• Unique Marketing Holidays (EOC)


    2015 Calendar Showing Future Target Business PlanHolidays are a great time to offer savings to your customers and clients. The problem is… there are only 10 Federal holidays throughout the entire year. But did you now there are a huge amount of “Marketing Holidays”, many of which I am certain you have never heard of, that can offer you an opportunity to get to know your customer better, make them a really “special offer” or just provide them with some information they may need?
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  • Artisan Village of Coolidge

    2015-06-24 15.22.01The Artisan Village of Coolidge was formed to take advantage of the area’s rich arts history including the Coolidge Performing Arts Center and the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, the first prehistoric and cultural reserve established in the United States under President Benjamin Harrison in 1892. [Read More…]

  • Chips, Dip and Signatures… Oh My!

    What your business needs to know about Smart Cards (EMV Cards) so you can keep your money in YOUR pocket. (Video below)

    Most U.S. banks are already on-board with the new EMV technology, which stands for “Europay, MasterCard, and Visa”, the three companies which originally created the standard. The standard is now managed by EMVCo, a consortium with control split equally among Visa, Mastercard, JCB, American Express, China UnionPay, and Discover. New Credit cards have a super-small computer chip in them that’s extremely hard to counterfeit. If you’ve gotten a card recently, chances are you’re all set. But if you own a business that conducts debit and credit card transactions you might not be ready for the October 2015 deadline EMVCo has set for you to be compliant. And that could cost you a LOT of money. [Read More…]

  • Direct Sales Do You Well – Pink Zebra

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    02-pink zebraWe all know some who is in Direct Sales. Your mom might sell Avon, your best friend invited you to her party for Pink Zebra or maybe someone mentioned LegalShield to you at work. These are all Direct Sales companies which means they market and sell products directly to consumers and normally they do not have a brick and mortar store. Peddling is the oldest form of direct selling. Modern direct selling includes sales made through party plans, one-on-one demonstrations, and other personal contact as well as Internet sales. A textbook definition is: “The direct personal presentation, demonstration, and sale of products and services to consumers, usually in their homes or at their jobs.” [Read More…]

  • East/Southeast Valley Economic Development Updates

    Updates to the Economic Development of Pinal County, Maricopa County and all the cities inside these counties is ever changing. That is why AZ LOCAL had decided to list these updates online only and not in the magazine itself. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates on new businesses and other developments in the East/Southeast Valley.

  • Apache Junction Economic Development Update


    • Just completed a $2.3 million repaving project on Apache Trail from Meridian to Idaho
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  • Pinal County Update


    Here are updates on projects throughout Pinal County. These come from Tim Kanavel, Pinal County Economic Development Manager and are current as of June 16, 2015. [Read More…]

  • AZ LOCAL – July 2015