Small But Mighty – How Local, Small Business Drives Economic Engines

By Kathryn M. Miller ~ Small business is a big deal – especially in Arizona where small businesses (those with fewer than 500 employees) make up 97 percent of all employers in the state. In addition, firms with fewer than 100 employees have the largest share of small business employment. Arizona’s small businesses employ 979,412 of the state’s private workforce (45.1 percent), according to the Arizona Small Business Profile, 2016 released by the Small Business Administration, and created 37,864 net new jobs in … [Read More...]


Wild West Days 2016 Aims To Entertain

Jam-packed schedule kicks off November 2 Mark your calendar for the 13th Annual Cave Creek Wild West Days event set for Wednesday through Sunday, November 2 through November 6 to experience rousing fun with family and friends. The popular event kicks off with a bull riding event and dance at 7:30pm on Wednesday, November 2, at The Buffalo Chip. On Thursday, November 3, Harold’s Cave Creek Corral will host a fun Bachelor/Bachelorette Auction. The bidding starts at 7:30pm with live music at 9pm. Registration will be … [Read More...]



Desert Discovery Day At Jewel of the Creek

Children of all ages are invited to explore Jewel of the Creek Preserve, learn about the diversity of life in the desert and to examine the geology and archaeology underlying this magnificent landscape at Desert Discovery Day. Hosted by Desert Foothills Land Trust (DFLT), the free event will be held Saturday, November 19, from 10am-2pm. […]

Artwork by Darrell Thomas

Fine Art And Wine Festival Returns To Carefree November 4-6

Thunderbird Artists kicks off its 35th season with the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival taking place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 4-6 along Ho Hum and Easy Streets in Downtown Carefree. Now in its 23rd year, the Carefree show features 140 renowned, juried artists who will showcase and sell their original work from 10am-5pm […]


Explore A Wonderland Of Reading

PVCC to host Festival of Tales Valley families will enjoy a fun day of reading, literacy and cultural activities for children that includes storytelling, arts and crafts, games, face painting, live music, food trucks and more, as Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) hosts Festival of Tales. The seventh annual event will bring books to life […]

AZ Craft Brewers Guild logo

Summer Celebration For Craft Beer Enthusiasts

The Real, Wild & Woody beer festival returns to the Valley this month, and it is sure to capture the hearts of serious craft brew lovers. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild (, this year’s toast to the state and region’s rare, unique and unconventional brews and brew processes is slated for 2-6pm Saturday, […]

More Posts from this Category