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A Sound Purchase: Record Store Day keeps heads spinning

By Alex Gallagher | July 12, 2021 Zia Records’ Mary Papenhausen knows the appeal of Record Store Day. She sees customers come in and out of the stalwart stores. She purchases records, too. “The beautiful thing...

Buzzing With Success: Honey Hive Farms hosting tastings in Peoria

By Jakaria Ross | May 14, 2021 Tim Moore and his Honey Hive Farms hope to expand the awareness of his hobby and business of beekeeping and honey extraction by hosting honey tastings on Saturdays...

Bursting With Creativity: Anthem market introduces community to small businesses

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | May 14, 2021 Sharon Smith sits in The Market and Spa on 41st in Anthem. The shop’s owner is surrounded by 80 local products ranging from Kettle Heroes popcorn and Dragon...

Saving the Stages: Stephen Chilton selling merch to keep venues open

By Alex Gallagher | April 20, 2021 Stephen Chilton is the vice president of the National Independent Venue Association and the owner of The Rebel Lounge. He remembers the beginning of the pandemic all too...

Going Strong: Anthem-opoly board game sees resurgence amid pandemic

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 15, 2021 If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic bolstered, it’s the board game business. Michael Schulte, marketing manager for Cincinnati-based Late for the Sky, witnessed that increase, especially with the...

For the High-End Buyer: Riverton helps local pianists tickle the ivories

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | April 15, 2021 James Harding of Riverton Piano Co. loves what he does for a living. He can play extravagant pianos all day and occasionally rub shoulders with the likes of...

Making Connections: Sage Market overcomes COVID-19 challenges

By Olivia Dow | April 5, 2021 Hosting the Sage Market did not seem like a possibility this year for the Holland Center. Like many events, the pandemic altered plans for the annual art market, which...

In Bloom: Online floral company FLOWERBX finds success

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | March 24, 2021 Whitney Bromberg Hawkings was working for fashion designer Tom Ford when she became frustrated with the cost and inconsistency of the flowers she was buying and sending. After 19...

Living Life with ‘Soul’: Sol Flower wants to improve everyone’s quality of life

By Sarah Donahue | March 9, 2021 Sol Flower dispensaries’ mission is to empower its employees and customers to live their lives with “soul.” CEO Pankaj Talwar says Sol Flower accomplishes this by helping folks with...

Crystal Clear: Kathleen Sabol’s jewelry reflects the Sonoran Desert

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | February 3, 2021 Kathleen Sabol comes to the door of her parents’ Carefree Ranch home in North Scottsdale. The glamorous blonde is wearing subtle-yet-glistening jewelry — pieces she made herself. Sabol...

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