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The Pima County Small Business Commission has selected The Planning Center and the Golden Goose Thrift Shop to receive its 2014 Small Business of the Year Awards.
The Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual awards banquet on Aug. 8, honoring local businesses and residents for continued contributions to making the community better.
Tickets are on sale for the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Annual Meeting and Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle in Oro Valley.
The televised announcement of “The Late Show” host David Letterman’s retirement sparked an immediate knee-jerk reaction of public speculation over who would be chosen to fill the void left by the longest running talk show host. Familiar names began to enter the fray as potential successors. Rumors circulated regarding Neil Patrick Harris, Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and even Jay Leno as the next torch bearer. Ultimately, however, it would be Comedy Central’s golden goose, Stephen Colbert, who would be awarded the opportunity to take his talents to one of the most coveted spots in television.
Best Mom and Pop Business Two-time winner
We are pleased to announce our new name, Impact of Southern Arizona. Why are we changing our name? Great question. We are growing, thanks to our many supporters and community partners, and we have expanded our facilities, staff and volunteers, allowing us to meet the needs of more families and to impact even more lives.
At some point in our lives, many of us will need (or want) to move to a smaller space. It could be a change of lifestyle, finances, age or simply feeling a need to simplify. Downsizing can be difficult, but having a clear plan can certainly make it a much smoother process.
We always have an amazing inventory of sporting goods, health and exercise equipment, books and music, clothing, shoes and accessories and everything else you need for your makeovers and gift giving. Take a trip down memory lane in our vintage, antiques and collectibles department. Whether it’s your home, wardrobe, lawn, garden, “man-cave,” mind or body, profess your love with a beautiful piece of gold or silver jewelry. The Golden Goose has what you need for pennies on the dollar. Don’t forget to bring in your coupon the next time you shop at the Goose.
We are growing! Last year CCS provided nearly 50,000 clothing items for qualified, local residents. To meet the needs of even more families, we have expanded our services.
We always have an amazing inventory of sporting goods, health and exercise equipment, books and music, clothing, shoes and accessories and everything else you need for your makeovers and gift giving. Take a trip down memory lane in our vintage, antiques and collectibles department! Whether it’s your home, wardrobe, lawn, garden, “man-cave,” mind or body, profess your love with a beautiful piece of gold or silver jewelry! The Golden Goose has what you need for pennies on the dollar! Don’t forget to bring in your coupon the next time you shop at the Goose.
The San Diego Comic-Con convention as been steadily growing in popularity throughout its 43-year run, but it is within the last decade that it has begun to reshape the way the entertainment industry functions. When discussing Comic-Con, most entertainment seekers are referring to the convention’s many attractions: ample opportunity to meet celebrities, chances to receive the inside scoop on upcoming film, television, or comic book franchises, early reveals of the newest merchandise, and countless chuckles at the expense of those dressed like out-of-shape super heroes. What is not considered, however, is the fact that the 130,000 be in attendance at the San Diego Convention Center in mid-July were given the opportunity to tell producers what is hot with consumers.
The Golden Goose Thrift Shop is now accepting and picking up clothing donations and would like to share what happens to those donations.
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I am a Catalina Foothills resident within the new proposed annexation area of Golder Ranch. I unequivocally oppose the annexation attempt and urge all Foothills residents not to sign the petition. The clear motivation for the attempted annexation is no doubt the Foothills tax base. Property values will increase over time, which in turn ensures that those of us in the Foothills will pay more for fire service from Golder Ranch, as it is tied to assessed property values. Foothills residents will in effect subsidize other Golder Ranch areas. This is not fair to Foothills residents who are happy with the fire service provided by Rural/Metro for over forty years. Foothills residents did not seek Golder Ranch out for services or annexation. Golder Ranch is proposing a “solution” where there is no problem. This is not a safety issue. Rural/Metro has provided sound fire and emergency service throughout the Foothills for many years. If Foothills residents were not satisfied, they would have tossed Rural/Metro out long ago. This is simply a money issue. Market forces stabilize what Rural/Metro can charge and what Foothills residents are willing to pay. It is clear that Golder Ranch wants the Foothills “golden goose” tax base to fund its expenses in other areas. Foothills residents do not want another layer of government or additional taxation. They do not want to be locked into paying for fire service with costs that cannot be controlled. Do not sign the petition—tell Golder Ranch “no.”
Amber Lights Retirement Community
I am not completely sure where I stand on the issue of government-controlled health insurance. Being a senior citizen, and a veteran, most of my healthcare needs are taken care of by the government. Since I have a military service connected disability, I receive even more complete coverage, and the VA does an excellent job of taking care of me. Let me share with you an experience, which caused me some concern however.
The Best of the Northwest received nearly 400 votes
Golden Goose offers unique shopping experience
Gerry Streller, left, and Gordy Anderson, inspect electrical equipment that was donated to the Golden Goose Thrift Shop.
Hundreds at a time file into the Golden Goose, recognized for Best Shopping Center.
This week’s edition of The Explorer has the special section, “The Best of the Northwest,” which highlights some of Marana, Oro Valley and Tucson’s finest businesses on the Northwest side.