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Mesa siblings have big plans for next outlet
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Mesa siblings have big plans for next outlet

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF A Mesa family business is finally ready to implement its plan for an historic Gilbert site. The Smith family, owners of Central Arizona Supply, plan to break ground this fall for its renovation and expansion of...
Credit union starts drive to  reduce schools’ ‘digital divide’
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Credit union starts drive to reduce schools’ ‘digital divide’

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Desert Financial Credit Union is helping to bridge the “digital divide” that has kept needy families without laptops or internet connectivity from being able to participate in online learning. Between now...
Statewide startup workshop slated this month
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Statewide startup workshop slated this month

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Mesa Tribune News Staff Budding entrepreneurs can participate in a statewide event later this month aimed at helping develop “a startup ecosystem” by learning how to create a company and get it off the ground. Startup Weekend...
New supermarket chain to make EV debut
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New supermarket chain to make EV debut

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By Cecilia Chan Tribune Staff Writer The first of two discount-grocery stores proposed for Gilbert is set to open this fall, The first Aldi location is opening at 1801 Pecos Road in December, the company announced. “We’re...
East Valley to soon see an open movie house
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East Valley to soon see an open movie house

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By Kevin Reagan Tribune Staff Writer The Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Tempe, Chandler and Gilbert will soon start screening films again – six months after multiplexes were forced to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And...
Mesa firm finds opportunity in pandemic
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Mesa firm finds opportunity in pandemic

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF While the pandemic has strained the operations of many businesses, a Mesa firm has found an opportunity as entrepreneurs race to move their services online. Smart to Finish Office Solutions founder Amber Miller...
New steel micro mill slated in SE Mesa
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New steel micro mill slated in SE Mesa

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF Texas-based Commercial Metals Company likes Mesa so much that it’s building a second micro mill in southeast Mesa. The Arizona Commerce Authority and City of Mesa are partnering with Salt River Project to...
Gold prices bring out fast-buck operators
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Gold prices bring out fast-buck operators

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TRIBUNE NEWS STAFF With gold at an all-time high and economic times tough, Mesa Jeweler David Nelson is warning people to be cautious if they want to sell their unwanted gold or silver items for cash. “When gold prices make...
Mesa native builds a scrapbook empire
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Mesa native builds a scrapbook empire

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BY DAVID M. BROWN Tribune Contributor The Davis family of Mesa and Gilbert have many scrapbook memories – and people throughout the world have saved theirs because of Scrapbook.com. Founded in 1999 by Jill Davis of Mesa, the...
New owners aim to freshen up legendary Tortilla Flat
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New owners aim to freshen up legendary Tortilla Flat

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Tribune Staff Writer Katie Ellering, one of Tortilla Flat’s new owners, isn’t about modernizing the remnant of the Old West town. She and her fiancé/operations director, Chris Field, just want...