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(Family Features) Today’s holiday shoppers have dozens, if not hundreds, of options for their gift purchases. Small business owners can compete for their share of consumers’ holiday dollars by offering policies and services that set them apart, such as customer-friendly returns.
(BPT) - About 16 million Americans work from home – a number that Global Workplace Analytics expects will increase by 63 percent over the next five years. In fact, every 12 seconds someone starts a new home-based business in the United States, according to Business for Home. Access to new technology, increased job flexibility and a higher earning potential are just some of the reasons many entrepreneurs consider a home-based business more rewarding than the typical corporate cubical.
As manager of the Lake Powell/Page Days Inn and Suites, Traci Varner has grown used to the call: A customer heading here on U.S. 89 comes to a traffic barrier and “Road Closed” sign with 30 miles to go.
On Sept. 3, the Oro Valley Town Council rezoned and approved the development of a store that will have a functional water feature. The council also approved the use of larger banner signs that will be along Ina Road to promote Tohono Chul Park.
After months of discussion, the Marana council officially adopted the town’s streets, parks, recreation facilities and water fees during the regular meeting on May 6.
The Marana Town Council approved a measure to acquire the top portion of a $60,000 freeway monument sign near the interchange of Interstate 10 and Marana Road on during the March 4 regular meeting.
With the defeat of SB1062, it will be hard for consumers to identify local merchants and businesses that hoped the bill would pass. I would really appreciate them putting signage near their front entrances - maybe a black heart or other symbol identifying themselves so that I, as a consumer, can make a conscious effort to patronize their shops or not... in my case, the latter.
Despite opposition from local residents, the Town of Marana approved a plan for future development in The Twin Peaks Corridor.
Oro Valley businesses will be granted a two-year extension on the use of temporary A-frame signs, non-profit signs, and outdoor displays after the majority of town council voted in favor of prolonging the practice until Feb. 1, 2016.
Pima Community College’s Governing Board has approved a policy restricting use of smoking, e-cigarette and tobacco products to designated areas on PCC property.
On Aug. 21, Pima County and its contractor, Southern Arizona Paving, will be activating a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of Orange Grove and Shannon roads. Once the temporary signal is activated, traffic will be shifted on Orange Grove between Camino de la Tierra and Shannon Road to the north side (westbound lane) of the roadway to align with the current lane configuration on Orange Grove Road from Shannon Road to La Cholla Boulevard.
When it comes to dining at establishments offered by the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain, there is no question it will probably be intriguing and tasty. Recently, Cayton’s Restaurant introduced a new dining choice for visitors, taking the all-American experience of burgers, shakes, salads and sandwiches to a new level.
On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Ace Hardware store at First Avenue and Tangerine Road requested permission of the Oro Valley Planning Board to begin parking trucks in the Walgreen shopping center.
New business startups in Oro Valley have continued to populate the town during the past year, opening a number of specialized services businesses despite a slow economy that’s blanketed the country.
Lost count of all the fees associated with credit cards these days? Well, consumers in Arizona and several other states have started to see another one being tacked onto everything from apples to Ziploc bags.
On January 16, 2013, an important question will come before the Oro Valley Town Council: Should we spend $2.1 million to “underground” utility lines for three projects being proposed by Tucson Electric Power?
Effective Oct. 15, Heritage Highlands (HH) will have a new identity - The Highlands at Dove Mountain. The decision to change the name reflects more accurately this premier active adult community’s residents varied lifestyles and interests.
Signs of damage and flooding caused by Sunday night’s monsoon rains could be seen all over the Tucson region Monday morning.
Sun City Vistoso has a new name. After more than two years of study, the active adult community’s name change committee recommended that the name be changed to Sun City Oro Valley.
The public got a chance to express concerns over Oro Valley’s plan to annex 107 acres into Town limits during the April 18 public hearing.
Don’t allow our community’s child to be sold
Brendan Burns, 33
The Oro Valley Town Council got back to work last Wednesday night, following a month-long break.
The Oro Valley Town Council gave staff the go-ahead to research the concept of creating an archery course at Naranja Park.
With retailers continuing to struggle in tough economic times, the Marana Town Council is looking at changing sign codes.