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Business in Brief: Pizzeria, PUSD, foundation partner to design new pizza box, raise money for schools

Rosa’s Pizzeria is holding a contest among all students of the Prescott Unified School District to design its pizza box. The grand prize goes to the school of the winning student. The grand prize will be decided by that school’s principal as to what their needs are and will be a value of $6,000.

Rosa’s Pizzeria is holding a contest among all students of the Prescott Unified School District to design its pizza box. The grand prize goes to the school of the winning student. The grand prize will be decided by that school’s principal as to what their needs are and will be a value of $6,000.

Pizzeria, PUSD, foundation partner to design new pizza box, raise money for schools

Rosa’s Pizzeria is holding a contest among all students of the Prescott Unified School District to design its pizza box, according to a news release.

In a partnership that brings one of Prescott’s long-standing restaurants, and the school district together, students of all grade levels will have the chance to create artwork that will be seen by thousands over the course of a year.

“We wanted to find a way to give back to our community, and the schools are one of the central pieces of our community,” said Danny Coughlin, general manager of Rosa’s. “We also wanted to find a way to create a little excitement while giving back and we think this contest does that. We can’t wait to see the designs the kids come up with for our pizza box!”

Students started this past week across all schools to design their boxes. Each school will choose a winning design and that design will be submitted to Rosa’s Pizzeria by April 24. The winning design from each school will be displayed at Rosa’s for about a month. Rosa’s guests will be able to vote for the overall winning box design by stopping by and casting a ballot for their favorite box.

The box with the most votes will be selected, announced, and go to print. The name of the student and their school will be on the box for approximately a year on Rosa’s most popular box size, 16 inches.

The grand prize goes to the school of the winning student. The grand prize will be decided by that school’s principal as to what their needs are and will be a value of $6,000. The PUSD Education Foundation and Rosa’s will share the donation equally of the $6,000 grand prize.

During May, Rosa’s will be hosting a “site night” in conjunction with each school’s PTA. Students will go home from school that day with a reminder to come to Rosa’s and mention their school. Rosa’s will be donating 10 percent of its sales to the PTAs for each of the site nights.

All participating students will also receive a free 10-inch pepperoni pizza, and each school staff will receive a catered lunch by Rosa’s.

“The Foundation is so excited to partner with Rosa’s to better our local schools and give students an opportunity to shine! Community partnerships are the cornerstone of the PUSD Education Foundation,” said Krista Carman, president of the PUSD Education Foundation. “When we all come together to support teachers, students and schools, amazing things happen.”

Joe Howard, superintendent of the PUSD, said: “This project reminds me of why I love Prescott. Our community supports our kids like no other, and this partnership with Rosa’s will be one to enjoy, celebrate and remember for years to come. I can’t wait to see our students’ work on my next Rosa’s Mediterraneo Pizza!”

Mandalay Homes of Prescott receives Energy Star award

Mandalay Homes of Prescott, a builder of new homes, has received 2019 Energy Star Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition.

The award is the third in a row for Mandalay Homes, which is one of seven businesses in Arizona to earn this award.

Dave Everson, founder and CEO, said: “Mandalay Homes is honored to be amongst a class of professional home builders who are the best in the industry at embracing and implementing the highest standards of energy efficient building practices.”

Energy Star is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, www.energystar.gov. Each year, the Environmental Protection Agency honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements that are saving money and energy.

Information provided by Mandalay Homes.

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