated an entertainment district, what does this mean for businesses in the area?

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Need2Know: Specialty cars; Canyon Auto; online school moves; Natural Grocers

A specialty car dealership will soon be opening where Prescott Honda used to be, 1230 W. Iron Springs Road.

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Valuing customer service

Providing more than just a product

Poor customer service is simply bad for business. Conversely, great customer service can pay off greatly.

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Need2Know: Foothills Bank relocating; Advance Auto Parts continues construction in PV; Dorn Homes donates to PUSDs

Foothills Bank relocating Foothills Bank will be moving its loan production center from the Bulleri Professional Building on Cortez Street to an 8,000-square-foot building currently being redeveloped at 222 W. Gurley St. in Prescott.

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Prescott Farmers Market turns 20 during National Farmers Market Week

The Prescott Farmers Market is celebrating 20 years in Prescott on Aug. 9. This week, Aug. 6-13, also happens to be National Farmers Market Week.

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Scott Maijala named General Manager of RDO Equipment Co. in Arizona

RDO Equipment Co. announces Scott Maijala as General Manager of its Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona stores.

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The future of Lakeview Plaza

Commercial real estate waiting to be filled

Now that grading is nearly complete on the back corner of Lakeview Plaza, the developers of the 15-acre parcel are looking forward to filling the space with commercial users.

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Need2Know: Wildflower breaks ground

Dentists move to new office; Granite Mountain Brewing celebrates; little free library at Culver’s

Wildflower breaks ground on construction Wildflower Bread Company has officially begun construction of its new location.

Prescott Chamber organizing new annual community event

The Prescott Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Mortimer Farms and Yavapai Regional Medical Center to introduce a brand new annual community event, Business to Farm: A Local Experience.

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Equipped with data, city goes retail hunting

61 percent of those who spend in Prescott come from outside the city

Getting a major retailer to even consider including your city in its next expansion effort is difficult.

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Need2Know: New Prescott Animal Hospital; Radio show for women; Goodwill hiring fest

New Prescott Animal Hospital being constructed Prescott Animal Hospital is having a new facility constructed right next to its current one at 1318 W Iron Springs Road in Prescott.

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Tourism brings $21.2B annually to Arizona

Drop in Canadian, Mexican tourists due to stronger U.S. dollar, not new president

Tourists visiting Arizona spent a record $21.2 billion in the state last year.

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Maijala named GM of RDO Equipment Co. in Arizona

RDO Equipment Co., an equipment rental agency, has announced Scott Maijala as General Manager of its Flagstaff and Prescott stores.

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A rush for solar as decision on APS rate case nears

Effective date for new price on electricity yet to be determined

Rooftop solar in Arizona has been booming.

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Need2Know: 3 developments in PV’s Crossroads; best pie in Arizona?

Three new projects in Prescott Valley’s Crossroads shopping center are in various stages of development.

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Prescott Wedding Chapel no longer Church on the Street

Renovations preserve beauty of 1883 structure

The renovation has taken a year, and the transformation is amazing. The dilapidated historic buildings on the corner of Carleton and Cortez streets, once known as Church on the Street and utilized as a homeless shelter, is now the Prescott Wedding Chapel and Event Center.