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Dr. Kirstin Young has always loved taking care of animals, so it was a natural fit for her to open a clinic, Daisy Mountain Veterinary Hospital.

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If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing — and making a few investments on their behalf. 

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Dr. Kirstin Young has always loved taking care of animals, so it was a natural fit for her to open a clinic, Daisy Mountain Veterinary Hospital.

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Growing up in New York, Joyce Rockwood always wanted to help when she saw people struggling with lethargy and unhappiness. 

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If you’re a dad, you may be in line to get nice gifts on Father’s Day. But your greatest gift may be your ability to help your children. One way of doing that is to get them started in the world of investing — and making a few investments on their behalf. 

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Sharon Smith sits in The Market and Spa on 41st in Anthem. The shop’s owner is surrounded by 80 local products ranging from Kettle Heroes popcorn and Dragon Scents bath products to AZ Lemonade Stand.

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Cookies N Clean has been an Anthem staple for self-service dog grooming since 2012, however it has been under new ownership since mid-February.

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If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered, it’s the boardgame business.

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Steve Frazer brought his Totally Rolled Ice Cream to Arizona with the hopes that it would keep him occupied while he and his family lived here in the winter. 

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Coming off a historic growth year, Muscular Moving Men & Storage and its sister divisions, M3 Commercial Moving & Logistics and M3 Junk Removal are looking to immediately hire 30 to 40 mover-driver athletes to meet increased demand in 2021.

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Spanish Village in Carefree is busy, even midday on Wednesday. The area has ice cream shops, art studios and boutiques that are frequently visited. Families sit outside on benches in the sunshine eating lunch, their backs leaned up against a window that used to display products for Carefree …

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As former college athletes, Sydney and Michael Trojanek prioritize organic foods. However, the importance of consuming healthy, whole foods became even more apparent once they had their two children. 

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Whitney Bromberg Hawkings was working for fashion designer Tom Ford when she became frustrated with the cost and inconsistency of the flowers she was buying and sending. 

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When Sydney Herring and Michael Carlson opened Crumbl Cookies at the Shops at Norterra in April 2020, they had everything against them. The store was unveiled in the throes of a pandemic and a week and a half after Herring gave birth.

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Since it was founded in 1994, Pita Jungle has grown to 24 locations across the Phoenix area, Flagstaff and Tucson. To continue its expansion and provide healthy options to a growing customer base here in the Valley, the Arizona-based Mediterranean chain is taking a different angle with the l…

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After Ralph Marchetta graduated high school, he worked his way through ASU at Veterans Coliseum. He served as a parking attendant, a merchandise vendor and janitor. 

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Nature’s Medicines in Happy Valley is on the rapidly growing list of dual-licensed dispensaries, granting it the ability to conduct medical and recreational marijuana sales, which began Jan. 29. 

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Blake Bigelow was visiting family in Texas, where a local popsicle company was based. It delivered pops and sold them at farmers markets.

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Cole Randall and Jason Swenton of Sonoran Desert Olive Oil Co. are getting creative with their balsamic vinegars by encouraging local restaurants and bars to use their products.

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Coldwell Banker Realty offices in the North Valley have added affiliate agents to their staff. 

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Patricia Brusha lost her 28-year-old daughter, Courtney Michaels, to alcoholism in June 2019, when she died of stage 4 cirrhosis of the liver. When her funeral came around, in lieu of flowers, she asked guests to bring purses, which would be donated to people coming out of rehab. 

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Kim Prince always believed marijuana didn’t deserve the bad reputation it held in society. She saw the potential of working in an industry that was in its infancy. 

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The Anthem Area Chamber of Commerce continued the 17-year tradition of honoring outstanding local businesses and business leaders with its awards ceremony on December 12. 

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The Carefree Cave Creek Chamber of Commerce welcomed Ofrenda Cave Creek to town on December 3. The chamber conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony in honor of the Latin-inspired restaurant’s opening. Ofrenda combines traditional cooking methods, authentic ingredients and elegant presentation to …

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on the restaurant industry, especially local mom-and-pop restaurants in Cave Creek and Carefree. These local restaurants have needed to adapt to change to be able to survive. Two local restaurants, Giordano’s Trattoria Romana and Harold’s Cave Creek Corral…

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Mich Bayley and Brett Cordes, the men behind Pet Supplies Plus at Lone Mountain and North Scottsdale roads, have opened an additional store in Moon Valley.

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