Business & Economy


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3 Kings Kasbar sets March 31 opening in Old Town

3 Kings Kasbar, which is part of the Epiphany on Pimacomplex located at 102 E. Pima St. in Old Town Cottonwood, will have a grand opening Friday, March 31, 5 p.m.

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Black Bear Diner to open Monday

The much anticipated Black Bear Diner, located at 1041 S. SR 260, will open its doors Monday

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VIP Shoe Fashion comes to Cottonwood

VIP Shoe Fashion opened three weeks ago in Cottonwood at 960 S. Main St. Suite B, and will carry women’s shoes and clothing.

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New owner, same Thanks a Latte

Hawk family sells coffee shop it opened six years ago, Darryl Olinick ‘excited’ to take over Camp Verde business

For the past six years, Hawk’s routine has revolved around his Main Street business, Thanks a Latte. Come Tuesday, the Camp Verde resident will “have to develop a new routine.”

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Merkin Vineyards Osteria to open Nov. 25

COTTONWOOD – Merkin Vineyards Osteria, a tasting room owned by Maynard James Keenan, is slated to open Nov. 25 in Old Town.

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Local chef to open JT Bistro in Camp Verde

Classic, elegant dining on Main Street

CAMP VERDE – A funny thing happened on the way to John Teah becoming a computer programmer in San Diego.

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What's Happening: Oct. 19, 2016, Newspaper seeks photos, stories from local veterans

The Verde Independent and Camp Verde Bugle newspapers are looking for photographs of Verde Valley veterans for inclusion in our Veteran’s Day special section, which will publish Friday Nov. 11, 2016.

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Verde Valley Orthodontics has new owner

Love of mountains brought Dr. Nick Booth's expertise to local dental patients

VERDE VALLEY - A love of mountains and high hopes for Cottonwood resulted in new ownership this March of the Verde Valley Orthodontics Cottonwood Office by Dr. Nick Booth.

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Jerona renovations to put express in espresso

Look for roomier lobby, extra register, 'grab-and-go' meals by mid-August

COTTONWOOD - If there's such a thing as too much of a good thing, it might be the overflow of customers gathered in the entry of Jerona Cafe at 677 E. Mingus Avenue.

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C&B Construction earns EPA Indoor airPLUS Program Honors

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized C & B Construction for its outstanding commitment to constructing homes with improved indoor air quality through participation in the Indoor airPLUS Program.

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Out of Africa to expand with SR 260 improvements

Plans to cross SR 260, add overnight safari camp, hospitality venue

VERDE VALLEY - Now that SR 260 funding has been finalized, look for an expansion of Out of Africa Wildlife Park to include an overnight safari camp, hospitality venue and further development across the highway.

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Black Bear Diner coming to Cottonwood at former Sizzler site

COTTONWOOD -- Motorists have seen and asked about the construction fencing surrounding the former Sizzler Steakhouse, at the busy prime corner of SR 89 and SR260 in Cottonwood.

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Chris Seymour teams with Bay Equity Home Loans in Sedona

With 35 years of mortgage industry experience, Senior Loan Officer Chris Seymour brings his expertise to Bay Equity Home Loans in Sedona.

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Mechanic sets up shop in Cottonwood

Kurot has opened 350 Automotive at 468 C South Main St. Suite C in Cottonwood.

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NAWBO honors 'Shining Star' women entrepreneurs

SEDONA - NAWBO Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter hosted the 13th annual "Shining Stars - A Celebration of Entrepreneurial Excellence" in May.

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Are we ready for Uber?

Local man believes time is ripe to launch service

A local man wants to roll Uber into Sedona.Nick Restivo says Sedona is perfect for Uber, and wants to get other drivers involved so the national company has more around-the-clock coverage in Red Rock country.

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Gourmet market finds home in Old Town Cottonwood

One of the newest businesses in Old Town Cottonwood, Little Moo's Gourmet Market, specializes in food delights from different regions of the country. "Food that complements the wine industry," explained owner Jennifer Shkandin.

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Main Street T's opens in Old Town Cottonwood

COTTONWOOD -- Judi and Marc Avery, owners of the recently opened Main Street T's in Old Town Cottonwood, decided to open their shop because it was time for Cottonwood to have its own line of T shirts.

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KidZaam makes dentistry fun for kids

COTTONWOOD -- Kidzaam Dentistry is now open at 2180 E. Highway 89a in Cottonwood.

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Verde Digital Works converts to 928MediaLab

Formerly called VerdeDigitalWorks, the company is now called 928MediaLab, your digital doctor.

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Larry Green receives GM 25-Year Award

COTTONWOOD -- Larry Green opened Larry Green Chevrolet 25 years ago with five employees on South Main Street in Cottonwood.

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Mickelsen joins Taylor & Huntley Financial Planners in Cottonwood

Long-time Verde Valley resident Lin Mickelsen recently joined the financial planning professionals at Taylor & Huntley Financial Group.

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Through AARP Foundation, volunteers aide Verde Valley residents with taxes.

Though the focus of AARP Foundation's Tax-Aide program is to help low- to moderate-income taxpayers ages 50 and older - they do not discriminate.

Are we spending too much on car payments?

A new report suggests that residents of some Arizona communities may be spending far too much on what they drive, at least based on their ability to pay.

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Cottonwood chamber executive Christian Oliva del Rio graduates from professional development program

Christian Oliva del Rio, the Director of Operations at the Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, was among the 29 chamber executives to graduate last Friday from Academy, a professional development program presented by the Western Association of Chamber Executives.