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  • BizTUCSON Summer 2017 Issue
    in FEATURES, FROM THE PUBLISHER, SUMMER 2017

    From the Publisher BizTUCSON Summer 2017 Issue  –  Mayor Jonathan Rothschild is in his fifth year as the elected leader of our city. Rhonda Bodfield reports on the man Tucson Metro Chamber President and CEO Mike Varney calls the “hardest working mayor I’ve ever met.” Tony Penn, president and CEO of United Way of Tucson…

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  • Mayor Jonathan Rothschild Builds Relationships and ...
    in BizLEADERSHIP, FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By Rhonda Bodfield –    When Jonathan Rothschild made his initial bid for Tucson mayor in 2011, the city was facing a deep crisis of confidence. Over and over, the candidate heard the city was headed in the wrong direction with crumbling roads, lagging jobs and an icy relationship with business interests. Despite his 180-day…

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  • Frost – A Gelato Shoppe
    in Entrepreneurs & Leaders, FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By Valerie Vinyard –  Business partners Jeffrey Kaiserman and Stephen Ochoa were headed out of town in mid-April when they made a stop at one of their 14 gelato shops, performing a little quality control, tasting a shake and serving up some of their creamy product. The two partners in Frost – A Gelato Shoppe…

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  • Tech Parks for Today & Tomorrow
    in FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By David Pittman –  Tech Parks Arizona is an energized community of university researchers, business leaders, innovators, emerging companies and technology giants working side-by-side to bring new scientific discoveries into the marketplace, grow the Southern Arizona economy and create quality jobs in the Tucson community. While achieving those goals, the University of Arizona is looking…

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  • Ravenna’s Chic Old West Designs
    in FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By Mary Minor Davis –  Jenna Miller grew up in an idyllic era of the Southwest. A Sierra Vista cowgirl, she spent her youth riding horses and, she said, “playing outside with the dirt.” Her mother was a seamstress and wanted to teach her girls to sew, but Miller never felt the desire to pick…

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  • 5 Key Truths About Site Selection
    in FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By Rhonda Bodfield –  Phil Schneider helps corporations decide where to relocate or expand and he’s done it for nearly 30 years. These can be multimillion-dollar, even billion-dollar decisions. He knows how to do the legwork and find places that meet exacting criteria. He’s worked with American Express, Andersen Window, Apple Computer, Bank of America,…

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  • Mi Nidito celebrates 65 years in business
    in FEATURES, SUMMER 2017

    By Valerie Vinyard –  When Jimmy Lopez’s grandparents opened Mi Nidito in 1952, the tiny building on South Fourth Avenue had room for a mere four tables, for a total capacity of 12. The name, which is Spanish for “My Little Nest,” was picked because of the restaurant’s diminutive size. “When they first started, it…

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