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NEED2KNOW: Phippen Museum and Embry-Riddle recognized; Fowler Commercial sold; Shopko open house

The Phippen Museum recently received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

The Phippen Museum recently received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Phippen Museum earns 2016 TripAdvisor honor

The Phippen Museum received a 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.

“This recognition just solidifies what we’ve been saying about the museum since the completion of our expansion project four years ago,” said Edd Kellerman, Marketing & Communications Manager at the Phippen Museum. “Our venue is a world-class destination that presents, promotes and pays tribute to the art, history and heritage of the American West. That’s why last year we received visitors from as far away as Russia, Peru and Thailand, and from every state in the nation but Delaware.”

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

The Phippen Museum opened its doors in 1984 and is named after Prescott resident and founding member of the Cowboy Artists of America George Phippen. It is located at 4701 Highway 89 North in Prescott.

Embry-Riddle ranked among best AZ employers

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has once again been named one of the 100 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona, awarded by job-search provider CareerBuilder and Republic Media.

A global leader in aviation and aerospace higher education, ERAU has a residential campus in Prescott for traditional students as well as several campuses around the state for civilian and military adult learners operated by the university’s Worldwide Campus.

The Top Companies honor is based on employee satisfaction surveys and an evaluation of the employer’s human resources programs, benefits and workplace culture.

“We believe very strongly that if we provide a welcoming, secure and challenging workplace for our faculty and staff, our students reap the benefits,” said Dr. Frank Ayers, chancellor of the university’s Prescott Campus. “We call it the Embry-Riddle Family, and it is for real.”

Fowler Commercial sold

Fowler Commercial Real Estate has been sold to Sumner Commercial Real Estate effective July 1, 2016.

Jack Fowler has owned the company for about five years, during which Angie Sumner served as its associate broker.

“We felt like it was time for a change in leadership,” Fowler said. “But I will be staying on for several more years to help her in the transition.”

Sumner, who has owned and managed a couple businesses of her own in previous years, said she is looking make some additions to the company.

“I want to expand on our property management,” Sumner said. “We’ll also be getting a new website and software, which will allow our property management to be cloud-based.”

That means tenants will be able to pay their bills online rather than coming to the office.

The office is currently located at 8098 E. Valley Road, but Sumner said she is looking into relocating to a larger building along Highway 69 in the not-so-distant future.

A natural move

Dr. Kate Sage, naturopathic physician and owner of Sage’s Healing Center, has moved. She is now located in Suite 10-E of the Professional and Wellness Center within the Old Firehouse Plaza, downtown Prescott.

Sage specializes in naturopathic care for the whole family — from newborns to seniors.

For more information, call 928-458-6748.

Shopko to celebrate grand opening

Shopko has announced that it will open a new Shopko Hometown store located at 1950 N. Highway 89 in Chino Valley on July 22.

A grand opening event, highlighted by a $2,500 check presentation to Chino Valley High School by the Shopko Foundation, will take place at 8:45 a.m.

The event is open to the public. For those who can’t wait for the grand opening celebration, the store will be open to customers starting July 10.

The first 100 customers in line will receive a free $10 Shopko gift card. A number of prizes will also be given out through “register to win” events.

Customers will also be encouraged to sign up for Shopko’s loyalty program to receive exclusive mailers, $10 off on their birthday and special email announcements and offers. Every customer who uses their loyalty member card on the day of the grand opening will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 shopping spree. Refreshments will be served inside the store.

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