Here at Local First Arizona, we often talk about how supporting locally owned businesses keeps more money in our economy and creates jobs. We mention how for every two jobs that big box stores create, three are lost from local business. This can sound theoretical and far away. For those who would like to put a face to successful job creation, this story is just for you. Adam Harrington is a walking embodiment of small industry begetting new opportunities, and ones that benefit the entire community.
Debt is the proverbial thorn in the side for many Americans. It comes in the form of looming student loans, rising credit card balances and more. Those burdened with this long-term debt are looking for some relief and a solution. Luckily, there’s the trusty Debt-Snowball Method.
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Every April, the world’s largest and most prestigious olive oil competition is held in New York where nearly 1,000 brands are analyzed by an international team of expert tasters to determine the best olive oils in the world. The sold-out event brought producers, retailers, distributors, chefs and journalists together for one common purpose: to recognize and applaud the best olive oil producers.
Rick Anglin has been a dairyman all his life. Today, Rick and his family own and operate Fond du Lac Farms - a raw milk dairy in Casa Grande, Arizona. Raw milk is unpasteurized by definition, meaning milk is packaged directly upon removal from the cow. Conversely, pasteurized milk is flash-heated, which removes all bacteria (good and bad), natural enzymes, and most of the natural vitamins, minerals, calcium and proteins. Raw milk is completely safe for consumption and delicious!
So your company offers a retirement plan for its employees. That's fantastic! But why should YOU put money away into it? You've probably heard both good and bad things about your plan. In what follows I'll answer a few of the objections to investing in your company sponsored retirement plan and 4 MAJOR reasons you should consider contributing...
Flagstaff Locals' Night has been going for more than half a year now and residents have come to expect the third Tuesday of each month to be packed with great deals for locals. Which it is! There are half price meals, 20+% off on favorite goodies, buy one get one eats, drinks, and more, even surprise packages. Discounts are great incentives to get out on a Tuesday night to return to some favorite spots and check out new places that have opened up, but now there is one more fun opportunity.
The Verde River is one of the few remaining perennial rivers in our state, and it's up to us to preserve it. The river and its connected groundwater sub-basins are critical to the communities and present-day citizens of its entire drainage basin - providing fresh water, recreational opportunities, local identity, and an agricultural lifestyle.