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Mike Stafford was born to be in a construction-related field. He spent Decatur, Illinois’ humid summers and harsh winters framing houses with his father.

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Pigtails & Crewcuts offers a fun and comfortable environment for children — or the whole family — to get haircuts, styling, washing and more in Happy Valley.

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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 58th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Cave Creek Golf Course. 

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Mariam Chekmeyan was working full time for a construction company and made a great salary.  

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Ophthalmologist Dr. Charles Schaffer has worked in Anthem for about eight years. He has something to celebrate, however. 

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Mike Stafford was born to be in a construction-related field. He spent Decatur, Illinois’ humid summers and harsh winters framing houses with his father.

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Pigtails & Crewcuts offers a fun and comfortable environment for children — or the whole family — to get haircuts, styling, washing and more in Happy Valley.

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The North Phoenix Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 58th Anniversary Golf Tournament and Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at the Cave Creek Golf Course. 

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Mariam Chekmeyan was working full time for a construction company and made a great salary.  

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The Maricopa County Home and Landscape Show is coming to State Farm Stadium in Glendale from July 16 to July 18.

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Sonoran Desert Pet Resort offers a getaway for animals, whether staying for a few hours or days at a time. 

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Brittany Wise loved the Michigan-based Red Effect Infrared Fitness company so much that when she prepared to move west, she opened one in the Shops of Norterra. 

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Often overlooked by tourists, Janey’s Coffee Co. & Bodega has offered locals a place to relax with a cup of coffee in the mornings and with a beer and live music in the evenings.

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Allen and Kat Blaz’s home is filled with Lego. The construction toys have so overrun Allen’s office that it looks like a playroom. 

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Family-owned Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up for the sixth year this June to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.

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June is Effective Communications Month, and it’s a good idea to recognize the importance of good communication. It plays a role in almost every aspect of living — including finances. 

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With its compact size and a tiny 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, this Mercedes GLA might not impress at first look. 

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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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