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Highlighting Prescott’s ‘well-kept secret’

Arizona Israel Technology Alliance meeting focuses on local tech potential

With Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s cybersecurity expertise as a backdrop, about 20 Israeli entrepreneurs had a business-to-business encounter with their Arizona counterparts this past week.

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Need2Know: Comfort Mobility opening new location; Ashley HomeStore coming to Prescott; Synergy Wellness opens PV location

Comfort Mobility — formerly named Canyon Mobility — will be hosting a grand opening of a retail location at 1230 Iron Springs Road on Friday, Sept. 7.

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Need2Know: Spirit Halloween open for season; Hertz coming to Prescott; Coldwell Banker buys Windermere Real Estate

Is it Halloween already? Not quite, but retailers are gearing up for it.

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Arizona GDP grew 2.5% in first quarter, ahead of national rate

Arizona’s gross domestic product grew by 2.5 percent in the first quarter of 2018, driven by increases in real estate and retail trade, according to a report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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California investment firm pays $47,350,000 for The Terraces at Glassford Hill in Prescott Valley

The Terraces at Glassford Hill apartments in Prescott Valley have been sold to California-based Virtú Investments for $47,350,000.

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Need2Know: SueAnn’s Apple Pan, Brown Bag Burger, Prescott Firehouse Subs, and Don Walters renamed EVP of Miramonte Homes

Mark and SueAnn Duncan have sold their restaurant, SueAnn’s Apple Pan, at 510 W. Gurley St., after owning it since 2003.

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Lineman: ‘Industrial athletes,’ ‘unsung heroes’

With half of U.S. linemen poised to retire, there’s a need for skilled workers to take their place

That song was a romantic ode to a lone worker on the open highway back in 1968, and things have changed considerably since then — a lineman, who may also be a woman, will likely work not for the county, but a power company, like Arizona Public Service Company (APS), or a private contractor.

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Arizona predicted to add 540,000-plus jobs by 2026

State economists predict Arizona will add 542,975 new jobs by 2026.

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Electric-airplane manufacturer to establish U.S. presence in Prescott

An Israeli airplane manufacturer that is poised to start production on the world’s first all-electric powered commuter aircraft will make Prescott its U.S. base of operations, a company representative said via email on Wednesday, July 25.

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Need2Know: Deano’s Sweet Potato Café closed again, could be sold; MOD Pizza coming to Prescott Valley; Premiere Wellness opens second location

Deano’s Sweet Potato Café, which closed after the shooting death of owner James Dean Herbert II in January, and re-opened in April, is now closed again and may be sold, according to daughter Jennifer Gonzales.

Planet Fitness celebrates Prescott renovation with $2,500 donation to Boys & Girls Clubs

Planet Fitness in Prescott will celebrate the recent renovation of its Frontier Village Center location on July 31 with a $2,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Arizona.

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Need2Know: New restaurant coming to the former Rancher’s Wife space; Bin 239 closes down; playing Cornhole for a Cause

The former Rancher’s Wife store, 156 S. Montezuma St., is being converted to a restaurant to be called Carmella’s.

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Need2Know: Willow Creek apartment construction back on, says developer; Hotshots Learning and Tribute Center now open; and Farm Provisions restaurant not closing

Apartment construction back on, says developer The apartment complex at 3137 Willow Creek Road, which has had a troubled past and remains unfinished, will soon be open.

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Americans paid off $40.3 billion in credit card debt during the first quarter of 2018, however...

But we racked up over $1 trillion in credit card debt

Consumer credit card debt is a bellwether for the overall economy’s health.

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Need2Know: Krispy Kreme to PV; ESI Grips moves to CV; new directors at Glassford Place; and WeLocate relocates

As the Dunkin’ Donuts shop begins to take shape at the corner of Glassford Hill and Centre Court, adjacent to the Hampton Inn, word comes of a future Krispy Kreme outlet.

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Discount movies not a sure thing locally

MoviePass gets competition for discount movie tickets, but mixed in Quad Cities

MoviePass, the subscription service that allows you to pay $10 a month to see a movie a day faces serious competition from a similar service announced by AMC Theaters this past week.

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Relief down the aisles: prices at the grocery store drop average of 2.5%

PHOENIX — Arizona shoppers can expect to find a bit of relief at the grocery store.

Business in Brief: TSA expects record crowds as July 4 holiday period starts

If you’re traveling this weekend, leave extra time for getting through the airport security line. The TSA projected that the weekend would be its busiest ever, with agents screening more than 2.7 million people Friday alone.

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Tiny homes grow in popularity, but where can you put them?

Tiny houses have received major attention over the past few years, but, although potential buyers view them with fondness, these small homes often come with big problems when their owners want to place them on land within incorporated areas.

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Need2Know: Prescott Junction restaurant mulls sale; the Event Spot now open; and Edelweiss Boutique in new location with new owner

Answering the rumor that his restaurant is up for sale, Don Burton said, “We’re contemplating (a sale). I’m thinking about it."

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Investment dollars flow into Yavapai County

The Prescott area is leading the state in the percentage of new jobs created, with 1,930 new jobs in this area for the first quarter of 2018.

Yavapai County ranks third in Arizona -- behind Maricopa and Pinal counties -- in terms of incoming investments in the county, and Yavapai County is also third highest in the state in the number of building permits issued, according to a new survey released by SmartAsset.com.

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Report: Yavapai County renters make less than needed to pay for housing

Local official questions study’s motive, accuracy

In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom apartment at fair market rent in Yavapai County, renters need to earn $17.13 per hour, according to a report released Wednesday, June 13, by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Arizona Housing Coalition.

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Need2Know: Vintage 107 nears opening; new painting business in Prescott; Alfonso’s about to open 2nd location; unbiased financial advice available

Vintage 107 antique store nearly ready to open The Vintage 107 antique store is preparing to open its new location at 219D N. Cortez St., near the Peregrine Book Company.

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Need2Know: Watters Garden Center to host Frontier Rotary’s Grapes-4-Grades; Rickety Cricket opening delayed; Dutch Bros. Coffee closer

Watters Garden Center, 1815 W. Iron Springs Road, will once again host a garden party for the Prescott Frontier Rotary’s 13th Grapes-4-Grades benefit, with all proceeds going directly to Rotary causes and the Prescott Unified School District’s 21st Century Grant Summer Program.

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