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Stitched Together: AZ Custom Hats & Apparel merges with Arizona Custom Embroidery

By Kamala Kirk When Brett Ortiz launched AZ Custom Hats & Apparel in 2016, his business grew quickly and built a reputation for making high-quality, custom products that include everything from hats and accessories to...

Ending Hunger: Foothills Food Bank offering artistic bowls online

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The 2020 Foothills Empty Bowls Project is moving online this year. Sponsored by Tech4Life Computers & Websites, the event’s bowl sale and art auction will be held on the Foothills Food Bank’s...

Making a ‘Whish’: Aimee Werner wanted all-natural products, so she created them

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Aimee Werner was pregnant with her second son when she tried her husband Jesse’s shaving cream. She didn’t have any expectations but was soon enthralled. “Shaving was never good for me,” she...

For the Love of Gaming: D&D brought this couple closer together—in business, too

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused an unexpected surge in game and puzzle sales among those quarantining with family. After less than a month in business as The Gaming Goat, Mark Gorden has...

‘It Will Burst into Bloom’: Poppies Flower Shop blossoms with boutique flowers

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Natalie Gilliland has always loved flowers because of their beauty and the creative ways in which she can arrange them. After she and her husband, Michael, retired from their commercial landscaping business, the...

The Art of the Deal: J&B Furniture Consignment is perfect for new homeowners

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Barbara Willis never imagined she would open a consignment store. But when she heard an Anthem shop was available, she took the opportunity. In 2012, she opened J&B Furniture Consignment, which is filled...

Stories Worth Telling: Local mosaic artist Jen Jamē shares her thoughts through tiles

By Samantha Molina The mosaic art medium is a laborious and expensive one, says artist Jen Jamē. But the feeling she gets knowing her artwork will be a part of someone’s life makes it all...

One-Stop Shop: Anthem Ace Hardware is more than a tool store

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Gary and Jessica Belfore see their Anthem Ace Hardware as more than a shop selling screws, bolts and tools. “We’re a heck of a lot more than that,” Gary says. Instead, the couple focuses...

‘Phat’ Success: Valley trio is on a roll with its scooters

By Annika Tomlin Peter Johnson and Beau Ralphs were at Dan Hawkins’ house admiring his new electric scooter when they urged him to take them for a ride.  “Within 15 minutes, we had been pulled over...

Electric Dreams: Lectric eBikes celebrates its first successful year

By Annika Tomlin Levi Conlow and Robby Deziel were passionate about biking. When electric bikes hit the market, they piqued their interest. “Robby was already a passionate cyclist,” Conlow says. “But then once he heard about...

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